George Soros has been the subject of various political bloggers across the world. His liberal attitude towards various human rights groups has put him on the global radar. The Hungarian born billionaire who later moved to the United States has been funding his political networks globally through his Open Society organization. He rose to the limelight in 2004 when he spent a whopping $27 million in an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge President George W. Bush from power. He recently spent over $25 million to boost Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign alongside other Democratic candidates and causes. Read more at Washington Times.
The primary motivation and giving patterns towards Mrs. Clinton’s presidential bid are seen to be similar to 2004 attempt to dislodge President Bush from power. He was unhappy with the Bush administration policies and the humanitarian crimes committed during the Iraq war. Even before the entry of Donald Trump into the race, he was angered by the hostility of the Republicans towards the issues that he has worked to support for many years. These issues revolve around criminal justice reforms, immigration reforms, and political tolerance. He has been against the inappropriate use of the war on drugs to institutionalize, operationalize and criminalize people of a particular color. His decision to offer huge chunks of cash towards Hillary’s campaign was a significant boost in her campaigns. Perhaps more than any other donor on her side, this is because he can catalyze funding by other powerful and wealthy activists.
Apart from campaign funding, George Soros has been known to fund humanitarian related causes. In the past three decades, he has donated at least 13 billion to nonprofit making organizations in the world. The aim being shaping democratic processes, improving access to health care and education. He does so by forging a political machine sponsored by his non-profit making organizations. These groups are so powerful and have the ability to impact American policies. Through his years or mobilizing groups and funding them, he was able to spur the Fergusons protests. The Washington Times reports that Mr. Soros gave over $33 million in a single year to various humanitarian groups responsible for mobilizing grassroots activists. George Soros backing of the protests gave rise to a combustible movement transforming the one-day criminal activity to a 24-hour-a-day cause event. The groups that received the funding closely collaborated by creating referrals and links to each other news columns. The resultant effect was an echo chamber of a kind using both Facebook and Twitter. The Ferguson protests were based on the claims that Michael Brown a Ferguson teenager was shot to death with his hands up in the air. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.