Bill’s Column on the BLM Organization: ‘It’s News to Us’

Americans are divided, angry, sad, inspired in some cases, and watchful of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  This week one of its leaders proclaimed on national TV that “if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn the system down.”

Hawk Newsome continued saying he might be talking figuratively … or literally.

Very macho.  Very provocative.  Might be a threat.

Now, you would think the national press would be all over this story, trying to get accurate information about the Black Lives Matter operation to the American people, who the press is supposed to serve.  I mean, this is an important story, is it not?

Mr. Newsome, who heads the New York City chapter of Black Lives Matter, is the new Huey Newton, whom the 1960’s media largely adored.  Mr. Newton cofounded the Black Panther Party.

Do you know who cofounded the current Black Lives Matter organization?  Bet you don’t.  Because the press has totally ignored the real story regarding the BLM movement.

Three women are behind “The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation,” which is the central organization that directs policy. Alicia Garza, 39, is the chief strategic advisor.  Patrisse Cullors, 36, is also a top advisor.

Finally, Opal Tometi, 36, is the third force. She works with the BLM Foundation and is also the Executive Director of the “Black Alliance for Just Immigration.” That group is associated with the “Freedom Road Socialist Organization,” a Marxist-Leninist group that has received funding from the Tides Foundation run by George Soros.

Ah, the plot thickens.

The three women who essentially run the BLM Foundation keep a very low profile.  No cable news interviews for them.

Nope, these ladies are serious.

In an interview with a professor from Morgan State University, Ms. Cullors said: “Myself and Alicia (Garza) in particular are trained organizers.  We are trained Marxists.  We are super-versed on ideological theories.”

So, do you think the protestors chanting “Black Lives Matter” in the streets understand what the “Black Lives Matter Global Network” really is?

And then there’s the “Thousand Currents” operation out of Oakland, California.  Ever heard of it?  I didn’t think so.

Because the Black Lives Matter Foundation does not have tax exempt status, at least not yet, the radical left “Thousand Currents” outfit “fiscally sponsors” BLM.  The means it holds their donations, which now number in the millions.  Because the non-profit “Currents” is overseeing the cash, donors are allowed to write off donations to BLM, according to the IRS.

Karl Marx would love this; a capitalist government allowing tax deductions for money earmarked to destroy it.

And so ignorant celebrities and clueless corporations benefit financially when giving money to the radical left Black Lives Matter Global Organization Foundation.  Right on!

Another question. When BLM receives the donated money where does the cash wind up?  Well, according to FactCheck.org, 71 percent of it goes to salaries, benefits, and “consulting fees.”

Wow!  How great is this?  Your mom could be a “consultant.”

Interesting, right? The Black Lives Matter organization is run by Marxists who have access to lots and lots of money.

Who knew?  Certainly not anyone who follows the national press.  Those “news” organizations couldn’t care less.

As long as they can virtue-signal and damage “Donald Trump’s America,” the press is happy in its laziness and apathy.

Does the truth matter?

Not to the media.

Power to the people!

 

 

 




It’s My Country and I’ll Cry If I Want To

It is almost beyond belief that America is being trashed the way it is.  I mean, here we have a country that provides more opportunity to more people than any other nation the planet has ever seen, and millions of its own citizens apparently want to destroy the traditions making that possible.

Never mind that tens of millions of folks all over world are trying to become American citizens.  Forget the absolute fact that the USA freed billions of people enslaved by fascism, communism, and Islamic fundamentalism.  Totally ignore our Constitution, and economic strength based on hard work as well as ingenuity.  Throw out our willingness to spend trillions to support the poor, not only here but abroad.

Yes, reject those facts and kneel in contrition to a false view of America.  One that is championed mostly by radical leftists who see the USA as an evil institution built on the backs of slaves and poor, exploited minority people.  Kneel and allow criminals to go unpunished, police to be demonized, babies to be aborted for any reason, private property to be destroyed, and your fellow citizens harmed if they dare challenge the liberal agenda.

Kneel.  Cower before the twitter mob that rejects President Lincoln’s statement “and malice towards none.”  Hope the brutish mob bypasses you.

Virtue-signaling is now a pandemic.  Insanity and psychic violence on gross display in prime time.  The corporate media loves it, profits from it, embraces the potential destruction and “enlightened” change the mob demands.

Never again should American voters be allowed to elect a person like Trump.  Now if you support him and the Republicans, you are not only deplorable, you are a racist.  You are not worthy of any consideration or even a job in some cases.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Columbus, all were terrible men. Their statues and accomplishments must be destroyed.  It is virtuous to highlight their sins.  It is noble to spread the big lie: America was founded on white supremacy and the country still runs on that.

