Black Lives Matter Trashes Capitalism, Forgets Very Important Detail – Opinion

Every once in a while a moment occurs in which so-called progressives display their ignorance in such a brazen manner that one can’t help but wonder if they are trolling us. On Friday, the global Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization posted a tweet that reeked of a tragic lack of self-awareness that might make one wonder if the group’s leadership is stupid, or if they just think their audience is stupid.

Black Lives Matter made what many thought was an ingenious and powerful statement on social media.

Capitalism doesn’t love Black people.

This tweet shouldn’t be surprising at first. The global organization’s leadership is made up of Marxists. Of course, they aren’t fans of capitalism – at least not openly.

But there is something odd about this whole affair – something the organization probably didn’t think people would notice. The group’s funding system, especially since George Floyd was murdered, is what it has in common.

Many companies took advantage of George Floyd controversy and pledged support to Black Lives Matter. Forbes wrote a report about this matter. According to the author:

Gaming companies have joined donation efforts to anti-racism organizations: EA has pledged $1 million to groups including the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund; Square Enix has donated $250,000 and is matching employee donations to Black Lives Matter; Ubisoft has contributed $100,000 to the NAACP and BLM.

The article also noted that “[b]eauty company Glossier has committed $500,000 to Black Lives Matter and another $500,000 to support black-owned, CEO Emily Weiss announced on Sunday.”

Melinda French Gates sent a tweet in which she announced that her philanthropy would support the same cause supported by Black Lives Matter. She wrote:

I don’t have all the answers about how I can use my voice and my philanthropy to be part of the solution. To further my knowledge and stand alongside people and organisations working towards a gender- and racial equality future, I intend to continue.

It Washington Post also published a piece detailing how large corporations are donating billions of funds to Black Lives Matter and other “antiracist” causes. This is what the author said:

Apple and AbbVie, Facebook and Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, and other top corporations made broad claims about what they would do, pledging to be a force for societal change and to fight racism and injustice, including violence against Black Americans.

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To date, America’s 50 biggest public companies and their foundations collectively committed at least $49.5 billion since Floyd’s murder last May to addressing racial inequality — an amount that appears unequaled in sheer scale.

It is fair to say that only a tiny fraction of the pledged funds have been utilized or assigned. These corporations continue to pump tons of cash into the BLM Global Organization.

So, it appears the Marxists at BLM aren’t THAT angry at capitalism, are they? Indeed, if they opposed capitalism as much as they claim, wouldn’t they reject this funding on principle? Shouldn’t they only take money from the government, since that is who they want as their savior?

These developments and many others just add to the evidence of the hypocrisy displayed by far-left progressives on a regular basis. Did you know that Patrisse, the former leader of BLM, resigned when it became clear she had a large real estate portfolio to her name?

These Marxists have nothing to do with capitalism as long as they are advancing their goals. Indeed, when it comes to economics, the hard left takes a “good for me but not for thee” attitude toward the situation. Folks like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can raise money for her socialist causes by selling t-shirts without any sense of irony because they don’t apply their beliefs consistently.

Far left doesn’t believe capitalism is as important as it seems. If it allows them to achieve their ultimate goal of dominance over all others, they will continue to support free markets and corporations.

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