Thor Halvorssen spent a little time on the Fox Business Network to offer a critique of socialism. Halvorssen is the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), and the interview focused on the harm socialist policy have a tendency to cause. Halvorssen was not shy about raising alarms over risks inherent with socialist governments. This is interesting since Halvorssen’s ideologies are left-leaning, and he supports the presidential aspirations of Bernie Sanders. Halvorssen made significant contributions to Sander’s campaign.
Halvorssen draws a distinction between socialist governments that promote democracy dictatorships. Thor Halvorssen points out that oppressive socialist governments can truly trample on the rights and well-being of citizens. Halvorssen suggests some tyrants came to power by making huge promises with socialist policies. Once established in power, the tyranny then emerges.
Halvorssen, an avid documentary film maker, uses Venezuela as an example of a socialist country that is incredibly vs. ones that are authoritarian. In Europe, the socialist democracies do not have a terrible human rights record. These nations are not ones that support tyrannical authoritarian. (Halvorssen’s family has suffered under the regimes in Venezuela)Thor Halvorssen delves a little bit into a discussion of free market capitalism, so he is not opposed to commerce. Overall, he is a champion of human rights and democracy. Ultimately, he opposes dictators and all the many politicians who support them.
Halvorssen has become a fixture in the media for his outspoken anti-totalitarian views. He has appeared in two Fox News channels before, and he is sure to make more appearances in the future.