George Soros Stands Behind Black Lives Matter for a Good Reason

The grassroots movement known as Black Lives Matter (BLM) has emerged as a major protest organization for the African American community. Currently, it is the biggest and best organized African American social organization that conducts protests on behalf of the African American community. BLM emerged in 2013 in response of George Zimmerman’s acquittal pertaining to the Treyvon Martin slaying.

This organization was started by three female activists who were being groomed to lead protests on behalf of black minorities. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi are the three women who created this organization from the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

BLM is supported by at least 82% of all black people and this organization relies on non-violent protests to make changes within society. The ultimate goal of Black Lives Matter is to make U.S. police departments transparent and accountable. They also want reform the police department so that officers are better trained to deal with minorities.

Protest organizations cannot survive if they’re not funded. It would be impossible for them to stay relevant without financial support. In the past, all organizations were supported by individuals or groups making donations. This is one reason as to why Black Lives Matter needs the support of donors such as George Soros. Their financial contributions help BLM to stay afloat. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

George Soros is a multi-billion dollar self-made political figure. He is a major influencer (contributor) of the democratic and a liberal cause within the U.S. Soros makes it a point to support liberal and democratic causes because it closely aligns with his own beliefs. Soros does not want any government (not just the one in the U.S.) to have more power than what they need. He also carries this belief over to the police force. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

His Open Society Foundations supports BLM and other minority organizations that work to stop police brutality within the African American community. George Soros sympathizes with minority people because he used to live in a situation of tyranny at a young age. When Soros was a young teen in Hungary, he lived under the Nazi regime. He knows from first-hand experience how dangerous a dictatorship can be. His Open Society Foundations supports BLM and other liberal organizations to keep the government in check.

George Soros wants minorities and all Americans to live in peace and to have the best life possible. So, he doesn’t mind allocating funds to BLM for this purpose. Ultimately, Black Lives Matter because supporters such as George Soros help them to matter through their giving.

How Thor Halvorssen Makes a Difference

Standing Up For Human Rights

Human rights are taken for granted in the Western world, but for many they are under attack by oppressive governments. There are many who ismply don’t believe there is a reason for anyone to speak out against this oppression, but Thor Halvorssen has made it his life mission to expose this oppression once and for all. Through his work at the Human Rights Foundation he has helped to expose countless oppressive regimes across the world and build a world of open societies.

A Family Of Freedom Fighters

He isn’t the only freedom fighter in his family. On both his mother’s and father’s side people have taken up action against oppressive regimes and sought to create a freer world. On his mother’s side Halvorssen is related to the freedom fighter Simon Bolivar and the first president of Venezuela Cristal Mendoza. His father’s Norwegian family has done plenty to fight against oppression going all the way back to World War 2 when they helped direct European refugees to South America where they were able to escape the dangers of life in war torn Europe.

Thor Halvorssen In Action

To accomplish his goals he uses a variety of methods. Some days he does this through simple actions like sending balloons into North Korea, but at times he employs more complicated campaigns to promote open societies. Frequently, Halvorssen finds himself filming documentaries in order to expose corruption and oppression in developing countries by taking trips to these countries for himself. His work in these countries is often treacherous, but he understands there is simply no other way to go about exposing the truth. Sometimes he even faces dangers such as violence and arrests, but he sees this as necessary to accomplish his goals.

Towards Open Societies

The ultimate goal of Thor Halvorssen is to do everything he can in order to promote the creation of open societies. One of the biggest problems we see in the world today are countries were people are unable to choose their own path in life and are forced into social roles they did not choose. In an open society everyone decides their fate regardless.

Thor Halvorssen Discuses Socialism

Thor Halvorssen was recently interviewed on Fox Business Network’s show “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan” to discuss his unique perspective on socialism and its potential pitfalls when implemented by certain types of governments. Halvorssen is the president and face of the Human Rights Foundation, an organization dedicated to advocating for the protection of human rights all of the world and with headquarters in New York City. Halvorssen has a particularly unique perspective based on his professional and personal experiences with what has been a particularly hot topic in light of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign — democratic socialism.

Halvorssen was asked by Fox to break down the reality of how socialism is typically implemented around the world, as opposed to how the idea of socialism is presented in textbooks and discussed by academics. Halvorssen explains to viewers that socialism has the potential to be a worthy pursuit in principle, it has the danger to empower national governments to reach too far in taking away rights and properties from their citizens. Halvorssen says that the reason socialism tends to lead to the central government controlling too much is that it involves a type of redistribution of resources. If there are not adequate controls, such as checks and balances, a central government can turn into an authoritarian regime under the guise of adopting democratic socialist principles to apparently help the more underprivileged classes of society.

Halvorssen was also asked in the interview about which democratic candidate he intends to support for the U.S. presidential race. Given Thor Halvorssen’s inherent concerns about dangers of socialist principles, it may come as a bit of a surprise to viewers that he supports Senator Sanders for president. In fact, Halvorssen admitted that he contributed the maximum amount allowed under law to Senator Sanders’ presidential campaign. Halvorssen says that even though he may not be a strong advocate of socialism, he has grave concerns about Hillary Clinton and her ties to various dictators around the world personally and politically, which Halvorssen says could be a serious hurdle to his central mission of supporting international human rights.

Thor Halvorssen about Bernie Sanders

Thor Halvorssen was interviewed the other day on not only his own views about Socialism but about Bernie Sanders’ alleged desire to change this county into Socialism. Mr. Halvorssen has mentioned many interesting points used not only in the potential Presidential Candidate’s debate on how he wants to change this country but also from his own family’s experience.

Mr. Halvorssen has mentioned that Mr. Sanders’ opponent has taken monies from dictators of other countries who have even gone as far as to ban the celebration of Christmas. This point is very interesting since taking monies from these types of leaders puts the U.S.A. at the mercy of these dictators. There are also dictators of other countries who have banned the usage of Skype, closely monitor the usage of the Internet of private citizens, and record private phone conversations. Mr. Halvorssen mentioned that the opponent has taken monies from these types of dictators which puts the U.S.A. in a very precarious position. This is one major point to think about before casting the vote in a primary and major election.

Another point that Mr. Halvorssen brought up briefly was his donation to the Sanders’ campaign.

Mr. Halvorssen mentioned about disadvantages to Socialism including that form of government being compared to Communism. Mr. Thor Halvorssen also mentioned that free markets are a must which cannot happen in Socialism as well as the fact that there will be shortages of needed resources. This is also an interesting point to think about.

Mr. Halvorssen mentioned about how the government is run in Venezuela and how the private citizens there are struggling. It was interesting to see the video which is played on YouTube.

Mr. Halvorssen, founder of the Human Rights Foundation,  mentioned briefly about his jail experience in another country as well as his other family experiences. The potential candidates running this year for President prove to be all very interesting in their different ways and debates are going in many different directions. There have been public statements made about Mr. Bernie Sanders to be in a Socialistic view. However, many of his supporters state that he is very fair and not a Socialist. The private citizens of the world just have to follow all the speeches and debates and see for themselves who would be the best.