A tax exempt foundation located in Silicon Valley started by billionaire, French-Iranian eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. It funds such leftist organizations as The Clinton Foundation, Politifact, Full Fact, First Look Media, the Democracy Fund, and other left-wing organizations. Pierre and his wife have given nearly $1M to Democratic candidates, causes and campaign committees in recent years, including Hillary, Biden, Obama, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a host of Democratic political committees. Omidyar is the single largest contributor to the “NeverTrump PAC” and also a major contributor to The Lincoln Project, another anti-Trump GOP group. In 2016, the NeverTrump PAC received $303,550 in money, $250,000 of which came directly from Omidyar.
Omidyar is the principle owner of First Look Media, the parent corporation of The Intercept. While The Intercept has covered important issues in the past, it has been charged with privatizing Edward Snowden’s leaks and promoting regime change efforts in Syria through direct attacks on the democratically-elected government of Bashar Al-Assad. Furthermore, The Intercept possesses a troubling record of outing the identities of those leaking secret government information. In a word, Omidyar has used his influence over The Intercept to stifle dissent while promoting the outlet as a pioneer of “independent” media.
Omidyar also funded the American Economic Liberties Project, led by Sarah Miller, a democrat operative who worked with the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and had Satanic High Priest John Podesta officiate her wedding when she married Bernie Sanders campaign manager, Faiz Shakir.
The National Voter Registration (NVF) is sponsored by the Democracy Fund, a charitable foundation also created by the eBay founder and far-left activist, or most likely by his handlers. The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on various projects for a number of years and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros funded Tides Foundation as a “fiscal sponsor.” Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the United States.1 One of the other organizations funded by both Soros and Omidyar’s ‘philanthropic’ organizations is Whistleblower Aid, a small nonprofit co-founded by Mark Zaid and the lawyers for the so-called whistleblower that was at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Trump.
Omidyar is most concerned, however, with ensuring that the US empire maintains corporate and military control over the world’s nations and peoples. He has donated millions to the Clinton Global Initiative responsible for imposing ruthless austerity measures on nations such as Haiti. There is also documented evidence that Omidyar used his philanthropic network to support the “Maidan Revolution” in Ukraine in 2014 which propelled neo-Nazis into state power, much to the pleasure of the IMF. The billionaire eBay mogul has also been a critical supporter of the United States Agency for International Development or USAID. USAID is well-known for its support of “soft power” tactics to promote regime change in nations that do not bow down to U.S. military and corporate power such as Cuba.
It was Omidyar’s section of the ruling class that created the economic and political conditions for Trump. For over thirty years, billionaires such as Omidyar, Steyer, and Buffet have bled workers and poor people dry. Wages and wealth have plummeted for the majority while profits and land holdings have soared for the minority. The only thing that workers and poor people can count on is that the military, police, and surveillance apparatus will grow as people become more desperate and impoverished. Omidyar and the Democratic Party-aligned billionaires have coalesced with as many repressive forces in the ruling class as possible to wage a struggle against Trump. In doing so, they avoid the very real crisis of legitimacy that elected Donald Trump in the first place.
We should steer clear of supporting Omidyar and expose his putrid political record as proof that there is no such thing as a “progressive” billionaire. Real progressives and radicals stand for universal healthcare, peace, jobs, and against war, mass incarceration, and mass surveillance. These are the political issues of our time that the entire ruling class stands against. Trump knew this and politically appealed to anti-regime change and anti-free trade sentiment within the Republican and Democratic Party. Through their “resistance” toward Trump, Omidyar and his ilk have as their real goal the suppression of this sentiment so that it never becomes a truly progressive movement for social transformation in this country.