WASHINGTON: By any standard of decency, the Antifa movement is a mob of thugs. Unfortunately, standards of decency have fallen upon hard times. So, anytime the Antifa guys (and gals?) attack and maul people or property, the news is failing to show the thuggery. When the far-Right Proud Boys agitate, the police can do nothing about the violence. City and state leaders, the always liberal mayors and governors, bind the hands of the police. So, reels of films show these cowardly lunatics beating, smashing, cursing and otherwise wrecking civilization virtually with impunity.
We have a new liberal/progressive/Democrat countenance. However, it is also history repeating.
The media refers to Antifa in the name for which the abbreviated name supposedly stands – Anti-Fascists. They are not anti-Fascist. Most of the masked protesters do not know what fascism, much less anti-Fascism is. The Proud Boys are a far-right neo-fascist male-only group that promotes political violence. There is no connection between the neo-facist and Republican politics. President Trump has condemned both groups.
Alas, this is the state to which the media has fallen. They do not report what is is; they report what they want people to believe is is.
It all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.
The word fascist is one of those words tossed around like the word Democracy. Few people seem to know what it means, but it sounds important. The dictionary definition is:
“Fascism is a form of radical right-wing, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.”
Therefore the liberal’s Antifa groups are fighting against radical right-wing dictatorships in America. Only, there are no radical right-wing dictators in America. It was Antifa stands for, not what they stand against that media and liberals are missing. The Antifa thugs are the closest thing there is to the original Italian Fascists.
Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale
In the 1920s, thugs were operating as the Black Shirts of Mussolini. The squadristi was originally the paramilitary wing of the National Fascist Party and, after 1923, an all-volunteer militia of the Kingdom of Italy under Fascist rule. Mussolini and his idolater Hitler both used these thug types.
Hitler’s began as the Sturmabteilung or Brownshirts. All in the cause of socialism to defeat other socialist and communist threats. They were (and are) all the same: different groups fighting for control of a created government in order to control the people.
Socialism is the creation of a nation-state with control of the people who formed it. Servitude to the elite is what the Antifa thugs are fighting for. Even if they do not realize they are pawns in the liberal’s globalist game.
Antifa’s ignorance is bred in the same fashion that Mussolini and Hitler’s goons were born.
They pretend to fight in opposition to the same thing they are. Whether socialists or totalitarian nationalists Mussolini and Hitler were authoritarian statists. Antifa is, as well.
On Tucker Carlson recently Victor Davis Hanson describes contemporary Anti-Fascists as part of the “woke” generation. A generation who feel they have nothing after college. Nothing but debt. A debt incurred to pay for useless degrees. An inability to find jobs that can eliminate the debt.
The fact that you have a college degree is conclusive proof that risk evaluation in loans is correct. https://t.co/1hhUrVsTke
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 15, 2015
This “woke” bunch is the result of progressive, so-called liberal concepts promoted and propelled into society over, at least the last 60 years if not longer. They are fighting against the very thing that caused their creation. Moreover, their creation is the same thing they are fighting.
However, they cannot admit that these idiotic ideas, such as everyone should go to college for any studies or degree, are wrong. Moreover, if the graduates (or not) owe hundreds of thousands of dollars against an education that will return only tens of thousands of dollars, it is the fault of those who think that such so-called education “investments” are wrong, namely, Conservatives.
Moreover, if they cannot get a job because college taught them nothing useable, it is everybody’s fault. Including the old-line progressives.
The French Revolution
So, they storm through the streets barking and baying and destroying because that is what socialists have done since their early days in 19th century Europe, the nativity of which can be traced to the French Revolution. A time that Thomas Jefferson proclaimed that France had “been awakened by our [American] Revolution.”
The forerunners of the Jacobins rioted and roughhoused in the streets against law and order at first. However, soon, such was not enough. Ultimately, they found the Guillotine. Off with her head, and enter the Napoleon dictatorship.
Lead Image: By Anonymous – L’Histoire par l’image, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6882732