George Soros Brings Progressive Grassroots Campaigns to Forefront

The Democratic Party in the United States of America owes at least some measure of allegiance toward George Soros. Soros has been a quiet source of funds for politically progressive and socially justice oriented work for years upon years. Democrats rarely have a billionaire backer in their presence and the re-emergence of George Soros, due to the 2016 election, could have a ripple effect on the future of our political landscape for years to come. In fact, due to Hillary Clinton’s loss against Donald Trump for the presidency, Soros may have just become the most important progressive in the entire country. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

George Soros had been relatively content to spend the bulk of his time on the sidelines focusing on philanthropy and progressive ideals on a smaller scale. Soros rose up to fame, and notoriety according to right wing publications, during the 2004 Presidential election when he backed Al Gore against the incumbent George W. Bush. Obviously Gore and Soros didn’t make a connection to the White House but it was enough of a run that now everyone knows what Soros is capable of. Soros, a Hungarian born New York resident, had been relatively content on the sidelines until he saw how successful Donald J. Trump was in eliminating progressive ideals from mainstream politics. Soros return will pay huge dividends in the future, primarily on a grassroots level.

The Open Society Foundations has played a huge role in disseminating social justice and progressive ideals throughout the world. Soros founded this philanthropic endeavor in order to bring democracy to as many places as possible through a grassroots approach to problem solving. We saw firsthand how successful these grassroots campaigns can be with the Ferguson protests. When Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson it was the work of George Soros and the Open Society Foundations that led to a closer examination of the case and the subsequent racial divide and tension. In fact, Soros gave closer to $33 million that year in order to fund activists in cities across the country, including Ferguson. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

Kenneth Zimmerman is the director of the Open Society Foundations and the programs that occur within the United States. Zimmerman essentially summed up Soros and his beliefs by saying, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society.” Zimmerman went on to say, “Helping groups combine policy, research and data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”

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Progressives and center-democrats alike are uniting around Soros’ approach to progressive problem solving. It will be interesting to see the increased importance that George Soros takes on during President Trump’s time in office.

George Soros Continues Lifelong Fight against Dangerous Governments

America is the land of opportunity, and nobody proves this more than George Soros. You may know him as the 86-year-old billionaire financier of liberal political causes. But the story of George Soros starts many decades ago at the dawn of World War II in Budapest, Hungary.

That’s where George Soros was born in 1930. Hitler was rising to power and the Soros family was Jewish in Hungary. As Hitler started to attack surrounding countries, the father of George Soros moved quickly to secure alternative identification papers. These papers allowed the Soros family to go undetected during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. Many other Hungarian Jews were not as lucky as more than 500,000 were exterminated while George was just a teenager.

This gave George Soros valuable experience in worldwide politics. He had front row seats to authoritarian rhetoric and fascism. It was then that he declared war on out of control governments, although it would take decades for him to fight back.

At the conclusion of the war, the Soros family had very little. They were able to muster up just enough money to seek asylum in London. The entire family had to pick up jobs in order to survive. George would work as a railway reporter and a waiter in order to pay his way through the prestigious London School of Economics. It is astounding that he got into such a prized school as a refugee. It is a testament to his intelligence.

After graduating, George was able to get a job at a merchant bank. Meanwhile, mainland Europe was under turmoil as the Russians claimed half the continent. Communist governments began to pop up all over Europe while George Soros watched in horror.

He would be able to whip up more than $12 million to start his own hedge fund in New York City. He became a United States immigrant, pulled himself up by his bootstraps and turned that $12 million to more than $25 billion of personal wealth. He had one outstanding day on the market where he earned the nickname the man who broke the Bank of England. He would short the British pound to make over $1 billion in a single day.

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After building his massive empire, George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

It was 1979 and communism was in full swing. His organization helped to topple communist governments while eating citizens in a transition toward democratic life.

Now he is using his money to oppose the authoritarian presidency of Donald Trump. Trump must feel uncomfortable as a man more valuable than him is fighting against him. George Soros will never stop fighting for transparency, equality and truthfulness in government no matter where the flight leads.

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