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September 1, 2015: Is This Just Wag the Dog?

By Rob Tenery, MD on September 1, 2015

Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film that was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart’s novel American Hero. The story begins just days before a presidential election, when a Washington, D.C. spin doctor is called in by the White House staff to distract the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood film producer to construct a fake war with Albania.

The movie happened to be released just one month before the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan during the Clinton Administration, which prompted the media to draw comparisons between the movie and realty.   Wikipedia

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The former Secretary of State and leading contender for the nomination as the democratic nominee to succeed Barck Obama, Hillary Clinton, has run into a storm of criticism over her handling of her emails while she held that position. Whether the American public will give her a pass is still up in the air. The disaster at Benghazi, which the administration has tried to sweep under the carpet, may again become a center of focus if it is true that then Secretary of State cannot produce any emails from and to her contacts at the State Department and the President during that critical time.

President Obama’s proposed treaty with Iran that will prevent them from becoming a nuclear threat has become the focus of much speculation and controversy on both sides of the aisle.

The Democrats are desperate to get these stories off the front page.

The racial tension in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore has recently dominated the news. From what can be determined is that many if not most of the protestors were brought in from other areas outside Ferguson. It is also strange that the protests have continued even though their police chief has stepped down and Darren Wilson, the police officer, who killed Michael Brown, was completely exonerated by the Justice Department and is no longer with the police department.

Electing and reelecting a black President has to go a long way toward proving that the majority in this country have moved past the racial prejudices of our ancestors. Another recent flashpoint was when an SAE fraternity racist chant was captured on tape that shows the undercurrent of racism still exists in some sectors. The President of Oklahoma University’s quick expulsion of the leaders on that bus and disbanding the fraternity should be response enough to show there is no place on the campus for that type of activity. Biases exist everywhere, but to keep the wounds open and encourage them to fester is probably more than just diverting the public’s attention.

A recent headline in the Washington Times caught my attention. It read George Soros Funds Ferguson Protests, Hopes to Spur Civil Action. A check at Snopes.com revealed more about him and the organization Open Society Foundations (OSF) that he underwrites and appears to do his bidding. Listed in the Snopes article, under the range of initiatives of the OSF is ‘$1.4 billion to promote reform in the United States on issues such as criminal justice, drugs, palliative care, education, immigration, equal rights, and democratic governance’. Specifically, it has been reported that Mr. Soros, through one of these foundations, gave at least $33 million in one year to support the already-established groups that were part of the protests at Ferguson. This figure was reported in the tax filings of the OSF.

Why does this billionaire and self-appointed reformer on the world stage spend millions of dollars to fan the flames of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a town of just over 21,000?

There are a lot or rumors that surround the Hungarian-born multi-billionaire, but one theme that keeps coming up is his support for a New World Order. This is a conspiracy theory centered around establishing an authoritarian world government which will replace the existing sovereign states.

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“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence… I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct…”  Daniel Webster

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Taking an introspective look at this country, one of the most significant social problems is the growing racial tension within the black community. One-parent families and limited opportunities to move out of their ghetto life are the major culprits, not racial discrimination. The recent outcropping that has come out if this social rancor is loss of respect for authority, specifically law enforcement. To add to this rebellious undercurrent, our President and his former Attorney General appear somewhat sympathetic to these outbreaks.1 And for reasons we can only surmise, Soros has become involved.

George Soros’ relationship with President Obama appears to be problematic, since Obama’s campaign for the Presidency was launched at a secret meeting at Soros’ Long Island Southampton beach house in the summer of 2002.  Although Soros had failed in his first attempt to deny George W. Bush of a second term, through this effort by Soros arose ‘the Shadow Party that would eventually become the Obama Administration’.2

Is this seething discontent a way that the media can take advantage of its growing influence to the stories they want covered (Wag the Dog) or have George Soros and his cronies more planned for this country?

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References: 1. Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database.

Paul Sperry is a Hoover Institution media fellow and author of “The Great American Bank Robbery,” which exposes the racial politics behind the mortgage bust. A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”

Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds. The President wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online. So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of 'racial disparities' and 'segregation', even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.

References: 2. http://humanevents.com/2010/09/09theobamasoros-connection/





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