By Townhall. . .Did you know there was a BLM organization? Well, there is, and it’s named Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.
Now, you might think the organization is synonymous with the movement, but that’s not the case, so I want to be clear about separating the movement from the organization. There’s a movement of people who are protesting police brutality with the intent of articulating that Black lives should matter equally to all other lives. Then there’s the BLM organization, and the two aren’t synonymous. No one knows what the BLM organization does or how it spends its money, but one thing we do know is that it gets a lot of money and from Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Nabisco, Gatorade, Airbnb and Warner record labels, a music record company. Microsoft donated $250,000; Airbnb gave $500,000; Nabisco gave $500,000. In total, millions of dollars were given to this group. Are funds going towards salaries? Are funds going towards civic engagement or social community programs for needy families? The reality is no one knows because there’s no transparency. However, there should be, and let me tell you why.
The creators of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation believe, maintain and teach values that are undemocratic and antithetical to America’s beliefs and ideals. They teach against the idea of a nuclear family with a father and mother in the household and instead espouse the benefits of what they refer to as a “village.” I have no idea what that means. Still, the idea that we shouldn’t continue to reinforce the importance of a two-parent household is absurd. It goes against statistical data on children’s success.
In a 2015 video, BLM Global Network Foundation co-founder Patrisse Cullors said that she and her fellow co-founders were “trained Marxists.” Marxism formed the basis for communism; it’s what Lenin based his ideology on in Russia. If that’s not anti-American and anti-democratic, then I’m not sure what is. And $1 million in donations to an organization that isn’t required to be transparent with their expenditures is problematic, particularly because of the values they espouse and their mission of spreading those extremist views to America’s youth. (Read more from “Who Is the BLM Global Network Foundation?” HERE)
Rob Smith: Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Really Care About Black Lives Lost Unless Group Can Blame Police
By Fox News. Black Lives Matter has become a major political force during this intense election year, getting favorable coverage in the left-wing media as its foot soldiers have been at the center of violent riots, looting, protests and other unrest breaking out in recent months. But while BLM claims to benefit Black Americans, the truth is that it actually hurts us.
BLM’s cult-like tactics are more like those of a violent gang than a traditional civil rights group fighting against racial discrimination. The organization refuses to acknowledge the Black lives lost in the violence it has engaged in. It refuses to acknowledge the tragedy of Black lives lost to criminals. It focuses solely on far smaller number of Black people injured or killed in encounters with police.
Growing numbers of Black Americans are starting to wake up to this hypocrisy. Do most Black people actually support Black Lives Matter? . . .
BLM has established itself as the prism through which Blacks in America view ourselves — and is attempting to define us. The message we are getting is: if you are a Black American and you are not completely on board with every single thing that is done or said to advocate for this organization, then you are not Black, or you are not Black enough, or you hate yourself. . .
I have a problem with this because there should be no organization or movement that has that much power over any group of people. I was born Black and will always be Black. No one has the right to tell me that my race requires me to support a certain group, cause, political ideology or candidate. (Read more from “Rob Smith: Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Really Care About Black Lives Lost Unless Group Can Blame Police” HERE)