The "Antifa" (short for "Anti-fascist action"), sometimes known as the ARA (short for "Anti-Racist Action") is the militant arm of the Cultural Marxist movement causing violence and mayhem in the streets of America and Europe. Despite its name, the Antifa movement is an intolerant hate group that uses fascist tactics and direct quotations from Adolf Hitler. It has also been described as a domestic terrorist group. They are also anti-American in outlook, as when descending on an otherwise peaceful protest on Berkeley Campus in 2017, one chant demanded "No U.S.A. at all!"
Although Antifa has been promoted by CNN as the elite Trump resistance movement since 2017, the concept of anti-fascism, especially as a far-left ideology, existed as early as World War II for propaganda purposes, where Stalin referred to the USSR as "anti-fascist", with the obvious implication that the USSR and Stalin were "morally better" than the Nazis and Hitler, using the misapplication of Nazism and fascism as being of the far right instead of being of the far left.
Socialists consider all forms of capitalism as "fascist," and the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate was a devastating blow to "socialist progress." "Anti-fascism" really means opposition to all forms of capitalism and liberalism coupled with the use of violence. Opposition to "racism" is just an excuse to vilify, silence, and employ violence against people they consider capitalist exploiters and oppressors.
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 or the Alternative for Germany are "fascists" and "Nazis." Antifa groups have targeted Lega Nord in Italy. Antifa has targeted, intimidated, and harassed conservative figures simply because of political disagreements, and they have attempted to disrupt rallies promoting free speech.
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 frequently behave immaturely and engage in a variety of childish, cowardly and criminal actions such as using pepper spray and bike locks on unsuspecting people, throwing rocks, bricks, bottles, cement-filled soda cans, balloons filled with their own waste, punches, assorted drinks and M-80s, marching with flags and clubs, and committing vandalism, acting purely on emotion because they do not have the maturity, the intelligence or the courage to debate, argue or communicate their beliefs. They are militant, far-Left extremists that are a product of far-Left ideology, education, and funding. Despite claims to the contrary by the liberal media who claim that it is a "racially and socially diverse" group of "anti-racists", Antifa is, in fact, racist and made up almost entirely of privileged middle-class whites.
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. Its members have chanted support for the destruction of the United States, along with all national borders.
Support from "mainstream" liberalsMany in the leftist mainstream media applaud the Antifa's stance as they align with their #Resist agenda, and they have not taken a strong and clear stance against Antifa violence. 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) 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. 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. 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.
|“||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." House Democrat minority leader Nancy Pelosi first condemned Antifa violence only in August 2017. Tim Kaine refused to condemn Antifa.
Mainstream media outlets promoted the false claim that violent left-wingers user their violence against conservatives to bring about "peace." Chuck Todd of NBC was criticized by conservatives for asking "softball" questions when interviewing Antifa sympathizers.
On August 28, 2017, Tucker Carlson pointed out on his show that the Antifa is effectively the militant wing of the Democrat Party. Antifa, which is being openly supported by a number of Democrat politicians as well as by members of the liberal media, has also been considered to be a modern-day version of the Democrats' other terrorist wing, the Ku Klux Klan.
Wikipedia editors have downplayed Antifa's violence and far-Left ideology and portrayed it favorably. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled numerous mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" but is itself a hate group in its own right, has refused to label Antifa a hate group. The fellow left-wing organization Anti-Defamation League even considers "Anti-Antifa images" to be "hate symbols".
In October 2018, Portland Democrat mayor Ted Wheeler mayor gave transparent excuses to defend his own decision to let Antifa block traffic and harass drivers and to block the police from intervening. In April 2019, Chris Cuomo of CNN defended Antifa as a "good cause." Antifa has received much support from the Big Tech hub Silicon Valley, which has provided cover for them by allowing Antifa groups to post messages openly calling for violence against conservative opponents (which, despite their belief otherwise, is not protected speech under the First Amendment and is, in fact, illegal under federal law) while illegally silencing conservatives and denying them First Amendment rights via censoring and removal of their messages and suspension/disabling of the social media accounts of prominent conservatives who have spoken out against Antifa violence and criminality.
