George Soros recently disclosed a series of generous donations to his Open Society Foundations, which total $18 billion, and another $2 billion which Soros will likely donate in the future. The donations, made over a period of several years, turned the Open Society Foundations into the second largest philanthropic foundation in the United States, second to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of these massive donations is to help the foundations in their goal of furthering human rights and protecting democracy. However, enemies of Soros, as they do with almost all of his actions, have tried to twist the perception of his generous donations into part of a conspiracy targeting the right-wing.
Working for the People; Open Society Foundations
First founded by George Soros over 30 years ago, the Open Society Foundations work to bring freedom and democracy to the world and protect human rights. They currently have foundations in over 120 nations globally and are constantly looking to expand where they’re needed most. However, their primary focus in recent days has been in the United States, where they’ve worked on stopping law enforcement abuse and protecting the rights of lesbians and gays.
Both the Open Society Foundations and George Soros himself have often become targets of the alt-right due to their association with the Democratic party, and their contributions towards left leaning groups. The recent reveal of Soros’ major donations have only served to further fuel the fires of controversy, and have become enraged by the Open Society Foundations and their devious plan to make the world a better place.
A Storied History Leads to Generosity and a Desire for Betterment
Many people wonder why George Soros has become so interested in charitable giving, and to understand the answer to that question, you have to examine his past. During his childhood, Soros lived in a Nazi-occupied Hungary, shortly after the war, he fled the now communist-controlled country, heading for London, and, eventually, New York. In New York, he became infamous for shorting the British Pound, which can arguably be seen as his first brush with real controversy. Using his earnings from Wall Street, he then founded the first Open Society Foundation in Hungary, his home country. Over the past 30 years, that one foundation has grown into a vast network of Open Society Foundations around the globe.
The Future of the Open Society Foundations
Over the years, Soros has put billions of dollars towards Open Society, and that money hasn’t gone to waste. His foundations have championed democracy and protect the rights of humanity. They’ve worked against the agendas of people like Trump, and have contributed to the campaigns of Democratic candidates and movements that support human rights. The next stop on the journey is sure to be an interesting one, especially with the new funding received by the foundations. However, there is also likely to be significant resistance from the right as Soros and his foundations continue to press onward for the people.
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