George Soros is perhaps one of the greatest influencers in the world today. He is a staunch liberal who has never hesitated to use his money to further liberalism. As such, it came as little surprise when it was confirmed that he was indeed behind the protests in Ferguson in 2014.
But what does being “behind” the protests mean? Here are the revelations:
Financial Support, Nothing More
Kenneth Zimmerman, the director of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, confirmed that the foundation was the financier of groups that felt concerned about the shooting of death of Michael Brown. However, he was quick to add that the foundation did not ask these groups to take to the streets in protest – instead, they did so out of their own accord.
Tax filings of the Open Society Foundations revealed that George Soros had donated at least $33 million to established groups that advocated for justice and equality in Ferguson in the year prior to the protests. This money was allegedly used to embolden grassroots activists to get them to speak out about the injustice and inequality. The groups also utilized the money to sensitize people nationwide and globally about the situation via social media and news outlets.
The campaign was quite sophisticated, as it turns out. Some of the groups focused on monitoring incidents and utterances that could be used to attack the conservatives. Other groups focused on developing academic research and editorials that were distributed to the media to sensitize more people and keep the topic alive. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
Additionally, all of the groups fed on each other by echoing their statements, liking, and retweeting their posts, and referencing each others; news columns. In fact, it was so effective that the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter eventually blossomed into a nationwide movement with the potential to spread worldwide.
The work on the ground was just as intensive. People who were concerned about the events in Ferguson – whether or not they were from the city – were encouraged to visit and take part in the protests. Their transportation was facilitated through Soros’ funding, and they were ferried from all across the country: from Chicago, Washington, New York, and many other major cities across the U.S.
In the end, the campaign lasted several months and raised awareness on discrimination and policy brutality. It also left the groups much stronger, with BlackLivesMatter being a prime example.
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About Open Society Foundations
Open Society Foundations is an organizations dedicated to the support of groups and individuals advocating for progressiveness, justice, equality, and liberalism in general. It was formed by billionaire George Soros, and it is active all over the world. Some of the foundation’s goals are to achieve freedom of expression, acceptance, and tolerance of the LGBTQ community, respect for sex workers, and transparency and accountability in governments. Learn more about this article at washingtontimes.com.