We recently discussed the move by Twitter to block the tweet of sports journalist Jason Whitlock criticizing the BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for purchasing a $1.4 million home in a secluded area of Los Angeles. A self-professed Marxist, Cullors has reportedly purchased four homes worth more than $3 million and has looked at real estate investments in places like the Bahamas. As with the censoring of a New York Post article on the Hunter Biden laptop story, Twitter was criticized for the censoring of the story and later said it was a mistake. Now, Facebook has reportedly blocked the underlying New York Post report about the controversy. In the meantime, BLM itself insists that the controversy is little more than terrorism from white supremacists.
Various conservative sites reported this week that Facebook users could not share the link to a story that shed light on Cullors’ multi-million-dollar splurge on homes. Fox News reported that “an error message appears whenever users try sharing the article on their personal Facebook page or through the Messenger app.”
Cullors has not denied the purchase or the real estate investments, including in her statement below to the controversy. The story was widely circulated because Cullors has long insisted that she and her BLM co-founder “are trained Marxists. We are super versed on, sort of, ideological theories.” She has denounced capitalism as worse than Covid-19.
Critics like Nick Arama of RedState pointed out: “[I]t’s interesting to note that the demographics of the area are only about 1.4% black people there. So not exactly living up to her creed there.”
Moreover, the head of New York City’s Black Lives Matter chapter called for an independent investigation into the organization’s finances in the wake of the controversy.
The New York Post and other publications reported that Cullors is eyeing expensive properties in other locations, including the Bahamas. However, I noted earlier that there is no evidence that this money came from BLM, which has reportedly raised almost $100 million in donations from corporations and other sources. Indeed, Cullors seems to have ample sources of funds. She published a best selling memoir of her life and then a follow up book. She also signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros to develop and produce original programming across all platforms, including broadcast, cable and streaming. She has also been featured in various magazines like her recent collaboration with Jane Fonda.
Cullors responded to the controversy but did not deny the underlying facts:
“This movement began as, and will always remain a love letter to Black people. Three words – Black Lives Matter – serve as a reminder to Black people that we are human and deserve to live a vibrant and full life. I worked multiple jobs across many organizations my entire life. I’m also a published author, writer, producer, professor, public speaker, and performance artist.”
She later denounced the coverage of her alleged hypocrisy as an effort to “take away from where the focus should be – ending white supremacy”.
The main issue for me is not the house or the claimed hypocrisy. It is the censorship of Twitter and now Facebook. Cullors is a public figure who is subject to public scrutiny and commentary. Twitter is rife with a such criticism over the lifestyle choices of figures on the right ranging from Donald Trump Jr. to Rand Paul. That is an unfortunate aspect of being in a high visibility position. I would be equally concerned if criticism of Trump Jr.’s big game hunting exploits or Giuliani’s lavish tastes were censored.
As stated recently in testimony before the House, I remain an unabashed “Internet Originalist,” favoring the free forum for speech that once defined these Big Tech companies. The expanding censorship of the Internet continues to show bias and contractions as politicians push for “robust modification” to silence opposing views of everything from climate change to social justice. Twitter and Facebook now actively determine what people should know and discuss on matters of public interest.
BLM however is denouncing the coverage as raw racism. In a statement, it insisted that Cullors has only made $120,000 from BLM. Once again, I see no evidence that Cullors has taken any money inappropriately from BLM. To that end, I can see why BLM would issue a strong statement to knock down any suggestions of fraud or self-dealing with BLM funds. For any such organization, suggestions of fraud can have a serious impact on corporate and individual donations. As for Cullors herself, her own corporate deals would give her ample money for these real estate investments if the story is accurate.
Yet, BLM added that the reporting about her properties “continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against Black activists.” What is odd is that the head of NY BLM was that one of those calling for an investigation and presumably it is not part of that “tradition of terror by white supremacists.”
Most of the coverage concerned the irony of Cullors investing millions in real estate given her public persona as a dedicated Marxist. Indeed, some on the left have denounced her as a hypocrite after the disclosures of her investments and homes. Cullors has told followers that “While the COVID-19 illness is tragic, what’s more tragic is capitalism.” Nevertheless, BLM called the coverage of the Cullors investments as a familiar “tactic of terror time and again, but our movement will not be silenced.”
As noted earlier, the greatest irony may not be the home purchase but the corporate support. A professed Marxist, Cullors has not only been paid handsomely by corporations like Warner Brothers but is being actively protected by corporations like Twitter and now Facebook in blocking the underlying story.
180 thoughts on ““Terror By White Supremacists”: BLM Denounces Coverage Of Co-Founder’s Real Estate Purchases While Facebook Censors Story”
“The main issue for me is not the house or the claimed hypocrisy. It is the censorship of Twitter and now Facebook.”
Much more the total racist fraud of Black Lies Matter. The Big Lie of BLM is not a white lie, but a bloody and deceitful one in that the majority of black homicides are perpetrated by blacks. Not white cops. Not black cops. Black criminals. End of story,
Well it’s only fitting that a self-proclaimed socialist becomes a millionaire. But she denounced wealth, advocates equality only for her kind -nowhere does she sow goodwill or seek equality or advocate for women, Asians, hispanics, marginalized whites, refugees/displaced individuals or the poor. Typical self-aggrandizing and self-serving individual who is rewarding herself with luxury homes for marginalizing blacks even more than before- and quite similar to Jesse Jackson and Sharpton who enriched themselves at the expense of other poor blacks while they accepted money from so-called racist institutions. Thank goodness my father who was an immigrant from Mexico instilled hard work and respect for others in us. Yes, he experienced discrimination but he focused on the positive and made an honest living. He became a small business owner and provided for his children.
