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Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Way back in 2017, I commented on Antifa immediately after the Charlotteville chaos. At the time I wrote:
Antifa is a violent group of extremists that espouses violence as a means to curtail speech they don't like. By the way, that violence is NOT limited to white supremacist rhetoric but can and sometimes is applied any speech that troubles them (think: Andy Ngo). Here's a group photo of one antifa cell:

Note that all antifa members wear masks (sorta like the KKK) and black uniforms (sorta like the white KKK uniforms), most carry clubs (sorta like weapons, would you say?), and all sit behind a red, black and white flag that looks a lot like another hateful symbol from the past:

Hmmm. Could it be that Trump was justified in noting that Antifa extremists are considerably more than non-violent protesters and deserve to be called out in the same sentence as the white supremacists. Both represent violence and hate. Both should be condemned.

Nah ... that truth so threatens the narrative that it can't be spoken. It's far better to smear Trump as a white supremacist.
Not much has changed over the past few years. Rick Moran characterizes the 2019 version of Antifa:
Antifa is a mish-mash of anarcho-communists, thugs, radical communiatarians, and gimlet-eyed revolutionaries who use the rhetoric of the left to sway addle-brained young people to be stage props in their street wars.
But their supporters aren't only a bunch of useful idiot millennials. This comment from a victim of Antifa violence, Andy Ngo:
The worst part is how prominent media figures and politicians glamorize and even promote antifa as a movement for a just cause. CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have defended antifa on-air. Chuck Todd invited antifa ideologue Mark Bray on “Meet the Press” to explain why antifa’s political violence is “ethical.”

Keith Ellison [ex-co-chair of the DNC and a noted anti-Semite] gleefully posted — and recently deleted — a selfie of himself holding Bray’s Antifa handbook. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA] met hard-left political operative Joseph Alcoff in 2016. Alcoff is currently facing felony charges for his alleged involvement in an Antifa mob beating of two Marines in Philadelphia.

That last choice of targets — Marines — was no accident. ­Antifa operates by a very broad definition of “fascists.” By ­antifa’s telling, fascists include mainstream conservatives and even centrist journalists who dare criticize them. But they save most of their hatred for US law enforcement and military service members. Antifa’s goal is ­violent political revolution, and it sees law-enforcement officers and the military as the main ­obstacles.

In the Pacific Northwest, where Antifa is especially active, the group has continually targeted ICE. Last summer, the local ICE building in Portland faced a five-week siege that shut down the facility. Why? Antifa seeks to destabilize and destroy the nation-state by attacking its sovereign borders. And the group draws morale from mainstream progressive politicians, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who normalize hatred of border enforcement and sovereignty as such.
This week, two GOP Senators are introducing a resolution to condemn Antifa as a domestic terror group. That gives these scum more credit than they deserve.

Maybe a better move would be to ask a platoon of U.S. Marines (one of Antifa's recent targets) to intercede during the next Antifa "demonstration"—you know, where they demand social justice by beating defenseless "fascists" to a pulp. Antifa's progressive protectors would become apoplectic as the marines persuaded the Antifa thugs that their actions were inappropriate. And if the Antifa thugs threw a punch or swung a pipe ... well, the marines would be within their rights to defend themselves ... vigorously.