The radical organizations Fight for $15, and Black Lives Matter has joined forces to harm black people. The Fight for $15 is an organization funded by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that assist the SEIU with its mission to unionize all service workers. Black Lives Matter (BLM) claims it is “working for a world where black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” How do you unite two groups that on the surface appear to have very different goals? Evidently, you hire a professional protester, Kendall Fells, give him a title, national organizing director, pay him an outrageous salary, $150,000 yearly, and send him out to various locales to use mob-style tactics against businesses that don’t pay their workers high enough wages to provide SEIU with worthwhile membership dues. Fells than convinces BLM, an organization that purports to advocate for “dignity, justice, and respect for black people,” that companies that refuse to pay legal and illegal immigrants at least $15 hourly are racist towards black people; diabolical.
The Fight for $15 favors immigration, legal and illegal, which is detrimental to American workers, especially black Americans. Recently, Fells appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show to talk about the coming out party, the “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protest, for the new “social justice” dynamic duo, and when Carlson pointed out to him that immigration harms black Americans he dismissed it as irrelevant; irrelevant to SEIU’s mission to increase its membership and Fells desire to maintain his $150,000 annual salary.
Why doesn’t Fells understand the basic concept of supply and demand? Fells and BLM can easily access numerous studies that concluded legal and illegal immigration depress wages and raise the unemployment rate for black Americans. Fells and his fellow “civil rights” agitators at BLM can access a report released by the Obama administration’s Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) titled The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Wages and Employment Opportunities of Black Workers to clear up any confusion they might have about the detrimental effects of unskilled, foreign workers on black Americans. The liberal economists who conducted the research for CCR concluded the following:
Illegal workers are estimated to account for as much as one-third of total immigrants in the United States, and that illegal immigration has tended to increase the supply of low-skilled, low-wage labor available. The Commission also found that about six in 10 adult black males have a high school diploma or less, and are disproportionately employed in the low-skilled labor market in likely competition with immigrants. Evidence for negative effects of such competition ranged from modest to significant, according to the experts who testified, but even those experts who viewed the effects as modest overall found significant effects in occupations such as meatpacking and construction.
Why would BLM, an organization that is supposedly fighting against “economic and racial injustices,” join forces with a group made up of foreign workers who are supplying the cheap labor that results in lower wages and unemployment for black Americans?
The Fight for $15 and BLM use the word “hope” in all of their propaganda materials; what kind of hope? Black people should be leery of Fight for $15 and BLM’s hope unless they are hoping to remain unemployed; the Left’s version of hope is destructive. Eric Hoffer provides a warning against hope in his book The True Believer that should be heeded by all Americans. Hoffer wrote:
When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed. For there is often a monstrous incongruity between the hopes, however noble and tender, and the action which follows them. It is as if ivied maidens and garlanded youths were to herald the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Thus far, the efforts of the Fight for $15 and BLM have resulted in higher unemployment for the people they claim to represent; McDonald’s unveiled job-replacing self-service kiosks in response to $15 minimum wage; hope is loose on the streets. However, Fells and BLM leaders like DeRay McKesson have managed to turn their causes into highly paid jobs, and fat city addresses for themselves; somebody has to do it.
Organizations like the Fight for $15 and BLM are fronts for larger organizations like SEIU and George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), OSF has provided $650,000 to BLM, which have agendas that do not comport with the interests of Americans. Fells and McKesson are well-paid charlatans for self-proclaimed ‘elites’ who dream of a world without nations governed by the United Nations. The marriage between the Fight for $15 and BLM harms black people but will serve globalists like Soros who think civil discord will lead to the destruction of America.