When Babu Omowale of the People's New Black Panther Party told Aaron Klein Investigative Radio that his goal was a separate "Black Nation" comprised of five southern states -- Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina -- whether he knew it or not, he was echoing old Moscow policy. Such policy was set forth, for example, by the Comintern in 1930 and trumpeted by the Communist Party USA, as seen in the 1932 campaign poster (above), which calls for "self-determination for the Black Belt." While extending a little farther into East Texas and parts of Virginia, this 1932 "Black Belt" stretches across the same states black militant Omowale names today.
"Self-determination," Communist Party style, of course, is another way of calling for Communist revolution, which, as stipulated by the Comintern in 1930, included the "confiscation of the property of the landed white and capitalists" and the like. As a Kremlin strategy to lure American blacks to Communism, this idea would wax and wane; still, it is hard not to hear its echoes today, if one only listens for them.
As with Lenin's strategy of generalizing incidents "to produce a single picture of police violence" -- which surely matches Obama administration policy today -- such connections to Communism's age-old war to destroy the American republic are central to understanding the chaos and violence of our time.