George Soros and Open Society Foundations: Building Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies

George Soros and Open Society Foundations: Building Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies


Over the past three decades, George Soros, the Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, has spent more than $8 billion to transform the lives of the world’s most oppressed and ignored people. From helping those with HIV and TB in Africa, to righting centuries of wrongs against Europe’s largest ethnic minority, the Roma, Soros has championed open society issues around the globe. What is it I really care about? Democracy, market, these are the institutions that you need for people to be able to improve their conditions in life. His experiences as a child in World War II fueled his drive to combat totalitarianism. In the 1980s his Open Society Foundations helped topple communism in Eastern Europe, strengthening democracy by supporting education, justice, and freedom of information. Open society can prevail only when people can speak truth to power. Today the Open Society Foundations are present in more than seventy countries, including the United States. Soros recently gave $50 million to provide food, shelter and clothing for New York City’s neediest, who were hard hit by the economic crisis. The Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies, whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To learn more about George Soros and his philanthropy, visit Open Society Foundations.org.

83 Comments on "George Soros and Open Society Foundations: Building Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies"


  1. i really love george soros. his work has really helped so many people throughout the world. of course he comes under tons of criticism from heartless and brainless teabaggers, but that comes w/ the territory these sad days in the usa. he is kind, compassionate, intellectually curious, generous, selfless – all things antithetical to the extreme right wing fruitcakes and the masses of brainless twits following them throughout this nation.

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  2. @14revolutioncalling you are an idiot tool and you know NOTHING about the regurgitated bile spewing from your keyboard. grow a brain or crawl back under the rock you emerged from.

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  3. I'm surprised the T-baggers don't love this guy..
    His rags to riches story makes him a poster boy for the genuine good that can come from capitalist endeavors.

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  4. Soros will attempt to bring down the USA via destroying the dollar. Of course he has help from Obama. You have been exposed.. I have written my congressman to investigate him….and his cronies……

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  5. lmao….really? The gig is up george, we know who you are and what your really all about! Question for the progressives {sic} isn't ole george one of the EVIL RICH??? Or is it like all your double standarded beliefs, they are only evil if they are conservatives 😉

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  6. @ho2cultcha lol yeah a sweetheart of a guy 😉 getting richer and richer {thought you were against "fat cats" lo } clueless and brainwashed by the best progaganda his money can buy 🙂

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  7. Building Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies…

    … by collapsing their currencies, taking over their Media and installing apparatchiks throughout their government…

    Screw you George. We know what you are now.

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  8. He's ugly on the inside and out. A wolf in sheep's clothing doing the work of satan. You are evil Soros and God has a special place for you!!! Hope you choke on your money. I'd rather be poor and humble and have Jesus than to be rich and evil serving satan like you are!!!

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  9. THE UNITED STATES IS A REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRACY. Where is our President, Congressman and Senators who swore an oath to protect the Unites States against enemies both Foriegn and Domestic and our Military should be watching this skank. The democrats many of them know alll about this skank and what he has planned. I would imagine that those that are following Spooky Dude expect a place in his New World Order. There are some republicans who are right on board also.

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  10. @johnhaverysamuel: Watch at 5:00 est with a pen and paper and an open mind, well I undertand all liberal thinkers have open minds right. Look up all the things you see don't believe Beck just check out wat he is talking about especially listen to the words of the currency trader himself. Yiou will hear him say that we need to do a controled delcine of the dollar. This man wants to tumble the US Dollar and he has Obama helping him do it.

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  11. Wow, i bet the indignant rage of a thousand morons is really stinging Soros.
    Flail angrily all you like at a man you know nothing about – it must be so convenient having someone to direct the outpouring of your ignorant rage.
    Now, speaking of running P.R strikes from behind a massive fortune….Rupert Murdoch anyone?
    Personally I'm fascinated by the rise of Fox, but you can take ANY argument that has been leveled against Soros, and it applies to Murdoch.

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  12. @manyleaves
    Yeah, good quote that one, copy pasted directly from Beck site too, that's a nice touch.
    Thankfully The Independent is good enough to have an article archive for June 3 1993, and there ARE two articles on Soros for that day. Neither of which mention that quote. So, either you, or more likely Beck, need to check your references and then we can discuss the merits of that quote.
    independent.co.uk/dayinapage/1993/June/3/

    Perhaps, reason before rage next time?

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  13. I had to go get my HORSESHIT SHOVEL from the pens out back afore I could finish watching this sorry shit! This wormy little basterd has been outed in grand style! SHUT THEM DOWN!!!!!

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  14. And to top it off, that 8billion dollars he spent, he stole from hard working people going short on their economies. Time to shut him down!

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  15. @manyleaves
    Hah, yep, i haven't been very active for the past two years.
    I guess it takes a particular brand of stupid to get me to bite in the comments board.
    Congratulations manyleaves, you're the lucky winner.

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  16. @manyleaves
    Hey this is fun!
    "Character assassinations": Nothing like what Beck is doing to Soros.
    "Sheep": Nothing like the sudden inflow of hatred on this video from Beck fans minutes after his show finished.
    "manyleaves": Blissfully ignorant of irony.

    oh, any luck with that reference?

