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Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She made the news recently by buying her fifth (or possibly sixth) home – a $1.4 million property just outside Malibu, which features “soaring ceilings, skylights, and plenty of windows.” And, of course, a guest house. It may strike some as odd that she chose to buy a home there, as that extremely wealthy suburb of Malibu is nearly all white, while only 1.8% of its residents are black. Since the whole point of Black Lives Matter is that blacks are under constant threat of violence from whites, I presume she’s planning extensive security precautions for her Malibu estate, including razor wire and armed guards. To protect herself from her white neighbors. Unless she thinks it’s all a bunch of hooey. Eh, whatever.
Last year during the BLM riots, she was also seen house shopping at “The Albany,” a private 600-acre oceanside enclave in the Bahamas for the super-rich (Tiger Woods and Justin Bieber have homes there). It is extremely private, so it remains unclear whether she bought a home there as well, where you can get a nice little place for only around $5 million – $20 million. Give or take.
For reasons that escape me, some of her fellow socialists have found her spending spree to be, um, distasteful. In such a time of crisis, you see. For example, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City:
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”
Mr. Newsome apparently has never heard of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, or any other leader who “goes around calling themselves a socialist.” Or Hillary Clinton, Al Sharpton, or Joe Biden, for that matter.
Someone who loves Mr. Newsome needs to have an intervention with him. I hope they let him down gently. It’s going to hurt, the first time he opens his eyes.
Ms. Khan-Cullors describes herself on her own website as an “artist, author, educator, political strategist, and organizer.” But she is also apparently pretty good at accounting and finance, because determining the exact source of her impressive income has proven difficult. She says she grew up poor, raised by a single mother. Now, at the youthful age of 37, she is buying high-end homes in the most exclusive neighborhoods. One of her homes in Georgia has its own aircraft hangar and its own private airstrip. How does she do it? She just works for a non-profit, right?
Her spouse is a Canadian black queer gender non-conforming amateur boxer who serves as program director for “Color of Change,” so she or possibly he presumably does not rake in the big bucks. How can they earn that much money, working for non-profits?
Well, Black Lives Matter is a non-profit. But in 2017, Ms. Khan-Cullors and another “activist” (…or, perhaps, shrewd investor…) started the similarly named “Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation,” which is a for-profit entity. It does not have a tax exemption, but “donations” (…or, perhaps, protection money…) are filtered through ActBlue Charities and Thousand Currents, which are non-profits. At the same time as Mr. Khan-Cullors incorporated her non-profit organization (…or, perhaps, money-laundering operation…), she also set up BLM Global Network, a for-profit entity which is not required to disclose how much it spends, how it spends its money, or how much it pays its executives.
So how much money flows through these organizations? And how of it much flows into untraceable stacks of LLCs controlled by Ms. Khan-Cullors? It’s hard to say, which is the whole point. But overall, these organizations took in well over $100 million just last year. And it may have been many multiples of that. Again, it’s hard to say, because of how they do their books. Which is the whole point.
Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton would be proud.
Her fellow socialist from New York City, Mr. Newsome (from the quote a few paragraphs ago), is apparently disappointed. Because Mr. Newsome is apparently a fool.
Ms. Khan-Cullors is no fool. She lacks ethics, but not shrewdness.
In 2017, she said that Black Lives Matter would not meet with President Trump, for the same reason that it would not have met with Adolf Hitler, since Trump “…is literally the epitome of evil – all the evils of this country…”
Donald Trump got rich by building hotels. Ms. Khan-Cullors got rich by burning down black neighborhoods all over America. And she calls Trump evil.
I just can’t imagine getting rich the way she did. How many people got hurt so she could get rich? I feel dirty just writing about it. Good Lord…
In a capitalist system, we earn money by helping other people. We do something for somebody, like mow their grass or write their software or fix their car. We make their lives better, so they give us money.
Socialists get rich by hurting other people. They make their lives worse, then scare them into submission, so they can take their money.
How do they sleep at night?
Of course, Ms. Khan-Cullors has her choice of many luxury homes in which to sleep. Perhaps that helps. On a certain level. I guess.
Unless she has any compassion for others. Any at all. If she does, there’s just no way that she could sleep at night. Regardless of how many houses she has to choose from. And regardless of how many people out there have no houses at all to choose from because they were burned down in the riots she sponsored.
I just can’t imagine.
I worry about my black fellow citizens living in inner cities. They’re in an extremely difficult situation, and it’s hard to know exactly how to help them.
I don’t worry about Ms. Khan-Cullors. She’ll be fine.
And as for all the socialist Mr. Newsomes out there – we all need to pray that they open their eyes one day.
Of course, opening their eyes would be very painful for them. But it probably doesn’t matter. History suggests that they won’t.
I’m sure that Ms. Khan-Cullors isn’t worried about all the Mr. Newsomes opening their eyes. She’s probably getting long-term mortgages on all her luxury homes. Why not, right? Business is good. And it’s likely to get even better, as long as leftists around the world continue to obediently keep their eyes shut. And surely they will.
After all, they always have.Published in