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The GOP Fear George Soros

In this era of reaching politics, there are those whose clout and influence is so powerful that it is reverberating throughout Capitol Hill far and wide. Many of these people are referred to as movers and shakers. Their influence is known even to the most casual voter. A great example of such an influencer is George Soros.

George Soros is widely known for his passion for the liberal Democratic message. He has been a liberal Democrat for as long as he can remember. The first time he began advocating for these views was during his time attending the Lending School of Economics. Upon graduation, he started the Soros Fund Management where he was able to amass a $25.2 billion net worth according to This wealth allowed Soros the flex his muscles and begin affecting change both here in America and also around the world.

George Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations. This nonprofit was started to help encourage and strengthen weak democracies around the globe and also help other governments transition to the Democratic model. The Open Society Foundations was started with an $11 billion donation from George Soros. Over the last 30 years, the Open Society Foundations has been able to help democracies in South America, Africa, and also Europe. Recently, George Soros gave an additional $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations so they could begin making headway into Asia. Over the years, the Open Society Foundations has seen $300 billion go through their coffers which have been used to promote education and women’s rights abroad.

George Soros began influencing American politics through the Open Society Foundations in the year 2004. In 2004, we were at war with both Afghanistan and Iraq thanks to incumbent President George W. Bush’s warmongering ways. George Soros wanted to see this change since it created a terrible situation in the Middle East. George Soros knew a Democratic president could make the change he needed, so he backed John Kerry’s campaign with $27 million donation.

In 2008, George Soros would aid Barack Obama in his meteoric rise to the presidency. George Soros gave $15 million to the Democratic Party to help Barack Obama. After eight years of liberal policy, George Soros was left happy. In 2016, George Soros again flexed his financial muscle by backing Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was up against billionaire Donald Trump, and George Soros thought that he would even the odds. He dropped $25 million to bankroll the DNC and help Hillary Clinton in her run against Donald Trump. In addition to the $25 million, George Soros also backed many state senators with donations upwards of $1.5 million.

The Open Society Foundations continues to support liberal democracy here in the United States of America by funding several nonprofits such as, black lives matter, and Planned Parenthood Votes. Various super PACs have felt the blessing of George Soros backing them, and Donald Trump knows that the fight is on the ground.

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Philanthropist George Soros donates $18 to Promote Democracy

George Soros, the world-renowned philanthropist, gave $18 billion to The Open Society Foundations, an organization that promotes good governance worldwide. The donation, which is proof of George Soros’ commitment to human rights, occurred in June 2017. So far,
Soros’ contributions to charities amount to $32bn.

The Open Society Foundations, with outposts in over 100 countries, helps to support human rights, combat authoritarianism, and the welfare of marginalized groups, the LGBT community, minorities, and refugees. Open Society, says its spokesperson Laura Silber, aims at promoting liberal and vibrant democracies globally. Since 1979, Open Society, the third largest charitable organization in the world, with only the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ahead, has spent approximately $14 billion in pro-democracy activities.

Who is George Soros?

George Soros is a Hungarian-born philanthropist and investor. Born in 1930, Soros endured the Nazi occupation and atrocities in Hungary of 1944–1945 as well as the massacre of about half a million Hungarian Jews. Soros’ family escaped the mass murders by falsifying identity papers to conceal their background. In 1947, Soros migrated from Budapest to London to work as a part-time railway porter and a night-club waiter. He also enrolled at the London School of Economics. After he relocated to the United States in 1956, Soros immediately entered into investments. The financial breakthrough for George Soros came in 1992 when he got $1 billion in a bet against the British currency.

The Open Society Foundations

In 1970, George Soros founded the Soros Fund Management and used it as the avenue to become a successful investor in the United States. Using his vast financial fortunes and the philosophy and ideologies of Karl Popper, which he first heard at the London School of Economics, Soros started the Open Society Foundations. According to Karl Popper, respect for freedom of expression, democratic principles, and individual rights are the only ingredients that allow societies to progress.

Under the leadership of Soros, the Open Society Foundations supports individuals and groups across the globe to promote accountable governments, independent media, justice, and equality. Open Society also provides fees for thousands of students in schools and universities. Sex workers, immigrants, and drug users benefit from the support of Open Society too.

George Soros-A Lifetime Commitment to Just Societies

Soros who is 87 years intends to give away much of his finances to the Open Society Foundations as per the information from Laura Silber. In apartheid South Africa, Soros supported black South Africans by giving scholarships in 1979. From the 1980s, the Open Society encouraged more openness in Communist Hungary. Hungarians received funding for educational visits to the Western countries and independent cultural organizations. Further, Soros pioneered the Central European University to promote critical thinking in the crumbling Communist bloc.

In the 2000s, George Soros began to support same-sex marriages vocally. At the global arena, independent organizations including the International Crisis Group, Global Witness, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the European Council on Foreign Relations are some of the beneficiaries of George Soros’s philanthropy.

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