Thor Halvorrsen is a troublemaker. If you were a tyrant, that is probably what you would think of him. As an advocate for human rights, Halvorssen is keenly aware of the impact the certain governmental systems (such as socialism) can have on a nation. He has personally witnessed the impact of socialism on his family. As this article pointed out, his father exposed a socialist tyrant. Then he was arrested as a political prisoner and tortured. This gives Halvorssen a unique perspective on a difficult issue. He knows the impact that socialism can have. When the government has so much power, it is very easy for it to be abused by a mad dictator. Even if we have a benevolent socialist ruler, what will happen when the next one comes? Halvorssen recognizes that a socialist government is very easily infiltrated and corrupted.
Love For People
Why has Thor Halvorssen embarked on these human rights campaigns? Why has he endured beatings? He could have easily found a job in the United States as a reporter or some sort of political analyst. He is a very intelligent individual who has a lot to contribute. So, why has he chosen such a dangerous career? He says that it is because he loves people. He does not want to see the government take advantage of anybody. He also believes that this is what will happen in the United States if the government has too much power.
Who Is Thor Halvorssen?
Ironically, while Thor Halvorssen opposes socialism, he supported the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate. This was because of the overwhelming demerits of the other candidates. He pointed out that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed far too amenable to dictators and dangerous terrorist groups. As a result, he supported Bernie Sanders.
Of course, supporting Sanders does not make Halvorssen anymore sympathetic with socialism. Socialism is a lesser evil, for Halvorssen. After all, he suggests it will lead to a loss of jobs, food shortages, and many more consequences that could deeply impact the future of the United States. Follow Thor on Twitter @thorhalvorssen to learn more.