Ford is running an extraordinary scam on the American people.
While the Ford Foundation is generously financing the ‘Defund the Police’ campaign and Black Lives Matter, Ford Motor company is profiting handsomely from selling police vehicles to law enforcement.
It’s not the first time Ford acted against the interests of the United States and the American people. During World War II, Ford Motor company sold military vehicles to Nazi Germany, a nation with whom the U.S. was at war.
Henry Ford himself, the founder of Ford Motor company and an icon to American industry, was a great admirer of Adolf Hitler; the feeling, in fact, was mutual and enthusiastic.
Ford’s decision to aid America’s enemy was motivated by far more than profits according to Bradley Hart, the author of Hitler’s American Friends; it came as a result of having “become practically obsessed with Hitler and Nazism.” Hitler and Ford shared a vehement loathing of the Jewish people. Long before the war began, Ford’s anti-Jewish hostility was manifest in profound and disturbing ways. Hitler, in turn, hoped to promote Henry Ford as a future fascist leader in the United States.
…in the early 1920s [Ford] owned a newspaper called the Dearborn Independent that he changed into a viciously anti-Semitic mouthpiece. He began personally distributing huge numbers of the infamous anti-Semitic tract The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion…. One of his many admirers was Hitler himself, and according to one account the Führer once indicated his desire to help “Heinrich Ford” become “the leader of the growing Fascist movement in America.”
Today Ford descendant Henry (Sonny) Ford II, via the Ford Foundation, has been central to financing the efforts of Black Lives Matter, especially its Defund the Police campaign. It’s a remarkably curious cause to take when Ford has a huge stake in the police vehicle market. That market, is government money–extracted from the taxation of ordinary citizens of the United States that is directly enriching the Ford family, which in turn is actively sustaining those inciting, and participating in the pillaging of communities across the land as well as terrorizing those who question their aims, methods and ideology.
Under the guise of promoting an “anti-racism” agenda, the Ford Foundation President Darren Walker played a key role in a video conference event that ultimately led to the termination of a number of Cisco employees who dared to openly question the pernicious, profoundly divisive, rascist ideology being promoted by Black Lives Matter. Many other corporations are enforcing Black Lives Matter ideology through compulsory reeducation events. Those employees expressing dissenting views are immediately branded racist; corporate employers have become enforcers of the new, mandated orthodoxy.
“Employers should be striving for zero tolerance when it comes to racism and discrimination, period,” said Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “The protests we’ve seen in the streets have become part of our new normal and will eventually make their way inside workplaces if employers fail to meet the moment.”
The message to Cisco employees was clear, and chilling:
Several employees said Cisco was guilty of hypocrisy because it wanted to silence those who disagreed with the movement to improve Black lives. “No place for contradictory opinions or feelings,” one wrote. “Wow. This is my first and last comment, then.”
Though these powerful corporations situate themselves as altruistically conceding to the demands of Black Lives Matter and its fellow travelers in fact there is growing reason to suspect that BLM and its associates are acting on behalf of these powerful corporate elites who are their generous benefactors. Their efforts are effectively nullifying civil liberties, especially freedom of speech and equality under the law.
In recent weeks, the Ford Motor company made national headlines by ostensibly resisting calls on the part of its workers to stop producing police vehicles for law enforcement in support of Black Lives Matter and its Defund the Police campaign. Ford’s CEO was widely hailed, particularly by conservative commentators in the U.S. , as “the adult in the room” for defending Ford’s 65% share of the police vehicle market in the United States and, therefore, the livelihoods of its workers. This well crafted public relations campaign has been highly effective in changing the story and drowning out the few voices that have noticed the Ford’s role in promoting the mayhem, arson, and violence on American streets. In New York City alone, over 300 police vehicles have been damaged in the Ford financed unrest; a significant number were destroyed entirely. Thanks to this most recent P.R. campaign, the manufacturer has effectively redeemed itself as a patriotic supporter of the police when Ford is a primary and early collaborator of those seeking to disband law enforcement.
Here’s what’s not being widely reported:
The Ford Foundation, in fact the Ford family, while suckling (for decades) on the government teat (despite its support of Fascism), has been financing the Defund the Police movement apparently from its inception going back several years, when it was still a small fringe cause. It has also been early and enormously generous financial supporter of Black Lives Matter, long before the horrifying death of George Floyd, a black man, murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer. Sloan Rachmoth for the National Pulse writes:
Since 2016, Ford Foundation has given roughly $7.8 million to Black Lives Matters and other similar groups through a partnership with Borealis Philanthropy. These groups are now the public face of the Defund the Police movement.
But the movement was born from a group seeded by the Foundation back in 2015 called Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) at the University of Chicago. Their mission was to “Disband, Disarm, Disempower” the police.
Since the group’s founding, the Ford Foundation has given them $3.1 million. BYP100 now serves as central command – recruiting protesters, providing professional protester training, and coordinating protests in cities across the U.S.
F. William Engdahl explains that Ford as well as foundations associated with George Soros, Kellogg, Ben & Jerry’s, Heinz (John Kerry), Hewlett, and Rockefeller were financing BLM activists and a myriad of affiliated groups going back even further.
Alicia Garza of BLM is also a board member or executive of five different Freedom Road front groups including 2011 Board chair of Right to the City Alliance, Board member of School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Forward Together and Special Projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance.
The Right to the City Alliance got $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of very established tax-exempt foundations including the Ford Foundation ($1.9 million), from both of George Soros’s major tax-exempts–Open Society Foundations, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society for $1.3 million. Also the cornflake-tied Kellogg Foundation $250,000, and curiously, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation (ice cream) for $30,000.
