Defund The Police For Me, But Not For Thee.
That is the motto of the domestic terrorist group Black Lives Matter.
The group recently released a statement on social media throwing support behind the Communist dictatorship in Cuba. The statement proceeded to back the regime despite a major police presence that censors, jails, and even kills pro-democracy protestors.
The official Black Lives Matter account has posted a statement reaffirming its support of Cuba’s communist regime just as mass anti-government protests are breaking out in the island. BLM also again expressed gratitude for Cuba giving asylum to convicted murderer Assata Shakur. pic.twitter.com/OCRYvfUMWc
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 15, 2021
The U.S. government is to blame for the current crisis in Cuba, according the BLM. They asserted the current regime was chosen by democratic means and any protests against them are an inhibitor for the Communists’ right to self-determination.
The current Communist regime in Cuba is said to be responsible for upwards of 10,000 deaths of political dissidents. More have been jailed, and nearly the entire country has been censored or throttled from using internet services.
“This cruel and inhuman policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis,” BLM says.
In truth, the Communist dictator Fidel Castro seized power over the island nation using violence and fear in 1959. He was not elected by democratic means and his rise to power was never up for a vote. His brother Raúl, and current head of state President Díaz-Canel, simply continued to be in power without any say from the Cuban people. They’ve been the country’s only leaders for 62 years.
The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination. Unites States leaders have tried to crush this Revolution for decades. Instead of international amity, respect, and goodwill, the U.S. government has only instigated suffering for the country’s 11 million people – of which 4 million are Black and Brown.
The group made further unfounded claims insisting that the Communist regime essentially solved racism in the country by protecting minority Left-Wing revolutionary leaders.
BLM has been the leading group espousing Defund the Police policies in the United States and abroad despite a rising crime rate in nearly every city the group invades. Still, the organization has little to say about the police violence committed by the hands of the Communist regime in Cuba. Even though over 5,000 protestors have recently been jailed, mostly of brown or black race, the domestic terrorist group has remained silent on that “small” fact.
Could it be that Cuban Americans largely vote Republican?
In the viral social media post, BLM called for an immediate end of the U.S. embargo on Cuba, which allegedly has resulted in the suffering of Cubans by “cutting off food, medicine, and supplies.”
However, the embargo policy on Cuba does not prevent the transport of food, medicine, or any humanitarian aid.
In fact, Cuba receives millions in federal aid each year from the United States in addition to the cost paid to the island nation for its agricultural imports.
BLM was founded by leaders trained in Marxism, which is the ideology supported and celebrated by Communist regimes. One of the fonders, Opal Tometi, is a ardent supporter of socialist Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. Under Maduro, and his predecessor Huge Chávez, Venezuelan citizens have experiences mass starvation and brutal police violence.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney