‘Black Lives Matter’s Communist Roots’

“‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly-surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists” – making clear their movement’s ideological foundation… 

“Cullors, 36, was the protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the ‘Weather Underground’ domestic terror organization, and spent years absorbing the Marxist-Leninist ideology that shaped her worldview, ‘Breitbart News’ reported. {See below…} 

The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers”, 

she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza.

We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories {Sounds like a Valley Girl}. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk”, 

Cullors added in the interview with Jared Ball of ‘The Real News Network’.

“While promoting her book “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” in 2018, Cullors described her introduction to and support for Marxist ideology. She described to ‘Democracy Now!’
how she became a trained organizer with the ‘Labor/Community Strategy Center’, which she called her “first political home” under the mentorship of Mann, its director…

“The center, which describes its philosophy as “an urban experiment”, uses grassroots organization to “focus on Black and Latino communities with deep historical ties to the long history of anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, pro-communist resistance to the US empire”, according to the outlet.

“It also expresses its appreciation for the work of the ‘US Communist Party’, “especially Black communists”, as well as its support for “the great work of the ‘Black Panther Party’, the’ American Indian Movement’, ‘Young Lords’, ‘Brown Berets’, and the great revolutionary rainbow experiments of the 1970s”, ‘Breitbart’ reported.

“In 1968, Mann was a coordinator for ‘Students for a Democratic Society’, from which a more radical wing –- the ‘Weather Underground’ — was splintered the following year. It was led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who called for “direct action” over civil disobedience, seeking the overthrow of the US government. In 1969, the FBI classified the group as a domestic terror organization.

“Mann was eventually charged with assault and battery, disturbing the peace, damaging property, defacing a building and disturbing a public assembly, for which he spent 18 months behind bars.”

–‘Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’,
Yaron Steinbuch, New York Post, June 25, 2020

Patrisse Cullors (Rich Fury-Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

“The co-founder of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) movement, Patrisse Cullors, was the protégé of a communist-supporting domestic terrorist for over a decade, spending years training in political organizing and absorbing the radical Marxist-Leninist ideology which shaped her worldview.

“Eric Mann, who mentored Cullors for over a decade in community organizing, was a member of radical-Left militant groups, ‘Students for a Democratic Society’ and the Weather Underground, which bombed government buildings and police stations in the 1960s and 1970s.

“In a newly-resurfaced video from 2015, ‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder Patrisse Cullors…is interviewed by Jared Ball of the ‘Real News Network’ and discusses the direction of the BLM movement.

The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers”,
she said.
We are trained Marxists…

“In previous interviews in 2018, while promoting her then-new book titled, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir”, Cullors describes her introduction to, and affinity for, Marxist ideology.

“In an interview with ‘Democracy Now!’, Cullors describes how she became a trained organizer with the ‘Labor/Community Strategy Center’, calling it her “first political home” and the center’s director, Eric Mann, her personal mentor.

“She told ‘The Politic’ that it was there that she was trained from her youth and grew as a leader.

“The ‘Labor/Community Strategy Center’ describes it’s philosophy as “an urban experiment”… The center teaches and studies the history of the “Indigenous rebellions against the initial European genocidal invasions”, the “Great Slave Haitian Revolution of the 1790s”, and the “Great Slave Rebellions that won the U.S. civil war for the racist north”.

“Speaking with ACLU’s “At Liberty” weekly podcast,
Cullors described the center as her “foundation”, claiming it was there that she developed the skills which helped her found the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, after having been recruited by its director, Eric Mann.

“Mann, an avowed communist revolutionary, was the New England coordinator for ‘Students for a Democratic Society’ (SDS) in 1968. The following year, a more radical wing splintered from the SDS, led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, calling for violent “direct action” over civil disobedience.

“The splintered faction became known as the ‘Weather Underground’, with the stated goal of overthrowing the U.S. government. As a result, the FBI classified the organization as a domestic terrorist group in 1969. 

“Mann led a group of fellow Weathermen who launched their own violent direct action at the Harvard University Center for International Affairs…
Mann was later charged with five counts of assault and battery, disturbing the peace, damaging property, defacing a building, and disturbing a public assembly, for which he spent 18 months in prison.

“At the 2010 United States Social Forum in Detroit, under the slogan “Another World Is Possible. Another U.S. Is Necessary”, the ‘Labor/Community Strategy Center’ sponsored a session titled: “Transformative Organizing Theory: Conscious Organizers Seek to Build Anti-racist, Anti-imperialist Politics Rooted in Working Class Communities of Color”. In it, Cullors––rising to prominence––was chosen by Mann to be a panelist along with him.

