We know that Mr. Schwartz is the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. We most recently heard from him here the other day when he announced a doubling of the funds that will flow to refugee resettlement contractors. But, what is his background? After doing a little google search I realize I am going to have to tell you what I’ve learned in pieces because it’s way too much material for one post.
Regular readers know that my theory is that the refugee program and open borders immigration in general are about creating first a permanent leftwing voting base comprised of grateful immigrants, and then ultimately a one world government controlled by the United Nations—a goal of Progressives from their earliest days. You can laugh, hoot and holler all you want, even call me tinfoil-hat as one commenter did, but that is the only thing that makes any sense. Otherwise why would sensible rational people be importing poverty and opening our borders to the third world? Simple kindness? Not a chance!
It isn’t kind or humane to bring in competition for poor Americans in the workplace. It isn’t kind to disrupt longstanding American communities with insistence on that silly notion that diversity is strength. It isn’t humane to import thousands of refugees who will live in dangerous slums in US cities far from the culture they love and are comfortable with. It isn’t kindness to encourage educated Iraqis to come here and scrub floors at night. It isn’t kindness to bring superior-acting Muslim Africans and drop them in poor black neighborhoods. It isn’t kind to have special government loans for immigrants that are not available to low income Americans. And, it isn’t right to take hard-earned money from taxpayers and give it to quasi-government groups to advance their political agendas.
This is political progressivism, plain and simple. The Progressives hide behind a presumption of good intentions all the while creating crisis (Saul Alinsky) and bringing down our form of government (Cloward-Piven) to replace it with another one— a socialist global government.
So, here is one of the first pieces of evidence about Mr. Schwartz’s membership in the one-world government gang. But, first you might want to review his profile on Who Runs Government, here.
Soros Flunky Runs Obama’s Pro-U.N. Policy, by Cliff Kincaid.
Mr. Kincaid heads the Washington, DC media watchdog group, Accuracy in Media. Judy and I attended a conference they held in Washington, DC last fall. We especially wanted to hear world famous blogger Trevor Loudon (New Zeal) that October day among other great speakers.
Kincaid on Schwartz from last January during the Obama transition:
In violation of Barack Obama’s promise to run an open and transparent transition to the next administration, an associate of convicted document thief Sandy Berger has been secretly meeting with far-left groups under the auspices of the Obama-Biden Transition Project to develop a range of pro-U.N. policies. These include placing “more [U.N.] blue helmets on U.S. troops” and forcing the U.S. to join the U.N.’s International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ICC is an international entity that could prosecute American citizens and soldiers for “war crimes” and other offenses, in violation of U.S. Constitutional protections.
The ICC treaty was signed by President Clinton, who expressed concern about some of its provisions, but under President Bush it was “unsigned” by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton in what he called his “happiest moment” at the State Department.
In response to the possibility of the ICC prosecuting American soldiers, the Congress in 2002 passed the American Service members Protection Act, in order to protect U.S. soldiers from the jurisdiction of the court.
While Obama comes across in the media as a “moderate” or “centrist” in foreign policy, his Transition Project is developing an extreme pro-U.N. policy that is supposed to be implemented by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan E. Rice.
The Berger associate, Eric. P. Schwartz, is the executive director of the U.S. Connect Fund and represents several liberal and leftist foundations, including and most notably the Open Society Institute of financial hedge-fund operator George Soros. Soros is considered by some the virtual owner of the Democratic Party, having contributed lavishly to the party, its causes and candidates, including Obama. He personally contributed $50,000, the maximum allowed, to the Obama inauguration.
While Obama did not publicly endorse the International Criminal Court during the campaign, because “many questions remain unanswered about the ultimate scope of its activities,” Schwartz and his associates are clearly laying the groundwork for the Obama Administration’s acceptance of and membership in the ICC. Schwartz is perfectly suited for the task, having “initiated and managed the White House review that resulted in U.S. signature of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court” under Clinton, according to his own bio.
Other members of the secretive Obama group include Samantha Power, the Harvard academic and one of Obama’s closest foreign policy advisers who left the Obama presidential campaign temporarily after calling Hillary Clinton a “monster.” A self-described “humanitarian hawk,” Power believes in using the United Nations to confront “genocide” in the world, despite the corruption scandals involving U.N. peacekeepers in human rights violations and sexual child abuse.
Soros, who backed Obama during the presidential campaign, is a well-known advocate of a “New World Order” in which the U.S. refuses to act unilaterally in its own interests but works through international organizations such as the U.N. on foreign policy matters. Critics note that such an approach gives the U.N. and other nations a veto over what the U.S. can do militarily.
A convicted inside trader whose currency manipulations have been known to threaten national governments and currencies, he testified on November 13, 2008, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the risks posed by the hedge funds that he and other billionaires operate. In addition to the Democratic Party, his financial fingerprints are all over leftist, “progressive” and news media organizations.
The Connect U.S. Fund is funded by Soros’s Open Society Institute and other liberal foundations and provides grants to pro-U.N. groups around the country. These groups, which provide the appearance of public support for more U.S. involvement in the U.N., were involved in a January 10 national conference call to promote a “Responsible U. S. Global Engagement” agenda for the Obama Administration. They are releasing a letter to Obama this week urging close cooperation with the U.N. on such issues as human rights, climate change, arms control and foreign aid.
This is bound to find a favorable response, since the co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, John Podesta, a former Clinton chief of staff, comes from another Soros-funded group, the Center for American Progress. [Remember I told readers about CAP here and especially its proposal to airlift 100,000 Iraqis to the US ASAP.]
There is much more, read the whole article.
Come back tomorrow for Schwartz and the Tides Foundation.