The Ideologies and Opaque Financials of Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter Organizers Agenda is the Removal of Free Markets and Individualism
Elle Woods, Research Analyst
Any discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) must begin with an important distinction between the organization known as Black Lives Matter and the notion that black people’s lives matter. The notion that black lives matter is undeniably real, although the organization that operates under that banner, on the other hand, is at odds with the principles of free government and free markets.
The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) believes in the constitutional right to peaceful protests. But BLM’s Marxist ideology has incited followers to engage in violent protests and riots, such as the destruction of downtown Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death. Through this chaos, they want to upend America’s democratic institutions.
Black Lives Matter formation:
BLM was formed in 2013 from a hashtag on social media protesting police brutality and racism after the death of Trayvon Martin. The three women who started the hashtag and social platform for BLM were Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. All three co-founders preach class warfare, oppose wealth inequality, support an end to capitalism, and want to disrupt the fundamental family unit. “We actually do have an ideological frame,” says Ms. Cullors, “We are trained Marxists.” These original co-founders, other partner organizations, and some chapters use the BLM name to propel a cultural revolution toward a socialist society with a limited police role. Socialism would mean the loss of free enterprise, private property, and individual rights. Marxism ideology believes once socialism is in place, communism will follow. Karl Marx said, “The theory of Communism can be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”
Background on the Co-founders of Black Lives Matter: