Conservative think tank report calls for congressional investigation into BLM organizations

WASHINGTON—A New special report on Cultural Marxism urges Congress to hold hearings on Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizations.

US political leaders shouldn’t shy away from investigating organizations with the words “Black Lives Matter” in their titles for fear of the “racist” label, said report authors Mike Gonzalez, an expert at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundationand Katharine Gorka, national security expert and former Foundation researcher.

“Because [BLM organizations] have been the vehicle for introducing Cultural Marxism into the lives of all Americans, taking the threat posed by BLM organizations seriously is the most immediate and simple thing Americans can do to confront Marxism,” writes the report.

The authors define Cultural Marxism as a more sophisticated and nuanced version of Marxism led by American Marxists “under the guise of social justice.” Instead of pitting workers against capitalists, Cultural Marxists use race and gender to drive wedges between various racial groups and children and parents in order to destroy the nuclear family in America, the authors said.

The report argues that critical race theory – a framework that views America as systematically racist – in education, the US war on climate change, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) rules of American companies are all part of Marxist strategies.

On a Monday discussion About this report to the Foundation, Gonzalez told the audience that it is legal to be a communist in the United States, but that people should be aware of the Marxist beliefs and intentions of BLM leaders.

According to the US Crisis Monitor, 633 riots took place in 2020 after the death of George Floyd, Gonzalez said in a previous Epoch Times interview. The Insurance Information Institute noted that these riots were the costliest civil unrest in United States history, with insured losses estimated at over $2 billion.

“I think the country should know if you [leaders of BLM organizations] sparked this level of violence and had these riots because you believe in these ideas,” Gonzalez said at Monday’s event.

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), an umbrella organization of the BLM movement, had openly stated that they were “trained marxistsand they should be investigated by Congress, according to the authors of the special report.

Alicia Garza, one of the founders of BLMGNF, said at a Left Forum convention, “It is not possible for a world to emerge where black lives matter if it is under capitalism. And it is not possible to abolish capitalism without fighting national oppression and gender oppression. Left Forum is a Marxist organization.

Sebastian Gorka with his wife, Katharine, at a parent rally outside Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Va., on June 16, 2022. (Terri Wu/The Epoch Times)

Sebastian Gorka, a former strategist for President Donald Trump and host of the “America First” radio show, called the newspaper “crucial” in meeting a new Marxist challenge different from that of the Cold War.

“The challenge has morphed so much from an external kinetic military challenge to an internal political challenge. And [BLM activists] have rights, but they undermine the Constitution with those rights,” he added.

The Epoch Times has contacted BLMGNF for comment.

Terri Wu

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