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Facebook billionaire gives another $20M to defeat Donald Trump one month after donating $15M to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats

I quit Facebook two years ago. Don’t. Miss. It. At. All.

Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz

From Daily Mail: A billionaire Facebook founder has agreed to donate $20 million to defeat Donald Trump just weeks before the election.

Dustin Moskovitz, 32, announced his latest donation in a post he wrote for Medium earlier this month, stating: ‘The events of the past few weeks have only deepened my conviction that Hillary is the best choice for America. I hope that these contributions will help make that outcome a reality.’

Just one month prior, Moskovitz revealed in another Medium post that he has donated $15 million to help elect Clinton and other Democrats. But despite these staggering donations, many in the Democratic party know very little about Moskovitz, who is worth $10.7billion according to Forbes.

Moskovitz explained his reasons for supporting Clinton and his disdain for Trump in his September Medium post. ‘We cannot ignore the remarkable alignment between these two visions for society and the choices in this year’s election. The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world,’ wrote Moskovitz.

‘We believe their positions, especially on immigration, which purport to improve the lives of Americans, would in practice hurt citizens and noncitizens alike. In contrast, the Democratic Party, and Hillary Clinton in particular, is running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit.’

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A vision of mutual benefit…

Moskovitz is not the only major Facebook employee to support Clinton during this election.  Chris Hughes and his husband Sean Eldridge held a fundraiser at their $5million Soho apartment for Clinton last year. Hughes is now worth an estimated $850 million and was the owner and publisher of The New Republic before selling the magazine this past February.

Half of the $20million Moskovitz and his wife, journalist Cari Tuna, are giving will go to the League of Conservation Voters and to a political action committee called For Our Future. The latter group is a get-out-the-vote effort in battleground states that is paid for primarily by labor unions and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer (who funds the Black Lives Matter groups).

Moskovitz and Tuna also are giving directly to Clinton’s campaign and to party committees helping Senate and congressional Democrats.

Moskovitz became the youngest self-made billionaire in history when Facebook went public. He and Tuna, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, also recently joined forces to create the philanthropic organization Good Ventures. The couple live together near Silicon Valley.

‘As a nation, we need to figure out how to bring everyone with us, and we believe the Democratic platform currently is more aligned with ensuring that happens,’ wrote Moskovitz on Medium.

Hillary trying

Hillary trying to bring everyone with her…

‘In comparison, Donald Trump’s promises to this group are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver. His proposals are so implausible that the nation is forced to worry that his interest in the presidency might not even extend beyond winning a contest and promoting his personal brand.’

Politico reports that before this cycle, Moskovitz’s only recorded political donations had been $5,200 to the failed 2014 House bid of Eldridge in New York, who lost his race by 30 points.

Only Steyer has given more this year to Democrats, campaign finance records show. The Californian has put up almost $40 million so far, to promote environmental issues and help elect Clinton and other Democrats.  Steyer is worth far less than Moskovitz however, with a net worth of just $1.61billion.

Facebook investor Peter Thiel, who is also the founder of Paypal, has donated $1.25million to the campaign of Donald Trump.

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The white élites who fund Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement began in 2013 with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media, after the acquittal of half-Latino George Zimmerman in the shooting death of black Trayvon Martin. In 2014, BLM attained national prominence for its violent street demonstrations and protests after the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City.

On July 7, 2016, reacting to the officer-involved deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, a black Army reservist named Micah Johnson shot 12 police officers in Dallas, killing 5 and wounding 7, as well as wounding 2 civilians. We are told that before Johnson was killed by a police robot, he said that “he was upset about Black Lives Matter”, and that “he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

A day later, on July 8, more than 100 people were arrested in nationwide BLM protests, most notably in Baton Rouge, LA, and Rochester, NY. 

Responding to the Dallas shooting, the New Black Panthers (NBP) — in the person of Mauricelm-Lei Millere, an NBP advisor and head of the African American Defense League — called on “gangs” across America to attack police. Millere wrote in a Facebook post:

“We are Calling on every gang (Crips and Bloods) and gangsta across the four corners to put in some work because these racist crackas have put themselves in your business. It’s time for the Crips and Blood to shed some blood.”

In another post, he encouraged people to also kill firemen because “they are on the same side” as the police. [Source]

New Black Panthers leader Babu Omowale even boasted that NBP will take over 5 southern states — Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia — to create their own “nation within a nation”.

Mauricelm-Lei Millere, Babu Omowale

So who or what exactly is the Black Lives Matter movement?

