‘Is this for real?’: Newly unearthed tweet from BLM explains their stance on Cuban freedom riots

The Marxist Black Lives Matter organization blamed America for the riots in Cuba earlier this week and while some tweets age better than others, a newly unearthed tweet from BLM provides a little more context on precisely why they blamed America –not communism– for the unrest.

When Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died in 2016, BLM tweeted “Rest in Power #FidelCastro”.

It would be generous to call Castro’s communist policies oppressive, but BLM did not stop their glorification of the dictator there.

One Twitter user rediscovered a 2016 piece for Medium in which BLM commemorated Castro’s “legacy.”

“There is an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety…we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante. And there are lessons that we must revisit and heed as we pick up the mantle in changing our world, as we aspire to build a world rooted in a vision of freedom and the peace that only comes with justice. It is the lessons that we take from Fidel,” the piece noted.

To be clear, BLM is advocating for the remembrance of lessons from a dictator who denied his people basic freedoms, starved them, and denied them access to sufficient healthcare and education. Most would call Castro a monster, but BLM chose to canonize his atrocities. It almost reads as though the dictator himself wrote it.

“With Fidel’s passing there is one more lesson that stands paramount: when we are rooted in collective vision when we bind ourselves together around quests for infinite freedom of the body and the soul, we will be victorious. 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 authors sanctimoniously concluded.

If the communist connection weren’t glaring enough, BLM founder Alicia Garza has a venture called Black Futures Lab that “is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association.” In fact, if you click the “Donate” button on the website, you will be prompted to send your donation to CPA, which unashamedly promotes the People’s Republic of China.

Those who don’t embrace BLM or its Marxist values took their outrage to Twitter. The news even had some supporters questioning their loyalty to the organization:


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