We shared with you the other day the news that one of the Democrats’ biggest donors had joined the ranks of the growing list of Democrats who’d just recently been hacked. DCLeaks, a website which claims to be “launched by the American hacktivists who respect and appreciate freedom of speech, human rights and government of the people,” released 2,576 files from billionaire donor George Soros’ organizations.
Among the more interesting revelations, especially against the backdrop of the past several days of Milwaukee unrest: Soros’ Open Society Institute gave $650,000 to the #BlackLivesMatter movement — apparently wanting to capitalize on the “unique opportunity” presented by incidents like the 2015 Baltimore unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.
As Breitbart reports:
George Soros’s Open Society Institute viewed the 2015 Baltimore unrest following the death of Freddie Gray as opening a “unique opportunity” to create “accountability” for the Baltimore police while aiding activists in reforming the city, according to hacked documents reviewed by Breitbart Jerusalem.
The documents further confirm that the Open Society last year approved $650,000 to “invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.”The information was contained in a detailed 69-page Open Society report on the agenda of an Open Society U.S. Programs board meeting held in New York October 1 to October 2, 2015. The report directly states the Open Society views the Baltimore unrest last year as a crisis that can be utilized to carry out the organization’s agenda.
The document states:
The killing of Freddie Gray in April helped spawn weeks of peaceful protests by Baltimore residents and allies from the #BlackLivesMatter movement that were temporarily interrupted by a period of unrest that lasted less than 48 hours and resulted in some injuries and millions of dollars in property damage to neighborhood businesses. While many lamented the damage done, the overwhelming sentiment is that the uprising has catalyzed a paradigm shift in Baltimore that offers opportunities for major justice reforms.
In particular, recent events offer a unique opportunity to accelerate the dismantling of structural inequality generated and maintained by local law enforcement and to engage residents who have historically been disenfranchised in Baltimore City in shaping and monitoring reform. Building on our existing networks and programs, OSI-Baltimore will focus investments on: 1) creating a culture of accountability for policing in Baltimore, recognizing the pervasive racism, disrespect and lawlessness that gave rise to recent events; and 2) building the capacity of activists in Baltimore to demand and achieve immediate and long-term reforms.
Later on, the document reveals the extent of Soros funding to the Black Lives Matter coalition:
Recognizing the need for strategic assistance, the U.S. Programs Board approved $650,000 in Opportunities Fund support to invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Another section of the document, titled, “Report On U.S. Regional Reserves” outlines the stated agenda for the $650,000 in funds approved for Black Lives Matter.
#BlackLivesMatter ($650,000) – Per Board consensus at our May board meeting, U.S. Programs supported a series of convenings across the country over the summer organized in response to the immediate outrage and the escalating community mobilization to save black lives following the numerous killings of black men, women, and children by police. The largest of these events took place in July, when activists participated in the Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland, Ohio. In November, the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing will engage younger activists in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to supporting these convenings, US Programs has provided the groups and attendees of the convenings described here with technical assistance.
Reflecting back on its investment, the Open Society Institute acknowledged the influence of the leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the 2016 primary season — naturally, aimed at securing the support of the pivotal African-American vote. That hacked document states:
Leaders of #BlackLivesMatter and The Movement for Black Lives worked to influence candidate platforms during the 2016 primary season. This came alongside the recent acknowledgement by political strategists that African-American voters may be much more pivotal to the 2016 general election than previously forecasted.
And who can forget how the president of the United States has, himself, been a huge backer of the movement, hosting them at the White House and using his special bully pulpit to promote their cause.
Of course, as shocking as all of this this is when seen in black and white (no pun intended), it’s not at all surprising at this point; by now, we’ve come to expect that the strings of so many left-wing “grass roots” movements are actually pulled from a central puppet master in George Soros.
The 2015 document made clear that the funding to Black Lives Matter followed Soros providing funds to the Occupy movement:
Our support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement follows other investments that have taken very different paths, including the Dreamers and Occupy Wall Street. USP grantee United We Dream (UWD) for example, a youth-led organization formed in 2009 by undocumented students and other advocates, changed the narrative about undocumented people and continues to be a major player in the immigration reform field.
And, in a related story, analysis of Soros’ organizations tax returns exposed the fact that it funneled $33 million into to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.
Party of the
people puppets. Of course, it makes sense that when your policies are designed not with the best interests of the voter at heart (we’ve written frequently about how progressive policies have decimated the black community) — but rather with the goal of keeping the powers that be (e.g., Soros, the Clintons, etc.) in power — you must resort to smoke and mirrors, rather than truth, to achieve your aim.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]