Billionaire liberal activist George Soros announced today that he plans to donate $100 million to Human Rights Watch (HRW) – a “non-partisan, watch dog” organization that purports to alert the United Nations on human rights abuses. HRW, however, is better known for demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay and civilian trials for its detainees.
Soros said his intention was to transform the organization into an international force by expanding its presence in “emerging power centers,” including Brazil, Mexico, India and China.
Soros has long sought to undermine domestic and foreign policies – everything from marriage and life to U.S. support for Israel – through his active funding of counter-cultural groups including: Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good(pro-abortion), EMILY’s List (pro-abortion), National Organization for Women (NOW), Planned Parenthood (pro- abortion), Moveon.org, Democracy Alliance (progressive grassroots organization), Human Rights Campaign (pro-GLBT agenda), Open Society Institute (promotes “sex workers” rights, drug legalization, euthanasia, etc.), Earth Institute (“Green” agenda), the Center for American Progress (Think-tank for Obama Administration), Media Matters, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
In an interview with The New York Times, Soros’ long-standing hatred for all that the Bush administration represented seemed still fresh:
“I’m afraid the United States has lost the moral high ground under the Bush administration, but the principles that Human Rights Watch promotes have not lost their universal applicability,” he said. “So to be more effective, I think the organization has to be seen as more international, less an American organization.”
This is the first in a series of large financial gifts Soros plans to make – and he has the resources to do so. In the last eight months, Soros’ company, Quantum Endowment, profited greatly from the financial market chaos –and earned him $3.3 billion in fees and profits.
Interestingly, not every liberal is pleased with the donation. Liberal lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz wrote on his blog:
“Who is watching Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s best-financed and most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true.
“Human Rights Watch no longer deserves the support of real human rights advocates. Nor should its so-called reporting be credited by objective news organizations.”
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