Local authorities were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a police station in California on Wednesday morning and wounded at least one deputy.
The gunfire reportedly lasted over a span of several minutes.
An unidentified deputy was shot in the face, according to Sgt. Steve Odom, and his partner returned fire.
The deputy was airlifted to the hospital and was in serious but stable condition.
These are some of the type THUGS our Law Enforcement Officers are up against!!
Armed man at Black Lives Matter protest charged with impersonating officer
A formidably armed man with a Nazi tattoo who tried to march alongside police at a Black Lives Matter protest in Las Vegas is facing a charge of impersonating a federal officer.
Zachary Sanns was spotted at a rally that moved along Fremont and Seventh streets late last month, wearing plain clothes, a tactical vest, a ballistic helmet and night-vision goggles, according to a federal complaint filed this week.
Sanns, who faces one count of false impersonation of an officer or employee of the United States, had driven to the protest in a black Chevy Tahoe with blue lights in the grill activated, the complaint stated.
BREAKING: Atlanta Man Resists Arrest, Takes Officer’s Taser And Flees, Police Shoot Him 3 Times In The Back And Killing Him, Report Says
The above article contains several accounts of what happened. Several try to make it sound like the 27 year old man was:
1. Innocent, minding his own business, when in fact he was DUI and asleep in the DRIVE TROUGH at a Wendy’s.
2. He fails a field sobriety test. The police attempt to arrest him, HE RESISTS arrest, and PHYSICALLY FIGHTS against the Police Officers.
3. Harmless. Yet he wrestles TWO police officers and WINS, takes one of the officers tazer and tries to FLEE with it. He is FIRST hit with the other Officer’s tazer, has NO effect. The drunk man continues to flee.
5. Some attempt to say he was “unarmed”, yet he had in his possession the Tazer that he had just STOLEN from the Police Officer. The Police try to get him halt, he refuses, and is shot.
CONCLUSION: a guilty, drunk man fails a field sobriety tests, fights against the Police DOING THEIR JOB, STEALS one of their Tazers, and tries to flee, and is shot.
The drunk innocent? NO.
WHAT do all these (and MANY , MANY more accounts) have in common?
ALL HAVE BLACK LIVES MATTER INVOLVED.
So, what IS Black Lives Matter?
[WARNING!!*** Buckle Up. This will BE explosive, YET every bit of this I found by simply Googling “Black Lives Matter and Marxism”.]
[WARNING!!*** #2. Pay close attention to WHO reports what, WHAT is said in the reports, and WHO Black Lives Matters IS associated with.]
Niger Innis’ Unhinged Rant Claims Black Lives Matter Wants to ‘Overthrow Western Civilization’ for ‘Hard Marxist’ and ‘Gay Agenda’
Niger Innis, national spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) unspooled a long and profanity-laced rant attacking the Black Lives Matter movement for what he claimed what its “hard Marxist” and “LGBT, gay agenda” that “would overthrow Western civilization.”
Speaking on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, the discussion of BLM quickly went off the rails as Innis boasted of the “hard truths” he was going to reveal about the civil rights organization.
“They take their instructions, their guidance from the Marxist playbook. Look, I’m going to tell some hard truths that people aren’t going to want tot hear” Innis began. “The BLM movement, Black Lives Matter movement was founded by Alicia Garza and a number of other co-founders that were promoting a hard Marxist and LGBT agenda.”
Mediaite says this was “an unhinged rant”.
But was it?
As we look further the answer becomes CLEAR.
NO. It was NOT “an unhinged rant”.
IT IS THE TRUTH.
First up, from “In DEFENSE Of Marxism“:
Black Lives Matter mass movement spreads internationally: US ruling class on the defensive
…Of course, the capitalists, the media and the so-called experts will tell us, in all detail, how it is not possible to disband the police. “Crime would go up” cries the Wall Street Journal. “LAW AND ORDER” thunders Mr. Trump on twitter. Here they are trying to tap into the genuine fears of ordinary people, who are fully aware that petty crime exists and threatens them on a daily basis. In fact, the community patrols that have been set up in the neighbourhoods are an indication that ordinary people feel the need for some kind of protection. The point is that they no longer trust the police.
Disbanding/defunding the police: what does it mean?
