Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Socialists

 

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.

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  1. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    Dr. Bastiat: Well, Black Lives Matter is a non-profit.

    In another thread about court-packing, I quipped, to the effect, that Leftists label their efforts to politicize the Supreme Court as “de-politicizing the Supreme Court.” So in their minds, “non-profit” means “Profit AF!!!”

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  2. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Bernie Sanders salutes her courage.

    It’s not so much the leeches that peddle this crap – we’ll always have leeches.  What bothers me is how many people but into this crap, don’t see it for what it really is, and therefore help promulgate the inevitable destruction and even deaths that result.

    Hundreds of neighborhoods and businesses destroyed, many of them minority-owned.  Somewhere, at a million dollar home in Malibu, a cheek where a tear should appear sits dry, idling in air-conditioned comfort.

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat:

    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.

    I was toying with the idea of writing about this. I’m glad I waited. You’re doing a nicer job than I would have, Doc.

    You see, Mr. Newsome – Patrisse is making all that dough because she is a trained Marxist, and you are just a (temporarily) useful mook. You need to read a few more books. I’d recommend Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler just before you turn in for the night. It’s a great bedtime story.

    Patrisse has herself a side gig, though.

    Khan-Cullors, 37, signed a multi-platform deal with Warner Bros in October, although it is not clear how much she is paid by BLM since their finances flow through a complex web of for-profit and nonprofit corporate entities.

    Personally, Mr. Newsome, you should send a resume to Warner Brothers as soon as possible. They’ll probably make you an offer.

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  4. Headedwest Coolidge
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    You can see photos of the homes in this NY Post article.  The three LA houses are far from mansions; just located in an expensive place to buy a house. But that still doesn’t answer the question of where all that money came from and why she needs so many houses.

    EDIT: That story only showed one house. This link is the article with all the pictures.

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  5. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    “An artist, author, educator…”

    Oh, Dear Lord…

    I’m terribly sorry; the words to really describe this POS just aren’t coming to me…

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  6. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Why does this remind me of a similar organization in the news lately?  An ostensible non-profit where the principals used bags of donor money to line their own pockets. I wonder. 

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  7. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Why does this remind me of a similar organization in the news lately? An ostensible non-profit where the principals used bags of donor money to line their own pockets. I wonder.

    Oh, don’t tell me; let me think…

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  8. RufusRJones Member
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  10. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

    Hey!  That’s about 3 hours after I posted this!

    Matt Walsh must be reading my stuff!  Obviously!

    Well, a guy can hope, right?

     

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  11. Basil Fawlty Member
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    And everybody has a share.

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  12. Kozak Member
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    Real Marxists are all about having several Dachas.

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  13. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    I just wonder how many of the dollars she spent came from the Gates Foundation and other donations from wealthy liberal morons and corporate CEOs looking to absolve themselves of guilt for their ‘white privilege. These are the same people who paid blackmail to Jesse Jackson a few years back. It is much easier to pay some huckster than do something that actually improves the lives of the people they claim to be helping. That is how they sleep at night, so this woman doesn’t have to feel badly about what she does because she is a proxy for the community, punishing The Man.  BLM is just another scam, a grift to make a few new millionaires by granting absolution or indulgences.

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    Wasn’t everyone at The Lincoln Project remaining silent on the advice of counsel?

    I mean, if anyone is going to blow the whistle on a scam …

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  15. Ansonia Member
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    Absolutely fantastic post.

    It just perfectly puts into words what it is about hearing about this woman’s purchase that makes me so angry and sad.

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  16. EJHill Podcaster
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    Meanwhile, in privileged white America, I have a theater major renovating my only bathroom.

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  17. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    How can Patrisse sleep at night?  Because she is a cold blooded sociopath (or pyschopath?)

     

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  18. Basil Fawlty Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, in privileged white America, I have a theater major renovating my only bathroom.

    He probably knows what he’s dealing with.

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  19. kedavis Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, in privileged white America, I have a theater major renovating my only bathroom.

    Well, I have two bathrooms, but I can’t even afford a theater major.  I have to do it myself.

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  20. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @drbastiat This is your best post by far – eloquent…..fact-based…..not vulgar or slanderous…. and ever so exposing hypocrisy.  My takeaways from your post are as follows:

    Someone (and not Patrisse and her gender-confused partner) is funding this organization called Black Lives Matter and my guess is they are neither black, nor care about black lives.

    How does a non-profit, social justice warrior generate enough income to keep 5 or 6 luxury properties going, and why do you need all this fancy real estate? Because it’s all a sham.

