Black Lives Matter protesters and their supporters pride themselves on being a grassroots, street-level movement. However, when you take a look at the money these folks are raking in, it becomes clear they’ve been bought off — even spawned — by big government progressives.Yes, the BLM crowd are nothing more than pawns being used by radical leftists to further press their agenda down on the American people.
We reported yesterday about the hacked emails that confirm billionaire leftist donor George Soros gave large sums to fuel the BLM “movement,” and now this:The Washington Times is reporting, For all its talk of being a street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour.
The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition.
That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, as well as grant-making from the Center for American Progress.“The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America,” said the Borealis announcement.
In doing so, however, the foundations have aligned themselves with the staunch left-wing platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which unveiled a policy agenda shortly after the fund was announced accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state” guilty of “genocide.”
Released Aug. 1, the platform also calls for defunding police departments, race-based reparations, breaking, voting rights for illegal immigrants, fossil-fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a “universal basic income,” and free college for blacks.Did you catch all that?
Whoever floats BLM the cash to continue their day-to-day “operations” is controlling their activities, and in this case, that means big government liberals bent on keeping power through manipulating minorities into voting Democrat in major elections.
If there was any doubt this was the case, the fact that George Soros is a big donor spells it all out pretty plainly.This is something most of us already knew right from the get-go, as the group was born from a false narrative being pushed by leftist media who seized a few incidents of racial tension in our country and capitalized on it to create a rift among Americans.
Such a stunt provides lots of ratings and ad revenue, plus it pleases progressive politicians, which makes the media lapdogs wag their tails.
For BLM, this isn’t about equality, it’s about the money. If it was a movement truly committed to eradicating racism and policies that harm blacks disproportionately, perhaps they would do better to focus on the liberal policies that have decimated the black community in an effort to keep blacks on the Democrat plantation.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]