Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted in a 2015 video as well as in a Friday CNN interview that the leaders of the organization are “trained Marxists” and that their goal is to “get Trump out” of office, as TheBlaze reports.
BLM has taken center stage in massive protests over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd on May 25, and while the organization purports to be committed to ending police violence and racism, Cullors has revealed the truth about the group.
The organization’s official website says that BLM takes on “issues concerning racial injustice, police brutality, criminal justice reform, Black immigration, economic injustice, LGBTQIA+ and human rights, environmental injustice, access to healthcare, access to quality education, and voting rights and suppression.”
Leaders within BLM make no secret of the fact that they view themselves as an extension of the “black radical tradition,” bent on defunding the police, dismantling capitalism, redistributing wealth and disrupting traditional Western-style family structures, as the U.K.’s Telegraph reports.
Many of the group’s stated objectives bring it in line with predecessors such as the Weather Underground and the Black Panther Party. “We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts,” the site further reads.
In the aforementioned CNN interview with Jake Tapper, Cullors deviated from the expected focus on racial justice issues to state that the group’s broader position is one that is firmly anti-Trump.
“Well, I’m hands down – Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” Cullors said. “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out.”
“While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization,” Cullors added. “That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.”
More than meets the eye
BLM has been demanding — and indeed gaining — support from large sectors of American society in the wake of Floyd’s death, but solidarity with the BLM movement is not as simple or transparent as it might seem.
Articles such as “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice,” widely shared on social media as people seek ways to show support for people of color, suggest donating money to BLM (#8 on the list). The problem is that many of those who read such pieces have little knowledge of BLM’s true origins and aims.
Many conservative voices have been reluctant to speak out about the organization for fear of being “cancelled,” particularly after Tucker Carlson was excoriated and boycotted by major advertisers for speaking out against it.
But continued silence in the face of facts will only lead to greater acceptance of the Marxist ideology powering the BLM movement. As cooler heads prevail, and angry protests subside, it is important to get the truth about this organization out to as many people as possible.