Soros announces $1bn for liberalism in universities

Dame_Enda

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Billionaire George Soros has announced he will spend US$1 billion to promote liberal values in universities.

Is this a political indoctrination? Should Irish schools refuse such funding, by someone who is not an Irish citizen?

As someone who also started a thread opposing a US Religious Right visit to Irish schools, I think this kind of outside interference needs to stop. Ireland should not be a laboratory or a proxy battlefield for other countries culture wars.

 
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god forbid he'd let the money be used to increase science departments. So basically jobs for a couple of thousand weirdos with blue hair who want to bring down the Patriarchy. Where do I sign up?
 

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In the case of Irish Universities it's difficult to see how they could be any more liberal.

Not a sign of dissenting voices in SSM and Abortion referendums. Open hostility to prolife or conservative views (prolife societies being denied funding). A conservative SU President kicked out in an impeachment farce by the liberal mob.

Horse.Door.Bolted. I presume Soros is a bright guy so I would expect him to direct his millions to other countries where Universities may still be places of open discussion. As far as Ireland goes surely he must be thinking Job Done.
 

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Billionaire George Soros has announced he will spend US$1 billion to promote liberal values in universities.
Welcome to the party!

Back when the world was young, o best beloved, Karl Popper published The Open Society and Its Enemies. It was rightly perceived as refuting Marxism and Hegelianism — and all totalitarianisms. The book remains in print after seventy-odd years. Nobody, but nobody, who has been anywhere near an Arts degree over the intervening decades is likely to have missed out on its significance. It has been given the Good Mousekeeping Performing Seal of Approval by all kinds of dastardly liberal extremists, including Margaret Thatcher.

In 1984 (symbolic date, of course) George Soros's Foundation contracted an agreement with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This was widely denounced as a despicable attempt to wean east Europeans off any addiction to communism. Other foundations followed, along the same lines.

After the fall of the Soviet Bloc, in 1991, the Soros initiative merged with a branch of the (originally-CIA funded) Congress for Cultural Freedom to form the Open Society Institute.

Back in 2010 the OSI adopted the umbrella title "Open Society Foundations" for its numerous affiliates.

For reasons that defeat me, the OSF has been on the receiving end of numerous assaults, cyber and mere invective, from Kremlin and Israeli government shills.

Clearly this kind of 'liberalism' must be opposed by all means possible. Let a thousand totalitarians blossom!
 

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George Soros is a
Welcome to the party!

Back when the world was young, o best beloved, Karl Popper published The Open Society and Its Enemies. It was rightly perceived as refuting Marxism and Hegelianism — and all totalitarianisms. The book remains in print after seventy-odd years. Nobody, but nobody, who has been anywhere near an Arts degree over the intervening decades is likely to have missed out on its significance. It has been given the Good Mousekeeping Performing Seal of Approval by all kinds of dastardly liberal extremists, including Margaret Thatcher.

In 1984 (symbolic date, of course) George Soros's Foundation contracted an agreement with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This was widely denounced as a despicable attempt to wean east Europeans off any addiction to communism. Other foundations followed, along the same lines.

After the fall of the Soviet Bloc, in 1991, the Soros initiative merged with a branch of the (originally-CIA funded) Congress for Cultural Freedom to form the Open Society Institute.

Back in 2010 the OSI adopted the umbrella title "Open Society Foundations" for its numerous affiliates.

For reasons that defeat me, the OSF has been on the receiving end of numerous assaults, cyber and mere invective, from Kremlin and Israeli government shills.

Clearly this kind of 'liberalism' must be opposed by all means possible. Let a thousand totalitarians blossom!
Karl Popper's Open Society and Its Enemies, and Orwell's Animal Farm were two book that every class of dissident behind the Iron Curtain had to have read.

If Orwell were alive today, he would be on the right wing naughty step with Soros. A socialist to the end of his days - who fought Franco in the 1930s. Plenty to hate, there.

Thread is typical right-wing troll shyte. If I posted about the Koch Brothers buying up Ivy League Universities with donations or Viktor Orban closing his country's top University (one funded by Soros, as it happens), you would hear the right-wing "free speech" pseuds whine.

Soros unites the right. The anti-semites hate him because he is a Jew (what Rothschild was in the last century), conservatives hate him because he is an active liberal they can target in their daily two-minute hates.
 

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George Soros would be a great nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
 

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Soros is the flip side to Trump , and just as odious
On one hand America Fiirst Right Wing nationalism ...on the other the globalist who want to make the world one big ubiquitous employer market place. A world of transient workers to suppress wages and make billionaires like Soros even richer and more powerful.

