Jason Whitlock, a brilliant sportswriter who has now joined Clay Travis at the Nashville-based “Outkick the Coverage” website, is becoming well-established as a modern-day delight. Jason, who has morphed into something of a sage after playing football at Ball State and earning his spurs as a highly-admired sports writer for the Kansas City Star, just wrote “a masterpiece” for Outkick.com that has gone viral on the Internet. To top that, Hillsdale College just sent out Jason’s feelings to be shared with its 5.5 million followers on its “Imprimus” and from a string of readers comes, “You MUST read this!”
Not long ago, Jason launched a “BLM 101” theme to expose the Black Lives Matter movement for exactly what it is proving to be. Whitlock, an outspoken black man, pulls no punches at the way he claims BLM is exploiting black athletes. Here is his latest:
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BLM 101: CAREER POLITICIANS WHO CREATED SYSTEMIC UNFAIRNESS ARE PLAYING LEBRON AND HIS DISCIPLES FOR SUCKERS
NOTE: This article, written by Jason Whitlock, appeared on the website, “Outkick.com” on August 25, 2020
By Jason Whitlock
Today’s edition of BLM 101, Volume 5 will focus on the sports world’s reaction to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. BLM 101 is dedicated to educating athletes on the true agenda and negative consequences of the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM 101 tries to avoid snark and ridicule. We ask that you share the link of this article with your favorite athlete.
Tuesday the sports world reacted strongly to the shooting of Jacob Blake.
The Detroit Lions canceled football practice, choosing instead to hold a mass press conference to discuss the shooting. Members of the Toronto Raptors threatened to boycott games inside the NBA Bubble. Clippers coach Doc Rivers launched a political attack on President Donald Trump. Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone expressed frustration that the Disney World Bubble limits what basketball players can do to fight what they believe to be police brutality.
A day after LeBron James declared that black people live in daily fear of police violence and that black men are targeted for death by police, his disciples backed him up en masse.
James is the Al Sharpton of sports, an agent of chaos working closely with politicians who use racial division to rally voter support. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and black ministers can no longer deliver black voters to polling booths. The task has now been handed to James, Colin Kaepernick and black athletes. It’s their job to inflame the emotions of black people and get us to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depended on it.
As you know, I don’t vote. I reject the pervasive dishonesty in politics. As it relates to BLM, the man or woman sitting in the White House has absolutely nothing to do with how police engage with a resisting suspect. President Barack Obama was in office when Michael Brown tussled with officer Darren Wilson.
The politicization of Jacob Blake is a byproduct of political dishonesty. The prevailing sentiment propagandized by BLM that police are intentionally targeting black men is a political ploy.
Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Eric Garner and Rayshard Brooks are not examples of “systemic racism.” If anything, they’re examples of “systemic resisting arrest.”
The police, even bigoted police, are not nearly as dumb as BLM supporters would have you believe. LeBron James has foolishly suggested that police officers are intentionally hunting, targeting, and killing black men. When discussing the actions of Kenosha police, James said:
“Or maybe he just left the house saying that, ‘Today is going to be the end for one of these black people.’ That’s what it feels like. It just hurts. It hurts.”
Police are not that stupid. Killing a criminal suspect complicates and jeopardizes the life of the police officer, even if he’s not convicted of a crime. You think Darren Wilson is somewhere happy he was involved in the death of Michael Brown?
The goal of a good police officer is to lock up bad guys. The goal of a white racist cop is to lock up black people. Good and bad police officers want to put handcuffs on and politely escort people to jail. That’s the payoff. That’s the goal. They leave their houses hoping to put people in handcuffs and escort them inside the belly of the beast — the criminal justice system created by career politicians such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Bill Clinton.
I’m referencing Democratic politicians because LeBron James and his disciples seem to believe the Democratic Party is going to save black people from the “systemic racism” found within the criminal justice system.
It’s a joke. The architects of the system are using LeBron James and athletes to point black people at the wrong target. The athletes are useful idiots. They’ve been talked into dedicating themselves to ensuring that career criminals are unharmed while resisting arrest and refusing to comply with police instructions.
The Detroit Lions canceled practice so they could speak out on behalf of a man wanted for sexual assault. The city of Kenosha is being burned to the ground on behalf of a man who wrestled with police and wouldn’t comply with instructions at gunpoint.
Across the country, police kill roughly 250 to 300 black people a year. The overwhelming majority of those killed are armed and violently resisting arrest. Thousands of black people are killed by black people every year. In Detroit alone roughly 250 black people are murdered annually. The majority of the murders go unsolved.
The Detroit Lions do not care.
An unarmed black man is a million times more likely to be killed by another black man than the police. But LeBron is terrified of police? If all it takes is a handful of high-profile anecdotes to justify living in fear of a group of people, can black, brown, and white people say they live in fear of black men?
Can the Detroit Lions cancel practice the next time a black man kills a Detroit citizen?
Let me return to my main point. Putting people behind bars is the goal of good and bad police. Prisons are hell on earth. The prison industrial complex is the beast. It’s the system that crushes the poor and financially exploits all who enter its gates.
If you have had a loved one or family member incarcerated, you know the financial burden placed on the prisoner’s family. It’s a racket of exploitation that would make Tony Soprano envious. Politicians know exactly what they created. These same politicians are using athletes and the media to focus all negative attention on $60,000-a-year cops who occasionally make deadly mistakes during millions of encounters with dangerous criminals.
