Because President Trump thinks that groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter are just as rotten as any white supremacist group, Democrat Liberals think he is encouraging the alt-right. What is the alt-right? Well, it has a definition => http://www.dictionary.com/browse/alt-right?s=t. What is funny is that Antifa does not, unless you check a dictionary that is less academic (and Liberal).
Short for (militant) anti-fascists.
Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views.
Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism; leading to many people on the right to refer to them as ‘traitors’. I’d rather just call them morons.
Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes.
Antifa is stupid.
Antifa is something our government has not paid much attention to yet. Anarchist Extremists: Antifa is just about the only thing I have found on the web. On the other hand, if we search for KKK on the government web sites, we will find the FBI has a historical series, KKK Series. Still, Antifa seems to be problem. Here is how a March 23, 2017 article in the Berkeley Political Review describes Antifa.
They showed up wearing black clothes and masks, throwing fireworks and smashing glass windows. They threatened people recording them, and attacked those who stood in their way. They set fires and threw Molotov Cocktails. Later, they were described as “Ninja-like” individuals who used “paramilitary tactics”. But this wasn’t a civil war or a terror attack. This was Antifa, a growing movement whose stated goal is to smash fascism. (from here) (bpr.berkeley.edu)
Oregon has apparently been getting visits from Antifa. Does the content of this June 6, 2016 article sound familiar?
For the past week, Portlanders anticipated the impending clash between traveling right-wing agitators and masked lefty activists with concern.
The timing of an “alt-right” rally in downtown, nine days after the racially charged murder of two men on a MAX train, had many locals wondering if Portland would become the latest U.S. city to host bloody political street brawls.
But June 4, the confrontation ended with a whimper—and a few bangs.
A crowd of more than 1,000 left-leaning demonstrators arrived downtown first, and gradually surrounded the roughly 250 alt-right protesters who gathered wearing helmets and other DIY riot gear in Terry Schrunk Plaza. (from here) (wweek.com)
The writer is obviously partisan, but doesn’t that scene sound familiar? Unlike that white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, however, the police at this Portland demonstration eventually separated the two groups. Oddly, the writer sounds almost upset about it. After all, the Antifa vastly outnumbered the white supremacists. Perhaps that is why we got this article on August 6th: As Portland Police Stand By, Alt-Right and Antifa Protesters Beat Each Other Bloody (wweek.com).
The “nine days after the racially charged murder of two men on a MAX train” refers to Jeremy Joseph Christian. The writer of the article Who Radicalized Jeremy Christian? Alt-Right Extremists Rush to Distance Themselves From MAX Slaying Suspect (wweek.com) did not want to let the so-called Alt-Right distanced itself from Christian. However, although Christian may have been a white supremacist, he was also a Bernie Sanders supporter (from here). So the most correct thing we can say about the man is that he has a loose screw in his cranium.
What is Antifa? (cnn.com) It is not as if the Democrat Liberal news media does not know. After all they have their pet experts. Hence this CNN article almost makes sense. Here is how that article ends with a quote from Scott Crow, a former Antifa organizer.
But Crow said the philosophy of Antifa is based on the idea of direct action. “The idea in Antifa is that we go where they (right-wingers) go. That hate speech is not free speech. That if you are endangering people with what you say and the actions that are behind them, then you do not have the right to do that.
“And so we go to cause conflict, to shut them down where they are, because we don’t believe that Nazis or fascists of any stripe should have a mouthpiece.” (from here)
In the same article, Crow makes another interesting observation.
Scott Crow, a former Antifa organizer, says the “radical ideals” promoted by Antifas are starting to be adopted by liberals. “They would never have looked at (those ideals) before, because they saw us as the enemy as much as the right-wingers.” (from here)
Consider the caption on the picture in this Washington Post article, Who are the antifa?
Taking the opinions of hyperventilating, biased news media seriously is only something the foolish do. In order to attract an audience for advertisers, the people in the media are always saying something outrageously foolish. Unfortunately, too many past generations of Americans have taught their children to take the news media seriously. Oops!
What is wrong with being a radical anti-fascist? Why should we not want to listen to such people?
- We don’t beat up other people just because we don’t like their opinions. Beating up people is not a solution. Antifa does not have a solution. Antifa is another problem. What has fueled (to the extent it is growing) the growth of white supremacy? President Trump? Or the polices of Democrat Liberals? Well, it is not hard to imagine what Democrat Liberals would like us to believe, but it makes no sense to believe them.
- The best way to stand against a bad idea is to have a better idea. If we don’t have a better idea, what good does it do to stand against fascism? Therefore, instead of worrying about the endless things we are against, we need to spend some time thinking about what we should be for. Then we need to promote what we think is a good idea and listen to what other people think so we can make it better. We don’t shut down debate. We take part.
- People who dress up like ninja and run around beating up “villains” (really just ignorant and foolish people like themselves) have themselves confused with comic book superheroes. Not only have they lost their grasp on reality, they have homicidal tendencies. We don’t want to imitate them. We need to treat them as morally incapacitated and introduce them to Jesus.
Are we in a war with people like the neo-Nazis, Antifa, Black Lives Matters, Nazis, Communists, Anarchists, and so forth? Yes, but the battle begins in the minds of our children. To win we must raise our children properly and instill within them a sound understanding of Christianity, history and civics. It is not enough just to teach our children the three R’s. We must prepare them so that when the media and demagogic politicians peddle caustic drivel they know enough to reject their vile nonsense.
- The Rise of the Violent Left (theatlantic.com): This article begins with a parade in Portland, Oregon that the Antifa managed to cancel because the Republican Party wanted to take part. The Atlantic identifies Antifa as a group of anarchists. (theatlantic.com)
- America’s extremist battle: antifa v alt-right and Antifa: Left-wing militants on the rise (bbc.com): BBC makes the point Antifa is committed to violence. BBC reference to Antifa as a left wing organization is kind of comical. Anarchists don’t believe in government. Communists believe in big and powerful government. So do Nazis. Yet we lump Anarchists with Communists?
- Antifa and the Alt-Right, Growing in Opposition to One Another (nationalreview.com): Ben Shapiro at National Review does not especially like anybody he talks about in this article. That does not make him right.
- Antifa (United States) (en.wikipedia.org)
- What are Known Violent Extremist Groups? (fbi.gov)
- What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the media so reluctant to expose it? and Ignoring Antifa is caving to the Left’s demands. Don’t. (conservativereview.com): Conservative Review makes the point that Antifa is violent and offers this observation:
Antifa, short for “anti-fascism,” is the guise under which a collective of self-described anarchists, socialists, communists, and other disparate factions of the far-Left band together anonymously to use violence and intimidation to silence their political opponents. They have as their goal the destruction of the civil society. (from here)
- Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets (thenation.com): The title says what the piece is about. It was published on January 17, 2017, several days before Trump’s inauguration. Remember. Antifa tried to disrupt the peaceful transition of power from then President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump.