October 23, 2018
So. People want to blow up George Soros.
Clearly, this is the fault of orange man who spreads vitriolic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about this noble progressive Jew.
An explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox at the Westchester County home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who is a favorite target of right-wing groups, the authorities said.
A law enforcement official confirmed that the device was found near Mr. Soros’s home. It did not explode on its own, and bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” it, the official said.
Federal and state law enforcement officials responded to the scene in Katonah, N.Y., a hamlet in the upscale town of Bedford in northern Westchester, after the Bedford Police Department received a call about a suspicious package at about 3:45 p.m.
“An employee of the residence opened the package, revealing what appeared to be an explosive device,” the police said in a statement. “The employee placed the package in a wooded area and called the Bedford police.”
Mr. Soros was not home at the time.
The police said they had turned the case over to the F.B.I., which did not immediately respond to requests for comment. In a tweet late Monday night, the bureau’s New York office said it was conducting an investigation “at and around a residence in Bedford” and that there was no threat to public safety.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did not respond to a request for comment.
Mr. Soros, who was born in Hungary, made his fortune running a hedge fund and is now a full-time philanthropist and political activist. He donates frequently to Democratic candidates and progressive causes and has given at least $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations to promote democracy and human rights around the world.
His activism has made him a villain to conservative groups and the target of anti-Semitic smears. Roseanne Barr called him a Nazi in an infamous tweetstorm, and just this month, Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, falsely speculated that Mr. Soros had funded a caravan of migrants moving north toward Mexico. There is no evidence that Mr. Soros paid thousands of migrants to storm the border. Nor is there evidence that Democrats support the effort, as President Trump has said.
Mr. Soros became a major political donor in the United States during George W. Bush’s presidency. He spent millions backing John Kerry’s unsuccessful bid to deny Mr. Bush a second term, was an early backer of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and contributed more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes during the 2016 election cycle.
I’m just going to say again that while I understand people’s rage, this is absolutely not what people should be doing.
I don’t know if this was a false flag or not, but the fact that when I see this I immediately think “probably a false flag” is enough to understand how this is not good.
We will know if it was a false flag based on whether or not someone is arrested for it (nb4 – yes, they could arrest some mentally ill patsy and it still be a false flag – that has to be evaluated when it happens, however).
This would very obviously be the perfect hoax upon which to base a claim that Donald Trump and others drawing attention to the crimes of this perfidious Jew are inspiring violence. As Trump has been ramping up his rhetoric about Soros in light of the caravan, it would be the perfect time for such a hoax.
It looks very much like the work of the Midnight Jew Crew.
If not, then it is just as bad as the Midnight Jew Crew.
So, whatever turns out to be the case, I want to again make the point I always do: terrorism of any kind always hurts our side.
And I mean that in all truth – I’m not just saying it to protect myself from being prosecuted for condoning terrorism.
It is literally impossible to have our revolution through some kind of uprising where we fight the government. There is absolutely zero chance of that being possible. If the government was falling apart, and there was some reasonable argument that we could be taking down the government, I would at least acknowledge that it was possible. It just isn’t. You are not going to fight the US military. All that any kind of violence from our side does is tighten the noose at this point, as well as make legitimate dissent more difficult.
This could well result – and probably will result – in Republicans dialing back attacks on George Soros. That is objectively bad.