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  17. Right! Can you say BS! When did we die and end up in some weird movie with the nut that wants to take over the world?

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  18. @manyleaves
    Ah yeah, the No-remorse Nazi rumor. Do some research, it's out-of-context crap.
    Clearly you don't concern yourself with the facts, particularly the ones that interrupt your vitriol, preferring instead to have your reasoning and evidence spoon fed to you.
    Browse the other comments on this video, Google some of them… you Beck fans are like a stuck record spouting his rhetoric word for word.
    You call it shining a light? The only thing you illuminate is your ignorance.

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  19. @manyleaves
    Let me take a stab at the four countries you might be talking about.
    UK – wiki "Black Wednesday"
    Thailand – wiki "1997 Asian Financial Crisis" or google anything with "thai baht" in it.
    Both cases, Soros profited through the imbalance of price and value. Welcome to the free market system.
    The other two nations?
    Well, they could be any of the Communist Eastern Europe states of the ex-USSR.
    You're right, all this reckless capitalist money making is SURE to lead to a NWO.

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  20. @manyleaves

    You're joking. Sentence by sentence:
    – The Fed is a central bank. Not a currency speculator.
    – If you don't understand Forex trading don't insinuate it isn't real work.
    – Rupert is a scrupulous and impressive businessman, but is guilty or everything you accuse Soros of (except for Nazi collaboration but Rupert makes up for that by giving the world Glenn Beck)
    – I don't claim Soros is a wonderboy, my claim is that Beck fans are morons.
    – Your world view is broken, use your brain.

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  21. @manyleaves
    Wait, you count yourself amongst a group of "bright people" who have issue with Soros? Moments after saying the Federal Reserve is "a cartel working with the government"?
    The truth is, if you have a problem with the Fed's quantitative easing, a problem with Soros making money in Forex, a problem with him using that money for political purposes and a problem with banks creating the GFC then getting bailed out by taxpayers… then you have a problem with Conservative America.

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  22. We are supposed to be a republic! thanks to Lincoln and the 1st republican party and the 36th republican congress they changed our "1780 Constitution" you had god given rights and the states are each a individual sovereign states with rights! Each governor ran each state like a country. The Fed government was only there to protect our Borders and keep our liberty's intact but failed! The14th amendment of 1866 gave citizens privileges, and called them rights. Welcome to Democracy of an Oligarchy

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  23. You are wasting your money. Spread the wealth around. Give each person a million dollars to show us you are serious about it.

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  24. This motherfucker is pure EVIL. Don't buy into his MASQUERADE of sweetness just because he throws some money around so as to appear to be Mr. Sunshine and rainbows.

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  25. Communists & other oppressors always come in the guise of a friend, doing good, furthering justice, ending oppression, and just wanting to help. But all they bring are lies, oppression, and evil.
    This is the most disgusting piece of Neo-Communist propaganda, and George Soros has a lot of fucking nerve to try to cram this bullshit down our throats.
    I really wonder why no one has taken a good, long, hard swing at this asshole, because he deserves it. HE IS PURE EVIL.

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  26. @ho2cultcha

    Gee it only took me 5 minutes to know EVERYTHING about you,,, although your brainless post on my video was really all anyone needs to know…

    Go back to your rock and wait for our missiles to bring you greetings 🙂

    USMC (1967-70) RVN (1968-69)

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  27. @ho2cultcha

    Why do you hide your Youtube Channel?
    Only the guilty troublemakersand cowards hide,,, yet anyone can find them with ease so why do it??? Changing or destorying people's work or being abusive is not nice soooo I guess that qualifies…

    OH WELL Pete eastbaywilds

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  28. It's nice to see Glen Beck's viewers showing themselve (and him) in all their naked ugliness. Keep it up, guys! You're helping to bring down your hero with every comment that you post.

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  29. @RememberDeath2112

    Put your money where your mouth is, then, internet tough guy.
    You go first and show the rest of us the way.

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  30. @buckeyekarl

    And yet so few of them actually try. One might think they lacked the strength of their own convictions.

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  31. @RememberDeath2112

    You're the one talking about a 'clear and present danger to the US', internet tough guy.

    I'm the one daring you to put up or shut up:
    If you really believe this garbage, your failure to act speaks to your cowardice.

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  32. @RememberDeath2112 ~ Yea and what he needs the "Bush Tax Cuts" extended for him also. He's a 2%'er and he should get a tax break also. LMAO,

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  33. Fox News is not a media outlet, it's a televised political action committee whose advertisers should be boycotted. I have witnessed Soros putting money into the hands of the poor for two decades and empowering those people who work for human rights to be able to make a difference in the world. Fox News lied about ACORN, they lied about Van Jones, Obama and now an attack on George Soros. Turn off Fox News, boycott their advertisers.

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  34. We certainly don't see many billionnaires just "teaching a man to fish" by giving so much money away. Fox News should put the Koch Brothers who back the Tea Party under the microscope. Slandering people because of their political bent is just wrong.