Garza also got major foundation money as Executive Director of the FRSO front, POWER, where Obama former “green jobs czar” Van Jones, a self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist,” now with CNN, was on the board. Alicia Garza also chaired the Right to the City Alliance, a network of activist groups opposing urban gentrification.
That front since 2009 received $1.3 million from the Ford Foundation, as well as $600,000 from the Soros foundations and again, Ben & Jerry’s ($50,000).
And Garza’s SOUL, which claimed to have trained 712 “organizers” in 2014, when she co-founded Black Lives Matter, got $210,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation and another $255,000 from the Heinz Foundation (ketchup and John Kerry family) among others.
With the Forward Together of FRSO, Garza sat on the board of a “multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change.”
It officially got $4 million in 2014 revenues and from 2012 and 2014, the organization received a total of $2.9 million from Ford Foundation ($655,000) and other major foundations.
Nigeria-born BLM co-founder Opal Tometi likewise comes from the network of FRSO. Tometi headed the FRSO’s Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Curiously with a “staff” of two it got money from major foundations including the Kellogg Foundation for $75,000 and Soros foundations for $100,000, and, again, Ben & Jerry’s ($10,000). Tometi got $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group.
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization that is now openly calling for a revolution against capitalism in the wake of the Floyd George killing has another arm, The Advancement Project, which describes itself as “a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization.”
Its board includes a former Obama US Department of Education Director of Community Outreach and a former Bill Clinton Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
The FRSO Advancement Project in 2013 got millions from major US tax-exempt foundations including Ford ($8.5 million), Kellogg ($3 million), Hewlett Foundation of HP defense industry founder ($2.5 million), Rockefeller Foundation ($2.5 million), and Soros foundations ($8.6 million).
The Ford Foundation website boasts of the success of their well financed effort to abolish the police in the recent unrest they helped to unleash:
“We’ve seen our grantees at the forefront of the change that’s taken place over the last few days—from the City Council of Minneapolis’s pledge to dismantle the police department to reimagine public safety, to Mayor Garcetti’s commitment to divest $250 million of the LAPD’s budget.”
The Ford Foundation, where Henry (Sonny) Ford II plays a central role, is also outspoken in articulating BLM doctrine as the underlying cause of the ills plaguing American society.
“The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and Sean Reed are the result of an ugly, painful legacy of systemic racism and violence at the heart of the American story. It’s a story that begins with the genocide of indigenous peoples and continued with the enslavement of African people, whose free labor built the wealth of countless white Americans.”
The underlying premise of this rhetoric is to assert that the actions of a few individuals renders the United States itself as irredeemable, flawed and, like the police, beyond repair.
To further support this campaign, Ford is likewise engaging in a highly effective information war. Sloan Rachmoth explains,
The Ford Foundation also pours millions into think-tanks, media outlets, and legal groups to create a public echo chamber preaching the gospel of abolishing the police. The Brookings Institution, Center for American Progress, Forward Justice, ACLU, Center for Popular Democracy, the Guardian newspaper, and ProPublica make up part of the Foundation’s brain trust.
The ACLU’s Paige Fernandez wrote an article in the June issue of Cosmopolitan “Defunding the Police Isn’t Punishment—It Will Actually Make Us Safer.”
Ford is effectively manufacturing the “political pressure” it needs to justify the funding of Black Lives Matter and promote its efforts.
It is clear that none of this will improve the lives of Black Americans in any meaningful or tangible way. Homicide rates are already skyrocketing in New York, Chicago, Baltimore and elsewhere. Many businesses have been looted and destroyed, never to return. Defunding the Police dis-incentivizes investment in poor, inner city communities, reduces commerce, and threatens the lives of ordinary people and the most vulnerable, especially children and the elderly. Destroying small and medium sized businesses increases the likelihood of greater and more unrest, that can only further the destabilize the nation, by eliminating the ability of ordinary folks to survive without government aid. It eliminates avenues of achieving any measure of financial independence.
Why would a major, powerful US corporation be offering ideological support for those seeking, not just to ‘defund the police’ but the dismantlement of the United States while rendering the population impoverished and wholly defenseless.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time Ford has given financial to support to those dedicated to inciting racial violence and unrest in the United States — ostensibly in support of the Black community.
In 1969, The Ford Foundation financed a grant for a faculty position for Robert F. Williams at the University of Michigan. William’s writings in his ‘newsletter’ The Crusader and radio broadcasts while in Cuba where he was evading kidnapping charges in the early 1960s were wildly incendiary in their incitement to violence against American cities. In one such broadcast William’s urged his followers to,
“Prepare the razor, the switch-blade, the bullet, the gas bomb, and the match. Put the torch to the racist strongholds of the city.”
There is a disturbing consistency to the activities of the Ford Foundation in financing those seeking to violently “re-imagine” not just the police, but the United States. Placing Williams in the role of university instructor would be especially strategic in achieving those ends given the credibility and influence such a position would give him over the thinking of younger generations. Ford apparently was enamored with William’s ability to indoctrinate others.
It is likewise concerning, though perhaps unsurprising (given Ford’s history of profound Antisemitism and support of Adolf Hitler and Nazism), that Ford would be so deeply committed to supporting Black Lives Matter which has been widely condemned for Antisemitism.
Both Henry Ford and Adolf Hitler sought to ‘re-imagine’ the United States as a fascist country. What better way to achieve those ends and shield it from criticism.