"Doescher: And we're seeing this stuff come out now. BLM is currently, you know, they've got 60 million plus. Who knows how much? They have got all this money in the bank. Allegedly they're leaderless. We don't know who's leading them. The three women that started BLM are now off doing their own thing. My first question is how did they get 60 million to begin with?
Gonzalez: They did not get 60 million. They got 90 million.
Gonzalez: That's what they said in their 2020 impact report which was published in March 2021 if I remember correctly. And it was quoted heavily from Patrisse Cullors, one of the three women that founded Black Lives Matter as you said. The report, Black Lives Matter own report said it had raised $93 million in 2020. By the way, I always make it clear and let me take the moment now to make it clear that when we talk about Black Lives Matter, there are at least three components.
Gonzalez: One is the concept which I think is unimpeachable. I say Black Lives Matter. Obviously all lives matter, but what's important to affirm that Black Lives Matter because the history is so, we all know the history. I don't even need to explain why it's important to say Black Lives Matter.
Gonzalez: Then there's the movement. I guess people who demonstrated, who found the video of the death of George Floyd harrowing, which it was. It was a tragedy. And then there is the organizations and their founders. The media only wants to talk about the first two components, the concept in the movement. They never talk about the organizations. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.
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Doescher: Okay. Let me just stop you right there because this is very, very important that we define exactly what this is. They're registered as a 501(c)(3). Is that correct?
Gonzalez: As of a late 2020.
Doescher: Okay. A 501(c)(3) is a non, supposedly it's tax exempt.
Doescher: You raise your money, but you are not allowed to take a stance politically on things. You're allowed to support ideas.
Doescher: You're allowed to educate people.
Doescher: But you're not allowed to take political stances on that. So that's what BLMGNF was founded on. That's correct.
Gonzalez: When you get this tax status 501(c)(3) you cut a deal with society. You have to reveal. You have to have a 990. Every 501(c)(3) organization has a 990 which says what is doing with this money? Who gets what? And Black Lives Matter doesn't have a 990. Wow.
Doescher: Wait. So if I go on and look up for their form 990, which you can do. You can search any nonprofits form 990 online. It's very easy to do. You can't find theirs? How do they get away with that?
Gonzalez: Not for 2020 it doesn't. And that's why the state of California has told BLMGNF that it's tax exempt status is on hold and it cannot raise funds until it submits delinquent filings, which is 990s.
Gonzalez: Now, this is important because the state of California, when it applied for 501(c)(3) status, BLMGNF used an Oakland address. They all come from the Bay Area.
Gonzalez: Or from Los Angeles. So it really is based loosely in Oakland. It's a web, right.
Gonzalez: It's a global network foundation. It is based all over the world. But the address that it used in that filing was Oakland, California.
Doescher: Let's put this on hold for a second because we will get into this a little bit more in a second. So they raise all this money, 93 million or whatever. We're seeing 60 million in the bank.
Gonzalez: 60 million. That's how much it said it had on its balance sheet.
Gonzalez: In that filing.
Doescher: So let's say they spend $33 million. What are they spending this money on? What are they doing with this money? Are they growing the organization? Are they branching out into things. I know you talk about in your recent piece how they're affecting our children in school. So clearly they're doing something with this money. Go into that a little bit.
Gonzalez: Well, BLM at School, which is the sister organization of Black Lives Matter, is exactly the same thing. Which is the one that has the BLM at schools Week of Action which just passed, and which is the one that distributes educational resources and curricular resources to the country's 14,000 school districts. It uses a lot of money. How much money did BLM at School get from BLMGNF? That's a good question. Look, I think-
Doescher: But really it's safe to say that they're sending curricula around to all of our school districts, and then the school districts are in the position where we implement this or we don't. So our kids are being potentially educated by BLM.
Gonzalez: Well, we just saw the video, the TikTok video of little pre-K children here in Washington DC marching around their classes saying Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter. There's no way for these pre-K children to understand what these organizations are about. They have never heard the word Marx. They don't know that Black Lives Matter at School still has it on its website that the family must be abolished. Which BLMGNF had on its website on the Andrew Olivastro, a Heritage Foundation colleague and I wrote about it.
Gonzalez: And it was read by over a million people. And all of a sudden they purged their website of, all of a sudden there are 13 principles went down to 12. Not in BLM at Schools. In BLM at Schools they forgot to airbrush that. They still have abolish the family. So these little children do not know that Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors say they're trained Marxists because they were trained by Marxists.
Gonzalez: They were trained in Marist organizations, created by Marxism and followers of Antonio Gramsci about how to overtake American society. And they don't have any way to know this ideological baggage.
Doescher: Yeah. And you're saying overtake American society in their 13 guiding principles that you reference in this piece here, they've got everything from globalism to queer affirming to trans-affirming. I mean this is way more than Black Lives Matter.
Gonzalez: Look, Alicia Garza goes around and says, "We have to dismantle the organizing principle of society. We have to dismantle how we've organized this society." This is social justice. This is a totalizing goal.
Gonzalez: And what is included in that organizing principle? Well, she also says that capitalism is racist and black lives cannot matter under capitalism, which is a falsehood by the way. Capitalism is a color blind mechanism. It's actually free markets. Capitalism is itself a Leftist term. Free markets means that if I build a better mousetrap, it doesn't matter if I am purple. That better mousetrap is going to make me rich.
Gonzalez: That's what free markets means.
Doescher: Well Mike, your piece is fantastic. Black Lives Matter continues to harm America. Money problems aside, we look to the core of what this group is pushing and it's amazing. And I'll let you finish here wrapping us up here. But you say thousands of people continue to suffer from the mayhem BLM has created. I think that is so compelling, Mike.
Gonzalez: Well, look at the spike in the murder rate. Two recent studies, I mean recent like in the last three months, have demonstrated that there is such a thing as the Ferguson effect. That is police pull back. They're not as proactive in areas where there have been demonstrations and riots against the police. We knew this. There's also the rogue prosecutors which Heritage has done so much great work about.
Gonzalez: That prosecutors have been elected with money donated by George Soros, by the way, for their campaigns, have been elected in many cities since Black Lives Matter came out to basically not prosecute anybody. If you go to the Black Lives Matter website you will see they continue to want to not just abolish the police. They want to abolish the prison system and the courts.
Gonzalez: No society can survive this way. Only chaos results from abolishing the police, the court system and the prison system. We humans need to have law. We need to have order. Without it government is not providing. The bargain is that we give up some natural rights or a part of our natural rights in order for the government to establish order and keep order. If the government is not establishing order as we're seeing in these cities, so that is one way that Americans are suffering today because of the mayhem BLM created with the 630 riots in 2020.
Gonzalez: But there's also the indoctrination that we're seeing. The critical race theory going into the K through 12 schools. We see what is happening in our places of work where workers are being submitted to struggle sessions, reeducation sessions, to change how they think because there's this idea that we have unconscious bias which is unproven.
Gonzalez: So I think that even though they're down now because people finally beginning to report about the allegations of corporate corruption, BLM continues to be a full force in our lives today.
Doescher: Yeah. Well Mike, you're handling it. You're tracking it. We really appreciate you doing this. Going around the country educating people. And you know what? People are learning...."