Black Lives Matter Praises Fidel Castro, Tells Followers to Follow His Example

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Black Lives Matter just released a statement praising deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

According to The Daily Caller, the group said that America should take some lessons from Castro’s legacy.

In an article written by Black Lives Matter Network, the organization began the statement by saying, “There are lessons that we must revisit and heed as we pick up the mantle in changing our world, as we aspire to build a world rooted in a vision of freedom and the peace that only comes with justice
t is the lessons that we take from Fidel,” the statement continued.

Of course, Castro was infamous for his socialist beliefs and cruel treatment of his people. Thousands of his own people left Cuba in an attempt to flee Castro’s harsh rule. USA Today published an article explaining how Castro executed hundreds of his people simply because they were against his revolution.

But Black Lives Matter disagrees that Castro was a cruel dictator. “From Fidel, we know that revolution is sparked by an idea, by radical imaginings, which sometimes take root first among just a few dozen people coming together in the mountains,” the group said.

The group continued to praise Castro for his so-called “humanitarian actions,” while completely ignoring the fact that he was considered a mass murderer and fear-mongering dictator among people in his own country. It even praised him for providing shelter to American terrorists who fled to Cuba after committing crimes in the United States.

“A final lesson is that to be a revolutionary, you must strive to live in integrity. As a black network committed to transformation, we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us. We are thankful that he provided a home for Brother Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill, asylum to Brother Huey P. Newton, and sanctuary for so many other black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era,” the statement read.

“As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!”

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