This is what Wikipedia says:

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people… The movement was co-founded by three black community organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.

BLM might have been founded by blacks, but the movement requires money to operate — for protest signs, bull horns, and transportation of protesters to protest sites. The national scope of BLM requires an infrastructure, which includes regular communication among BLM activists. Who pays for their phone calls, faxes, iPhones, and Internet? How can BLM activists do all that if they also work at a regular job? And if they don’t have a regular job, who is paying for their food and lodging and transportation?

In other words, who actually fund Black Lives Matter and therefore are responsible for the violence, deaths, and injuries of BLM protests?

The answer: two groups —

  1. Democracy Alliance, comprised of very wealthy Democrats.
  2. Freedom Road Socialist Organization, funded by big corporations and foundations.

1. Democracy Alliance

Kenneth Vogel and Sarah Wheaton report for Politico, Nov. 13, 2015:

“Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement … at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights….”

The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful of endorsed groups that have supported the Black Lives Matter movement. And the club and some of its members also are considering ways to funnel support directly to scrappier local groups that have utilized confrontational tactics to inject their grievances into the political debate.”

According to Politico, “Democracy Alliance was created in 2005 by a handful of major donors, including billionaire financier George Soros and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay to build a permanent infrastructure to advance liberal ideas and causes. Donors are required to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups, and their combined donations to those groups now total more than $500 million. Endorsed beneficiaries include the Center for American Progress think tank, the liberal attack dog Media Matters and the Democratic data firm Catalist, though members also give heavily to Democratic politicians and super PACs….”

Here are some of the members of Democracy Alliance (DA) (Sources: Politico, SourceWatch):

  • Rob Stein: founder of Democracy Alliance and former Clinton Treasury official.
  • Gara LaMarche: President of Democracy Alliance; former VP director of U.S. programs for Soros’ Open Society Institute; now columnist for HuffingtonPost; lives in New York City.
  • Billionaire George Soros, whose funding of BLM protests is well-documented by FOTM. See:
  • Rob McKay: DA Chairman; heir to Taco Bell fortune. His father, Robert McKay, Sr., was the politically-conservative president of the Taco Bell food franchise who, in 1978, sold his 10% share to PepsiCo, Inc. for an estimated $13 million. (Source)
  • Norman Lear, TV producer of sit-coms like All in the Family.
  • Rob “meathead” Reiner, actor and director.
  • Drummond Pike, founder of Tides Foundation and many other donor foundations and groups. In 2008, Pike anonymously donated $1 million to the criminal syndicate ACORN, after Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder Wade Rathke, was found to have embezzled $948,607.50 from ACORN and affiliated organizations. ACORN had also previously received funding from Pikes’ Tides Foundation. (Source)
  • Anna Burger: former executive VP of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the members of which like to beat up opponents; appointed by Obama to the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board in 2009. (Source)
  • Anne Bartley: stepdaughter of Winthrop Rockefeller; niece of Laurance Rockefeller; former president of Rockefeller Family Fund.
  • Tom Steyer: Californian hedge fund manager; fundraiser for and environmental advisor to Obama; worth $1.6 billion. (Source)
  • Paul Egerman: co-founder of IDX Systems, a healthcare software tech company that was acquired by General Electric; now co-chairman and co-CEO of eScription, Inc., a Massachusetts company that provides software to healthcare enterprises. (Source)
  • Husband-and-wife Steve Phillips and Susan Sandler: Steve Phillips is former president of the San Francisco Board of Education; co-founder of PowerPAC+ that conducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts to elect Barack Obama. Susan Sandler is the daughter of billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler — the couple who ran World Savings Bank and were notorious players in the 2008 financial crisis. Susan has ties to George Soros and gave millions to ACORN back in its heyday.
  • Leah Hunt-Hendrix: granddaughter of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt; heir to the Hunt fortune; participant in the Occupy Wall Street movement; leader of a coalition of mostly young donors called Solidaire that’s donated more than $200,000 to the BLM movement; lives in San Francisco. (Source)

Note: At least 6 of the above 14 (43%) are Jewish: Stein, Soros, Lear, Reiner, Egerman, Sandler.

Below are their pictures. These are the millionaires/billionaires, all “white” except for one (Steve Phillips), who are funding the BlackLivesMatter movement and, therefore, are responsible for the chaos and violence.

