Over the weekend, Lives Matter (BLM) founder Patrisse Cullors confirmed that one of the radical group’s “goals” is to remove President Donald Trump from the White House, stressing that voting him out in November is not good enough and that he should “resign” right now.
Moreover, in recently resurfaced video from 2015, Cullors made clear the organization’s ideological foundation, expressly stating that she and others in the movement are “trained Marxists.”
“Well, I’m hands down – Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” Cullors told CNN “The Lead” host Jake Tapper, on Friday (see below). “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out."
“While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization, that’s going to be important,” the BLM founder said. “But our goal is to get Trump out.”
In the resurfaced 2015 interview, Cullors was asked about a supposed “lack of ideological direction in Black Lives Matter” (see below).
“We actually do have an ideological frame,” responded Cullors, “myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers.”
“We are trained Marxists,” she added. “We are super versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”
In the “What We Believe” section of the official BLM site, the organization calls for the “national defunding of police” and for the “disruption” of the nuclear family.
“We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to go unchecked and our lives to be taken,” the site reads. “We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive but thrive. If you’re with us, add your name to the petition right now and help us spread the word.”
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable,” the section continues.
“We foster a queer‐affirming network,” BLM adds. “When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
Back in 2017, Cullors told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that so-called “hate speech” is not protected under the U.S Constitution. “Hate speech, which is what we’re seeing coming out of white nationalists groups, is not protected under the First Amendment rights,” she said.
Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo