The conservative blogosphere is erupting with buzz about convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin who is making life rather difficult for a blogger. Stacy McCain and Matthew Vadum are focusing on the fact that Kimberlin has received funding from George Soros’ Tides Foundation, the Barbara Streisand Foundation and the Heinz Family Foundation.
Why, you may ask, bring this up now? Because it’s newsworthy. A man named Aaron Walker (blogging name Aaron Worthing) is now claiming that Kimberlin tried to frame him for a crime he did not commit. The verbose but apparently honest Walker explains what happened in a heavily annotated, nearly 28,000 word essay at his website Allergic to Bull.
Do the people at the Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Heinz Family Foundation know that they have given money to an organization run by a litigious, violent, radical felon who appears to delight in intimidating people whose views he disagrees with?
I have no idea what they know, but none of these organizations, and particularly the individuals who run them, are going to be held accountable unless big media covers it and informs the average Joe, preferably through the mainstream news programs rather than opinion shows. Perhaps if all of the blogs are covering this, something like that might get picked up.
I would guess that this is not an isolated incident. George Soros has been an instrumental figure in many revolutions in the world, including the Velvet Revolution of which Kimberlin is apparently a veteran. I wrote about five of those revolutions early last year. Does that mean he is part of a conspiracy for “democratic” revolution in America? No, but it sure is bothersome, isn’t it?
This story should not be treated as a difference of opinion between Right and Left. It should be treated as a troubling reality about politics in America. That is that there are some who are willing to harbor terrorists. Unfortunately, the view that this is somehow okay has itself become mainstream because some well-known people have championed it. You may remember that it was the Left who supported Humanitarian Law Project in the case of Holder v Humanitarian Law Project, including groups like the Carter Center, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. People don’t see Jimmy Carter as a terrorist type, even though he took the side of the terrorists in that case. As harmless as Jimmy Carter may seem to some people, he is a leftist, and that makes him a troubling character.
The thinking on the Left is that it is okay to give funding and other support to terrorists provided that they do not use the support for actual acts of terror. When political activists on the Left hear that George Soros and others on the Left are providing funding for a convicted terrorist, that is no skin off their noses. Unfortunately, the radical Left includes people like Jimmy Carter and many in the “mainstream media,” hence our predicament. Such things as this will likely not be reported, no matter how frequently they may happen. The radical Left, you see, is quite “mainstream” in America’s information business.
Best wishes to Mr. Walker, and may God truly bless America by overlooking our failures and by helping us to build a strong country again. We will need His help. We cannot do that on our own.