The Current State of Affairs
The Left did not have a good year last year. 2016 marked the return of conservatives in both America and Europe as nativist populists such as Donald Trump and Brexit advocates came into power. George Soros, a longtime supporter of free trade and globalization, was not happy with the results of these elections. He has made it clear he opposes Donald Trump and wants to do everything he can to stop his agenda. In order to do that he has made fighting him a priority and placed his weight behind those who agree.
The Billionaire the Right Hated
George Soros has always been a sort of bogeyman for the Right. Despite his support for capitalism and his interest in spreading democracy, the Right has always held a skeptical attitude towards Soros and held him up as an example of everything wrong with the Left. Many of these criticisms are based around old antisemitic canards such as the notion of global domination and manipulation of world governments. These conservative critics of George Soros are clearly targeting an audience that is woefully unaware of the true nature of the work of Soros, but they manage to have an impact regardless. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
Why He Wants To Share the Wealth
George Soros understands that many in the West are disappointed with the results of globalization and the inability to derive benefits from it. To combat this George Soros is proposing that liberals find a way to encourage spreading the wealth to everyone. It is clear that globalization benefits everyone, but some people may not be able to see that. In order to help them better understand what can be done for them there is a need to connect to them.
Resisting the Trump Movement
Donald Trump has made it clear he is against free trade and wants to do everything he can to fight the current way the United States does business. To keep him from carrying out his agenda George Soros is doing everything he can to give progressives a chance to return to power. He understands what can happen if the Left is unable to do this. He wants to make sure that he does everything in his power to help the Left.
About George Soros
Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the most successful investors in the world. He has made himself a fortune worth tens of billions of dollars, but he doesn’t hoard his money for himself. He uses his fortune to improve the lives of others by making the world a more inclusive and globally minded place. It is a strongly held belief of his that life is simply better when everyone has a fair chance.
Visit his profile on twitter.com.