2/17/17 – drafted, outlined and written over a period of several days.
I’ve thought a great deal about this article before deciding to move forward.
Ultimately the deciding factor was when I took a look at the “BLM” website about a week 1/2 ago.
The Marxist/Communist influence was clearly there and, what was more disappointing (but not surprising once you know you’re looking at Marxist material) was all the stuff that WASN’T there – we’ll get into that last bit later in the article.
It’s amazing how appropriate this quote from Mr Orwell is regarding the need for ‘courage’ to take on a Marxist group of lying hypocrites like “BLM” – but that’s where we are. Here’s the quote via a cool pic with Mr Orwell staring RIGHT AT YA:
For now, let’s start with an orderly process for making some points – hence, an outline approach
I. My Position Statement and Supporting Information
II. Other Voices – Modern Radicals Similar to BLM
III. Other Voices – Seeing Clearly (The Black Voices That our Media Somehow Manage to Largely Ignore)
V. Sources and other bits
Section I: My Position Statement and Supporting Information
BLM is a political movement that uses Marxist tactics to further Socialist/Communist type goals such as: social/government destabilization and wealth confiscation.
Like other Marxists I’ve discussed here , their leadership is frequently guilty of the very accusations that they hurl most often at their (straw-man) enemies.
Also, if you do just a scant amount of research you’ll note that they never attack Leftist institutions – to include those elements of the Hard Left that have openly described their intent to harm Black People.
I believe that, similar to other movements we’ve seen, there are surely non-Marxists within the ranks who are acting with generally altruistic aims – and they truly believe the organization represents “progress” for all Black people.
I also believe there are other political forces that represent social change who have latched onto the BLM movement as a change agent or “Vanguard Political Group” (q.v. – for more on these type of groups – check out my older article Vanguard Political Groups – Archived Article
OK – let’s start applying some historical data to show why I’ve come to these conclusions:
- Marxism / Communism has always taught the idea that there’s no such thing as morality. No real “right” and “wrong”. This is traced back to Marx’s adaptations to F Hegel’s philosophies and his ultimate hybrid concept of “Dialectical Materialism” (footnote 1: More on Hegel)
Here’s an excerpt from “Gulag – Vol II” to underscore that particular Marxist notion as it metastasized in Russia in the early 1920’s:
“…the newly found concepts that there is no “guilt” and no “punishment”..but there is “social danger” and “social defense” — such a theory made it possible to arrest anyone.” – Pg 144
- Marxism typically laid blame at the feet of the Capitalist system (or any other type of goat-economic system that may be in the way) for all social inequities. They didn’t believe in the consequences of poor moral or ethical decision making – but Marx and his ardent followers have always preached some variant on how the system must be overthrown / reformed / transformed / or somehow made more “just”. What they MEAN is that the existing system should be overthrown and done away with via their revolution and Socialism (which is designed to lead to Communism) and/or Communism established it its place.
To highlight this last statement let me share a quote from Gulag Archipelago – Vol II.
In this section of the book, the author is talking about how their Soviet newspapers carried no news on trials or crime. The reason for that traced back to Marxist doctrine, A.S. noted that:
“According to the Progressive Doctrine [Winston: have you ever heard the Left described as Progressive? Note the Marxist origins of that name], criminal activity arises only from the presence of classes, we have no classes in our country, therefore there is no crime, and therefore you can not write about it in the press!” pg 432
So there you have it – they HAD no crime, because come only results from an unjust, Capitalist system where the owners of Capital are constantly exploiting the working class.
I believe we could stop there and find that there are plenty of people on what I now call the “traditional Left” who would agree that this is nonsense.
The author goes on to note that common street thugs and thieves were looked on favorably by the Communists because they were a direct threat to the establishment that still believed in PERSONAL PROPERTY. A street thug was never going to be a :class enemy’ of the Marxists because that person had nothing to begin with — and they were taught to hate the people who DID own property or have wealth….the author put it this way, “it was found both useful and amusing that they [Winston: Street Thugs/Thieves etc] were enemies of private property and therefore – a revolutionary force.” (emphasis mine)
The Marxists routinely used these common criminals (which they didn’t see as criminals with sociopathic minds mind you – just as products of a bad SYSTEM) to destabilize anything resembling resistance, create social conflict and spread terror.
