George Soros Reaction to Donald Trump Shock Victory

The rich liberals who support the Democratic Party were left worried when the Republican Presidential candidate won the GOP election. These liberals included the likes of George Soros and decided to gather some few days after the election to discuss several issues on nytimes.com. They had all spent millions in the campaign of Hillary Clinton. On the Sunday after the election, they all met at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington and had a lot to strategize on. For instance, Soros and his fellow rich men wanted to plan about the coming 2018 midterms as well as how to frustrate Donald Trump in his first 100 days as the president of the free world.

Prominent people were in attendance, and they included Haim Saban, George Soros, Nancy Pelosi as well as Keith Ellison who is the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman. Also in attendance was Senator Elizabeth Warren. George Soros has always funded the Democratic Candidates in his entire life. For instance, he spent over $27 million to help defeat the Republican candidate in the year 2004. He then lay low until this presidential elections when he donated over $25 million in support of the Democratic candidate on Politico. George Soros has recently returned to trading and is believed to be a friend of Clinton for over 20 years now. He had planned to attend the Democratic convention in Philadelphia but was involved in business matters with this company. George Soros involvement with last year campaign can be associated with the close relationship he enjoys with Clinton as well as the fear he has about Donald Trump especially on ruining the economy and other serious issues on Snopes. Soros is also inclined towards certain reforms that touch him personally. For instance, having escaped Jewish persecution as a young boy and having immigrated to the United States in the 50s, he supports a candidate who will stand for religious tolerance, criminal justice reforms and immigration reforms. According to Michael Vachon who is also his political advisor, Clinton supports his thinking.

On the same elections, George Soros made a contribution of over $2 million to help defeat a sheriff in Arizona who opposes immigration reforms. The sheriff goes by the name Joe Arpaio. According to Soros, this sheriff had concentrated on personal agendas while ignoring the plight of the immigrants such as assaults, rape cases, and child molestation. Whenever immigrants face these problems, they are never investigated, and George Soros expressed displeasure by supporting the opposing sheriff. Soros donations are often seen as a good sign as they lead to more donation by well-wishers and rich people.

George Soros is a graduate of London School of Economics and specialized in finance. He speaks about broad issues such as the European Union debt crisis with Greece and often asks the European Union to put stricter sanctions on Russia for attacking Ukraine. He argues that Ukraine should be given money by the IMF to attract investors into the country.

He has helped oppose dictatorial regimes across the world. He has enjoyed success destroying pro-communism dictators in Western Europe, and the apartheid rule in South Africa. He is currently involved in the democracy restoration in Burma.

Charles Koch and Michael Bloomberg Advocate University Free Speech

Financial expert Charles Koch and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg facilitated an opinion and editor discussion panel. This took place Thursday evening on May 12. It addressed concerns about possible threat of free speech at universities located all across the nation.

One of the primary objectives of this op-ed evening was to advocate more tolerance of independent thinking. Koch and Bloomberg both spoke out, saying that college campuses should “stop stifling free speech and coddling intolerance for controversial ideas.” These two men addressed issues specifically pertaining to college campuses.

One form of speech control that now occurs on university sites is the implementation of “speech codes,” or use of “trigger warnings.” Other forms of regulating what people say on campus includes those related to “safe places” and microaggressions. Within all of three methods of trying to avoid offensiveness, controversial speakers are being declined invitations.

“By doing so, colleges are creating a climate of intellectual conformity that discourages open inquiry, debate and true learning,” said both Charles Koch and Bloomberg in their own way.

They also went on to say in their own way that colleges are attempting to increase the shielding of students from uncomfortable or offensive ideas. The warning concerning this by Koch, Bloomberg and others is that it could threaten the future of higher education. In addition, they say that it could also put a damper on the concept of living in a free and democratic society.

Both Charles Koch and Michael Bloomberg seem to advocate the belief that students should have an open and questioning mind. This type of education, as they appear to be saying, would be better for students than if they were to have closed and self-righteous minds.

Additional Links:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/new-koch

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/10/21/business/corner-office/full-interview-charles-koch