Several GOP lawmakers mocked Black Lives Matter (BLM), a Marxist organization, after it released a statement effectively supporting communism in Cuba, where thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets to protest the oppressive, decades-long authoritarian dictatorship.
On Thursday, Black Lives Matter released a lengthy statement on the demonstrations in Cuba, condemning the “U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans” and blaming U.S. sanctions for hurting the Cuban people rather than the authoritarian dictatorship, which has killed tens of thousands of its own people.
That policy, BLM continued, has contributed to destabilization, “undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government,” despite the fact that Cubans have not been allowed to choose their own government.
“Since 1962, the United States has forced pain and suffering on the people of Cuba by cutting off food, medicine, and supplies costing the tiny island nation an estimated $130 billion,” the Marxist organization continued,