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Many in the leftist [[mainstream media]] applaud the Antifa's stance as they align with their #Resist agenda.<ref>[https://www.thenation.com/article/anti-fascist-activists-are-fighting-the-alt-right-in-the-streets/ Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets, TheNation.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/video-richard-spencer-punch-antifa-fascism The Long History of "Nazi Punching" MotherJones.com]</ref> [[Facebook]] permits them to have a page to rally support. Political figures in the U.S. Democrat Party and liberal European parties refuse to condemn their actions. There has been no condemnation of this group or its actions from California Governor [[Jerry Brown]]. Berkeley, California mayor Jesse Arreguín (who has ties to far-Left anarchist group By Any Means Necessary<ref name="Berkeley Riots">[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/25/uc-berkeley-riots-violence-looms-as-mayor-questioned-over-ties-to-extremist-group.html UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 25, 2017.</ref>) has illegally ordered the city's police department to stand down while Antifa violence unfolds, which has caused a rift between the Berkeley Police and Arreguín.<ref name="Berkeley Riots"/> Likewise, Michael Signer, the Democrat mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, illegally ordered a stand-down for the city's police department to allow Antifa to engage in a violent riot with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in what is widely suspected to be a Democrat-staged false flag operation.<ref>[http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com/2017/08/18/accountability/news-media/charlottesville-real-battle/ Charlottesville: The Real Battle]</ref><ref>[http://www.wnd.com/2017/08/is-mcauliffe-to-blame-for-charlottesville-bloody-violence/ Is McAuliffe to blame for Charlottesville bloody violence?] at WorldNetDaily</ref> While Antifa tries to proclaim they fight against who they claim are "fascists" (erroneously lumping in the [[Alt-right]] and conservatives with legitimate fascists like Nazis and white supremacists), Antifa is, in fact, fascist and Nazi-like themselves in every aspect, being the very thing they claim to fight against. A quote, falsely attributed to [[Winston Churchill]], is still correct in summing up this group of thugs, "When fascism comes to America it will be called anti-fascism."<ref>http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-quotes-from-winston-churchill-that-are-totally-fake-1790585636</ref> [[File:19685774_1492357004.9813.jpg|right|150px|thumb|Widely viewed picture showing Antifa supporter nicknamed "Moldylocks" getting punched in the face.]]
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Many in the leftist [[mainstream media]] applaud the Antifa's stance as they align with their #Resist agenda,<ref>[https://www.thenation.com/article/anti-fascist-activists-are-fighting-the-alt-right-in-the-streets/ Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets, TheNation.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/video-richard-spencer-punch-antifa-fascism The Long History of "Nazi Punching" MotherJones.com]</ref> and they have not taken a strong and clear stance against Antifa violence.<ref>Greenwood, Max (August 31, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348777-right-accuses-left-of-hypocrisy-on-antifa Right accuses left of hypocrisy on antifa]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 31, 2017.</ref> [[Facebook]] permits them to have a page to rally support. Political figures in the U.S. Democrat Party and liberal European parties refuse to condemn their actions. There has been no condemnation of this group or its actions from California Governor [[Jerry Brown]]. Berkeley, California mayor Jesse Arreguín (who has ties to far-Left anarchist group By Any Means Necessary<ref name="Berkeley Riots">[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/25/uc-berkeley-riots-violence-looms-as-mayor-questioned-over-ties-to-extremist-group.html UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 25, 2017.</ref>) has illegally ordered the city's police department to stand down while Antifa violence unfolds, which has caused a rift between the Berkeley Police and Arreguín.<ref name="Berkeley Riots"/> Likewise, Michael Signer, the Democrat mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, illegally ordered a stand-down for the city's police department to allow Antifa to engage in a violent riot with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in what is widely suspected to be a Democrat-staged false flag operation.<ref>[http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com/2017/08/18/accountability/news-media/charlottesville-real-battle/ Charlottesville: The Real Battle]</ref><ref>[http://www.wnd.com/2017/08/is-mcauliffe-to-blame-for-charlottesville-bloody-violence/ Is McAuliffe to blame for Charlottesville bloody violence?] at WorldNetDaily</ref> While Antifa tries to proclaim they fight against who they claim are "fascists" (erroneously lumping in the [[Alt-right]] and conservatives with legitimate fascists like Nazis and white supremacists), Antifa is, in fact, fascist and Nazi-like themselves in every aspect, being the very thing they claim to fight against. A quote, falsely attributed to [[Winston Churchill]], is still correct in summing up this group of thugs, "When fascism comes to America it will be called anti-fascism."<ref>http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-quotes-from-winston-churchill-that-are-totally-fake-1790585636</ref> [[File:19685774_1492357004.9813.jpg|right|150px|thumb|Widely viewed picture showing Antifa supporter nicknamed "Moldylocks" getting punched in the face.]]
  
