George Soros: Combining Politics and Activism to Make the Society Better

Born in the year 1930 in Budapest Hungary, George immigrated to the USA in the year 1956 after he landed a job as an arbitrage trader with the F.M Mayer Company. Since then Soros has never looked back. He is the founder of Open Society Foundations, Quantum Group of Funds, Soros Fund Management, MoveOn.org and International Crisis Group just to name a few.

George Soros has never shied away when it comes to dishing out cash to help out the needy as well as his political friends. As a world renowned billionaire, and according to the Federal Election Commission (FCE), it is estimated that Soros donated more than $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton presidential bid in the 2017 US election. Though Hillary eventually lost, the fact that most of the funding came from Soros cannot be assumed at all.

His desire to support Hillary Clinton can be seen in the fact that he has had a formidable relationship with Hillary Clinton that dates back to more than 25 years. By the end of June last year according to the records filed by FEC, George Soros had donated around $7 million to the PAC team that was mandated with overseeing the Clinton campaign. An extra $3 million was also given bringing the total to $10 million and making it his largest single donation. Read his profile at Forbes.

Apart from donating cash directly to the Hillary support team, records obtained by FEC also show that Soros dished out more than $2 million to an opposition research foundation (American Bridge 21st Century) that primarily dealt with targeting Trump and his fellow Republican politicians as a way of exploiting their flaws. An extra $700,000 was also donated to PAC’s, and the Democratic Party committees which included Clinton’s.

During the same election period, Soros donated $2 million to the America Votes, a group associated with voter mobilization.

When it comes to supporting activism, George Soros has been on the forefront in ensuring that each person is treated respectfully. During the Ferguson protests that were triggered by the cold blood murder of Michael Brown in the hands of a police officer, it is was established that the funding of the protesting groups and their leaders was facilitated by none other than George Soros.

From the information obtained from the Open Society Foundations and uncovered by The Washington Times, it is believed that George Soros donated at least $33 million in a span of one year to support and prepare the grassroots groups.

George Soros funded groups mobilized people and made it their responsibility to remotely monitor as well as exploit any incident that could be portrayed as a conservative crime in the eyes of the organization. Read this story about George at politico.com

References

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

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