Do you number yourself among those of us who struggle to understand who the groups are that are shouting down Congressmen in town hall meetings in their districts, or why these same crowds who say they are pro-1st Amendment and are anti-fascist but in these meetings and these demonstrations (that most often turn into riots) take the actions they take when they say THEY are positive but all those they protest, (like President Trump and other conservatives) are negative and are out to get us all through fascism and totalitarianism? They have been named and no longer are their identities hidden. It is no surprise to many to discover they are NOT anti-fascist or pro-1st Amendment. Indeed they are exactly OPPOSITE of those claims. And they are NOT new. They are organized and their organization has been around for quite a while. Their name? “Antifa.”
Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.” Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its members taking the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s. It now has active cells across the world, including in Germany, the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Czechia, and France. And it has been verified that in the pro-Trump rallies, the campus rallies to promote Free Speech and other conservative causes, and in even those town hall meetings by Republican Congressmen and Congresswomen, in those that turn violent the perpetrators of the violence (the ones who mask themselves and refuse to be identified) are on the most part members of Antifa. “Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street,” said independent journalist Lauren Southern, who was present at one of the pro-Trump Berkeley rallies, in a video taken immediately following the violence. Harrowing video footage taken by Southern’s crew showed Antifa street fighters throwing bricks and M-80 explosives into the crowd, as well as assaulting Trump supporters. Other footage released by someone present at the event showed one Antifa thug hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bicycle chain and lock.
But the Trump supporters and free speech activists — acting fully in self-defense — were able to hold their ground and drive back their Antifa attackers. In response Antifa members have only vowed to intensify their violence. “Not getting disarmed is a big part of the problem, yes, but we need more than flags and bats,” wrote one in the r/anarchism subreddit community page. “We need to take notes from the John Brown Gun Club and get firearms and training. I know getting firearms in states and cities we have a presence in is usually a hassle, but even handguns would help,” the would-be revolutionary wrote. “It would certainly put a psychological element in while holding fascists back. Who do you think a fascist is more afraid of? People with only flags and bats, or people with flags, bats, and guns?” he wrote. “Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street.” But some Antifa members have clearly had the same thought — that “flags and bats” simply aren’t enough. Indeed the Antifa United webstore temporarily sold a Antifa-branded concealed credit-card knife.
The United States Government has passed and implemented laws that if/when enforced should take care of Antifa. Examples: The Department of State, through U.S. Code Title 22, Chapter 38, defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.” Antifa increasingly could plausibly fit that definition. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
Antifa could also reasonably meet those conditions.
The U.S. Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments or societies” and notes that terrorism “is often motivated by religious, political, or other ideological beliefs and committed in the pursuit of goals that are usually political.”
Yes, Antifa fits that definition, too.
So now you know: those are not just troubled college students who get carried away screaming at conservative rallies around the nation. They are Nazi, political thugs that are part of a coordinated and planned attack on free speech, the First Amendment, and conservatism in general. Their disguise is meant to confuse the media and the public into thinking they are really speaking for the heart of most Americans when in fact they speak from the true heart of fascism, communism, and totalitarianism. They speak from the intolerance and hate that slaughtered 6 million Jews in WW II, that attacked and burned churches in the South, and that lynched Americans around the nation during the Civil War. And they are NOT conservatives or Republicans. The are Antifa activists whose foundation was to attack in militant action those who REALLY are proponents of freedom, justice, and liberty for the people.
For all those who call Donald Trump, conservatives and other right wing Americans fascists, get your facts straight. Although I continue to be amazed at all those “educated” people on the Left — including many reputable elected officials in Congress and in State Houses — who call the President a fascist, (along with the other monikers they have assigned him) there is now NO excuse for them to not be confronted with facts. It is true that many on the left continue to ignore facts opting for embracing radical self serving political positions. Still as Americans hear the truth about what and who these gangsters are wreaking havoc on the nation in various venues, I trust they will “know the truth and the truth will set them free.” And those truths do NOT come from the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, California Governor Jerry Brown, NY Mayor de Blasio, Rachel Maddow, The View, CNN, or Hollywood.
Where will political freedom come from? It has already been birthed in America during the 2016 campaign, has been planted in conservative elected officials on state and local levels and has filtered “UP” to Washington as Americans have awakened to the urgency of getting this right, AND that leadership to doing so really does NOT come from the Democratic Party. If the GOP wants to assume the mantle of leadership, they better quickly get to work — real work — in getting fundamental change as defined during the campaign implemented and working for Americans in time to post results. If those positive results are not visible prior to November 2018, Republican politicians in office now will for certain be packing for home. American voters are too soft to trust half truths disguised in commitment from politicians.
The Word Is Out!