Soros Speaks for Biden

Sounds like Alex Soros (son of George Soros) has a more comprehensive understanding of what Biden would do for Europe than Biden, himself, could articulate.

I wonder if it is their intention for Biden to remain in his basement while they run the country. My guess is “yeah, that’s exactly what they will do”. And then when Biden gets so incapacitated that he’s become a complete embarrassment then Vice President Kamala Harris will get the Cabinet together in the Situation Room and get them to invoke the 25th Amendment.

At any rate, to believe that the Atlantic Establishment would go along with a Trumpist agenda –even a watered-down one–is too idiotic for words. If Biden wins (and that’s a mighty big if), all I could say at that point is that Soros is right, and we’re doomed.

(Article sent to Gail at the behest of George Soros, apparently.)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

George asked me to send you the op-ed below by his son Alex, published by Project Syndicate earlier this week.

Best regards,

Michael Vachon

A Biden Victory Could Reset Transatlantic Relations
Project Syndicate
July 3, 2020
By: Alex Soros

Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn’t change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the skeptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.

NEW YORK – In his opening address to the European Council on Foreign Relations’ (ECFR) annual meeting, German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas claimed that regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election this November, Europeans “will have to think about how to better contain the conflicts in Europe’s vicinity, even without the US.”

His view is a popular one. Many European pundits, such as Janan Ganesh and Wolfgang Münchau of the Financial Times, have argued that US-EU relations would not change significantly even if a Democrat were to defeat US President Donald Trump. A Democratic president, the argument goes, would still be protectionist on trade, sympathetic to the American public’s supposed isolationist instincts, and equally unenthusiastic about writing checks to defend Europe. This description was initially applied to Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, despite their strong support for international cooperation and human rights. Now some Europeans are extending it to Joe Biden.

But the idea that Biden would bring no real change to US policy toward Europe beggars belief. Biden has always been a staunch transatlanticist, and over the course of his decades-long political career, he has forged close relationships with key European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As vice president from 2009 to 2017, Biden was always available to provide personal diplomacy when President Barack Obama was not.

While European pundits are correct to doubt that the old transatlantic alliance will simply return to its pre-Trump state, they are underestimating what a Biden victory would mean for US foreign policy. The Democratic Party is still a party of values, and a Biden administration would pursue a full reset after four years of Trump, restoring America’s historic commitment to responsible leadership on the world stage.

Whereas Trump has spent his time in office starting fights with Europe over climate change, trade, and human rights, Biden would bring America back to the diplomatic table. The United States would rejoin the Paris climate agreement, pursue new trade deals, and participate in cooperative efforts to ensure that technological innovation conforms with human-rights standards.

In the European Union, America’s image is at an all-time low, thanks to the Trump administration’s slow, incoherent, and ineffective response to the COVID-19 crisis, a major part of which comprised blaming other countries, rather than cooperating with them. Instead of combating the crisis using the resources of the World Health Organization and other multilateral organizations, the US banned travel from Europe without warning and announced it would defund the WHO. One of Biden’s first foreign-policy objectives will surely be to rectify this and to treat COVID-19 as the global crisis it is. That means leveraging international cooperation to protect Americans from the pandemic (and its attendant economic devastation), as well as lead global efforts to combat the threat.

With Biden in the White House, European telecoms like Nokia and Ericsson would be recognized and supported as the transatlantic alliance’s 5G champions, and the US would help Europe wean itself off Russian gas as it works toward its clean-energy transition. A Biden administration also would recognize the wisdom of negotiating a renewal of the New START nuclear-weapons treaty with Russia when it expires in 2021. And it would pursue other forms of arms control to advance European and US security interests and prevent a new arms race.

More to the point, a Biden administration would uphold its end of any bargain, and would be trusted to maintain America’s commitments to partners and allies around the world. The only question is whether Europe, too, would be prepared to make the tough choices needed to reinvigorate the alliance.

Trump has allowed Europe to avoid such choices, because his outlandish behavior has distracted attention from most other issues. For example, with all eyes on the intensifying Sino-American feud, the EU has become more accommodating to China. In early June, Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, declared that Europe does not regard China as a military threat. And while US political leaders from both parties have loudly condemned China’s imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong, the EU’s reaction has been relatively meek.

Lest we forget, the EU is the world’s largest trading bloc. With enough determination, Europe, working closely with the US, could have considerable leverage when it comes to promoting a rules-based multilateral system. But to do so, it will have to expend political and diplomatic capital.

The same applies to issues closer to home. Europe has much to gain by working closely with the US to strengthen Ukraine’s independence and resilience in the face of Kremlin aggression, not least by upholding the recently renewed sanctions regime against Russia. The EU also has an interest in clearing an accession path for Western Balkan countries and ending the stonewalling that has long played into the hands of Russia, China, Turkey, and other powers. In bringing the Western Balkans into the transatlantic fold, Europe could count on the support of a bipartisan majority in the US Congress.

Pursuing any of these objectives would require the EU to place its values above political and diplomatic expediency. Doing so would show the American public that Europe is not the freeloader that Trump has made it out to be, but rather a confident, reliable partner. In fact, Americans already often look to Europe for policy ideas, from taking on Big Tech and protecting privacy to providing health care and other critical elements of the social safety net. A revived transatlantic relationship might well bolster the flow of European ideas to the US.

