Category: George Soros
Perhaps the man that the political right fears the most is an entrepreneur and philanthropist by the name of George Soros. George Soros has been a vocal enemy of the GOP over the past several decades, and they know whenever he speaks he will be backing his word with money. Because he is always willing to donate to the Democrats, the news channels have labeled him as the bogeyman of the GOP.
George Soros became hostile toward Republicans during his time putting himself through undergrad and graduate studies. During this time, he had to put his way through college by working low-wage jobs. During this time, he looked around him and noticed that many of these people who were in the so-called ‘beginning jobs” were people in their 50s and 60s just trying to get by. George Soros knew at that time that something was wrong with the way that the Republicans wanted to run things. He vowed at that moment that he would become an opponent to conservative policies.
After George Soros finished going to college, he started the Soros Fund Management which eventually became worth hundreds of billions of dollars and put $28 billion into George Soros’ account. With all of this money at his disposal, George Soros fell it was time to begin pushing for a liberal agenda to help people become successful in the United States of America.
Over the past few decades, George Soros has used his nonprofit to give over $500 billion around the globe to fledgling democracies so that they could become established and fight for human rights at the government level. He has often supported candidates around the globe who believe in LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and those that fight against human violations. He believes so strongly in what Open Society Foundations stands for that he gave $18 billion of his own net worth to the cause just this last year.
George Soros has also used the Open Society Foundations to donate to political candidates here in the United States of America whom he believes will push for a liberal agenda was a fight for the common worker.
It was the year 2004 when George Soros broke the record for largest donation in a political campaign ever. During this time, John Kerry was running against the incumbent president George W. Bush in an election that could change the world. George Soros gave John Kerry and many other Democratic senators a donation of $27 million.
In 2008, George Soros would donate over $20 million to the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama. While it is true that Barack Obama did not push as liberal an agenda as George Soros would’ve wanted, George still fell that Barack was better than John McCain. Lastly, in 2016 George Soros passionately wanted to put a woman in the White House, and he knew none better than then Former Secretary of State Hillary. To accomplish this end, he began backing Hillary Clinton with a donation of $20 million.
George Soros is an investor, philanthropist, author, and a businessman born on August 12, 1930. He has two nationalities; an American and a Hungarian. He is one of the most successful investors in the world with a net worth of $25.2 billion. Born in Budapest to a Jewish family and later moved to England after 17 years. George Soros attended school at the London School of Economics where he graduated with a bachelor and masters in philosophy. His source of wealth is the Soros Fund management. Some of the core funding areas of the Soros Fund Management are humanitarian efforts, democratic ideals, education, economic development, and policy reform.
The Open Society Foundations
George Soros is one of the most famous philanthropists who funds different foundations that support individuals and organizations. His main aim is to fight for transparency, freedom of expression, accountable government, and the need to promote equality and justice. He seeks to support groups of people pushed to the margin of the mainstream society. Some of these people include sex workers, LGBTI people, and drug users. The Open Society Foundations is a network of partners, projects, and foundations in more than a hundred countries. In Soros book Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper argues that philosophies or ideologies cannot be the final truth. He argues further that freedom of speech, democratic governance and the respect for individual rights are the main drives for the success in societies.
Business Insider about George Soros Becoming the Boogeyman of the Right
For more than twenty years, George Soros has been one of the most shocking conspiracy theories. George Soros has become a Rorschach test because of his success and accomplishments. People consider him a puppet master who controls politics and the global economy. He bet wisely against the pound in the early 1990s leading to the breaking of the monetary system of England. This bet earned him more than one billion dollars. All highlighted in the Forbes Billionaires List.
He later took a similar step of betting during the Asian Financial Crisis. As a result, he faced accusations of bringing down the value of the country by almost 15%. From here, George Soros became a target of different unfounded right-wing theories of conspiracy. According to the Business Insider, Joe Uscinski sees Soros story as interesting since most conspiracy theories about the people on the right tend to be made by those on the left.
Achievements of Soros in the Political and Social Concerns
He contributed politically by coming up with different democratic ideals which helped to weaken authoritarian regimes. The main goal of Soros was to promote democracy by promoting the free flow of ideas and information. He advocates for different humanitarian efforts including disability rights, national security, discrimination, and counterterrorism. He also supports educational programmes in higher education while supporting disadvantaged minorities.
With the help of George Soros, Open Society Foundations support and aim for better education, policy reforms, and democracy so that the rights and freedoms of different groups of people in society are respected.