Note: This is a selection from Network Politics, a tdaxp series.
“Let the Political Wars Begin,” by Richard Bond, Washington Times, 12 May 2005, http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20050511-085135-5927r.htm (Real Clear Politics).
Disclaimer: I generally admire George Soros. His Open Society Foundation and other groups have done real good in Georgia, Ukraine, and other countries. They continue peacefully organize people in Belarus, Uzbekistan, and other dictatorships. There’s a lot of conspiracy theories about Mr. Soros that are not true. Nonetheless, he is active political in the United States, and I believe his actions are explainable under Generational Network Struggle Theory and PISRR.
Prolog: Two Separate Networks
The Soros Network (Sorosnet) is a fourth generation political movement dedicated to peacefully seizing the U.S. government and using executive, legislative, and judicial powers to enact its laws. Sorosnet is glued together through an ideological drive. At the same time, the Democrat Party (Demnet) is a first generation political movement dedicated to enacting the will of its leaders will building loyalty on a system of patrimony.
Sorosnet and Democrat Party: Two Separate Networks
Penetrate: Sorosnet Links With Demnet
The financial chieftains of the far-left of the Democratic Party met recently to discuss ways to win back the majority of American voters.
The elite group, comprised of several dozen millionaires, dubbed itself the “Phoenix Group,” and is led by billionaire George Soros. Details of the group’s deliberations were closely guarded, but reports indicate that the liberal financiers plan to fund multiple left-of-center groups in order to formulate a “new” party message.
This news ought to chill the hearts of loyal Democrats, in particular party moderates, in light of recent activity by one of the groups the millionaires have funded. Criticism of a centrist member of the Democratic leadership by MoveOn.org, recipient of $2.5 million from Mr. Soros in 2004, can be seen as the opening shot in an internal war that could cripple or even break apart the Democratic Party
Sorosnet supports MoveOn and related groups that surge into the Democrat primary and general elections. MoveOn support builds up preferred spokesmen like Michael Moore and tacitly endorses candidates that position themselves as radical (Howard Dead, Wes Clarke, etc.). Sorosnet penetration builds during the general election to all manner of propaganda
Sorosnet Peacefully Links With Demnet
Isolate: Sorosnet Attacks Hostile Democrat Nodes
MoveOn.org’s target was House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, one of 73 Democrats who supported bankruptcy-reform legislation. Mr. Hoyer, a 25- year congressional veteran, was the target of a critical $100,000 radio campaign funded by MoveOn.org as punishment for his vote to reform bankruptcy laws.
Mr. Hoyer is not the only Democrat to incur MoveOn.org’s wrath. The group’s director recently attacked the centrist Democrat Leadership Council (DLC) founded by then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. The DLC’s leader fired back that Democrats should reject Michael Moore and the MoveOn.org crowd.
Combining the First and Second stages of Fourth Generation Politics, Sorosnet begins altering Demnet through node takedown and network contestment. Maintaining a fast tempo of operations, Sorosnet constantly gets inside the Demnet decision (“Observe-Orient-Decide-Act,” or “OODA”) loop. The goals of Isolation attacks are to highlight the power and attractiveness of Sorosnet, the weakness and decadence of Demnet, as well as gaining network power.
Sorosnet Targets Demnet Node
Attack Successful: Victim Node Now Isolated From Friends
Subvert: Sorosnet Infests Demnet
While Mr. Hoyer is impregnable politically, winning with 69 percent of the vote in his last election, the message MoveOn.org is sending is clear: Bipartisan cooperation is unacceptable.
It’s not just “sending a message” – it is altering the very nature of Demnet. Power increasingly flows from Sorosnet, and Sorosnet-linked nodes, to ideologically neutral nodes. In other words, ideological infiltrators are “hijacking” a relationship-based partisan institution to push ideological ends. Demnet now not only suffers Sorosnet fellow travelers and link attacks – parts of the regular command-and-control of the party now actively push the Sorosnet agenda. Like a chemical in the bloodstream, Sorosnet’s influence spreads through the party’s bloodlines.
Sorosnet Uses Network Power to Influence Neutral Demnet Nodes
Reorient: Sorosnet Creates A New Reality
This is an objective of Sorosnet — it hasn’t happened yet. Sorosnet’s future worth creating is a Democrat Party that is commanded by Sorosnet nodes for Sorosnet purposes. Reorienting means that the party now accepts Sorosnet hegemony. However, the party is still in a transitional state, as most personal relationships pre-date Sorosnet system administration.
Goal: Sorosnet Runs Demnet
Reharmonize: We Are All Sorosnetizens Now
The final intra-party objective of The Soros Network: full Democrat acceptance of Sorosnet. Sorosnet ideology and nodes control all aspects of the party, and no intra-party opposition remains. In other words, a situation similar to the present Republican Party under the Social-Conservative/Pro-Market/Pro-Globalization regime.
Goal: Sorosnet Is Demnet
Network Politics, a tdaxp series
Introduction: Net-Attacks and Counter-Attacks
Part 1, 0GW / 4GW: Iraqi Sunnis
Part 2, 0GW / 4GW: Christian Conservatives
Part 3, 1GW / 4GW: George Soros
Part 4, 2GW / 4GW: Social Security
Part 5, 4GW / 4GW: John Kerry