To be sure, a transatlantic reset would also require America to stand up for human rights and democracy, which would mean taking a tougher line on the current Turkish government. Fortunately, this should not be difficult. Polling by the National Security Action has consistently shown that most Americans worry about Trump’s mismanagement of US relations with other countries, and would prefer to see the US government stand up for America’s professed values, including human rights.

Over the past few years, Trump’s made-for-TV tirades against the transatlantic alliance have given Europe every reason to turn inward and throw up protectionist barriers. But survey data from the ECFR show that many of those Europeans who now support protectionism are disenchanted former supporters of the transatlantic alliance. With a change in US leadership and a more familiar approach from Washington, their disappointment may begin to lift.

By all means, European pundits can keep skewing the facts about Biden, the Democrats, and Americans’ views on foreign policy. By lowering expectations, they will have made it easier for a future Biden administration to outperform in the eyes of the European public. Relationships and alliances are about perception as much as anything else. 


  1. Fr. Deacon John says

    Mr. Soros – let me finish this sentence the way you wouldn’t dare to but the rest of your letter screams out loud…..Biden would bring America back to the diplomatic table….. with America’s checkbook wide open and America’s guard completely down.

    Except, it won’t be Biden. If by some curse he actually wins, it will be his handlers and whoever his VP is. It is becoming more and more obvious that he is just a name and a face and he is being hidden away from the public eye so people don’t see how far he has deteriorated. His handlers should be brought up on charges for elderly abuse.

  2. Can we please do what Hungary and Poland have done to Soros…ban him and any organization he is associated with. Duda won the Polish elections just by associating his opponent with Soros, that’s how unpopular he is in Eastern Europe. Soros is knocking on deaths door but his son Alex is just as awful if not worse 

  3. I do not – or cannot – recall the term for growing old and absent-minded. But Mr. Biden appears to have become a nearly world-class (his election introduces global ramifications, etc.) walking example of it. Politically, this brings a shy smile to the (at least to my conservative) face. But it also portends a perhaps ignominious ending. I’m not sure what that word means in a full sense. But even the sound of it does not promise Joe B a happy resolution to it all. Only a superficial evaluation of the current Democrat dilemma may indicate something akin to this: A wounded animal is unpredictable… and potentially dangerous. Joe is wounded. But he’s only a face for what now makes up the Democrat party. Perhaps only sincere prayer by more than one person will be able to calm many (though not all) of the troubled waters which lie ahead.

  4. cynthia curran says

    Trump and Republicans in 2018 were told bad advice dumped the suburbs. Well, now Stacey Kurtz finally came out that Yes the Democrats are still supporting everyone live in a big city like New York City with high rise living and high costs. Biden and company are still trying to transfer poor people to the burbs like they did during Obama’s presidency and transfer the income of the burbs back to large cites. Long Island loses revenue to New York City under Biden. Yet, the Republicans were silent in 2018 about this and lose some burbs in Texas and other places.

  5. Anonymous II says

    I love this quote from Biden on the Jews:
    “I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America, are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” Biden said at a Democratic National Convention reception celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “It wasn’t anything we legislatively did. It was ‘Will and Grace,’ it was the social media. Literally. That’s what changed peoples’ attitudes. That’s why I was so certain that the vast majority of people would embrace and rapidly embrace” gay marriage, Biden said, referring to an NBC show, which ended seven years ago, about a gay man and his female best friend.

    I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media, are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry,” the gaffe-prone Veep said. “The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good. ”
    “The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage,” he said. “The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you.”
    Now, if anyone else announced this as negative, they’d lose their job and be blacklisted, labeled anti-semitic. See how the label anti-semitism silences criticism? Just like the label ‘climate denier, anti-vaxxer, homophobe, transphobic, white supremacist.’ Believe it or not, Biden is right on the money, here. 

    • Anonynous II says

      Update: I posted this Biden article on the Reddit group ‘r/Biden_OnTheRecord, asking for clarification. Literally, all I did was quote the man running for president of my country, and my family is Jewish and wants to educate ourselves. Guess what? I’ve been permanently banned from the group.

  6. cynthia curran says

    These punks supporting Biden, so believe you can’t be critical of China when it comes to the Uyghurs because we need cental american kids in Cages. Well, the Uyghurs have died in some of the Chinese camps while few Central American kids when they were in prison ares died unless they were sick when the cross the borders. In fact liberal groups made certain that most of the central american kids that cross the border had more meals and toys than they did in central america. Also, while the left whine they were separated from their parents. The left supports social services taking away kids all the time from their parents in the US. Some of Joe Biden supporters that hate group are so far to the left that they denied people dying in the Gulags as well according to project Veritas interviews of leftist in refuse fascism. Many in refuse fascism are Antifa. The police association has endorsed Trump a first since last time the police association didn’t endorse Trump or Clinton. In 1008 and 2012 they supported Obama and Biden because Democrats are more friendly with public unions, but the anti-police feelings of some Democrats has shifted their supported to Trump. Antifa and BLM are full of real totalalations.

  7. Austin Martin says

    Just to be clear, by “Europe” and “the Atlantic establishment”, what we mean is the people whom Jesus called “the synagogue of Satan”, yes?