The Hungarian born hedge fund manager George Soros has spent much of the last decade sitting out the majority of political elections as he began to feel, at the end of the 2004 Presidential election, that the influence major financial donors like him were able to wield over parties across the U.S. The political landscape of the 2008 and 2012 elections cycles saw Soros largely sit out and watch from the sidelines as the ideological agenda pursued by President Barrack Obama did not complete an agenda the Hungarian born financial expert believed was as far to the left as he had hoped; Politico reports George Soros had provided around $27 million in funding for the campaign of Democrat John Kerry during the 2004 election cycle and had only recently made his return to political donations during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Read more at The New York Times about George.
One of the major reasons the work of George Soros during 2016 had become so important during the 2016 election cycle was because of the parallels that have been drawn between the two elections as the former refugee believed international security was at stake with both elections. George Soros believed the Iraq War under President George W. Bush was the first stop on the road to a right wing government that has been completed with the arrival of President Donald J. Trump in The White House; the Trump Administration has led to a growing level of concern from Soros about the opportunities offered for a growing military presence in the 21st century across the world that is at the heart of the problems of the world in many different areas. As a Holocaust survivor the problems of the world in terms of human rights have always remained important and led to his decision to establish the Open Society Foundations in the mid 1980s to aid in the completion of a new era of charitable giving. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
The Washington Times reports the work of the Open Society Foundations has become an important factor in the daily lives of many minority groups in the U.S. that have been of great importance to the activism community. The Black Lives Matter movement has seen a major growth in the number of George Soros funded groups joining its ranks; beginning life as a social media hash tag, Black Lives Matter now sees Open Society Foundations funded groups in its ranks that receive more than $33 million per year from the George Soros established network each year. The success of this George Soros developed network was on show during the Ferguson protests in Missouri of 2014 when Open Society Foundations funded groups played a key role in organizing protests and publicizing the protests within the media and across Online platforms.
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