Following the death of Fidel Castro, the Black Lives Matter group has posted tributes to the former Cuban dictator.
The posts on Facebook and Twitter are in direct contrast to the claims by Black Lives Matter that the group represents peace and equality.
Shocking in their content, the group’s posts praise Castro’s philosophy of violent revolution — and give thanks for his grants of asylum for convicted cop killers who have become role models for the hate group.
Western Journalism reports:
Radical black revolutionary Assata Shakur acquired political asylum in Cuba courtesy of Castro after she was convicted in the United States for the 1973 execution-style murder of New Jersey State Trooper Warner Foerster, according to The Washington Post.
Despite being a convicted cop-killer, Shakur is considered by BLM to be a hero, as are Michael Finney, Charles Hill and Ralph Goodwin, three fellow radical revolutionaries who also fled to Cuba after having killed a cop, as reported by CBS News.
“We are thankful that [Castro] provided a home for Brother Michael Finney Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill … and sanctuary for so many other Black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era,” the BLM message adds.
The tributes to Castro by Black Lives Matter emphasize the need for revolution and violence to achieve what they perceive as a lack of equality and respect.
Following his death this week, news coverage has mostly reported on Castro’s reign as an oppressive dictator and violent revolutionary who kept control over the people of his country and prevented the growth of democracy and personal freedoms for decades.
These characteristics, however, seem to be exactly what the Black Lives Matter group strives for in their idea for revolution.
The group’s tweets following Castro’s death show their intent to pursue violent revolution and praise Fidel Castro as a mentor.
Revolution is continuous and is won first in the hearts and minds of the people and is continually shaped and reshaped by the collective. No single revolutionary ever wins or even begins the revolution. The revolution begins only when the whole is fully bought in and committed to it. And it is never over.
The group also commented that Black Lives Matter must, “push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante.”
While Black Lives Matter continues to protest across the country, demanding equality and respect, the group itself continues to oppress anyone who disagrees with their methods — which undermines the values and freedoms they claim to be fighting for.
In their praise for Fidel Castro, they devalue the human lives he destroyed in his quest for power, the freedoms he obliterated from his country and his ruthless disregard for human rights for all Cubans.
The group’s praise of Castro’s amnesty for those who murdered American police officers does nothing to heal the division in our country.
In the comments of the Black Lives Matter group this week, Western Journalism reports that in their praise of Castro, “not a single mention is made in the piece of Castro’s draconian rule, human rights abuses or denial of fundamental freedoms.”