At a Christmas parade in Lansing, Michigan which attracted supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-protesters from the Left, reporter Andy Ngo asked antifa black bloc protesters whether they support President-elect Joe Biden. The response, captured on video, was no. They support Karl Marx, the protesters replied.
BLM- and Antifa-affiliated groups continue to figure prominently in organized protests such as the recent autonomous zones in both Portland and Seattle, Budget and Tax News reports. Although cities such as Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis have made moves to defund the police as protesters demanded, the political unrest has not abated, indicating the defunding effort is part of a greater real purpose of the movement.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Cullors addressed her political philosophy in a video, stating, “I do believe in Marxism. It’s a philosophy that I learned early on in my organizing career. We were taught to learn about the systems that were criticizing capitalism. We were taught to understand why there were philosophies that were criticizing capitalism.”
Cullors and her two business partners run an organization called Black Lives Matter Global Foundation. The organization espouses a radical social transformation far different from what most of the BLM movement claims to support, which centers on a common opposition to police brutality, writes Armstrong Williams for The Daily Signal.
“The creators of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation believe, maintain, and teach values that are undemocratic and antithetical to America’s beliefs and ideals,” Williams writes. “They teach against the idea of a nuclear family with a father and mother in the household, and instead espouse the benefits of what they refer to as a ‘village.’”
This anti-family message ignores countless studies showing the two-parent family makes for much greater success for children, and the organization’s other positions are designed to further undermine morale among the young, Williams says.
“Its objective is to slowly destroy our core principles as a nation and replace them with pseudo-Marxism,” Williams writes. “It’s doing so by painting America as a racist country with no likelihood to improve. This is despite our history proving that the United States has made considerable progress and that a great majority of Americans today, unlike any other time in our nation’s history, would like to continue to progress forward.”
The BLM foundation has no intention of helping black Americans thrive, writes Brandon Morse at Red State.
“It’s clear that Black Lives Matter isn’t a movement about people as [Cullors] claims, but a movement meant to create the downfall of capitalism and implement its replacement with a socialist system,” writes Morse.
Riots organized by BLM “have been the cause of the destruction of black neighborhoods, killing black people, and making victims of the very people they say that they are out there to protect,” writes Morse.
With BLM and Antifa continuing to disrupt life in the nation’s major cities, many in the media have focused on activities of right-wing groups and what the media claim to be an increase in a white supremacist movement. That is a false characterization, writes David Marcus for The Federalist.
“Two things skew this misperception of the scale of white supremacy and violence associated with it,” Marcus writes. “First is the nature of the violent acts; second is the broadening of the term white supremacist to be a mile wide and an inch deep.”
Rates of crime by white supremacist groups are minimal, and most current protest activity on the Right is mild and directed in response to policy disputes such as the COVID lockdowns, Marcus reports.
“As far as acts of white supremacy permeating the country, these seem to be backed up loosely by occasional videos of white people acting badly,” Marcus writes. “Again, we are talking about a tiny percentage of people.”
The Black Lives Matter organization has a large following and is supported by donations from many major Fortune 500 companies, including employee match donations from corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox, Marketwatch reports. Their support is going to an organization whose goal is to overthrow market capitalism and political freedom by using racial justice as the excuse for their destruction, writes Bill O’Reilly at Real Clear Politics.
“A central government run by ‘woke’ activists would provide pretty much everything and would confiscate private and corporate wealth to pay for it,” O’Reilly writes.
“It could work because few understand the end game, including the Democratic Party, and more than a few corporations that are pumping millions of donated dollars into the Black Lives Matter ‘movement,’” O’Reilly writes.
The destruction of society starts with elimination of the defenders of the system, which explains the BLM leaders’ targeting of law enforcement agencies, says attorney Luis Robles. Businesses and other property owners cannot legally take direct action against those who attack their property or persons, so they need government law enforcement agencies to protect their interests, says Robles.
“If they want to get to the capitalists, they have to remove the guard dog,” Robles told Budget & Tax News. “Then the system is left vulnerable.”
The undermining of respect for law enforcement can be highly effective in sowing discord and destruction, says columnist and former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy.
“For all of our rule-of-law rhetoric, we rely on norms and politics to maintain domestic tranquility,” writes McCarthy in National Review. “Indeed, as we’ve witnessed over these past months of rioting and unrest, when order is lost, the law on its own is impotent to restore it.”