Jeremy Carl of American Greatness makes the case that BLM is not Marxist, but racist:
“Radio host Mark Levin called BLM “Marxist and violent surrogates” of the Democratic Party, while former talk show host Neal Boortz said, “Black Lives Matter has been hijacked by Marxist revolutionaries.” Rudy Giuliani has called BLM a “Marxist” organization, as has former police chief Bernard Kerik, who referred to BLM as a group that “uses black lives to promote their Marxist and communist agenda.”
I don’t mean to pick on these individuals in particular; many of them are good patriots and conservatives who have explicitly denounced BLM’s racial politics. But at the same time, we must be clear: Marxism doesn’t define the Black Lives Matter movement—anti-white racism does.
It is understandable that some conservatives—in particular, older conservatives—are more comfortable speaking the language of anti-Marxism than anti-white racism. Marxism is a traditional enemy for all conservatives, while many conservatives, particularly older ones, have been relentlessly trained by our left-wing media to parrot the canard that any mention of the Left’s anti-white racism is a sign of “white identity politics” or even worse, “white nationalism.”
But there are two problems with accepting this dubious formulation.
First, BLM is fundamentally driven by racism and not Marxism. Second, the structural dynamics of BLM are diametrically opposed to a Marxist analysis of class struggle.
To understand why BLM’s racism is a much greater threat to America than its Marxism, we should remember that even among our miseducated American youth, there is precious little desire in the United States for actual Marxism.By a generous count, anything resembling a true Communist Party took far less than 1 percent in the 2016 presidential election.
But while Marxism thankfully still has a very small market share in the United States, anti-white racism unfortunately has a significant and growing one.”
Hold up. The claim is that: “Marxism has a very small market share in the U.S.” because the Communist Party didn’t even get 1% of the vote in the 2016 election.
That is not sufficient proof that “Marxism has a very small market share.” For one, a self-described socialist (Bernie) nearly won the Democratic Nomination. He got 43% of the vote in the primary. Marxists don’t need the Communist Party–they have a significant foothold in Democratic Party, despite the fact that its Elite stole the nomination from Bernie (twice). At the very least they’d conclude a path to power is far more realistic by taking over the Democratic Party than forming a third party.
A Gallup poll from earlier this year found that 76% of Democrats would feel comfortable supporting a socialist for President. What’s worse, 45% of independents said the same.
It is definitely not safe to assume that “Marxism has a very small market share in the United States.” Just because I don’t vote for the Official Communist Party USA Candidate in an election does not mean I am not a Marxist.
That’s a silly claim by Jeremy Carl. But let’s move on and see what else he says:
“America is now just 60 percent white non-Hispanic and a majority of those under the age of 16 are now ethnic minorities.
And while America’s white population is wealthier than the black population, Asian-Americans—who constitute a much smaller percentage of the overall population—now earn far more money than whites. The sad and ugly truth that the “BLM is Marxist” crowd ignores is that Black Lives Matter is a movement about dispossession and disinheritance—dispossession of America’s cultural heritage through attacks on statues of American heroes such as Washington, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, and dispossession of material inheritance through unwarranted demands for financial reparations.
In other words, it’s a shakedown operation based in hatred.
This overt call for dispossession and disinheritance makes the rapidly declining white majority uncomfortable—particularly older people who grew up in 1960s and 1970s America where 85 percent or more Americans were white and non-Hispanic. It’s much easier for them to talk about “Marxism,” than to face reality.”
And that reality is that the Black Lives Matter’s reparations scam is just an updated version of the old Al Sharpton shakedown operations of the 1980s—but it is now part of a much larger and more powerful coalition that can make more onerous demands without the crudity and overtness that characterized the work of Sharpton or fellow race hustler Jesse Jackson.”
This is a good point. BLM is the new Al Sharpton. We know this because we haven’t heard really anything out of Al Sharpton throughout all of this, have we?
But still, that does not address the fundamental reality of reparations. What are reparations but a massive, Marxist redistribution of wealth?
Carl finishes up:
“Black Lives Matter is not, in any meaningful historical sense, a Marxist group, and conservatives need to stop saying that it is. Indeed, it is a movement that is supported overwhelmingly by corporate America, one that just this week announced hundreds of millions of dollars of support from billionaire vulture capitalist George Soros.
It is a group of race-slanderers that seeks to dispossess millions of Americans of all backgrounds who value America’s heritage and history, but is particularly keen to focus on white Americans as targets. It is run by a cynical rainbow coalition of “community activists” and corporate overlords who hope that the tiger they have unleashed eats them last, or even better, that it will be so sated by feeding on the desperation of America’s beleaguered middle class that it will not even bother to notice them.
