“Protests” are occurring in the U.S. and Canada. One of the groups wreaking havoc and destruction is known as Black Lives Matter (BLM), a bundle of contradictions. It was founded in 2013 by three black feminist activists, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Schwartz Garza, and Opal Tometi. These leaders acknowledge they are trained Marxists. For an organization that professes to eradicate racism, it ignores the fact that Karl Marx was a radical racist and anti-Semite. He was ethnically Jewish, but hated the Jewish faith, and all other organized religions. He is well known for this oft-quoted assertion that “religion is the opium of the people”. He avoided seeking paid employment, and, instead, lived off the largesse of friends and relatives. He had several mistresses and an illegitimate son, and sacrificed the lives and health of his wife and children, who often were without food and fuel, while he worked obsessively on his intellectual pursuits in the London public library. Marx’s work is the basis for communism, which has caused suffering and death for millions of people worldwide. Karl Marx was no role model for anyone, let alone a movement alleging it wants to change society for the better.
The reality is that BLM is using the plight of poor blacks to organize a movement to acquire and concentrate power by overturning the social, economic, and political systems of western civilization.
It is sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice (AGJ), an anti-capitalist group which has advocated for communist governments in Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela. George Soros’ Open Society Foundation has funded AGJ, granted $33 million to BLM and pledged $220 million for so-called “Black-led justice organizations.”
Many people mistakenly believe that the BLM is only about relieving the suffering caused by racism but are unaware of the real goals of the organization.
The radical goals of this movement can be found on the BLM website and its numerous articles, tweets, and interviews. They expose that BLM’s demands extend far beyond the relieving of the suffering of black people. BLM is not a civil rights organization, but, instead, is trying to replace current society with an egalitarian, socialist society that embraces all “oppressed” groups and identities – such as class, gender-identity, sexual orientation, and immigration status. The movement also seeks to disrupt the nuclear family and replace it with “villages” where people collectively care for one another.
BLM calls for a “progressive restructuring of tax codes at the local, state and federal levels to ensure a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth”, that is, an end to private property rights. Another demand is “the retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug-related offenses and prostitution and reparations for the devastating impact of the ‘war on drugs’ and [the] criminalization of prostitution.”
It is significant that BLM also specifically demands abolishing police forces, or, at least, defunding them. BLM’s call to abolish police forces, however, does not represent the views of black Americans. A recent survey found that 67% of African Americans were concerned that a shortage of police protection would endanger public safety, with 63% regarding policing as one of the most important jobs in the country.
Further, BLM claims there is discrimination by police forces against black individuals. This is not supported by the evidence. In 2019, 1004 people were killed in the U.S. by police using lethal force: 158 were black, all but ten were armed, and six of these attacked the police. The percentage of unarmed, male blacks killed is .00005% of all black males. In 2018, 2,925 African Americans were murdered, 89% by African Americans. In perspective, 6,088 African Americans died of opioid overdose.
In regard to black deaths, a fact that is being hushed up is that the major cause of black deaths in the U.S. is due to abortion. A new study, “Perceiving and Addressing the Pervasive Racial Disparity in Abortion” in the Journal of Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, published August 18, 2020, found that “abortion is “a major cause of death” that “disproportionately affects a racial minority.” According to this study, “Black women have been experiencing induced abortions at a rate nearly 4 times that of white women for a least 3 decades, and likely much longer.” The authors wrote, “The science community has refused to engage on the subject and the popular media has essentially ignored it.”
Further, the authors state that, “the evidence is clear that for many decades black children in the United States have not had, and do not have today, an equal opportunity to survive until birth.”
How BLM’s Goals Are Being Achieved
It is difficult today to see any media, visual, or written material, which does not include evidence in the U.S. of the destruction caused by BLM. It is toppling statues, including that of George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and even that of the famous black leader, Frederick Douglass, a former black slave who led the movement for the emancipation of slaves. BLM has also damaged or overturned religious statues, and in July, burned several churches in the U.S.
Nightly protests are held in cities run by Democratic Party politicians, in, for example, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Portland. This is occurring even though many of the leaders in these cities, such as mayors, city councillors, police commissioners, and heads of teachers’ unions are blacks. These “leaders”, however, are reluctant to prevent or criticize this destruction, claiming that the protestors are “peaceful”. Videos of the burning, looting, and violence during the protests show otherwise. The Democratic Party leaders will not interfere with the illegal riots because they believe the protesters will support them in future elections.
It is alarming that the corporate world is pledging support and donating millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter. Prominent brands include Amazon, Microsoft, Nabisco, Gatorade, Airbnb, Starbucks, Warner Records and Goodyear Tires.
The mainstream media refuse to accurately report the riots because they do not want to undermine the revolution by publishing the facts, in the hope that the violence may lead to the defeat of President Trump in November.
BLM in Canada
Canada has also experienced demonstrations by BLM in Ottawa, Toronto, Barrie, Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg. These latter demonstrations, however, have been largely peaceful, with the protestors proclaiming that racism is pandemic in Canada and demanding the demilitarization of the police, whom they allege are brutally victimizing blacks.
Police have generally kept a low profile at these Canadian demonstrations. Prime Minister Trudeau, however, has supported BLM’s claims of systemic racism, stating that it and policing have been long-standing problems in Canada and need to be addressed.
On June 5, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a BLM rally on Parliament Hill, put one knee to the ground and bowed his head in support of the demonstrators who chanted, “Demilitarize the police!” One wonders whether Trudeau knew that he was bowing to Marxist ideals. In view of his open admiration for communist China and its former leader, Mao, and communist Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro, it seems he knew exactly what he was doing.