Don’t forget these are same people who’ve been honored guests at the White House in recent years. Yet don’t expect even a peep of condemnation from their enablers in the media or Democratic Party.
Black Lives Matter has come out in support of communist dictator Fidel Castro following his death.
The movement posted said they felt an ‘overwhelming sense of loss’ of the death of the controversial former Cuban leader on Friday.
‘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,’ the movement wrote in an un-bylined article titled ‘Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante’.
Because the “rhetoric of the right” has enslaved a nation for over 50 years, or something.
They also thanked Castro for harboring Assata Shakur – a former Black Panther member and convicted cop killer who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list – who they say ‘continues to inspire us.’
Shakur, who some described as the ‘soul of the Black Liberation Army, was linked to the ‘execution-style’ murders of four New York police officers between 1971 and 1972 which spurred a nationwide manhunt.
She was cleared but in 1973, she was involved in the fatal shooting of another officer in New Jersey.
After several mistrials, she was jailed but later escaped and fled to Cuba.
They also express their thanks for granting refuge to Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin, Charles Hill and ‘so many other Black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era.’
Hill, another cop killer, was being hunted by police for the murder of a New Mexico state trooper when he hijacked an airplane from Albuquerque and flew to Havanna.
His two accomplices Finney and Goodwin also fled to Cuba. All three men were members of the Republic of New Afrika, a black power militant group that sought to turn Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina into a separate nation for African-Americans.
The Black Lives Matter article talks about taking ‘lessons’ from Castro ‘as we aspire to build a world rooted in a vision of freedom and the peace that only comes with justice.’
They portray Castro, who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for almost fifty years until ill health forced him to cede power to his brother, as the ideal freedom fighter.
The article states that Black Lives Matters must ‘pick up the mantle’ of revolution from Castro.
Yeah, run with that.