Anyone that ever had any ambivalence about seeing the BLM “movement” as anti-American, racist anarchists need be ambivalent no longer, as Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media reports:
Two days after Cuban dictator Fidel Castro bit the dust, Black Lives Matter memorialized him, and the reasons for it are not pretty. Castro killed thousands of his own people, imprisoned many more, caused 1 million refugees to flee to the United States, and even canceled Christmas. But Black Lives Matter celebrated him — because he provided a refuge for cop killers.
It is surely fitting that the hearse bearing Castro’s body through the Cuban streets broke down and had to be pushed by soldiers.
Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante,” reads the declaration, published by the “Black Lives Matter” account on Medium.com. While the movement has no single leader, this Medium account attempts to speak for it, and it has 12.6 K followers. Moreover, the sentiments expressed in this article echo the Marxist demands of the Movement for Black Lives, which speaks for a broad coalition of groups in the movement.
The key lesson Black Lives Matter learned from Castro? ‘Revolution is continuous and is won first in the hearts and minds of the people and is continually shaped and reshaped by the collective,’ the article declared. ‘No single revolutionary ever wins or even begins the revolution. The revolution begins only when the whole is fully bought in and committed to it. And it is never over.
Most younger Americans have little or no sense of the nature of Communism. All too willing to listen uncritically to any leftist propaganda, they are oblivious to the reality of this brand of Socialism, which murdered 100 million—perhaps more—in the last century, and in those few remaining Communist nations, continues to murder yet. However, one may be certain those behind the hatred, racism and destruction of Black Lives Matter know it well, and wish to build upon the graves of millions.
Yes, Black Lives Matter said this of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people. If any ‘revolutionary’ least exemplified the idea that ‘no single revolutionary ever wins or even begins the revolution,’ it is Fidel Castro. Or rather, it would be, if Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot hadn’t set records even Castro couldn’t beat.
Cuba under Castro is a model Communist hell-hole. Castro has murdered tens of thousands of his citizens, and the brutal repression of all dissent continues to this day. The total number of Cubans, whose only crime was criticizing Castro or yearning for freedom, will never be known with certainty, nor will the numbers who died in the Atlantic, desperately trying to reach the freedom of America in anything that might possibly float for just long enough. Often, such makeshift boats sank.
Is it any wonder that 1 million refugees fled to the United States? But that was unacceptable too. Castro’s government tried to prevent the emigration at all costs, killing those trying to flee. On July 13, 1994, Castro’s forces killed 37 would-be escapees, most of them children and their mothers, in the infamous Tugboat Massacre.
One would think any American would feel, at the least, a sense of relief at the death of one of the modern era’s Communist murderers:
Miami’s Cuban population loudly celebrated when Castro died, but not Black Lives Matter. No, they mourned Castro, because he had harbored American criminals who had murdered police officers.
Black Lives Matter praised Castro for harboring criminals from America. Here’s the relevant passage:
‘As a Black network committed to transformation, we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us. We are thankful that he provided a home for Brother Michael Finney Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill, asylum to Brother Huey P. Newton, and sanctuary for so many other Black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era.
It is not unusual for America to harbor those genuinely at threat of unjust imprisonment, torture or death at the hands of despotic regimes, however, comparing such innocent souls to those given the full benefit of the due process of law in the world’s foremost and fairest democracy is something only a Communist—or democrats—could do. Others harbored by Castro would surely have been convicted, so overwhelming was the evidence against them. Here are some that “inspire” the criminals of Black Lives Matter:
Mama Assata Shakur’ is an alias for one Joanne Deborah Chesimard, according to the FBI’s list of “most wanted terrorists.” The FBI is still offering $1 million as a reward for information which results in her capture. A member of the revolutionary extremist Black Liberation Army, Chesimard and her accomplices shot one policeman and executed another at point-blank range in 1973. Before this, she was wanted for several felonies, including bank robbery. Serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, she escaped from prison in 1979.
Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill were members of the Republic of New Afrika, a black power militant group which aimed to break off Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina to form a separate nation for black people. On their way from California to the South, bringing weapons to support their cause, they were pulled over by New Mexico State Police Officer Robert Rosenbloom, whom they shot and killed. Surrounded by police, they hijacked a plane and flew to Cuba.
Not surprisingly, Castro remains a god-like figure for Leftists everywhere:
Most terrifyingly, however, Castro’s influence remains, as he was an icon for a worldwide leftist anti-American movement. He served as an inspiration for liberation theology, a Marxist reading of Christian theology, which today carries substantial influence in Catholic and Protestant churches — even arguably in the speeches of Pope Francis.
When the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, praised Castro as “a great friend,” he was referring to the Cuban dictator’s efforts to create a unified axis of powers separate from the United States and the Soviet Union. While that project failed, many on the left will still view Castro as a champion of the oppressed because of his stances against the United States, no matter what he did to his own people.
It should be remembered that the Obama Administration is a dedicated supporter of BLM. Whenever racist protests against the police break out, protests based on lies, in places like Sanford, Ferguson or Baltimore, the Department of Justice’s community organizing unit sends its shock troops, not to assist the police in keeping order, but to assist the protestors with money, advise, and political cover from the highest levels of the Federal Government. This should hardly be surprising from the President who came to the rescue of the Castro brothers when Cuba was about, after a half-century, to economically collapse. Not only did Mr. Obama pose in front of a huge mural of Che Guevarra and yuck it up at a baseball game with Raul Castro, he obtained nothing, for the Cuban people, or America, in return. That’s smart diplomacy.
Some might suggest not all aligned with BLM have malign intentions. Perhaps they, ignoring all evidence and fact, truly believe Trayvon Martin was an innocent victim of an evil “white/Hispanic,” or Michael Brown was wantonly murdered while trying to surrender, on his knees with his hands up, or Freddie Gray was the victim of an evil, massive police conspiracy. a conspiracy in which many blacks were intimately involved.
Anyone believing any of that is a fool, either willingly duped, or full of racism and ill will, seeking only chaos, money and power, and like Fidel Castro and Communists everywhere, the destruction of liberty and of the nation most responsible for it: America.
We are known by the company we keep, and those we support and admire. It is one thing to call Donald Trump and those that voted for him racists because they advocate policies not in line with BLM/Democrat beliefs. But where BLM and their supporters and financiers are concerned, there can now be no doubt of who, and what, they are.