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Major Companies Pander to BLM

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Before all this hoopla, demonstrations, and riots by groups such as Antifa and the radical organization Black Lives Matter many black people were doing very good. There were more black-owned businesses than ever before and more black millionaires than ever before who earned it and worked hard for their money.

Then under Obama, we had riots in Ferguson, Mo. And the Freddie Grey case with everything in a turmoil. Black Lives Matter took to the streets shouting epithets like “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” and “Pigs in a blanket, Fry ‘em like bacon”

Now after the George Floyd incident people led by BLM took to the streets all across the country burning down buildings destroying businesses people worked all their lives for, looted and robbed and even killed people.

The riots and shouting and asking to defund the police caused major corporations to cave and give in to their demands like giving in to hostage-takers everything they want.

Google-owned video platform YouTube has announced a $100 million fund for black video creators, as well as a fundraiser special being hosted by rapper Common and actress and singer Keke Palmer.

Variety reports that YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has announced a new multiyear $100 million fund dedicated to “amplifying and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories.

How does doling out money on the basis of skin color constitute “fighting racism?”

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Wendy’s gave $500,000 to black charities but they burned one of their franchises down anyway after Rayshard Brooks was killed there.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple gave 10 million dollars to black entrepreneurs

United Health Group Inc. said Monday it’s donating $10 million to address societal issues at the root of George Floyd‘s death and to rebuild Twin Cities’ businesses that were destroyed by days of rioting.

Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is establishing a dedicated Diverse Scholars trust fund to support Floyd’s children’s education through college. The Diverse Scholars Initiative is a United Health Foundation charity that creates a diverse healthcare workforce, particularly in underserved communities.

United is also donating $5 million and 25,000 volunteer hours to restore numerous minority-owned businesses that were destroyed across the Twin Cities.

The additional $5 million will go towards the YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence in Floyd’s memory. The Innovation Center, a collaborative effort serving the Twin Cities and beyond, is dedicated to advancing equity, inclusivity and systemic change.

These protestors got TV shows like “Cops” and “Live PD” canceled and want anything to do with police to be canceled also first responders. I wonder if they will cancel  “The Rookie,” one of my favorite shows when it comes back on in the fall. They probably will if not already. They got Legos to not advertise their police station and fire dept. legos and even their donut shop because there is a cop inside and Legos caved to their demands.

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But that wasn’t enough for these radicals who want racial diversity. They went after products such as Uncle Bens and Aunt Jemima wanting them to change their logos as it was deemed racist to them and referred to the civil war and they complied. They then focused on Chef Boy Ar Dee and Mrs. Butterworth syrup containers..The owners of Mrs. Butterworth said their figure was supposed to represent a grandmotherly figure, but these Social Justice Warriors said it was too much like a “mammy” figure from the old south.

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Even Disney was not immune from these SJW as they went after the ride Splash Mountain because it contained figures from the Disney movie Song of the South from the1040’s which is deemed racist. Who even remembers that movie and kids don’t even know about it. The figures they are talking about are Br’er; bear, Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox.

Tucker Carlson recently stated on his TV show “As of tonight, Black Lives Matter may be the single most powerful party in the United States,” Carlson contiued. “Nobody says that out loud but politicians understand it perfectly well. If nothing else, they understand power — they can smell it at great distances. That is why they are lining up to bow before Black Lives Matter.”

The host pointed out that Republicans, as well as Democrats, have been bowing to the new party, with none other than Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, taking part in a protest march in recent weeks.

“Republican leaders brag about their strong conservative convictions, but mostly they just want to be on the winning team, whatever that is,” Carlson said. “That is why they pause before offending China. It’s why when Black Lives Matter tells them to take a knee, they do.

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“Black Lives Matter now enjoys almost complete immunity from criticism,” Carlson said. “This is unprecedented for an American political movement but Black Lives Matter is more powerful than that. It has single-handedly revised our moral framework …”

“Affirming the fundamental equality of all people is now considered hate speech,” he added. “You can be fired for saying it. Again, many people have been. This is a dangerous moment.”

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Homicide-victimization rates for black men were 3.9 times the national average and that 52 percent of all known homicide victims were black (2017 data). The perpetrators of these crimes were overwhelmingly African Americans. In 2018, where the homicide victim was black, the suspected killer also was 88 percent of the time. And this is not an exceptional situation. From 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans. In fact, high rates of black-on-black crime.

Aunt Jemima pancake syrup, Uncle Ben’s converted rice, Mrs. Butterworth syrup, and anything that even hints of any variation or diversity in our culture is now being eradicated right under our nose.  We are, literally, being homogenized!  By the Left.   So will blackberries be named fruitberries??  What will blackstrap molasses be?  Blackened fish be just grilled fish??  Where does this lunacy end?

Each liberal will try to outdo the other liberal in being more PC.  No one is to stand out.  Does this ring the bell about the famous Chinese quote:  “Any nail that stands out, will be hammered down.”  This is Communist think, and it is slowly being incorporated into the US.  Soon, our clothing will be narrowed down to the same basic colors and styles.  No diversity or creativity allowed.  It is the literal amputation of our creative self.

If you manage to come up with something original, it’s not yours, it’s the govt.’s.  That’s what Obama was trying to do to us.  Try to indoctrinate us, that we are not exceptional, and if we succeeded at something, we didn’t build that!  Immediately wipe you out as an individual born with an independent and creative mind.  They aim to destroy any sense of pride of your having accomplished anything.  They want you totally dependent on what they choose to dole out to you.

But predictably, Socialist Dems want us to continue indefinitely to isolate ourselves at home.  It has little to do with crushing our economy, it is much more about crushing us, our independence, ingenuity, and the will to succeed.

They know the economy can, and will come back, under Trump, and only as long as we remain what we have always been, the great builders of everything we have today.  But if we buy into this Socialist Dem mentality, we have little hope to regain our position as the strongest nation on earth.  A nation that we have built with our own hands, at a great price, and with the greatest pride.

Democrats and Antifa are pushing this agenda stirring up to cause chaos. Changing brand names, removing statues and monuments, and changing names on buildings is not honoring, but dishonoring recognition of the people it was meant to honor. Banning books fits into this category. It is really more about mob control in this country to get their way; are we going to continue to let protest change our traditions? This BS has to stop. Totally fed up,

I recently received this letter from a good friend:

HERE ARE GOOD QUESTIONS …

“I just watched the Democratic leaders of Congress kneel in the halls of Congress for about 9 minutes, for the death of a black man named George Floyd.

I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Police Officer.

I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Soldier.

I NEVER SAW THEM KNEEL FOR THE SOLDIERS THAT HILLARY AND OBAMA LEFT TO DIE IN Benghazi!!

I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of (black and white) babies aborted [murdered] EVERY DAY.

I have never seen them kneel for a murdered white man or woman.

I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of black-on-black murder victims.

I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of elderly people that died in nursing homes due to the Corona Virus.

I have to ask: WHY are Democrats putting the life of George Floyd as more valuable than the lives of everyone else?

In fact, Democrats have put so much value on the life of George Floyd, they have allowed rioting, looting, arson, murder and mayhem in communities Nationwide…

ASK YOURSELF – WHY NOW?”

 

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About Jim Clayton

I am a retired former newspaper reporter and retail sales person. I'm a politically conservative easy going person from New Jersey. I am married to a wonderful wife and like talking and writing about movies,, concerts I attend and current events all which I write about here. I would enjoy hearing from anyone on my articles and they can write to me here.

One comment

  1. Well written, good job, congrats! Tells it like it is, & know there are others like yourself who have paid our dues, and are not sheep ready to follow the crowd off the cliff!

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