From Spiked

No decent human being could disagree with the assertion that the lives of black people matter – and if they don’t currently, then they should. But to agree with the claims made by protesters, activists and campaigners marching under the banner of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is a different question entirely.

Do you agree that US police forces are committing a ‘genocide’ of black Americans? And, if you do think this is happening, do you agree that actions that go beyond peaceful protest are justified in addressing this? Is it enough not to be racist, or must society be reorganised to be actively ‘anti-racist’?

In other words, forget about equality, because some animals are more equal than others. And if you don’t sign on for that, you’re a racist. At least, that’s what Black lives Matter” is trying to sell.

But more egregious then them actually trying to sell this garbage, corporate America has signed on for it and that’s where we start running into problems.

BLM has been embraced by big businesses of practically every sector. Last summer, companies fell over each other to advertise their BLM-friendliness. Whether it was McDonald’s changing its name temporarily on social media to ‘Amplifying Black Voices’ or the CEO of JPMorgan Chase ‘taking the knee’ in front of an open bank vault, BLM and big business became best buddies.

A look into the history of the German Weimar Republic will reveal some downright frightening similarities. Similar also, are the history of Russia, Cuba, Vietnam, China, and more recently, Venezuela.

Big business you see, recognizes intuitively that the rioters are putting money in their pockets, so long as they tow the socio-political line. So who cares if black-owned small businesses by the dozens are being burned out by these rioters? Big business is making money because they’re pretending they care.

And as we’ve all seen by now BLM leadership is making money hand over fist on this as well. Just one example of where all that money is going…

As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

It is truly frightening how often we have to relearn this lesson.