George Soros is a popular philanthropist who is known for being active in various advocacy campaigns such as human rights, democracy, freedom of speech, and more. He spends a huge amount of money to fund a cause towards liberal society.
On the other hand, he is always faced by opposition from several movements with various ideologies including communists, Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and even Pro-Israeli right wing.
In a recent post by RawStory, the issue on the attack against George Soros by far-right anti-Semites and far-right Israeli supporters has been evaluated.
This is about Soros emails that leaked. The emails expressed some details that he is funding some groups in Israel and Palestine. Because of this, far-right anti-Semites and Pro-Israel right-wing accuse Soros of racist policies.
George Soros WikiLeaks email issue is not surprising as there have already been many attempts to hack and penetrate George Soros emails and even the Open Society Foundation.
Who is George Soros?
Soros is a billionaire hedge fund manager. He is the owner of the Soros Fund. For some who still don’t know how became a billionaire, Soros made his fortune from investing in high-risk trading instruments such as commodities and currency. He founded Quantum Fund where high-net-worth individuals put their money into for higher returns. Later on, he founded Open Society Foundation and became active in it until this date.
It is not because of his fortune that Soros find opposition. It is because of his involvement in funding certain campaigns through his Open Society that he aroused opposing views.
Soros is a Hungarian Jewish survivor of Holocaust under Nazi occupation during World War Two. Such a dark experience made Soros committed to promote an open society by funding human rights groups and activities.
George Soros | The New York Review of Books
George Soros – Project Syndicate
It is not beyond the knowledge of many people that Soros is also being attacked by Russian propagandists who counter Soros’ liberal advocacy. This is the reason why there is a growing sentiment that George Soros WikiLeaks dump of George Soros emails are said to be part of Russian Propaganda against him.
Glenn Beck’s Attack Against Soros
In 2010, Glen Beck demonized George Soros by saying he is a Nazi tool for the reason that he miraculously survived the violent Holocaust. Perhaps, it is because of Soros’ effort to bring down communism that justifies Beck’s belief. However, Becks’ accusation of George Soros conspiracy seems to be of no basis as even Neo-Nazis have something to say against Soros. Nevertheless, Kati Marton revealed the weakness of Becks’ illusion of George Soros conspiracy.
Amidst endless controversy, Soros remains calm and still. Perhaps, he knows every bait that is being set up against him. Although there seems to be a long line of enemies that try to stop him, he is still strong in his devotion to promote an open society that is free from oppression. Therefore, the recent controversy on Soros being attacked by far-right Israeli supporters and by far-right anti-Semites is just part of a bigger picture. Nevertheless, many people from different countries support Soros ideals.
Learn more about George Soros: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527