by Armstrong Williams
With protestors taking to the streets all over the United States to protest police brutality after the killings of unarmed Black men, the Black Lives Matter phrase has become synonymous with the movement. Regardless of where you find yourself on the ideological spectrum, a significant percentage of those protesting have done so peacefully, but it’s the violent protestors and Antifa thugs that continue to get most of the attention, and the media would have it no other way; after all, who wants to watch continuous news about protestors marching peacefully, that’s boring, right? For a news media that’s become all about rating and being first, they only care about what drives ratings and suits that agenda.
What do I mean in the paragraph above, you might ask? Well, did you know that a recent Gallup “found that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests. Additionally, 53% said the protests “will help” public support for equality and racial justice.” This reveals that Americans are more on the same page than it would appear based on the 24/7 cable news cycle. Peaceful protests have been drowned by looters, rioters, and Antifa thugs, feeding into a media narrative of downright divisiveness.
However, the focus of this column isn’t on that, but rather on something that gets very little attention, and that is the main Black Lives Matter organization started by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors. Did you know there was a BLM organization? Well, there is, and its 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 origination 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.
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 with no transparency whatsoever. Are funds going towards salaries? Are funds going towards civic engagement, social community programs for needy families? The reality is no one knows because there’s no transparency, but there should 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 the ideals we uphold as Americans. They teach against the idea of a nuclear family with a father and mother in the household and instead teach what they refer to as a “village.” I have no idea what that even 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 the importance of a balanced home for children’s success.
In a 2015 video, BLM Global Network Foundation co-founder Patrise Cullors said that she and her fellow co-founders were “trained Marxist.” Marxism formed the basis for communism, its what Lenin based his ideology on in Russia. If that’s not anti-American and anti-democratic, I’m not sure what is an,d by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars that adds up to million to an organization that isn’t required to be transparent with their expenditures is problematic. Notably, problematic because of the values they espouse and their mission of spreading those extremist views across America with America’s youth.
Their objective is to slowly destroy our core principles as a nation and replace them with pseudo-marxism. They’re doing so by painting America as a racist country with no probability or likelihood to improve. Despite the fact, that our own history proves thought not perfect with more strides to make, the United States has made considerable progress and, I believe that a great majority of Americans today, unlike anytime in our nation’s history, would like to continue to progress forward.
All corporations in the United States should immediately stop giving to BLM Global Network Foundation and, Congress should start an investigation into the organization to see where exactly are donations going and how they’re being spent. They should also be investigated for Marxism and attempting to run a coup through ideological dissemination of values not consistent with our own. Be wary of this organization and their goal because as one of their co-founder states, they’re “trained Marxists” who are interested in spreading a Marxist ideology.
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Armstrong Williams is the Manager and Sole Owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations, and was named the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the year. Follow Armstrong on Twitter at @arightside.