At The American Spectator, Paul Kengor explains how Marxists are using BLM to achieve their goals. He writes (abridged):
In March 25, 1931, two white women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, claimed they had been raped by nine black teenagers along the railroad from Chattanooga to Memphis. In a town called Paint Rock, Alabama, a citizen posse took the law into its hands and “arrested” the boys, transporting them to jail cells in nearby Scottsboro.
As news spread, enraged whites gathered outside the jail, ready to form a lynch job. Local authorities promised quick justice to the seething vigilantes. On cue, five days later an all-white jury indicted the nine boys. A second round of trials commenced in March 1933, during which Ruby Bates recanted her initial testimony. Nonetheless, the jury voted again to convict the boys.
The case of the Scottsboro boys was nationally known as a serious miscarriage of justice.
Unfortunately, the Scottsboro case became further enflamed. It attracted some of the worst elements of the Marxist Left. American communists saw a delicious opportunity to swoop in.
How does Scottsboro relate to today?
“We actually do have an ideological frame,” says Patrisse Cullors of her and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
“Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”
Cullors and Garza, co-founders of Black Lives Matter, are self-acknowledged trained Marxists.
They are trained organizers.
That’s their ideological framework.
As trained, ideological Marxists, they know how to tap an issue (the more legitimate the better) to rage against the existing social and political order.
“Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things,” wrote Marx and Engels at the close of the Communist Manifesto.
“They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.”
by PAUL KENGOR