Many people who decide to be a filmmaker do so for many different reasons. Some people want to be famous. Others want to tell good stories. Then there are some who want to use film in order to influence the world. Thor Halvorssen is one of those people who want to make films that influence the world and take it in a direction that is more harmonious. One thing that he understands about people and entertainment is that what they see in the media does have a lot of influence on their behavior. Therefore, he is working on ways to bring that influence towards something positive.
Thor Halvorssen is very passionate about human rights. As a matter of fact, he has set up the Human Rights Foundation with the purpose of fighting for the rights of others. He is aware of many different countries that are run a lot differently than the more free countries. There are a lot of underdeveloped countries where people are living in horrific conditions. The dictatorship in those countries often take away the humanity of those that are suffering. What is even sadder is that a lot of people are born into this. Therefore, they have no idea that there is a better life.
Given his connections and involvement in the film industry, he has celebrities that are involved in the fight for human rights. Thor himself travels to different countries that are in violation of human rights. He works as an activist with the intention of getting rid of authoritarian rule. He has also shown that he is willing to sacrifice his life in order to make a difference. He understands that any forms of punishment he takes is nothing compared to what the people in these countries go through on a daily basis.
In a recent interview on Fox News, Thor Halvorssen discussed his issues with socialism and dictatorships. Explain the difference between Democratic Socialism and Socialism under a Dictatorship style government. He feels that socialism can easily mask unscrupulous government practices by those that try to take advantage and oppressed the people. In the interview, Thor Halvorssen goes on to distinguish between the difference of Democratic Socialism and oppressive Dictatorship Socialism. Not all countries that practice socialism oppress their people but because it is so easy to mask ulterior motives using a Socialist platform. In his example he uses Venezuela. Venezuela’s socialist platform sets prices for their government which in turn creates shortages of supplies. When supplies are short, this creates a humanitarian crisis. Thor Halvorssen uses Venezuela as an example because his father was held as a political prisoner and his mother was shot and killed by Hugo chávez’s men. Even now his cousin is being held as a political prisoner. Thor’s outline said he does not oppose all socialist governments but that he opposes socialist dictatorship. Even though he does not support Democratic socialism Donated the maximum amount of funds to the Bernie Sanders campaign. He believes that Bernie Sanders is a better qualified presidential candidate because the other candidates are taking funds from Dictatorships. So ultimately opposes dictatorships and that’s where his issue was with socialism. Thor Halvorssen Sears a president that would readily take funds from countries that abuse and oppress their fellow countrymen. Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activists and does extensive humanitarian work.