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Friday, July 05, 2019

Warmongers against war

Are you beginning to understand how the neoclown gatekeeper strategy works yet?
There’s a new “anti-war” think tank coming to town. It will promote a new US foreign policy — one based on diplomacy instead of sanctions and war. Sounds great, until you hear it's being funded by Soros and Koch.

The ‘Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft’ will oppose Washington’s “endless wars” and will “challenge the basis of American foreign policy in a way that has not been done in at least the last quarter-century,” according to co-founder Trita Parsi.

With financier George Soros coming from the left (though he’s hardly a real leftist) and industrialist Charles Koch coming from the right, everyone is supposed to applaud the bipartisan nature of the initiative. The Boston Globe called it “one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history” as though the two billionaire businessmen come from alternate universes.

Named after John Quincy Adams, who declared in 1821 that the US “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy" but is the “well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all” and the “champion and vindicator only of her own,” the think tank will offer a platform to both progressive voices and anti-interventionist conservatives.

The Globe writes that this will mean its writers will "likely" advocate for things like pulling US troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, putting an end to regime change wars and “less confrontational” policies toward China and Russia. The problem here is not the concept. It’s just a question of whether or not the venture can actually be taken seriously when Soros and Koch’s fingerprints are already all over the world’s current endless wars, conflicts and regime changes.

Take some well-known Soros-funded think tanks; the Center for American Progress and the Atlantic Council, for example. They haven’t exactly been the biggest peace-pushers in the think tank world. The AC also received funding from a slew of arms manufacturers, so you’d be hard-pressed to find any anti-war sentiment there. Soros has also been linked to the "pro-democracy" European group Avaaz, which has advocated for no-fly zones in Libya and agitated for regime change in Venezuela and Iran.

Koch too has been linked to havoc-wreaking policies everywhere from Iraq to Venezuela. Despite supposedly opposing the Iraq war, independent journalist Caitlin Johnstone notes that Koch has been a major donor to the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, whose members are considered leading architects of the invasion.
This new think tank is as fake as the Edmund Burke Center for National Conservativism or whatever the neoclowns' latest charade is called. It's neoclowns from top to bottom and they're attempting to subvert the opposition to neoclown warmongering by taking control of the opposition to imperialist warfare. National Review and the modern conservative movement are the model; the plutocrats provide lavish funding for a false front organization that is designed to vacuum up all the minds, money, and media that might otherwise go to the genuine opposition.

"The Quincy Institute opposes wars of no purpose that drag on endlessly."

Wars of reasonable duration that aim at destroying any nation that the neoclowns don't like, on the other hand, are just peachy.

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45 Comments:

Blogger InformationMerchant July 05, 2019 9:35 AM  

Well, they will challenge the current forign policy. Open borders with a one world government will solve foreign policy forever, everything will be domestic policy then.

Blogger Gettimothy July 05, 2019 9:40 AM  

"With financier George Soros coming from the left (though he’s hardly a real leftist) and industrialist Charles Koch coming from the right, everyone is supposed to applaud the bipartisan nature of the initiative. "


Instead, they recognize two globalists teaming up to destroy nationalists.

Blogger Wraithburn July 05, 2019 9:43 AM  

I found one of the funnier bits from And Forgive Them Their Debts was when I learned that even back in the Bronze Age, conquering foreign states was called "freeing" them.

Blogger Stilicho July 05, 2019 9:44 AM  

Neocommies gonna neocommie uber alles. It's a DNA thing.

Blogger Quilp July 05, 2019 9:51 AM  

When will the right start pushing back Hard on the notion that libertarians are on the right also? Is there a single leftist cultural agenda/issue the past 50 years they didn't side with the left?

Blogger Winston Smith July 05, 2019 9:55 AM  

If Trump wants to drain the swamp, he needs to include advocacy groups and think tanks on a bill that removes socially unnecessary institutions from the 501c category. As a rule of thumb, 501c status should be restricted to institutions that perform the corporal works of mercy, educate the poor and provide legal coverage to people to exercise their rights (ex. HSLDA). Allowing advocacy groups to be 501c is essentially subsidizing the speech of billionaires.

