Why is George Soros Under Attack from Every Angle?

George Soros has been the subject of a lot of negative press lately. That’s nothing new–Soros, the Hungarian-born philanthropist has long attracted hatred from the right wing for his support of liberal causes, which include reforms to United States drug policies. Recently, however, the hate and vitriol have ramped up to previously unseen levels in the wake of the George Soros Wikileaks email dump.

Attacks from Anti-Semites
Especially alarming is the amount of hate from the anti-Semitic elements of the right wing, who seem to think there’s some sort of George Soros conspiracy. Some of these wing nuts have tweeted that Soros is part of a Jewish conspiracy whose mission it is to undermine the “white race.”

Anti-Semites have played a bizarre connect-the-dots game to support their idea that there is a George Soros conspiracy to change the racial make-up of Europe by allowing refugees to emigrate to safer countries. While it’s true that George Soros supports the rights of migrant and refugees, he’s got a good reason: as a young man, he survived the German occupation of Hungary during World War II. He’s been an vocal supporter for refugee rights ever since.

Attacks from Russia
It’s thought that the George Soros emails leak is the work of Russian agents, who have long been opposed to the causes that Soros supports, including, but not limited to prison reform, and rights for transgender individuals.

Russia constantly tries to paint itself as a supporter of the Palestinian people, but these leaks are attracting attention not only from anti-Semites and neo-Nazis, but also from right-wing proponents of Israel. Groups with this mentality often say that there is a George Soros conspiracy to “delegitimize” Israel.

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Attacks from Right-Wing Pundits
Right-wing US media has also attacked Soros for many perceived threats, long before the George Soros Wikileaks “scandal.” Pundits like Glenn Beck blame Soros for the so-called scourge of progressivism; right-wing new outlet Breitbart held him directly responsible for the “refugee crisis” in Europe.

Is it possible to dissuade these conspiracy theorists? Maybe not, but the public should be aware that that’s just what these anti-Semitic attacks on Soros are: conspiracies. The fact is that George Soros is an extremely wealthy man who contributes to innumerable progressive causes and charities. He’s also made some pointed comments about Israeli leadership over the years, which is tantamount to treason among certain right-wing groups that have system devalued the idea of critical thought over the years.

The Silver Lining
If there’s a silver lining to the cloud that has surrounded Soros of late, it’s that a man who grew up fearing for his life because of his faith was able to rise to such a position that he can be the target of attacks from everybody from the Russian government, to the United States’ most powerful right-wing groups and pundits.

Learn more about George Soros: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

An Inside Look At The Value of Reputation Management

When the actions of a former executive threatened the reputation of Status Labs, the company understood that they needed to quickly and efficiently reverse the direction of the story and preserve their company’s image. While it’s true that today’s world is more fast-paced than in the past, the nature of the Internet also means that it’s easy for stories to stick with audiences longer than ever before. Companies like Status Labs work with businesses in order to help them overcome negative press and establish a dialogue with online communities more effectively. Although ironic that Status Labs needed to manage its own reputation, it nevertheless proved to be an excellent opportunity for the company to show off its capabilities.

Based in Austin, Texas, Status Labs has been helping clients since 2012 to overcome negative press and build a stronger brand presence on the Internet. As of this writing, Status Labs has helped over 1,000 different business and individuals to reduce negative publicity on the Internet. When speaking about Status Labs as an online reputation management firm, it’s easy to assume that they only work with large corporations that are in need of constant online maintenance. In reality, though, online reputation management firms like Status Labs also work with individual clients that want to protect their identity and privacy on the Internet.

After all, if a company gets a second chance through reputation management, only to squander it on the same negative press that got them into trouble in the first place, then Status Labs effectively changed nothing. Status Labs incorporated this advice into their own work ethic as well, making several changes to their team dynamics in order to encourage a deeper loyalty in its employees. By changing the way Status Labs operated on a daily basis, they were able to gain a greater understanding of the best steps to protect a company’s image and insulate it from negative news stories.

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Michael Zomber Shares his Knowledge about Antique Guns and Samurai Swords

Michael Zomber is an internationally recognized expert on Japanese Samurai swords and a collector of antique arms and armor. His passion goes back more than 40 years and he is always willing to share his expertise and his stories. His areas of expertise include American, Islamic, Japanese and European arms and weaponry from the 16th through the 19th century.

Mr. Zomber was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives with his family on the outskirts of Philadelphia. His educational background includes studying at UCLA and earning a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

He loves to tell stories and tells them well. His writing credits include penning more than a dozen screenplays and several historical novels. His novels include “Sweet Betsey That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and Shogun Iemitsu. He authored a non-fiction piece of work entitled “Jesus and the Samurai. These pieces of work are still in print. Zomber and his wife also produced a documentary entitled “Soul of the Samurai,” which received a great deal of positive attention.

As a historian, Mr. Zomber is very aware of the horrors armed conflict will bring, but also knows such weaponry has a place in history and is an advocate of keeping their history in perspective and being good stewards for the weapons. Rather than think of the weapons as evil, owners and gun enthusiast are reminded to always appreciate their beauty and past service.

Mr. Zomber is also a great supporter of organizations that advocate for peaceful resolution of conflicts. He supports organizations such as Amnesty International, Antiwar.com, Doctors without Borders, Global Exchange and UNICEF. His overall goal is to make a positive difference for those involved in violent conflict. He calls his support for such organizations his labor of love. The organizations also work on behalf of the children around the world in an effort to end hunger and care for children with life threatening challenges.