George Soros once opined that his successes in life grant him considerable independence and consequently the ability to take a stand on controversial issues. He feels obliged to say and do what others in compromising positions wish.
This statement describes and justifies most of George’s actions. In a world where societies are unjust and typical archaic thinking takes us back, George is that still and sensible voice of truth and justice. Over the decades, he has represented the interest of oppressed people and supported measures to get justice.
There exist many deeds affiliated to Soros. A classic example dated back to the Apartheid war in 1979. In a white-dominated South Africa, George Soros felt pained by the actions of racist to deny schooling facilities for blacks. He single-handed built schools and granted scholarships to the young children of the time. The prisons were also full of political detainees. George took note of the illegal incarceration trend and offered legal aid to represent detainees in court.
In Eastern Europe, the anti-communist movement came to life in the 1980’s. George Soros realized the need to support such campaigns meant to free the people. Through his contribution and that of other selfless people, communism was wiped out. The rehabilitation and rebuilding process prompted Soros to establish various projects and networks of Open Society Foundations. These efforts paid off handsomely with the transformation of Ukrainian and Northern Russian communities.
However, such difference-making projects haven’t failed to court controversy. Last year, the Russian government banned two projects in the country for spreading ideologies that undermine the Federation and the National Constitution. During the statement, officials raised concerns over national security as a result of the operations of the Soros-led groups. In Hungary where George Soros was born and bred, politicians criticized the foundations for encouraging illegal immigration.
This year, the Russian government has already acted on previous threats and launched a campaign to kill the projects started by the banned organizations. News reports from the northern part of the country reveal that government officials have been raiding College libraries in search of books donated by the Open Society Foundations. The books are said to contain pro-democratic and humanitarian ideologies.
Reports also revealed that 53 textbooks were set on fire at the Vorkuta Mining and Economic College while more were taken away for destruction. The Open Society Foundations remain silent concerning the issue.