Thor Halvorssen appeared on The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan and talked about his background growing up in Venezuela, a socialist country which is currently experiencing multiple problems because of shortages caused by artificial prices and and a totalitarian government. He also talked about his fears related to his experience of growing up with a father who was being held as a political prisoner, and mentioned that he has a first cousin who is currently being held as political prisoner.
He strongly believes that redistribution of wealth is not the best way to end poverty. He also believes in a free market system. He believes that anything else is an infringement on the human rights of people. He also believes that a system of checks and balances in important for countries to be governed properly.
Thor Halvorssen is still a supporter of Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that he has concerns about Sanders belief in Democratic Socialism. He admitted that he still gave the maximum donation to the Sanders campaign, because he still believes in the Democratic Party, and had more concerns with some of the ties to dictators and known human rights violators that Hillary Clinton has.
Thor Halvorssen also admitted that there are countries that have a form of democratic socialist government that runs without any human rights violations, such as Norway and Denmark. He stressed that having a system of checks and balances was an important part of keeping leaders from abusing their power. He also admitted that many countries, including the United States have programs in place that could be considered socialist in nature. Overall, he was more concerned about the potential for human rights violations than whether or not a particular canidate followed a socialist ideology. Find Thor on Facebook for more news and information.
Celebrities are in a unique position to determine where they will perform and how much they will net for each performance. Unfortunately, some celebrities simply do not use the better end of their common sense when they make these decisions, or do they. It seems that a growing number of celebrities are choosing to perform for dictators and oppressive governments.
Nicki Minaj has joined this latter group. Recently she chose to give a 2 million dollar performance in Angola. The problem is that this is a country that is being held captive by a dictator who seems do not seem to care about his people. He is also well known for exploiting both the diamond and oil sectors of his country’s economy.
Ms. Minaj was well aware of these and other human rights violations for the Human Rights Foundation contacted her to let her know exactly where the 2 million dollar payment was coming from. Thor Halvorssen, the founder of the foundation begged Ms Minaj to not do the performance. He stressed the nature of the government and where the money was coming from.
Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation to help put a stop to the mistreatment and abuse of peoples around the world. The fact that Angola is starving and oppressing their people, and this is coming from the governments troubling to say the least. It s also not very conducive to the equality of every person who is an Angolan citizen.
It is rather surprising that Ms Minaj would take the stance that she did. She came from a very poor family and would be in the best position to relate to the hardships that Angola’s people are going through. The lure of the money must be an extremely strong enticement to move Ms Minaj to not support the people.
Minaj is not the only one though. Jennifer Lopez is also from a poor background and is also associated with performances for the Turkmenistan government. Kanye West performed in Kazakhstan, Sting Usher, Mariah Carey and even Beyonce are all associated with giving performances for oppressive rulers around the world.