If you look in Investopedia to see who made the most money ever in one day you will find the name of billionaire George Soros. In the world of money (and we talking wealth beyond our imaginations) George is famous for his single-day gain of US $1 billion on September 16, 1992, which he made by short selling the British pound. Soros was able to take a $10 billion short position on the pound, which earned him US $1 BILLION IN ONE DAY. This trade is considered one of the "greatest" trades of all time. Oddly, Investopedia immediately moves from this obscene amount of money that was handed to one man on one day to his philanthropic qualities.
Before we take a look at George's most recent philanthropic activities we would like to make a few comments. How is it that the world allows a man to make ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY and celebrate it like it is a great accomplishment. How is it is that a billionaire can engage in activity that sends people to jail, ruins businesses, damages millions in property, destroys livelihoods and it is called philanthropic. The world is truly upside down.
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support groups that helped spur the protests in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown in August.
That's according to The Washington Times, which reported Soros' funding helped enable grass-roots, on-the-ground protesters in Ferguson.
Those protests garnered international media attention when they turned violent during the days following Brown's death in August and then again in November, when a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Brown's death.
Soros is founder of the nonprofit Open Society Foundations, a group charged with holding governments accountable to their people.
The Washington Times researched the story by reviewing financial records of Open Society Foundations and interviewing what the newspaper called key players.
Officials with the organization, based in New York City, did not immediately return requests for comment.
"The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests — we don't have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,"Kenneth Zimmerman, director of the foundation, told the Washington Times. "But these circumstances focused people's attention — and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation."
While the organization helped mobilize protesters in Ferguson, other Soros-funded groups remotely monitored related incidents they could portray as a conservative missteps, and developed academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive, the report said.
According to the story, "buses of activists from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in Chicago; from the Drug Policy Alliance, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA from New York; from Sojourners, the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington; and networks from the Gamaliel Foundation — all funded in part by Mr. Soros — descended on Ferguson starting in August and later organized protests and gatherings in the city until late last month." Conclusion George may not have thrown any molotov cocktails but he is just as guilty as those who did. The media can allow Soros to hide behind his foundations but people know the truth. So the bottom line is that billionaires do things that harm people and property and they have enough money to put a charitable spin on what otherwise would be considered criminal behavior.
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