George Soros and His Role in Upholding Basic Human Rights

George Soros is one man who has been the subject of various political discussions across the globe. His name is familiar with most blog pages and local dailies in the political arena. George Soros liberal view towards the rights of human beings and electorates has placed him on the global map. George Soros is a billionaire born in Hungary; he later moved to the United States. While in the US, he has been facilitating activities of various non-governmental organizations across the world. He funds these movements through the Open Society Organization. In the year 2004, George Soros invested an entire $27 million in an attempt to prevent President Bush from being re-elected. The gesture earned him global fame. In the previous elections, he pumped $25 million towards Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.

Mr. Soros decision to support Hillary Clinton is based on similar merits with the George W. Bush case in 2004. During the administration of President Bush, Soros was unhappy with the human rights violations done in Iraq. He feels that most innocent people died in the wrong fight. Even before Republicans nominated Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, Mr. Soros was not pleased with the way Republicans acted contrary to the rights he has fought so hard to maintain. These issues revolve around political tolerance, immigration, and criminal justice reforms. In his opinion, he feels that the United States government has not been sincere in their fight against drugs. Soros argues that the US uses the war on drugs as a scapegoat to criminalize a particular group of people based on their color. The decision to throw his support on Hillary Clinton was seen as a significant boost in her campaigns. Due to his influence in the finance circles, Mr. Soros can be able to solicit huge amount of funds within a limited period.

Apart from politics, Soros is also involved in other philanthropic activities. He works with various non-governmental organizations to achieve his mission across the globe. His main areas of interest being poverty, education and health. He believes that any successful society must be brought up on these tenets. In the last thirty years, the Open Society group has been able to give financial assistance worth more than $30 billion. Due to his contribution in critical sectors of the economy, Soros and his firm the Open Society, form the most influential organizations. The Open Society group has been credited for successfully organizing the Ferguson protests. In this event, Mr. Soros used over $33 million to mobilize grassroots support from various citizens. The protests were held after claims that Michael Brown a teenager had been shot dead with his hands up in the air. Soros was able to convert this single criminal act to a 24-hour-a-day cause event and demand justice for the victim.