Black Lives Matter Praises Cuba’s Communist Regime, Blames U.S. for Problems
The activist group that hates law enforcement in the Untied States has no problem with at least one oppressive regime abroad.
According to Fox News:
Black Lives Matter faced fierce criticism late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. and praised Cuba’s government while the island was destabilized by historic protests and violent crackdowns.
The tweet blamed the U.S. embargo for the country’s instability and credited the Cuban government for historically granting “Black revolutionaries” asylum.
One of the “Black revolutionaries” was convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.
The BLM tweet was sent out at about the time Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel admitted in a televised address that his government’s failures played a role in the protests over food shortages and other issues. He had earlier called on “revolutionaries” to counter the anti-government protesters.
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc.’s tweet echoed Díaz-Canel’s early statements that blamed the U.S. embargo for the country’s economic devastation. Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades and is also facing a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
Back in 2015, Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi was on the panel for an event honoring Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, who was in attendance, and posed for a photograph with her.
The official Black Lives Matter account has posted a statement reaffirming its support of Cuba’s communist regime just as mass anti-government protests are breaking out in the island. BLM also again expressed gratitude for Cuba giving asylum to convicted murderer Assata Shakur. pic.twitter.com/OCRYvfUMWc
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 15, 2021
Blaming Cuba’s economies woes on the U.S. embargo is effectively arguing that the only reason communism failed is because of a lack of free trade with the world’s largest capitalist economy.
In July of last year Cuban police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man named Hansel Ernesto Hernández Galiano in Havana. When people gathered to protest the killing, Cuban authorities harassed and detained hundreds of people, and shut down the protests. Black Lives Matter never criticized the Cuban government for their actions.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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