Is it possible to disband the police? The police are a crucial part of the capitalist state. As long as there is a society divided into classes, a ruling class that is a minority and a working class that is a majority but excluded from the political and economic power, a police force in some form or another will always exist. This does not mean that we should defend the existence of the police. Quite the opposite! What it means is that we should draw all the necessary conclusions from the situation. If we want to abolish the police, we need to abolish class society.
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These explosive protests in Britain are yet another sign of the revolutionary mood developing in society – particularly amongst young people and BAME communities. And these layers, in turn, are like a weathervane, indicating which way the wind is blowing more widely amongst the working class and the oppressed.
As the reports below show, the feeling everywhere is one of anger against the injustices and inequalities of capitalism.
Events in Bristol have sparked the most vitriol from right-wing politicians and their media mouthpieces, in response to the toppling of a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston.
The statue has been the subject of controversy for some time, with local residents campaigning for years to remove this monument to a man who enriched himself through racism and exploitation. But local politicians have done nothing.
Yesterday, however, thousands of protestors achieved more in minutes than ‘official channels’ have done in decades, as the slave-trader’s statue was brought down by a mass of activists. The heavy metallic figure was then rolled down the streets, before being thrown into the river Avon, with the assembled crowd cheering as the sculpture sank beneath the surface.
Such symbolic actions will give activists everywhere confidence to organise and fight. The lesson is clear: if we want to achieve change, we must take matters into our own hands. Mass mobilisation is the way forward. And faced with such force and determination, the Tories and the state can do nothing.
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Why people talk of “Cultural Marxism”, when discussing Black Lives Matter
Why do discussions of “Black Lives Matter” on social media bring up the subject of “Cultural Marxism”? A little history might give an answer.
“Whatever happened to the revolution
We all got stoned and it drifted away”
The Aussie band Skyhooks were on to something as they sang those lines. The traditional Communist parties of the West were disintegrating (it was the Seventies). Marxism, based on theories of ‘dialectical materialism,” was seen as rigid, and ironically left behind by history.
But not everyone drifted away, Many traditional Marxists, or former Marxists, found ways to link their old dogmas about the working class and revolution with wider ideas of freedom – “we all got stoned” – in particular sexual freedom. Some also could link in with new social movements such as feminism’s second wave. And more recently, causes such as Black Lives Matter.
The Skyhooks-era Communists discovered the Frankfurt School of philosophers, who had built on both Freud and Marx. Critical Theory is the name given to the ideas from the Frankfurt School’s work which underpin many movements of social change. (A short description of the Frankfurt School, from a Christian perspective, is given by Rob Smith of the Sydney Missionary and Bible College here.) Within the actual Communist parties, one group had sought a “cultural turn” since the 1920s with key influencers such as Party theoreticians Antonio Gramsci from Italy and Louis Althusser from France.
An alternative term, “Cultural Marxism”, was first used in a scholarly way. But since it was popularised by Canadian psychologist and philosopher Jordan Peterson, use of the term has become seen as a badge of conservatism.
The term ‘critical theory’ (uncapitalised if not referring to the Frankfurt School) is now applied broadly to movements such as feminism, anti-colonialism, LGBT causes, and racial equality. An allied concept is the idea of intersectionality – that people experience overlapping disadvantage by race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and other markers of identity.
An alternative description that might be useful is “liquid modernity,” a term used by Rod Dreher in his book “The Benedict Option” – which he borrowed from a Marxist sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman. (“The Benedict Option” calls for Christians to develop a “thicker” culture and a renewed church, to prepare for a coming dark age). “Liquid” refers to how quickly this movement changes shape – for example, the speed at which lesbian radical feminists have been voted “off the island” for being TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists). “Modernity” points to the idea of human autonomy as seen in the Renaissance, predating Marx.
“Liquid modernity” is another way of saying that critical theory is unstable, like post modernism in general.
Black Lives Matter has caused some Christians to use the term “Cultural Marxism” as a sort of filter. One prominent example is Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby: “I condemn Black Lives Matter because they are a Marxist movement,” he said in a long Facebook post (June 8). “Marxism is anti-Christ. They substitute sin with power. They substitute the individual with the tribe, imputing guilt, innocence, and judgement to collective groups, not responsible people.”
