George Soros have been involved in the ideological struggle for a long time. He was in the frontline during the very first combat against authoritarianism, and witnessed the victory of the liberal democratic system. Today his fervor has not gone any lower than it was decades ago.
Unwavering Support for the Democratic Party
If you want to test the dedication of any political figure, go for his money. While it’s true that Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 elections was quite a shocker to most of his opponents, it had little or no effect to some of Democratic Party’s supporters. Even after channeling millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton’s bid for the white house and witnessing its failure, George Soros’ spirit has not gone any less fiery.
George Soros is recorded as one of the most vocal people against a Trump presidency. He had, however, maybe not planned for the resultant hate from much of the right wing side which is mostly symbolized by anti-Semitic imagery and rhetoric. On the other side of the coin, he may not have planned for the overwhelming adoration of the Left.
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Fighting From the Home Ground
Soros has had to persevere much more than meets the eye. He was born in 1930 in Hungary and, therefore, had to accept the domination of the pro-Nazi rulers throughout his childhood. It was only later that he had a chance to escape the oppression and seek refuge as a student in London. He afterwards moved to America where he gained both a name and a fortune. George Soros’ early efforts towards promoting the cause of liberalism include setting up the Open Society Foundation in the early 80s, which is remembered for putting provision of copy machines to libraries, learning institutions and civil society groups in Hungary with the aim of ensuring publication of banned media.
Today, George Soros’ influence in his native country has sent heads turning. Already the Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orban of the Fidesz Party, has more than taken note of his presence and hand in politics. He saw Soros’ enthusiasm for a common asylum policy of the European countries as a rebuke to his hardline stance against migration. In response, Soros pledged $500 million in the quest to look into the plight of migrants, refugees and the communities that host them.
With the election of Trump, the Democrats may have lost quite a big deal. However, it will be a long time before you see the last of them. If the latest happenings are anything to go by, they are pooling their power and resources for yet another assault in the fight for the most powerful position in the world.
Ahead, there is a lot of planning and reassessment of political approaches. At the center of the stage is the Democracy Alliance (DA) which is backed by donors and beneficiaries including George Soros. While it is naturally charged with the responsibility of obstructing the implementation of Trump’s 100-day plan, it has to provide protection for most of the achievements of Obama’s presidency.
Read an essay by George Soros in The Atlantic