Many people in the pro-family, pro-life world have long decried the influence of leftist billionaire George Soros. He has spent some $40 billion trying to influence politics and public policies all over the globe. His network of groups and contacts is vast. Virtually every major leftist politician in the world has connections to Soros. They receive money and support from the groups he controls. And in turn, many of them advance ideas that Soros professes.
Usually, Soros’ work is very much behind the scenes, operating in the shadows. Such is the case when he is suspected of funding various migrant caravans to storm the southern border of the United States. Or supporting teenage activists to take on gun control or climate change. Or supporting groups that foment racial unrest. Or backing the so-called women’s marches to demand abortion as a supposed “health care” right. Or encouraging mass refugee migration throughout Europe. Or encouraging demonstrations by anarchists around the globe.
The shadows is where Soros and his network is most accustomed to operating, but occasionally his ideas come out of the shadows for all to see. That was the case most recently when the true purpose of the Soros agenda was revealed in an opinion piece published by Soros’ openDemocrary group, the bought-and-paid-for media mouthpiece that he controls. The article was headlined:
“The coronavirus crisis shows it’s time to abolish the family.”
Wow…there it is. Soros wants nothing less than the total destruction of the family.
George Soros and his network have been working hard for many years to accomplish this. They’ve backed the redefinition of marriage to strip our most important social institution of its basic element, the complementarity of the sexes to bring the two halves of humanity together for the benefit of children born of their union. They’ve done it by advocating for the killing of tens of millions of unborn children through abortion. And the killing of the seriously ill, including the frail elderly, in the name of “compassionate” assisted suicide. By redefining parenthood such that biological strangers are granted a stronger legal claim to a child than the child’s own mother or father. And so on, and so forth.
Think about every way that the institution of the family can be undercut – economically, structurally, governmentally, socially, etc. – and you’ll find policies and practices at play that have been advanced by the Soros network.
The article in question published by openDemocracy wasn’t written by George Soros himself, but in publishing it his media mouthpiece is clearly trying to advance the premise of the article. It’s an extremely troubling piece, and it’s quite sad.
Whereas the lived experience of humanity since the dawn of time is that being part of a family provides the best opportunity to receive safety, security, love, nurturing, companionship and comfort, the piece published by openDemocracy promotes none of that. Instead, they see the family as a cause of great suffering.
In the words of the piece they’ve published, the family is “the mystification of the couple-form; the romanticisation of kinship; and the sanitization of the fundamentally unsafe space that is private property.” The author decries what she sees as defining elements of the family including, “patriarchal parenting,” a place where, “everyone secretly knows the majority of earthly violence goes down,” a place where “queer and feminized people, especially very old and very young ones, are definitionally not safe there,” a space where “a quarantine is, in effect, an abuser’s dream – a situation that hands near-infinite power to those with the upper hand over a home.” She sees the family as a place that produces vast domestic violence, including child rape and molestation, “queer bashing,” intimate partner rape, psychological torture, and more.
In the view of the piece written for openDemocracy, even when a family “does not produce direct physical or mental threat to one’s person…the private family qua mode of social reproduction still, frankly, sucks. It genders, nationalizes and races us. It norms us for productive work. It makes us believe we are ‘individuals.’… It blackmails us into mistaking the only sources of love and care we have for the extent of what is possible. We deserve better than the family. And the time of corona is an excellent time to practice abolishing it.”
This – the destruction of the family – is the very purpose of the George Soros network. They want to replace the family with the state, which in their view knows no borders, has no national identity, no limits. The individual is essential only to the extent he or she contributes to the collective. The elites know best. We need only comply, for our own good and the good of society. It is truly ironic that Soros’ main central organization is named, “Open Society Foundations.” There’s nothing open about it.
It is so rare when we get a true glimpse of the twisted thinking of those like George Soros who hate the family and decry “family values.” As difficult as it is, we need to truly contemplate the ugliness and depravity of this viewpoint, and consider the consequences of going down the path of the destruction of the family. The “time of the corona” is indeed an excellent time to consider the family – not to abolish it, as Soros’ acolytes propose to do, but rather to protect and promote it.