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Our craven leaders are failing to stand up to a Marxist mob which wants to tear down our history
Unless the Prime Minister puts a stop to this policy of appeasing activists, there is real danger of a rapid deterioration in social order
Protesters pull down a statue of Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally in Bristol
The appalling scenes of violence and disorder in London and Bristol at the weekend should not have surprised anybody. A few days earlier, the first of this series of Black Lives Matter gatherings had taken place and by early evening, it had escalated into an aggressive encounter between protesters and police outside the gates of Downing Street. Because of the way Wednesday’s incident was handled, the message to anarchists and vandals was clear.
In effect, the authorities said: “No one has the courage to stand up to you, so do as you wish.”
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COMMUNIST PARTY USA
People and Planet Before Profits.
I had the honor of joining in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) Black Lives Matter–endorsed protest events this past Saturday evening in Washington, DC, at both Freedom Plaza (a location of one of the Occupy DC encampments back in fall 2011) and the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza. From what I’ve seen, heard, and read, these recent BLM protests are distinct from the past in that an unprecedented number of white people are joining in solidarity with the protests across the country. The events were Black led and Black voiced, and people were happy to make space in conversation for each other. There was an outpouring of mutual aid from different organizations giving out sanitizer, masks, water, snacks, meals, and street medic services…
…As the evening continued and the event became a street party in celebration of the plaza naming, street artists with Black Youth Project 100 took direct action to the plaza mural, painting over the stars on the DC logo and adding “DEFUND THE POLICE,” making the whole plaza read “BLACK LIVES MATTER = DEFUND THE POLICE.” This is directly in front of St. John’s Church where Donald Trump held his Bible photo-op earlier in the week. The paint proved resistant to the street sweepers that came by after midnight.
Class struggle, racial justice, and the road to socialism
CPUSA (COMMUNIST PARTY USA) has always insisted that the struggles against capitalist exploitation and against racial and national oppression are separate, but interdependent; overlapping, but distinct in their history and their demands. Building the unity we need requires that the working class as a whole take up and fight for the demands expressed by movements of the racially and nationally oppressed in their struggle for equality. As you’ll read in one of this month’s Resources for Discussion, “Can equality be achieved under capitalism? The answer is that the struggle for equality will determine whether socialism can be achieved.”
COMMUNIST PARTY USA
People and Planet Before Profits.
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WHAT WE BELIEVE.
Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.
We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.
We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.
We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others.
We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.
We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).
ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER.
We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities. We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.
We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.
We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.
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Black Lives Matter and Marxism
Adapted from a document drafted by Eljeer Hawkins and approved by Socialist Alternative’s National Committee, February 2015
We have entered a new phase in the struggle against racism and capitalism in the United States. “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) started after the death of Trayvon Martin and then became a protest movement. The BLM banner is a powerful affirmation of the humanity of black workers, poor and youth. Every 28 hours a black or brown person is killed by police, vigilante or extra-judicial violence. Police kill black Americans at nearly the same rate as the lynchings during the Jim Crow era; young black men are 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police than white men. BLM has captured the imagination of a generation of new activists in the U.S. and globally.
This is a re-emergence of the black masses onto the scene of U.S. history after decades of defeat, sell-outs, decimation and mass incarceration. The current radicalization must be seen in the context of the limits given by the immediate past of a low-level of general class consciousness in society and a historically very low level of struggle in the black community. This is further complicated by the lack of militancy of the remaining civil rights leadership from the 1960s and 70s; those who weren’t assassinated or imprisoned have largely been bought off and co-opted by the establishment. The Obama Presidency both signifies the limits of pro-capitalist identity politics but also gives confidence to black youth that they could get support in society and can defeat racism.
The revolt against police violence took new form in Ferguson and New York in recent months, with daily determined demonstrations and a new layer of activists emerging. There is partial rejection of the old civil rights leadership, which is uneven geographically and generationally, and new organizations thrown up by struggle.
The mood to fight is influenced by the economic crisis and Occupy. At its height, the protests took mass direct action to block highways and occupy symbols of police violence, economic inequality and racism. Now, the movement is in at least partial retreat. There is a danger that the advanced activists will cut themselves off from the broader masses by taking isolated direct action. We should advocate tactics and a strategy that give the activists an approach that can bring broader layers along with them.
