George Soros and the Role of a Progressive Leader
The state of American politics over the past decade has gotten to a state of disrepair that is hard to truly quantify. As more and more politicians refuse to operate in bipartisan fashion it has become increasingly clear that outsiders are going to have to try and make a difference. George Soros, the billionaire investor who lives in New York, is quickly becoming the face of progressive politics in the United States of America. In the age of Donald Trump and in the wake of one of the most bizarre elections of all time, Soros will become even more important.George Soros was born in Hungary and it was there that he saw first hand the threat that deranged populism could rain down on the world. Soros was a young teenager when the Nazi forces rolled into Hungary to begin their year long occupation back in 1944. Soros and his family would bear witness to friends and family being dragged off to die. Over the year nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews would end up murdered by Nazi forces. Soros and his family would eventually flee and make their way to London by way of emigration.
In London Soros would work two jobs to make his way through school before moving to America to begin his career as an investor.Despite his rough upbringing George Soros decided early on that he was not going to let anyone else live the fears that he had lived. That is why Soros became such a powerhouse in the American political scene and, as a result, the greatest boogeyman that the right wing politicians could ever dream of. As a vocal progressive worth over $25 billion there are more than a few laughable conspiracy theories floating around George Soros. The truth is more frightening to right wing politicians: Soros is ready to fight for what is right in order to make a difference in the world.
Soros initially rose to political acclaim in the United States after stepping up to the plate when George W. Bush decided to invade Iraq. Soros was a vocal opponent to the decision and that put him right in the middle of the targets set by conservative politicians. Soros has since refused to back down. In fact, you could even go back decades to when he first established the Open Society Foundations to see just how important making a social impact was to Soros. Through the Open Society Foundations Soros has donated over $12 billion to help fight government oppression while fighting for art, free speech, social justice and more.Now, George Soros is standing tall and in the face of the loud and brash Donald Trump. The next few years will tell just how important George Soros is to the progressive movement.