No. This isn’t a joke.
The Twitter account @blackhousenews posted a tweet calling looting and theft “[a]cts of material liberation,” and insisting that such acts “should not be filmed.”
The account has almost 11,000 followers.
The tweet is still up.
Marxists.org defines Communism as “the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat.”
“The Communist Manifesto had, as its object, the proclamation of the inevitable impending dissolution of modern bourgeois property,” reads the preface to Karl Marx’s Communist manifesto.
And the following terrifying line appears in the body of Marx’s work:
“In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
There is no question that today’s political left is possessed by Marxist ideology, an ideology that has led to the death of 100 million people in the last century or so, according to the Wall Street Journal:
“If we add to this list the deaths caused by communist regimes that the Soviet Union created and supported—including those in Eastern Europe, China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia—the total number of victims is closer to 100 million. That makes communism the greatest catastrophe in human history.”