This was such a trusted and often used method that Mr Solzhenitsyn states that there were actual playbook and dissertations written on the tactics – you can see that here with another excerpt from “Gulag – Vol II”:
“…the thieves were our allies in the building of Communism. This was set forth in textbooks Soviet corrective labor policy…in dissertations and scientific essays on camp management…” pg 434
“…we hate you and will annihilate you with the thieves!” – pg 306
“…In 1930 .. with the “shock worker movement” …inveterate…murderers and cutthroats suddenly emerged ‘in the role of economy minded managers, skilled technical directors and capable cultural workers.’ – pg 68
Finally, the author also points out that it was also part and parcel with the Marxist doctrine to note that anyone who had been accused – and even convicted – of criminal activity (including violent acts) under the previous regime (The Tsar’s) — were not considered criminals by the Revolutionary powers that had taken control of Russia.
Follow their logic – it didn’t matter if that person had raped 12 women and eaten 2 1/2 babies…..she only did it because of the UNJUST CLASS SYSTEM that she had labored under — it’s the SYSTEM that caused all the problems.
So the Marxists wrote extensively about relativism for crimes committed and frequently set the violent criminals against other citizens to intimidate or other wise control them. The system was to blame for all problems.
OK — now let’s look at the BLM website!
As you read through it — do you see a pattern? Do you see anything that sounds like what the Marxists were teaching and practicing in Soviet Russia?
Here are some excerpts – the group cites various problems facing their population. and then straight-way move to the Marxist explanation of “its State Violence”.
So lets look at 3 examples and apply some fair minded logic that doesn’t require saluting that old white, European Marx guy, shall we?
BLM: How Black poverty and genocide is state violence.
So – there’s no other force at work here besides the government committing violence (and “white supremacy” which is cited plenty of times as well)??
It’s a statistical fact that children coming out of broken homes where there’s only one parent – will struggle more than children who have both a mother and a father at home.
And, by struggle, I mean they are more likely to engage in criminal activity and have various types of mental health / social problems. This phenomena is well documented but not addressed nearly enough. I’m providing a few quick links to support the statement and also provide auxiliary reading material for those who are interested:
In his book “Slouching Towards Gomorrah” [footnote 2 – Bork] – Judge Robert Bork notes that within the Black-Population, “illegitimacy stands at 68% of births”
Since this book is from the 90’s, I went out to get updated statistics – here’s more updated data from 2012 – the source is our Federal Government and the “National Vital Statistics Report – Vol 61 / # 5” – and here’s A Link to the CDC Data
Updated statistics for all races and illegitimate births show:
72.3 percent of non-Hispanic blacks are now born out-of-wedlock
66.2 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives
53.3 percent of Hispanics;
29.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites; and
17.2 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders.
That’s 40.7 percent overall
So – BLM talks about state violence as the reason for Black poverty — but they never say one word about the utter destruction of their family unit and how empirical Sociological Studies repeatedly have shown that there’s a causal relationship between single parent households and both poverty and crime.
An article from The Daily Signal had this to say – Link to the 2015 Article at Daily Signal
“Experts have also begun to understand that unwed childbearing is deeply entwined with poverty. Even as the government poured money and effort into the War on Poverty, families were collapsing among black and Hispanic Americans. Family decline among whites, while later in arriving and not as dramatic, is also bringing more families near poverty.”
Here’s more from the BLM website (emphasis mine):
BLM: How 2.8 million Black people are locked in cages in this country is state violence.
BLM: How Black women bearing the burden of a relentless assault on our children and our families is state violence.
So – they casually note that ALL of the black people in prison are there because……of state violence.
Not ….one…..single…..inmate…….DID anything to deserve to be there………
I think and well intentioned and truly logical individuals – regardless of race, creed or culture, will agree that’s just an oversimplification – at the very least.
