Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros is reportedly spending loads of money in the small nation of Macedonia as he seeks to spread his liberal beliefs.
According to a Daily Signal commentary piece by Mike Gonzalez of The Heritage Foundation, Soros has inserted his money in the Republic of Macedonia's political scene. The groups on the receiving end of his money support liberal policies on drugs, sexual orientation, and trans-nationalism, Gonzalez notes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes Soros and his actions in eastern Europe, and Gonzalez writes that he has sent operatives to back the conservative party in the nation of 2.1 million.
Muddying the waters is U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily. He was appointed by former President Barack Obama and, according to Gonzalez, has displayed a bias toward Macedonia's conservative party.
Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have taken notice and sent Baily a letter in January asking why he had chosen Soros' Open Society Foundation as the organization to help with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects across Macedonia, which sits above Greece.
The State Department replied to the lawmakers in February, but it did not say much about Soros' group.
"But in fact, a Feb. 27 USAID announcement of a $2.54 million contract with the foundation revealed that the project included paying for training in 'civic activism,' 'mobilization,' and 'civic engagement,'" Gonzalez wrote.
"Far from strengthening the rule of law or regional security, these are activities associated with the redefinition of civics as 1960s-style progressive political activism. They are all strategies straight out of Saul Alinsky's subversion manual, 'Rules for Radicals,' whose translation into Macedonian, incidentally, was funded by Soros' foundation in 2014."
The 86-year-old Soros is worth $25.2 billion, according to Forbes. He has donated millions of dollars to left-leaning causes and candidates over the years.
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