BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution (Hardback)Mike Gonzalez (author)
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The George Floyd riots that have precipitated great changes throughout American society were not spontaneous events. Americans did not suddenly rise up in righteous anger, take to the streets, and demand not just that police departments be defunded but that all the structures, institutions, and systems of the United States-all supposedly racist-be overhauled.
The 12,000 or so demonstrations and 633 related riots that followed Floyd's death took organizational muscle. The movement's grip on institutions from the classroom to the ballpark required ideological commitment. That muscle and commitment were provided by the various Black Lives Matter organizations.
This book examines who the BLM leaders are, delving into their backgrounds and exposing their agendas-something the media has so far refused to do. These people are shown to be avowed Marxists who say they want to dismantle our way of life. Along with their fellow activists, they make savvy use of social media to spread their message and organize marches, sit-ins, statue tumblings, and riots. In 2020 they seized upon the video showing George Floyd's suffering as a pretext to unleash a nationwide insurgency.
Certainly, no person of good will could object to the proposition that "black lives matter" as much as any other human life. But Americans need to understand how their laudable moral concern is being exploited for purposes that a great many of them would not approve.
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
"Gonzalez takes on a movement that, with backing from every institution of elite culture, now has tentacles throughout American life, and is a threat to the very foundations of the country. This book is a necessary, urgent, and courageous critique."-Rich Lowry, editor of National Review
"Mike Gonzalez shows why Americans must take seriously the architects of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Critical Race Theory. He systematically reveals how these Marxists seek to transform America into something unimagined by the Founders and unrecognizable to most Americans today. His diagnosis of the threat is superbly argued and his wake-up call sorely needed." -Victor Davis Hanson, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and author of The Dying Citizen
"Origins matter, and Mike Gonzalez has done yeoman work investigating and reporting on the origins of the BLM movement whose success has resulted in soaring crime rates and urban violence." -Michael Barone, senior political analyst, Washington Examiner
"This is a must-read to make sense of the political turmoil of the past two years. In the narrative created by the media and academia, Black Lives Matter is a continuation of the civil rights movement, but Gonzalez makes it abundantly clear that BLM is not mainly about eliminating racism. Rather, it aims to overthrow the free-market system and the American constitutional way of government. With careful research and a deep understanding of American history, Gonzalez has written a tour de force."-Kim Holmes, former Assistant Secretary of State and Executive Vice President of The Heritage Foundation
"Mike Gonzalez is a rare combination: brilliant enough to articulate fundamental problems and brave enough to name them. Black Lives Matter is a movement predicated on prevarication, and Gonzalez breaks down its dangerous falsehoods in hard-hitting fashion. -Ben Shapiro, host of The Ben Shapiro Show and author of How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps
"Gonzalez provides a masterful chronicle of the intellectual origins of Black Lives Matter and the radical, Marxist ideology that underpins the movement. This is a must read for patriots who wish to understand and fight back against BLM's effort to tear down America's most fundamental principles and institutions."-Ying Ma, author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto
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