The Modern David vs. Goliath

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Big Government statists, Globalists, and collectivists, by every metric but one, are predominant to the limited-government conservatives.

They are superior in funds, organization, lobbbyists, and they control the dissemination of information by the main stream media, and the schools.

Of course, the one measure in which conservatives prevail is rectitude.

Truly a David vs. Goliath tale.





The progression is so common that there is a "law" that applies:

1. O'Sullivan's First Law (a.k.a. O'Sullivan's Law), paraphrased by George Will as stating that any institution that is not libertarian and classically liberal will, over time, become collectivist and statist.

a. O'Sullivan's First Law: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing. I cite as supporting evidence the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, and the Episcopal Church.

The reason is, of course, that people who staff such bodies tend to be the sort who don't like private profit, business, making money, the current organization of society, and, by extension, the Western world. At which point Michels's Iron Law of Oligarchy takes over — and the rest follows.
John O'Sullivan on O'Sullivan's First Law on National Review Online






The scenario unfolds, as follows.....

2. One hundred years ago there were only eighteen American tax-exempt private foundations. Today there are more than sixteen thousand.

3. The U.S. not-for-profit sector is the world's seventh-largest economy. The foundations sit on over five hundred billion untaxed and largely unregulated dollars. Some of the biggest foundations give away more in a year than some nations' GDP. The power of a few of these foundations rival that of our own federal government, as well as the power of countries like Russia, France, and Great Britain....and influence how, where and why money is being spent.

...more specifically toward a disturbing ideological agenda shared by many of them. We wanted to know how many of these large foundations, started by successful pro-business Americans, had turned so anti-business and in some cases downright anti-American.

4. Why were environmental organizations lobbying Washington on issues that had nothing to do with the environment? Why were labor organizations lobbying on issues that had nothing to do with workers? Why were foundations funding pro-socialist and pro-communist textbooks and lessons in schools?





5. ...beginning in the 1940s, radical elements inside the United States had recognized that there were these were the huge piles of money just sitting inside multiple large foundations and endowments all across the country. These big government collectivists, globalists, socialists, and communists realized that if they could get into positions of power, say on the boards of directors at the foundations or the endowments, they could steer the money any way they wanted. And that was exactly what they did.

6. It was like having a tray of financial syringes. Any cause that met their radical agenda received huge injections of cash. Any cause that ran counter to their agenda received huge injections of poison and found themselves beset by opposition groups with bottomless wells of support. They used their money to cozy up to politicians, influence public policy, and elect their own candidates.

7. If the people who had started many of these foundations were alive today, they'd be stunned to discover what was going on.
From the novel "Full Black," by Brad Thor
 

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wow, good analogy and some very interesting facts
 
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wow, good analogy and some very interesting facts
And....the fiduciary calculations....comparison....is astounding:

The top dog of the Big Government statists, Globalists, and collectivists is George Soros. Not only the brains behind the movement, but the banker of same.

When people became aware of the huge contributions that Soros was using to corrupt the political system, the Leftist deflect by claiming that there was some sort of balance by right-wing funding.
The face they put on it was the Koch Brothers.




But here are the facts:

1. As of 2009, the financial assets of the 115 major tax-exempt foundations of the Left add up to $104.56 billion. Not only is this total not less than the financial assets of the 75 foundations of the Right, it was more than ten times greater!
["The New Leviathan," David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, p. 8]

a. Bradley, Olin, Scaife, the “Big Three” conservative foundations, not one has assets exceeding $1 billion. (Olin has been defunct since 2005).


i. Scaife Foundation has assets totaling $244 million.
ii. Bradley Foundation, $623 million.


b. Fourteen of the Left-wing foundations have assets of more than $1 billion.... including Gates, Ford, Robert Wood Johnson, Hewlett, Kellogg, Packard, MacArthur, Mellon, Rockefeller, Casey, Carnegie, Simons, Heinz, and the Open Society Institute.

i. Ford alone has 16 times what Bradley has.
ii. Soros has claimed that he has donated over $7 billion to his Open Society organizations.
iii. The leading Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $33 billion.




2. With over $100 billion in tax-exempt assets at their disposal, left-wing foundations have been able to invest massively greater amounts in their beneficiary groups. Ford gave more in one year than Scaife in 40 years!!!


a. “By compiling a computerized record of nearly all his contributions over the last four decades, The Washington Post found that Scaife and his family's charitable entities have given at least $340 million to conservative causes and institutions… The Ford Foundation gave away $491 million in 1998 alone.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpsrv/politics/special/clinton/stories/scaifemain050299.htm


Again....David vs. Goliath.
 

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As 2010 made clear, money doesn't always win you an election. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker was outraised by his union backed opponent and still won, heavily.
 

