George Soros, Defender of the Weak

George Soros is an American, a citizen of the free world, a philanthropist and a democrat by conviction and persuasion. He is a man of the people and a defender of the weak and the vulnerable persons in the world. Even though the family man has had his moments of political charisma and strong political influence, he has never declared or insinuated to bear any political ambitions. He has immense wealth and is worth so much in the commercial sector as he is in the political arenas of the Democratic Party.

The political convictions of George Soros can be traced back to his formative years in Hungary as a Jewish kid undergoing religious and ethnic persecution. The Nazi regime imprisoned his father for being a Jew. At the time, the then kid could do nothing but watch. He developed the conviction that dictatorial regimes are demeaning and should not be allowed to exist. His political persuasions grew stronger as he grew into commerce, especially after he settled down in the United States and started living the American dream. The young business mind had the necessary work ethic to amass the wealth he possesses to date. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

George Soros broke a world record in 1992 and earned himself a title among all Wall-street legends as the man who broke the British economy single handed. Although the American had once been European, he had not been to his home country as a resident for a long time. Through his keen eye, discerning demeanor and cunning precision, he managed to speculate a big surge in the stocks and currency fluctuations. He moved in to sell 10 billion dollars to make a profit of one billion dollars on the fateful UK Black Wednesday. Since then, he had enough financial stability to constantly agitate for a change in how lowly placed persons and communities in the world get treated. He proposes the protection of human rights, the enforcement of equality policies, and deposition of dictatorships.

When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in cold blood by a white police officer despite being unarmed and non-violent, America reacted emotionally. According to the Washington Times, the Ferguson Protests became so violent that police officers got assaulted and about ten protestors ended up getting shot. The extra-judicial killing was bad, and public administrators admit that the governor, Jay Nixon, could have handled the situation better to contain the tension that was obviously omnipotent. Due to the need to make it clear that racial profiling is wrong, and to rebuke police brutality, George Soros decided to save the situation. He wanted to strategically organize the protests in a way to pass the intended message nationally without escalating the already wanting lawlessness that the protests were attracting. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

Politico reports that he donated 5.4 million dollars to Ferguson and Staten Island. The money was to facilitate police reforms. He also had words with Color lines, an online site that reports all cases regarding racial discrimination and persecution. He wanted the Black Lives Matter Campaign to be a success.

George Soros has also been pouring funds into parties and groups that depose dictatorial regimes. He gave support to the people of Kosovo who were fighting for freedom. He also, according to Politico, funds the Independent Diplomat. The Independent Liberation played a big role in the liberation of both Northern Cyprus and Kosovo.

Learn more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

Thor Halvorssen Wonders if Bernie Sanders Supporters Understand the Danger of Despotism

Thor Halvorssen discussed how socialism could be abused by despotic leaders on the Fox Business Network Show the Intelligence Report in early March. The show’s host, Trish Regan, brought the founder of the Human Rights Foundation on the program to discuss how Bernie Sanders’s mostly millennial followers do not understand socialism.

 

Regan brought him on because he was a liberal criticizing socialism, but Halvorssen (https://www.facebook.com/thorhalvorssen/) warned her against assuming that socialism was always bad. Much like the current runner-up in the Democratic primary, Halvorssen pointed to the Scandinavian countries as an example of how democratic socialist governments could work. Each of these countries has a long history of stable democratic government. The author warned that despots could easily abuse the ideals of socialism by promising better conditions for the people, and he used Venezuela as an example of how this could happen.
Relations between the government of Venezuela and the government of the United States have been strained since Hugo Chavez came to power. Although he won his first election fairly, questions about election fraud arose in the wake of the second campaign. The current Venezuelan government arrests and imprisons people who criticize its policies. One of Thor Halvorssen’s cousins currently lives in one of the country’s prisons because of this practice.

Interview with FoxNews Trish Regan – Socialism Discussed With Thor Halvorssen

Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, born 1976, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Venezuelan human rights advocate and film producer. Known as Thor Halvorssen, he actively works to right the wrongs, protect individual rights and civil liberties. Thor follows a pro-democracy advocacy and President of the Human Rights Foundation, Patron of the Czech-based Children’s Peace Movement, On Own Feet, and the Founder of the Moving Picture Institute. Halvorssen is also the Founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, which meets annually and is described by The Economist as a “spectacular human-rights festival,” gaining recognition and respect for its values of human rights and freedom.

Trish Regan of Fox News recently interviewed Thor Halvorssen about Socialism. Trish asked Thor to define socialism since Bernie Sanders is campaigning on a socialist agenda.

Thor began his response stating that countries that do not violate human rights can have social discoverments, and that is perfectly alright. But if there are branches of government existing, separation of powers and constitutional rights you can have a country like Denmark, Norway, or Sweden that often have socialist governments, and that is perfectly fine.

Socialism depends on whether people take a historic definition of Socialism, or they take an academic definition of socialism. Many Democratic countries have Socialist policies. Being a Socialist doesn’t necessarily mean Communism, Marxism, or Socialism at the same time. The government of Venezuela decides there needs to be a price increase. The government raises the prices of commodities. Raising the prices can create a commodity shortage, but the government doesn’t care about that result of increasing prices, and thus massive shortages are created, and a humanitarian crisis is a result.

Thor Halvorssen mentioned that he donated the largest contribution allowable to the Bernie Sanders campaign. He strongly feels that the front-runner of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, has taken millions and millions of dollars from many dictatorship countries, such as Algeria, Barian, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and others. These countries are run by dictatorships and are known to ban Christmas restrict all press freedoms, and are guilty of denying freedoms. Halvorssen is definitely against anyone who takes money from a dictatorship country.

In Venezuela my father was a political prisoner, my mother was shot by the Chavez regime, and my first cousin is in prison in Venezuela. Venezuela, for decades, had a Labor Government, a government that nodded to Democratic Socialism. Redistribution of wealth is not the appropriate way to end poverty, but to end poverty, you need to increase wealth, not redistribute.

Socialism violates Human rights says HRF Founder

Thor Halversson of the Human Rights Foundation believes that socialism violates human rights. Halversson made his comments on the Fox Business Network Show “The Intelligence Reports.” The founder of the Human Rights Foundation believes that such governments are easily abused by executives who are not concerned with the rule of law. The segment aired at the end of February.

Despite his lack of support for such governments, he made a donation to the Bernie Sanders campaign. He stated he made this decision because he could not support a candidate who received money from Middle Eastern dictators and countries that openly abuse human rights. Dictators, according to Halversson, represent a much bigger threat to human rights than executives who abuse the power of socialist governments.

While criticizing socialism as a concept, he went on to say that many countries have socialist policies, and several Northern European countries, such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, have stable democratic socialist governments that have lasted for many years. As long as an executive does not take power away from the people, he does not have a problem with socialist governments.

Hugo Chavez and Venezuela served as his example of how a corrupt politician could seize power and ruin an otherwise stable socialist democratic government. Previous Venezuelan governments favored socialist labor party policies, but the new regime benefits those in power more than it benefits the people.

Even though the founder of the Human Rights Foundation supports Sanders, an avowed Democratic socialist, he does not believe in the redistribution of wealth. The best way to prevent poverty, according to Halversson (see his Twitter feed), is to create more wealth.