We need to be clear on what Black Lives Matter is if we are going to win in our struggle against the group. They’re not Marxists, they’re racists.”
Let’s grant that BLM is genuinely anti-white. It is a full-blown black supremacist organization with lots of people who believe, like Nick Cannon does, that white people are “a little less,” “closer to animals” and “true savages.” I don’t think BLM wants to kill all white people–nor do most of the clueless NPCs who claim loose affiliation with BLM simply because they agree with the statement “black lives matter.”
But I’ll grant that many of BLM’s most die-hard members probably envision a future for America where white people are a severely oppressed and persecuted minority.
But here’s the question: What then?
What is the end goal of anti-white racism? What does BLM believe white people are depriving them of? There has to be a reason to go after white people. I just don’t believe BLM is a psychotic and genocidal group that wants to slaughter all white people just for the hell of it. If that was their goal, then why haven’t they started doing that? Why don’t they attack white people on sight?
Why do they allow white people–in fact, lots and lots of white people–into BLM?
To me, it’s simple: the real goal isn’t to eradicate whitey, it’s money and power. That’s the whole point of the racial grievance industry & victimhood narrative in general.
Anti-white racism is a means to an end. Marxism is more of an end than racism, but still leaves a lot of questions.
BLM and the reparations movement is Racial Marxism: instead of advocating for a massive redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor, they want a massive redistribution from white to black. It’s both racist and Marxist.
When you take away all the virtue-signaling upper-middle class liberal white women who just want to feed their egos, what is the core appeal of BLM and the “racial justice movement” in general? It’s a material/financial improvement in one’s life through political activism and/or political violence.
It’s “You wronged me, now pay me.”
It all relies on the same Marxist rhetoric of the Wicked Exploiters vs. the Noble Exploitees: the White Man stole the land from the Natives, then built up all his wealth and power on the backs of black slave labor. So now it’s time to rise up against the White Man and take what’s rightfully ours! That’s the 1619 Narrative of America.
That’s fundamentally Marxism, just through a racial lens. It’s Racial Marxism. It relies on anti-white resentment to achieve a Marxist redistribution of wealth and power.
The Democratic Party has been making Marxist appeals for at least the past 10-12 years. At first it was the classic economic Marxism pitch, which made sense in the wake of the Financial Crisis and the bailouts. People were hurting financially back then, and Economic Marxism had more appeal. Remember Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” remark? The 2012 election was, in many ways, framed as a battle between Socialism and Capitalism. Apparently, in 2012, the two most searched words in the dictionary were “socialism” and “capitalism.”
But not too long after the 2012 election (specifically after Trayvon Martin and Ferguson) the Marxist appeals from the left shifted from economic to racial.
There are two possible reasons for this shift:
- With 5-6 years having passed since the Financial Crisis, people were in better shape economically and no longer harbored as much class-based resentment. So the Elite had to find a new way to keep people angry.
- OR: the Elite feared the class-based resentment and anti-rich, anti-corporation anger they had been cynically stoking was at risk of getting out of control and actually posing a threat to them, so they had to quickly redirect all that rage somewhere else, and they chose police/white privilege.
Whatever the reason, there was clearly a shift around 2014 from class war to race war.
Jeremy Carl is correct to bring up Corporate America’s support for BLM. You can’t be Marxist if George Soros and most of the powerful tech billionaires support you, can you?
In theory, no. But more than anything, corporate sponsorship of BLM reveals the split in the movement between the cynical upper echelon and the useful idiot masses. The leaders of the movement secretly have very different goals from the foot soldiers and True Believers in the streets. All the Marxist rhetoric is a means to an end.
There’s a reason “real communism has never been tried.” It’s because it’s never been about real communism. Marxism has always been used as a vehicle to overthrow an existing regime and replace it with a new one–a way to redistribute power from one group of elites to a new group. It’s sold as a way to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor masses, but that’s only to garner popular support.
Marxism isn’t even about Marxism: it’s about wealth and power. Evil, manipulative men use Marxist rhetoric to convince disgruntled masses to mobilize and ultimately overthrow some ruler or ruling class identified as the root of all evil. In reality, the evil, manipulative leaders of the Marxist revolution have no intention to reward their followers, they just use the masses to take somebody else’s money and power for themselves.
And right now, the Power Elite in America have tricked BLM into believing Trump and his mostly-white supporters are the root of all evil and must be overthrown, and then Racial Justice will be achieved. And then I’m sure those fat reparations payments they’ve been talking about lately will be close behind.