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Actually, it's people vs the big money greedy rich lying Pubs and their brainwashed dupes, like you dingbats...the Koch bros and a few other billionnaire a-holes spend a heluva lot more paying the GW deniers, supporting polluters and worker screwers, than Soros does supporting fact checkers and truth tellers. But carry on, misinformed twits lol...
 

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Actually, it's people vs the big money greedy rich lying Pubs and their brainwashed dupes, like you dingbats...the Koch bros and a few other billionnaire a-holes spend a heluva lot more paying the GW deniers, supporting polluters and worker screwers, than Soros does supporting fact checkers and truth tellers. But carry on, misinformed twits lol...
You really are quite the one trick pony.
 
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Actually, it's people vs the big money greedy rich lying Pubs and their brainwashed dupes, like you dingbats...the Koch bros and a few other billionnaire a-holes spend a heluva lot more paying the GW deniers, supporting polluters and worker screwers, than Soros does supporting fact checkers and truth tellers. But carry on, misinformed twits lol...


Seems not only are you mathematics challenged...but you can't read either.


I gave you the numbers above....and it is clearly the Liberal/Progressive/DeathPanelDemocrats who are the billionaires influencing political directions.

For purposes of clarity.....please advise:
Are you a moron or a liar?


Both?
 
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Actually, it's people vs the big money greedy rich lying Pubs and their brainwashed dupes, like you dingbats...the Koch bros and a few other billionnaire a-holes spend a heluva lot more paying the GW deniers, supporting polluters and worker screwers, than Soros does supporting fact checkers and truth tellers. But carry on, misinformed twits lol...

And, speaking of Left-wing globalist communist billionaires.....


1. Soros money supported and catalyzed theMcCain-Feingold Act, which banned ‘soft money,’ stripping the two major parties of their financial base. This allowed Soros to create a “Shadow Party,” designed to funnel massive amounts of capital into organizations that would assume the role that the political parties traditionally played.


a. A 527 group is a private, tax-exempt political organization set up under Section 527 of the U.S. tax code. Such groups have been around for years but never took center stage until 2004, when they became major players. That's because McCain-Feingold shut the door on unlimited contributions (so-called "soft money") to political parties, so that many of the big-dollar donations began flowing to 527 groups instead. McCain-Feingold at Rest - Reason.com



2. The Shadow Party was born July 17, 2003, at Soros’s estate. It created the largest and most powerful juggernaut in American history.

Present were Madeleine Albright, John Podesta, John Pope (director of the Sierra Club), Andy Stern (SEIU), among others. The basic structure of the Shadow Party was a network of seven 527 organizations.



And what do you say..boyyyyeeee????
 

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The OP is THE BIG LIE, AND PUBS ALSO LIE ABOUT ALL THE DETAILS, DUPES. THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOSING TO THE GREEDY RICH PUBS FOR 33 YEARS...

Voodoo wrecked and IS WRECKING the nonrich to the point where demand for products and services has dried up, along with their savings...before the corruption and cronyism housing and credit meltdown of 2008- while the rich have quadrupled their wealth...

Memorize the facts, hater dupes:1. WORKERS past 63 years worker productivity has grown by 2.0% per year.But after 1980, workers received a smaller share every year. Labor’s share of income (1992 = 100%):1950 = 101%1960 = 105%1970 = 105%1980 = 105% – Reagan1990 = 100%2000 = 96%2007 = 92%A 13% drop since 1980A 13% drop since 1980

2. THE TOP 10% GET A LARGER SHARE.Share of National Income going to Top 10%:1950 = 35%1960 = 34%1970 = 34%1980 = 34% – Reagan1990 = 40%2000 = 47%2007 = 50% TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS.Household Debt as percentage of GDP:1965 = 46%1970 = 45%1980 = 50% – Reagan1990 = 61%2000 = 69%2007 = 95% An increase of 16% since Reagan.

3. WORKERS COMPENSATED FOR THE LOSS OF INCOME BY SPENDING THEIR SAVINGS.The savings Rose up to Reagan and fell during and after.1950 = 6.0%1960 = 7.0%1970 = 8.5%1980 = 10.0% – Reagan1982 = 11.2% – Peak1990 = 7.0%2000 = 2.0%2006 = -1.1% (Negative = withdrawing from savings)4. Household Debt as percentage of GDP:1965 = 46%1970 = 45%1980 = 50% – Reagan1990 = 61%2000 = 69%2007 = 95%A 45% increase after 1980.

5. SO THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICHEST AND THE POOREST HAS GROWN.Gap Between the Share of Capital Income earned by the top 1%and the bottom 80%:1980 = 10%2003 = 56%A 5.6 times increase.

