July 9, 2020 – Recent information has come to light about the founders of Black Lives Matter that suggests they may have participated in President Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan coup, and may have worked for a Soviet front group.
— Cyrus S (@CyrusShares) June 30, 2020
Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization, and its founders have admitted to having become “trained” Marxists, declining to say who or what organization trained them. Could it have been Cuban intelligence cells working on behalf of Russia? This would not be the first time these communist proxies engaged in this kind of behavior.
We need to know if this group has participated in communist uprisings before. Since the Venezuela coup, have conditions in the country gotten better, or worse for the average citizen? It has gotten worse, given the widespread poverty and famine, and that Maduro regularly uses the police force to murder dissidents.
This makes one wonder if Venezuela is where they received their paramilitary training? What if Russia and China are ultimately backing and have the most to gain from Black Lives Matter?
Interestingly, in 2016 Ali Breland of The Hill reported in an article entitled “Thousands Attend Protest Organized by Russians on Facebook,” it seems Putin’s Marxists used Black Lives Matter to protest the incoming Trump Administration:
Thousands of Americans attended a march last November organized by a Russian group that used social media to interfere in the 2016 election.
The demonstration in New York City, which took place a few days after the election, appears to be the largest and most successful known effort to date pulled off by Russian-linked groups intent on using social media platforms to influence American politics.
Sixteen thousand Facebook users said that they planned to attend a Trump protest on Nov. 12, 2016, organized by the Facebook page for BlackMattersUS, a Russian-linked group that sought to capitalize on racial tensions between black and white Americans. The event was shared with 61,000 users.
The BlackMattersUS-organized rally took advantage of outrage among groups on the left following President Trump’s victory on Nov. 8 to galvanize support for its event. The group’s protest was the fourth consecutive anti-Trump rally in New York following election night, and one of many across the country.
‘Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!’ reads the Facebook event page for the rally. ‘Divided is the reason we just fell. We must unite despite our differences to stop HATE from ruling the land.’
While the focus has been on Russian efforts ahead of the election, the BlackMatters rally days after Trump’s victory shows that Russian-linked social media influence efforts continued after the election.
The BlackMatters organizing group was connected to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian ‘troll farm’ with ties to the Kremlin, according to a recent investigation by the Russian Magazine RBC. Facebook has identified the Internet Research Agency as the group responsible for purchasing 3,000 political ads on Facebook’s platform and operating 470 accounts that appear to have attempted to influence the perspectives of Americans during the 2016 elections. – The Hill
Aleksandr Dugin, owner of the Internet Research Agency, is one of Russia’s premiere military thinkers. Putin has been following his playbook. Dugin is the author of a white paper entitled “Foundation of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia” and while it has not been completely translated to English, there have been partial translations and some reviews of it. He has been referred to as “Putin’s Philosopher” so we can look to him to get an idea of what Putin has planned for the coming years:
Dugin foresees a “New Eurasian Century” with Russia and China on top, replacing the United States as the world super powers. This Eurasian Century will see China’s Belt and Road the new hub of global trade, and they want the U.S. Petro-dollar system destroyed. Dugin claims, “the only geopolitics is the imperial – and this unequivocally means global – geopolitics.” Thus, he views politics as a global game of “Empire,” and “Absolute Power.”
Under Maduro, Venezuela has allowed itself to be used as a proxy for China and Russian strategic interests. This is extremely dangerous for the U.S. as both Communist proxies, Venezuela and Cuba, are on our side of the hemisphere. Canada has also allowed itself to be used as a proxy for China.
Chance A. Nelson of the Strategy Bridge writes, in an article entitled “Putin’s Playbook: Reviewing Dugin’s Foundations of Geopolitics“:
Suffice it to say that two of Russia’s most controversial moves this century have been the 2008 invasion of Georgia and the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Dugin addressed the problems of both Georgia and Ukraine in back-to-back sub chapters. According to him, Russia needed the Black Sea coast-line for both trade and as a naval base of operations so that the ‘northern coast of the Black Sea [could] be exclusively Eurasian and centrally subordinate to Moscow.'
