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September 05, 2017

George Soros Is Back and Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

While many view Soros as having returned, he has never really left. He has always involved himself in funding worthy causes that support freedom of thought and expression. However, Soros did scale back his philanthropy work after shelling out $27 million to helping to try and defeat George W. Bush in 2004. Since then, he did reemerge as a major donor for Democratic party politics. Many conservatives view him as a thorn in their side.His fortune stands a $24 billion or more. He amassed such a large fortune through risky currency trades. However, since the advent of Trump on the political scene, Soros is more politically active. He feels that with Trump in office the political stakes have gone through the roof.

Among the many issues that concern Soros is immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance.Soros also stands at the ready to assist efforts to fight conservative attempts to restrict voting. The group he supports in this area is not required, by law, to disclose its donors or the amount given. A 2016 article by Politico, “George Soros Rises Again,” provides a broader explanation of where his donations and political interests lie.Much of his present political involvement is helping groups who seek to build an enduring infrastructure to fight those opposed to climate change, income inequality, and to end the big-money donations that have changed politics.

Soros’s interest in helping humanity overcome suppression stems from his own history of surviving the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944.Many on the left regard Soros as an immensely wealthy man that supports liberal causes. Unfortunately, many on the right view Soros as a sinister person, despite any real lack of evidence. At 85, Soros is still on a lifetime mission of supporting human rights and helping those less fortunate. He shows no signs of slowing down.