During the late 1970s, Wall Street legend, George Soros began to feel he had made enough money for himself and felt he should begin to help those in need. His initial attempts at philanthropy were halted by government agencies in Apartheid-era South Africa who took credit for his attempts to educate the black South African’s in a secure environment; Soros eventually established the Open Society Foundations and worked with charity experts to build a network of charitable groups initially in Eastern Europe and later across the globe. Despite often being an organization involved in funding existing groups, the Open Society Foundations recently made headlines when The Atlantic reported Soros had donated an impressive $18 billion to his own foundation.
The donation to a group determined to bring democracy to all was not met with the universal acclaim one would have expected for such a generous act of kindness designed to enhance the global community in a safe and secure way. Conservative media outlets and conspiracy theorists more comfortable with the right wing philanthropy of the Koch Brothers portrayed the work of George Soros and the Open Society Foundations as a threat to the security of the world. This is just the latest example of the work of George Soros being misread by conservatives as a veiled attempt to continue the perceived attempt by Soros to take over the world from behind the scenes.
Obviously, the aim of George Soros is not to take over the world but instead to enhance the lives of those he feels are living in a repressed way because of government actions. George Soros has become a major supporter of some of the groups who are often underrepresented in positions of power such as the Romany community in Central Europe who the Open Society Foundations have assisted with legal assistance as they attempt to be recognized as a nation within the European Union. Soros has also used the Open Society Foundations to complete a large amount of work with humanitarian groups fighting for the rights of African-Americans who are often living in difficult conditions with few educational opportunities to improve their lives.
The work being done by George Soros in the U.S. is often the root of the problems many conservative commentators have with the former refugee and his Open Society Foundations. Among the accusations leveled at Soros is the myth he is the brains behind the “#BlackLivesMatter” movement; exploding this myth is simple as Soros has spent much of his time in the 21st-century backing African-American supporting humanitarian groups who form the basis of the movement.
Another accusation of the conspiracy theorists is that George Soros is looking to have a major impact on political direction of the U.S. and world as a whole through his work as a philanthropist. Across the world, Soros and the Open Society Foundations have backed liberal-leaning groups who reflect his own personal beliefs but often work to bring about knowledge of democracy rather than exact regime change in any nation.
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In the history of philanthropy, there are very few noble people like George Soros. He has donated a considerably sized portion of his wealth towards charity amounting to over $32 billion. As a successful businessman and a political activist, George Soros has meticulously used financial resources to promote democratic ideals, which he firmly believes in. He says that if democratic ideals are not supported and propagated, the threat of capitalism that is looming over the society would soon take over. It would be disastrous for our community as people won’t be able to practice the freedom they can live under democracy.
George Soros support many causes through his foundation, Open Society Foundation, which he set up in the year of 1979 to help partner with the organizations worldwide and help with education, humanitarian efforts, backing democratic ideals, economic development, and policy reforms. George Soros says that the world needs to come together to support marginalized communities who are wrongfully abused and pushed to the corner of the society where they can enjoy little to no rights. George Soros says that his heart bleeds when he sees hatred among people of the same community and the government doing nothing about it. He says that democratic ideals are what is ensuring that the society remains deeply integrated.
In the past couple of decades, George Soros has spent an unprecedented amount of money in the U.S. elections, including over $30 million in funding the election campaign of Hillary Clinton. George Soros is arguably one of the largest spenders when it comes to promoting the democratic ideals in the world and wants the political candidates who support democracy to be in power. Even though Hillary Clinton lost in the Presidential elections, George Soros didn’t stop encouraging the initiatives he had started and always believed in. George Soros was born in the year 1930 and has seen a lot of ups and downs in his life including leaving his homeland to save his life along with his family when Nazis occupied Hungary by force and killed over 500,000 fellow Jews in the Hungarian Holocaust.
George Soros is also a noted philanthropist and has spent more than $32 billion in giving away to the charities, including the sum of $18 billion that he recently transferred to the Open Society Foundation. The name Open Society Foundation is influenced by the book written by Karl Popper named Open Society and its Enemies. The ideology of Karl Popper has left a mark on George Soros from the time he was studying philosophy at London School of Economics. George Soros believes that every affluent individual should do their part to better the society and says that his financial resources make him responsible for doing his part.
As a political commentator, he often writes articles on the social and political situation in United States and the world over. Recently, George Soros wrote an article about how people need to understand how Capitalism is taking over the world and why people need to stand up against it before the situation becomes irreversible.
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