We discussed the transfer from Twitter to block the tweet of athletics journalist Jason Whitlock criticizing the BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for buying a $1.4 million house in a secluded area of Los Angeles. A self-professed Marxist, Cullors has allegedly purchased four homes worth over $3 million and has appeared at property investments in places such as the Bahamas. Much like the censoring of a New York Post article about the Hunter Biden laptop story, Twitter was criticized for the censoring of the story and afterwards explained it was a error. Currently, Facebook has allegedly blocked the underlying New York Post report concerning the controversy. Meanwhile, BLM itself insists that the controversy is hardly more than terrorism against white supremacists.
Various conservative sites reported this week that Facebook users could not talk about the URL to a story that shed light on Cullors’ multi-million-dollar splurge on homes. Fox News reported that”a error message appears when users attempt sharing the article on their own Facebook webpage or by means of the Messenger program.”
Cullors hasn’t denied the buy or the actual estate investments, for example in her statement below to the controversy. The story had been widely circulated since Cullors has long insisted that her BLM co-founder”are trained Marxists. We are super educated on, kind of, ideological theories” She’s denounced capitalism just as worse than Covid-19.
Not exactly living up to her creed there.”
Additionally, the mind of New York City’s Black Lives Issue chapter called for an independent investigation into the business’s financing in the wake of the controversy.
However, I noted previously that there isn’t any evidence that this money came in BLM, that has allegedly raised almost $100 million in contributions from corporations and other sources. Truly, Cullors appears to get ample sources of capital. She released a best selling memoir of her life after which a follow up novel. She signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros to develop and produce original programming over all platforms, such as broadcast, cable and streaming. She’s also been featured in a variety of magazines such as her latest collaboration with Jane Fonda.
Cullors reacted to the controversy but did not deny the underlying facts:
“This movement started like, and will always remain a love letter to Black individuals. Three words Black Lives Issue — serve as a reminder to Black people that we’re human and deserve to live a lively and complete life. I worked multiple jobs across several organizations my whole life. I’m also a published writer, writer, producer, scientist, public speaker, and performance artist”
She afterwards denounced the policy of her alleged hypocrisy as an effort to”take from where the focus ought to be — ending white supremacy”.
The principal difficulty for me is not the house or the maintained hypocrisy. It’s the censorship of all Twitter and Facebook. Cullors is a public figure who is subject to public examination and commentary. Twitter is rife with an such criticism within the lifestyle choices of characters on the best that range from Donald Trump Jr. to Rand Paul. That’s an unfortunate element of being at a high visibility location. I would be concerned if criticism of Trump Jr.’s big game hunting exploits or Giuliani’s extravagant tastes were censored.
According to recently in testimony before the House, I remain an unabashed”Internet Originalist,” favoring the free forum for language that once defined these Large Tech businesses. Twitter and Facebook now consciously determine what people should know and discuss on topics of public attention.
BLM nevertheless is denouncing the policy as raw racism. In a statement, it insisted that Cullors has made $120,000 from BLM. Yet more, I see no signs that Cullors has obtained any money sporadically from BLM. To this end, I can see why BLM would issue a strong statement to knock any suggestions of fraud or even self-dealing using BLM funds. For any such business, tips of fraud can have a critical effect on corporate and individual contributions. In terms of Cullors herself, her own corporate deals would offer her ample money for these property investments if the story is accurate.
Yet, BLM added the reporting about her properties”continues a heritage of terror by white supremacists against Black activists.” What’s strange is that the mind of NY BLM was one of these calling for an investigation and it is not part of that”heritage of terror from white supremacists.”
Most of the policy concerned that the temptations of Cullors investing millions in real estate given her public persona as a committed Marxist. Indeed, a few 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 is more tragic is ” But BLM known as the policy of their Cullors investments as a familiar”method of terror time and again, however, our movement won’t be silenced”
As noted earlier, the greatest irony may not be the house buy but the corporate support. A professed Marxist, Cullors hasn’t only been paid handsomely by corporations such as Warner Brothers but is being actively shielded by corporations such as Twitter and Facebook in blocking the underlying story.
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