Legalize drugs to save the planet? As unrelated as those two liberal dreams are, the Soros dynasty just tried to tie them together.
On Dec. 14, The Alexander Soros Foundation posted a video in which George Soros’s son whined that, “the war on drugs has had devastating and lasting environmental effects,” and that drug crop eradiation is “just deforestation by another name.”
As the emotional background music swelled, the younger Soros attempted to justify his claims by arguing that the war on drugs is “pushing farmers deeper and deeper” into the forest areas of South America, “thus expanding the agricultural frontier.”
Soros also expressed his disgust with replacing coca plants (the source of cocaine) with non-drug crops because coca and other native drug plants “are much less harmful to the environment.”
After also attacking drug enforcement authorities for spraying weed killer on drug crops, Soros reflected, “I hope we will successfully put an end to the war on drugs for the sake of all our environment.”
Nevermind the people who are regularly harmed by these drugs that Soros so eagerly defends.
Of course, Soros’s support of these drugs is not surprising. The Soros Dynasty’s financial support for drugs is extensive.
Between 2001 and 2013, Soros’s liberal billionaire father, George Soros donated a total of $43, 701,927 to the Drug Policy Alliance, whose mission is to create a world where “people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies.” George Soros also gave an additional $2,227,645 to the Drug Policy Foundation, a precursor to the Drug Policy Alliance.
Despite the father and son’s extensive support for addictive drugs, the media has regularly downplayed or ignored their support.
The Drug Policy Alliance has been mentioned multiple times in 2015 by media outlets like The New York Times, and The Washington Post, but almost none mentioned Soros. Only Ed Gonek, an addiction psychiatrist, bothered to mention Soros’ donations to the Drug Policy Alliance in a Nov. 19 opinion piece in The San Francisco Chronicle.