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George Soros, Donald Trump & The Ferguson Protests

It seems like there is a seminal moment for every generation when it comes to the fight for equality and justice. For many younger adults that moment came in 2014 in the city of Ferguson, MO. Michael Brown was an unarmed man who was shot to death by a police officer named Darren Wilson. The case immediately grabbed nationwide attention as the case further highlighted the issue of police brutality toward minorities. Protesters hit the streets to march, speak their mind, and push for justice and an inquiry. The protests captivated the nation and they couldn’t have happened without a man named George Soros. Learn more about George at Biography.

George Soros is an activist, philanthropist, and billionaire progressive activist. His work has come under an increasingly stronger microscope because he is one of the few billionaires out there actively fighting for justice and equality at all levels. Soros isn’t a household name among most people but then again, he doesn’t have to be — his work stands for itself. Where does George Soros come into play in terms of the Ferguson protests? Well, it all goes back to his philanthropic arm — the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Foundations has worked closely with grassroots activists all around the world for the better part of the past 30 years. During that time span the OSF has donated nearly $12 billion to these activists in order to help promote social justice, equality, transparent government and more. In the year leading up to the 2014 Ferguson Protests the Open Society Foundation had donated nearly $33 million to established groups within the area. This money went straight into organizing and networking the protests that would capture the nation’s attention. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

The American political machine has grown increasingly clunky as of late with a more rigorous stress test than it is probably used to. The election campaign of Donald Trump put several things into motion that will surprise most people. Perhaps the most impacting of those things is the return of George Soros to the political realm. George Soros had largely been staying out of the public spotlight but the rise of Trump, the degeneration of national discourse, and the reality of a Trump-dominated Presidency spurred him into action.

George Soros has done it all throughout his career in politics. He has worked closely with presidential candidates and he has done his best to make sure that progressive policies are pushed going forward. When Soros saw how popular Trump was becoming, he knew that he had to act. Soros jumped full tilt into the 2016 Presidential Election by donating nearly $25 million to progressive and Democratic candidates. His effort helped to ignite a late push for progressives around the country.

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Thor Halvorssen Discusses The Pitfalls Of Democratic Socialism

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’s political agenda is the subject of much speculation. Running on the Democratic Socialist platform that promises free college education, free healthcare and overhauling the election system, Sanders is making promises that his detractors say he may not be able to keep.

 

On a recent episode of Fox Business News’ Intelligence Report with Trisha Reagan, Human Rights Foundation front man Thor Halvorssen explained the pitfalls of socialism and why it would never work in the United States. As Halvorossen explains it, certain countries such as Sweden and Denmark have governments that can function under socialism because human rights violations do not exist. However, under authoritarian governments, socialism will quickly collapse because the government will be looted and citizens will not receive help.

 

Halvorssen went on to say that many people don’t know the difference between a socialist country and a socialist government. Halvorssen says his main objection to socialism is what happened in Venezuela. The price-setting by the government caused massive shortages, which led to a humanitarian crisis.

 

Halvorssen went on to say that despite Sander’s position, he gave money to his campaign. When asked why by Trish Reagan, Halvorssen responded that Hillary’s campaign is supported by a number of countries that have many human rights violations. It is his opinion that the better option would be Sanders. He also stated that Republican front-runner Donald Trump has many of the same issues.
Halvorssen goes on to reveal his own personal history with Venezuela, which shaped his viewpoint. He stresses that Democratic socialism is not a bad idea as long as the installed government is working in the best interest of the people and not using it as a ruse to take advantage of the system. He also says that ending poverty can only be done by creating wealth not re-distributing it. Follow Thor on Twitter @thorhalvorssen to keep up with his news and events.

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