George Soros was born in Hungary and he was raised in Budapest. Back then Soros wasn’t some billionaire, he was just another person trying to get by with his family. Then in 1944 the Nazi regime rolled into his country and things changed forever. Soros would see first hand what the role of an oppressive, fascist, and violent body of people could do to another group with hateful rhetoric and violence. Over the next year nearly half of a million Hungarian born Jews would end up dead. Soros would flee the country, making his way to London, where he would begin to pursue his destiny.
That was over 60 years ago and now George Soros is a major political player in the United States as well as one of the most giving philanthropists that the world has ever seen. He recently came out of retirement in order to oppose Donald Trump’s destructive government and that bodes well for progressives everywhere.One of the most meaningful ways someone can make a difference in American politics is sadly by way of donating money.Donations are the fuel that keep the engine going and the Democratic/progressive side of the political machine has been woefully under-fueled for years.
So when Soros decided to come out of retirement in order to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Donald Trump, this was a big deal. Soros would step up and donate nearly $22 million to pro-Clinton and pro-progressive political action committees with the ultimate goal of focusing on what he believes in as a person: justice, equality, social equality, transparent government, and more.Soros return to politics was a huge win for progressives everywhere. Among those on the left there are very few that are wealthy enough to go toe to toe with the right wing’s Koch Brothers. The Koch Brothers are billionaires who funnel in un-godly amount of money to right wing politicians in order to continually stop any left wing momentum. Soros return to politics represented a slight movement in the financial scales.
Soros returning to politics also mobilized other important and wealthy democratic donors.Among those democratic donors were media professionals Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner as well as Tom Steyer, an environmentalist, and Don Sussman, a hedge fund manager. Having a real liberal elite donor class was a huge win in 2016 even though the results didn’t translate in the way that progressives were hoping.George Soros has come out as one of the most vocal critics of Donald Trump’s candidacy as well as his current Presidency. We expect George Soros to continue fighting back against conservative establishment politicians as he tries to limit the damage that Donald Trump can do to our nation.