George Soros has been a constant name in the news when human rights and social justice cases are being mentioned. He has been involved with the Open Society Foundations for the past few decades. The fact that he grew up in Hungary during a time when the Nazis occupied it is evidence that he has been through experiences that molded him into the social justice crusader that he is currently. George Soros has donated more than $6 billion of his wealth to the open society foundations in his lifetime, and he hopes to give even more to the causes that he believes in.
Soros has always been a firm believer that the government of the day, and the policies they believe in, are the most prominent sources of influence on the amount of freedom and progress that a community will achieve. He has always been a supporter of the Liberals and their progressive ideals. In 2004, Soros rallied behind John Kerry because he was dismayed by the Bush administration decision to invade Afghanistan. When Kerry lost, he dialed back a little on politics but supported the grass root PACs whose main aim was to keep tabs on the government of the day and make sure that they stayed in check.
In 2007, Hillary announced that she was interested in the presidency. Soros supported her and even when she lost the ticket to Obama, he supported Obama and the Democrat’s policies. In 2015, Hillary came back, and her bid for the White House was impressive. She won the popular vote, and even though the collegiate ballots thwarted her dream of occupying the White House, she created a legacy that many will look up to for a long time. Soros supported Hillary because as usual, he is a firm believer in her policies and believes. He contributed $25 million to her campaign and was even set to attend the Democrats convention. He changed the plans last minute because he had personal businesses to attend.
The current state of affairs in the country worries Soros. He feels that the biggest problem with the country is the fact that with the change of administration, the society has been thrown into a situation where the leaders are trying to undo all the good that was done for the progress of the community. He believes that it is not the right time to sit and watch as everything falls apart. According to Soros, it is time for human rights movements to rise and stand firm in support of all the things that they believe in. He believes that if society wants to change for the better, efforts must be made to create open Society , tolerant and just systems where everyone is treated as equals.