6. AND THE AMERICAN DREAM IS GONE.The Probabilityy of Moving Up from the Bottom 40% to the Top 40%:1945 = 12%1958 = 6%1990 = 3%2000 = 2%A 10% Decrease.Links:1 = ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/pf/totalf1.txt1 = https://www.clevelandfed.org/Researc...s/No7Nov04.pdf1 = Clipboard01.jpg (image)2 – Congratulations to Emmanuel Saez | The White House3 = http://www.demos.org/inequality/imag...ving_thumb.gif3 = http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/...&LastYear=20104 = http://www.prudentbear.com/index.php...or-debt-of-gdp4 = FRB: Z.1 Release--Financial Accounts of the United States--June 6, 20135/6 = Wealth And Inequality In America - Business Insider
 
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The OP is THE BIG LIE, AND PUBS ALSO LIE ABOUT ALL THE DETAILS, DUPES. THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOSING TO THE GREEDY RICH PUBS FOR 33 YEARS...

Voodoo wrecked and IS WRECKING the nonrich to the point where demand for products and services has dried up, along with their savings...before the corruption and cronyism housing and credit meltdown of 2008- while the rich have quadrupled their wealth...

Memorize the facts, hater dupes:1. WORKERS past 63 years worker productivity has grown by 2.0% per year.But after 1980, workers received a smaller share every year. Labor’s share of income (1992 = 100%):1950 = 101%1960 = 105%1970 = 105%1980 = 105% – Reagan1990 = 100%2000 = 96%2007 = 92%A 13% drop since 1980A 13% drop since 1980

2. THE TOP 10% GET A LARGER SHARE.Share of National Income going to Top 10%:1950 = 35%1960 = 34%1970 = 34%1980 = 34% – Reagan1990 = 40%2000 = 47%2007 = 50% TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS.Household Debt as percentage of GDP:1965 = 46%1970 = 45%1980 = 50% – Reagan1990 = 61%2000 = 69%2007 = 95% An increase of 16% since Reagan.

3. WORKERS COMPENSATED FOR THE LOSS OF INCOME BY SPENDING THEIR SAVINGS.The savings Rose up to Reagan and fell during and after.1950 = 6.0%1960 = 7.0%1970 = 8.5%1980 = 10.0% – Reagan1982 = 11.2% – Peak1990 = 7.0%2000 = 2.0%2006 = -1.1% (Negative = withdrawing from savings)4. Household Debt as percentage of GDP:1965 = 46%1970 = 45%1980 = 50% – Reagan1990 = 61%2000 = 69%2007 = 95%A 45% increase after 1980.

5. SO THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICHEST AND THE POOREST HAS GROWN.Gap Between the Share of Capital Income earned by the top 1%and the bottom 80%:1980 = 10%2003 = 56%A 5.6 times increase.

6. AND THE AMERICAN DREAM IS GONE.The Probabilityy of Moving Up from the Bottom 40% to the Top 40%:1945 = 12%1958 = 6%1990 = 3%2000 = 2%A 10% Decrease.Links:1 = ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/pf/totalf1.txt1 = https://www.clevelandfed.org/Researc...s/No7Nov04.pdf1 = Clipboard01.jpg (image)2 – Congratulations to Emmanuel Saez | The White House3 = http://www.demos.org/inequality/imag...ving_thumb.gif3 = http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/...&LastYear=20104 = http://www.prudentbear.com/index.php...or-debt-of-gdp4 = FRB: Z.1 Release--Financial Accounts of the United States--June 6, 20135/6 = Wealth And Inequality In America - Business Insider



Post #4- don't try to change the subject, you dope.


IN YOUR FACE!!!!




You are living proof that manure can sprout legs and walk.
 
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Soros is the boss of the Liberal/Progressive/DeathPanelDemocrat Shadow Party.




And, in today's news:

"Obama Picks Soros Crony to Lead NSA Probe

When President Obama needs help, he can always turn to one of the Soros inner circle. In a speech on Jan. 17, Obama announced that his new Presidential Counsel John Podesta will lead a "comprehensive review of Big Data and privacy," following the NSA privacy scandal that has dogged his administration.

What he didn't mention was that Podesta is the founder of the liberal Center for American Progress. CAP has gotten $7.3 million from liberal billionaire George Soros since 2000 and was one of the keystone liberal think tanks founded after the Democrats lost the 2004 election."
Obama Picks Soros Crony to Lead NSA Probe | CNS News



When Soros told him what to do, ya' think Obama yelled "Yes Boss!" and saluted?
 

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One day the RW'ers are calling for smaller government, and claiming much of its spending can be replaced by the private sector, charity, etc.,

and the next day they're complaining that that same sector is evil because too many liberals are donating too much to it.

Elegant!!!!!!!!
 

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As I've said before, populism is a crutch for those unwilling to think critically.
The pipe in your avatar makes everything you write come across with the icy authority of an irreproachable elder statesman ~


I will need to see that pipe, sir - please step out of line....

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