Dugin’s stratagems rely on exploiting ethnic rifts all over the world. He specifically mentions in his Caucasus chapter the Abkhazians, the Ossetian Problem, and the need to control the Caucasus from Volgograd to Armenia. He claimed Armenia, with its ethnic ties to Tehran, was an essential ally in the prevention of Turkish expansion. Let us recall the outcome of the Russo-Georgian war. No other nation recognized Abkhazia at the time as sovereign. With Russia’s help, Abkhazia finally enforced its secession from Georgia and took half of its Black Sea coastline with it. Today, South Ossetia remains heavily occupied by Russian forces, despite not being recognized as sovereign on the international stage. Putin did, however, learn lessons of subtlety in the Georgian conflict. Maskirovka, the Russian military philosophy of deception, became a vital element of the ongoing Ukrainian conflict to avoid timely international backlash. Dugin’s ideas of scapegoating and exploiting ethno-political rifts neatly align with this purely military philosophy.
Dugin grew in relative fame after the Ukraine conflict began, as this was his most efficacious recommendation. As he explained, ‘Ukraine, as an independent state with some territorial ambitions, poses a huge danger to the whole of Eurasia, and without solving the Ukrainian problem, it makes no sense to talk about continental geopolitics.' The Crimean Peninsula has been home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet and a major military hub since 1997. Ukraine is also a significant economic hub on land, as a majority of Russia’s natural gas exports travel through it. This is an important factor in Dugin’s idea of stripping Europe’s energy dependence away from third-world energy reserves controlled by the Atlanticists.
Russia’s political and economic hold on Ukraine had dwindled over time from the fall of the Soviet Union to the late 2000s. In response, Putin supported Viktor Yanukovych for election. The first time Yanukovych ran for President in 2004, there were several re-votes, his pro-western opponent suffered dioxin poisoning, and citizens took to the streets in the so-called Orange Revolution. Yanukovych finally took power in 2010 before he reversed two decades of pro-western policy. In 2013, Yanukovych backed out of an EU-Ukraine summit and immediately met pivotal protests. He fled to Russia, and Mr. Putin seized the opportunity to exploit unrest. – Chance A. Nelson
While pretending not to be a communist, Putin behaves exactly like one. From the suspicious deaths and/or arrests of his critics, or those with information about his past to the suppression of dissent. Putin likes to play different groups against one another, while pretending to be pragmatic and presenting himself as a “savior of western civilization.”
We know that in the past, the Soviet Union exploited racial and class differences during the Cold War. The founders of Black Lives Matter, Garza, Cullors and Tometi all work for Soviet front groups, like the “Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO),” among other groups.
This screen shot from a Vigilante Intelligence video explains these connections, and how these front groups echo Russian propaganda. They always frame the west as “imperialist” and evil, but anything Russia does is characterized as “liberating” and “freeing” people, refusing to acknowledge Russians imperial and strategic interests.
At a 2014 “socialist” protest, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members can be seen echoing propaganda from Russia Today, Russian state run television that literally used to be called “Soviet Russia Today.” So we can say that whether wittingly or unwittingly, these people are working for Soviet front groups that may be receiving funding from Russia.
Again, Putin’s “philosopher” wrote on page 248 of his Foundations of Geopolitics “We must provoke all forms of instability and separatism within the borders of the United States (it is possible to make use of the political forces of Afro-American racists).” While many of the people who participated in marches for Black Lives Matter may not have understood it, they were being used by Russian’s as “useful idiots” in their years-long plans to collapse the United States from within. This is something Russian defector and former Soviet Propagandist Yuri Bezmenov warned us all about in the 1980s.
A recent article by Ho-Fung Hong in Foreign Policy Magazine, entitled “Don’t Be Fooled By China’s Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement” points out that China is exploiting the “movement” in the U.S.
Amid this global support for the U.S. Black Lives Matter movement is an unusual new ally: the Chinese government. The People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, published a cartoon portraying a White House tainted in blood and covered in tear gas. Standing on top of it is a crumbling Statue of Liberty, revealing her true identity as the police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck and now faces murder charges for suffocating him to death. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, told reporters in a press conference, ‘The current situation reflects once more the severity of the problems of racism and police violence in the U.S.’ Another bellicose spokesperson, Hua Chunying—known for her aggressive pushback against foreign criticism of China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Uighur concentration camps, and brutal police violence against Hong Kong protesters—joined the international outcry over Floyd’s death by tweeting, ‘I can’t breathe.’
