Thor Halvorssen Mendoza might only be 39 years old but he’s done more in those three decades than most people do with fifty. For those who are not aware, Thor Halvorssen Mendoza is the founder of the well known activist organization and think tank, The HUman Rights Foundation as well as a vociferous opponent of tyranny the world over. Halvorssen is perhaps most well known for his various media appearances on such widely televised programs as FOX, CNN as well as RT tv where he’s typically called on as a expert in regards to the pitfalls of socialism and it’s relation to tyranny and dictatorial power structures.
Thor Halvorssen’s knowledge of socialism and it’s potentially destructive impact on society is so highly regarded because it’s not purely theoretical. Indeed, Mr. Halvorssen, as well as many members of his immediate family have had their lives turned upside down by the dire machinations of socialist regimes. For instance, Halvorssen’s great grandfather, Oystein, a former consulate to Venezuala during the stressful period of World War 2 often engaged Nazis in furious argumentation that frequently escalated into vicious fist fights.
Similarly, Halvorssen’s father, the well known businessman and CEO of CANTV, Thor Halvorssen Hellum, was arrested during a investigation into a corrupt Venezuelan banking company, and subsequently imprisoned for 74 days on charges of terrorism. Halvorssen himself was furiously beaten during a semi-covert trip to interview Thich Quang Do, the leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam who had been placed under house arrest after having his church and organization banned by the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. Halvorssen was able to sneak into Quang Do’s house and record a lengthy and informative interview but was discovered and arrested as he left the house. Huffington Post says that, whilst in prison, Halvorssen was beaten black and blue but was able to get the last laugh by sneaking the video card containing his interview with Thich Quang Do out via a confederate who hid the video card in his rectum.
Needless to say, Thor Halvorssen, unlike many other prominent activists, is more than just talk. He’s the kind of guy who is completely willing to role up his sleeves and get down in the dirt and the mud to make a positive difference. Find Thor on Facebook and other social media sites to keep up with his news and event information.