Following the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in 2013, three vicious Marxists formed a seething pot of revolutionary extremism called Black Lives Matter (BLM). They are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.
Garza genuflects at the memory of Assata Shakur, a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army and the murderer in 1973 of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster:
When I use Assata’s powerful demand on my organizing work, I always begin by sharing where it comes from, sharing about Assata’s significance to the Black Liberation Movement, what its political purpose and message is, and why it’s important in our context.
Garza also worships at the memory of Angela Davis and Ella Baker, both with ties to the Communist Party USA.
Cullors’ efforts are more focused on dismembering local police departments, leaving the way open for a national police force. She views the purpose of BLM as “reducing the law-enforcement budgets” of local police departments while forcing other departments to be “disbanded or abolished” altogether. She’s the one who first called the Baltimore riots instigated by her group as “Black Spring,” which “is really about talking about a national uprising.”
Tometi’s focus is on immigration and especially any attempts by legitimate authorities to limit it. Since January 2011 she has been a national organizer for Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a George-Soros-funded group that strives to promote “immigrant rights and racial justice,” especially for illegals. She also claims that New York “allows law enforcement to kill Black people at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow lynchings,” and that New York City’s “racially biased” criminal justice system imposes horrific injustices on blacks, especially as most enforcement by that system is directed to criminals who are largely black.
The group accuses America of seeping with “virulent anti-Black racism [that] permeates our society” and maintains that the country’s “corrupt democracy” was “built on indigenous genocide and chattel slavery” and “continues to thrive on the brutal exploitation of people of color.”
The group claims that “structural oppression” routinely “de-humanizes” blacks and “deprives [them] of their basic human rights and dignity.” Further, such rampant racism results in “extrajudicial killings [of blacks] by police and vigilantes” and consequently, says BLM, black Americans are “collectively” subjected to “inhumane conditions” in a “white supremacist system.”
This provides the group with the self-asserted right to call for attacks on police. When it organized protestors to disrupt the Democrat Party’s Netroots National conference in Phoenix in July, it chanted the following vile and obscene song (caution advised):