Marion Smith: Marxist Black Lives Matter – here's why it supports Cuba's communists over the protesters

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The ongoing mass protests in Cuba are a clarifying thing – and not just about the brutal nature of that country’s communist regime. They have equally shown the true colors of Black Lives Matter in the United States. 

As the past few days have demonstrated, the supposed social justice group cares far more about advancing the red banner of Marxism than protecting Black and Brown people.

The truth became clear on Thursday morning, when Black Lives Matter (BLM) released its official statement about the Cuban protests. It’s telling that it took so long for the group to issue any statement at all – the protests started Sunday, and the regime crackdown not long after. What’s more telling is what the statement said. It was full of blame for the United States, and full of praise for Cuban communism.

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BLM minced no words: “The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government.” Apparently, through a decades-long embargo, the U.S. has “instigated suffering for the country’s 11 million people – of which 4 million are Black and Brown.” The group simultaneously claimed

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