“Antifa.” We’ve all heard of the the group. I wrote about it some time ago when they made the news all dressed in black and masks, tearing apart the streets and buildings at Portland and Berkeley. The name is a shortened version of “anti-Fascists.” Obviously that means they are against fascism. Now that Antifa is back in the news along with the group BLM, or “Black Lives Matter,” it’s worth a look to examine Antifa closer and find out what it is and what Antifa is all about.
Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce, that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before it spread to other European countries. Opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism, fascism is usually placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum. However, many today on the extreme political Left claim fascism’s tenants as theirs although they cringe at the the us of the name “Fascist” for the ideology so many in the Left espouse today.
Fascism promotes the establishment of a totalitarian state. It opposes democracy, rejects multi-party systems, and supports a one-party state. The Doctrine of Fascism states, “The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State—a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values—interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.” Fascist states pursued policies of social indoctrination through propaganda in education and the media and regulation of the production of educational and media materials. Education was designed to glorify the fascist movement and inform students of its historical and political importance to the nation. It attempted to purge ideas that were not consistent with the beliefs of the fascist movement and to teach students to be obedient to the Fascists state. Does any of this sound “Antifa,” “Black Lives Matter,” or “Democrat Party” to you?
You have read my cries against political elitism — selective “Political Correctness” — exhibited exhaustively by those on the Left and propped up by the Alt Left Media. There is MUCH irony in all this: mostly in that Fascism was created and perpetuated by tyrannical leaders and governments to purge societies from those ideals that differed from the politics of “Political Correctness” as defined by that society’s Leadership. There is NO room in Fascism for Freedom of Speech, diversity of any kind, the right to freely disagree and express individual ideas. It appeared first in 1920’s Italy, was adopted and taken to a new level by Hitler in Germany, and has silently (and not so silently) slept in many countries around the world, occasionally appearing in “appropriate” circumstances when Fascists see opportunities to publicly make cases for their totalitarian causes.
Fast forward to 2016-17. The Nation elected Donald Trump as President. There is no question he is a true capitalist, strong believer in individuality, the free market system, smaller government, less powerful government, and a political process in America returned to the People. This has set the Left on fire! And obstruction, hate and anger, and anti-Conservatism has in just a few short months taken over the narrative of 2017 politics and social justice in the U.S. Where are the cries for more individual American opportunities in education, business expansion, to create new opportunities for American exceptionalism with incentives to create — overall upward movement in every phase of life that have all stymied over the last decade or so? The only place you see and hear these things are from the current White House. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, every major newspaper, ALL decry all of the aforementioned American fundamentals for which our forefathers fought and many died to create and then maintain for Americans of every race, religion, and creed. And they all prop up the opposite mindset that we’re watching on television devour our Nation!
Folks, Fascism IS here in America — and it’s everywhere. You may be shocked when I reveal this to you, but its factually proven now: Fascism in the U.S. has two names: ANTIFA and BLACK LIVES MATTER!
I’ll prove that to you. Fascism as defined is politically and fundamentally controlled by those who want to steal individuality and diversity from all those in that society. ANTIFA mask themselves not only with those black outfits and real black masks at the demonstrations and riots they have initiated in the last months. ANTIFA is masked as “anti-Fascist.” They are NOT anti-Fascist. They ARE Fascists. If they were truly anti-Fascist, they would systematically fight all those who choose to quash free speech and destroy diversity among American cultures. They would push within the American education system for the growth of all things pursuant to support the U.S. Constitution, a duly elected government, capitalism, and a free market system. They do NOT! In fact, their objectives are clearly the opposite of those which proves: ANTIFA IS FASCIST!
Let’s take it one step further. BLM (Black Lives Matters) though not a century old formally structured and maintained as an active, world-wide political faction, IS a political faction with the same or very similar objectives in all their activities as ANTIFA. BLM however seems to target American law enforcement individuals, primarily White. And most of their fascist actions occur in targeting those in the law enforcement community. Nevertheless, BLM clearly embraces Fascist fundamentals, has implemented those in their operations, and try to disguise their totalitarian ideals in their cries against Conservatives. And the Alt Left Press in America have been their vehicle to push that propaganda out. Just as in 1930’s Germany, there is a segment of America that has swallowed the ANTIFA and BLM Fascist propaganda as truth and just.
Just a thought here: when Berkeley, Portland, Gettysburg, Los Angeles, and Baltimore riots occurred, did you hear those in Congress publicly immediately cry out against the fascist terrorist and criminal activities of ANTIFA and BLM? How about just yesterday regarding the 3 killed and dozens wounded in Charlottesville, Virginia? Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio DID cry out. But only against about half of the perpetrators of the violence and against President Trump for (without any evidence whatsoever) place all the blame for the rioting on the White Supremacists. Neither said anything about ANTIFA or BLM. And, by the way, who started the fighting? (I am asking that as a sincere question) I don’t know. I haven’t heard and I haven’t heard anyone even mention it. I assume law enforcement is still investigating the entire matter and haven’t reached that conclusion yet. But not knowing who started it, who was at fault, who beat people up and destroyed property, McCain, Rubio, and others from both Parties screamed about White Supremacists, the KKK, and White Nationalists who I assume WERE there, but I don’t know if they instigated any or all of the terror or violence. NEITHER DO ANY OF THE POLITICIANS THAT ARE CRYING FOR HEADS TO ROLL.
Here’s where I’m headed with this: everyone knew that demonstration by the Supremacists was to demonstrate against the removal of a Robert E. Lee monument. Such a demonstration is not only perfectly legal under the First Amendment, such actions have been encouraged for a couple of centuries as one of the fundamental rights that separate the United States from every other country on Earth. Their being there and demonstrating against that monument removal was and is perfectly legal.
ANTIFA and BLM showed up NOT to demonstrate for any cause, other than to exercise THEIR fascist principles to suppress all free speech.
By the way, they did the same thing at every one of the universities in America where they have stepped in to stop known conservative free speech speakers brought in to speak to students about conservatism. On those campuses that was/is a fascist attack on free speech. In Virginia, it was the same thing.
I hate racism. I hate terrorism. I hate White Supremacy. I hate the Democrat Party established KKK and all it stands for. But as much as I hate what they stand for and believe, if any of their members wish to peacefully and publicly make a speech supporting their philosophies, the Constitution demands they have and be given the right to do so. Not allowing that to happen at college campuses where conservatives have been terrorized into not speaking over and over again is part of the totalitarian fundamentals of ANTIFA as fascists. ANTIFA yesterday in Virginia in a fascist action took it upon themselves to once again take the First Amendment away from those Americans, as horrible as their message was going to be.
How hypocritical is it for our politicians like McCain, Rubio, and others to encourage Americans to tear the First Amendment and all it promises to us from our copies of the Constitution and do as they have done in manufacturing a fascist right that allows selective political elitism to create a false right to do so.
Senator McCain, Senator Rubio, I expect things like this from the New York Times and Washington Post, from CNN, and NBC, and Senator Chuck Schumer. But I expect more from you. I understand now more than ever why Americans have turned their noses up in the air at the very thought of how you guys govern and how little you get done. It borders on comical the way you represent Americans in Congress and think that no one watches what you do and don’t do, rather just listen to and blindly accept the garbage you tell us. You and many of your colleagues obviously represent only your personal feelings and wishes — definitely not the 60 million or so that elected this President. Why don’t YOU get out in the Press and instead of taking shots at the President, take shots at those who REALLY are perpetrating evil on Americans: ANTIFA and BLM and the Leftist Press? Senators McCain, Rubio, and you others, grow a pair and stand up to Fascism!