Written by Alex Pereira and Cristian Derosa. June 11, 2013
The largest international association of opinion columnists, in the service of the Fabian globalist elite, is simply unknown to most scholars of politics and media. This lack of awareness just comes to prove how efective this association truly is.
Theoretically, in a democracy, all power emanates from the people and is wielded through uncoerced opinions that stem from perception of political reality. Therefore, in a democracy, public opinion becomes the legitimate expression of freedom of thought. Consequently, a world government cannot establish itself without a world public opinion of sorts that would originate requests and demands of nations in a fake ambiance of freedom of ideas.
With that in mind, the globalist billionaire magnate and investor George Soros founded the Open Society, which includes a centralized opinion organization called Project Syndicate. This represents the achievement of the dreams of certain intellectuals that, as of the end of the 19th century, warned against the imprudence of letting the destiny of the world lie in the hands of the ignorant, hungry and unpredictable masses. As recommended by Walter Lippmann in 1922: ” public opinion must be organized for the press and not by the press”.
Completely absent from scientific studies of communication and academic analysis of discourse, Project Syndicate is the world’s largest international association of opinion columnists, based on the world’s power brokers which include the whole of the old Fabian Society globalist elite and other political and intellectual leadership. This propaganda institution’s influence on the content of the world’s major newspapers is evident, since it distributes opinion columns in more than 59 different languages, in 154 countries and to the 492 most influential newspapers in the world, reaching a circulation of more than 78 million copies.
Project Syndicate was founded in 1994 in Prague, Czech Republic, regarded as the capital of international espionage. The project is part of the Open Society, a network o NGOs created by Soros immediately after the fall of the Eastern European socialist bloc. Soros’ support to Charter 77, led by his friend and dissident of the communist government Václav Havel, weighed in favor of choosing the city as the headquarters of many of the organizations belonging to the Open Society.
According to the Media Research Center, Soros’ media empire reaches, monthly, approximately 330 million people worldwide. It is perhaps the largest opinion homogenization in the history of journalism. The Open Society Foundation has funded no less than 180 media organizations which are dedicated to the implementation of the globalist agenda. It is estimated that Soros spent US$ 24 million to try to topple President Bush in 2004. But that pales in comparison to the nearly US$ 8 billion that have already been donated by Soros the his own “Open Society” in the last few decades.
Soros’ foundation finances the establishment and support of a wide variety of leftist groups that are active within the media, such as Free Press, an NGO that pushes for media regulation and that has recently orchestrated a smear campaign against conservative columnist Rush Limbaugh. Soros’ connections with America’s largest communication networks, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN and ABC, as well as with renowned journalists that are very influential worldwide, are maintained thanks to this vast communications network.
To truly grasp the magnitude of Project Syndicate’s influence on the circulation of ideas, it suffices to mention a few of their columnists: Soros himself, Tony Blair, Peter Singer, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ban-ki-Moon, Kofi-Annan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), as well as intellectuals such as Umberto Eco and economists such as Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jeffrey D . Sachs and presidents of the European parliament. The Brazilian contributors are former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, poster boy for the legalization of drugs, and former Foreign Minister, Antônio Patriota.
Politics and public opinion
Jürgen Habermas referred to the public sphere as the stage of political legitimization which public action claims to represent and through which it justifies itself. Therefore, control of the public sphere is an absolute must for any movement bent on exercising hegemony of ideas. Nevertheless, Habermas, the social engineers of his time and the members of the Frankfurt School didn’t have much faith in the potential of democracy to become a venue of popular decision making. As a result, these scholars became increasingly convinced of the necessity of controlling opinions in order to guide society in the appropriate direction, in accordance with the best ideals.
This utopian democracy remains a self-justifying symbol in the minds of the masses while intellectuals and politicians control the means to plan and make real change happen. Walter Lippmann, the brains behind the CFR, recommended the following:
“My conclusion is that public opinions must be organized for the press if they are to be sound, not by the press as is the case today. This organization I conceive to be in the first instance the task of a political science that has won its proper place as formulator, in advance of real decision, instead of apologist, critic or reporter after the decision has been made. I try to indicate that the perplexities of government and industry are conspiring to give political science this enormous opportunity to enrich itself and to serve the public.”
(Public Opinion; 1922)
Philosopher, journalist and professor Olavo de Carvalho points out the evident uniformity developed within western media in the last few decades. Opinions, according to him, are now expressed through the news itself and no longer through the newspapers’ editorials. The reason for this is that the opinion that counts, the only opinion that is truly free is the one that comes from people in high places, those that possess the means of action that act as an oracle to interpret reported facts. Countless social psychology studies have been undertaken so that things could come to this, spawning social control techniques dedicated to maintaining certain standards of judgment and interpretation.
The fact that virtually nobody brings up the existence of Project Syndicate, neither within the media itself , nor in academic or institutional studies is truly bewildering, given that it’s quite simply the world’s most consulted and influential source of opinions.
Translated by Rodrigo Carvalho