You may have heard the name George Soros in some wild political tinfoil conspiracy theories discussion around the internet. In a lot of times, especially coming from the alt-right, George Soros is a great billionaire who uses his money to make this world more liberal or to simply push liberal agendas, or, to the words of some, more “gay.” But behind these absurd claims, lies the truth. And sometimes the truth is more straightforward than what most people expect.The thing is, it is true that George Soros uses his money, power and influence and to an extent, it affects a number of political policies, but he uses his money to fund groups that fight for freedom of expression, migrant rights, equality, human rights, rights against discrimination and other rights that us humans simply should have and would make the world more equal for all.
The alt-right would have us believe that George Soros’ goal is something sinister like world domination and that he and other billionaires are really the ones in control of the government. It was in the 90s when George Soros became the “boogeyman” and favorite enemy of the far right when he moved to block Bush’s reelection. It went on as Soros repeatedly spoke against wars, particularly the war in Iraq, and even on the war on drugs. George believes that the war on drugs causes more problems and damage than actual drug abuse itself.The truth is, George Soros has made more for dozens of communities and countries than most billionaires with similar financial power have ever done in their entire lives. George Soros has created the Open Society foundations, organizations that use the monetary support of Soros to fund communities that need help, give aid to noble causes, people that are suffering from abuse, oppressiveness and even censure.
You might be wondering, why does George Soros help so many children, adults, and seniors?Believe it or not, George Soros is one of those wealthy individuals that has a rags to riches story. Born in a Jewish family in 1930 Hungary, George experienced the Nazi oppression first-hand. George and his family were forced to hide their identities to escape persecution. When the war was over, George moved to London where he got his first job waiting tables and as a railway porter in order to financially support his schooling at the London School of Economics. He made his fortune in the world of finance and investments and is currently one of the world’s most famous philanthropists and billionaires.Currently, George Soros has freely given over $12 billion in support for groups that fight for migrant, civil, human rights and freedom of speech. This dedication hasn’t ceased whatsoever, and the Open Society Foundations are still fully functional and helping communities.