It has become increasingly obvious that right wing America is living a life based on fear. One of their latest incidents was to have a self-proclaimed media activist, James O’Keefe attempt to infiltrate one of George Soros’ charitable Open Society Foundations. The attempt was very amateurish and showed a lack of intelligence and cleverness on the part of O’Keefe. It is a symbol of the desperate nature of the conservative movement in America. They are afraid of freedom and will attack anyone who stands up for it.
O’Keefe called the offices of the Open Society Foundation in New York, claiming to be someone else. He chose to leave a voicemail, which was his first mistake. The message was over ten minutes long and it revealed a plan that would rival anything seen on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. O’Keefe revealed his identity on the tape and then again by searching for the employee he was attempting to contact on LinkedIn. That social platform reveals the identity of anyone searching your profile. Obviously, his foolishness was revealed but it sheds a light on the paranoid and conspiracy crazed members that exist in America today.
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Some of the reasons that conservatives fan the flames of fear about Soros are imaginative at best and ludicrous at worse. One of the biggest criticisms of George Soros is that he contributes money to left-wing causes. In America, people have the freedom to donate money to any cause they feel is representative of their ideals. Just because they are opposite of conservative ideas does not make him dangerous, it makes him a person who exercises his rights as a citizen. Through his Open Society Foundations, Soros has been able to provide support for liberal causes all over the world. These causes provide the conduits of freedom to many people across the globe and force governments to be responsible to their people.
Another Conservative criticism of George Soros is that he tries to influence U.S. elections. He certainly has contributed to the Democratic candidates. However, that is something that is encouraged in the United States. We have a free society and capitalist economy that allows people to spend money any way they desire. The conservatives in America are fine with money being spent on right-wing candidates but cry foul if others attempt to use the same influence.
Media Matters is a group that all lovers of Fox News are opposed to. That is because it is dedicated to telling the real truth about the foolishness that Fox News reports on a daily basis. Many times the conservative news outlet presents information that is thinly veiled propaganda against those with liberal viewpoints in America and the world. They use fear to discriminate against people and belittle just causes. Media Matters tries to debunk these half truths and provide the real story. Conservatives, apparently feel that their views should never be challenged. So the attack George Soros and his philanthropic representatives , Open Society Foundations.
George Soros has been supporting freedom and helping people live lives that are free and full of opportunity for many years. The attacks by less than credible right wing representatives, like James O’Keefe, are examples of what is wrong with the system. Rather than work for a real solution to problems like poverty, employment, education and opportunity, they are more interested in attacking a person trying to make a difference. Open Society Foundations strive to help establish open democracies around the world with governments that are beholding to their people. It seems like conservatives could learn that what people want is more important than the views of a small portion of the nation.