The Influence of George Soros

Billionaires often hold most of the power to change society. Unfortunately, most of them either abuse that power or don’t use it all. George Soros is one billionaire who’s been challenging that tradition for decades. In a recent NY Times article, his glorious history of philanthropic endeavors was discussed.

Over the past three decades, Mr. Soros’s been donating a tremendous amount of money to his organization, Open Society Foundations. The only billionaire with a larger organization is Bill Gates. Unlike Bill Gates, Soros’s advocacy led him into the middle of many heated social and political discussions.

According to The Wall Street Journal, over the past several years, he’s donated between $800 and $900 million a year. A few years, he began donating even more, eventually reaching a total of $18 billion. All of that money, donated to Open Society, has gone a long way to making the world a better place.

Unfortunately, recent events in America’s political environment left the U.S. in a place of darkness. Since the 2016 presidential election, there have been endless waves of hate and ignorance destroying American society. Currently, Open Society is focused on protecting as many people as possible and fighting the increasingly powerful hate.

In his own words, people have to start fighting back. Darkness is swiping across the nation, and it’s growing more powerful faster than good people can rise to fight it. These days, he places much of his faith in Democratic politicians; in particular, Hillary Clinton. His Democratic efforts haven’t gone unnoticed by anyone. In some cases, that’s a good thing. Eileen Heisman of the National Philanthropic Trust praises Soros for his willingness to stand up and fight. On the other hand, conservatives also took notice of Soros’s actions, and they’ve focused their efforts on destroying his reputation.

Because George Soros’s life and activities made such a splash in the media, everyone’s covering stories about him. JPost recently talked about what Soros calls the demonization of philanthropy. By that, he meant the extreme right’s attempt to belittle leftist social movements. They criticized Soros for supporting Black Lives matter, Antifa, and the Women’s March. He’s also been accused of hiring women to falsely accuse conservative candidates of sexual assault during elections. All of this stems from the 2016 election, in which Donald Trump randomly accused Democrats of anything and more

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