Revolutionary Communist Party has “coordinated Trayvon Martin protests throughout the country”
Many of the Trayvon Martin protests that are still taking place in major cities across the United States were organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party which is chaired by a Marxist who praised mass killers Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao.
In a lengthy exposé by the politically independent SF Weekly, columnist Rachel Swan documents how, “Members of the Berkeley-based Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) had, indeed, set the time and date for two consecutive Trayvon Martin rallies in Oakland, as well as the ones in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.”
Explaining how many of the demonstrations were adorned with Communist red flags, Swan notes how the RCP sent out email blasts urging people to attend the rallies, made protest signs and also used “viral marketing” to give the message a “veneer of spontaneity”.
“It turns out that Revolutionary Communists have coordinated — or perhaps infiltrated — Trayvon Martin protests throughout the country, often with more aggressive sloganeering than in Oakland. In Florida, they didn’t shy away from connecting Martin to larger, more abstract causes,” writes Swan, noting that the group has used the marches to denounce capitalism.
The Founder and current chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party is Bob Avakian, “an acolyte of Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin — he praises both of them in his 2005 autobiography,” writes Swan.
Despite the fact that between them the two dictators killed at least 50 million people, Avakian has been a consistent and vehement supporter of both Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin.
Avakian protested the efforts of reformer Deng Xiaoping to lead China towards a market economy after Mao’s death in 1976, having backed the cultural revolution, during which historical relics and artifacts were destroyed, cultural and religious sites were ransacked and Mao’s political opponents were tortured and executed.
When the RCP was criticized by some on the left for creating a Mao-like “cult of personality” around Avakian, he responded, “I certainly hope so — we’ve been working very hard to create one.”
It is unsurprising that the Revolutionary Communist Party has backed the Obama administration’s efforts to create a furore around the Trayvon Martin case. Recall that it was the Justice Department which organized and paid for many of the original Trayvon Martin protests last year. Given that Barack Obama’s political career was launched in the living room of Weathermen Communist and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, it makes perfect sense.
The RCP wasn’t similarly perturbed when Roderick Scott, a 42-year-old black man, shot and killed Christopher Cervini, a 17-year old white kid who broke into his car and tried to attack him, suggesting that their protests have little to do with justice for Trayvon Martin and everything to do with hijacking contrived racial tension in order to push their own warped political agenda.