In an Instagram post last weekend, the Marxist revolutionary Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement urged supporters to wage a holiday season boycott of “white companies,” because “Capitalism t doesn’t love Black people.”
“White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life,” the BLM Global Network Foundation posted to the social media platform. “Skip the Black Friday sales and buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses.”
To support its cause, BLM called on supporters to visit BlackXmas.org, where it can learn how to “move your money out of white-corporate banks that finance our oppression and open accounts with Black-owned banks.”
“As BLMLA organizer, Jan Williams, reminds us, ‘Capitalism doesn’t love Black people,’” the group wrote in a statement last week announcing the boycott. “#BlackXmas challenges us to shake off the chains of consumerism and step fully into our own collective power, to build new traditions, and run an offense as well as a defense. Let’s harness our economic power to disrupt white-supremacist-capitalism and build Black community.”
That’s odd. Isn’t Black Lives Matter about protecting black victims of police brutality? What’s all this about disrupting capitalism?