Nothing could be further from the truth. Though the point has been solidly stressed many times by many people in many ways, I would like to take a moment to make to a declaration which, at this point in history, should not even have to made; under the banner of Marxism/communism, no lives matter. Full stop. End of story.
For the sake of elucidation, let's briefly make our way through a non-comprehensive list of lives that did not matter under Marxism/communism.
Some lives didn't matter from the get go.
Other religious lives.
Other lives mattered for a while, and then didn't matter anymore.
Proletariat/working class lives.
Agricultural smallholder lives.
Red army/military lives.
Party member lives.
Party leader lives.
And so on. When all was said and done, no lives truly mattered. All lives were considered potential threats. All lives were open to the possibility of liquidation, even the lives of the people who helped establish Marxist/communist regimes.
Tens of millions of lives from Russia to China, from southeast Asia to Africa, from Central Europe to Central America; none of these tens of millions lives (perhaps more) mattered.
In light of the lists above, I must say I find it unsurprising that the latest (rather lame and farcical) incarnation of Marxist/communist revolutionary slop parades under a flag declaring that lives matter. In this specific case, the lives that matter are of a particular skin color. Likewise, the ruling global elite have also increased their communist-inspired rhetoric about improving lives, leveling the playing field to provide opportunities for the marginalized and the oppressed, and ensuring dignity for all human lives.
The premise behind Marxist platitudes is elementary. There is an oppressive system in which some lives matter more than others. Marxism purports it can change that through the elimination of oppressive structures, thereby creating a world in which it would be socially, economically, and politically impossible for some lives to matter more than other lives. At its core, communism professes to be an emancipatory force; one that not only liberates the oppressed from their oppressors, but also liberates the oppressors from their burden of having to oppress. Simply put, Marxism emancipates.
Unfortunately, history has shown that the only real freedom Marxism/communism can guarantee is death; that is, freedom from mortal life.
Something to keep in mind in case the Marxist/communist rhetoric currently being thrown around intensifies.