Blogger Chris Mallory July 05, 2019 10:01 AM  

They have even gotten Lil Billy Kristol to attack this new group to give it some street cred.
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/bill-kristol-takes-nasty-swipe-at-new-left-right-project-for-peace/

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 July 05, 2019 10:02 AM  

I interviewed for a position with a company that was owned by the Koch brothers almost two years ago.

Glad I'm working for a government contractor these days.

Blogger Whitecloak July 05, 2019 10:04 AM  

@5 We need to see real pushback at the idea that unfettered markets are right wing at all. Market liberalism is just a form of liberalism, after all.

I don't begrudge a man working hard, or owning a shop, or the like- I'm not a communist; but markets must serve us, not us them. Economic life is a lower concern than cultural and familial continuance.

Yes- more pushback on this please. Market absolutists need to be cast down.

Blogger Rocklea Marina July 05, 2019 10:13 AM  

Allowing advocacy groups to be 501c is essentially subsidizing the speech of billionaires.

Hard work and luck does not give one the right to tell others how to live and what to think. If their capital is no longer productive, confiscate it.

Blogger Cobrates July 05, 2019 10:25 AM  

So when are they going to announce that JBP is going to lead this new thinky tanky thing?

Blogger Winston Smith July 05, 2019 10:31 AM  

Hard work and luck does not give one the right to tell others how to live and what to think. If their capital is no longer productive, confiscate it.

If Koch wants to speak his mind, he can write blog posts and articles like the rest of us. Or he can buy advertising time to spread his ideas widely. He doesn't deserve a tax break on the cost spent to distribute his speech. It's pure hypocrisy. To be consistent, we'd have to stop taxing every book publisher, media organization, etc.

Blogger BastionHarm July 05, 2019 10:35 AM  

Wars of reasonable duration that aim at destroying any nation that the neoclowns don't like, on the other hand, are just peachy.

Yep. I am willing to bet that such nations are those that won't allow unrestricted abortion on demand, "gay marriage", and trannies to target children in public libraries, to name a few top litmus-test items.

As someone else on the thread asked: has there ever been a time when libertarians DIDN'T side with the Left?

Blogger Joe Smith July 05, 2019 10:38 AM  

What a bunch of QUIRs.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 05, 2019 10:39 AM  

"... it's being funded by Soros and Koch."

Soros and the Koch brothers are three of the most evil men that I have known of in my lifetime. Certainly in the top 50.

Soros was never "left-wing" even as those on the left claimed him. The Koch brothers were never "right wing libertarian" even as fake libertarians claimed they were. Simply, the three always seem to side with the Evil One, our eternal enemy.

Blogger Stilicho July 05, 2019 10:51 AM  

Oh please spare me the no true leftist BS. Soros has always been a lefist. Of the authoritarian/statist stripe as opposed to the unwashed hippie or trotskyite type. That leftists are trying to distance themselves from him is a sign of effective outing of Soros and his evil by the Right and/or a psyop designed to give him cover for his current evil plans.

Blogger Rhys July 05, 2019 10:53 AM  

It's funny how George Soros can say the same shit we've been banging on about for years, sometimes decades, and he will get applause for it. Couldn't be more obvious it's contrived opposition.

Blogger Seeingsights July 05, 2019 11:06 AM  

The think tank sounds good in principle but the problem is that globalists Soros and Koch are behind it.
They are for regime change too--not through military force but by all other methods to undermine the nation state (pro migrant, support of globalist institutions etc).

I'd like to see the owner of Red Bull, a billionaire Austrian businessman, support a nationalist/populist think thank. The owner of Red Bull supports Trump, is anti-migrant, anti political correctness.

Blogger Beardy Bear July 05, 2019 11:11 AM  

On our left and our right hand, our enemies unite. As Americans, we must be join, left and right, jew bound and free, men and women. (Must be at least 5 rogans tall)

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 05, 2019 11:20 AM  

Kocha-Soros.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Blogger Weouro July 05, 2019 11:40 AM  

That's some wizardry. They literally join forces on a project and the story is not that they're allies with similar goals but that they are enemies.

