BLM is a domestic terror organization. Not only are they Marxists, but they are willing to inflict violence for political purposes (textbook definition of terrorism) and in a recent story, have seemingly developed into a Mafia-like organization, or at least, one of its chapters has.
In Louisville, Kentucky, the local chapter of BLM has issued a list of demands for local businesses to adhere to.
The demands include:
Additional demands include businesses having the “option” to give 1.5% of their revenue to a local “black nonprofit or organization” in lieu of purchasing 23% of inventory from black retailers, as well as mandated “diversity and inclusion training” for all employees, and displaying left-wing messages and posters such as ones that read: “YOU CAN’T STOP THE REVOLUTION” and things related to “reparations.”
What’s more, these businesses would be “inspected” and given ratings of A, C and F, similar to a health and wellness code.
The letter attached to the list of demands is, unsurprisingly, chock-full of Marxist garbage and terminology, such as “gentrification,” which the letter asserts is a “process [that] has been happening to black, indigenous, and persons of color at the hands of white, heterosexual patriarchy since the inception of this nation we call home. Black folx [sic] can’t ‘have their own space’ when wealthy white folks see an opportunity to make more money.”
Should a business fail to comply with this ridiculous and clear extortion tactic, the following consequences would befall them:
And, of course, while they would not actually put it in writing, the businesses stand to be targeted for vandalism at the hands of these thugs.
These criminals are publicly extorting these businesses, but do you want to know the most ironic part? They’re not targeting white-owned businesses, or at least, they’re not only white-owned businesses.
One of the businesses in the NuLu neighborhood where this list of demands was issued is a CUBAN CUISINE restaurant, owned by a Cuban migrant.
Fernando Martinez is the owner of this Cuban restaurant, called La Bodeguita de Mima, and he received the same extortion letter from BLM as the other businesses.
Martinez publicly denounced the extortion from the radical terrorist group and rightly called them “mafia tactics” meant to intimidate business owners to do their will. What’s more, Latino immigrants showed up to protest at the restaurant in support of Martinez and his business. At one point, Martinez gave a short speech, saying:
“La Bodeguita is open to everybody. If you’re gay, this is your home. If you’re black, this is your home. If you’re white, this is your home. If you’re human, this is your home.”
He also condemned the criticism his business faced: “How can I be called a bigot and a racist when my family is black? When my son is gay? I’m the proud father of a gay son, and I’m gonna fight for him against anybody.”
During the speech, Martinez also told the story of how he got to the States, being an 18-year-old on a raft from Cuba, fleeing communism in search of freedom and a life and hope. “It’s sad that we have to justify who we are as people. We need to come together as a community. We’re not the enemy of the black community. We’re all people and we come in all colors.”
Martinez rightly calls out the mafia tactics being used to intimidate and extort money out of businesses by BLM, so unsurprisingly, people associated with the terrorist organization sought to discredit the guy as a whole and accuse him of racism and being a threat to black lives.
Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League (so technically not BLM, but they are pretty much associated politically and both are funded by the Left), lambasted Martinez:
“Rather than respond to demands tendered, even in the negative, and affirm that he is aware of the pain our people are in, instead he chooses to highlight what he believes is his superiority. I’m not sure why any human, other than a racist, would choose this time to tell us how little our lives matter.”
Did it sound, from what I shared of his short speech, like Martinez was “telling” black people “how little" their “lives matter”? Does it sound like he was attacking black people? Does it sound like he was belittling them or insinuating they are unimportant? Does it sound like he believed he was “superior” or that he was displaying “superiority”?
NOT AT ALL and this she-demon knows it, but she has a one-track mind that everyone that doesn’t look like her is a racist (and she doesn’t realize the irony of such a line of thought), so she claims Martinez is a racist because he CALLED THEM OUT on their mafioso tactics.
See, Sadiqa was expecting Martinez to either bend the knee to them or, if he refused, to at least take the beta male route and mention how black people are “in danger” or “recognize” the “pain” that black people are in. The white liberal always acts like this, either bending the knee or, if they disagree (a rarity) with something, they make sure they do not offend their black liberal masters by “recognizing” black people’s “suffering” in this country.
I don’t know Martinez’ politics, but considering he had to flee Cuba as an 18-year-old, I don’t imagine he is all too keen on voting for socialists.
This idea of mine is further demonstrated by Luis David Fuentes, writing for El Kentubano, a Latin publication in Kentucky, who writes: “[A]s a minority group and as immigrants,” people coming from Cuba have “fallen in love with this city and nation… to pursue the American dream.”
“Although our community has achieved great success in this city, we continue to miss our homeland, our neighborhoods we grew up in and our families we left behind. We did not want to leave all of those, but we had to. We had to escape the socialist government that took away our grandparents’ private businesses in 1959 and continue to restrict our civil and political rights today.”
Fuentes, like many who escape Cuba and leave other socialist Latin American countries (and who recognize that those countries are socialist), is not a fan of communism at all. I imagine Martinez isn’t either and what we are seeing right now is a communist organization extorting businesses for political reasons.
We are seeing (a minority of) Americans clamoring for the same sort of broken and deadly political ideology that has destroyed countless countries and that these very people have fought hard to escape from.
For this reason, Fuentes went on to add how many people risked their lives in pursuit of “freedom, respect and prosperity,” which could hardly be found, if at all, in communist countries, and he noted that these values are under attack “because of the diffusion and expansion of Marxist ideas.”
And he is certainly correct. BLM, and other Leftist organizations, are nothing but communist organizations clamoring for things they either know nothing about or things that they believe they will exclusively benefit from, but in all likelihood will not.
I have already said in many other articles that those who support socialism/communism are one of two kinds of people: either A) people who don’t know what it actually is and what it actually does to people and entire nations or B) people who know what it is and does but are more than happy to apply it because they believe they will benefit from it via political power or influence, etc. Those at the top of BLM or ANTIFA organizations are usually the latter, though they typically are the useful idiots that serve the people who actually get all the power (usually politicians) and get eliminated (often literally) once their use has run out.
The people running these mafia tactics are the useful idiots who believe they will benefit from businesses’ compliance but fail to understand that when a business is unable to operate, or is restricted in its ability to operate, it will either move or close down.
If these businesses are extorted like this and cannot pay their costs, they will close down or move, affecting their communities. Businesses that are treated and threatened like this usually don’t tend to do well and when that happens, it’s the people in the community that suffer for it (though not the people in the organizations because they tend to be paid to do crap like this anyway and they generally do not really care about their communities).
But regardless of what happens from here on, whether the businesses are forced to comply or are willing to push back on the oppressive rule of the minority, there’s no denying how utterly despicable, and yet, not exactly unsurprising, it is for BLM to issue these criminal demands.
They are an organized crime syndicate at this point, or at least, this chapter is. I hope the local police will ensure that the businesses do not suffer from this clear extortion perpetrated by a criminal mob that hates them.
“Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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