The philanthropist George Soros has done more to promote my ideals than any politician has in the last 30 years. This is because he is truly passionate about what values he holds and he is not indebted to the voters or the corporate political machine in order to make things happen. George Soros had humble beginnings working as a waiter and a rail porter. It was during this time that he realized that low paying jobs were not capable of sustaining a human being. Unfortunately, he saw that many elderly people were working these low paying jobs in order to sustain themselves. He knew that this was cruel to his fellow human beings so he vowed that one day he would help politicians change the world so that people could make a basic income and more
You see, many people believe that you have to sustain yourself and if you cannot do that, then you are a burden to society. Other people believe that it is the church’s job to help people in the world by giving them money and food. George Soros understands the only so much money can be given by churches and synagogues. He understands that it is the government’s role to take care of the people no matter what the conservative right may say.
In order to create governments that help people the way they should, George Soros created a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to create liberal governments around the world that believe in supporting their people. His nonprofit is called Open Society Foundations. They change the world by financially backing candidates that share their ideals and by training current leaders on how to listen to the people in the country and steer the government to take care of their needs. George Soros has also attempted to do that in the United States of America with some failures and some successes.
He began by promoting change when John Kerry, in 2004, decided to try to unseat the incumbent President George W. Bush. George Soros believed that the stakes of this election were high since George W. Bush had already put us at war with Iraq and Afghanistan. In order to help Kerry defeat Bush, Soros gave the Democratic Party $27 million. This was a record-breaking amount and led John Kerry the gain significantly in the polls; however, it was not enough to defeat President George W. Bush.
George Soros would try again in the year 2008, and this time he would be met with success. It was a hard decision for him to go with Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama; however, he felt that Barack Obama had the heart of the people and would be able to lead America into a great liberal change. George Soros was pleased to see that Barack Obama took a much more liberal stance on form policy and stopped policing the world with the American military. He was proud to see Barack Obama legalize gay marriage in all 50 states.