The billionaire hedge fund manager cum philanthropist, George Soros, is known for his fights for liberal values and promoting the open society principles. He is credited with promoting free speech, democratization, and displayed scathed attacks on divisive stands of politicians and political parties around the globe. This has made him the enemy of conservatives and ultra-conservative groups. According to a Business Insider report, they see every pro-liberal movement as an attempt by George Soros to tarnish the Trump government in the United States. Especially when people came out to streets, immediately after Donald Trump elected as the President, they plotted it as a coup attempt by George Soros. People actually came out due to the remarks of Trump about women and his divisive policies.
Though a few liberal groups who earlier received contributions from Soros was part of those protests, he was not part of that protests and not even spoken for it. But for the conservatives, to shield their policies that have many flaws and change the attention from key issues raised in those protests, need an enemy to point the fingers. As a liberal activist and highly successful billionaire with active involvement across the globe to promote free speech and democracy, Soros plotted as an ideal target to shot their bullets. For this purpose, right-leaned medias like The Washington Times and Breitbart were cooking stories like he paid protesters in March for Science, Women’s March, and more. However, they could not showcase any proof of the same, apart from mere accusations.
It is a strategy that is carried out by the conservative groups around the world of targeting someone to divert the attention from their missteps and administration flaws. People who are connected with Soros know that he is a person who deeply invested himself into promoting diversity and stand against sectarian ideologies. For that purpose, Soros promotes open society ideologies across through his Open Society Foundations. Its mission is to create tolerant and vibrant societies with their governments are characterized by open to the involvement of people and accountability.
Since Soros established the Open Society Foundations in 1979, it expanded to more than 100 countries and shaping the societies around the globe.Soros was born in Hungary in a Jewish family in the early 1930s and moved to London post Second World War. He completed his education at London School of Economics. After some time, in 1956, he decided to move to the United States, where he entered into the world of investments and finance. In the early 1970s, Soros established Soros Fund Management, a hedge fund firm. It focused on investments based on currency markets and garnered significant success in the later years. Apart from setting up Open Society Foundations, Soros is also one of the biggest philanthropic contributors in the world on various causes.