Beijing’s criticism of the United States, however, differs from that seen around the globe. China’s critique does not stem from a genuine concern for universal human rights and the well-being of African Americans. The Chinese people have not been given any opportunity to protest in solidarity with Americans—or against the abuses of black residents in China itself. Anti-black racism remains rampant on the Chinese internet, untouched by censors who seek to crush opinions the government dislikes. Its motivation is simply to tell the United States, and everybody else, to stop criticizing China over its own human rights abuses. Underneath Beijing’s commentary on the U.S. unrest is a deeply cynical voice that asks: If the U.S. authorities can do it, why shouldn’t we? – Foreign Policy
China has been loving the riots that have been taking place across America, praising the Black Lives Matter Marxists insurgents. Even as China engages in forced organ harvesting of political prisoners and cracks down on Hong Kong, they criticize American Police forces and what they deem “systemic racism” that is “built into the fabric of America.”
Accuracy in Media did a report called “Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter” that claims this group has its origins in Maoist and Stalinist groups.
The report, extremely detailed and written back in 2016, seems to have predicted some of the events we see playing themselves out today across the country.
In 2015 Vasily Gatov of the Institute of Modern Russia wrote “Weapons of Mass Deception, Part One” that discusses the Anti-Western narrative Putin has been promulgating:
1991 is so important in this context because the date symbolizes the defeat of an organized Soviet narrative. It would be totally misguided to say that communist ideas about the utopian nature of the ‘just’ society that would overturn exploitation of the masses were only promoted by Russians. The ‘natural left’ has always existed, and there are still many who support this ideology, but what happened in August of 1991 marks the end of the funding that was previously made available to those who supported this narrative. It is unlikely that we will ever have the chance to expose the full scale of Soviet investment in this cause, not only because those archives are still classified, but also because this investment was diverse, delivered through many channels, including the governments of the USSR’s various client-states. One thing is certain: this was a well-funded system, built around the twin aims of aggression and submission.
The West, in response, crafted its own system to counter Soviet propaganda and wage its own campaign. Unlike the USSR, where ideology was the top priority of the governing party, Western countries needed a lot of organizational engineering to get their systems up and running. It was a difficult task for them, as most governments in the West were either legally prohibited from owning mass media outlets or were very limited in their access to and control of editorial policy (which was necessary to disperse the messages and other narrative elements that would counteract the Russian effort).
Yet the system was built in the West, and it played a distinctive role in the end of the USSR and the fall of the Eastern bloc. There is no doubt the Soviet Union fell victim to many factors, including self-inflicted damage. What is interesting—and, to an extent, the key to the present-day conflict in the media space—is how much the West’s counternarrative (or so-called ‘active measures’ against the USSR) really affected the Western mass media, as well as Western education, ethics, communication, and values, and transformed it into what Chomsky portrayed as an evil factory of consent.
When Vladimir Putin first outlined the framework of a new Russian narrative in his Munich Speech in 2007, it came as a surprise to policymakers—but not to policy experts. The Russian public sphere had never let go of the 1991 defeat. The first step in understanding what happened is to look at the various interpretations of the USSR’s collapse. While the West largely agreed that the Soviet empire was destroyed by its own internal controversies, policy mistakes, and economic inefficiency, some Russians viewed the collapse as an inspired, treacherous coup d’état by the United States and their allies. In their opinion, the defeat was ‘illegitimate,’ as the Soviet Union was not crushed militarily but collapsed as a result of a secret operation, when the converted leaders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) ‘capitulated’ and surrendered to the ‘world hegemon.’ This is a twisted logic, but without explanation of its origin one can hardly understand Putin’s sorrow over and lament for the ‘tragic finale’ of the USSR and the alleged humiliation of the Soviet nation that followed.