Finally – let’s take a look at that last statement. “Black women bearing the burden of relentless assault on our children...”
and let’s combine it with another, similar statement from their site where they state – [BLM] is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.
OK – so BLM wants to support Black mothers and defend them against the ‘relentless assault’ on their children. And they are trying to end the systematic and intentional targeting of their race for demise.
Those are noble goals but I’m noticing the lack of reference to the aforementioned single-parent problem which would indicate to me that they’re actually:
a) ideologically honest and
b) truly SERIOUS about making positive change for families
…as opposed to attempting to foist Revolutionary Marxist change on the type of government & economic system we have
Also – and this is kind of a big one – BLM ought to take a long, hard look at the Leftist Institution of “Planned Parenthood” and start setting up some Protests ASAP.
If you want to talk about “hidden in plain sight” systematic and intentional targeting of the black race for demise — why not look to the foundation started by the woman who actually said the following:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger wrote. —Letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble on Dec., 10, 1939
Oh she was a treat – she’s actually credited with inspiring the NAZI’s in their pursuit for Genetic Hygiene and Eugenic “Progress” .
But she had a lot more to say than that – check this out:
In a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble in December, 19, 1939, Sanger exposited her vision for the “Negro Project,” a freshly launched collaboration between the American Birth Control League and Sanger’s Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau. The letter echoes the eugenic ideologies still visible within the corporate vein of Planned Parenthood today.
It seems to me from my experience…that while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table which means their ignorance, superstitions and doubts.
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
Here are some links to the sad truth that never quire made it into prime time news:
Here’s a link to more information on her – “Negro Project”
And here’s another link that outlines several of her writings and the tourettes-like tendency she had to call certain human beings “weeds”, “filth”, “useless”, “garbage” and other pet names….More of That Whacky Racist Sanger !
QUICK NOTE: I realize that these two links tie back to Pro-Life organizations and that the topic of abortion is a sensitive one.
However the scope and intent of linking that information is to show the obvious link between Planned Parenthood and their FOUNDER – who was an open racist and even worse – she planned to exterminate blacks, the poor, immigrants and others wholesale….THAT SHOULD BOTHER “BLACK LIVES MATTER”
Finally – some quick statistics on abortion in the U.S.
Abortion kills more black lives (363,705) 10 than all other causes of death combined (285,522) 11
Also note in that article that the Professor who’s quoted in the opening paragraphs takes a Marxist approach in trying to describe why abortions are higher for black women — but she does so with a sort of spineless, mealy-mouthed “I really don’t want to say ANYTHING” approach to it – here’s her professional opinion:
Christine Dehlendorf, a professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who specializes in reproductive health research, said that the discrepancy is reflective of the broader inequities people of color face in every arena.
“There are a multitude of reasons, and we don’t fully understand what’s going on,” Dehlendorf said. “But ultimately I think it’s about structural determinants— economic reasons, issues related to racism, differences in opportunities, differences in social and historical context.”
What other racist gets this type of protection??
I’m not saying that each and every abortion performed on a black (or hispanic or otherwise poor of any race) woman is directly related to an effort to wipe their race off the earth but we do know that:
- The Founder of Planned Parenthood was out spoken in her convictions to cull the population of minorities, the mentally deficient and the poor
- Planned Parenthood just HAPPENS to have plenty of clinics in the areas where these populations dwell – here’s a link with a map and embedded data that’s worth checking: Breitbart Link on Where Abortion Clinics Reside
- There’s also a very strong PROFIT MOTIVE for the abortion industry to keep doing what they’re doing — Very…..CAPITALIST of them in fact
But BLM remains silent on these obvious connections to the state of affairs
So let’s recap what we have in section 1 so far –
BLM claims that all black people in jail are there because of ‘state violence’ and their poverty rate and the “relentless” assault on black children — all come from the government.
Scientific data has shown for decades that there’s a casual link between single parent families and poverty as well as criminal behavior.
The Abortion industry was founded by a FOAMING-AT-THE-MOUTH Racist who said that she wanted to create a race of thoroughbreds [footnote 3 – Sanger Sucks] while also targeting minorities, mentally ill and the poor for extermination.