The first phase of the movement is over, but the new activists aren’t going away, and a new phase will emerge. This has been only one wave of struggle. There will be more atrocities, more protests, more movements in the coming months and years.
Socialists, while building actions to indict the killer cops and win demands against racist policing, also need to boldly connect the dots to a program that can defeat racism in all its forms. We must connect the battle against police violence to clear economic demands: for a $15 an hour minimum wage and massive jobs programs as well as quality education and housing…
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Marxism and the Fight for Black Freedom: From the Civil War to Black Lives Matter
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Capitalism is racist: Black Lives Matter in Britain
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BLACK LIVES MATTER: HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND?
Black Lives Matter is a sort of political protection racket, following a well-trodden path of agitating and shaming us into providing money and support.
By: Ben Cobley
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a masterpiece of political marketing.
It’s a slogan with a campaign attached, linked to some pretty heavy racial ideology and propaganda. None of it can be criticised without appearing to oppose the idea that black lives do indeed matter.
BLM is a classic and effective piece of rhetorical blackmail. Either get on board or you’re a racist: that is the logic of it – a logic driven by fear.
It’s the perfect slogan, as befitting the powerful alignment between progressive liberal-left politics and the PR, media and advertising industries across the Anglophone world. There’s an immediate and powerful social block on even questioning this movement just from its name.
One of the great successes of the campaign is how it has got many institutions in our society applying this block themselves, promoting the organisation and even punishing insiders who publicly question and criticise any activities carried out under the BLM branding. Manx Radio suspended presenter Stu Peters for responding to the movement with the phrase ‘all lives matter’ and questioning the idea of ‘white privilege’ live on air. Literature Wales removed Western Mail journalist Martin Shipton from the Wales Book of the Year judging panel for comments criticising BLM on social distancing. In the mainstream broadcast media, the group has barely been challenged…
…There’s a sort of totalitarianism about this but not a totalitarianism of the state. Rather, we see a largely voluntary gathering of non-state and state actors to push its slogans and talking points using their public relations functions and broadcasting ability. This reflects a longstanding ritual in our society of ‘giving-way’ to progressive identity activists who present themselves and the groups they claim to represent as victims in need of special protection or favour.
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Former Detective Claims Black Lives Matter Founded On ‘Pack Of Lies’
Ron Martinelli, a forensic criminologist and former police detective, is critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. He says they promote false narratives and are partially responsible for violence…
…MARTINELLI: Well, the movement – Black Lives Matter movement – has four basic objectives with respect to diminishing law enforcement. They want to disenfranchise the law enforcement from the community. They want to defund law enforcement. They want to diminish their involvement in the community and their stature, and they want to basically dissolve law enforcement.
And the reason is because police officers are protectors of the rule of the law, and the Black Lives Matter movement is a black nationalist revolutionary Marxist movement that is tied into a much larger international movement referred to as One World One Struggle…
…the Black Lives Matter movement has done everything consistent with having a war on police. The rhetoric is violent. You know, the most recent killings – the killer stated that part of the reason that he was inflamed enough to kill the police officers was because of the rhetoric from the Black Lives Matter movement…
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“Black lives matter,” the rallying cry of the new movement against racist police violence, is brilliant in its simplicity. But more striking than the slogan’s ability to express so much in so few words is how painful it is that its message needs to be asserted. What began as a small but fierce rebellion in a St. Louis suburb exploded into a wildfire that has engulfed the whole country.
