In what has become a pattern of troubling behind-the-scenes maneuvers to facilitate the radicalization of the United States, progressive billionaire George Soros has reportedly made a sizable donation to an advocacy group openly calling for the defunding of police across America, according to the Epoch Times.
Long known for his eye-watering financial contributions to far-left candidates up and down the ballot virtually every election year and also for throwing his support behind progressive issue campaigns and advocacy groups, Soros recently sent $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, an organization billed by its leaders to be the largest “racial justice” enterprise in the nation.
The funding from Soros was revealed in Federal Election Commission filings first publicized by the Washington Free Beacon, and the amount of the contribution made it the most significant donation of the 2021 election cycle to date. The payment was reportedly intended to bolster the group’s work in defunding police departments nationwide.
As evidence of the group’s police defunding emphasis, the Epoch Times cited a petition on the Color of Change website which implores visitors to “TAKE ACTION: Defund the police, and invest in communities now.”
The petition continued, “The killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and so many more at the hands of police violence have left us all outraged, but our movement is stronger than ever. Now it’s up to us to hold them accountable, push for further systemic changes, and not lose the momentum needed to change the institution of policing forever.”
As the Times pointed out, in articulating his group’s vision in the wake of a 2020 Minneapolis City Council proposal to dismantle its own police department, Color of Change leader Rashad Robinson said, “Policing is a violent institution that must end. We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick, and feed those who are financially unstable. Defunding the police allows for this vision.”
Despite the influx of cash from left-wing contributors such as Soros and the incessant drumbeat from the liberal media, the push to defund the police has lost considerable steam since the height of last summer’s racial unrest, in significant part due to the wave of violent crime now gripping many parts of the country.
In an especially telling recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University/Detroit Free Press poll, residents of the Motor City revealed that by a margin of 9-1, they wanted to see more cops on the streets, rather than fewer, and respondents rejected the “defund the police” mantra by a margin of 3-1, giving lie to the persistent left-wing insistence that police are the problem.
As journalist Glenn Greenwald aptly noted, when it comes to issues of crime and policing, the poll represents “more evidence of how wide the gap is between the discourse of media elites on these questions and everyone else.” The sad truth, however, is that progressive operatives such as Soros will continue to cynically use the issue – and their money – to stoke racial division and attempt to impose a socialist vision on America.