Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

People hold up a Black Lives Matter banner as they march during a demonstration against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

All decent people can agree with the sentiment that Black lives matter. They matter a lot, and there’s no room in today’s world for police brutality, bigotry, or social injustice. Black Lives Matter, though, is a distinct political organization with a specific political agenda. It has Marxist roots, is run by radical socialist organizations, is aligned with the objectives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and is fiscally backed by pro-CCP entities and maybe even Beijing itself.

BLM’s co-founders openly state that they are Marxist-trained and have a documented history of affiliation with communist organizations and defending communist dictators. The organization traces its lineage to the communist Black Panthers, its agenda of using race to overturn social structures is used by militant Maoist groups around the world, its symbolism—from fist in the air to referring to each other as “comrades” is distinctly Maoist. The organizations that run BLM’s protests across the country on a day-to-day basis in 2020 are primarily two pro-CCP groups: The Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Liberation Road.

If you go to the website of BLM affiliate Black Futures Lab, created by BLM co-founder Alicia Garza, and click “Donate,” it states: “Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association” (CPA) in San Francisco. This organization has been praised by the CCP’s official English newspaper China Daily for participating in BLM protests. It has a long history of being pro-CCP, and even though the NY Times tried dismissing this claim by pointing out there are two separate chapters of CPA, one in San Francisco and one in Boston, fact checking shows there’s enough evidence that the SF organization is closely tied to the CCP. It is a spinoff of the original I Wor Kuen organization, “the first organization since the early 1950s to openly declare its support within the Chinese community for the People’s Republic of China.”  Recent CPA chairman Alex Tom is on the record speaking of having close ties with CCP officials, having a relationship with the Chinese embassy and having “various conversations with them about our positioning.” He also stated CPA’s primary mission is to uplift the Chinese communist revolution and advance “people’s friendship in China.” BLM co-founder Garza has been involved with CPA since 2012, before BLM.

Meanwhile, the CCP has a strong “interest in sowing discord” in the U.S., especially during an election year. Creating social turmoil by stirring racial tensions in the United States is an explicitly stated objective of the CCP foreign operations network, the United Front. 

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References

  • Reddit:Why are people talking about the recent Black Lives Matter movements being run by "Marxists" and "Communists"?
  • The Dispatch: Is BLM Funneling Money From China to the Democrats?
  • The New American: Black Lives Matter: Chinese Communist Party Network

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