“There, Cullors spoke about growing up as a working class, ‘queer’, ‘Black’ woman, in a single-parent household with a father who was in and out of prison. Cullors stated that “positionality in this country is supposed to devastate us” and had done so somewhat successfully, while stressing the need to “fight this thing”.

“Both Cullors and Mann strongly endorsed Bernie Sanders. Cullors was a primary speaker at a Sanders campaign event the day before ‘Super Tuesday’, which Mann attended. Cullors, viewing Biden as far too moderate, pushed for the latter to end his campaign, accusing him of having an “old guard mentality” and coming from an “old establishment”.

“Now, with Biden as the ‘Democratic’ {Party} presidential nominee, Cullors and Mann are finding a sympathetic ear for their radical agenda. As Breitbart news reported,
a group of 50 leading national ‘progressive’ {actually, ‘regressive’} groups representing {supposedly} millions of active members across the country, are pressuring Biden to adopt the radical platform of the ‘Movement for Black Lives’ which was co-written by BLM.

“The group is calling for Biden to immediately incorporate their radical policies, including putting forward a transformative and comprehensive policing and criminal justice reform laid out by the ‘Movement for Black Lives’ (M4BL). Citing his “moral responsibility in this moment” to make amends for past harms he had caused, the groups demanded that Biden make commitments such as advance reparations and defund police, prisons, and weaponry in order to fully fund healthcare, housing, education, and ‘environmental justice’.

We ask that you revise your platform to ensure that the federal government permanently ends and ceases any further appropriation of funding to local law enforcement in any form and redirect those and additional resources towards much needed community-led and community-controlled public safety efforts”, 

the letter reads.”

–‘Black Lives Matter Founder Mentored by Ex-Domestic Terrorist Who Worked with Bill Ayers ’,
JOSHUA KLEIN, Breitbart News, 24 June 2020

“One of the co-founders of the official ‘Black Lives Matter’ group, Alicia Garza, is reportedly partnering up with a Chinese organization that has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party — and that group now appears to be funding one of Garza’s ventures, according to an investigation by the ‘Daily Signal’.

“…In 2018, she launched a project called “Black Futures Lab”, which aims, its website says, to help activists in the ‘black’ community…

“The ‘Daily Signal’s Mike Gonzalez….discovered that donations to the ‘Black Futures Lab’ don’t seem to go directly to the foundation itself but rather to a group called the “Chinese Progressive Association” — a group that has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

“According to an authoritative 2009 Stanford University paper tracing its early days to the present, and which can be found on Marxist.org, ‘The CPA began as a Leftist, pro-People’s Republic of China organization, promoting awareness of mainland China’s revolutionary thought and workers’ rights, and dedicated to self-determination, community control, and “serving the people”,‘
Gonzales reports.

To this day, the CPA continues to be a partner of the PRC in the United States…

It is clear, then, that CPA works with China’s communist government, pushes its agenda here in the United States, and is regularly praised by China’s state-owned mouthpieces”,
Gonzalez says.
It is clear, too, from, this perspective, why the CPA would sponsor a new enterprise by Garza: They espouse the same desire for world communism.”

“As ‘The Federalist’ notes,
Garza’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ organization is unabashedly Marxist, so there are certainly shared goals between BLM and the CCP: 

The BLM organization sponsors and proposes Marxist public policy such as socialized ownership of resources, banks, and businesses, a highly unequal income tax, putting everyone on welfare through a ‘minimum income,’ and government jobs. In 2015, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said she and her fellow organizers are ‘trained Marxists’.

“Garza herself agrees. She told a gathering of progressive activists in 2015 that 

It’s not possible for a world to emerge where black lives matter if it’s under capitalism, and it’s not possible to abolish capitalism without a struggle against national oppression.” 

–‘BLM Co-Founder Partnering Up With Pro-Communist Chinese Group’,
Emily Zanotti, Daily Wire, Sept.16, 2020

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One Response to “‘Black Lives Matter’s Communist Roots’”

  1. larryzb Says:

    Biden will say and do anything to get elected. He constantly plays the race card and that gets the blacks to queue up and vote for him. It is a pity that this country is so far gone down the Leftist path that it may be too late to alter the course, sorry to say.


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