Under the guise of encouraging a younger generation of progressive leadership, billionaire George Soros has successfully embedded a globalist figurehead into a prominent position within the Democratic Party. Ben Wikler has been elected as the new state party chairman in Wisconsin, which is poised to play a key role in the 2020 presidential election. Wikler, only 38, has close ties to Soros-dominated organizations that go back years.
Wikler served as a senior adviser and Washington director for the radical progressive group MoveOn.org before leaving the organization to run for the party chair post. At MoveOn he championed a younger Democrat challenge to Old Guard leaders who were not deemed progressive enough on a myriad of issues. “The unity and trust between the grassroots and elected Democrats is rapidly eroding. It could turn ugly if this goes on any further,” Wikler warned in January 2018 of incumbent Dems who were not supporting illegal alien “Dreamers” to the satisfaction of left-wing activists.
Connect the Dots
But Wikler is not the face of a new generation of Dems so much as he is a creature of George Soros’ globalist agenda. Part of his duties at MoveOn.org included regularly downplaying reports that the group was nothing more than a Soros front operation. A friendly 2017 article at Vice.com is typical of this approach. “Wikler explains that his organization is basically just a giant email list run by about 45 people who send out petitions, suggest ways that progressives can help further their agenda, and solicit for donations — the average of which is $26,” the article placidly states.
In fact, MoveOn.org has long been heavily funded by Soros and continues to be so today. A 2018 Gift Disclosure posting on its website shows that Soros’s Open Society Policy Institute donated $50,000 for the year. Beyond that modest sum, however, one finds a hefty $834,000 donation by a group called the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) that makes a mockery of the $26 average pledge conceit. The NDWA is yet another progressive activist group heavily backed by Soros. Its director, Ai-jen Poo, was a community fellow for Soros’s Open Society Institute from 1997 to 2008, watchdog group InfluenceWatch.org reports. The NDWA received $300,000 from the Open Society Foundations in 2016.
But it isn’t only money that shuffles from one Soros group to another. Wikler himself sat on several different branches of the Soros Tree. In 2007, at the tender age of 26, he was campaign director for Avaaz, the international version of MoveOn. Two of the four people listed by David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks website as the “main individuals involved in the formation of Avaaz” are currently directly affiliated with Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Tom Perriello, a former Democrat congressman from Virginia, is the executive director of the organization’s U.S. Programs. Eli Pariser, a longtime MoveOn staffer, is an advisory board member.
A third key Avaaz co-founder, Ricken Patel, was the very first guest on a podcast hosted by Wikler in 2012. In the podcast (see 10:30 mark), Wikler tells Patel, who has an extensive progressive globalist background of his own, that working at Avaaz “was the highlight of my professional life to date” and an “incredible ride.”
Globalists in Action
Avaaz is at the cutting activist edge of pushing the globalist agenda. Testaments to its work found on its website herald its efforts on behalf of a new world order. “Avaaz is at the forefront of popular outcries which trigger the radical changes we crave,” Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is quoted as saying. “You are the bright side of globalisation and your vision and sense of agency has never been more necessary,” Kate Hampton, executive director of the Children’s Fund for the Future, gushed.
Avaaz actively works to help bring refugees into Europe “from Syria, Iraq, Sudan – even as far away as Bangladesh,” its website exclaims. “Something like 600 refugees arrive on the Greek islands every day and Greece is now the number one destination for refugees coming to Europe,” the group excitedly states.
While at MoveOn, Wikler did his part to boost massive global migration into the United States. In a 2015 letter to the group’s members posted on its website, Wikler affixed his name to an update on the organization’s Syrian refugee efforts. He lamented that “fearmongers” and “xenophobes” were preventing the group from getting the United States to expand the Syrian refugee settlement program to take in 100,000 people, “still just a fraction of the 5 million refugees displaced by violence in Syria.”
Conveniently enough, as this refugee crisis was exploding, Soros-backed Avaaz strongly supported U.S. military involvement in Syria, which helped exacerbate the migration flood.
Wikler is also currently listed as a member of the Advisory Council of National Security Action, another so-called grassroots activist group that encourages a strong interventionist U.S. foreign policy. The group was bequeathed a cool $200,000 from Soros’s Open Society Policy Center in the second quarter of 2018.
“Wisconsin is the birthplace of the progressive movement …. That glorious tradition still runs through our blood,” Wikler tweeted June 2 in celebration of his election as Democrat state party chair. Even the most cursory examination of his career shows that Soros is the plasma, blood cells, and platelets of what flows through Wikler’s veins. The Badger State is setting up to be a battleground in 2020. Soros now has his man on the scene to lead one of the two major political parties in this nation as the election drama unfolds.
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