George Soros and the Role of Grassroots Activism

There is one thing that has been made abundantly clear by the 2016 Presidential Election: change is coming whether people are ready for it or not. The change has largely been focused on Donald Trump and the evolve and denigrating Republican party, but there is reason for hope and optimism despite the election of Donald Trump. The reason? George Soros. George Soros is a billionaire investor, philanthropist, and social justice warrior. His work in the political arena over the past 50+ years has been an inspiring lesson in fighting for what is right no matter how difficult the task. Now, Soros is back and ready to make an impact once again.

George Soros was born in Hungary before being forced to emigrate during the Nazi occupation of 1944. During that year of occupation nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews would end up murdered, killed for no reason other than that of the will of their oppressors. Seeing much of this violence firsthand, George Soros vowed early on to never let oppressive forces take what they want without at least fighting back. Soros would go to London, learn at the London School of Economics, and head to America in the early ’50s. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.

In America George Soros would establish himself as not only a once in a lifetime investor, raising billions with his self made hedge fund, but also as one of the most notable philanthropists the world has ever seen. Soros developed the Open Society Foundations in order to facilitate great social and political change at home and abroad. The goal of the OSF was to fund grassroots activists in order to help them help themselves. Since the Open Society Foundations was established the company has given nearly $12 billion in total donations to movements around the globe — from Apartheid in Africa to the police brutality protests in Ferguson, MO.

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While George Soros has been instrumental in the rise of the Black Lives Matter group, he is not a founder or even a real donor. If you go back to the Ferguson protests centered around the shooting death of an unarmed black suspect, Michael Brown, by a white police officer you will see that activists made the protests possible. George Soros believes in funding activists so that they can stand up for what is right. In the year leading up to the tragic shooting, the Open Society Foundations had given nearly $33 million to activists in and around Ferguson.

George Soros believes in staying engaged to the political process and the election of Donald Trump has only further encouraged this notion. Soros has vowed to stand in open opposition to Trump’s dangerous and close-minded policy decisions and progressives everywhere should be thankful for that. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.

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