Victor Davis Hanson on Patrisse Cullors: ‘Why Are They Woke?’

Victor Davis Hanson/IMAGE: Fox News via YouTube

Hoover Institution scholar and Fox News contributor Victor Davis Hanson this week pondered how and why so many public figures — mainly on the political left — are caught in hypocrisy as they project sins and prejudices upon others that they themselves are guilty of.

He cites several examples, including Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Barack and Michelle Obama, and President Joe Biden. But topping his list is recently dispatched Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who National Legal and Policy Center has exposed through media reports as a “Marxist” who happens to collect million-dollar homes in white neighborhoods while shielding her lavish spending from public view.

From Hanson’s commentary at American Greatness:

Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism, or other -isms. Instead, for some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: fobbing one’s own concrete prejudices onto

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NLPC Files Complaints Against Group Headed by Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on Friday filed Complaints with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Attorney General against a nonprofit called Dignity and Power Now, founded by Patrisse Cullors, who is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

Patrisse Cullors

NLPC submitted documents showing that Dignity and Power Now was provided $100,000 by the Resnick Foundation and $125,000 by the California Initiative in 2016. Yet, the nonprofit filed a post card return used by groups that raise less than $50,000 per year. The group also apparently failed to disclose the contributions to California Attorney General, as required.

Click here for a New York Post story by Isabel Vincent. From the article:

“The obvious question is what happened to the money,” said NLPC chairman Peter Flaherty. “Given these circumstances, we believe that an audit is in order. 

Dignity and Power Now purports to speak in the name of the … Read More ➡

Congressmen Ask Zuckerberg for Records Because Facebook Acts Like the Government

Mark Zuckerberg

Following last week’s release of the revealing emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci, which included mutual admiration correspondence he had with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the top two Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee want copies of ALL company employees’ communications — both internal and externally with government employees — as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and censorship.

The online schmoozing between Zuckerberg and Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectiousness Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, included promotion of a special Facebook database about the coronavirus, and an invitation to Fauci to record a video to promote the project. It is widely known that Facebook (and Twitter) have banned any discussion or posts by users that do not conform to the government’s official narrative on the virus, its origins, and how to respond to it.

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ESG, Larry Fink, and Other Peoples’ Money

This op-ed by NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty appears today on Real Clear Markets:

Last week, Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies, lost a critical board fight with Engine No.1, a “woke” small investor group. The win was predictably spun by the mainstream media as a David vs. Goliath story as well as a milestone moment for a new type of altruistic Environmental, Social and Governance investor.

The truth, however, is more cynical than heroic. Among other things, this is a story of how a billionaire like Larry Fink, a true Wolf of Wall Street, uses other people’s money to simultaneously camouflage his checkered past and help promote himself as an elder statesman of the markets, a beneficent oligarch with a penchant for saving the planet. 

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Is Facebook an Arm of the Government and Therefore Subject to the First Amendment?

Dr. Anthony Fauci/PHOTO: 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference

With the explosion of revelations from the release of the emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectiousness Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, it has been discovered that Facebook is censoring users’ posts of those public records, according to Reclaim the Net.

The emails published last week by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post showed Fauci — the COVID-19 “expert” whose profile has been boosted by voluminous appearances on mainstream media news outlets — taking contradictory stances on the issues of masks and quashing evidence that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The emails undermined several other narratives that Fauci and the federal government have rammed down the throats of Americans, who have been forced to suffer under lockdowns and economic destruction, attributed to the threat of the coronavirus.… Read More ➡

Kamenar: ‘Follow the Money’ on Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors

6/2/21- Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, is interviewed by John Hines on One America News Network. They discuss the resignation of Patrisse Cullors from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Cullors finances, including the ownership of four homes, have become the subject of controversy in recent days.… Read More ➡

Apple Whitewashes Its China Human Rights Record

An iPhone assembly worker in China/PHOTO: DanielFoster437 via Flickr (CC)

On the heels of reports that slave labor is utilized in the supply chain for the manufacturing of its products — and that it lobbies in Washington DC to fend off penalties for doing so — Apple released its “People and Environment in Our Supply Chain” review last week, which it produces annually.

In keeping with its past statements in response to claims of labor abuses — especially among its suppliers in China — Apple denied that its parts providers and product assemblers use coerced labor.

The annual report, which focused on fiscal year 2020, attempted to affix evidence and data to Apple’s refutation about labor abuses. Among its in-house findings:

  • Only 9 “core violations” of supplier codes of conduct found, down from 17 in 2019 – C/NET reports “Seven of the nine cases in 2020 related to working hours
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Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Couldn’t Stand Glare of Scrutiny

6/1/21- NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar is interviewed on America’s Voice about the resignation of Patrisse Cullors from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Cullors resigned in the wake of reports that she owns four homes.… Read More ➡

Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Resigns

Patrisse Cullors

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has apparently been forced out of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) in the wake of controversy over her finances.

The April 10 New York Post story about Cullors owning four homes was followed by additional reports of cozy financial relationships with “nonprofit” groups she founded.

Although there are a number of groups that have Black Lives Matter in their names, BLMGNF has been the main recipient of corporate funds, totaling some $90 million. This has prompted tensions within the movement with some questioning where all the money is going.

About the articles, Cullors said, “Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”… Read More ➡

Black Lives Matter PAC Paid $150K for ‘Disastrous’ Video; Production Company Headed by Father of Patrisse Cullors’ Child

Andrew Kerr has this in the Daily Caller:

Black Lives Matter PAC, which was founded and led by activist Patrisse Cullors, paid an art company run by the father of her only child nearly $150,000 to co-produce live election coverage, campaign and social media records show. Industry experts said it should have cost a fraction of that price.

From the same article:

“Besides paying Trap Heals almost $150,000 to produce an unprofessional video that high school students would be embarrassed to produce, the excessive payments by Cullors to Trap Heals that she co-chairs with the father of her child raises serious questions whether political contributions to BLM PAC were not only misspent but also enriched her personally,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel to the conservative watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center.

“NLPC filed a complaint last year with the Federal Election Commission against Representative Ilhan Omar for paying … Read More ➡