Blogger Whitecloak July 05, 2019 11:41 AM  

@20 It's not even the new boss. It's the same boss. He hasn't even changed clothes.

Blogger xevious2030 July 05, 2019 11:53 AM  

The think tanks are brushfires by arsonists. The policies of the Left (or whatever collage) are being implemented, ours are not. Doesn’t matter if by direction of the courts, the legislators, or the president. And on those three, it does not matter who they listen to and act definitively and finally on the behalf of, if it is not us. That gatekeepers are still relevant is symptomatic, not the problem.

The demographic shift necessarily changing an elected government means that, long term, it does not matter if a president places obstacles to avoid war, because the shift would ensure the carrying out of the wars once the threshold was achieved. Propping up an economy until the threshold for its destruction is achieved.

If/when the demographics switch, and the anti-US crowd has conquered the votes, then elections, democracy, and the rule of law become the sworn enemy of Western Civilization and the people thereof. Better not to let things get to that point.

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 05, 2019 11:54 AM  

"Market liberalism is just a form of liberalism, after all."

The fetishization of "The Market" is a particularly annoying bit of post-Enlightenment idolatry. Might as well choose a pet by surveying "the Biosphere".

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 05, 2019 12:00 PM  

Whitecloak wrote:We need to see real pushback at the idea that unfettered markets are right wing at all.

Hear, hear! We've been effectively manipulated into the dichotomy of socialism vs. capitalism, which leads many of the right to reflexively support free markets uber alles, no matter the damage, because the only other option (in their minds) is to be socialist. I know, I was there.

It's just one manifestation of the "Kosher Sandwich" which (((someone))) has been very good at creating, for a very long time.

We need that Third Way.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 05, 2019 12:16 PM  

That’s a nice foreign policy you have there. It’d be a shame if something were to happen to it.

Blogger xevious2030 July 05, 2019 12:28 PM  

"If Trump wants to drain the swamp, he needs to"

Drain the Swamp, lock her (them) up, reverse the invasion. Tell judges to go to hell, they are not part of the Executive Branch. Stuff like that. If the enemy wants to drop the pretense of civility as a result, then let it be dropped, put the cards on the f-ing table.

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 05, 2019 12:35 PM  

OMG a think tank! They are going to publish articles about... stuff!! We're doomed!
How will we ever recover?
The term "think tank" itself needs to go the way of terms like "Edutainment"

Blogger Mr Smith July 05, 2019 1:04 PM  

Hebrew, please... the Kochroach Bros. single-handedly invented Libertarianism. There's nothing fake about their Libertarianism. It's been 'lol' lolbertarian from the beginning.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 05, 2019 1:14 PM  

So Soros is not really of the left, but Koch is of the right without qualification. Did someone paste the press release into the article and forget to edit it for fake balance?

"The Quincy Institute opposes wars of no purpose that drag on endlessly."

Strawman Of The Day winner.

Blogger Brett baker July 05, 2019 1:16 PM  

The real Sargon of Akkad would liberate the local gods from the lack of respect their worshipers were showing them. They would personally ask him to invade their city-states.

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 05, 2019 1:17 PM  

Shocked over the Soros and Koch alignment, shocked!!

Blogger Crew July 05, 2019 1:54 PM  

I suspect Quillette is another platform that claims it "is a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones."

They probably won't publish a defense of slavery etc ...

I think this tweet tells you a lot about its founder.

https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/972571330796077056

Blogger Brick Hardslab July 05, 2019 2:46 PM  

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Blogger xevious2030 July 05, 2019 4:40 PM  

Don in Georgia, it’s not my foreign policy, at all. To start, mine would be to shut down the wars and bring most of the troops home. As for the shame, 2033 is, well, 2020, 2024, 2028. Considering a likely flip of Texas by 2024, and no plan B, that is 2 and 3/4 presidential terms of the non-nationalists. That’s Democrats, or neocon Republicans to do what they do abroad. For their foreign policy, the one I outlined in very brief, due to demographic changes.

