Black Lives Matter recently posted a statement blasting the U.S. embargo of Cuba and praising Cuba’s government. The statement read: "The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination. United States leaders have tried to crush this Revolution for decades." This statement would be correct… if it wasn’t entirely wrong. The people of Cuba are being punished by the communist regime ruling them. That regime has maintained its commitment to preventing its citizens from enjoying sovereignty and self-determination. Moreover, Leftists like BLM don’t want the government of the United States to maintain sovereignty and self-determination, always preferring it defer to the United Nations/International Court of Justice and other world bodies—and hoping for a one-world government in the not-so-distant future.
Somehow, Black Lives Matter, a group which has spent more than a year protesting “racism” in the streets of America, fails to recognize that the throngs of protesters that recently took to the streets of Cuban cities rallying for freedom and liberty are the Revolution.
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Cori Bush of Missouri have been vocal BLM supporters in the past but have yet to weigh in on Black Lives Matter declaring its unwavering love and support for Cuba's communist regime. (Cori Anika “Antifa” Bush was a BLM activist before joining Congress on January 3rd, 2021.)
It is ironic and illustrative that BLM chooses to praise a government that is failing and oppressing—and essentially making slaves of-- mostly Black people and peoples of color. Sadly, however, it is not surprising in the context of today’s world. (Will Antifa soon release a statement lauding Fascism and/or the Third Reich. In truth, this would be much less ironic and hypocritical, as Antifa’s demeanor, tactics and goals closely align with that of past fascist movements.)