‘No Justice, No Peace’ has been ringing in the streets throughout the United States since the murder of George Floyd just a few short weeks ago. A phrase that has been used for decades in protests, there are those who truly want justice and therefore, peace. However, the founders of Black Lives Matter, the group that has emerged in recent years, admits their agenda is much simpler than wanting justice for African Americans.
Speaking to The Real News Now, one of BLM’s co-founders, Patrisse Cullors, admitted “we are trained Marxists.” That sounds like there’s more to this group than hope for racial equality. Never in history has Marxism, socialism, and/or communism turned violence, inequality and poverty into peace, equality, and economic prosperity?
When asked to respond to concerns that Black Lives Matter could “fizzle out” due to a “lack of ideological direction,” Cullors assured her interviewer BLM does indeed have direction; “we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers, we are trained Marxists. We are super versed in ideological theories.”
On Friday, also known as Juneteenth, Cullors gave more insight into her movement. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Cullors was asked, “how do you think Biden matches up compared to President Trump when it comes to these issues that are important to you?” “Well, um, hands down, Trump not only needs to not be in office in November, but he should resign now. Trump needs to be out of office, he is not fit for office” answered Cullors.
Trained Marxists who want to get President Trump out of office? Do those protesting who actually do want the noble notion of justice and peace understand the true agenda of the organizers? “What we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out,” said Cullors, “while we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization.” But wait, there’s more: while, “that’s going to be important,” Cullors acknowledges, “our goal is to get Trump out.”