Blogger tublecane July 05, 2019 5:21 PM  

I always wonder at the significance of the names they choose. "Quincy" could be a watchword to them, or some kind of secret code. But if I look at the man himself, a few things pop out:

1. his reputation as a diplomat and his preference for Neutrality

2. his adherence to the Hamiltonian/Henry Clay economics preferred by our ruling class, as evidenced by their mania for the tuneless musical

3. his mad abolitionism, plus his opposition to the Mexican War. Both of which are PC because they involve Peoples of Color

4. he was Jackson's enemy and won office through what people called a "corrupt bargain" which helped him leapfrog a more popular candidate

In summary, you get Establishment figure, with pedigree, who possesses radical race-unconscious politics. (To be woke now one must both recognize and not recognize race simultaneously, but Adams lived so long ago we'll cut him slack.) There's literally a "color of their skin" quote from him, as I recall.

And foreign policywise...who knows? Something that's not intervention-y but also not isolationist. We'll leave that part muddy, even though it's supposedly what the whole production is about.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl July 05, 2019 5:32 PM  

No, you ninny. They push legislation, help set agendas, and function as a feeder pool of employees for DC proper.

Blogger DonReynolds July 05, 2019 8:03 PM  

Will Cindy Sheehan be on the Board of Directors or one of the staff?
Maybe she is busy preparing for George W Bush's birthday, which is tomorrow....July 6th.
I only know this because it is also my kid sister's birthday.

Blogger DonReynolds July 05, 2019 8:21 PM  

tublecane wrote:I always wonder at the significance of the names they choose. "Quincy" could be a watchword to them, or some kind of secret code. But if I look at the man himself, a few things pop out:

1. his reputation as a diplomat and his preference for Neutrality

2. his adherence to the Hamiltonian/Henry Clay economics preferred by our ruling class, as evidenced by their mania for the tuneless musical

3. his mad abolitionism, plus his opposition to the Mexican War. Both of which are PC because they involve Peoples of Color

4. he was Jackson's enemy and won office through what people called a "corrupt bargain" which helped him leapfrog a more popular candidate.


5. he has the distinction of being a one-term president that won the office by a contingent election in the House of Representatives....and why shouldn't he?

He carried seven states in the election (Jackson carried eleven). He received 84 electoral votes (Jackson received 99). He received 30.9 percent of the popular vote (Jackson received 41.4). Looks like a shoe-in for the House to vote for Quincy and they did 13 to only 7 (for Jackson).

Blogger Toris July 06, 2019 1:33 AM  

"Quincy" isn't a secret code. Much simpler, he was a supporter of *Peace* Society types. All on board for that future Congress of Nations, international arbitration/world court that our peace builders were forging. Kochs merely doing what their family has been doing for generations. From good ol gramps David Low Dodge (founder of New York Peace Society) right down the line to Koch boys, various generations directly involved in "world peace"/world order/world brotherhood.

Same as when people are dismayed to find that YMCA has worked hand in hand with 'world brotherhood' types. What else would you expect from a Dodge/Koch n co organisation?

Blogger Crew July 06, 2019 1:33 AM  

Another idiot equates the Crusades with Muslim terrorism and slave taking:

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/05/how-noble-causes-turn-people-into-monsters/

This is why it is religious types, from the Crusaders to Islamists, who are capable of extreme barbarism and brutality. If you’re on the side of God, anything is permitted.

Blogger Dark glasses Woody July 06, 2019 5:49 AM  

If you are short on time or patience and want to know if an organisation has value, look for the Jew and when you find him move on. If you have an abundance of time or acute discernment, only then is it advisable seek out the good ones.

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Blogger flyingtiger July 06, 2019 10:24 AM  

The Quincy institute opposes wars of no purpose that drag on endlessly. They do support wars that enrich themselves.

Blogger JamesB.BKK July 07, 2019 7:02 PM  

Understanding differences between persuasion and diktat needed. Tyrants decide whether others' property is being used unproductively for purposes of potential confiscation. Guesses which way decisions usually run?

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