Ferguson protesters mad about not getting paid; start ‘cut the check’ hashtag campaign

Those “peaceful protesters” sure want to be paid.

Demonstrators demanding their just rewards for raising hell on the streets of Ferguson turned out in force last week for another demonstration to get money they said they were owed by the George Soros-funded activist group Missourians for Reform and Empowerment, according to Twitter postings collected by the conservative news aggregate site Weasel Zippers.

And things got a little noisy in MORE’s St. Louis office during the May 14 confrontation.

According to WZ, the white guy the demonstrators say they’ll “f*ck up” is Jeff Ordower, MORE’s founder and a guy with leftist credentials so impeccable he’s got a Huffington post bio that shows he’s not only a graduate of the AFL-CIO Institute and a former Service Employees International Union organizer, he’s also openly gay and an LGBT activist to boot. (Sorry, ladies.)

After the demonstration, MORE posted detailed lists of who and what it was spending money on, which WZ has also published. (“Art supplies” make up a surprisingly large part of the spending. Those signs don’t come cheap apparently.)

See, the Black Lives Matter mob also seems to think that green money matters. And it’s started a hashtag campaign called #cutthecheck to try to pressure their socialist paymasters into coughing up the dough.

But once word spread about the campaign, conservatives started joining in. Just not the way the mob might have wanted.

This is one of those cases where there is such a thing as bad publicity.

Meanwhile, Millennial Activists united, a group of discontented rabble tired of not being paid for being discontented rabble, posted a letter online outlining exactly how it thinks it’s getting stiffed.

On May 14, 2015 many individuals and organizations of the protest movement that began in Ferguson, Missouri organized a sit-in in the office of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). The demand was simple: Cut the checks.

(That sounds almost like a job.)

Early in the movement, non-profit organization MORE, formerly known as the St. Louis chapter of ACORN, and local St. Louis organization Organization for Black Struggle created a joint account in which national donors from all over the world have donated over $150,000 to sustain the movement. Since then, the poor black [sic] of this movement who served as cash generators to bring money into St. Louis have seen little to none of that money …

(And guess who’s getting it?)

Questions have been raised as to how the movement is to sustain when white non-profits are hoarding monies collected of off [sic] black bodies? When we will [sic] hold the industry of black suffering accountable? The people of the community are fed up and the accountability begins here and now ….

(Whitey, of course, which can only mean one thing.)

There is an insidious strand of racism and white supremacy that exists in this movement and it is called the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. As a by-product, it provides decent salaries and comfort to many people who are not affected by the disparities that they are trying to address. This money is typically in the hands of white people who oversee the types of services that the non-profit provides, while having select token black people to spearhead the conversations within and to the community …

(And here comes the kicker.)

In St. Louis, organizers and protesters depleted $50,000 of the available funds and dispersed it among the people in the movement in no particular  order. Jeff Ordower, executive director of MORE, stated that another $57,000 is expected in the next one to two weeks in which those funds will also be dispersed to the black people in the movement.

So, $57,000 is going to be hitting the street soon in Ferguson, which means more “peaceful protesters” are likely to be hitting the street too.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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