The mainstream media has a problem. When buildings burned, and cars were overturned, and people were beaten at UC Berkeley, Antifa was labeled as anti-fascists.
When a right-wing organization in Charlottesville, Virginia tried to have a rally in which the Supreme Court ruled was okay they were met with resistance: Antifa and BLM. Of course there was violence, but the MSM labeled the right-wing group as “white supremacists” and “Nazis.”
Most people have been describing this as a “left” versus “right” issue. This can’t be further from the truth. The “left” and “right” may have differences but they agree on many things such as war. This is evident by President Trump’s saber rattling against North Korea and the possibility of invading Venezuela.
But these rally’s and protests and riots actually go much deeper. This is a battle of wits between the Koch brothers, who support and fund the “right” and George Soros who supports and funds the “left.”
George Soros’ Soros Fund Management has donated over $21,135,246 to left wing organizations. Not to be out done, the conservative billionaires Charles G. Koch and his brother David H. Koch has spent nearly $900 million dollars in 2016 alone.
Other noteworthy donors include Thomas Steyer and Kathryn Ann
Fahr have donated nearly $92 million dollars and Sheldon Adelson has donated over $80 million dollars.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC in January of 2010, gave corporations and unions the go ahead to spend unlimited sums on ads and other political tools. The high court’s 5-4 decision said that it is OK for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want to convince people to vote for or against a candidate.
The Citizens United decision needs to be over turned if we want these political spectacles to cease. These riots and protests won’t disappear overnight and it won’t completely stop, but America will become more civilized again.
There had always been laws which reigned in donations in politics such the Tillman Act in 1907, then n 1947 the Taft-Hartley Act extended the ban to labor unions. In 1971 that Congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act, which required the full reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures.
The MSM has done its job of reflecting America’s short attention span away from Citizens United and more importantly away from the Trump/North Korea debacle. I think the possibility of nuclear annihilation is a little more important than this false narrative of America’s fascist white supremacist/Nazi fetish that the MSM has been feeding Americans.
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