The gold medal for social justice radicalization has long been held by the delegation from Black Lives Matter, the group responsible for a number of America’s least optimistic moments in recent years.
In the wake of a number controversial cases of police-involved shootings, that the clever conmen of the mainstream media transformed into racial issues, our nation was on the brink of total anarchy. The drummed up racial overtones of these incidents came wholly from these carnival barkers, who in turn could then run advertisements during their wall to wall coverage of the chaos that ensued.
We can never forget that inciting a race war would be an enormous windfall for CNN and the other “news” outlets who merely need to put a talking head in front of us in times of tragedy, pretending that they somehow have more authority than the eyewitnesses we can monitor in realtime via Twitter. It’s the old model. The cassette tape’s rewind feature versus our new, streaming, instant, focused approach.
As the nation was reeling from this constructed outrage and the violence that it caused, a group called Black Lives Matter emerged as the de facto social justice junket in the fight against racial injustice. The only problem is, as it was then, that the group is an entirely disorganized hodge podge of angry voices with no moral compass, no leadership, and no limits.
Now, another major chink in the armor of the ineffectively anarchic group has been revealed, and it calls into question much of what we know about Black Lives Matter. Period.
An Australian trade union organizer has been suspended amid claims he ran a fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page that siphoned off hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.
The page garnered almost 700,000 followers — dwarfing the Black Lives Matter movement’s official page — before it was suspended by Facebook. It is alleged some of the bank accounts where the money was transferred were in Australia and it was unclear how much was provided to genuine causes – if at all
The scam site is claimed to have collected money through online fundraisers and solicited more than $US100,000 in donations, according to a CNN report.
Ian MacKay, the official in question, worked at the hard left National Union of Workersand has dozens of websites related to black rights registered under his name, including blackpowerfist.com. Mr. Mackay did not respond to questions from CNN but said, “My domain name buying and selling is a personal hobby.”
Social justice is big business, and as influencers such as Facebook continue to allow manipulating miscreants to abuse the system for personal gain, we will not hear the last of the absurd and incensed.
It is becoming difficult to differentiate the trolls from the bridge these days, and stories such as this remind us that we must always trust our gut when it comes to whether or not a duck walks like a duck.