The news is out! Occupy Wall Street was a scheme financed by George Soros to bring down American capitalism and make himself more powerful and reward all of his rich friends. It’s an attack on freedom so that government and taxes can get bigger. The 1% is funding the 99% to bring about a new world order beneficial to them and duping the 99% in the process.
Well, first, the 1% have been lying for decades to the 99%. We’ve been sold the trickle down economics line time and time again. But it’s not a simple lie that we are told — it’s part of a bigger view of the world that feeds into the worldview of many Americans — the American dream, the if you work hard you can make it better for yourself, the I go it alone mentality. So if it is a means of duping the 99%, well nothing new.
Second, so what if Soros funded OWS? Just because he funds it does not mean that he owns what people do with it. He cannot control the hundreds and thousands of people who have gathered in various cities across the country trying to articulate a vision of democracy and live it out.
The Koch brothers, we know, funded the Tea Party in various guises and certainly got their monies worth. But they tapped into a mindset that already bought into their ideas and were easily convinced to provide the very means by which the Koch brothers could make millions. It’s not clear that Soros has done the same thing. He may want bigger government or more taxes on the middle class or some weird thing.
But does he want the kind of democracy we’ve seen on every street in the occupied cities? Does he want belief in equality and a consensus government like what has formed with Occupy Portland? If he does, he could not bring about anything that would benefit Soros or any other rich person. At best, it will make them equals in a more just society. At worst, it will lead to civil war and a totalitarian state. And we know what happens to the forces behind totalitarian states.