Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors  is leaving after nearly six years in the top spot, but insists her departure has nothing to do with recent controversy over her real-estate purchases. …
Earlier this year, property records showed that Cullors has purchased four mansions worth $3.2 million combined, including a $1.4 million home in Topanga Canyon, a wealthy area of Los Angeles where only 1.4% of the population is black.
Left unaddressed was the criticism from Black Lives Matter chapters around the US, which have been complaining since December that the foundation has raised tens of millions in 2020, but doled out only crumbs to the grassroots rank-and-file. …
Cullors co-founded BLMGNF in 2013, along with activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. In a 2015 interview, she described the trio as “trained Marxists… super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”
BLM’s big three issues — Trayvon Martin, “hands up don’t shoot”, and the knee that killed George Floyd — all turned out to be lies:
BLM grassroots gets a lesson in how ‘trained Marxism’ really works, as leader rakes in millions while chapters get nothing. By Nebojsa Malic.
Between July 2017 and June 2019, the [BLM] Global Network had spent $4.5 million on consultants, travel and salaries while giving only $328,000 to local chapters.
Some of that money went to companies associated with Patrisse Khan-Cullors (above). You didn’t think she bought a $3.2m property portfolio on her activist salary, did you?
Having been trained in Marxism myself many years ago, in a country that’s no longer around, I recall all too well how in “scientific socialism” everyone is supposed to contribute according to their ability and receive according to their need. What happens in practice, however, is that this incentivizes the needs to grow — and abilities to diminish.
That’s even before the people in charge … decide that their needs are near-infinite. And since there’s a finite amount of wealth to be re-distributed, that means the needs of the many must amount to nearly nil. …
Therefore, it is only right and proper that the activists on the ground get nothing while the leaders such as Cullors, or the Democrats piggybacking on the movement, get to laugh all the way to the bank. Complain all you want, but this is part and parcel of the ideology you signed up for.
hat-tip Stephen Neil