Too bad these hacks enrich themselves off of others suffering and pain. Once we begin meaningful discussions on inclusivity, equality for all, help raise each other up and get rid of hacks like Cullors, we will truly be a better society.
This just proves that Black Lives Matter is [ ANTI-WHITE ] when she saids WHITE SUPREMACIST she means all white people are nazi’s. Which is 100% false. There is only a small group of whites who think there superior to blacks and i think those are nazi’s but to basicly say all white people are NAZI is very racist !
Did you see that Hunter Biden’s memoir has sold only 11,000 Copies? In spite of the sycophantic media helping Hunter out, going soft on interviews?
Yet more anecdotal evidence that America did not support Biden to the tune of 80 Million votes — more than any other president in history. No. Freakin. Way. Its all propaganda and lies.
Hunter Biden was not on the ballot.
Joe Biden won, in part because so many of us wanted Trump the malignant narcissist out of office.
Joe Biden won, in part because so many of us wanted Trump the malignant narcissist out of office.
That’s as shortsighted a choice as Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion. And proving to be as disastrous. Damn!
No, not shortsighted or disastrous at all. I’m not a fan of Biden’s, but I continue to be quite happy that he replaced Trump.
People have different values and different opinions about things. If you haven’t learned that after all these years, you should work on it.
“People have different values and different opinions about things. If you haven’t learned that after all these years, you should work on it.”
Anonymous the Stupid, you have never demonstrated any values except you root for a chosen team not based on morality, values or principles. Very shallow.
What is the story as to why President Biden was not feeling up to meeting and welcoming his first head of state to the White House today? Have you heard?
What is that wire coming out of his ear? Is he being prompted like a newscaster? They could have gotten one without a wire to hide it. Now, I guess they want us to know he’s off. Laying the groundwork for the next move, I guess.
Laying the groundwork for the next move, I guess.
The groundwork was laid when Mr. Quid Pro Joe was told he would be given the Presidency as long as his last 100 days of political service would be spent signing over the levers of government to the radical Leftists. My estimate would put Biden’s last day as April 30th and Harris’ 1st day on May 1st. May Day, how appropriate.
The malignant narcissist who increased household middle income by 10% after 16 years of stagnation? (From 2000 to 2016, $62,600 to $62,800; by 2019, $68,700)
Who tried to end outsourcing and offshoring of American jobs?
Who brought unemployment to a 50-year low?
Who brought black unemployment to a historic low?
Who got Mexico to protect our southern communities from being overrun by illegal aliens?
Who restored funding to HBCs?
Who got criminal justice reform that had a positive impact in the minority community?
Who got Opportunity Zones to encourage investment and job creation in low-income areas?
Who normalized diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab countries?
Who shepherded a COVID-19 vaccine in record time?
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. Ronald Reagan
G.Green: thanks for your excellent reiteration of the good Trump did for the USA especially in light of the disaster that the b/h-regime is. anyone who can be glad “Trump is gone” while accepting or ignoring the evil mess that bidone/commiehare is creating is very sad & aeemingly psychotic.
Biden supporters are glad Hunter Biden’s book isn’t selling. It’s not supposed to sell. The book was merely a rush job for the purpose ‘putting it all out’.
And putting $2 million advance in Hunter Biden’s drug money stash. What a sick screwed up family Joe Biden has.
Lots of people have screwed up families. Trump and hi family are screwed up too. Trump was shtupping a porn star just after Melania gave birth. His own niece is suing him for fraud. How screwed up is that?
“Trump was shtupping a porn star”
Anonymous, you dwell on Trump’s sex life. Perhaps you don’t have any and perhaps your knowledge of sexual norms is lacking..
Trump’s sex life is within a normal range and is something that should concern only his wife and his partners. You are very dull so you need those vicarious experiences to feel alive. That is why you think about Trump’s sex life so much.
On the other hand the Biden Families criminality affects the nation as a whole. Our most dangerous enemy is China. The Biden Family sells America down the drain for a few yen. They did the same in Russia, Ukraine, elsewhere and even in America. Joe Biden is an influence peddler. You might get more or your vicarious sexual pleasures by paying attention to Hunter rather than Joe.
So? Most of America has done that to one degree or another just look at the divorce rates. Has nothing to do with color which is also a collection of equally false definitions. It has everything to do with inability to think or reason ending with no moral values much less ethics.
I can’t speak for all Biden supporters and you can’t either. Personally, I couldn’t care less how Hunter’s book sells.
I can’t. Well I suppose someone with zero ethics or moral values it would be true so I’ll chose no morals and no ethics.
Actually, the real purpose of the book is to prevent people from criticizing Hunter’s grifting that’s uncovered in the future. Now if anyone accuses the Biden family of corruption, Hunter’s drug-addiction victimization will be used to shame the accuser. If Hunter had been black, he wouldn’t have needed to write a book.
Wait, he’s not black?
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