The Brave and Fearless Thor Halvorssen


For those who know Thor Halvorssen, they know that he is not a man who is scared of picking a fight with the high and mighty as well as with governments. Thor admits that though he loves people, his favorite people are defectors, dissidents and freedom fighters who can’t resist the urge to throw spitballs at tyrants and oppressive governments. In 2013, Thor took one of his brave cameramen with him to Vietnam. Their mission was to try and sneak into a monastery in Ho Chi Minh City that housed Thich Quang Do, a patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam who had been under house arrest for 28 years, for an up-close and personal interview. They did succeed. The camera man was able to sneak with the video card hidden in his rectum, but Thor was arrested and paid a hefty price for it. But to him, this is no big deal. It is the price you have to pay for liberation. Thor does not believe in acquiring justice and freedom through negotiations. He believes that people have to pull up their sleeves and get dirty for them to gain freedom.

Many people speculate that his fight with the Latin American dictators is funded by traditional conservative foundations. Thor admitted that at one time, Sigrid Rausing, a very wealthy philanthropist walked out of a funding meeting when she found out that HRF, an organization he runs, had received a cheque from the conservative Bradley Foundation. However, the Bradley Foundation no longer funds Thor Halvorssen wars.

For those who don’t know who Thor Halvorssen is, he is a film producer and also a human rights activist. He became an activist while he was still a teenager in London in 1989 during the South Africa apartheid. His father was a political prisoner in Venezuela, and his mother was shot dead during a political protest in 2004.

After his mother’s death, Thor Halvorssen established the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) which fights for the freedom of political prisoners and tries to bring sanity and democracy in Latin America. He is also the founder and CEO of an annual global gathering forum known as the Oslo Freedom Forum.

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George Soros and Open Society Foundation Promoting an Impartial Society


Open Society Foundations is an international grant marketing network. The company was founded by billionaire George Soros. Soros has always been a passionate supporter of equal rights to all human around the world. The foundation formerly known as open society institute supports financially civil society all over the world. The principal aim of the Open Society Foundations is to advance justice, help with education, free media, and good public health. The organization was founded in 1993 it has reported expenditures of over 11 billion.

In May of 1984 George Soros signed a contract through Soros Foundation with together with Hungarian Academy of Science. This contract and others that were signed after with other foundations were to help the region move away from communism. Later in 1991, the foundation merged with Fondation pour une Entraide Intellectuelle Européenne that was an affiliate of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Congress for Cultural Freedom was created in 1966, and its purpose was to instill non-communism scientist from Eastern Europe with capitalistic and anti-totaling ideas.

Conservative activist James O’Keefe tumbled on his attempts to creep into George Soros funded group. O’Keefe kept calling the organization. There are audios that show he used a pseudonym Victor Kesh. He, however, forgot to switch off his line, and he was recorded telling another person that was not identified in his plan to infiltrate the OSF.
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The group talks about George Soros Foundation and made lots of plan on how they would get in it, but they made one silly mistake of not disconnecting the phone. The president of OSF Chris Stone addressed the matter and said these guys were worse than the Watergate burglars. The made armature mistakes, they didn’t even know how to use an internet browser. The president of OSF Christopher Stone does not see the matter as funny however and see it as a dirty trick played against them.

Open society institute was founded in the United States by George Soros so as to support Soros Foundation. It was created in 1993, and its purpose was to help Soros Foundation work in Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe. The organization change of name to OSF was to help reflect more on its role of funding civil society groups around the world.

George Soros understand that there cannot be an absolute answer to political questions. The simple rules of reflexivity and how it applies to financial markets makes politics different.

Open Society Foundation in 2014 reported the annual expenditure of $827 million in the year 2014. The previous year the OSF had the second largest budget in private philanthropy budget in The United States of America. That year (2014) the budget was $873.

OSF in total has granted $33 million to the civil rights and justice society organization in the US. Some of the groups that benefited are the death of Eric Garner, the shooting of Tamir Rice Organization for Black Struggle and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment that supported protests in the wake of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and the shooting of Michael Brown.

Center for Responsive Politics reported that the OSF spends much of its resources on supporting democratic causes all over the world.

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Human Rights Foundation Leader Warns Against Corrupt Government Using Socialism to Rise to Power


Bernie Sanders’s followers do not understand socialism, according to Thor Halvorssen. Halvorssen is a film maker who leads a group known as the Human Rights Foundation. Although he is politically liberal, he believes that socialist governments can be too easily abused by authoritarian despots.

Socialism is an economic system where the people own the means of production, and the Scandinavian governments of Northern Europe, like many other countries around the world, use a hybrid system that mixes elements of socialism and capitalism. Corporations and businesses are still privately owned, but high taxation rates support many social programs.

Halvorssen believes that countries with a long, stable tradition of democracy can benefit from socialist policies, but unstable countries, such as Venezuela, can be taken over by authoritarian despots. He believes that many Sanders supporters do not understand how easily socialism can be manipulated by unscrupulous leaders. Many dictators come into power promising to improve conditions for the people. Many of these leaders fail to live up to their promises after they win the president or the prime minister’s seat.

Despite his criticism of Sanders and his followers, he has no love for Hillary Clinton, the current Democratic front-runner. Clinton and her husband have a history of taking donations from foreign powers known for habitually violating human rights.

Halvorssen’s cousin currently resides in a Venezuelan jail, and he started the human rights foundation to raise awareness of human rights abuses. He made his comments on the Fox Business Network show The Intelligence Report early in March 2016. The host interrupted him briefly to insert her own definition of socialism, but Thor Halvorssen did not let her derail the conversation.