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Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Netflix. I’ve been watching numerous Netflix-produced shows and movies lately, and I’m starting to notice more and more of them have consciousness rooted within them. However, I’ve also noticed some seriously strange forms of propaganda showing up on their platform. This got me thinking: Who funds Netflix?
Infamous investor and businessman George Soros reported at the end of 2015 that he owns 317,534 Netflix shares, which has an estimated worth of $32.79 million. If you’ve never heard of Soros, he is a key member of the elite, or the shadow government, disguised as a philanthropic billionaire. And Netflix isn’t his only concerning investment — he also holds shares in Google and numerous non-profits.
Who Is George Soros?
George Soros’ current net worth is $23 billion. After selling his company, Soros Fund Management, in 2000, he’s been focusing on his “humanitarian efforts” through his philanthropic Open Society Foundations (OSF). Soros started making strategic political donations to essentially fund revolutions in different European countries and made a fortune amidst the chaos. He also made a killing off European forced migration and other colour revolutions.
Anonymous targeted Soros for his link to the conflict in the Ukraine, as he was partially responsible for the Western-led coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Ukraine.
Soros is well-known for financing and donating heavily to “left” groups, as he played a hand in creating the Black Lives Matter and Women’s March movements. Don’t get me wrong — I’m a strong advocate for equality and am happy to see people supporting one another. However, Soros’ investments in anti-discrimination movements seem to be politically driven, intent on stirring up conflict.
He’s also played a vital role in many of the lawsuits against Trump’s newest policies (not that I support many of them, at all). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) started filing lawsuits against Trump’s executive orders, and ever since then their donations have skyrocketed, totalling over $24 million in one weekend, which is approximately six times the organization’s average annual donations. Soros’s Open Society Institute has donated over $35 million to the ACLU alone and millions more to other liberal organizations willing to file lawsuits against the Trump administration’s policies. Read more about that in our CE article here.
He also uses OSF to funnel money into Media Matters, which directly contributes to mainstream media outlets such as NBC and the New York Times, so he plays a role in manipulating MSM and the way in which politics is reported. You can read more about his previous investments in our CE article here.
George Soros’ Investments in Netflix and Google
So, why would he buy into Netflix and Google? Well, Google is a pretty safe investment, since it controls some of the world’s best technologies and our access to knowledge and information. Earlier this month, Google announced one of its latest technologies, “Cross Check,” which will supposedly help identify fake news. I wonder if this will actually be the case, or if this will be a similar situation to the Snopes and Facebook censorship. It’s easy to imagine how this form of censorship would benefit Soros.
Netflix, on the other hand, was a relatively questionable investment to make at the end of 2015. Although the stock price had seen an upswing of 20% over the course of a month at the time, Netflix’s entire business model was so innovative that it couldn’t really be considered a “sure thing.”
Nevertheless, Soros decided to invest millions into Netflix, a decision that paid off big time. Netflix announced that the company turned over $8.29 billion from streaming alone in 2016, which is a 35.2% increase from 2015.
The question here is: How much control does he get over what the company produces? The answer very well could be none. However, after Netflix released the documentary The White Helmets, I began to question that. Disguised as an incredible tale of real-life heroes saving innocent Syrian civilians, the film ended up being pure propaganda.
The group’s acting skills turned out to be far more impressive than their humanitarian efforts. They have been caught falsifying photographs, recycling footage of children, and literally faking scenes of them saving “civilians,” forcing one to wonder if the movie was even a documentary at all, or entirely staged.
Furthermore, the group is heavily funded by the U.S., the UK, and other countries in Europe, despite the fact that they deny accepting funding from any interested parties. It’s clear that the U.S. has vested interests in the Syrian war, since they’re selling arms to both the terrorist groups and non-terrorists.
The White Helmets also claim to be neutral and unarmed, which is far from the truth. As independent journalist Vanessa Beeley explains, “If we look at their claims to be neutral, they are embedded entirely in terrorist-held areas whether it is predominantly Al-Nusra Front or ISIS or any of the various associated brigades of terrorists that take their command very much from Al-Nusra Front, that is where White Helmets are exclusively.”
Beeley continues, “They’ve been filmed participating and facilitating an execution of a civilian in Aleppo. They post celebratory videos to their social media pages of the execution of civilian Arab soldiers.”
So, Netflix has most North Americans thinking that the White Helmets are a group of heroic, peaceful knights saving Syrians, when in reality they’ve been referred to as terrorists themselves, and even a “shadow government” — represented by the U.S., the UK, and other countries — in the making. You can read more about the White Helmets in our CE article here.
If you’re familiar with the details of Soros’ role in the Ukraine conflict, all of this seems extremely questionable. Why would Netflix voluntarily create a documentary spreading propaganda? Well, I’m not sure why Netflix would, but it’s easier to envision why Soros would.
Mainstream media tends to demonize Russia in regards to the Syrian war, which is exactly what Soros would want. You could say that Soros has a long-standing grudge against Russia, in part because they kicked out Soros’ company, OSF.
“It was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state,” a translated version of a Russian press statement read.
Soros has been extremely outspoken on Russia’s crimes against humanity in Syria, even though some of those news stories were falsified. You can also read a document here that includes notes from an OSF meeting about Russia that was released in the DC Leaks.
Netflix also got a ton of backlash regarding their upcoming series Dear White People. The title sort of says it all: It’s an attempt to provide insight into racial segregation, even though the title itself promotes separatism. There’s no telling if Soros was involved in any way, but perhaps he would’ve supported it since it has his infamous “activism that actually promotes separatism” branding all over it.
Soros’ investments here could be well-intended, but given his vast history of profiting off chaos, it’s easy to imagine him having an ulterior motive or a hidden agenda. Regardless of his intentions, I encourage you to always think critically about what you’re looking at. It’s difficult to distinguish what is fake news and what isn’t, so it’s crucial that we don’t just take things at face value anymore. Most importantly, follow your intuition, and learn to trust it!
About the Author
Kalee Brown – I am a Social Media Intern at Collective Evolution. Some of my roles include writing articles and performing social media engagement activities. I am extremely passionate about environmental sustainability, yoga, health, and animal rights. Please feel free to reach out to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on linkedin