    The other social justice warrior, Barack Obama, didn’t do much else for black lives either.  In fact, he joins Patrisse in purchasing a mansion on the exclusive, mostly white, liberal, upper crust neighborhood on Martha’s Vineyard. I guess that token library in Chicago was meant to impress black lives, but I’m not sure it does.

    Former President Trump did more for black lives than many raking in the dough for their big spreads.

    He regularly hosted black leadership and clergy at the White House asking for their input, increased money for black colleges, got corporations and businesses to invest in urban neighborhoods and bring “opportunity zones” to under-privledged minorities, and built a wall to secure our borders from drugs and crime, one of the problems in inner-city neighborhoods.  He championed families, and supported that pillar that holds up a healthy society and something that BLM does not do, by encouraging fathers to lead their families and take responsibility, and he did not support Planned Parenthood. Black children are aborted at a higher rate and many fathers are absentee.

    Oh, and Trump also barraged black and progressive leadership to clean up their cities, including Baltimore, and other cities and get ahold of crime.  He supported police, and allowed police unions to weed out their own problems, which they have been doing, but defunding was the wrong answer.  Burning down cities and black owned businesses does not promote black lives.

    Thank you for exposing this woman and movement.  They will have to answer in this life or the next.

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  21. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Well, it certainly looks as if she’s looking after her health.

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  22. kedavis Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Well, it certainly looks as if she’s looking after her health.

    I was going to say, if that photo is actually the woman in question, please don’t expose her any more…

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  23. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Thank you for your kind words Ansonia, Percival, and Front Seat Cat!

    And thank you Eugene for your brilliant comment.  You’re right in that the problem is not exactly Patrisse et al, but really the spineless wealthy who pay them.

    Still, when bad people get rich by doing bad things, it reflects poorly on society as a whole.  

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  24. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    And all the “white guilt” payments still won’t protect the corporations from the wrath of BLM.  Nothing will.  As Rush said, it’s never enough.  Once you pay the blackmail once, they have you forever.  And no one ever learns this lesson.

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  25. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    And all the “white guilt” payments still won’t protect the corporations from the wrath of BLM. Nothing will. As Rush said, it’s never enough. Once you pay the blackmail once, they have you forever. And no one ever learns this lesson.

    Oh so true.

    Why does no one ever learn?  It’s always the same.

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  26. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    And all the “white guilt” payments still won’t protect the corporations from the wrath of BLM. Nothing will. As Rush said, it’s never enough. Once you pay the blackmail once, they have you forever. And no one ever learns this lesson.

    Oh so true.

    Why does no one ever learn? It’s always the same.

    It’s called “Human Nature”, I think.

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  27. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    And all the “white guilt” payments still won’t protect the corporations from the wrath of BLM. Nothing will. As Rush said, it’s never enough. Once you pay the blackmail once, they have you forever. And no one ever learns this lesson.

    Oh so true.

    Why does no one ever learn? It’s always the same.

    It’s called “Human Nature”, I think.

    It’s called cowardice.

    Which may be a synonym, I guess…

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  28. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    @ drbastiat This is your best post by far – eloquent…..fact-based…..not vulgar or slanderous…. and ever so exposing hypocrisy. My takeaways from your post are as follows:

    Aw.   I like his vulgar and slanderous posts.  They’re the most fun!

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  29. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    @ drbastiat This is your best post by far – eloquent…..fact-based…..not vulgar or slanderous…. and ever so exposing hypocrisy. My takeaways from your post are as follows:

    Aw. I like his vulgar and slanderous posts. They’re the most fun!

    Yeah, but they all run together after a while.  Thought I’d try something new…

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  30. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Dr. Bastiat: She says she grew up poor, raised by a single mother.

    According to Wikipedia, 

    Cullors recalls being forced from her home at sixteen when she revealed her queer identity to her parents.[6] She was involved with the Jehovah’s Witnesses as a child, but later grew disillusioned with the church.

    I don’t know if her parents were Jevohah’s Witnesses are what but this smells quite fishy. First it’s a single mother than she is being rejected by both her parents? She grew up poor but she went to college and got a useless humanities degree. From what I’ve read about the history of leftism, it is quite unusual for people as far-left as her to come from the working class. Something about being working class makes you less susceptible to crazy theories and makes you ask questions like, ‘How do we protect poor people from criminals?’ or ‘How can we make enough money to pay for all this?’

    I think there should be serious journalistic investigation into her background. (As well as everything else about her.) It is not uncommon in our society for people to pretend to be more downtrodden than they are for political and social advantage. For example, almost all the fake hate crimes committed in colleges are done by the upper class. 

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