Cutting straight to the truth as usual, the Godfather of Brexit made his feelings clear about Black Lives Matter, the organization, in a YouTube video this week. Nigel Farage said that BLM, at least as it exists in the United Kingdom, is nothing more or less than a “dangerous, Marxist organization” with backing from socialists like George Soros who want to remake society as a communist utopia.
Farage said he was “utterly appalled” by the violence perpetrated by supposedly anti-racist activists.
“The tearing down of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, for the second day in a row, Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square being defaced…a mob around the statue screaming ‘Churchill was a racist,’” he recounted. “We saw another assault on the Cenotaph, this time with some yob climbing up there and trying to set fire with a cigarette lighter to the Union Flag. These were just some of the highlights from what happened in the United Kingdom.”
Farage said the media – particularly the BBC – should be ashamed of themselves for portraying BLM as “peaceful and wonderful” after scores of violent protests led to dozens of Metropolitan Police officer injuries over the weekend.
“And yet, my argument here isn’t against equality of opportunity,” he cautioned. “It’s not to say there aren’t still things in society that aren’t perfectly fair — but it is to say this, and to say it very, very clearly: this Black Lives Matter movement is a dangerous, Marxist organization, hell-bent on anarchy, and we need to wake up, get some facts into our heads, and understand what it is we’re fighting.”
Farage noted that BLM’s primary motivation since the death of George Floyd – if not before – is the complete abolition of police in America.
“They’re aiming at a radical redistribution of wealth, they’re hinting at assets being taken from private companies and put into the hands of workers — I mean, look, this is a little bit like the 1917 Lenin manifesto which saw the communist revolution in Russia,” he said. “That’s the kind of thing that we’re dealing with here, and it’s very heavily funded — they’re not short of money; they’ve got some big backers, Soros, others, who want to fundamentally overturn the norms of society as we see them today.”
And boy, have they ever set the stage for success. Together with all their leftist allies, they’ve managed to create a Western culture where even the act of reciting facts is considered hate speech if it doesn’t align with the Great Narrative. Fear keeps critics in line, whether it’s fear of losing face, fear of losing one’s job, or, in some instances in the UK, fear of actual imprisonment. When everyone is afraid of dissenting, you win!
For a while, anyway…