History also shows a documented approach to USING CRIMINALS as part of the conflict theory and class warfare that drives Marxist Revolution and subsequent terror.
Section II – Other Voices – Other Modern Radicals Similar to BLM
There’s nothing overt on the BLM webpage that discusses any open attempt to revolt against the government of the United States or replace the system of government that we have with something else.
They do feature a video on the 1967 New Jersey “Race Riots” and cite that event as a kind of inspiration in their struggle against “state violence” – here’s their quote:
“Revolution ’67 reveals how a spontaneous revolt against poverty and police brutality ended as a fateful milestone in urban America’s struggles over race and economic justice.”
Ultimately State troopers & the National Guard were called in to help restore order, but not before 26 people died [Footnote 4 – New Jersey].
Here’s a link to the film – BLM and a Template for Revolt
And again in this section we see more of the blame leveled at the economic system itself as a creator of poverty for Black America.
Again – ask yourself why they aren’t looking at ALL the factors that contribute to poverty – especially the ones that people (regardless of race) have significant control over (Such as ensuring that your children are growing up with two parents in the household, among others)
In the excerpt below you can see where they are also comparing the late 1960’s era event directly to much more recent events in MO and MD.
I don’t know that the conditions and motivating / exacerbating factors are the same. That type of analysis is beyond the scope of this article. But I can certainly see where the Marxist approach would be to cite flaws in the “economic system” in both cases and stick to the revolutionary script.
So if BLM insist that the events spring from the same causal factors (i.e. nothing’s changed since the late 1960’s) and the previous riots were part of some kind of glorious struggle – then it starts to sound like a subtle call for more riots.
It also should BEG THE QUESTION of what “Black Lives” have received in exchange for decades of persistent voting to the Democrat party…..if nothing has changed since 1967 and the same forces and conditions that drove the late 1960’s race riots are still firmly in place — then maybe it’s time to re-examine your approach / strategy or tactics…..or maybe even your personal decision making.
“…inequalities in policies concerning mortgage lending, redlining, urban renewal, and the expansion of highways. Combined, these conditions led to white flight and suburban expansion, leaving behind municipalities in Newark and across the U.S. with massive concentrations of poverty.
The film provides a historical framework to contextualize recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.“
So – moving from BLM’s willingness to riot (and occasional calls for violence that have been threatened at their rallies and echoed by the media) against what they claim is a violent and oppressive economic system — I’d like to look at some more “out of the closet” Marxists who have historically made no secret of the fact that they are engaged in an active revolution against the United States government.
I think we can see more parallels by doing this and also note instances of where they’ve collaborated.
If history is any indicator they’re probably in agreement about wanting to replace our economic system with one that’s more centrally planned with Marxist principles in mind. And they’re probably in agreement in regards to using all resources and powers of the State (which would be actual State violence … ironically) to force compliance and silence any dissent to their revolutionary objectives.
However I dare say that they probably aren’t on the same page with who will run what if their Red-fevered-Communist dreams are ever realized….I say that because I’m betting on history repeating itself if groups like this ARE successful in an overthrow (or effective co-opting) of the USG….specifically, I’m thinking back to how the Socialists and Communists turned on one another shortly after power was seized.
Disparate groups had temporarily aligned to overthrow the Russian Tsar and the ‘Old Order”. Once success was achieved we saw the ‘united front’ between Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Anarchists and Labor Unions quickly erode….many who helped execute the revolution were sent to Gulag or executed themselves…….I would count on something similar happening if we were ever to see a similar series of events in the United States
So here’s Bill Ayers.
Given the lengthy article I’ve already generated, I’m going to limit scope on what will be said about these guys.
Bill was a violent 60’s radical who founded a group called the Weather Underground [footnote 5 = Weathermen].
By any sensible definition they should (and generally were/are) considered a domestic terrorist group. This group carried out acts of violence during the period of the Vietnam war that included:
- A campaign of bombings through the mid 1970’s
- Organized and Conducted a jailbreak for 60’s LSD Icon – Timothy Leary
- Initiated the “Days of Rage” and staged riots in urban areas like Chicago
- Issued a formal declaration of war against the United States government
To be more specific – he planned and helped execute bombings during a wartime against the U.S. State Dept. in D.C. and also a military recruitment center (there was more).
