Looking at the Repeal the Eighth Amendment website one would mistakenly think that what one is seeing is an organic movement. Repeal events are largely sold as grass-roots initiatives, but this is far from the truth. It is important to understand the reality of what we are witnessing which is the roll out of a top down political strategy which is well organised and foreign funded.
While the Repeal the Eights Amendment campaign is the recipient of much foreign money from several sources, it is interesting but not surprising that Mr. George Soros and Open Society Foundations now appears as the main mover behind the Repeal Campaign.
While Open Society Foundation has been exposed by DC leaks as illegally funding the Abortion Rights Campaign, Amnesty International Ireland, and the Irish Family Planning Association, it also funds the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
It is also interesting that one of the founders of the so called ‘Referendum Transparency Initiative’ while herself a Repeal the 8th campaign works for The International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance an initiative that receives substantial funding from Open Society Foundations.
Mr. Soros operates as an “ideological philanthropist,” whose Open Society Foundation provides funding for organisations whose interests align with his and his organisation often has a ‘hands on’ approach which has resulted in him often being portrayed as a ‘puppet master’ type of character.
Of course as several of the larger repeal groups have refused to to reveal to Prime Time the source of their funding, what we are seeing is very likely only the tip of the iceberg.