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Soros Is Not Guilty

 

Rumors have circulated recently in both conspiracy circles and mainstream media outlets that George Soros is bankrolling Black Lives Matter. However, according to Ben Collins’ article published by The Daily Beast entitled, No George Soros Didn’t Give $33 Million to #BlackLivesMatter, this is nothing but a rumor. According to Collins, his source was a director for Open Society Foundations which is a liberal, philanthropic arm for Soros.

The rumor even reached Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor. Bill O’Reilly stated that Soros was funding Black Lives Matter and groups that do business with them. O’Reilly’s source was Kelly Riddell who wrote an article for The Washington Times. According to Riddell’s investigation, Black Lives Matter began with three women who work for Soros backed organizations. Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi spearheaded the Twitter response to the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer. The focus of the organizations was to encourage activism and organize communities. Riddell stated that “within one year, George Soros dedicated $33 million” to these organizations.

Soros has been a strong Democrat for many years and has contributed heavily to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Perhaps the focus of these rumors is not George Soros himself, but what roles he and other pro-Hilary activists play within the BLM organization, including the protests of Senator Bernie Sanders.

Who is George Soros? Soros was born in Hungary on August 12, 1930 to a well-to-do Jewish family. He survived the Nazi-occupation in Hungary and fled the communist regime after World War II. He traveled to London, England where he worked as a railway porter and a waiter while studying at London School of Economics. Today, Soros is known as one of the richest men in the world. (“George Soros.” n.d.).

His wealth enables him to contribute to many organizations particularly through Open Society Foundations. Founded by George Soros, Open Society is a network of foundations, partners, and projects that are in over 100 countries. Soros believes strongly in an open society in which a person’s rights are respected, the government is accountable, and no one or no organization monopolizes truth. From 1979 when Soros began his philanthropic activity by giving scholarships to black South Africans suffering under apartheid to working with the Roma people in Europe and their assimilation into the mainstream, Soros and his philanthropic activities concentrate on educating people who are discriminated against or marginalized. (“George Soros.” n.d.).

George Soros. (n.d.). Retrived December 1, 2015
George Soros. (n.d.).Retrieved December 1, 2015 from Open Society Foundations