Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous #2

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He loves a leftist.

2. Influence on U.S. elections: Soros once said that removing President George W. Bush from office in 2004 was the “central focus of my life.” He put his money where his mouth is, giving $23.58 million to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating Bush. His early financial support helped jump-start Barack Obama???s political career. Soros hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obama???s announcement that he was running for President.

‘Course, if you do too . . . But that’s another question.

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BREAKING: NY District Attorney throws out assault allegations against New York priest | News | LifeSite

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Baseless accusations.

NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A New York District Attorney (D.A.) has thrown out allegations of assault against well-known priest Fr. George Rutler.

So far, this news has been confirmed by New York parishioner Jonah Bergman, who told LifeSiteNews over Twitter that Rutler told him the good news himself. In response to a tweet by Sohrab Amari saying that the D.A. had refused to charge the priest, Bergman wrote, “Yes, it is true! He is my pastor and he married me and my wife. Answered prayers!”

Also on Facebook, from the public group “news and events” about Fr. Rutler:

Samuel J. Howard shared a link.

This article from LifeSite news summarizes what I understand to be known so far. While I’m not always impressed with LifeSite’s credibility, I do find Ms. McLean to be reliable.

I also know Dr. Jonah Bergman and trust his word…

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Vatican banned blessing of gay unions, but Pope Francis not so sure?

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To go by Jesuit’s America Mag:

While it is unclear how much attention Pope Francis gave the document, Gerry [Gerard O’Connell, its man in Rome] says that it is significant that the document said the pope was “informed” and “assented to its publication,” a more hesitant phrasing than “approved” and “ordered its publication,” the terms the Vatican normally uses.

Statement “may have been rushed past the pope,” the headline says.

Which might explain what “disappointed L.G.B.T. Catholics who had come to appreciate the pope’s more supportive tone.”

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Daily Caller News Foundation Sues Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot For Refusing Interview With White Reporter

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Who does she think she is? is the question.

The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, alleges that Lightfoot’s denial violates the DCNF and Catenacci’s First Amendment rights and Catenacci’s right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment.

“It’s absurd that an elected official believes she can discriminate on the basis of race,” DCNF Editor-in-Chief Ethan Barton said. “Mayor Lightfoot’s decision is clearly blocking press freedom through racial discrimination.”

. . . .

“Racial discrimination has no place in America, especially in the halls of government,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “Mayor Lightfoot’s admitted policy of race-based discrimination is flagrantly illegal and immoral. Simply put, we’re asking the court to find Mayor Lightfoot’s racist abuse unlawful.”

Catenacci said: “Preventing journalists from doing our jobs in such a blatantly discriminatory way is wrong and does a disservice to our…

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NAACP’s Counterfactual Claim About Racial Inequity in Police Stops – Just Facts Daily

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Says this fellow, citing himself.

In a recent Newsweek article, senior reporter Jason Lemon alleges there is “significant data showing” that the U.S. is plagued by “systemic racism.” As evidence of this, he claims the “NAACP found that from 2017 to 2020, Black men were five times more likely than white people to be stopped by law enforcement without a valid reason.”

The hyperlink Lemon uses to support that claim leads to another article by Lemon, which links to an earlier article by Lemon, which dead ends with no link or reference to an actual study or data.

Nice work if you can get it.

As for NAACP,

A search of [its] website revealed a “Criminal Justice Fact Sheet“ that claims: “A Black person is five times more likely to be stopped without just cause than a white person.” The “fact sheet” contains no link or…

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At the Cleveland Public Library a long time ago — ‘Cranks, Hacks, Poverty-stricken Scholars’

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The boy wanted “to become one of them.”

That is probably where I learned to feel at home in a library. I would already have made a list of the books I wanted, and in those pre-internet days I relied on the massive card catalogues and trusted in serendipity.

Some of my fellow library-goers at first seemed scary to this suburban kid. Old men, perhaps younger than I am today, wearing too many items of clothing, murmuring and reading close to the page with magnifying glasses. I wished to become one of them.

They seemed free to ignore what others thought of them, intent on the words they held to their noses. I read Louis MacNeice’s “The British Museum Reading Room” (1939) and thought again of those contented old men:

“Cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars,

In pince-nez, period hats or romantic beards
And cherishing their hobby or their doom . …

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George Soros – The Man Behind the Mayhem

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In a 1998 Sixty Minutes interview, Soros told of his time as a 15-year-old in his native Hungary disguised as a non-Jew under Nazi rule, watching the conquerors at work, in this account by financial writer David Haggith.

Even in this unmanipulated version of the interview, Soros makes the peculiar statement that it was “not at all” difficult for him to travel with his Nazi protector and watch the man confiscate the property of his fellow Jews.

It didn’t trouble him in the least because he wasn’t the one doing it.

While Soros was not the one actually seizing the property of his fellow people, as the fake news versions make it sound, I have to think most people with a conscience would experience duress just watching what was happening to their own people.

That Soros says it wasn’t the least bit difficult indicates some pathology had already set…

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Ancient Philosophy’s Return Amidst the Triumph of the Therapeutic

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The Me Century.

What we have today is a fragile culture centered on the self’s needs and wants, which sociologist Philip Rieff aptly called therapeutic.

In his 1966 classic The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud, he observed modern changes in the deep structures of custom and belief as resulting in a whole new outlook. [Emphasis added]

Something aggressive this way must come in the living of one’s life.

(Not to allocate praise for oneself, but I do recall decades ago in Oak Park, watching the elementary school board at work and calling it — the approach, style, etc. — therapeutic, which I surely wrote down somewhere.)

Another word-bite from the article, out of Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal:

Rieff’s work was one of the first sustained efforts to make sense of the transition from a culture based on faith to a…

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