Tucker Carlson delivers a monologue on global corporations donating to the Black Lives Matter cause and how some groups that have received money have not accurately explained how they have been spending it.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: The moment we are living through isn’t a revolution of the powerless, against the powerful. It’s an ideological offensive by the far left, against history, culture, and institutions they oppose. And this offensive is being bankrolled by corporate America, which is either sympathetic, or too frightened to resist. Millions of dollars have gone to groups like Black Lives Matter, but far more will be going to them, or to other groups, or to brand new groups that will doubtless dole out money to favored groups or connected activists. Here’s a partial list: Nike committed $40 million over the next 4 years to support the black community. the company also set the tone for countless other companies. While they don’t care about human rights abuses in China, or other dictatorships, they released a somber ad targeting this country: TEXT ON SCREEN: For once, don’t do it. Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America. Don’t turn your back on racism. Don’t accept innocent lives being taken from us (edit) Don’t sit back and be silent. -Nike’s rival Adidas only pledged $20 million, but to make up for it, they vowed to create racial quotas for hiring: from now on, 30 percent of new hires will be Black or Hispanic, the company said. -Walmart has pledged a staggering $100 million for an entire center for racial equity. -Proctor and Gamble has pledged $5 million to a new Take on Race fund that will support existing organizations in North America. -Cisco is dividing $5 million between five groups, including Black Lives Matter. -Verizon pledged $10 million, split between 7 different activist groups. -After having a bunch of its stores looted, Target released a statement condemning systemic and structural” racism in America. They committed $5 million to helping marginalized groups in the Twin Cities. They will also apparently be helping businesses destroyed in riots, which is admirable. But apparently, the company’s goodwill is based on skin color. They say their investment will target, quote, “Black-, Indigenous- and People-of-Color-owned businesses. -Facebook pledged $10 million to groups working on racial justice. -Goldman Sachs pledged $10 million to leading organizations combating racial injustice. -Video game developer E-A pledged a million dollars to organizations fighting for racial justice. -Eyeglasses maker Warby Parker pledged a million dollars to groups combating systemic racism. -Anastasia Beverly Hills, a cosmetics company, gave $100k apiece to five groups, including black lives matter. -Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave $3 million to Colin Kaepernick’s group. Kaepernick notably defended violent riots after George Floyd’s death. -TikTok, a Chinese-owned company, pledged $4 million to fighting racial injustice. Overall, more than $230 million have been pledged, and more will be forthcoming. Will it buy these companies goodwill? Don’t count on it. Nike’s $40 million pledge was met with sneers from many, who criticized the company’s executive board for being not diverse enough. What will that money all wind up being spent on? It’s not very clear, just yet. And it’s a question that has to be asked. Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, who recently threatened to lynch the men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, has repeatedly raised money for different groups, only to shut them down with little transparency on how the money is spent. King’s own former associates call him a fraud, yet he continues to collect donations. The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which exists to provide free cash bail to suspected criminals, received $30 million thanks to heavy promotion online from celebrities. People donated to spring Minneapolis rioters from jail, as quickly as possible. In a transparency document, the Minnesota Freedom Fund overtly says that it discriminates based on skin color in who receives bail money (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are preferred). So far, only $200,000 of the money they have received has been spent on bail so far. That leaves at least $29.8 million left over. how will that be used? How many people will even pay attention long enough? Imagine if that money went to local businesses in Minneapolis instead. Local government officials in Minneapolis estimate the riots in that city caused at least $55 million in damage. Just one-quarter of the donations we listed above could fix that, and they wouldn’t have to discriminate based on skin color in providing the money either. But that’s not happening. Instead, companies are empowering the extremists who created that damage in the first place.