George Soros’ Contributions in Defending Social Justice

George Soros has been the center of conspiracy theories. He is worth $25 billion and has donated to many political courses. His philanthropy has unfortunately been viewed as a secret attempt to spread some perverse idea. An article in the Insider dated 20.05.2017 attempts to explain why this has been the case.

He has been at the center of conspiracy theories since the 1990s his choice to support and donate money to groups working to block the re-election of George Bush in 2004 drew a lot more attention to him. His choice to openly speak out against the Iraq War resulted in conspiracy theories suggesting he was trying to influence politics with disreputable intentions. He has donated money to progressive groups, but to right-leaning sites like Breitbart and Washington Times, his choice to support Women’s March and the March for Science is an attempt to influence politics with sinister intent. Quoting Daniel Greenfield, the article shows that some view George Soros as trying to take over the world and make it more liberal. It is possible Soros’ choice to support liberal courses is demonized because most ultra-rich Americans are conservative. Read his profile at Business Insider.

Soros’ Open Society Forum is involved in attempts to bring social justice, and neither the organization nor Soros himself has any secret or perverse plans. It is more probable that the conspiracy theories are attempts to discredit George Soros, to water down all that he has done to bring social justice and to cover up anti-Semitic feelings.

George Soros has made donations of up to $12 Million to date to individuals and groups all over the world to fight for the freedom of expression, transparency, and societies that promote justice and equality. He has supported courses for groups that face discrimination by who they are such as LGBTI groups. Soros was born in 1930. As he grew, he experienced discrimination first-hand having lived in Nazi-occupied Hungary in 1944-5. He left Budapest in 1947. He studied at the London School of Business working as a part-time railway porter and as a nightclub waiter.

He launched his hedge fund Soros Fund Management in 1970, and in 1979 started his philanthropy providing scholarships to black students from apartheid South Africa. Soros’ support was the pivot for the open exchange of ideas in the Communist Eastern Bloc in the 1980s. After the Cold War, he expanded his philanthropic efforts to Asia, the United States, and Africa. In 2000 in he gave his support to same-sex marriage efforts. He has been committed, since the beginning of his philanthropy, to supporting what has been considered losing courses.

George Soros goes beyond his foundation and supports independent organizations such as Global Witness, International Crisis Group, the Institute for Economic New Thinking and the Council on Foreign Relations. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

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