Who is Manning Johnson and How is He Relevant to Critical Race Theory?

Color, Communism and Common Sense

In 1908, a black man by the name of Manning Johnson was born. In his early years, Johnson began to develop a strong interest/desire in bringing Communism to America, and ultimately joined the American Negro Labor Congress and their fight for the “Red Movement”. In a nutshell, the “Red Movement” was a campaign to carry out Russia’s communist agenda. Johnson was committed, especially after talking to a fellow American Negro Labor comrade who was a graduate of the Lenin Institute in Moscow.

Johnson climbed rapidly to the National Committee, which at the time was the highest governing body of the Communist Party in America. He then earned a high level position on the National Negro Commission, which was a vitally important sub-committee of the National Committee of the Communist Party. The National Negro Commission was created based on orders DIRECTLY from Moscow to facilitate the subversion of American Negros.

Back to the “Red Movement”. At its core, the “Red Movement” would place blame for all black people’s struggles at the door of white people in America and remove all responsibility and accountability from black people. This would cause black people to:

  • (a) feel sorry for themselves;
  • (b) blame white people for their failures;
  • (c) ignore the countless opportunities around them;
  • (d) jealous of the progress of other racial and national groups;
  • (e) expect the white man to do everything for them;
  • (f) look for easy and quick solutions as a substitute for the harsh realities of competitive struggle to get ahead.

Does this sound familiar? The good news is that Manning Johnson realized how dangerous this approach was and severed his ties with the Communist Party. In 1958, Manning Johnson wrote a book titled “Color, Communism and Common Sense”. The “Red Movement” plan was created over 100 years ago and BLM seems to be following it to every last letter. Add the Cloward and Piven Strategy to the mix, which is again centered around creating a financial and political crisis at the national level and you have life as we know it in 2020. BLM is not smart, clever or unique. They cannot think on their own and at the end of the day, their movement is destined for one thing and one thing only, holding black people back.


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