The Black Lives Matter movement has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the last few months. With marches, sit-ins, and uprisings during political speeches many people feel that it is becoming a problem rather than a positive influence. In addition, certain people are under question about having associations with Black Lives Matter and its followers because of the negative image that it is beginning to portray. As an example, there has been a recent rumor circulating in the news and on the internet that George Soros is donating money to affiliates of Black Lives Matter. However, the rumor is not true at all.
In a recent article on The Daily Beast, the truth of the matter comes out regarding this rumor with George Soros and his large monetary donations to those individuals who are associated with Black Lives Matter. The headline on the article clearly lets the reader know that he did not give them $33 million. Bill O’Reilly brought attention to this rumor on the July 28 segment of his television show, “The O’Reilly Factor.” This also correlated with O’Reilly’s guest on the show, Kelly Riddell. Riddell wrote an investigative report earlier this year for the Washington Times regarding Soros’s charity ties to several left wing organizations such as Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter came into existence by three women who work for some of the organizations that Soros has contributed to in the past. However, just because he has made charitable contributions to these organizations, this does not necessarily mean that he is in support Black Lives Matter itself. It also does not mean that he actually made a charitable contribution to this specific movement. If he had indeed done so, it would potentially cause some serious issues for the Democrats. This is according to a piece written by Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker the same week as the article on The Daily Beast.
George Soros is the chair and founder of the Open Society Foundations. Open Society Foundations is a network of projects, partners, and organizations that spans more than 100 countries. Soro believes in an open society. In an open society, nobody has the monopoly on the truth, individuals should be respectful of other members’ rights, and government is accountable. Because of Soros’s belief in this type of system, this is the main reason why Open Society Foundations is so successful. George Soro has a long history of philanthropic measures, which began back in 1979. He first provided scholarships to black South Africans who were under apartheid. He also helped to put an end to Communism in the Eastern Bloc during the 1980s by providing Xerox machines for the copying and distribution of banned texts. He also founded the Central European University, which promotes critical thinking, and has written several books on Open Societies such as “George Soros On Globalization.”