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Tomte 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite

"When students come to me saying, David Irving is going to speak in Atlanta, we'll go and protest! I say: Don't do that. If you go, the press will go there too and he'll get the front page. I'm not saying that you should simply ignore them. My point is: You have to fight smartly. Do not go berserk."

Given that history is often written by the victor, saying "We Will Win Because History Is On Our Side" seems a tad presumptuous.

The headline is a quote that is specific to the discussion of her lawsuit against notorious Holocaust-denier David Irving. "Win" here means in countering denialism, not anti-Semitism generally. She means "history" in the sense of the actual facts of what happened, not some kind of progressive trend toward overcoming hate generally.


Per the article: "When Trump says George Soros paid the people protesting against Judge Kavanaugh, then I say: While Soros does support some organizations that reject Kavanaugh, there is no evidence at all that he paid women to testify or protest against him."

Per Conservative Review: "One of the women who confronted Mr. Flake, Ana Maria Archila, the executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a New York-based liberal organizing group, said she had not been paid.

Let’s unpack that. The woman they say claims she wasn’t paid is the PAID executive director of an organizing group. It’s literally her job to organize these types of protests. Archila’s compensation in 2015, according to the organization’s IRS form 990 was $150,221.

.... Forbes reported in this week’s annual Forbes 400 that Soros transferred $18 billion to this foundation over the past year."

> Soros transferred $18 billion to this foundation over the past year.

That would mean Soros transferred over 70% of his net worth[1] to that organization, which would thereby have become the 4th wealthiest foundation in the US[2]. Alternatively, the Conservative Review is not a reliable source.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros#Wealth_and_philan...

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wealthiest_charitable_...

This seems off-topic, more political than an interesting new phenomenon.

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