Deray McKesson did not start The Movement™. He is not affiliated with The Movement, nor has he ever worked with The Movement. He did not lead things in Ferguson. He was not a mobilizer or organizer in Ferguson. He is not a founder of Black Lives Matter. Deray McKesson doesn’t have a Movement. Unless that movement is defined as the Democratic Party, McKesson is movemement-less. Deray McKesson is a Democratic surrogate as well as corporate shill with conflicting interest. His affiliations alone would disqualify him from being any type of leader of The Movement, let alone the de facto leader. McKesson is in fact, this decades version of COINTEL PRO against a completely grassroots movement.
This article is coming after a nearly 2 year investigation into Black Lives Matter, and some of the activist affiliated with it. Deray McKesson was a school administrator in Minnesota when The Movement started in April of 2014. McKesson was not planning for any movement and was not active in planning or creating the infrastructure needed for The Movement. Mr. McKesson did not come on to the national scene until he showed up in Ferguson, a week after it started, and became part of the Ferguson Movement. The movement for Justice for Michael Brown Jr. Deray McKesson was exactly the type of person weeded out of The Movement at its onset to avoid conflicts of interest. He was notified, by our company, to not use the brand and that he was not in The Movement.
Deray purposefully kept his affiliations private while in Ferguson and afterwards, as well as lied and misled the public. When whispers of Soros infiltration crept through the movement, McKesson was completely silent. He was silent about his relationship with Twitter. He lied about being affiliated with The Movement, the broader movement 'the movement,' Ferguson's leadership as well as being a Black Lives Matter founder. His lies, coupled with how the media portrayed him in ‘the movement,’ allowed him to derail the entire movement against police corruption by controlling the narrative and misleading the public. The portrayed him as 'the' leader of The Movement when in fact he was 'the' enemy of it.
Prior to Ferguson, over half a million were mobilized, on a private platform, around issues related to The Movement. What began digitally via social media, helped build the traffic that initially covered the Ferguson uprising, as well as to help raise awareness initially on other issues related to the protest movement. Raising awareness about LGBT issues was not at all unique to Black Lives Matter, however many other organizations chose to try the approach suggested by our movement, of addressing one key issue at a time. The Movement and Black Lives Matter are two separate companies. Each organization or ‘Movement’ had a clearly identifiable brand, culture and infrastructure attached. There was no confusion, from any of the leaders, about affiliation. Ferguson and The Movement were both grassroots movements showing solidarity.
This is backed by tangible evidence and both movements maintaining a relationship. When the grassroots movements were flourishing, Black Lives Matter came onto the scene, not with their own culture or purpose, but latching onto the existing movements. Instead of clarifying their affiliation, Black Lives Matter used the mass traffic being generated to further push their agenda, confusing the public about their affiliation purposefully. Twitter eventually separated the hashtags after complaints of there being confusion over the brands. On the ground, the group would show up after protests were organized, and essentially brand them with banners and signs. The founders of Black Lives Matter, Deray McKesson, and other featured activist were not organizing the protests. In Ferguson, the main organizer was not working with McKesson, according to his own statement. We leave certain contacts anonymous for privacy purposes.
The 1st confusion about Ferguson, The Movement, the movement, Black Lives Matter, etc., started because of media statements given by key activist Deray McKesson, Shaun King and the 3 Black Lives Matter founders. Both McKesson and King had ulterior motives, as well as the founders. McKesson misrepresented himself for money and access and to provide political capital to the Democrats. He’s also misappropriated funds. Stating affiliation to larger brands, including The Movement, with the intent to profit without authorization.
Shaun King is a writer and activist. His offenses weren't as serious as McKesson's, but he used the Black Lives Matter brand to further his career, but did not clarify how the brand was actually used against the people of Ferguson, or the broader movement, the movement. According to the late leader Darren Seals, the residents of Ferguson believed B.L.M. to be just a slogan, they didn't know there was an organization, let alone entire network attached.
Deray McKesson is part of George Soros’ network. Someone who is known worldwide for co-opting political movements and issues. McKesson attempted, successfully in some cases, sell out brands to companies with conflicting interest. These brands McKesson did not own or help build. Some of these brands were the work of the many young Americans coming together for justice. The funds collected for The Movement, were supposed to go back to those helping the cause. Ferguson also had many initiatives they were starting when the public was misled about Black Lives Matter representing Ferguson. Instead of the money going to the community, it went into the Black Lives Matter organization and disappeared. According to credible sources, McKesson currently lives in a Soros Open Society Foundation member’s home in Baltimore and recently received a $100K+ job working for Baltimore public schools. He has yet to dispute any of the claims mentioned in this article, and when asked directly if he started The Movement, he deflected from the direct answer of yes. His reply was, "The movement is bigger than any one person or organization." He has yet to respond to the accusations.
Shaun King was known in the activist community prior to Ferguson, and had done related work before. He did not start The Movement or Black Lives Matter, but had fought for related issues. He was mainly known as a social justice writer, activist, and organizer at the time. King was the closest to the media community at the time, and helped prop lie that Black Lives Matter was leading “the movement,” which was a blatant lie at the time, and still is to this day. King is from Kentucky where The Movement originated, and is still not part of The Movement. Mistakes were allowed and encouraged during the movement but corruption against the cause would get anyone dismissed.
Since the initial investigation began, which has been a 2 year long process, all leaders have renounced their affiliation with Black Lives Matter. The brand that was used to jumpstart their careers, give them access to celebrities and the president, and provide them the credibility needed to be viewed as legit revolutionaries, was quickly thrown in the trash when simple questioning began about their real history, funding, and affiliation. The founders went from Fortune Magazine's "Wold's Greatest Leaders," to running a leaderless movement once questions began to fly. To this day no leader from the former Black Lives Matter organization have given clarity on the accusations. The over $100 million donated to Black Lives Matter has yet to be accounted for. Michael Brown Sr. the father of the slain teen, called them "thieves in the night."