So kneel while the Woke mob burns our history, ignoring this reality: no person, no nation, is devoid of sin.  But it is the totality of a life that must be honestly evaluated as well as the totality of a nation.

The mob will never acknowledge that truism. The mob has no specific solution to any problem.  It only wants revenge for past injustice so it can rule in the present.  And the politicians, corporate chieftains, celebrities, professors, journalists, and even the clerics fear the mob.

So kneel.  Or else.




The Silence of the Lambs

There is a big chill descending on freedom of expression in America. A few examples. Liberal journalists at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the The New York Times recently lost their jobs because they were not liberal enough.  The successful cable show “Live PD” was canceled by the Arts and Entertainment Network because of anti-cop fervor, and the legendary movie “Gone with the Wind” has been banished by HBO because it’s “racist.”

And that’s just a small sample of the Stalinist thought-terror presently enveloping the country.

Everyone’s scared. The totalitarian left, using the brutal police killing of George Floyd, has basically told American corporations that they will be branded racist if they allow or support criticism of the far left agenda.

A vivid example is the vicious Media Matters organization threatening companies that advertise on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program.  Media Matters, heavily funded by far left zealots like George Soros, accuses Mr. Carlson of “white supremacy.”  Disney, T-Mobile, and Papa John’s pizza cancelled sponsorship last week.

We can expect much more of this as the Stalinists understand it is their time.  The rush on the part of corporate America to “virtue signal,” that is, present themselves as champions of social justice and change, means any dissent from the Black Lives Matter agenda will not be tolerated.

We have never seen this before in America, at least on this kind of scale.  Individuals are losing jobs and careers simply for expressing honest beliefs.  Even in the 1950s when the communist witch-hunt was underway, you didn’t have this kind of assault on personal freedom across the board.

Twitter and social media are largely responsible.  In a blink, any American can be labeled a racist without a shred of evidence. And who will defend the accused?  No one. Because if you do – YOU become a racist, or a misogynist, or a “nationalist.”

The radical playbook written by Saul Alinsky is now dominating the media.  There are currently phrases like “all lives matter” that absolutely cannot be said.  If you put forth that you will stand and respect the National Anthem, you’re “insensitive.”  If you believe most police officers are noble, you are the enemy of justice.

I never thought I would see freedom of expression crushed in my country.  But that is what is happening.

We do need honest reform to help Americans, especially minorities, who are not treated fairly.  This can happen using robust debate and the exchange of effective  ideas. That’s the improvement process a free and mature society uses.

But the totalitarian left does not want a free society because things like the election of Donald Trump happen in it.  No, the radicals want to shut down opposing points of view, punish opponents, and have designed a frightening strategy to accomplish that.

It is obvious corporate America is surrendering to the totalitarians, and many in the media are enabling the suppression of freedom by promoting far left actions.

So who will stop this?  It will have to be “we the people” vehemently rejecting the far left revolt.  I think that will occur.  But with so much damage being done, I pray it happens soon.  Because the longer folks stay silent, the more we’ll be like lambs.




Where There’s a Will

The insufferably arrogant columnist George Will is demanding President Trump be removed from office for a variety of offenses that make Al Capone look like Shirley Temple, if anyone remembers The Good Ship Lollipop girl.

Will is an elitist D.C. Republican who sees Mr. Trump as a Visigoth that doesn’t know which fork to use.  Since Will is syndicated by the ferociously anti-Trump Washington Post, his bread remains buttered.  No margarine, please.

So Curious George wants Joe Biden to be the next president, even as he watches violent anti-American behavior hurt thousands of citizens and actually kill some of them.  Question: will surrendering to the activist mob improve this country?  Will Mr. Biden stand up to the destroyers?

No chance.

Despite being clouded by his hatred for Donald Trump, George Will has to know that Joe Biden will never challenge Black Lives Matter or the other destructive groups that want to destroy the fabric of the nation. Under the banner of “social justice,” the radicals are now making gains which would only accelerate under a “woke” President Biden.

If the former Vice President does win in November, here’s what “we the people” can expect.

Many criminals will not be punished and will be released after arrest with no bail.  That’s because “non-violent” offenses like possession of heroin with intent to sell are now considered crimes caused by white society. Or something.

The police, not lawbreakers, will be suspect and in some places like Minneapolis, traditional law enforcement will be replaced by holistic policies.

Our politically correct culture will vastly expand.  All men accused by women will be guilty, all those who oppose liberalism will be branded bigots, due process will disappear.

