James O’Keefe, a minor celebrity footnote who was previously convicted of trespassing on federal property under false pretenses, has once again been up to his deceptive practices. This time, instead of trying, and failing, to commit criminal acts in order to slander a United State Senator, he believed he would make an easy mark of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations by way of a prank call. O’Keefe was so caught up in the brilliance of his scheme to infiltrate Soros’s group that after leaving a voicemail at the group’s headquarters George Soros engaged his co-conspirators by filling them in on how they would gain entry in Soros’s inner circle and wreak havoc.
The recipient of the voicemail at Open Society Foundations, Dana Geraghty, explains that she got much more than O’Keefe had intended: after he left the voicemail, misrepresenting himself as a Hungarian-American named Victor Kesh who wanted to help the organization, he failed to disconnect the line before announcing the full scope of his plans to his companions-in-fraud, capturing the entire plan in the candid voicemail to his intended victims. In the raw story.com piece linked above, the Open Society Foundations president Chris Stone states: “The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys…these guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation.” Stone clarifies that he doesn’t intend to downplay the malicious nature of O’Keefe’s deception.
George Soros, best known as an investor and philanthropist who champions humanitarian causes, was recently in the spotlight as a result of his proposal for how the EU could more effectively handle the influx of Syrian refugees in a way that would improve the lives of both the refugees and the residents having to accept them. Soros’s plan, which can be read in full here: http://www.georgesoros.com/philanthropy/, comes from a humanitarian perspective. The 85 year-old philanthropist is no stranger to hatred from conservatives such as O’Keefe who espouse an over simplified “up from the bootstraps” philosophy of existence which centers on total freedom for the rich to operate without restraint or any kinds of checks and balances, while letting the disadvantaged and the poor fall into greater destitution and ultimately die as soon as possible. This philosophy runs counter to Soros’s in every way.
The Open Society Foundation was launched in 1979 by Soros, and has worked to improve societies around the world. George Soros says that Open Society was formed because he realized how fortunate he was as a businessman and human being and felt that he had a duty to take a stand on issues he felt were of vital importance. In addition to providing scholarships and creating opportunities, the Open Society Foundation does a great deal.