[The American Conservative] BLM: America's Homegrown Marxism
A new book exposes the ideological wellsprings of the Black Lives Matter movement.
BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution. By Mike Gonzalez. Encounter Books; 234 pages; $28.99.
A running joke on the climate-skeptic right depicts environmentalists as political watermelons — green on the outside, red on the inside. After the rampant rioting and looting of two summers ago that used George Floyd’s death as a pretext, it’s high time the culprits got their own fruit analogy. Per Mike Gonzalez’s latest book, BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution (2021), the namesake group resembles a fig — black on the outside, red on the inside. For all its outward pretension of caring for the plight of black Americans, the movement’s inner drive has proven to be the overhaul of American society along Marxist lines.
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