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.

George Soros: Fighting For A Change In Government

George Soros is a man who has been making headlines as a supporter of the Democratic Party. The party may have a significant amount of followers, but George stands out from the crowd like the one man who is responsible for a large chunk of the fundings that have gone towards the Democratic Party. In the most recent presidential election, America saw more and more people getting involved in the political systems and the workings of the political parties on nytimes.com. George too was one person who saw the enormous scope of the Democratic Party in this year’s elections and thus agreed to help them out in the form of numerous donations and funding.

In 2004, George made his debut into the political scene as a supporter of the Democratic Party, helping the party representative in their opposition against later elected President Bush. In that year, George Soros paid an enormous price for his involvement, amounting to a total of $27 million towards the election campaigns and the various organizations and charities the party supports on project-syndicate.org. However, George’s efforts proved to be in vain, and President Bush was once again elected as the President of the United States. Soros then vowed to never again venture into the world of American Politics and tried to refrain from donating to political campaigns

However, all of this changed when the 2016 Presidential elections dawned on Politico. Soros, still a supporter of the Democratic party witnessed that America was in a federal overhaul considering the opposition and their leader, Donald Trump. Soros knew that for America to prosper it was essential for someone who knew the workings of the system well to be in power. Soros was of the opinion that the Republican Party did not, in fact, have the people’s best interests in mind, and therefore efforts must be made to oppose them. In spite of his vow, George Soros re-entered the world of politics. His entry once again was owing to his immense dedication and trust in Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. When Hillary Clinton did not win the presidential elections, all Soros could envision was a repeat of the previous time he had invested in a political party.

George Soros’ interest in politics began much before he decided to enter America. He grew up in Hungry and always witnessed the political distress faced by his countrymen owing to the pro-nazi regime that was governing the place where he lived. Since then, Soros has always tried to make a difference to the politics of the country where he lives. Besides America, George has worked to reform numerous governments in different countries across the world. His main aim is to bring about a change in society for the betterment of people.