Once again, big money on the left has proven to fund and manipulate “social movements” to further their own agenda.
Breitbart reports that hacked documents from George Soros’ Society Institute show that it gave $650,000 to the Black Lives Matter Movement in response to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, in addition to supporting other movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the “Dreamers” aka illegal immigrants.
The hacked documents consist of a 69-page report that describes the agenda of an Open Society U.S. Programs board meeting held Oct. 1-2, 2015 in New York.
The document says that the unrest following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore could be used to further their agenda. Breitbart posted those excerpts from the documents and emphasized certain important points in bold:
While many lamented the damage done, the overwhelming sentiment is that the uprising has catalyzed a paradigm shift in Baltimore that offers opportunities for major justice reforms.
In particular, recent events offer a unique opportunity to accelerate the dismantling of structural inequality generated and maintained by local law enforcement and to engage residents who have historically been disenfranchised in Baltimore City in shaping and monitoring reform.
The document then discussed the $650,000 in funding:
Recognizing the need for strategic assistance, the U.S. Programs Board approved $650,000 in Opportunities Fund support to invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The document also proved that Black Lives Matter is being used to influence the election:
Leaders of #BlackLivesMatter and The Movement for Black Lives worked to influence candidate platforms during the 2016 primary season. This came alongside the recent acknowledgement by political strategists that African-American voters may be much more pivotal to the 2016 general election than previously forecasted.
The question of whether or not Soros’ group attempted to “shape” the movement was posed, noting that most movements usually fail – that is, without big money on their side, after events in Cleveland and New York:
That support calls into question how we might most appropriately support such efforts; specifically whether we should seek to shape the movement as opposed to facilitate its direct action. How do we confront the reality that such movements frequently flail as they attempt to grow and confront the challenges of institutionalizing themselves sufficiently to extend their reach?
Other movements, such as Occupy Wall Street and the illegal alien “Dreamer” youths, garnered support from the Soros group:
Our support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement follows other investments that have taken very different paths, including the Dreamers and Occupy Wall Street. USP grantee United We Dream (UWD) for example, a youth-led organization formed in 2009 by undocumented students and other advocates, changed the narrative about undocumented people and continues to be a major player in the immigration reform field.
These aren’t “grassroot” movements. Ironically enough Occupy Wall Street was funded by the big money they claim to hate.
Once again it is proven that the left doesn’t care about these movements, but they instead just care about radically transforming America, and they use money and power to manipulate people in these movements as pawns.