Just as I called out the sanctimonious left for being silent on Chinese totalitarianism, who steps up to the plate but their billionaire de facto leader George Soros. The conundrum that I am having with this piece is that he is right. China is all that and more. Soros issued a warning on Thursday that advancements in the field of artificial intelligence pose a “mortal threat” to humanity when they’re made by repressive regimes. Note the qualifying article of speech at the end of that sentence; “repressive regimes.”
Soros spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos where he exclaimed, “This makes Chinese president Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of open societies.” Xi is the antithesis of Soros. He is the yin to his yang. One is the danger to open societies and one is the danger to closed. Soros doesn’t care about the Chinese people. He didn’t care about the British when he famously bet against Sterling in the 1990s and wreaked havoc on the English people. His concern is that his world view of open borders, a one-world currency et al. will be made much more difficult as China holds almost half the world’s population. Artificial Intelligence will indeed work against this.
The 88-year-old Hungarian-American money-changer has spent billions of his own money funding so-called human rights projects and liberal democratic ventures around the world. Depending upon where you stand, Soros has been on the wrong side of every issue. In fact, there are those who think he is the most dangerous man in the world.
According to the Capital Research Center, an investigative think tank, Soros has funded radical movements such as Black Lives Matter, the racist group UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza, or “the race”), the communist-connected outfit Color of Change, and the agitation group Center for Media and Democracy. He was also a vocal advocate for failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and is an avowed foe of President Donald Trump, and is thought to be a financier behind organized Antifa (“anti-fascist action”) riots and the anti-Trump “resistance” movement.
Both Xi and Soros are proposing economies that should never be. Soros is correct in his anti-Xi rhetoric and the deleterious effects it will have on the Chinese people and the world, albeit for the wrong reasons. His economy is one of fable and exits in a world without borders, sovereignty, language and culture. Soros realizes that his end-game and that of Xi are the same. Dictators throughout history have all had this game plan. It is nothing new. Elite power held by an elite few, whether it is with a border known as a country (China) or without. Soros is right and probably jealous that he will never have the artificial intelligence of Xi necessary to obtain his world view.
These economies are both forms of totalitarianism at their roots. The useful idiots of Marx’s left are those that can be controlled without understanding why. Those involved in the Soros groups mentioned above are the lemmings of today. “Tearing it all down man,” is really no different than the thought control of Xi. The same result is usually obtained. A few at the top will control the economy and its workers. Xi is attempting what Huxley portrayed in his Brave New World fable, that the Epsilons of life will do the menial labor, and a few Alphas will lead the remainder. It has been since the fall of man that we should continue to war and endure the economic tug of war between the proletariat and the bourgeois. Xi and Soros are the economic Alpha’s of our time, with either of their scenarios ending in peril.
Editor’s note: Could it be that we actually agree with Soros for a change? Also the New York Times has compiled a series of articles and the oppression and totalitarian acts by China that extend into the free world. Perhaps a united front of some kind will come out of this that sees China for what it is.