THE BUSINESS OF “SPONTANEOUS OUTRAGE”
|| By FITSNEWS || Remember Ferguson? Of course you do … it was the event which made post-racial America “racial” again. A spontaneous outpouring of rage against the oppression against the unjust killing of … errr, ummm … check that.
Anyway, it turns out some of Ferguson angst was about as “spontaneous” as the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
Earlier this month the group Millennial Activists United organized a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) – a former member of the taxpayer-subsidized “ACORN” organization.
MORE has been subsidized by liberal financier George Soros, who according to one report “gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson.”
Like a big government social welfare program, though, the money doesn’t seem to be going where it was intended …
According to the protesters demanding their cut, MORE “created a joint account in which national donors from all over the world have donated over $150,000 to sustain the movement” but then didn’t give any (or enough) of that money to “the poor black people of this movement.”
Well, well …
There’s even a social media campaign – #CutTheCheck – urging these liberal organizers to pay up.
Look, we don’t begrudge protesters getting paid. That’s what the free market is all about. And black lives do matter. Because they are lives … and all lives matter. But there’s a big difference between real outrage and a “Rent-A-Mob.” Just as there’s a big difference between the shooting of Michael Brown and the shooting of Walter Scott.
Oh, and it goes without saying no taxpayer money should ever go to liberal front groups subsidizing professional protests … just like no taxpayer money should ever go to liberal front groups subsidizing refugee resettlement.