A world where the likes of Soros Blair Bono Clinton et al , can bypass democracy and have their wishes granted and the world shaped to their whims at undemocratic unaccountable forums like Davos

A plague on both their houses

Of course just like any criticism of Greta Thunberg is immediately misogyny , the same Red Tories and Globalists label all criticism of Soros anti-semitism to suppress debate about his aims
 

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Welcome to the party!

Back when the world was young, o best beloved, Karl Popper published The Open Society and Its Enemies. It was rightly perceived as refuting Marxism and Hegelianism — and all totalitarianisms. The book remains in print after seventy-odd years. Nobody, but nobody, who has been anywhere near an Arts degree over the intervening decades is likely to have missed out on its significance. It has been given the Good Mousekeeping Performing Seal of Approval by all kinds of dastardly liberal extremists, including Margaret Thatcher.

In 1984 (symbolic date, of course) George Soros's Foundation contracted an agreement with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This was widely denounced as a despicable attempt to wean east Europeans off any addiction to communism. Other foundations followed, along the same lines.

After the fall of the Soviet Bloc, in 1991, the Soros initiative merged with a branch of the (originally-CIA funded) Congress for Cultural Freedom to form the Open Society Institute.

Back in 2010 the OSI adopted the umbrella title "Open Society Foundations" for its numerous affiliates.

For reasons that defeat me, the OSF has been on the receiving end of numerous assaults, cyber and mere invective, from Kremlin and Israeli government shills.

Clearly this kind of 'liberalism' must be opposed by all means possible. Let a thousand totalitarians blossom!
Very eloquently put

Soros is an intellectual titan and force for good
The visceral hatred towards him is irrational
If I had a spare 20 billion under my bed and I was coming to the end of my life and wanted it to go to good use, I too would insist none of it goes to whack jobs to teach kids the world was made in 7 days 6,000 years old
And your point is well made, when you look at those who most vehemently hate and oppose him, it is very revealing.
Anti intellectual thugs and would be dictators, and their followers on here who think history wont repeat itself, far right hard men leaders today wont make the mistakes of their 1930s equivalents.
It will be different this time
They will be benevolent despots, only kill those who need killing, starting with people with blue hair who have Arts degrees, they simply have to go
 
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god forbid he'd let the money be used to increase science departments. So basically jobs for a couple of thousand weirdos with blue hair who want to bring down the Patriarchy. Where do I sign up?
Soros plughs money into the sciences
But your naked hatred of literature, the arts, music and social sciences duly noted nonetheless

Better to stay thick and own lots of guns no doubt
 

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Soros is annoying all the right knobs.

The man, who is a holocaust survivor, is perfectly entitled to donate money to causes that he, and the vast majority of us, support, in the same way the Kochs or Templeton do for the bad guys. The sheer visceral hatred tells its own story.

The issue you should focus on is who funds Iona, Youth Defence, the NP, GemGems and the rest of the Irish far right. What proprtion is in dollars or rubles?
 

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god forbid he'd let the money be used to increase science departments.
Literally hundreds of millions.

Oh look, a kneejerk reaction with no research. Shocked and stunned
 

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How the hell do I get some of that cash?

Do I need blue hair? I have black hair so a really dark blue would be barely noticeable?

Would also go with my eye colour (I'm good if the Nazi's take over though, I will exercise my genetic right to stomp all over you brown eyed untermensch.)
 
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Soros plughs money into the sciences
But your naked hatred of literature, the arts, music and social sciences duly noted nonetheless

Better to stay thick and own lots of guns no doubt
Education v Indoctrination, where did I say I have a naked hatred of the arts or music? you are hallucinating again
 

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How the hell do I get some of the that cash?

Do I need blue hair? I have black hair so a really dark blue would be barely noticeable?

Would also go with my eye colour (I'm good if the Nazi's take over though, I will exercise my genetic right to stomp all over you brown eyed untermensch.)
Im going to buy some blue hair dye and a fat suit just in case
 

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Education v Indoctrination, where did I say I have a naked hatred of the arts or music? you are hallucinating again
So right wing billionaires funding business schools to churn out ideological MBA's good, left wing billionaire singular funding science and humanities bad.

Gotcha
 

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So right wing billionaires funding business schools to churn out ideological MBA's good, left wing billionaire singular funding science and humanities bad.

Gotcha
you've got something not sure what though, in your case if he invested in remedial teaching for you I wouldn't object
 

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How the hell do I get some of the that cash?

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I'm hoping my alma mater NUI, trinners, DCU and The Tech Uni are all there in the front row, tugging their forelocks with their caps held out.
 


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