The attacks on democratic political donors of recent years have continued apace, but few have taken such a personal level as that of the various attacks on hedge fund specialist George Soros. The Hungarian born financial specialist has spent the majority of his career fighting for success on Wall Street as he also fights to create a fairer world for people in countries where democracy has been restricted by dictators and oppressive political ideologies. One of those who has played a major role in attacking Soros has been the conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck who has been an important figure in shaping the view of Republican’s of George Soros.
The life of and career of George Soros often come across as that of an uplifting movie script where a young person on the brink of death fights to become one of the richest people in the world. Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 and saw his own freedom taken away with the occupation of the country by Nazi German forces who were attempting to exterminate members of the Jewish faith; the Soros family fought hard to hide their true identity during the occupation through the use of fake documents and a false identity created by George’s father.
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Unfortunately for George Soros surviving the Holocaust was not the end of his ordeal under an oppressive ruler, but only the continuation of problems when Hungary fell under communist rule.
The attacks aimed at George Soros often twist the facts of the life of the refugee to try and undermine the hard work and skills of the former refugee; but these attacks have so far failed to halt Soros from continuing his good works around the world and within the borders of the U.S. George Soros has been a major supporter of liberal policies on Forbes.com and politics in the U.S., going so far as to provide funding for the Presidential campaigns of Democrat’s John Kerry and President Barrack Obama.
The tireless work of George Soros continues through his not for profit Open Society Foundations, which was recently halted from working in parts of Russia because of education programs designed to bring democracy to the oppressed of the country. Soros also works with less visible groups trying to bring democracy to various parts of the world and has achieved major success in countries including Georgia in his bid to end communism in Europe. Conservative commentators, such as Glenn Beck, have tried to reduce these achievements to reasons to mistrust George Soros without explaining the good work he has completed in many parts of the world. The personal attacks on George Soros follow a long history of antisemitic attacks on those who look to bring peace and understanding to the world we live in. See: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros