Friday, November 30, 2012

Agenda 21: Introducing Jonathan Soros

Name sound familiar?

Jonathan Soros is the son of Hungarian born billionaire currency manipulator, George Soros.  Soros funds such progressive organizations as the Center for American Progress,, America Coming Together and Open Society. 

Jonathan has been actively following in his father's footsteps.  In 2004, he served on the board of America Coming Together.  This is one of five other progressive groups in 2004 who joined together to help Democrats in get-out-the-vote efforts.  They were also fined $775,000 by the FEC for violating election law.  One of the other five groups was called America Votes. You might remember America Votes from our recent elections here in Arizona where they spent over $100,000 opposing Republican candidates. 

We won't even go in to the ties between Jonathan Soros and ACORN.  You can read about the connections here.

Jonathan is the President and Deputy Chairman of the Soros Fund Management LLC. Mr. Soros served as a staff member on the Clinton/Gore ’92 campaign and inaugural committees.  

Mr. Soros is also a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where he "explores the roles of corporations in society."  He also "examines the reach and consequences of corporate 'personhood' after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. In addition, he is exploring the emerging field of social investment and the ways in which it mobilizes for-profit organziations for the production of public goods."

What is the Roosevelt Institute?

The Roosevelt Institute is a "nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all."

Because, FDR's progressive "New Deal" agenda is such a great example of "sustainability."

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national student initiative, engages young people in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Through communication and coordination with political actors and community members, students identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses, they engage in policy research and writing and then connect the fruits of that research to the political process, delivering sound, progressive proposals to policymakers and advocacy groups. We call our unique model of policy activism Think Impact.

Here is a copy of a facilitator guide used to teach students about their project "Think 2040" which is just a new term for Agenda 21.  This is a plan to essentially encourage students to get involved to nudge their state and local leaders to take on the Agenda 21 platform.  Parts of the guide state:

As members of the nation’s largest student policy organiziation, the state is waiting to hear our vision for the future and our recommendations for achieving it.
Explain the order or operations to the audience.  Explain what is the end result of the conversation:  an action plan for implementing our vision for 2040, beginning at the local level.  "As Millennials, we have been faced with near impossible challenges.  Get a job in the most challenging employment climate since the 1930s; deal with the world's rising environmental problems; face up to the threat of terrorism.  In the face of these challenges, we have to be clear about what we stand for.  That's why we launched Think 2040.  In the last 9 months, students from across America came together and produced a set of goals for America that represents our generation.   In this event, we will take the next step and put those goals into action with a specific focus on [YOUR STATE].”
And this is what they are doing right under our noses:

The renaissance of bold millennial progressivism will not be realized in the federal offices of Washington, but on America’s sidewalks and street corners...Obama for America led a national dialogue throughout the election on what values shape our nation, but constructive exchangement must continue in the context of community action. In order to do this, we need to create spaces to facilitate the exchange of ideas on the local level, engaging all demographics of the progressive coalition. 
Hands-on opportunities to connect constituencies and build a progressive community are also sprouting up across the nation. Organizations such as the Future Project are creating innovative ways to connect young people with students and inspire brighter futures. (develop the next generation of community organizers using our public school system) At Groundswell, organizers are helping community members leverage their collective buying power to bolster the local clean energy sector.
Groundswell partners with the Clinton Global Initiative which is pushing Agenda 21.  They deal with everything from purchasing clean energy credits to advocating loan forgiveness for low income neighborhoods. 
One of the Board members for Groundswell is Bracken Hendricks from Soros' Center for American Progress and boasts he was an "architect of clean-energy portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."
One of Groundswell's partners is a group called Washington Interfaith Network.
Washington Interfaith Network is an affiliate of the Saul Alinsky Industrial Areas Foundation and whose motto is "we organize for power to transform communities."
There is a list of numerous "religious" institutions of Groundswell.
And a member of the Groundswell Advisory Board?    Van Jones.
No wonder Van Jones said,
 “It's in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” 
"There should be a moral principle there that says, let's green the ghetto first.  Let's go to those communities where they have the least abililty to pay for that retrofit and make sure they get that help, make sure they get that support.  And give the young people standing on those corners the opportunity to put down those handguns and pick up some caulking guns and be a part of the solution."
Agenda 21.