It was Groucho Marx who said, “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others.”
Certainly, it turns out that one can be “flexible” about hardline adherence to Marxist and genetic-determinist doctrines when one’s own personal comfort is at stake.
Either that, or militant politics pay pretty well these days.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a top leader of Black Lives Matter and a self-described Marxist, has bought herself a new $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood.
The home, which features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is nestled in Topanga Canyon and has a separate guesthouse on the property, according to a celebrity real estate blog which first reported the transaction.
The property, which is about a 15 minute drive from Malibu beaches, features bamboo floors and vaulted ceilings, according to the listing.
What is more, the staunch proponent of Black empowerment has chosen to live in a neighborhood that is overwhelmingly White.
Once a hippie enclave in the 1960s, Topanga Canyon has become an area that features large, luxurious homes and has a population that is 88 percent White. Khan-Cullors has faced blowback on social media and elsewhere after news of her purchase emerged.
Black Lives Matter, which began as hashtag in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, took in more than $90 million last year and was at the forefront of protests across the country last year after the death of George Floyd in May.
Khan-Cullors, 37, signed a multi-platform deal with Warner Bros in October, although it is not clear how much she is paid by BLM since their finances flow through a complex web of for-profit and nonprofit corporate entities.