Fighting For The Rights Of Minority Groups Becomes The Aim For George Soros And The Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations was originally founded by George Soros in the mid-1980s in response to the continued problems facing those individuals and groups looking for a better understanding of the democratic process in Communist Eastern Europe. The first steps into philanthropy taken by George Soros included providing copier equipment for resistance groups living in Eastern Bloc countries durin the Cold War; following the collapse of the Soviet Union, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations switched their attention to area of Africa, Asia, and North America where the human rights of individuals were seen to be under threat. The inclusion of the U.S. may seem like a difficult area of the world to imagine human rights are being threatened, but voter registration laws and a growing number of incidents across the nation leading to law enforcement officers shooting unarmed African American males led to the development of financial links between George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and a number of African American backed civil rights groups.

In 2014, the Open Society Foundations became a major force in the lives of African American groups when the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought the links between George Soros and the “#BlackLivesMatter” movement into focus. Through the Open Society Foundations, a number of the most prominent community organizers in the U.S. have become well-known supporters of the movement and have been funded by the Open Society Foundations that has received an estimated $13 billion in financial support from George Soros. The Washington Times reports George Soros and the Open Society Foundations provided an estimated $33 million in funding for the work of a diverse group of organizations that came together to publicize the issue of the shooting of Michael Brown to the people of the U.S. through major news media in the Summer and Fall of 2014. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

In recent years George Soros has once again become an active political and philanthropic individual offering his support to those he believes offer the best opportunity of advancing a liberal agenda with policies Soros believes reflect his own political opinions. The hedge fund manager who established the Soros Fund Management brand has been at the forefront of many political campaigns in the 21st century, beginning with the 2004 Presidential campaign of Democrat John Kerry, according to Politico. Soros took a step back from political giving during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles but returned to the Democratic party in 2016 to back Hillary Clinton’s campaign for The White House with donations totaling around $24 million to the campaign of the former First Lady and the groups supporting her. Events in the U.S., such as the Ferguson protests appear to have raised fears in George Soros of a rising right wing element in the nation he looks to battle through his political and philanthropic giving. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.

Thor Halvorssen Discusses Socialism On FOX

During many presidential elections, a great majority of the people do not even become interested or have any opinion at all until the final month of the general election. But this one is overflowing with controversy, with men such as Donald Trump constantly in the media’s spotlight. Similarly, Bernie Sanders has far exceeded everybody’s expectations. Hillary Clinton was supposed to inaugurated as the inevitable nominee several months ago. But now, Sanders is only a few votes behind the former First Lady. This is quite surprising, especially since he is espousing what is known as democratic socialism. In this video, Thor Halvorssen walks the audience through what socialism is and some of the drawbacks.

As Presented By Sanders
In the beginning of the video, Thor Halvorssen pointed out that he really does not like this treatment of socialism. It is nothing more than an attempt to win over the audience. It is something like the popularization of modern science. In an attempt to make science seem more appealing, popularizers will sometimes exaggerate the data to make it seem more incredible, or they will offer a few glamorizations, and nothing more. That is what Bernie Sanders has done. He has offered a few glamorizations of socialism to appeal to a wide audience. But, argues Halvorssen, socialism is not without its’ flaws.

Shortages
Since the doctrines of socialism entail government control of the economy, the government will also dictate the price of food. When the price is too high, vendors cannot afford to sell to grocery stores. When the prices are too low, grocery stores cannot stay in business. Both of these alternatives will result in massive shortages across the nation, as has happened in many socialistic nations. Government should not control prices. That is why Halvorssen is in favor of a free market economy.

According to Huffington Post, Halvorssen thinks that if you are going to support socialism, you should ensure that you understand the relevant issues. Learn about the history of socialism. A politician’s rhetoric is not a sufficient basis for a decision about these important issues. You need intellectual substance.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

https://about.me/thor.halvorssen

https://humanrightsfoundation.org