Thor Halvorrsen’s Humanitarian Projects

If you were to research pictures of Seoul, North Korea, you would probably not realize how corrupt it was. It looks very much like a beautiful American city, like New York or Los Angeles. It has all of the indicators of financial prosperity. However, one of the major differences is that tyrannical governmental entities tell men such as Thor Halvorssen that they are going to slit his throat. This episode was recounted in this article. Behind all of the prosperity and architecture is a malevolent agenda. According to an article in The Atlantic, Halvorssen has spent his entire life working against governments such as this one. In fact, North Korea was not the first to threaten him, and they will likely not be the last.

People Are Suffering Everywhere

Somehow, westerners often forget about people who are suffering under governments such as North Korea. We only see our personal fame and prosperity and forget about things that are happening all over the world. There really are dictators who treat their people inhumanely. There are malevolent rulers. Men such as Thor Halvorssen have experienced them directly. Both of his parents were murdered by a tyrannical government. His brother is a prisoner. You would think that these experiences would have frightened him into some safe, domestic career in the United States. But on the contrary, they have motivated him to seek justice for people who are struggling all over the world. There are people in Cuba, North Korea, and much more, who are suffering under the hands of a selfish government.

About Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is an American who has closely followed the 2016 Presidential Election. He has been a bit worried about how so many people are so quickly taken in by smooth-talking politician. There are so many jokes about lying politicians, but nobody seems to be able to identify one standing in front of them. However, despite his opposition to socialism, Halvorssen supports Bernie Sanders as a presidential nominee. Since he has a keen eye for the potential of tyranny, he is deeply opposed to candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. For Halvorssen, Sanders is the only reasonable option.

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Thor Halvorssen Discussing Bernie Socialist Agenda on Fox News

Recently, Thor Halvorssen was interviewed by Trish Regan of Fox News about of Bernie socialist agenda and how Sanders’ socialist agenda differs from socialist governments. Halvorssen argued that socialism could violate human rights when society is run by dictatorship government. Further, he explained that socialist policies and socialist countries are not always the same. He pointed out Venezuela, which uses price controls, rather than free markets that can be realized under democratic socialism proposed by Sanders.


In the interview, Halvorssen discussed personal experience with socialist governments. He explained that his father was held as a political prisoner of a socialist dictator of Venezuela, where he was tortured until international human rights foundations intervene. His mother was short under the regime of socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, and his cousin is currently in Venezuela prison for the same reason.


One would be mistaken to think that Halvorssen hates socialist government that tortured and short his mother. However, he makes a careful distinction between crimes of dictators and socialism. Halverson explained that Venezuela is a good example of how replacing democratic socialist principles with the authoritarian rule can be detrimental to liberty.


He explained that socialism is like a knife, it can be used for a noble purpose in preparing meals in the kitchen, and it can be utilized for an evil cause such as weapon against fellow men.


Concerning Donald Trump support for Vladimir Putin, it is very dangerous to approach media with such remarks. Putin is well known for human rights violation and verbally supporting his actions is supporting human right violations, Thor Halvorssen explained.


Concerning current Democratic frontrunner (Hillary Clinton), Halvorssen expressed his disappointments stating that she has taken millions from oppressive dictators throughout the world, through Clinton Foundation. He explained that this could turn into a quid pro quo corruption if Hillary Clinton became the president. Some dictators will try to reach out the oval office and call in for favors for their campaign contributions.


The interview ended with Halvorssen stating that although redistribution of wealth is not the way to end poverty, he world support democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders, rather than someone supporting dictators.

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