George Soros On The West’s Failure After The Collapse Of Communism

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in people, Society | Posted on 14-01-2018

When you hear people talking about George Soros, his recent mega donation is bound to come up. It was just so outstanding and unusual. He donated eighteen billion dollars to the Open Society Foundations, which was four fifths of his wealth. That is just so much money and is one of the largest donations in history.

However, you will hear some people whining about it, especially if you are talking to people who tend to believe right wing conspiracy theories. According to The Atlantic, philanthropists have always been the target of abuse from certain kinds of people who tend to be jealous of how they are helping society. These negative people can not stand the fact that the philanthropists are changing society for the better. Maybe they can not begrudge the fact that others will soon start to enjoy the same freedoms that they did.

This is really sad. If everyone would support philanthropists, then society would be at a much better place. If everyone would support change, then we would not be stuck in the past so many times. It seems that people are in their comfort zone and do not want to get out. George Soros is one of the few people who are actually talking about and doing something about the problems in our society, so we should applaud his efforts.

When George Soros started the Open Society Foundations, communism was still ruling a lot of countries. That is why he made communism the focus of his foundation. He supported groups that were opposing communism and fighting against their local communist governments.

At a certain point, the Soviet Union shut down. Many other communist countries followed suit. At that point, George Soros knew that he had to shift the focus of the Open Society Foundations. He realized that the difference between an open society and a closed society is that in a closed society, there is one blueprint that is forced on the citizens, while in an open society, everyone can think for themselves and a plethora of ideas is allowed. After the Soviet Union collapsed, George Soros realized that people who lived in Russia and other communist countries were simply not used to thinking for themselves and being creative.

Unfortunately, as George Soros writes in The Capitalist Threat, other countries were not so willing to help out the people who suffered under communist regimes. They did not want to help them build a better government. That is why the governments that we are now seeing in Russia, Yugoslavia, and other former communist countries are just so far from the kind of democracy we have in the West. George Soros believes it was a failure of the Western countries to rise up to the occasion. The end result was that even though communism collapsed, the regimes that replaced them were not fully democratic and were somewhat authoritarian in nature. Changing this is also something George Soros focuses on.

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