Daniel W. Drezner

The unvarnished truth about Big Peace

Earlier this month media mogul Andrew Breitbart (yes, that Andrew Breitbart) launched Big Peace as his latest website.  Big Peace’s editor, Peter Schweizer, explained the founding principles of the enterprise in his introductory post:  The word “peace” has been hijacked by those who don’t believe in peace, but rather believe in appeasement.  We intend to ...

Earlier this month media mogul Andrew Breitbart (yes, that Andrew Breitbart) launched Big Peace as his latest website.  Big Peace's editor, Peter Schweizer, explained the founding principles of the enterprise in his introductory post

The word “peace” has been hijacked by those who don’t believe in peace, but rather believe in appeasement.  We intend to take it back.  Peace comes from strength.  Peace comes from freedom.  More people were killed in the 20th century by their own governments than due to any war.  Peace is a word devoid of meaning unless it includes liberty....

We firmly believe in interactive journalism.  National security issues are too important to kept to the “professional” journalists. (Notice the quotes.)

Earlier this month media mogul Andrew Breitbart (yes, that Andrew Breitbart) launched Big Peace as his latest website.  Big Peace’s editor, Peter Schweizer, explained the founding principles of the enterprise in his introductory post

The word “peace” has been hijacked by those who don’t believe in peace, but rather believe in appeasement.  We intend to take it back.  Peace comes from strength.  Peace comes from freedom.  More people were killed in the 20th century by their own governments than due to any war.  Peace is a word devoid of meaning unless it includes liberty….

We firmly believe in interactive journalism.  National security issues are too important to kept to the “professional” journalists. (Notice the quotes.)

The commitment of the Big Peace Team is to give you the unvarnished truth (emphasis added)

Excellent, I thought.  More interest in international relations, regardless of partisanship, promotes a more vigorous marketplace of ideas.  With a commitment to the unvarnished truth, I was hopeful that Big Peace would shine a light on some unexplored areas of the foreign policy establishment. 

After reading Michael Moriarty’s (yes, that Michael Moriarty) explication of the real power behind the Obama administration, however, I have some doubts as to whether Schweizer and I think that "the unvarnished truth" mean the same thing.   Here are some snippets of Moriarty’s essay, "The Soros/Obama Puppet Show": 

From Dr. Henry Kissinger of Harvard to the honorary degree which President Barack Obama, also of Harvard, received from, of all things, a Catholic university, Notre Dame, the fruit off of the tree of such enlightened despotism, the harvest from their lofty efforts has one common denominator: thuggery.

The Kissinger/Nixon Presidency bullied its way to eventual defeat in the eyes of the American people.

Soros/Obama is repeating the same formula but from another, much Redder and very Islamic corner of the very Bipartisan, Kissingerized and Progressive New World Order….

The Soros’ obvious and undeniable objective, after having “broken the Bank of England,” is to teach Barack Obama how to destroy the United States of America as we have known it. He’s off to a very good start with his disciple and philosophic doppelganger.

There is, of course, a bizarre psychological syndrome in a Jewish Godfather and his blatant exploitation of a decidedly pro-Islamic politician with the name of Barack Hussein Obama.

Karl Marx and his Communist philosophy explains it all. Marx was Jewish as well … and perversely anti-Semitic….

To short or bet against the prosperity of your fellow man is precisely the mentality of all three major madmen of the 20th Century: Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

Life is not a horse race … but you can’t tell George Soros that.

Because Hitler was destroyed in World War II but both Stalin and Mao thrived, George Soros and, unfortunately, the likes of Henry Kissinger and many in the conservative corner of America, see a Marxist New World Order as “scientifically inevitable”.

“There is nothing Man can do to stop it!” “We will bury you!” as the Soviet Nikita Khrushchev prophesied.

Apparently Soros and Obama are here to throw the last few shovels filled with dirt into the graves envisioned by Khrushchev that will hold American bodies….

Why don’t all the citizens of America have blood shooting out of their eyes in rage?!

We are actually 1930’s Europe….

Now the new Kissinger is George Soros.

Soros puppeteers Obama in the same way “Dr. K” ultimately led Nixon to his utter humiliation.

Let’s hope to see the same outcome for the Soros/Obama Puppet Show that befell Kissinger/Nixon.

There’s stuff I cut out about Marx and an odd Brazilian side note, but you get the gist.  Or maybe you don’t, because I’m not completely sure I understand what the man is saying.  As near as I can figure, Moriarty is asserting the following:

1.  George Soros is Obama’s Henry Kissinger;

2.  George Soros is a Jewish, Marxist, radical lefty who, because he shorts assets, wants to bring down the United States.

If Moriarty could make those charges stick, well, pass me the popcorn, because that would be some interesting news.  However, Moriarty provides zero, repeat, zero facts to back up these claims.  Seriously, I see no evidence of Soros’ alleged influence over Obama, nor do I see any evidence of Soros’ desire to bring down the United States.  In the end, this is an incoherent screed by a former famous person in which a lot of false comparisons are made and no truth is provided. 

Perhaps Moriarty’s essay is uncharacteristic of the output on Big Peace.  If not, I must come to the conclusion that Big Peace has gone Vizzini on the phrase "unvarnished truth."  I think of that term to mean "the speaking of unpleasant, inconvenient, but nevertheless iron-clad truths."  Big Peace appears to interpret that term to mean "unadulterated innuendo and horses**t." 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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