Prior to his election in 2008 President Obama told everyone his intent was to “fundamentally change” the United States of America. Not enough people were paying attention to what that actually meant, because everyone was filled with their own self-interpretation of “Hope and Change”, or “Change They Can Believe In”.
However, recent events have brought a few more people to seek a greater understanding of what’s going on in 2015. This outline is simply going to point out a couple of visible footprints, amid the dozens possible, and show how all the modern activism stems from, and traces back to, the Obama White House.
Obama For America, or OFA, was one of the primary organizational change agents that contained all of the visible sub-sets of various activists working diligently to elect their commander-in-chief organizer, Barack Obama.
From OFA a myriad of splinter groups dispersed following the successful election. Some began working on new social justice endeavors immediately, others began organizing in preparation for things to come in the years that followed ’08.
If you were to look up “Black Lives Matter” on Wikipedia you would note the following:
“Black Lives Matter is an American movement that started after the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Florida shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. It received fresh impetus from the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an African-American teen. The movement has received worldwide media attention.
Black Lives Matter, or BLM, stemmed from a social justice group similar to, and containing some of the same members of, “The Dream Defenders“, or TDD.
TDD was also mostly visible in Tallahassee Florida occupying the capitol following the Zimmerman trial. TDD also did several marches around their call to eliminate Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense legislation/protections.
The 2013 Dream Defenders failed in that aspect of their goals, as the FL legislature rebuked their attempts to influence legislative change. One of the primary reasons they failed was because it was too easy to connect them to there real origination, the DOJ and the Community Relations Service within the DOJ.
They learned from that mistake, and retooled under a different name but with the same overall purpose. Their same strategy is being deployed today, in 2015, against the various “confederate flag” issues; under the auspices of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement who activated the first new program in Ferguson the year after the failed movement in Florida.
The activists are having more success with their Confederate Flag Syndrome, because the charge of racism is easier to affix to a symbol than it was to a law.
Dylann Roof was simply the spark that activated their opportunism in South Carolina and beyond; much like Officer Darren Wilson was the spark for the Ferguson activation which spread to New York, Madison Wisconsin, Baltimore Maryland, McKinney Texas etc.
Again, referencing back to the BLM Wiki origin you find the names Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi.
The quickest way to connect them to the Obama origin is to look and see if they are listed on the White House visitors logs, and who they met with:
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There you can see the founders of “Black Lives Matter” directly tied to the White House, and Michelle Obama 2013 – 2015. The dates of activism beginning just as they shared, in the aftermath of the Zimmerman Trial and just as they describe in their movement literature.
So lets move on to 2014 and the aftermath of the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown. This is when the ‘Operation Ferguson’ contingent (of Black Lives Matter) activated.
The most visible three activists being: Deray McKesson and his sidekicks Johnetta Eliza (Twitter @Nettaaaaaaaa) and Ashley Yates (Twitter @BrownBlaze). After several weeks of non-stop 24/7 protesting many ordinary people watching the events began to wonder how these “activists” could afford to continue protesting. Didn’t they have jobs, careers, families or lives?
The fact is, their livelihood is their activism. So again, we review the WH visitors logs the month after the Mike Brown shooting and see if there is a connection; only this time we keep in mind they need money to keep doing the protesting work.
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Yup, a little more than a month after Operation Ferguson was activated in 2014, the cohorts of Deray McKesson appear in the White House, just like the ‘Black Lives Matter’ founders did in 2013.
McKesson was meeting with Zachary Russem, who PJMedia points out:
“Zachary Russem is currently the vice president of Goldman Sachs. In 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile, he worked in the Office of the Vice President and Office of the Secretary as a policy analyst. He was the regional field director for Obama for America from June 2007 – November 2008″.
[…] “Between 2000 and 2013,” researchers at the National Educational Policy Center reported, “TFA’s yearly operating expenditures increased 1,930 percent — from $10 million to $193.5 million. Of those expenditures, TFA annual reports show that about a third of operating costs are borne by the public.” Individual TFA chapters have raked in millions in federal AmeriCorps grants, supported by leaders in both political parties.
Deray McKesson, described by TFA as a “protestor,” is a finalist for the organization’s $10,000 Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, which will be announced next month. He briefly taught sixth-grade math for the program before graduating to full-time racial rabble-rousing.
A gushing New York Times reporter credited McKesson and his social-justice-warrior partners with building “the most formidable American protest movement of the 21st century to date.” (link)
Just like Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks in 2012, the Black Lives Matter construct stemmed from social justice warriors supported by, and promoted by the Chicago community organizer and his team of ideologues who occupy the White House.
None of this modern angst is random or happenstance. Every single bit of it is highly organized, well funded and coordinated both politically and socially. The astounding thing is how such a few people have convinced a larger electorate, through the media, that their activist beliefs are in the majority – They’re NOT !
As a consequence…
That’s the fundamental change !