The 3 founders of Black Lives Matter were funded directly through George Soros’ Open Societies network. The same individual and network that now funds Deray McKesson, the DNC, and other establishment Democrats. Soros also has a large stake in media, as well as American politics in general. He is known around the world for manipulating grassroots movements and is his organizations are even banned from some countries, such as Russia, for his antics. Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors were mostly missing in action during the protest both physically and digitally. They did not start the protests in Ferguson nor were they leaders during them. They arrived a full 3 weeks after the protests started, long after the initial chaos unfolded.
For money, fame and access, the 3 founders embellished their role in Ferguson's Movement, misled the public about their affiliation to The Movement and also helped distort and control the narrative used to blackball, essentially defunding, the Original orgs and protesters in Ferguson, as well as the movement in its broadest sense. When questioned about funding, the leaders would deny any conflicts of interest, even without knowing the plans for The Movement, the brand that helped organize the broader movement, the movement. Their claim of representing Ferguson was a lie and the funding collected on its behalf, flowed out of the community into Black Lives Matter's bank account.
Activists in Ferguson were just as surprised as people in The Movement, when these individuals went on national television and claimed affiliation. They Attempted to control the movement using high powered media contacts for brand credibility. Narrative and details couldn’t be disputed because the founders would never allow any open debates. Those questioning would quickly get blocked online or literally slandered via social media and media. McKesson, who we didn’t know was working with Twitter at the time, was also being used to manipulate the narrative. The platform where most of the information was being shared, was compromised.
When the #Ferguson hashtag mostly became #BlackLivesMatter through dishonest suggestion, #TheMovement hashtag was a competing hashtag. Our hashtag went from trending to being blocked by the platform and was manipulated often. Bots started to populate the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, and our website and personal accounts were continuously hacked. At that time, no one knew that Deray McKesson was working with Twitter, and that Twitter had a special interest in capitalizing off of what was taking place outside of their platform. Those operating outside of the Black Lives Matter brand were literally silenced. Shadow banning began before Twitter's recent announcements. Users who affiliated with #TheMovement hashtag had similar strange experiences.
The lies of Deray McKesson for money and power permeated the entire mobilizing and organizing process up until this day. His lies about Black Lives Matter being The Movement purposefully confused interested parties believing the two were the same. Or even affiliated. His press conferences and interviews where he uses The Movement, or references the movement in general, make the public believe that he is affiliated with our brand, and our movement, which he is not. Black Lives Matter is an establishment owned brand. A brand funded by George Soros, the one individual known for coopting political movements and controlling media on an international level. The Movement was started by an African-American majority owned media company, and was influencing politics by raising awareness about the issues affecting our generation. There was a direct conflict of interest and all guilty parties were funded by the same network owned by Soros himself. Many of the things being started in Ferguson as well, were in direct conflict with Soros' interests. The premise of The Movement, is in direct conflict with George Soros.
Deray McKesson’s entire existence as an activist is based on a lie. He wasn’t leading things in Ferguson. He was never affiliated with The Movement. Both groups have stated publicly that he worked against them and attempted to blackball them. Clinging to Black Lives Matter for credibility, after being kicked from both grassroots movements, McKesson couldn’t even stand by the brand when questioned. It’s perfectly fine to state that you are a protester, or media contact. It’s an entirely different thing to lie about your affiliation to brands, and movements you did not start, and then sabotage them.
In order to do so McKesson slandered victims and activist who started the movement he claimed to be part of. This was all done while making money for those who opposed the progress of those working in the movements. The lies told by McKesson and Black Lives Matter not only defunded those working by stealing their credibility needed to secure funding, but divided a unified movement and its leadership, creating a single rift in the revolution. Those who were completely grassroots, and those who were being funded by the establishment. None of the visible Black Lives Matter faces are victims, but all of them had no problem silencing real victims in the fight.
This is the public’s 1st account of many of the details surrounding the history of The Movement.
Counter-Intelligence is a term not heard since the Civil Rights era and for good reason. It’s a direct attack on America’s legal foundation. In the case of Black Lives Matter, Taxpayer dollars were being used to sabotage our private, as well as political sector. Black Lives Matter was being used directly against black business. Black Lives Matter was being used against the will of those rallying behind the brand. One of the greatest instances recently, possibly the greatest, of Americans coming together for a great cause was sabotaged by greed, power and manipulation. When what just happened, happens to our country, its time to stop lying about the state of the democracy.
The DNC, funded with tax dollars, was being used as a weapon against the innovation and progress of those who have historically filled its membership. An entire industry misled the public about details surrounding an uprising against the state killing its own citizens unjustly. Bad was rewarded with money, and good was rewarded with nothing, or worse. Much worse.
COINTEL, short for counter-intelligence, looks much different now than it did in the past. As our political system has evolved, so have the tactics used to keep it in check. Media, the same thing used to enable our corrupt system and keep it corrupt, was used against those who dared to seek justice against the corruption.
While the Democrats complain about Russia and foreign threats to our Democracy, they might want to deal with their own elephant in the room as more and more Americans find out that the sabotaging, at least the most detrimental, happened right here in our own country. Hackers weren't the ones telling the politicians what to do, they just revealed what the politicians were doing. They exposed their intentions. The conversations going on behind the scenes. There was never any intention to address the systemic issues that created the conditions that sparked the protests or the movement. Even worse, they used a thief and con artist as a tool for their bidding and continue to do so in the face of those fighting against a corrupt system. Tom Perez, the new DNC chair, is using the con artist and thief as an ally to represent the very demographic he robbed and sabotaged.
Luckily, our generation is resilient.