Now I’m not saying that Trump has no power. Obviously, yes, Trump is the President and that counts for something. I’m not trying to say he has zero power. But his first term has shown that Official Washington and the whole American power edifice in general is in many ways stronger than the President. They have plenty of options at their disposal to counter Trump’s moves. The White House is far from the be-all, end-all.
Trump is up against not only the media, not only Fortune 500, not only Silicon Valley, not only all the big city mayors, not only Hollywood, not only Academia–he’s also up against the government he’s supposed to be in charge of. The intelligence community, the pentagon/military industrial complex, the State Department, the Congress, and often the Federal Judiciary. Even the CDC and Fauci, who seems determined to make Trump look as bad as possible and draw out the lockdowns until after the election.
The government is full of bureaucrats and officials whose names you’ve never heard and who nobody ever voted for who nevertheless believe it’s their duty to oppose Trump’s every move even if it means blatant insubordination to the President. The three administrations prior to his were part of the Globalist Uniparty Elite, meaning the government Trump inherited was and largely remains fully stocked by people on-board with the Globalist Uniparty agenda. And it’s not like he can just fire them and replace them with real Patriots and MAGA Agenda people, because for three decades the only people able to move up the ranks in government are those on-board with The Agenda. So they’re the only ones with the qualifications, and the only ones who could pass a nomination vote in the Senate.
In short, Trump is in the lion’s den, atop an executive branch full of Uniparty Loyalists who are trying to undermine him at every turn. He’s an outsider in a town of insiders who very much liked the way things were running before those flyover state morons elected the nasty orange man to derail the gravy train and spoil the fun.
So this is why despite being President, Trump is still a major underdog, and it’s wrong to view him as “The System” or the sole possessor of power in America. The American power establishment is made up of far more parts than just the Presidency, and right now, those other parts are trying to retake the Presidency by convincing BLM that Trump and his white privilege-having voters are the source of all their problems.
Elite support for Black Lives Matter is about keeping the American people divided, distracted and docile. It might seem crazy to describe America in 2020 as docile, but do you really think the Elites couldn’t squash these riots and looting and protests in a second if they actually wanted to? Of course they could.
They want the riots to continue. They want the chaos. The rioters are not threatening the power elite whatsoever. The riots are the opposite of threatening to the Elite because the riots are against the Elite’s enemy, Trump.
I have a few theories on why the Elite supported and funded the riots and none of them have anything to do with either racial genocide or a Marxist revolution:
- They were “bait” for Trump. The elite figured Trump would respond with massive police and military force to crush the rioting and protesting, at which point the media and Democratic politicians would at long last have their proof that TRUMP IS A RACIST FASCIST RACISTFASCIST!
- They were organized in order to allow people to blow off steam after several months of quarantines. If you recall, prior to the George Floyd incident, there were actual grassroots protests against the quarantines and business closures. Those were widely condemned by the media and squashed by state and local governments. The Race Riots were to distract people from quarantine, and hopefully have them channel their rage towards Trump.
- Guilt weak-willed white people into supporting Joe Biden as penance for the murder of St. George Floyd, while also stoking black rage and hopefully translating that into higher black voter turnout for Biden in the election.
I think it’s probably a combination of the three. But ultimately, the elites want the American people fighting one another, rather than fighting the elites. They want people blaming all their problems on Trump (the avatar of “white America”) instead of the real oppressors.
Of course the corporations and the elites support BLM: BLM is marching and rioting and screeching against Trump, who is the enemy of the elite.
BLM isn’t part of a grand, long-term plan. There’s no way the elites would fund and support a nascent Marxist revolution that will one day be their own demise.
And they don’t want BLM to eradicate the white race.
The elites have already succeeded in reducing the white population of this country from 90% to 60% since 1965. They’re waging the real race war through mass immigration, birth control, abortion, pornography, turning American men into beta soyboys via the war on traditional masculinity, promoting feminism (aka Man Hating), ruining women by encouraging them to be whores, and encouraging women to go into the workplace instead of having kids.
The Elite have already got the War on White People under control. They don’t need BLM’s help there.
The Elite’s support of BLM is more improvised and ad-hoc than you think. It is 100% about getting rid of Trump.
Black Lives Matter uses racism, Marxism and Racial Marxism to appeal to the masses, but the Elite and corporate support for BLM belies its true purpose: keep most of the country divided and distracted with a burgeoning race war, and help get Donald Trump out of the White House.