Unethical Quote Of The Month (But Funny!): BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

“I see my money as not my own. I see it as my family’s money as well.”

—-Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Kahn-Cullors, explaining why amassing millions of dollars and spending them on luxery homes isn’t inconsistent with her professed belief in Marxism

I know, I know: using that movie clip was too obvious. Still, it could not be more appropriate. When I started to type this, Black Lives Matter was having a “mostly peaceful protest” a few miles away in D.C. This was entirely predictable, as every death of a black man in an altercation with police is automatically scored as racist and police brutality by BLM, and the cue for riots, chants of “No justice, no peace,” virtue-signalling by elected officials, and fund-raising. Facts don’t matter. Due process is irrelevant.

Black Lives Matter was launched on a lie (that Trayvon Martin was murdered by a racist “white Hispanic), gained steam based on another lie (“Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”) and really became profitable (about 90 million dollars raised) when George Floyd died under knee of a career bully cop who would have treated a white man just as brutally. Ethics Alarms pronounced BLM a Marxist, racist racket from the beginning: BLM skipped the initial stages of Eric Hoffer’s famous observation that every cause becomes a business, and eventually deteriorates into a racket, and went straight to racket. To give the group credit, it saves time.

Khan-Cullors is proof of how brazen the group has become; apparently it is convinced that the public will never have the guts to reject these cynical and divisive race-baiters for fear of their terrifying “Racist!” accusations. Senator Joe McCarthy made a similar miscalculation. though in his case the go-to cry was “Communist!”

Thus BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, an avowed Marxist, spent the BLM riots-filled summer months buying expensive real estate:

…the group’s co-founder went on a real estate-buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records. [She] also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes…Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent. The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370 square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show….A secluded mini-compound tucked into L.A.’s rustic and semi-remote Topanga Canyon was recently sold for a tad more than $1.4 million to a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Patrisse Khan-Cullors…

That expose by the New York Post, incidentally, was censored by Facebook and Instagram. Nah, there’s no social media bias!For an anti-white Marxist to so ostentatiously buy homes and property in affluent white neighborhood hints of, shall we say, a bit of hypocrisy? Insincerity, mayhap? But Khan-Cullors refuses to acknowledge that, starting with her reflex accusation that it was “right wing” journalists—you know, those racists— who called attention to her real estate spree. Not exactly:

Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, called for “an independent investigation” to find out how the global network spends its money. “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.”

Not socialist. Marxist. Asked about BLM’s charitable activities, Khan-Cullors brushed those aside like she acted as if all Marxists are real estate investors:

“I do understand why people expect that from us. But I think it’s important that people recognize there are other places they can also get grants. There are other places they can also get resources. And, most importantly, our target should be the United States government. Our target should be calling on Congress to pass reparations.”

I see. One gives money to BLM so it can lie, riot, intimidate the public, make policing impossible, undermine due process, and create a new norm where police only dare to arrest white suspects and criminals.

Personally, I take special pleasure at the woman’s exact imitation of greedy millionaire athletes, who explain why they had to abandon teams and communities they professed to love so they could add a few million dollars to their already 8 figure annual salaries. “I have to think of my family!” is their refrain.

They are liars, but at least they don’t claim to be Marxists,

17 thoughts on “Unethical Quote Of The Month (But Funny!): BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

  1. There is no contradiction between living high on the hog on the backs of the poor, and being a Marxist. Sure, it might fly in the face of Marxism, but nobody who’s ever known any Marxists should think it’s inconsistent with being a Marxist.

  2. Even the Soviet Union had its 1%. After all, the people at the top of the food chain were the highest-ranking Party members. Marxism in its practical reality.

  3. Hahahahahaha. It’s money for my family. Hahahahahaha. This from the founder of an outfit whose foundational principles include destroying the nuclear family. Of course, hers is “non-heteronormative” and therefore beyond reproach, but still. Come on, Patrice. You can do better than this.

  4. (1) Hooray for Hawk Newsome for asking for an investigation. Let’s just see how far that goes.

    (2) Other responders seem to be excusing Khan-Cullors because her behavior can be considered consistent with classic Marxism or the leadership of the Soviet Union. Whaaat? Her excuse for embezzling funds from a US non-profit, after she’s caught, is that she’s a Marxist? Did she tell her organization about what her Marxism would mean before she helped found BLM? Did she tell her donors that they were just low-level pawns in her presumably high Marxist political movement? Nope. And it’s ridiculous to talk about the Soviet 1% or Marxist theory: as Jack noted above she moved her “movement” into a “racket” in very short order, with her as primary beneficiary. Political philosophy or Soviet style totalitarianism has no place in this discussion. She is a thief And a liar.

    (3) Is BLM a 501(c)(3)? If so it will be very interesting what Biden’s IRS will do about auditing their non-profit books. On the basis of Cullors alone they should lose their status. I’d say there’s a less than 50-50 chance Biden will let the IRS go near them, as he “needs” BLM, now doesn’t he?

    (4) And the most sickening part of all of it is that so many people will either talk high minded if ridiculous political theory or just take on the rationalization that “it’s done all the time.” If you attack the head, does that mean you attack the snake? Too damn bad. Stealing from non-profits is a felony. Even if you manage to mix it up with other money. A felony. And the excuse will become the big lie, and BLM, which could remake itself with some leadership, will probably, with media and Democrat help, “contain” this scandal. The scandal which, if investigated correctly and responded to with some commitment, could actually bring some credibility to Black Lives Matter.

    (5) On the other hand, they could simply edit up their organizational name from “Black Lives Matter” to “BLACK LIES DON’T MATTER”…

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s obtained the money from non-BLM sources, E2. I think she’s gotten a book deal and done some “consulting” and is working on a film. I just bet the money has been flying in from all over the place to her personally. I still think the signature significance is in what she’s DOING with the money.

      However, to your point, Commies are thieves.

      • That’s the argument that’s being pushed right now. She has a book and a production deal.

        However, none of those things would have happened without BLM and all the corporate dough pouring in. If she walked the walk instead of merely talking the talk, she’d be tossing her sweetheart money into the organization.

  5. Most of the most far-left persons of my acquaintance live quite well. Some are trustafarians; one might presume that their leftist orientations are the result of feelings of guilt, but there’s no attempt made to distributed their ill-gotten inherited gains to the less fortunate – merely attempts to get others to do so. Others don’t have much in the way of money, but have figured out various ways to crash and enjoy wealthy enclaves more or less at will. You meet quite a few of these in ski country.

    I’d say there’s a fair chance that Ms. Khan-Cullors is little more than a run-of-the mill grifter. I’m open to the possibility that she might actually believe in the nobility of her cause and philosophy, however. There’s a special arrogance in some of these folks – that SOMEBODY needs to free these poor bastards from the chains of capitalism – and that work oughta be worth something, no? I believe that history shows that the latter are the more dangerous.

    • Agree with you, Arthur. From Hollywood types to some of my relatives, the most vociferous left-wingers have enough money to allow their belief that they are “above” new negative policies and legislation that would damage their status, or that they have enough to weather the occasional storm. Few understand — or want to understand — the impact of far-left policies on the regular working man. And worse, they’re proud of it.

  6. I asked some time back if it was unethical to experience supernal schadenfreude when any of these supremely arrogant POS grifters get their ‘nads caught in a ringer of their own manufacture.

    The ruling at the time was an unequivocal NO; has that changed…?

  7. Could it be that her comment is more indicative of what followers actually would themselves do… If they made mad cash they wouldn’t give it away. They would keep it quietly. And if found out, they would have lots of noble rationalizations based in compassion.

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