Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 12:39 p.m. EST by Julian
from St Lucia, QLD
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The conspiracy theorists and Truthers are all convinced that the Occupy movement was started by George Soros and he is running it. They are still convinced of this even though it has become really clear that the government is doing everything they can to shut it down. This may have been talked about already, but conspiracy theorists and others keep pushing this lie on everyone. This belief that the Occupy movement is run by George Soros has caused lots of conspiracy theorists to attack this forum relentlessly like religious fanatics.
Conspiracy theorists don't let rationality get in the way of stupidity. The Truthers, especially the ones who listen to Alex Jones have the bad habit of accusing people and groups of being government or NWO agents without providing any proof. Alex Jones started off saying that the Occupy movement was started by George Soros, but after it became clear that the government was doing everything they could to shut it down, he then started saying they lost control of it. This is nonsense.
These are the simple facts that Alex Jones and other opponents of the Occupy movement ignore. These aren't myths, they are major pieces of bullshit:
Adbusters isn't funded by George Soros, it wasn't started by him and it isn't run by him. This is a major piece of bullshit that conspiracy theorists keep pushing.
Adbusters received $26 000 from 2007 to 2009 from the Tides foundation, which wasn't started by George Soros either, it isn't run by him and he doesn't tell it what to do. The Tides foundation gets funding from many different sources and George Soros is one source.
$26 000 over two years isn't enough to pay for one employee let alone an organization. $13 000 doesn't go very far at all. A fraction of that $26 000 over 2 years may have had some of George Soro's money in it, so the real amount of George Soro's contribution would be less still.
Adbusters makes most of their money from subscriptions, ie, the average person, not rich oligarchs.
Adbusters got the $26 000 from the Tides foundation 2 years before the Occupy movement started, so Adbusters was free from money from the Tides foundation 2 years before the Occupy movement started. If Adbusters is run by George Soros then they are working for free.
Adbusters put the call out to Occupy Wall Street, but they don't run the Occupy movement at all, they don't fund the Occupy movement and they don't tell the Occupy movement what to do.
Alex Jones pays Matt Drudge to link to his bullshit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZbsVv6HFw. The conspiracy theorists have greatly exaggerated the role of George Soros and Adbusters in the formation and the running of the Occupy movement.
If someone can call Alex Jones and present him with these basic facts that would be good. If you call him a bullshit artist then he will cut you off. If you call up to disagree you will move upto the head of the queue.