Rob Stein, Gary LaMarche, George SorosRob McKay, Norman Lear, Rob ReinerDrummond Pike, Anna Burger, Anne BartleyTom Steyer, Paul EgermanSteve Phillips, Susan Sandler, Leah Hunt-Hendrix

2. Freedom Road Socialist Organization

James Simpson reports for Accuracy In Media, Jan. 12, 2016:

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome….

Exploiting blacks to promote Marxist revolution is an old tactic….

[BLM founders] Garza, Cullors and Tometi all work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), one of the four largest radical Left organizations in the country…..

FRSO is comprised of dozens of groups…. BLM is one of many projects undertaken by the FRSO. Except for the website, blacklivesmatter.com, there is no actual organization…..

FRSO membership is disproportionately represented by blacks, gays and women…. FRSO/BLM organizations are generously supported by a universe of wealthy foundations.

Here are the major corporate and foundation donors, directly or indirectly, to Freedom Road Socialist Organization and assorted BLM organizations (source: Accuracy In Media):

A. Major foundation donors to National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA):

  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Ford
  • Kellogg
  • Marguerite Kesey
  • Nathan Cummings
  • Oak
  • Rockefeller
  • Soros Funds
  • Surdna

B. Major foundation donors to People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER):

  • Akonadi
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • California Wellness
  • Hill Snowden
  • Marguerite Casey
  • Public Welfare
  • Robert Wood Johnson
  • Surdna
  • Tides Foundation

C. Major Foundation Donors to Right to the City Alliance (RTTC):

  • Akonadi
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Ford
  • Marguerite Casey
  • Soros Funds
  • Surdna

D. Major foundation donors to School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL):

  • Akonadi
  • Heinz (as in Teresa Heinz, wife of Obama’s secretary of state and former senator John Kerry)
  • Hill Snowden
  • Rockefeller
  • San Francisco
  • Surdna
  • Tides Foundation

H/t InfoWars, Big Lug, FOTM‘s Hadenoughalready & Ken Russell.

See also “Hacked messages of #BlackLivesMatter leader reveal Obama admin’s plan for ‘summer of chaos’ and martial law“.

~Eowyn

George Soros Gave $10 Million to Group Slamming Conservative “Islamophobia”

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Newsbusters: A liberal group funded by billionaire George Soros is accusing conservatives and the “religious right” of fear-mongering and slandering Islam. According to the Center for American Progress, the right has been coordinating to push “Sharia hysteria” which “mischaracterizes Sharia as a totalitarian ideology of hate and triumphalism committed to replacing the U.S. Constitution with a radical Islamic caliphate that will subordinate and punish all non-Muslim adherents.”

Soros has donated $10,117,186 to CAP since 2000. The group argued this “Sharia hysteria” is comparable to Japanese Americans being interned during WWII “because they were seen as ‘others’,” or to opposition to John F. Kennedy’s presidency on the basis of his Catholic faith.

The report, entitled “Fear, Inc.” invoked a liberal term, “echo chamber,” to claim conservatives were working together. “The efforts of a small cadre of funders and misinformation experts were amplified by an echo chamber of the religious right, conservative media, grassroots organizations, and politicians who sought to introduce a fringe perspective on American Muslims into the public discourse.”

Ironically, the term “echo chamber” is specifically mentioned by the Soros-funded Media Consortium. That group is a network of 68 left-wing media outlets ranging from Alternet to The Young Turks. The Media Consortium has received $675,000 from Soros’ Open Society foundations.

That’s not the only thing wrong with “Fear, Inc.” Contrary to CAP’s claims, Sharia law is by nature a push for an Islamic theocracy. According to David Reaboi, at the time of this quote a spokesperson for the Center for Security Policy, “the Sharia contain numerous explicit punishments and exhortations to violence against the non-Muslim that (very significantly) have been reaffirmed through the centuries and until today.”

Podesta and Obama

Podesta and Obama

John Podesta, founder and president of the Center for American Progress, was recruited by the White House in December of 2013 to be a counselor to President Obama. His close relationship to George Soros and Tom Steyer (another liberal donor to CAP) earned Soros and Steyer the opportunity to advise the White House on environmental policy in August of 2014.

Soros and Steyer are two of the top funders of left-wing causes. Steyer had donated $3,850,000 in the same time period. The “Our Supporters” page of CAP’s website lists the liberal Ford Foundation and Tom Steyer as having donated more than a $1 million in 2014 (Steyer’s 2014 990 tax returns have not yet been publicly released, so this million is not part of the $3.85 million).

Soros tentacles

The many tentacles of George Soros

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