Correlation does not imply causation, or so the saying goes; however, simply recognizing such nonequivalence omits potentially vital information about the relationship thereof. For years, many of the general public have heralded the notoriously wealthy investor George Soros as the harbinger of socio-political leftism. Having openly funded revolutionary ideologies, including numerous Black Lives Matter protests, Soros is one of the most commonly criticized social elites in the world. And it is likely that such criticism is justified, seeing that the man has continuously stimulated national unrest time and time again.
However, it would be ludicrous to presume that Soros is the only sheep of his flock, so to speak. If one egg in a carton goes bad, it is more than likely that the carton itself needs thrown out. Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a royal billionaire, is of such a stripe. Although not as brazen as Soros, Al-Waleed has a rather interesting history that ought to be surveyed and brought into light.
When Al-Waleed was arrested on November 5, 2017, both the media and the general public took a special interest to his life and ethos, bringing into the spotlight certain information that had previously been buried. Owning significant amounts of stock in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup, Al-Waleed had gone into business with some of the world’s most powerful men, including Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Michael R. Bloomberg. Certainly, one would presume that such a man would be untouchable.
Mr. Trump famously accused the Islamic leader as being a “dopey prince” trying to “control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money.”
Notably, since the “Antifa Revolution” that occurred on November 4th, which consisted of nothing more than the typical leftist shouting in protest of the existence of right-wing ideology, the alt-left has been remarkably quiet. Tomorrow will mark one week since the nationwide call-to-arms, and seeing that Al-Waleed’s arrest followed the day after this nationwide plot, one must ask, are these two events connected? It wouldn’t be preposterous to suppose so.
Al-Waleed has meddled in U.S. politics in the past, most remarkably with the ascent of President emeritus Barack H. Obama to his former position of global power. The late African-American political leader and businessman Percy Sutton, in an interview with reporter Dominic Carter, explained how Al-Waleed’s “principal adviser,” Dr. Khalid al-Monsour, introduced him to the future president and had inspired him to become his pedagogical benefactor. This, however, if taken as isolated could potentially be understood as a simple act of charity; however, the story doesn’t end there.
Al-Waleed is Citigroup’s largest individual shareholder. Citigroup, for the uninformed, is an enormous multinational investment bank based in New York City. The company, according to documents on WikiLeak, “submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration . This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.” Having had a direct hand in Obama’s college education and cabinet selection, Al-Waleed is far from uninvolved with American politics.
So, with this information at hand, one must ask whether Al-Waleed is – or rather, was – a Saudi equivalent of George Soros. As Antifa’s deafening silence continues, we are only left with speculations and scattered facts to piece together. As time unfurls, however, perhaps we can arrive at the root of the funding of massive leftist rallies in impoverished areas.