George Soros Blends Philanthropy with Progressive Ideology

The 2016 election campaign was quite possibly the most divisive Presidential election that this country has ever seen. In the aftermath of President Trump’s election the country continues to become more and more divided by the day. While this division is happening in front of our eyes, an old progressive hero is re-emerging into the fold. George Soros was last a heavy player in U.S. politics during the election campaign of Al Gore. Soros helped to make Gore a mainstream candidate before ultimately losing a close race to George W. Bush. Soros took a sabbatical from politics but now it appears that the time for rest is over.

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George Soros came back into the fold in order to donate to Hillary Clinton as well as other progressive and Democratic candidates down the ballot. Soros would end up spending more than $25 million during the 2016 campaign in order to fight the nationalistic and dangerous rhetoric that now-President Trump is slinging. Soros is a billionaire philanthropist who lives in New York but was born and raised in Hungary. Soros has long been a heavy hitter in the progressive political world and it is good to see him once more back in the fold. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

You can trace the effect that George Soros has on political discourse back for years. If anyone remembers the Ferguson protests and the national attention that racially motivated violence via police has gotten, you can thank George Soros. Soros utilizes his Open Society Foundation in order to fund grassroots activism all across the United States. In fact, Soros typically gives in excess of $33 million per year in order to keep these grass root activists going and fighting the good fight.

The slaying of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson got more than just national attention as a case of a ‘bad shooting’; it also firmly swung the conversation toward racist policies within police departments. The reason these protests were effective at all was thanks to Soros and his contributions financially. Without Soros’ backing these protests would likely have whimpered out before anything could have come of them. A follow up investigation of the Fergus police department revealed systemic racism. This is just an example of the way that George Soros is impacting the country with progressive ideology: he is rooting out real problems.

George Soros is a man who knows firsthand just how bad things can get before they get better. Soros was born and lived as a teenager while Nazis occupied Hungary. Soros watched as friends and family were dragged off and killed. After emigrating to London Soros focused on a career in finance before becoming one of the most successful investors of all time. Now he’s focused on philanthropy and progress in the United States and abroad. Read his profile at Forbes.