Freedom Center Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield reported Monday that intellectually-challenged anti-Semite Marc Lamont Hill, former CNN commentator, praised the Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement for wanting to “dismantle the Zionist project.”
“We can’t dismantle white supremacy or imperialism section by section,” said Hill in a video for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). “These systems don’t have passports or visas. They don’t stop at the border. They’re international or transnational movements, and so there’s no way to stop a settler-colonial movement in Palestine and not be mindful of its relationship to a settler-colonial project in New Zealand or Australia or the United States.”
Fact check: there is no country called “Palestine.” It’s Israel. And there are no “settler-colonial” projects in those countries. This is a racist, anti-Western, leftist fiction designed to de-legitimize nation-states as part of, in Hill’s case, a black nationalist revolution.
Hill went on to blather something about police officers from “the oppressive state” of the U.S. being trained in Israel and vice versa, and how it “speaks to a rising authoritarianism… that we have to dismantle.” He then praised a “new generation of activists,” including BLM, who “talk very explicitly about dismantling the Zionist project.”
The Freedom Center’s own John Perazzo, editor of Discover the Networks, notes that
Hill professes to have once belonged to an organization known as the Ansaaru Allah Community, an Islamic sect whose doctrines resemble those of the racist, black-supremacist Nation of Islam. On his publicly available Curriculum Vitae, Hill proudly includes a lecture on “The Importance of Ideological Training in the New Millennium,” which he delivered at the Polymathematic University in Pennsylvania – a self-described “revolutionary center for the training and development of professional revolutionaries.” The event was sponsored by the “Poor Righteous Communist Party,” a Maoist group that seeks to develop “an ever glorious Righteous Communism.”
Greenfield concludes, “Hill has an extensive history of anti-Israel activism and this fits in neatly with it. But it also defines the underlying agenda for the black nationalist movement.”