With the existence of dictatorial regimes, which exercise total control over their subjects or citizens, comes an increasing need for more individuals like Halvorssen to fight for the rights of the oppressed. An Article published by the Weekly Standard dubbed as the Troublemaker for Tyrants on April 06, 2015 gave an insight into Thor’s background and accomplishments in his effort to fight against tyrants.
Thor’s bloodline appears to possess traces of advocating for human rights when and where they are abused. His father was imprisoned and tortured in Caracas prison for exposing corruption within the government system. More so, his mother was shot during a peaceful anti-Hugo Chavez demonstration.
It is evident that Thor greatly enjoys associating with freedom’s troublemakers, defectors, and dissidents from all parts of the world. Although he has been perceived as a right-winger, especially after receiving money from Bradley Foundation, a conservative group. He has consistently rejected the title by likening himself to a classical liberal. When it comes to eradicating tyrants and their brutal acts in many nations, Thor maintains his focus on the objective without concerning himself with factors such as the political inclinations of the individuals he or she works within his line of work.
Who is Thor Halvorssen
Halvorssen is popularly known for his relentless effort in championing for human rights, especially in places where dictatorship and oppression are the order of the day. He is a Venezuelan citizen who serves as a film producer and human rights advocate. His primary contributions revolve around individual rights, public interest advocacy, pro-democracy advocacy, civil liberty and public policy. Over the years, Thor has made significant contributions in advocating for human rights through organizations and platforms such as Oslo Freedom Forum and the Human Rights Foundation.
As a film producer, Thor has been of invaluable use in the production of numerous films including Harrison Bergeron, The Sugar Babies, The Singing Revolution, Hammer & Tickle as well as The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Thor’s name is also enlisted as a producer of Indoctrinate U, a documentary regarding college campuses’ left-wing biases. In addition, Thor is an undergraduate and graduate holder of Political Science and History from the University of Pennsylvania.
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