American civility is unique in this world because we have such a diverse populous, one of the most diverse populous in the world. I agree with the people that believe race equality is an important aspect of social peace. What I don’t agree with are hidden agendas that cause pain, racial separation, and civil unrest. We are a better country when we stand together and fight for the same cause. During election cycles I see how divided we can be and how the powers that be tend to skew our landscape.
I did some research into the Black Lives Matter movement and what I found is concerning. Before I share this research with you I want to give somewhat of a disclosure on my stance of the movement: We have the right to free protest in this country, I believe peaceful protest is a great way to get a message across, Black, White, Asian, or Mexican..it doesn’t matter. Our country lets people come together to shout and be pissed off at something. What I don’t agree with, are those groups that promote violence and bring civil unrest into communities. I’m a supporter of Civil Rights and I believe in the right to a fair trial.
So what is Black Lives Matter? Who are the organizers? Who funds them? What is the main objective? Why? Why? Why? I ask these questions to myself on a daily basis, so let’s break it down.
Black Lives Matter founders are, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. These 3 ladies where invited to the White House in February 2016 by President Obama, in which they had an over 90 minute meeting with the President. According to a Time article the ladies say the closed door meeting with the President was a positive one. What I found interesting was the funding that Black Lives Matter was receiving. They are receiving millions of dollars from Obama, and Clinton supporters. Lets take Google for example they donated 2.35 million dollars of funding to the group.
For a moment imagine a tree, you start from the trunk and work your way up. They’re many branches to this tree because it’s vast in size. Lets look at the part of the tree that keeps it alive. We have already taken a look at Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. I would call them the trunk, the base of the movement. Going up this tree, we find ourselves branching off to the names, Rob McKay, Tom Steyer, and George Soros all very wealthy individuals. Now let’s eye the top of the imaginative tree and we have The Democracy Alliance. , which Mckay, Steyer, and Soros are founders of.
The Democracy Alliance consist of more than 150 members that want to build permanent infrastructure to advance liberal ideas and causes. Donors are required to donate $200k a year to recommended groups for a combined total to such recommendations totaling up to $500 million. Examples of some beneficiaries of the group are Center For American Progress, Media Matters, and Democratic data firm Catalist. It is said, in a closed door meeting in Washington in 2015 the The Democracy Alliance had voted on funding Black Lives Matter. There is reason to believe this vote passed based on recent events that BLM has been involved with.
Leah Hunt-Hendrix heir to the Hunt Oil fortune founded Solidaire , which is a group that consists of mostly young philanthropist. This group has funded more than $200k to the BLM movement since Mike Browns killing. According to the Solidaire website. They gave organizers on the ground in Ferguson more than $61k, after Freddie Grays death they gave $115k to groups on the ground in Baltimore that supported BLM. Now for some of you that saw the events unfold on your TVs by major news outlets, know that those situations were catostrophic to the communities of Baltimore, and Ferguson. For those of you that have forgotten:
The top picture: Baltimore, The bottom: Ferguson.
It’s clear to me that The Democracy Alliance had a closed door meeting with leaders of Black Lives Matter, to vote on funding. By the looks of things over the past year, they have received that funding. Whats disturbing is the donors in these groups are prominently white millionaires that are pushing for a liberal agenda. Pushing that agenda with a group that is protesting for civil rights violently. I thought protesting was suppose to be peaceful, I thought we had gone through history learning from our mistakes. The same people that have donated to this mostly violent cause, have donated millions to Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
Instead of white millionaires going behind closed doors to vote on funding dangerous agendas. How about the millionaires and billionaires of this country have an open door discussion on how to solve the problems we are having. Push for peaceful solutions, not violent ones. Be part of the solution, not the problem. Here is a suggestion, how about all the millionaires, and billionaires that want to give money away so bad, give it to a cause such has paying down the vastly growing U.S. $20 trillion debt, instead of supporting causes that put us in more of a hole.
Janurary 27, 1838 in his Lyceum Address, Abraham Lincoln says “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.” The United States Government can not support groups that break the law. The country today has turned a blind eye of our history, on July 10, 1858 in Chicago Abraham Lincoln states “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.” Lets not forget the wars this country has fought to make that statement true. I for one think the BLM, Democratic Party, and its rich donors need to remember where they came from.