"Antifa" violence and criminal behavior
- See also: Left-wing violence in the Trump era
The Antifa claims that its violence is necessary and legitimate to use in order to stop those who they believe to be "fascists" and "authoritarians."Like the Occupy Wall Street movement prior, Antifa is establishing branches in cities across the country. By their actions, people are demanding the group be labeled a domestic terrorist organization by the government. 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.
In June 2017, an Antifa website encouraged physical violence against Trump supporters, capitalists and others who hold conservative-leaning views.
Since 2016, the FBI and DHS warned local governments of Antifa violence and its increasing occurrences, and they labeled its activities as "domestic terrorist violence." The New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security has designated Antifa a domestic terrorist group.
In a major August 2018 protest in Washington, D.C., Antifa members threatened and physically attacked the police, as well as uninvolved bystanders including mainstream media journalists. They also carried signs promoting violence against people whose ideas they oppose, and many of them called for murdering the president.
Some Antifa members, such as California philosophy professor Eric Clanton, received extremely lenient sentences compared to the violent crimes they committed as Antifa activists.
In January 2019, Antifa leader José Alcoff, who had previously advocated for murder, was arrested for being connected to an attack on two U.S. Marines a few months earlier. Alcoff had been working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and congressional Democrats to create new regulations on small businesses.
In 2019, Antifa activists were caught working with Mexican drug cartels and migrant caravan activists to create an armed conflict on the U.S.–Mexico border. In May 2019, several Antifa protesters in Paris stormed a hospital, threatening its patients.
Antifa, which is supported by commentators at CNN, had assaulted 15 journalists by mid-2019. In the city of Leipzig, in Germany, the government offered a reward of 100,000 euros to anybody who could identify Antifa members who had caused violence in the city.
Antifa and other far-left activists have increasingly been calling child protective services on conservative parents simply because of their conservative values.
- See also: Left Wing Terrorism in the United States
The modern re-incarnation of Antifa was formed in 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as Toronto, Canada to supposedly counteract white supremacist and Neo-Nazi "groups" which consisted of no more than a few dozen members in any city.
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 on 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. In addition, the term "anti-fascism" was originally used by Stalin and the USSR prior to and during World War II as part of propaganda purposes to make the USSR seem mainstream by comparison to Nazi Germany.
Antifaschistische Aktion was one of the paramilitaries which proliferated during the economic instability and political unrest of the Weimar Republic. After World War II when fascism was defeated Antifaschistische Aktion absorbed the state ideology and rhetoric of the East German socialist state. The Berlin Wall was called the Antifaschistische Wall or the anti-fascist defense barrier. The East German state and Stasi is the model of Antifa objectives.
Modern Antifa groups emerged in the 1970s in the Anglo-American sphere and took root in the British punk scene in opposition to the growth of racist skinheads. The subculture crossed over to the United States and forms the basis of American Antifa.
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.
An Antifa group, "Refuse Fascism," organized what it announced would be a series of major rallies in U.S. cities that would last until President Trump and Vice President Pence stepped down. Rather than millions of people, as it intended, the protests saw very low turnout.
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"Anti-Fascism" did not offer a coherent political ideology. In terms of ideas, it was an empty vessel, a mere political dance....It gave the false impression that principled democrats believing in the rule of law and freedom of speech could rub along fine with the dictators of the proletariat, or that democratic socialists had only minor differences with Communism. What is more, it opened up a wonderful arena for the activities of disciplined activists, whose training in the Leninist techniques of splitting and dividing adversaries would run rings round wooly intellectuals....If you were a French trade unionist, tired of the wrangles of the Left, or a British Empire loyalist baffled by the complexities of modern politics or a Christian peace worker hoping to avoid another war, anti-Fascism was for you! Only in the background was the unspoken dialect that, if Fascism was to be Bad, the Good had to lie with the originator of anti-Fascism -- Joseph Stalin's USSR.
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