Leftists Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have decided to alienate huge swaths of the population by embracing the ugly racism, cop-hatred, and terroristic violence of Black Lives Matter.
According to Truth Revolt, Ben & Jerry said in a statement that “systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time” and that being silent about “the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats.”
The two Vermont radicals say they have a “moral obligation” to take a stand. They deny they support a war on cops — wink wink.
The two aging ice cream moguls say:
We believe that saying Black lives matter is not to say that the lives of those who serve in the law enforcement community don’t. We respect and value the commitment to our communities that those in law enforcement make, and we respect the value of every one of their lives.
Truth Revolt opines “You cannot respect and value the lives of our law enforcement and simultaneously support the cop-killing message of the Black Lives Matter terrorists.”
Ben & Jerry continue:
But we do believe that — whether Black, brown, white, or blue — our nation and our very way of life is dependent on the principle of all people being served equal justice under the law. And it’s clear, the effects of the criminal justice system are not color blind.
Note that they spelled black with a capital B? It seems only racists do that.
South Burlington, Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s Foundation can always be counted on to give money to bad causes.
Here are some of the awful left-wing groups the philanthropy has given grants to (according to IRS filings):
Center for Community Change ($75,000 since 2007)
Global Exchange ($265,000 since 2004)
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement ($80,000 since 2007)
Praxis Project ($110,000 since 2008)
Rainforest Action Network ($25,000 since 2007)
People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) ($62,000 since 2000)