Over the past year or so we have seen the political scene in the United States change in a dramatic and impossible to ignore fashion. The rise of Donald Trump and his vitriolic form of nationalism has brought to the forefront the need for unity, progress, and social justice. George Soros, a noted philanthropist and progressive, is back in the swing of things as he has re-emerged onto the political scene. After vowing to sit on the sidelines of mainstream politics, George Soros came back when realizing that he couldn’t sit idly by while Donald Trump pushed his agenda.
The return of George Soros to mainstream American politics is as shocking as it is welcome. George Soros is a Hungarian born, New York resident who made his fortune with the Soros Hedge Fund. Soros came from Nazi occupied Hungary before immigrating to London to study economics. Soros eventually sailed to America and found his fortune and his own slice of the American Dream. Soros never rested on his laurels, however, and he was soon ready to help as many people as possible — which led him to the Open Society Foundations. Soros has used his charity in order to make a change in progressive politics up and down the ticket. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com
In the 2016 election cycle we saw George Soros donate nearly $25 million to both Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic campaign for election. Now, Soros is staying in the limelight. Though Hillary lost against now-President Trump, Soros refuses to sit by and let Trump lay waste to the American Dream that served to do so much for Soros and his family. We can look at how George Soros has an impact on American politics by going back to a particularly notable moment in time: the Ferguson Protests. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.
When Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown and killed him it was like a firecracker going off over America. Grassroots activists from around the continent erupted into protests over the potentially racially motivated shooting. These activists were funded, in large part, by George Soros. George Soros and his spokesperson at the Open Society Foundations firmly believe in a ‘participatory Democracy’. Kenneth Zimmerman, director and speaker at the Open Society Foundation, spoke simply by saying, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society.” These words and this message is what drive George Soros to always push for progressive politics and grassroots participation.
George Soros has done far more for progress than just work within the American political system. He has worked hand in hand with groups all over the globe in order to bring education, social justice, and equality to the forefront of the public’s mind.