Some college campuses will even ban non-liberal speech.  Virtue-signaling, not facts or reason, will dominate education

Taxes will rise along with entitlement spending.  That will strangle the economy which will be increasingly regulated by the federal government in order to “combat” climate change.

A wealth tax will be passed, the first step in a program that would allow federal seizure of private assets. That’s something the socialists must have in order to impose a “just” society.  Not all Democrats are socialists but plenty of them are.

Illegal immigration will be accepted. Amnesty for undocumented people a certainty.  Sanctuary places that shield foreign criminals will continue their lawless conduct.  Millions of foreign nationals will be encouraged to apply for asylum and flood into the country.

Abortion at any time for any reason will be funded by taxpayers.  If you object on religious or moral grounds, you will be branded a “misogynist.”

Overseas, Biden will do what Barack Obama did, allow other nations to set the agenda. Israel will get hammered.  China will run wild. Putin will duplicate his seizure of Crimea elsewhere.  Maybe, Michael Moore will be Secretary of State.

I could go on but you get it, I’m sure.  A President Biden will do what the far left wants him to do.  Mr. Biden has changed just about every core belief he’s ever held and, despite his excoriation of the Trump administration, couldn’t even come up with a single thing he would have done differently to combat the pandemic or quiet the riots. The man is not exactly a problem-solver.

George Will’s personal animosity towards Donald Trump overrides all that I just enumerated and he is not alone.  Many Americans are ignoring danger ahead because they are fixated on a controversial President.

So here it is:  traditional America is under siege.  One presidential candidate will fight that.  One presidential candidate will not.

See you in November.




It’s Not Black and White

If you were looking for insight or intelligent analysis of the brutal Minneapolis police killing and its aftermath, television news has disappointed once again.

Most of the commentators are either frightened or angry, failing to provide desperately needed perspective. With lightening speed, the unnecessary death of George Floyd quickly became an opportunity for exploitation.  Looters and anarchists stole and destroyed, creating even more human misery.

On TV and social media, anti-Trump people quickly blamed the President, while pro-Trump folks defended him, placing scorn on a hapless Minnesota mayor and street “thugs.”  A word, by the way, that President Obama used to describe looters.

Hour after hour, day after day, Americans learned little about the reasons behind a vitally important story.  What readers and viewers did get was reinforcement of their own beliefs, as fallacious as many of them are.

So, let’s get down to it beginning with the police.  At present, there are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers on the job in the USA.  Most are good, honest civil servants but perhaps 10 percent are not. And that’s an army.

I use that number because human nature dictates about ten percent of every organization is corrupt.  Always been that way.  That’s the reason almost all police agencies have Internal Affairs squads that investigate misbehavior or incompetence.

Some African-Americans believe a much higher number of law enforcement people are corrupt and actively target blacks. That belief is often based on negative, personal encounters they have had with the police or other white authority figures.  There is no debating personal experience – we all are shaped by it.

The essential problem between police officers of all skin colors, not just white, and African-Americans is crime.  Blacks commit felonies and misdemeanors at a higher proportional rate than any other group.  That means law enforcement confrontation is much greater, especially for young black males.

Also, African-Americans are the victims of crimes far more often than other groups and most of the time justice is not achieved. The horrendous, ongoing black on black murder rate in Chicago and Baltimore proves this beyond any doubt.

Therefore, there is bitterness in many African-American communities over the criminal justice situation.  Add to that the fact that poor Americans cannot afford to hire experienced lawyers to defend them, and you have intense animosity towards the “white power establishment.”

The cacophonous, empty slogans and virtue-signaling about “race” are almost painful to endure. Yes, there are emotionally disturbed bigots who diminish minorities. They will always exist.  Ask Jewish people. However, the vile embrace of prejudice is largely shunned in the American public square.

But that doesn’t stop idiot commentators from depicting the USA as a hateful cauldron of bias.  Some of these pundits are even justifying the dangerous behavior of “protesters” who are attacking police officers and destroying property.  Make no mistake, these violent rioters only want to tear down, not resolve anything.

There is only one real solution to deprivation, crime, and helplessness and that is to teach the children well.  But that’s absolutely not happening in this country.  Many schools are simply holding stations with little discipline and standards of achievement.

If a child cannot read, write cursive, do math, speak properly, and does not understand that skills have to be developed so honest money can be earned, that child will likely become an impoverished adult without much hope.

Therefore, Americans fed up with “injustice” should focus on the only solution that provides a measure of protection against it: a disciplined and enlightened educational system. If good people begin to demand that for all children, then poverty and all the horrid consequences of it will be diminished.

If we don’t, the race dilemma will continue to suffocate our society – one citizen at a time.