The network media seems to have forgotten all about the BLM sponsored riots which burned through liberal cities from coast-to-coast a couple of years ago. Conservatives haven’t let it slip their minds. Over at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life, they figured out that “companies and corporations pledged or contributed an astonishing $82.9 billion” to the Black Lives Matter movement “and related causes.” Putting it in perspective, that’s “more than the GDP of 46 African countries.” Ford only pulls in $23 billion a year in profit.
BLM shakedown pulled billions
In 2020, the BLM instigated “ransacking of some 200 American cities” resulted in “as much as $2 billion in property damage and at least 25 deaths.” Putting those facts aside for a moment, “that time must be remembered for more than rioting and destruction.”
Things you didn’t know about like “pressure campaigns, harassment, and moral blackmail.” The center says it “amounted to possibly the most lucrative shakedown of corporate America in its history.”
The Center for the American Way of Life published a report on Tuesday, March 14, summarizing what they found by putting together “the most comprehensive database to date.”
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They’ve been “tracking corporate contributions and pledges to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes from 2020 to the present.” They were floored to discover that “Companies and corporations pledged or contributed an astonishing $82.9 billion to the BLM movement and related causes.”
The Black Lives Matter parent organizations directly harvested more than $123 million from that pile. While those numbers might sound shocking, the report notes they “likely underrepresent the true magnitude of the shakedown as some companies failed to make known their contributions, and many BLM organizations remain unknown.”
The center explains that “though largely decentralized,” Black Lives Matter factions and splinter groups are “united in purpose and action.” Their ideals are radical ones.
The revolutionary goal
Black Lives Matter leaders “hobnob with militant leftists such as Angela Davis and former Weather Underground members Eric Mann and Susan Rosenberg.” Mann “maintains that whether the issue is race, sex, gender, immigration, or the environment, the revolutionary goal remains the same, and the rest is just ‘little divisions of labor.’”
BLM apparently “shares this view, and while its activism encompasses the full range of leftist causes, its goal is to undermine capitalism, the nation state, and Western civilization.” Another movement co-founder and self-professed “trained Marxist,” Alicia Garza, spells it out clearly. “Black lives can’t matter under capitalism. They’re like oil and water. It’s not possible for a world to emerge where black lives matter if it’s under capitalism.”
Garza informs that BLM is not “just one entity.” Rather, “Black Lives Matter is an organization and a network. We are a part of the movement, but we are not the movement.” They just cash the checks.
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At the top are two “parent organizations, the aforementioned Global Network and the Movement for Black Lives, an even more radical outfit that supports a collective of more than 150 ideologically aligned revolutionary organizations.” The local chapters downstream “do the movement’s heavy lifting.” They even have a unit devoted entirely to indoctrinating children in schools.
The center says it’s difficult to track where all that money went but they have a few examples to share. “The Global Network is investing tens of millions of dollars to support future operations, purchasing luxury real estate, engaging in nepotism, disbursing grants to dozens of BLM chapters and revolutionary organizations.” They’re also operating a PAC to “elect progressive community leaders, activists, and working-class candidates fighting for Black liberation.”
Meanwhile, “local BLM chapters are spending millions on activism and initiatives to defund police departments. BLM At School is indoctrinating children around the country in critical race theory and queer theory, teaching them to hate themselves, their peers, and their country. And left-wing nonprofits are effecting wholescale societal change too radical for normal legislative avenues, constituting a form of shadow governance.“