The movement has done something all too rare in our time: it’s escaped the control of the ruling establishment. Neither police repression nor Democrats have been able to stop the movement which has confounded the politicians and the news media, accustomed as they are to using the same old scripts to discuss race and protest without challenge. City governments across the country had to accept the disruption of business as usual, as, for example, when activists from the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) occupied Chicago’s City Hall on November 26, and marchers in New York City repeatedly shut down most major bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan in November, while police appeared powerless…
…The movement quickly connected with and inspired other movements. Palestine solidarity activists have had visible contingents at many of the protests, with organizations highlighting extensive cooperation between US urban police departments and the Israeli state. A discussion with Black activists in the movement was featured prominently at the Students for Justice in Palestine national conference in Boston in the fall. On December 19, there was a Native Lives Matter protest in Rapid City, South Dakota, inspired by Ferguson, which protested police violence against Indigenous people in the United States. Low-wage workers active in the Fight for 15 campaign were present at some of the earliest protests in Ferguson. Solidarity has also extended beyond the United States, from activists in Hong Kong’s prodemocracy marches using the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture to Palestinians sending messages of solidarity to Ferguson via Twitter…
…Other notable aspects of the movement have been its sense of its own history, its commitment to connecting police racism with other issues such as economic inequality, and its inclusiveness. The movement has emphasized not only the need for a new generation of leaders to fight for Black liberation, but the crucial leadership role played by women and LGBTQ folks in the movement. Opal Tometi, a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, writing in the Huffington Post, explains:
When we founded #BlackLivesMatter in 2013, we wanted to create a political space within and amongst our communities for activism that could stand firmly on the shoulders of movements that have come before us, such as the civil rights movement, while innovating on its strategies, practices and approaches to finally centralize the leadership of those existing at the margins of our economy and our society.
#BlackLivesMatter, a project started by three black women, two of whom are queer women and one who is a Nigerian-American, has opened up the political space for that new leadership, and as a result, a new movement to emerge. Black trans people, Black queer people, Black immigrants, Black incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people, Black millennials, Black women, low income Black people, and Black people with disabilities are at the front, exercising a new leadership that is bold, innovative, and radical.1
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Anti-Racists Should Think Twice about Allying with Socialism
Modern racial justice movements like Black Lives Matter are embracing the historically false assumption that socialism is anti-racist.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times last August, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, stated that BLM would not sit at the table with President Trump because he “is literally the epitome of evil, all the evils of this country—be it racism, capitalism, sexism, homophobia”.
Trump’s views and actions aside, calling capitalism evil and conflating it with racism is noteworthy. The same goes for the increasing tendency among racial justice advocates to embrace the left-wing economic agenda.
So much so that Ryan Cooper, a columnist for The Week, wrote a column titled, “Is Black Lives Matter turning socialist?” As Cooper approvingly noted, BLM has adopted a “hugely aggressive—and firmly leftist—economic program”.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Natalie Jeffers, who cofounded BLM in the United Kingdom, urged her followers to: “Fight racism with solidarity. Fight capitalism with socialism. We must organize—dedicate ourselves to revolutionary politic power.”
The Black Lives Matter Movement, a separate British organization, was founded by Gary McFarlane, a representative of the Socialist Workers Party, who writes for the Socialist Review and the Socialist Worker, and claims that “Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom.” His cofounders, including Kate Hurford, Harold Wilson, and Naima Omar, have also written for those two publications.
There is, in other words, a growing assumption among racial justice advocates that more socialism would result in less racism and, even, that socialism is, in itself, anti-racist. There is, in fact, no such necessary connection between socialism and anti-racism, as a closer look at early socialist writings amply shows.
Socialists Had a Lot to Say About Race
…race, whether narrowly (black and white) or broadly (skin color, nation, and family) understood, was always a part of socialist thought. In 1894, for example, Friedrich Engels wrote a letter to the German economist Walther Borgius. In it, Engels noted, “We regard economic conditions as that which ultimately determines historical development, but race is in itself an economic factor.”
In his 1877 Notes to Anti-Dühring, Engels elaborated on the subject of race, observing “that the inheritance of acquired characteristics extended … from the individual to the species.” He went on, “If, for instance, among us mathematical axioms seem self-evident to every eight-year-old child and in no need of proof from evidence that is solely the result of ‘accumulated inheritance.’ It would be difficult to teach them by proof to a bushman or to an Australian Negro.”
It is noteworthy that Engels wrote those words 16 years before Francis Galton, writing in Macmillan’s Magazine, urged humanity to take control of its own evolution by means of “good breeding” or eugenics. Speaking of which, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, who were both socialists and eugenicists, bemoaned the falling birthrates among so-called higher races in the New Statesman in 1913. They warned that “a new social order [would be] developed by one or other of the colored races, the Negro, the Kaffir or the Chinese”.
Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary and friend of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, offered his views on race in his 1952 memoir The Motorcycle Diaries, writing, “The Negro is indolent and lazy and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”
Socialists Are Historically Pro-Genocide
In addition to racism, early socialist writings contained explicit calls for genocide of backward peoples. The toxic mix of those two liberal ideas would result in at least 80 million deaths during the course of the 20th century.
In the New York Tribune in 1853, Karl Marx came close to advocating genocide, writing, “The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way.” His friend and collaborator, Engels, was more explicit.
In 1849, Engels published an article in Marx’s newspaper, Neue Rheinische Zeitung. In it, Engels condemned the rural populations of the Austrian Empire for failing enthusiastically to partake in the revolution of 1848. This was a seminal moment, the importance of which cannot be overstated.
“From Engels’ article in 1849 down to the death of Hitler,” George Watson wrote in his 1998 book The Lost Literature of Socialism, “everyone who advocated genocide called himself a socialist.”
So, what did Engels write?
Among all the large and small nations of Austria, only three standard-bearers of progress took an active part in history, and still retain their vitality—the Germans, the Poles and the Magyars. Hence they are now revolutionary. All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary world storm. For that reason they are now counter-revolutionary.”
“The Austrian Germans and Magyars will be set free and wreak a bloody revenge on the Slav barbarians,” he continued. “The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward.”
Here Engels clearly foreshadows the genocides of the 20th-century totalitarianism in general and the Soviet regime in particular. In fact, Joseph Stalin loved Engels’ article and commended it to his followers in The Foundations of Leninism in 1924. He then proceeded to suppress Soviet ethnic minorities, including the Jews, Crimean Tatars, and Ukrainians.
Adolf Hitler, who admired Stalin for his ruthlessness and called him a “genius,” was also heavily influenced by Marx. “I have learned a great deal from Marxism,” Hitler said, “as I do not hesitate to admit.” Throughout his youth, Hitler “never shunned the company of Marxists” and believed that while the “petit bourgeois Social Democrat … will never make a National Socialist … the Communist always will.”
Hitler’s “differences with the communists”, argued Watson, “were less ideological than tactical”. Hitler embraced German nationalism so as not to “compete with Marxism on its own ground,” but explicitly acknowledged that “‘the whole of national socialism’ was based on Marx.” It is, therefore, unsurprising that Nazi Germany, with its concentration camps and omnipresent secret police, came so close to resembling the Soviet Union.
How much did the Nazis learn from the Soviets?
In his 1947 memoir Commandant of Auschwitz: The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess, Hoess recalled that the Germans knew of the Soviet program of extermination of the enemies of the state through forced labor as early as 1939. “If, for example, in building a canal, the inmates of a [Soviet] camp were used up, thousands of fresh kulaks or other unreliable elements were called in who, in their turn, would be used up.” The Nazis would use the same tactic on the Jewish slave laborers in, for example, munition factories.
Following their invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, wrote Watson, the Germans collected information on the immense scale of the Soviet camp system and were impressed by the “Soviet readiness to destroy whole categories of people through forced labor.”
Today we are familiar with the aggregate numbers of people who died as a result of the socialist experiment, but communist terror continues to be shrouded in ontological fog. As such, the Nazi extermination of the Jews is generally condemned as an example of race hatred. The Soviet extermination of specific groups of people, in contrast, is generally seen as part of a much less toxic “class struggle.”
The Strange Separation of “Race Hate” and “Class Struggle”
The Marxist theory of history focused on class struggle and posited that feudalism was destined to be superseded by capitalism. Capitalism, in turn, was destined to give way to communism. Marx saw himself chiefly as a scientist and thought that he had discovered an immutable law of evolution of human institutions, from barbarism at the one end to communism at the other end. (Hence the idea of “scientific socialism” that Engels promoted after Marx’s death.)
