Just in case you thought Black Lives Matter couldn’t be any more of a racket, now comes news that they’re being propped up by uber-rich white billionaires and gigantic global left-wing organizations to the tune of over $100 million.
According to The Washington Times:
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.
It sounds like they’re pouring money into the agitators, but not into any actual solutions. Advancing “leadership,” “vision,” and “conversation” is not going to put food on the table for poor black families, nor will it improve educational or employment opportunities to keep black youth off the streets and on track for a better future.
It doesn’t seem like improving black lives is even really on the agenda, it’s just another line item in the same old laundry list of leftist causes.
[T]he 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.
As far as critics are concerned, the grab-bag platform combined with the staggering underwriting commitment offer more evidence that Black Lives Matter is being used as a conduit for left-wing politics as usual.
“It’s about time people woke up to the fact that big money is using people as pawns to stoke racial hatred and further their global agenda,” said the Federalist Papers Project’s C.E. Dyer.
Israel and fossil-fuel divestment? Wow, the left never misses an opportunity to glom on to movements to infiltrate them and pursue their own radical agenda.
With the backing of Soros and other deep-pocketed organizations it sounds like Black Lives Matter, a dangerous movement that has run its course, is sadly going to be around for a long time to come.
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