The video shows Cullors at an 事件 touting “的 7 变革性组织理论的组成部分” 共产党同情者埃里克·曼（Eric Mann）. 在她的谈话中, Cullors discusses how she agreed with a man who purportedly said Mann’s work reminded him of Mao’s “Little Red Book.”
“I was speaking to this young person from Arizona who is trying to fight S.B. 1070,” 她说, apparently referring to the measure requiring immigrants to carry documentation in the state.
“He grabbed the book and he said, ‘It’s like Mao’s Red Book,'” a smiling Cullors recalled in the video, which was flagged by The National Pulse 星期四. “我就像, ‘Man that’s what I was thinking.’ And it was just really cool to hear him make that connection.”
“我就像, ‘How about you buy like 10-15 of these books and you all have like a youth organizing group where you talk about it and you really try to engage this — we need to build off of this,” 她补充说.
The event appeared to be sponsored by The Strategy Center, where Mann is currently a director. 根据 his bio on the center’s website, Mann is “a 48-year veteran in anti-war, labor, and environmental organizing.” His bio adds that he’s worked “extensively with Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society, and the United Auto Workers.”
A HuffPost article bearing his byline praises the violent October Revolution in Russia, which preceded the Soviet Union.
“As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition to the U.S. imperialist system a great appreciation of the achievements of the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union is a critical part of our revolutionary future,” 的 2017 article reads.
The video shed even greater light on the Marxist background of Cullors, whose organization has been involved for years with racial protests that have sometimes turned violent. She previously described herself and her co-founder, Alicia Garza, 如 “trained Marxists.”
Encyclopedia Britannica describes the “Little Red Book” as a simplified and dogmatized version of Mao’s thought. It was used to popularize Mao’s philosophy and was mandatory reading for those in need of “reeducation.”
其中一个 sayings in Mao’s book reads: “Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Another reads: “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery… A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”
Cullors and BLM did not respond to Fox News’ 征求意见.