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  35. Every time the Soros Fund releases a new 13f, I treat it as menu to select my stocks..
    Every time a cowardly pundit links Soros to a non-profit, I have to give them at least $20 from the money George Soros makes me.

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  36. I don't understand people's complaints about George Soros "toppling governments" by buying, and selling currency. He's not doing anything supernatural. Everything Soros does, anyone from any nation could do too. If third world countries were to invest in teaching there citizens how to profit from currency markets, then they would be able to compete with savvy investors like George Soros.

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  37. @maryellen728 HAHAHA he is more like the anti-Christ sweet talking everyone into their own damnation. You my friend need to do some research on both revelations as well this man you are talking greatly about. He admits that he found joy in messing with peoples lives and toppling their governments. As well found no guilt in taking from his own people who he now hates the Jews. There are many things wrong with this man. He is involved with globalization…look what just happened to Ireland.

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  38. @rightor1 This is simply propaganda. He is a socialist there is no real democracy in socialism. He seeks your attention and your focus with one hand and with the other strip you of your rights and your wealth.

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  39. @thollenback01
    "This is simply propaganda. He is a socialist there is no real democracy in socialism."
    ~you
    "I find Hegel obscure, and Marx propounded a deterministic theory of history that is diametrically opposed to my own view."
    ~Soros
    "He seeks your attention and your focus with one hand and with the other strip you of your rights and your wealth."
    ~you
    “I would like to have this to be the largest day of fundraising for the Chamber of Commerce ever”
    ~Glenn Beck (your God!)LOL!

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  40. Clearly 50% of the raters of this video are so intellectually-morbid that they can't actually go out and research who George Soros is for themselves. Instead, they're happy to hate a person just because of the mad ravings of Glenn Beck.

    And Glenn Beck's jealous and mindless persecution provides a triumph for ignorant sheep over informed argument. Congrats, Beck!

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  41. George Soros is the embodiment of evil and all that is wrong in the world. Money and destruction is his god. Even Satan does some good to try to fool the sheep into thinking he is not evil. Without the mercy of God, Soros will spend eternity in hell.

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  42. Obviously Propaganda lives….lol I guess this means his Wikipedia page is also true saying he saved Capitalism in Budapest when he was 14-18 years old under Nazi or USSR occupation during those years. He would have been shot for opening his mouth.

    Via CBS interview he verified his helping the SS collect property from the Jews before they were exterminated and said it was the best time in his life…no remorse. Point: A Billionaire Socialist is an oxymoron. It is a conflict of terms.

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  43. I wonder what people will say when cannabis is legalized in USA, will he try taking credit for all the hard work of all the people that have been active in activism pushing the truth to be exposed to everybody while holding all those stonewallers accountable. Or will he just be another one of the biggest investors in getting dispenseries opened up all over the place.

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  44. You have to remember , Clinton , Both Bush's and this " thing " thats president now ? are all George Soros ass hole lickers , they all want open borders , one world money , one world everthing ! because they can all be ruler's in the new world order . I think most Americans will get so sick of being drug down this depressing road , that they will refuse to give any more money " taxes " to any one ! That right there would starve these communists to death . ………..RDee

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  45. Does anyone know the background score used in this video. What is the name of that piece of music?

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  46. Ist die offene Gesellschaft in eine Sackgasse geraten? Die Antwort findet sich in MORAL 4.0, ISBN 9783744890977, und www.ethos.at

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  47. Popper und Soros http://thurnhofer.cc/communication/usp/wirtschaftsethik/418-popper-soros-heinen-und-der-markt

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  48. Soros and his Open Society has one aim and that is world domination similar to the USSR plan. World Communism. Have a look at Venezuela, Cambodia, Cuba etc. The only reason China and Vietnam is doing so well is because they moved away from socialism. Let George Soros try injecting his policies into China. They might use him as a tool against the USA but wouldn’t allow him to start indoctrinating them. We have silly young left wing socialists who are allowed to spout any rubbish they like. Try that in China and see what happens.

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  49. The one and only goal of the Open Society Foundations is to destroy the Judaeo-Christian way of life PERIOD, I live in Canada and I can tell you that this douchebag and his equally disgusting son Alexander are behind the effort to flood our country with violent uneducated muslims who are extremely intolerant!!! The whole Soros family needs to be executed for the terrible damage it's doing to western cultures no doubt about it!!!

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  50. You helped homeless in New York, can you help the Swedish elderly poor and homeless in Sweden now, because of you are responsible for this matter of poverty in our country and that our economy going to crash!

    You have lett the gates of hell (mostly men from Middle East and Africa) ISlamist soldier of Islam clamming our territorium in our former peaceful,secure (safe) well functional land that is now violently and brutally being raped from our children (our future=GENOCIDE) in bedded infiltrerad to our government, society over all and infecting everything is way like a virus!

    You George have blood on your hands, and Jesus the Christs our Savior Our Lord and in the Holy Ghost Name (Amen)
    -You are going to regret your shameful evil misstankes!

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