The FBI squarely had his “Weathermen” group labeled as a domestic terrorist group [footnote 6 – FBI Stance]
(even though B Ayers was somehow able to openly helped organize and promote the 2008 B. Obama Presidential Campaign)
Additionally, this man and his violent gang openly supported the Communist Vietnamese forces who were fighting our soldiers, sailors and airmen in that terrible war.
So Bill isn’t shy about his opposition for this country, and his support for the teachings of Karl Marx — and he obviously knows a great deal about how to organize, agitate and terrorize the Marxist way.
And in the article below you can see that he’s openly encouraging the BLM political group to continue in their revolutionary ways.
Here’s a link to the article: Start a Fire!
….and an excerpt from the article:
[Ayers stated that] Black Lives Matter is “one of the most hopeful signs in the last several decades of folks coming together and building a movement for fundamental change.”
At the beginning of the interview, Ayers placed the movement in the context of socialist revolutionary methodology.
In the same article, Comrade Ayers described himself as “a First Amendment fundamentalist that is also a socialist, anarchist and communist.”
….you mean Communist – as in – those people who ran more concentration camps than the Nazis? HOW is that OK?
So what’s the point? Where is this leading?
Since it’s apparent that Comrade Ayers has never sought reconciliation for his violent crimes and acts of sedition, and since he still openly calls for Socialist revolution while praising the BLM Marxists – I believe it’s logical to infer that at least some of the original goals of the Weatherman —- are shared by BLM
Here’s another excerpt from that same FBI report where they mention some of the stated goals of the Weathermen:
“Our intention is to disrupt the empire…to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks,” claimed the group’s 1974 manifesto, Prairie Fire.
So – it would seem logical to associate the BLM Marxist organization with like-minded ideological groups from the 1960’s like the Weathermen.
They’ve yet to attempt any bombings that I’m aware of but the way that they’re aligned is that they want more than just some notion of “justice”….. they are seeking to fundamentally destroy the existing form of government and economy that we have.
And think about this — since the world economy still uses the US Dollar as a reserve currency and the primary means of exchange for oil — it’s entirely possible that a true Marxist revolution in the U.S. and “incapacitation” of our current economy/system could promote wider economic turmoil.
But of course conflict / turmoil is one of the primary tools for Marxism – so I’m guessing they would already have something planned / proposed to help address The World Order that would emerge from a series of events like that.
Let’s move onto to another radical who’s also dedicated to seeing a Socialist revolution in the United States.
Saul Alinsky (died in 1972) was more of an architect and designer of revolutions than he was a bomb thrower. He was one of the earliest political “community organizers” in the United States and may have been the very first to write an actual “how to” manual on planning, organizing and festering a Socialist revolution [footnote 7 – Saul Alinsky]
Obviously, given the timelines involved there were no exchanges between him and BLM but his principles for creating a Socialist State and his infamous “Rules for Radicals” provide a playbook for American Marxists to follow as they plot, plan, intimidate, riot and bomb away at the foundation of our country.
The illustrations and quotes below provide a sense of his vision — and the 8-point “how to” reference guide on creating a Socialist State reads like front page news!
There’s a succinct article from The College Conservative that suggests that we should expect to see BLM eventually align with one or more of Saul’s commandments. Here’s an excerpt from their site:
“Watch their actions carefully and watch what the media reports. I can promise you somewhere among all the chaos you can match up their actions with one of Saul Alinsky’s rules.”
So – The intent of Section II is to show the clear ideological connection between BLM and very real Communist agitators who have openly shared their intentions of “radically changing” (i.e. overthrowing) our system of government.
By logical extension – the goals and intended outcomes of BLM essentially align with people like Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky.
Which ironically – puts the Black Lives Matter gang squarely in the service of advancing the ideas of White, European Mean like Karl Marx, F. Engels and many others.
Section III: Other Voices – Seeing Clearly
Here are voices from other well respected members of Black America.
