Friday, January 16, 2015

What can a billion dollars buy?

It has been bothering me why the media has been so focused on the attack in France while yet virtually ignoring the atrocities committed by Boko Haram.  Now counterterrorism raids are being conducted in Belgium.  Last we'd heard from Belgium, it look like the Walloons and Flemish were going to part ways.  The refocusing on terrorism may delay this separatist movement a while longer and prevent it from spreading.

I dislike conspiracy theorists for they point the blame of our myopic focus to some secret cabal.  Their explanation is ultimately unprovable (that's what makes conspiracies so enduring) and often too simplistic.  Regardless, my thoughts were that while the attacks in Paris were nothing more than what the appeared (retaliation for political cartoons mocking Islam), the way the media was covering the response was to manipulate our emotions.

Now comes some evidence.  "Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint…..The cash was reportedly funneled into keeping up numbers of protesters in the community over a period of months by bringing in outside activists…...The slew of organizations reportedly created their own online 'echo chamber', by using their extensive social media presences to 'like', repost and comment on articles putting across their point of view."  (Daily Mail)

Soros intentionally manipulated events and caused the media hype and rioting.  Despite this, Soros is unlikely to face charges as the size of his bank account insures the best lawyers will keep him from being bothered unnecessarily.  But if Soros manipulated events after the fact, who else might be at work to keep us focused on radical Muslims in Europe?

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