Hawley’s comments came in response to the Nov. 24 launch of Black Lives Matter’s “Black Xmas” campaign, which calls for supporters to abandon “white-supremacist-capitalism” in favor of black-supremacist capitalism.
“Let’s harness our economic power to disrupt white-supremacist-capitalism and build Black community,” the BLM site urges. “#BlackXmas is about being self-determined and dismantling existing structures by building new, and more viable, beneficial ones.”
Supporters are encouraged to #BuildBlack, #BuyBlack, and #BankBlack “in the names of our mightiest and most righteous warrior Ancestors.”
“And then they want to go right on ahead and keep doing stuff that actually hurts American workers,” he continued.
Melina Abdullah, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, told YES! magazine that “when we were birthed, BLM had a critique of capitalism, and understood that capitalism necessitates harm brought on Black communities and the exploitation of Black labor, exploitation of Black consumers, exploitation of people of color.”
“This is not about enriching Black capitalists,” Abdullah continued. “This is about building strong Black communities so that we can have a degree of autonomy and self-determination.”
That would be news to BLM co-founder and self-described “trained Marxist” Patrisse Khan-Cullors.
In October 2020 Cullors signed on with Warner Bros. to “develop and produce original programming across all platforms, including broadcast, cable and streaming,” according to Variety.
Then in May 2021 Cullors resigned from BLM after the New York Post reported that she had recently purchased “four high-end homes for $3.2 million.”