First, they offered laud and praise for the “bravery” of “protesters” who are trying to eliminate “systemic racism” from society. Now, Big Tech and Big Business arethrowing wads of cashat Black Lives Matter (BLM) in an attempt to “right the wrongs” that the Left says need immediate fixing.
According to reports, a whole slew of corporate names ranging from Apple and Amazon to Google and Walmart have signed on to the BLM cause, offering massive multi-million-dollar cash donations in a show of “solidarity” with the far-left effort to stamp out “white supremacy.”
Other big names that have joined on with the effort include Viacom, Netflix, Warner Bros., Hulu, HBO, the NFL, the NBA, Facebook, Microsoft, Target, Home Depot, the Gap, Levi’s, Warby Parker, Nike, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, UnitedHealth Group, and Peloton, among others.
While not all of these companies have yet pledged large cash donations to groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, as well as BLM itself, many of them have, with more being pressured to do so every single day.
Part of the plan is to use all this cash to “abolish” the police, which the far-left says will lead to a more “equitable” society. There is alsoa pushto get people to stop calling the police for help during a criminal situation, which to some is now considered an act of “racism.”
“These corporations have tremendous presence in black communities and are in close proximity to the riots,” writes Grant Baker forAmerican Thinkerabout why many of these companies are capitulating to the demands of BLM. “Their exposure is not limited to physical assets that might be looted or damaged; brands themselves may suffer reputational damage.”
BLM is about destroying normal Western society and replacing it with “a queer-affirming network”
Baker points to the recent burning down of the Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant as a case-in-point. After a drunk driver who happened to have black skin decided to point a stolen taser at a police officer before being shot dead, angry BLM and Antifa terrorists retaliated by burning down the Wendy’s, which had absolutely nothing to do with the situation.
“Wendy’s, its logo in the frame of every photo of the incident, loudly announced a $500,000 donation to social justice causes and affirmed its support for the BLM movement,” Baker notes about how these corporate giants all tend to respond when placed into the spotlight.
“Corporations are making these donations as protection money, hoping to bribe officials of BLM-affiliated organizations into steering the mob away from their store,” Baker further adds.
It is important to note that the BLM and Antifa mobs are anything but organic, grassroots responses to alleged social injustices. They are, in fact, well-funded “corporate entities,” warns Baker, that have been “plucked off the shelf and filled with professional activists to run them.”
Part of their plan of attack involves targeting businesses like Target, as another example, with extreme violence in order to coerce them into making large cash donations. And the scam seems to be working like a charm, as corporation after corporation capitulates to the mob with relative ease.
“These activists use their platform to target other corporations with exposure to the riots and pressure them into making donations,” Baker explains. “Corporations are quick to pick up on the implied threat and immediately capitulate, handing money to their extortionists.”
Even the mainstream media is in on the plot, falsely framing BLM as a social justice movement when in fact one of its stated goals is to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.”
BLM is also admittedly devoted to fostering “a queer-affirming network … with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”