Peoples stuck in feudalism, like the Slavs, “as well as Basques, Bretons and Scottish Highlanders”, could not progress straight from feudalism to communism. They would have to be exterminated—so as not to keep everyone else back! Watson noted, “They were racial trash, as Engels called them, and fit only for the dung-heap of history.”…
…In conclusion, the old distinction between the crimes of National Socialism (as purely racist) and socialism proper (as lacking a racial component) seems to be untenable. Both the perpetrators of Nazi atrocities (ie, the Germans) and their victims, including the Jews and the Slavs, were white. As such, Nazi atrocities make little sense on the narrow definition of racism (i.e., black versus white). They do make sense in the broader context—the perceived necessity to exterminate all peoples who stood in the way of achieving Hitler’s utopian ideal…
…The best that can be said of the socialists, therefore, is that their victims were, in accordance with the universal aspirations of Marxism, more varied than those of Hitler. Let us hope that’s not the sort of inclusivity that Black Lives Matter on both sides of the Atlantic strives for.
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COUNTER-TERROR EXPERT: FEDS UNAWARE OF ANTIFA, BLM COMMUNIST CONNECTIONS
A counter-terrorism expert believes the riots that have taken place across the country are a “coordinated effort” by Marxist and communist groups.
John Guandolo singled out Antifa and Black Lives Matter as “communist organizations” during an appearance on The Kyle Olson Show, which will air on Saturday.
“There are citizens who support Black Lives Matter who are in it because … they want liberty, want to make sure things are done right,” he said.
“But the leadership of Black Lives Matter, the entire reason the organization was formed, it was formed as a Marxist-communist organization,” Guandolo, who was in the FBI for 13 years and founded Understanding the Threat, said.
“The activities that it participates in, you’ve got to look at it through that lens.”
Guandolo noted protests appear “spontaneous,” but they are “immediately violent. People are armed. We now know they’re pre-staging pallets of bricks,” and police officers have been targeted.
He said he believes Antifa and Black Lives Matter are seeking to “overthrow the U.S. government.”
Guandolo, a counter-terrorism expert, said Freedom Road Socialist Organization is behind what’s going on across the country, and the media is playing a role, as well…
…He said Black Lives Matter wants “the anarchy. They want the chaos. What they’re doing on the streets today is communist doctrine, because when the chaos happens, then, what you get is a need for law and order and communism is a system that brings order to the community.”…
…“When you tell someone in the government that Black Lives Matter is a Marxist-communist movement as a matter of objective fact, they just don’t know this,” he said.
So…there you have it. MSM, NPR, Socialists, Marxists, Communists, Nazis, Counter-Terrorism Experts, A Detective, A Christian Journalist, and directly from BLACK LIVES MATTER themselves…ALL saying the same thing:
BLACK LIVES MATTERS IS MARXIST.
Niger Innis was NOT on some “unhinged rant”…he was speaking THE TRUTH.
WHY are we giving them credence?
WHY are we letting them do what they are doing?
They ARE criminals.
They ARE vandals.
They ARE thugs.
They ARE murderers.
They ARE rapists.
They ARE arsonists.
They ARE filled with hate, spite, vengeance, rebellion, IGNORANCE, and evil.
They ARE MARXIST, COMMUNISTS, FASCISTS, NAZIS, AND TRAITORS. WHY are we letting them get away with it?!!
Yes. Among them are the “useful idiots” who do not know he full extent of what IS REALLY transpiring. They are unaware of the wickedness and tyranny they are a part of. They are DELUDED into thinking they are actually FIGHTING AGAINST the very thing they ARE FIGHTING FOR!
BUT…the leaders and a LOT MORE THAN WE THINK DO KNOW exactly what they are doing. It is a deliberate effort to abusively use freedom to bring about TYRANNY. AND THEY KNOW IT.
So, WHAT ARE we going to do about it?
Fight fire with fire?
Fight hate with more hate?
Because they do and are wrong does THAT justify us doing and being wrong?
WE NEED TO STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, JUST, AND TRUE…and do so in a firm, dedicated, unshakable LOVE.
We need to pray. Repent. Seek God. Seek forgiveness. Offer forgiveness.
After ALL this you say we need to stand and implement Biblical-Christian principles of LOVE, TRUTH, JUSTICE, RECONCILIATION, AND FORGIVENESS??
We have sown to wind and are reaping the whirlwind…the ONLY answer EVER IS The Lord Jesus Christ.
Our problems ARE real.
Our problems are DEEP.
Our problems ARE severe…and…the only answer is The Love of The Lord Jesus Christ. Always has been. Always will be. PERIOD.
-Rev. Larry Wallednmeyer.