Black Lives Matter is a smokescreen to divert attention away from the architects of the systemic unfairness in our criminal justice system. Twitter race-baiter and BLM activist Shaun King is demanding Kenosha police release the name of the police officer who shot Jacob Blake. Another Kenosha officer is in hiding because he’s been wrongly identified as the shooter.
King, LeBron, Doc Rivers, Michael Malone, the Toronto Raptors, the Detroit Lions, the NBA, the NFL and the woke sports media have all been incentivized to keep the focus on the lowest-hanging fruit — working-class cops.
This is what passes for speaking truth to power in the age of social media.
Blame the cops. Work to elect the career politicians who created the system.
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WHAT EXACTLY IS ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’?
This was not written by Jason Whitlock but comes from a different document on the Internet:
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‘Black Lives Matter’ is often viewed as a grassroots movement of concerned people gathering together. It is much more … Black Lives Matter is a corporation whose real name is ‘Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’ (BLMGNF). (Yes, it is one of those capitalistic corporations they profess to hate.)
The following information is on their web site. It is a nationwide corporation. BLMGNF has chapters in Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Lansing, Long Beach, Memphis, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, South Bend … as well as in Canada - Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo. (In case you were impressed by how all those recent riots erupted simultaneously from a grassroots movement … well … maybe not so grassroots.)
BLMGNF is a not-for-profit corporation, but not tax exempt, so donations are not tax deductible. Except...if you go to its website and want to donate, you are transferred to 'ActBlue Charities' which will take your donation, give you a tax deduction, and then distribute your donation to BLMGNF. Sort of…
WHO IS ActBlue?
Taken directly from ActBlue’s web page, “Our (ActBlue) platform is available to Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits that share our values for no cost besides a 3.95% processing fee on donations. And we operate as a conduit, which means donations made through ActBlue to a campaign or organization are considered individual donations.”
ActBlue consists of three parts: ActBlue Charities facilitates donations to left-of-center 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Act Blue Civics is its 501(c)(4) affiliate; ActBlue is a 527 Political Action Committee. These three have raised over $5 billion dollars in the sixteen years since it started. If it's 3.95% transaction fee has been applied to all donations, that equates to over $197 million.
So, ActBlue is a Democratic Party front affiliated with BLMGNF. If only it was that simple and stopped there.
Per ‘Business Insider Australia’, “ActBlue … distributes the money raised to ‘Thousand Currents’, which is then granted to Black Lives Matter.”
What is Thousand Currents (Formerly ‘International Development Exchange’)?
Again, per Business Insider Australia, “Thousand Currents is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that provides grants to organizations that are...developing alternative economic models…”. (Is anarchy now an alternative economic model?)
“Thousand Currents essentially acts as a quasi-manager for Black Lives Matter: ‘It provides administrative and back office support, including finance, accounting, grants management, insurance, human resources, legal and compliance,’ (Executive Director Solome Lemma said”. (Finance, insurance, human resources, legal and compliance? It sounds like General Motors!)
What is the significance of the above?
Black Lives Matter is not some fly-by-night fad that is going to loot and destroy and then disappear into the heap of history. It is a multinational corporation, big business which is heavily associated with and supports the Democratic Party and it is here to stay. Arguing whether Black Lives or All Lives Matter is meaningless and distracts us from what it is trying to achieve. It is a left-wing political movement that is having a significant impact on the Democratic Party programs for the foreseeable future.
Socialism and Communism are intimately linked to these efforts, while the US Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights have no place in their plans. Patrisse Cullors, one of Black Lives Matter’s co-founders is widely quoted as saying, “We are trained Marxists”.
The president of Greater New York Black Lives Matter said that if the movement fails to achieve meaningful change during nationwide protests, it will “burn down the system.” Not the peaceful change we celebrate under our Constitution, but violent change. For those of us who like our Constitution, this is a challenge thrown in our face.
If you have wondered why politicians have danced around criticizing Black Lives Matter ... now you know.
Sources of this information:
* -- HTTPS://INFLUENCEWATCH.ORG/NON-PROFIT/BLACK-LIVES-MATTER-FOUNDATION/
* -- HTTPS://BLACKLIVES MATTER.COM (Chapters; Current Chapters)
* -- HTTPS://BLACKLIVES MATTER.COM (Donate)
* -- HTTPS://SECURE.ACTBLUE.COM/DONATE/MS_BLM_HOMEPAGE_2019
* -- HTTPS://SUPPORT.ACTBLUE.COM/DONORS/ABOUT-ACTBLUE/WHAT-IS-THE-DIFFERENCE-BETWEEN- ACTBLUE-ACTBLUE-CIVICS-AB-CHARITIES-AND-ACTBLUE-TECHNICAL-SERVICES/
* -- HTTPS://WWW.REDSTATE.COM/ELIZABETH-VAUGHN/2020/06/12/854023/
* -- HTTPS://THOUSANDCURRENTS.ORG
* -- HTTPS://WWW.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM.AU/WHAT-IS-THOUSAND-CURRENTS-BLACK-LIVES-MATTER-CHARITY-2020-6
* -- HTTPS://NYPOST.COM/2020/06/25/BLM-CO-FOUNDER-DESCRIBES-HERSELF-AS-TRAINED-MARXIST/
* -- HTTPS://WWW.WASHINGTONTIMES.COM/NEWS/2020/JUNE/25/PATRISSE-CULLORS-BLACK-LIVES-MATTER-CO-FOUNDER-FEA/
* -- HTTPS://NYPOST.COM/2020/06/25/BLM-LEADER-IF-CHANGE-DOESNT-HAPPEN-WE-WILL-BURN-DOWN-THIS-SYSTEM/