Saturday, May 10, 2014
MoveOn - a Disturbing Soros Organization
It's Saturday, so let's play What If. ~~~~~ WHAT IF there were a Non-Governmental Organization called MoveOn, which had mounted so many controversial publicity campaigns deemed to be against the spirit of America that it had been criticized : (1). by the Anti- Defamation League and others when a member-submitted ad which drew parallels between President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler was submitted to the MoveOn online ad contest "Bush in 30 Seconds." The ad was part of an online MoveOn-sponsored contest during the 2004 presidential election, in which members were invited to create and submit political ads challenging President Bush and his administration. The advertisement was quickly pulled off the website. (2). by Fox News, which criticized MoveOn after it successfully encouraged the 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates not to attend two debates sponsored by the network. Fox News advisor David Rhodes and the network's commentators Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly also made accusations that MoveOn.org "owns" the Democratic Party and George Soros owns MoveOn.org. (3). by 31 Republican senators and one independent senator, who criticized MoveOn for running a print ad that questioned the personal integrity of General David Petraeus, with headlines such as "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" and "Cooking the Books for the White House," so that on September 20, 2007, the Senate passed an amendment by Republican John Cornyn of Texas designed to "strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus". All 49 Republican Senators, as well as 22 Democratic Senators, voted in support. The House passed a similar resolution by a 341 to 79 vote on September 26, 2007. Because of this, on September 20, 2007, The Washington Post wrote : "Democrats blamed the group MoveOn for giving moderate Republicans a ready excuse for staying with Bush and for giving Bush and his supporters a way to divert attention away from the war." The New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt later stated in an op-ed that MoveOn was mistakenly charged US$77,000 less for the ad than it should have been under Times policies, and MoveOn announced that it would pay the difference. MoveOn ran more ads using a 'betrayal theme, with TV spots targeting former President Bush and former Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani specifically. As a Republican presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani placed a New York Times ad on September 14, 2007 and asked for and received a similar reduced fee as MoveOn, paying US$65,000. (5). by those who accuse Google and MoveOn of selective adherence to trademark law for removing ads from Google Adwords for Maine Senator Susan Collins, citing infringement of MoveOn trademarks. "Wired" stated on October 15, 2007 that the "left-leaning political advocacy group MoveOn is backing down" and will allow Google to show the ads. MoveOn communications director Jennifer Lindenauer said: "We don't want to support a policy that denies people freedom of expression." (6). by the Daily Show and Bill Kristol for mailing to MoveOn members on June 17, 2008, a statement saying that it had produced "the most effective TV ad we've ever created." The ad depicted a mother telling Republican and former presidential nominee John McCain that she will not let him use her infant son, Alex, as a soldier in the war in Iraq. Subsequent to the ad's release, Jon Stewart on his Daily Show, "praised" MoveOn for "10 years of making even people who agree with you cringe." New York Times op/ed contributor Bill Kristol criticized the ad in an essay, including pointing to the fact that the "United States has an all-volunteer Army. Alex won’t be drafted, and his mommy can’t enlist him. He can decide when he’s an adult whether he wants to enlst or not. (You can google MoveOn for the full details.) ~~~~~ And WHAT IF the same MoveOn had circulated a petition online in defense of Boko Haram, the jihadist terrorist group that kidnapped 287 Nigerian schoolgirls. Here’s what the petition, posted before the kidnappings, actually said before MoveOn took it down : "Reject 'Terrorist' Designation for Boko Haram Petition by AfricaFocus Bulletin (William Minter). To be delivered to Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State, Eric Holder, Attorney General, Representatives Henry Waxman, Bennie Thompson, Chris Smith and 6 other targets. Petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and Members of Congress : We urge you not to support the formal designation of Boko Haram in Nigeria as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). Such a move would be a counterproductive mistake with far-reaching negative consequences for both Americans and Nigerians. It is correct for the United States to join the vast majority of Nigerians in condemning the group for the brutal violence it has nflicted on innocent civilians in Nigeria and their threats to national unity and security n that country But U.S. government designation of the group as a FTO, as currently proposed by several Members of Congress and some officials in the the Department of Justice, would increase rather than diminish the threat from Boko Haram. It would give the group additional visibility and credibility among international terrorist networks. It would increase the chances that the group would direct its attacks against U.S. targets. Most significantly, it would reinforce militarization of Nigerian government actions against the group. Repressive actions by Nigerian security forces in the past have already contributed to increasing support for Boko Haram among those affected. What is needed instead is a multifaceted strategy. Such a strategy must include not only security measures to protect civilians but also flexible diplomacy and serious attention to development issues, particularly in the disadvantaged North of Nigeria where Boko Haram finds support. FTO designation would also cause enormous collateral damage, making it difficult for both the U.S. government and non-profit groups to address humanitarian and development issues, particularly in the North. It would hamper any efforts by third parties to encourage dialogue and it would introduce new tensions into U.S.-Nigerian relations. It would also pose serious bureaucratic obstacles to travel and family remittances for Nigerian Americans and other Nigerians resident in the United States. The Nigerian government is well aware of the counterproductive effects of a FTO designation for Boko Haram and has expressed its opposition. So have more than 20 of the top U.S. scholars on Nigeria. We urge you to heed their informed advice. To endorse this petition as an organization, please send the name of your organization and contact details – We need 200 signatures." ~~~~~ Dear readers, as you have concluded, this is not a WHAT IF. MoveOn exists. MoveOn is made up of two legal entities, each organized under a different section of US tax and election laws. MoveOn Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. MoveOn Civic Action focuses on education and advocacy on national issues. MoveOn Political Action is a federal political action committee that contributes to the campaigns of many candidates across the country. According to a 2004 article in the Washington Post : MoveOn originally drew support from "some wealthy liberals determined to defeat Bush. They include financier George Soros who gave $1.46 million to the MoveOn Voter Fund (in the form of matching funds to recruit additional small donors); Peter B. Lewis, chief executive of the Progressive Corp., who gave $500,000 to the MoveOn Voter Fund; and Linda Pritzker, of the Hyatt hotel family, and her Sustainable World Corp., who gave $4 million." The sister organization launched by MoveOn is AVAAZ, which carries out similar activities internationally. The real WHAT IF is this -- What If the 7 million Americans who send donations to MoveOn came to realize that they are supporting the George Soros flagship organization that is accused of controlling Barack Obama and the Democrat Party as part of the Soros effort to scrap the US Constitution and pull America into the "progressive" leftist-socialist Soros-led hegemony that wants to crush America's voice for individual freedom and liberty. Would the contributions continue???