BLM blamed U.S. government sanctions and America’s alleged “inhumane treatment” of Cubans for crippling the country. Then, BLM asserted Cubans have chosen their own government and that support for pro-democracy dissidents inhibits their right to self-determination.
“This cruel and inhuman policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis,” the post reads.
Fact check: the cruel and inhuman policy that has undermined Cubans’ right to choose their own government is communism. Cuba has been led for the last 62 years by dictators who have never stood in any election.
BLM continued, “The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination. Unites States leaders have tried to crush this Revolution for decades. Instead of international amity, respect, and goodwill, the U.S. government has only instigated suffering for the country’s 11 million people – of which 4 million are Black and Brown.”
Fact check: the people of Cuba are being punished not by the U.S. government, but by the systemic racism and economic oppression inherent in the very communism that BLM promotes.
Since protests began, police have opened fire on crowds and beaten people in the streets, a large number of them Afro-Cubans. Independent media confirmed the arrests of at least 5,000 people since protests. Díaz-Canel openly called on civilians to violently attack protesters on the streets in an “order of combat” issued late Sunday.
Despite this, BLM reserves all its condemnation for the United States — because what matters to BLM is not black lives, but the furtherance of the communist revolution worldwide.