 
{{cquote| Antifascist Action focuses on promotional, informative and practical ways of struggle against all authoritarian ideologies and groups promoting any kind of oppression, particularly against Neo-Nazism and right wing radicals.}}
 
{{cquote| Antifascist Action focuses on promotional, informative and practical ways of struggle against all authoritarian ideologies and groups promoting any kind of oppression, particularly against Neo-Nazism and right wing radicals.}}
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On August 28, 2017, [[Tucker Carlson]] pointed out on his show that the Antifa is effectively the militant wing of the [[Democrat Party]].<ref>[https://www.redstate.com/terichristoph/2017/08/29/tucker-right-antifa-militant-wing-democrat-party/ Tucker Is Right: ‘Antifa’ IS The Militant Wing Of The Democrat Party] ''RedState''. August 29, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.</ref>
 
On August 28, 2017, [[Tucker Carlson]] pointed out on his show that the Antifa is effectively the militant wing of the [[Democrat Party]].<ref>[https://www.redstate.com/terichristoph/2017/08/29/tucker-right-antifa-militant-wing-democrat-party/ Tucker Is Right: ‘Antifa’ IS The Militant Wing Of The Democrat Party] ''RedState''. August 29, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.</ref>
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[[Wikipedia]] editors have downplayed Antifa's violence and far-left-wing ideology and portrayed it favorably.<ref>Adler, T.D. (August 31, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/08/31/editors-on-wikipedia-seek-to-downplay-violence-and-ideology-of-antifa-movement/ Wikipedia Editors Seek to Downplay Antifa Violence And Far-Left Ideology]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 31, 2017.</ref>
  
 
=="Antifa" violence and criminal behavior==
 
=="Antifa" violence and criminal behavior==

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The "Antifa" (short for "Anti-fascist action") is a mob of far-leftists that seek to cause mayhem in the streets of America and Europe. Despite its name, the Antifa movement is itself a fascist and intolerant hate group, even using in its speeches direct quotations from Adolf Hitler.[1][2]

Description

In the United States, they rose up at the University of California, Berkeley in response to Democrats losing the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. They claim that those individuals that support President Donald Trump and other conservatives are "Nazis". In Europe, they claim that supporters of right-wing, anti-establishment figures such as Marine Le Pen in France[3][4][5] or the Alternative for Germany[6] are "fascists" and "Nazis."

They dress in all black, wear black masks to hide their identities and attempt to disrupt rallies that are held in support of Trump. They use pepper spray on unsuspecting people, throw rocks, bricks, bottles, cement-filled soda cans, balloons filled with their own waste and punches, M-80s, march with flags and clubs and commit vandalism and other criminal acts. They are militant, far-Left extremists that are a product of far-Left ideology, education, and funding.

The Antifa does not support the First Amendment and the freedom of speech, as seen in their illegal shutting down of scheduled conservative speakers on college campuses.[7]

Support from "mainstream" liberals

Many in the leftist mainstream media applaud the Antifa's stance as they align with their #Resist agenda,[8][9] and they have not taken a strong and clear stance against Antifa violence.[10] Facebook permits them to have a page to rally support. Political figures in the U.S. Democrat Party and liberal European parties refuse to condemn their actions. There has been no condemnation of this group or its actions from California Governor Jerry Brown. Berkeley, California mayor Jesse Arreguín (who has ties to far-Left anarchist group By Any Means Necessary[11]) has illegally ordered the city's police department to stand down while Antifa violence unfolds, which has caused a rift between the Berkeley Police and Arreguín.[11] Likewise, Michael Signer, the Democrat mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, illegally ordered a stand-down for the city's police department to allow Antifa to engage in a violent riot with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in what is widely suspected to be a Democrat-staged false flag operation.[12][13] While Antifa tries to proclaim they fight against who they claim are "fascists" (erroneously lumping in the Alt-right and conservatives with legitimate fascists like Nazis and white supremacists), Antifa is, in fact, fascist and Nazi-like themselves in every aspect, being the very thing they claim to fight against. A quote, falsely attributed to Winston Churchill, is still correct in summing up this group of thugs, "When fascism comes to America it will be called anti-fascism."[14]
Widely viewed picture showing Antifa supporter nicknamed "Moldylocks" getting punched in the face.


Antifascist Action focuses on promotional, informative and practical ways of struggle against all authoritarian ideologies and groups promoting any kind of oppression, particularly against Neo-Nazism and right wing radicals.

Numerous liberals, such as Dartmouth professor Mark Bray, have described Antifa's violence as a "positive" thing, casting it as necessary for a greater good – "combating the far right."[15] House Democrat minority leader Nancy Palosi first condemned Antifa violence only in August 2017.[16]

Mainstream media outlets promoted the false claim that violent left-wingers user their violence against conservatives to bring about "peace."[17] Chuck Todd of NBC was criticized by conservatives for asking "softball" questions when interviewing Antifa sympathizers.[18]

On August 28, 2017, Tucker Carlson pointed out on his show that the Antifa is effectively the militant wing of the Democrat Party.[19]

Wikipedia editors have downplayed Antifa's violence and far-left-wing ideology and portrayed it favorably.[20]