Their non-Marxist view of things aligns with previously shared information and strikes me as ‘self-evident’ in their truths.
The niece of Martin Luther King Jr has this to say about Planned Parenthood:
“The most obvious practitioner of racism in the United States today is Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger and recently documented as ready to accept money to eliminate black babies.”
“There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”
“The Black Lives Matter movement, where it’s foisting yourself on people – rather than engaging in dialogue – and bullying people,” Carson described, adding, “I never liked the idea of bullying on behalf of anybody.”
I’ve also added an Op-Ed video from Dr Carson in the sources section below [footnote 8 – Ben Carson]
Section IV: Conclusions
I’m not the only one to notice the obvious Marxist character of BLM – additional links have been provided in the sources section to show how other authors have described the chicanery of this organization [footnotes 9 & 10: Marxist Nature of BLM]
The most obvious IRONY is the fact that BLM marches in the streets and threatens violence for that they call justice and equality but are, in reality, Marxist ideas for changing the form of government we have…..which means they’re marching to further the ideas of White, European, Males like ….. Karl Marx, F. Engels and their incarnations like Bill Ayers.
Additionally it’s funding from people like George Soros (another White, Euro, Male) who supports and helps promote the Marxist conflict from BLM — so they’re being used the same way the Communists used the street rioters in the Red Revolution of 1917.
But their founders seem to be making out like bandits so maybe the ones who are leading this mob – the ones who are really in the know – don’t mind being used so much?
Furthermore, in true Marxist fashion we’ve seen evidence that the BLM movement – at least the “Leadership” doesn’t WANT peace…..here’s a story where a local BLM chapter actually tried to connect with and cooperate with local police so perhaps – mutual understanding could be achieved……this was in Kansas
Finally, their leaders have indicated that escalation is on the way – they are attempting to REMOVE official police protection from some areas (seems like an awful lot of authority for them to seize doesn’t it?) …. which would leave anyone else who happened to oppose BLM .. essentially in direct confrontation with the group with no other help.
Here’s are additional quotes from the unhinged BLM leadership with their more Marxist flavors highlighted in Communist-Red — my comments are in Blue.
Garza argued that the United States gives too much respect to police officers, explaining that when police do wrong, a few bad cops are blamed, rather than a “corroded and corrupt system.” [again – all problems stem from the SYSTEM]
“Quite frankly, many of our [Black Lives Matter] members are continuing to investigate what it would mean to have police-free communities. I think what we’ve continued to see over time is that no moral appeal is actually stopping the deaths of black people, whether they be armed or unarmed.” Garza told Complex. [it would mean that t hey can use violence without being held in check – “TERROR”]
“How do we stop violence, looting, and riots? The way that we stop that is by making sure that people have the things that they need to thrive,” Garza said. “When people are systematically denied their right to adequate housing, adequate schools, to adequate food, to dignity—this is a response and a reaction that we should absolutely expect.” [dialectical materialism straight from Marx – and absolutely no acknowledgement of personal responsibility, humility or faith in anything outside of the material world..]
So I’ll place a capstone on the article for now.
Please don’t be fooled by this movement or others like them
They don’t have the universal authority that that want you to believe they possess
They are using Marxist tactics of Terror and Intimidation and they’re just getting started — their modern day Communist Heroes (B Ayers) are you telling you that much already.
Prepare to resist intelligently
— TO BE UPDATED AS WARRANTED —
Section V: SOURCES AND OTHER BITS
- More on Hegel- A Key Western Philosopher (German)
- “Slouching Towards Gomorrah” – Robert H. Bork (c) 1997
- Sanger Sucks – but that statement about creating a race of thoroughbreds (while eliminating the unfit) – came from The Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2) — and here’s an added Link to her Nazi-Inspiring Statements
- New Jersey Riots – NJ.com Article
- Weathermen – Wiki Data
- FBI Stance on Weathermen – FBI Archives
- Saul Alinsky – More Background on this Alleged Satanist
- Ben Carson Video on BLM
- Marxist Nature of BLM – T Powers of The Federalist
- Marxist Nature of BLM – Who Are The Leaders?