Billionaire George Soros, a native of Hungry, has recently come under fire from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for being an activist who is attempting to dismantle the European Union.
Soros is an international supporter of democratic ideas and causes. His critics, of which there are many, say he’s nothing more than a left-wing agitator who funds various ultra-liberal causes with his great wealth in the hopes of toppling governments opposed to his socialist vision of what the world should be.
During a public radio broadcast in Hungry, Orban said: “His name (Soros) is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, They support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle. These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”
These are strong words from a European leader. Organ himself has drawn heavy criticism for building a razor-wire fence along the Hungarian border to stem the uncontrolled flood of immigrants pouring in from the Middle East.
Soros, whose Open Society Foundations are known for investing in various progressive causes projects world-wide.
But when it comes to his personal financial interests, Soros sings a different tune. Because the billionaire is heavily invested in Ukrainian activism and donates large sums of money to the country’s nongovernmental organizations, he suddenly becomes pro-EU and advocates closer ties to the European Union in order to stave off Russian aggression. Recently he said, “The EU, along with the International Monetary Fund, needs to put together a multi-billion dollar rescue package to save the country from financial collapse.”The 85-year old Soros has been a lightning rod of controversy since he began supporting ultra-liberal democratic ideas and causes more than 30 years. His Open Society Foundation funds causes in more than 100 countries.
His liberal activism in American politics draws some of the heaviest anti-Soros fire. He once said that said that removing President George W. Bush from the oval office in 2004 was the central focus of his life. His $23.58 million donations to groups dedicated to defeating Bush failed, but his healthy contributions later helped lift Barrack Obama to the Presidency.