A while back I did a Blog discussing the business aspect of protesting in addition Last Week Tonight John Oliver also did a segment on paid protesting due to the death of George Floyd many people are taking this opportunity to commit insurance fraud, market manipulation, devaluing property and false arrest.
This technique is called astroturfing and it is used as a way for corporations to take a legitimate movement an infiltrated to turn it into something negative this is often done to either delegitimize or distract a movement.
During these riots, a lot of companies like Target spoke out about the rioters and looters mainly showing understanding and sympathy for rioters and looters well large businesses can afford the insurance that is caused by the damage of the rioters and looters small businesses we’re unable to do so especially since they’ve been out of business for about three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak well you had some small businesses who might have taken the opportunity to use this to their advantage since I’m guessing insurance companies didn’t cover pandemics.
There was another incident at a Wendy’s in Georgia where Rashard Brooks was shot and killed by two Georgia police officers who have been charged in the death of Mr. Brooks who was killed after he attempted to evade and detour arrests by authorities by taking the cops taser and trying to use it against them after that incident took place they burned down the Wendy’s who stood in solidarity.
So here are the groups of people that actually benefit from riots and looting the insurance company real estate agents property owners failing business owners and politicians racist and media who will use the riots and looting as an excuse for their hatred I’ve seen people go as far as equating black lives matters peaceful protesters WITH infiltrators rioters looters and murderers which by its own right is wrong.
In conclusion, if you’re going to process make sure you know who is marching with you and not against you you need to do a better job at vetting.
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Protesting is a very lucrative business because it brings so much money not only to the local government but insurance companies and store owners. Every time You protest you have to pay for permit and when you do that depending on what your protest cops will either be for it or against it, For example if you are protesting gang violence
The police love that because you’re taking them to the bad guys so they can eventually know who they are and arrest him and rightfully once they arrest them they get money for putting the bad guys in jail whether it’s legal fees, court costs etc.. or through civil asset forfeiture and rightfully so, they also get the drugs and guns off the street to then turn a profit by reselling those items and then arresting people and In a form of a sting and that essentially is a good thing. However when you protest a corporation, police or a government official then you go to City Hall get a permit protest they hire rioters, looters and Provocateurs
this is where everybody makes money except for the protesters. So you continue on with your schedule to protest you March someone start some shit damages stores and properties that have nothing to do with the reason you were protesting then they turn around arrest you make money off of you because you have to pay all these legal fees and fines and damage to property and you probably had nothing to do with it but because they were in your protest well you’re held responsible among the thousands of people who followed you. Everybody’s happy why because they got you who to them you’re a nuisance, businesses and car owners are happy because they get insurance money for property damage, the insurance company is happy because they get to raise premiums and landlords are specially happy because they get to kick you out of your rent controlled or subsidized apartment and rent it to someone who will overpay for your apartment then you have the companies like Amazon, eBay, ebates and Other companies that are willing to sell your stuff for a cut, then you have the art Supply and electronic stores they love you because you’re giving them profit by making signs and printing fliers or buying ink and paper. Did I mention that cops are happy as well by arresting you because not only do they get a profit from corporations you are protesting but they also get a cut for arresting you and the people protesting especially when you’re protesting One of their own. When you get arrested for protesting you become a martyr but you’re also taking up space for someone who really needs to be in a cell like criminals and corrupt politicians corporations and people Who don’t deserve to wear the badge. So here’s some advice instead of protesting corporations and businesses like waffle house or Starbucks or whatever company made the mistake or greedy politicians and police the one thing I do suggest to do is use that money to change the society we live in all that money that you get from donations give it to after school programs that they’ve cut give at towards bonding funds or to towards college Tuition so people don’t have to pay for student loans for not going to community college, support small businesses in your community including black businesses, or use it toward Community development or send your money towards aid for Third World countries or animal shelters or your favorite politician anything and of course if you have to protest remember couple things then I highly suggest you either A. Vet every person that is marching with you or hire security. Protesting is part of our First Amendment right it’s always for a good cause and when used responsibly unlike Charlottesville or Berkeley
but like standing rock where you show them that we are not like you we will not resort to violence and we will stand and protect our land and home From a Tyrannical entity As stated in the second amendment.
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