Watch enough Black Lives Matter protests and there’s a chant you’ll undoubtedly hear: “We have a duty to fight for our freedom. We have duty to win. We must love each other, we must support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”It’s an odd chant to make their rallying cry. What freedom are they denied? Does loving each other extend to the police? And didn’t they lose their chains nearly 200 years ago? It’s an absurd chant, and it’s origin is with none other than convicted and escaped cop killer Assata Shakur. Shakur was a member of the Black Panthers, Black Libertarian Army, and designated a terrorist by the FBI, who placed a $1 million bounty on her head after she fled to Cuba, which was later raised to $2 million.
But do those in BLM know they’re honoring a domestic terrorist? Of course they do. In fact, they cite Shakur as a major inspiration for them.
Yes, these people are completely delusional. More than likely, the place they’re most oppressed is in their own minds.
It’s such a tenuous grip on reality that leads one to praise a mass-murdering dictator who tortured dissidents and put gays in re-education camps while claiming to stand for the marginalized and the oppressed. With the passing of Fidel Castro, BLM has become the latest in the batch of kooks to defend the tyrant.
Via Heat StreetThe BLM movement has come out in support of Fidel Castro, following his death on Friday, saying they must “come to the defense of El Comandante” and thanking him for safeguarding Assata Shakur, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list.
The movement penned an article on Sunday titled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante” on the Medium platform where they eulogized the passing of the Cuban dictator. The article, which was not bylined, was Tweeted out by the closest thing there is to an official Black Lives Matter account and also posted on the movement’s semi-official Facebook page.The article claims Castro’s death has caused “an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety.”
“Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante,” it added.
The article continues by portraying Castro as a model freedom fighter, who Black Lives Matter should strive to follow and emulate. It said: “As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!”
The BLM movement is also also “particularly grateful” to Castro for harboring “Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us.”She was convicted in the U.S. of killing a New Jersey state trooper, assault and battery of a police officer. After she escaped from prison, Castro granted her asylum in Cuba in 1984.
Are they even trying anymore to hold up that bogus “we’re not anti-cop, just anti-police brutality!” narrative? I can’t imagine anyone outside of the Huffington Post is actually naive enough to believe that.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]