91-Year-old George Soros, instead of counting how many more days he has on Planet Earth, is busy plotting and scheming the overthrow of elected Governments and upcoming business organisations.
This Hungarian-American Jewish billionaire is assiduously building up his Terminator image to cause fear and consternation among Nations and men. This trait can be traced to his teenage years when his predominant activity was masquerading as a ‘Christian’ and helping the Nazis to identify his fellow Jewish men, women and children, and pack them off to various gas chambers, and thereafter assisting in confiscating their properties. His rendezvous with heinous people and their horrifying deeds have made him into a Schadenfreude – feeling pleasure or amusement in response to other people’s misfortunes, pain, humiliation, and mistakes.
It has been a very long journey from being an active associate of Nazi mass murderers to that a currency speculator. Today, George Soros enjoys a reputation as a legendary Hedge Fund Manager and has built up a great reputation as “the man who broke the Bank of England.” His hand is also suspected behind the Asian Financial Crisis that crippled Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
In 1979, he started the Open Society Foundations with a grandiose mission to build vibrant and inclusive democracies who’s Governments will be accountable to their people! This set the tone for his entry from finance into political disruption. The transfer of $32 billion to fund the Open Society was an ingenious masterstroke that gave him unrestricted access to disgruntled but ambitious bureaucrats, journalists, human rights activists, missionary gangs, social workers and violent organisations operating as NGOs in over 120 countries.
Any revolt, rebellion or uprising could be engineered through these organisations, enabling him to don the mantle of a kingmaker. Instead of demolishing banks, he would demolish Governments that were not his liking. Controversial and shady organisations that have been recipients of his largesse include Adalah, the legal centre for Arab rights in Israel, Al-Haq, Gisha, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, to name a few.
But his tentacles extend beyond NGOs, and have penetrated media outlets, think tanks and universities. Specifically, the Open Society network has transformed into a “meta-NGO” that can effectively “Govern” other organisations along transnational rather than local lines, says author D. Stone in The Transnational Norms of the Open Society Institute- Policy and Politics”. Many of the NGOs on his payroll can generate persistently negative falsehoods, are capable of intensive lobbying for international sanctions and boycotts against any country, and fund and organise mass agitations and political advocacy. Fully aware that his machinations across the globe would incur the wrath of many Nations and world leaders, with cunning perspicacity, Soros has issued a general-purpose disclaimer “As I survey my foundation’s network, I cannot give a proper accounting of the far-reaching and varied activities going on inside because I am not aware of them all”! Soros has extended his financial link to cover over 30 major news organisations in the USA and elsewhere to ensure that the media maintains silence about his activities.
Soros’s latest obsession and mission is to manipulate political narratives in India. For this purpose, the Open Society Foundation has cultivated and purchased journalists, left-leaning intellectuals, economists, politicians, advocates, and RTI activists. As the 2024 General Elections are getting near, Soros is gearing up to lead a comprehensive assault on PM Narendra Modi and his team of industrialists and bankers, to blunt India’s growth momentum. Buoyed by the success of having ambushed Adani, the next series of engagements will involve more diatribe, calumny, slander, and crass demonisation.
The two Asian tigers- China and India are on a course of Walt Rostow’s economic flight path, in ascending mode, while the Western Nations have entered the descent mode. While Russia has been manoeuvred to get badly entangled in Ukraine, China stands poised and locked with India and Taiwan for an imminent fierce battle. In this battle between Asian Nations, the West hopes to retain its leadership role while relegating all Asian Nations to self-sabotage their growth success stories.
Thus, the axis of Putin-Xi Jinping-Modi needs to be broken to prolong the supremacy of the West. George Soros steps in, confident that his hand of anarchy can contribute to the decimation and rout of the Asian giants. Only Xi-Jinping can change the route map prepared by the West. Even a temporary truce and withdrawal of forces unconditionally would mean that the West would have to reset and recalculate the route map.
A national voter consolidation in India to back Modi to continue the forward momentum of the Nation for the next five years would be India’s best way to twist the foreign hand of anarchy.
(The writer is former Director General of the National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics & Multi-Disciplinary School of Economic Intelligence India, Fellow, James Martin Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies, USA)