Thor Halvorssen Fighting the Good Fight Against Intolerence
Thor Halvorssen describes himself as a human rights advocate but also as a film producer. He has been labeled a champion of the powerless and an advocate for the underdog. He founded the Human Rights Foundation in New York City that is fighting for the liberation of political prisoners and making inroads toward promoting civil and political rights worldwide.Halvorssen also created and is CEO of the Oslo Freedom Forum. An organization that meets once every year to aid the cause of the human condition when experiencing dictatorial governments. Halvorssen has written two books and has the rights to Robert Heinlein’s, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Halvorssen most notably came into the public eye when he was interviewed by Fox New in an attempt by right-leaning Fox to discredit Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign. Halvorssen was known for negative opinions on Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez. Fox assumed that he would also discredit Bernie Sanders, the progressive socialist candidate. Fox, however, was in for a surprise when Halvorssen educated the interviewer on the effective workings of socialist governments in Europe and as a coup de gras Halvorssen proudly admitted supporting Bernie Sanders and giving Sanders campaign the largest allowable donation.At this point, the right-leaning publication, The Weekly Standard, set out to do an intensive study of this intelligent, handsome young man born in Venezuela of privilege and power.
The consensus on Halvorssen is that he is opposed to any government that usurps the rights of their citizens. His efforts around the world are certainly needed because the world is being ruled by an increasing number of despots, tyrants, and those who seek to eliminate the political opposition. One of the first things that despots do is to eliminate a country’s free press. Many in the United States of America see a country that is moving toward a less tolerant and much less hospitable country that is far removed from the views of the founding fathers.