To put the record straight, a revanchist part of the Russian political elite (the same elite that Putin later decided to join and lead) interpreted 1991 as the ‘illegitimate victory’ of the West. This group embraced a worldview centered on the idea of a U.S.-led plot that successfully established Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the CPSU; persuaded him to retreat from ‘the Soviet sphere of influence’; weakened Soviet military power; and eventually opened the door to a cabal of crooks who seized control, dismantled the USSR, and threw the nation into despair. – The Institute of Modern Russia
By framing things in this manor, Putin presents Russia as the underdog who has been unfairly treated by the rest of the world. He sees himself as the savior and restorer of Russia’s prior glory. The Soviets always used front groups to promote this anti-western propaganda, and to help promote their Marxist ideology. The following list is from just one Soviet front network, as documented by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Research and Analysis Department in April 1989:
As you can see, these groups all promote the same agenda, the communist or socialist agenda. In fact, when Fidel Castro died, Black Lives Matter put out this tweet, praising him to the dismay of the Huffington Post, who then promptly forgot about it.
Black Lives Matter encouraged people to come to the aid of their “fallen comrade” Fidel Castro, and to “push back against rhetoric” coming from conservatives. That is how they see the horrible crimes of the Castro regime, as something to be proud of.
Sadly, many corporations are either wittingly, or unwittingly supporting this foreign backed Marxist insurgency. Ashley Rae Goldenberg was banned by Medium for compiling a list of 279 corporations who have donated to Black Lives Matter and Antifa. On June 3, 2020 she wrote:
Hi! This is a list of all of the ‘woke’ companies (and brands) that are supporting violent protests across the United States. Despite the chaos, destruction, and deaths, ‘woke’ companies across the country have still come out in support of #BlackLivesMatter, Antifa terrorists, and general criminals.
Please consider using this list to guide in what businesses you wish to support. Please also consider using this list the next time someone makes the argument that we are living in a white supremacist country with institutionalized racism. If major companies consider supporting violent rioters and looters good for their bottom line, your cause isn’t oppressed.
To keep this list from becoming unwieldy, I’m only including one statement per company. Many of these companies have issued multiple statements in support of the insurrection across the country, some even fighting in the comments section with fans, but it’s overwhelming as it is.
Please feel free to contact me on Twitter if you find anything you’d like to contribute to this list. I’m more likely to see your contribution to this list if you follow and tweet at me or DM me directly. If you found this list useful, please consider making a contribution (via PayPal or Patreon for now) to help me out. You are under no obligation, but I am an investigative reporter out of work, which is why I have enough time to make this list and continuously update it.
*A note on some of the comments I’ve received: quite a few of the statements are generic ‘racism is bad’ statements. That is true. However, these companies would not be coming out with any public statements about racism, and especially not any public statements declaring ‘Black Lives Matter,’ if not for the current riots occurring now all around the world. The timing is not a mere coincidence. Therefore, when a company posts that it is in ‘solidarity’ with the black community now, the company actually means solidarity with the riots. – Ashley Rae Goldenberg
The list has been archived here, but she has not been allowed back on Medium. Perhaps these corporations don’t want people to keep tracking of their funding of these radical Marxist groups because foreign connections to these groups may come out in the future. That could be seen as giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy.
In conclusion, can we say with certainty that Black Lives Matter is run by foreign intelligence? No, but we have pretty good circumstantial evidence to suggest they might be. I believe the evidence to be strong enough to require further investigation. I call on the FBI and Department of Justice to start looking into these links. When the Soviets instigated and funded the South Africa communist revolution, we sat back and did nothing. The west praised Nelson Mandela, and now we have seen the end result. The deaths of white South African farmers in brutal, state sanctioned attacks. We must investigate these networks, before we end up like South Africa.
For more information, please see the following links below:
- “The Links Between BLM and Maduro Revealed” by Panama Post.
- “BLM: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.67 Billion So Far” by Black Enterprise.
- “Violence Explodes in American Cities” by Spectator.
- “Anti-Western Narrative” Stop-fake Archives.
- “Internal Workings of the Soviet System” Soviet Archives.
This story is still developing, please check back for updates.