The American political scene has been like something out of a bad movie over the past year. Ever since Donald Trump managed to squirm his way into the mainstream of the political dialogue, climbing atop the GOP ladder, things have been completely different. The actual inauguration of Donald Trump to President, a sentence which still doesn’t render out as completely sensible, has made things almost impossible to parse together. Fortunately for us there is a figure standing tall above all of the madness and his name is George Soros. Depending on who you talk to George Soros can either be considered a savior or one of the biggest boogeymen that the world has ever seen. Let’s find the truth of the matter by looking at the man himself a little bit closer.George Soros is ranked as one of the Top 30 richest men in the world and he is completely self made, a rarity for someone of his financial clout.
Soros comes from Hungary but he was forced to flee the country due to the Nazi occupation of 1944. Soros would emigrate to London, work his way through the London School of Economics, and then move to America by ship in order to chase the American dream. Since then Soros has emerged as a political icon as much as he has one of the most successful investors in the history of the United States. Politically speaking you aren’t going to find anyone more progressive and vocal about their beliefs than George Soros. Soros has spent the better part of his life trying to bring social justice, equality, and democracy to as many places as he could possibly touch through his philanthropic arm — the Open Society Foundations.
Now, Soros is turning that energy inward as he becomes one of the most high profile opponents to the destructive and regressive Trump-era regime.When George Soros first became a vocal and active progressive it was something that America’s right wing could not manage to understand. Soros himself was a billionaire so how could he stand to actually fight for the causes of the common people? As a result Soros has become something of an incessant boogeyman to the right wing of America’s political scene as well as the center of many laughable conspiracy theories. That hasn’t dissuaded Soros from continuing to put his neck on the line. In fact, Soros knows that now more than ever he needs to remain active and vigilant.Soros’ own political adviser, Michael Vachon, told reporters that they understood just how important it was to stay involved as the politically incompetent and blunder-prone Donald Trump took office. Soros and Vachon admitted that the stakes were too high to merely sit idly by while Trump destroyed the country.