ANALYSIS – While the Cuban people bravely stand up to the repressive totalitarian socialist-communist dictatorship that has abused, tortured, killed and misruled them for over six decades, the neo-Marxist Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is openly backing the dictatorship against the people. And blaming the US instead.
All while soaking up tens of millions of dollars in donations from people who should know better.
On Wednesday night, as the masses of Cubans protesting the despicable regime chanted, “Libertad!” and “Freedom!,” the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation posted its official statement on Instagram about the cries for freedom in the most odious and insulting way. Not by expressing solidarity for the brave Cubans braving bullets, regime thugs, and stormtroopers on the streets, or condemning the brutal regime repressing them, but by lashing out at the United States.
Black Lives Matter has released a statement on Cuba: pic.twitter.com/NgnT1o1oZE
— Sabrina Rodríguez (@sabrod123) July 15, 2021
Their statement on Instagram reads, according to The Blaze: “Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans, and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo.” The Blaze continues quoting from, and describing the BLM Foundation’s statement:
BLM described the embargo as a “cruel and inhumane policy” that is “at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis.”
“Since 1962, the United States has forced pain and suffering on the people of Cuba by cutting off food, medicine and supplies, costing the tiny island nation an estimated $130 billion,” BLM claimed, when in fact, the U.S. embargo allows the export of agricultural products, food, medicine, medical equipment, and humanitarian goods into Cuba.
“Without that money, it is harder for Cuba to acquire medical equipment needed to develop its own COVID-19 vaccines and equipment for food production,” Black Lives Matter proposed. [*admitting that a socialist regime can’t provide for its people without the help of capitalist countries, especially the US]
“The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination,” BLM argued. “The U.S. government has only instigated suffering for the country’s 11 million people – of which 4 million are Black and Brown.”
Black Lives Matter praised the authoritarian Cuban regime for protecting “Black revolutionaries like Assata Shakur,” who is a convicted cop-killer and was a leader in the Black Liberation Army, “an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization.” Shakur, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, escaped prison and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum.
BLM declared, “Now we look to President Biden to end the embargo, something President Barack Obama called for in 2016. This embargo is a blatant human rights violation, and it must come to an end.”
This public statement again reinforces the sheer ignorance, and hard core, neo-Marxist origins and ideas fully infecting the leadership and organizations operating under the Black Lives Matter name.
Many on Instagram were not impressed by BLM’s ignorance or their contempt for the Cuban people. Here just a few comments on the BLM post on Instagram:
I support @blklivesmatter but this post is uneducated and misleading, So disappointing.
#soscuba!!! Cuba is under a dictatorship! Take this down
What a Ignorant statement.. Venezuela doesn’t have an embargo, Argentina doesn’t have an embargo, North Korea doesn’t have an embargo, neither Bolivia and Nicaragua and al those countries are in ruins because of socialism!! Just like the former Socialist Soviet Union.. I don’t understand how the US allows this crap.
So now you support the Oppresion?
Y no van a decir nada de la represión? No se han dado cuenta que las personas negras están en la primera línea en todas las fotos?
@blklivesmatter No. This is ALL wrong. LISTEN before you speak.
@blklivesmatter This post is a DAMN SHAME 🤦🏽♀️
To be clear, this in no way means that all supporters of the BLM movement’s ideas about race and police abuse, believe or support these leftist radicals, but this is the official view of the major organizations running, funding, and organizing most BLM protests and other subversive activities throughout the United States. And, more importantly, that’s where all the money is.
As National Review explains:
There is a Black Lives Matter movement and slogan, and then there is the Black Lives Matter organization — specifically, as Jim Geraghty details, the BLM Global Network Foundation, which is part of the Tides Center, a left-wing octopus approaching $1 billion in annual revenue. The BLM Global Network Foundation itself brought in more than $90 million in 2020 and ended the year with $60 million in the bank — nice work if you can get it.
(The BLM Global Network Foundation is distinct from the Black Lives Matter Foundation, which according to Buzzfeed is not even affiliated with the movement and just soaks up money from gullible donors.)
Lots of well-meaning Americans support the anodyne aspiration behind the slogan — who, after all, thinks that black lives should not matter? More than a few big corporations, thinking that they could appeal to those same aspirations, gave money to the BLM Global Network Foundation.
It is time to separate the general aspirations of many who may support the BLM slogan, from the greedy and extremist mission of the few who run the movement. We need to call out these BLM organizations for what they are – radical, neo-Marxist anti-American extremist groups. And stop giving them money. ADN