My Point of View: Stand up against destruction of the state and the country
My Point of View by Angie Hoffman
In Ted Hinnenkamp’s most recent letter to the editor, Hinnenkamp revealed he was unaware of the Black Lives Matter organization’s Marxist leadership. I don’t believe this point is commonly known, so I wanted to briefly explain. From their website, Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 by “three radical black organizers.” One of the co-founders is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, who is listed as a current strategic advisor. In a 2015 video interview, when asked about Black Lives Matter’s ideological structure by The Real News Network, Khan-Cullors replied, “…we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (another co-founder) in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”
Should we be supporting Marxism? Modern Marxists are people who are seeking to start a literal revolution and are pitting race against race to achieve this goal. Their results make this clear. Have you ever wondered why Black Lives Matter activists don’t obsessively call for people to say the name of David Dorn? Or Horace Anderson and David Underwood? All were black lives that were violently ended because of the ongoing Black Lives Matter uprising, but did they matter to Black Lives Matter? Despite a positive-sounding name, the truth is this isn’t about black lives, it’s about overthrowing our capitalist system and Black Lives Matter is using black lives to do so.
One can support the sentiment that black lives matter, and they certainly do, but still condemn the harm the Black Lives Matter organization is causing to both the Black community and our nation as a whole.
Recently I’ve been quite critical of Minnesota’s Democrat leaders, which I maintain. Our leaders are extremists, advocating for positions such as open borders, disbanding the police and radical Marxist ideology. That said, I do want to clarify and acknowledge again that the average farmer/laborer Democrat is much more centrist than their party leaders, particularly in our area of the state. Moderate Democrats are good people who are being abandoned by their party. I know because I was once one who was left behind. (Oh, yes, I used to be a Democrat. I voted for Obama. I don’t think Ted Hinnenkamp remembers this, but my husband and I even caucused with the Freeborn County DFL one year.)
These days I may not agree with moderate Democrats on certain issues, but we both share some fundamental points in common. We celebrate the American way of life while championing for improvements. We value individualism over collectivism, and the individual freedoms guaranteed in our constitution. Unlike some, we love our country, not hate it. These shared values are diametrically opposed to the self-destructing collectivist ideology the extreme left is now advancing.
We must unite and we must unite now. The great silent majority can no longer be silent. I, for one, will be happy to stand with anyone willing to join me against the destruction of our state and this country. It doesn’t matter what you look like. It doesn’t matter who you love. It doesn’t matter what your background is. If you cherish and want to preserve our free country, this is an ideological battle we must win, and I will support you.
Angie Hoffman is a member of the Freeborn County Republican Party.