How much Influence Has George Soros Had on Open Society Foundations?

The world has become an increasingly hostile place to live in over the past century or so. It is very shocking that a country that had made so much progress in social justice and equality is back to the dark ages where white supremacists want their race to be given the position of being superior to other people. Just a few days ago, a man opened fire on concert goers and killed tens of innocent people. When the final analysis was done, the seemingly mentally disturbed man, had access to machine guns, and that at one time, he was firing up to 9 rounds per second. These are the kinds of extreme actions that have characterized the day to day lives in the country, and people like George Soros feel that there is need for sobriety in leadership.

Soros is one of the most successful people on the planet. He was born in Hungary in 1930, and spent most of his childhood there before moving to the UK and eventually to the US. He has made most of his $25 billion fortune from stock trading. Soros has always advocated for a just and open society. He has been involved in a lot of politics of late, especially the last election where he was supporting Hillary. George still believes that having a Democrat in the office would have saved the country from the disaster being experienced currently.

In the few months since Trump took power, tolerance among the races seems to have gone down a lot. The attacks on people because of their races and skin color have become very frequent with bizarre cases such as acid attacks happening. The groups that advocate for white supremacy have been doing their best to reassert their position and bring back what they call status quo. The president has shown little to no committed effort to deal with the issue, especially when it comes to firearms. He has also been advocating for divisive moves such as building a wall to separate the US and Mexico, travel bans for most people from Muslim countries and other measures.

All these divisive strategies have been counterproductive. For instance, a very strange back and forth has been going on between Trump’s administration and Kim Jong Un. George Soros and other leaders have genuine fears that this could degenerate into a nuclear war that could affect the entire planet. These are the attitudes and policies that led to Soros supporting Clinton throughout her campaign. He contributed more than $25 million because he wanted a sound minded-liberal to be in the white house. Soros has had to dial back on philanthropy and focus on the volatile European stock market. He is however, a legend.