"Antifa" violence and criminal behavior

See also: 2017 leftwing violence
Like the Occupy Wall Street movement prior, Antifa is establishing branches in cities across the country. By their actions,[21] people are demanding the group be labeled a domestic terrorist organization by the government.
Picture showing Trump supporter nicknamed Based Stickman giving a wedgie to an Antifa protester.
After previous Trump rallies were assaulted, right-wingers came prepared at the next rally and thoroughly embarrassed Antifa, pushing back hard. Assaults were widely viewed on social media. Antifa radicals tried to garner sympathy by establishing a GoFundMe.com account. With politicians and the liberal media largely ignoring the violence, it is only a matter of time before somebody dies as a result of all the hate, anger and criminal behavior being displayed by Antifa.[22]

Antifa groups have used violence in its anti-Trump demonstrations to the point where police in riot gear were needed, and protestors have used gas canisters and rocks.[23]

In June 2017, an Antifa website encouraged physical violence against Trump supporters, capitalists and others who hold conservative-leaning views.[24]

The New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security has designated Antifa a domestic terrorist group. [25]

History

The organization can be traced to the “united front” of the Soviet Union’s Communist International (Comintern) during the Third World Congress in Moscow in June and July 1921. The idea of the united front strategy was to bring together left-wing organizations in order to incite communist revolution. The Soviets believed that following Russia’s revolution in 1917, communism would next spread to Germany, since Germany had the second-largest communist party, the KPD (Communist Party of Germany).

It was at the Fourth World Congress of the Comintern in 1922 that the plan took shape. Moscow formed the slogan “To the Masses” for its united front strategy and sought to join together the various communist and workers’ parties of Germany under a single ideological banner that it controlled.

Both the communist and fascist systems were based in collectivism and state-planned economies. Both also proposed systems wherein the individual was heavily controlled by a powerful state, and both were responsible for large-scale atrocities and genocide.

The 2016 annual report by Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), notes the same point: From the viewpoint of the “left-wing extremist,” the label of “fascism” as pushed by Antifa often does not refer to actual fascism, but is merely a label assigned to “capitalism.”

While leftist extremists claim to be fighting “fascism” while launching their attacks on other groups, the report states the term “fascism” has a double meaning under the extreme-left ideology, indicating the “fight against the capitalist system.” Antifascism is a strategy, not an ideology.

They argue that the capitalist state produces fascism, or at least tolerates it. Therefore, anti-fascism is directed not only against actual or supposed right-wing extremists, but also always against the state and its representatives, in particular members of the security authorities.[26]

See also

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNMAp8kXWrc
  2. Knighton, Tom (July 10, 2017). 'Anti-Fascists' Applaud Speech Made Completely of Hitler Quotes. PJ Media. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  3. Hoft, Jim (April 23, 2017). Far Left Antifa Thugs Riot in Paris After French Election Results Announced. The Gateway Pundit. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. PICS: Violent ‘Anti-Fascist’ March on Le Pen Rally Before French Election. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. French presidential election: Leftist protesters grow violent after results come in. Fox News. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. Montgomery, Jack (April 22, 2017). Far-Left Antifa ‘Protestors’ Attack Populist AfD Convention In Germany; Injure Police Officers. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  7. Richardson, Valerie (August 20, 2017). Rise of antifa after violence in Charlottesville alarms free-speech advocates. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  8. Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets, TheNation.com
  9. The Long History of "Nazi Punching" MotherJones.com
  10. Greenwood, Max (August 31, 2017). Right accuses left of hypocrisy on antifa. The Hill. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group. Fox News. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  12. Charlottesville: The Real Battle
  13. Is McAuliffe to blame for Charlottesville bloody violence? at WorldNetDaily
  14. http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-quotes-from-winston-churchill-that-are-totally-fake-1790585636
  15. Ernst, Douglas (August 29, 2017). Dartmouth professor calls Antifa violence ‘vital’ form of ‘collective self-defense’. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  16. Richardson, Valerie (August 29, 2017). Nancy Pelosi condemns antifa for first time as radical leftists wear out welcome. The Washington Times. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  17. Starr, Penny (August 19, 2017). CNN Normalizes Antifa: Leftists ‘Seek Peace Through Violence’. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  18. Chuck Todd under fire for 'softball' interviews with Antifa ally. Fox News. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  19. Tucker Is Right: ‘Antifa’ IS The Militant Wing Of The Democrat Party RedState. August 29, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  20. Adler, T.D. (August 31, 2017). Wikipedia Editors Seek to Downplay Antifa Violence And Far-Left Ideology. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  21. O'Reilly, Andrew (August 30, 2017). Antifa violence leaves leftists to question whether movement hurts or helps. Fox News. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  22. ANTIFA Leftist Group Is Selling Concealed Knives On Their Website For Slicing Conservatives at the Gateway Pundit
  23. Protesters at Trump's Phoenix rally used gas canisters, rocks to assault police. Fox News. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  24. Cheong, Ian Miles (June 19, 2017). Antifa Website Encourages ‘All Manner of Physical Violence’ Against Trump Supporters and Capitalists. Heat Street. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  25. Anarchist Extremists: Antifa, Dept of Homeland Security, June 12th, 2017
  26. https://www.verfassungsschutz.de/de/service/glossar/_lA#antifaschismus

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