Have you ever heard of “the dark web”? Of Arabella Advisors?
Do you have any idea of what this is, what it does and what it attempts to do?
Do you have any idea of who is funding it, and on whose behalf?
I strongly suggest you learn as much about it as you can. Quickly. Because it has become an under-the-radar force, not only in our elections but in how our already-compromised media handle political issues.
Joe Schoffstall, writing for freebeacon.com, has an excellent article on this unsettling subject, which I urge you in strongest terms to read – every word of it.
For the moment, here is just a taste (the bold print is mine):
A “dark money” group that was established to push back against the judicial nominations of President Donald Trump, and which was at the forefront of the battle against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and continues to go after him to this day, was heavily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros around the time of its inception, grants show.
Demand Justice, a left-wing advocacy group, was established in 2018 and is led by Brian Fallon, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign. The group does not disclose its donors and is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which falls under the umbrella of Arabella Advisors—an intricate dark money network containing dozens of liberal groups and projects. The network is used as a “pass through” entity for Democratic donors and has facilitated $1.6 billion in funds to liberal entities in recent years.
The initial grant from Soros’s policy center, which is an affiliated entity to the Open Society Foundations, was given to Fallon’s group around the time that the former Clinton henchman appeared at a secretive gathering of the Democracy Alliance, the left’s largest donor club that was co-founded by Soros, in Atlanta. The Washington Free Beacon was present at the gathering and spotted Fallon at the bar. The Free Beacon also obtained documents showing that Fallon was there on behalf of Demand Justice, which was not publicly launched at the time.
Soros’s Open Society Policy Center also made numerous grants for nearly $2 million to other left-wing groups for advocacy on judicial nominations last year. Those included two grants for $1,000,000 total to Planned Parenthood Action Fund, $350,000 to Color of Change (which also went toward voting rights), $150,000 to the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and $150,000 to the Committee for a Fair Judiciary, among others.
Want more? Then read these excerpts from Cameron Cawthorne’s article, also at freebeacon.com (as before, the bold print is mine):
Maine Democrat Sara Gideon is benefiting from another multimillion-dollar dark money group as she attempts to unseat Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), despite decrying “big money” in politics.
Gideon has been receiving positive coverage from a Maine news website which operates as part of a larger news network that publishes favorable content of Democratic candidates and attacks their Republican opponents.
Maine Beacon is one of the 12 affiliates of The Newsroom, a network of media outlets focused on state-level politics which operates across the United States. The Newsroom is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a Washington, D.C-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that “incubates projects and provides professional support and guidance.” Other affiliates of The Newsroom include the Arizona Mirror, the Colorado Independent, Maryland Matters, the Nevada Current, and the Michigan Advance.
The Hopewell Fund, which received $130,469,297 in grants and untraceable contributions in 2017, is one of four nonprofit entities managed by Arabella Advisors, which helped funnel $1.6 billion to liberal organizations between 2013 and 2017, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Arabella Advisors also manages New Venture Fund, Windward Fund, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, “which has funneled millions of dollars to progressive causes in recent years,” according to Politico.
Does this concern you? Scare you?
It damn well should.
And if you think mainstream media are going to cover Arabella Advisors, you’re living in a dream world.
so thank you, thank you, thank you, Washington Free Beacon for this information. Please keep it coming. And maybe, one day in the future, the news about Arabella Advisors will be too big for them to continue hiding.
I’m not at all confident this will happen. But at least I can hope.