A few years ago, I discovered Eric Hoffer and blogged about him. He appeared again this morning, name misspelled and quote mangled, but after finding the correctly worded quote, it is just as perceptive as the one I encountered before.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.
In this case, the author is using this quote as a vehicle to discuss whatever happened to Black Rifle Coffee; an issue that to me isn’t all that interesting. However, I *do* think that quote also applies to BLM and the developments among its leadership – well, at least one of them.