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Antifa: Anti-Fascists, or Anti-Trump Fascists?
During a mid-October protest against the Twitter ban of the Biden family emails published in The New York Post, a dozen or so Trump supporters were viciously attacked by hundreds of Antifa counter-protesters. Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner set the scene:
“With the election only 16 days away, the optics of people in Trump T-shirts having the you-know-what kicked out of them is not a good one. However, that’s the visual this morning, October 18 in this most bizarre of presidential election years.”
Rally organizer Philip Anderson, who had a tooth knocked out, said, “This is what happens when you lose free speech. This is what happens, America. This is what our country is turning into.”
We at Liberty Nation have often commented on the irony of such people calling themselves anti-fascist, and we aren’t alone. In an article written for the Capital Research Center back in 2017, Tyler Stone summarized the fascist method of achieving control after a detailed look at the histories of Italy, Spain, and Germany:
“So, what’s the pattern? How do fascists take power? First, they are angry with election results or how the country is being run. Then fascists use militant tactics to force the population into supporting, or acquiescing in, their cause, even though most citizens don’t actually support the fascist agenda.”
Fascists use tactics like blockading roads, attacking those who disagree with them, and making sure to be as loud as possible so that – no matter how outnumbered they may be – their opponents simply can’t be heard over the din. Sound familiar? It should. This is exactly how leftist groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa behave.
These groups and many others on the left have lied about the president and his supporters, physically attacked whenever it seemed safe to do so, and, done their level best to drown out any conservative voice since the day Trump defeated Clinton in 2016. Perhaps Antifa isn’t ironically named at all, though. Maybe instead of Anti-Fascists, it is really short for Anti-Trump Fascists.
What to Watch For
Leesa concluded her story by wondering how the violence will affect the election. Will this bring the pro-Trump voters – or, for that matter, simply the anti-violence voters – out in droves on November 3? It could well be that Antifa and the left in general will face defeat due to their own fascist tactics.
Riots on the Right?
Despite the fact that leftist protesters and counter-protesters are the ones responsible for the political violence so far in this election cycle, the media narrative is overwhelmingly that those crazy Trump supporters on the right are a danger to civilization. Liberty Nation’s Andrew Moran explains how backward this narrative is:
“You only need to check out a Trump rally to see a monumental level of enthusiasm unmatched by any politician today – at home or abroad. Should the incumbent lose the election in November, will this type of loyalty and fervor ignite into national unrest among conservatives in Middle America? The cable news networks might champion this narrative, alluding to a niche group named the Proud Boys. But modern history proves the right is passive, patient, and peaceful, even when the government destroys the livelihoods of millions of people and forces everyone under house arrest. The left is, well, the opposite.”
Anyone who actually pays attention to the goings-on today, of course, knows that it isn’t Trump supporters who are burning cities across the nation or attacking their political opponents in the streets.
Remember when all the famous leftists were threatening to move to Canada if Trump beat Clinton in 2016? If only they had, we would all be better off. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they were completely full of it – and we’ve had to listen to them bellow and scream at the sky ever since.
What to Watch for
As Andrew explained, “Should Biden defeat Trump, you can anticipate conservatives to keep calm and carry on. You know, the same thing they have been doing the last four years – and the eight-year reign of Obama.” However, don’t expect the liberty-loving gun-toting types to just stand around and take a whooping too many times, especially when folks are being hospitalized. Don’t be surprised if the next time Antifa decides to turn out in the hundreds to attack a small group of Trump supporters, they find themselves facing their targets from the wrong end of a boom-stick or two.
Washington Whispers & Other Juicy Tidbits
Be on the lookout for:
- President Trump praised U.S. Marshals for a job well done after the shooting of self-proclaimed Antifa activist Michael Forest Reinoehl. The Marshals and the FBI had been surveilling Reinoehl, who was going to face a second-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Aaron “Jay” Danielson. Reinoehl was shot 37 times after sticking his hand in his pocket – a pocket that, according to authorities, held a gun. The left, of course, has lost its collective mind in response.
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