Antifa: Spoiled Child of the MSM
Antifa: Spoiled Child of the MSM
The MSM bias toward Antifa is like watching a parent grovel to their spoiled child. Ignore the faults, while loudly boasting about their spawn’s virtues.
The outbreaks of rioting and looting are overriding the protests stemming from the death of George Floyd, and there are questions about who is responsible for these acts. Conservative politicians are blaming far-left agitators and Antifa.
Antifa has made no secret of their ultimate goals, or their destruction filled pathway. Every social crisis is another opportunity to expand their influence. The MSM, in the guise of providing “information” about Antifa, has been citing an “expert source.” One that wrote the guidebook for the modern Antifa movement, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook“, Mark Bray writes that the book is,
…an unabashedly partisan call to arms that aims to equip a new generation of anti-fascists with the history and theory necessary to defeat the resurgent Far Right.… argues that militant anti-fascism is a reasonable, historically informed response to the fascist threat that persisted after 1945 and that has become especially menacing in recent years.”
He has no reservations about laying the modern fascist movement at Trumps feet, his book continues,
But interest in, and enthusiasm for, anti-fascism grew after Trump’s victory, and the wave of racist violence that it produced. While countering institutional oppression remained vitally important, many came to believe that genuine resistance to Trump also necessitated developing forces to counteract street-level fascist violence. Thus, many new groups have been formed.”
The MSM is quietly disregarding the level of crazy written in this book. The recent ABC news story, “What is antifa? Behind the group Trump wants to designate a terrorist organization“, lists Mark Bray as, “a history professor at Rutgers University and author of “The Anti-Fascist Handbook.” What they fail to mention is anything remotely related to the contents of the book. He’s being portrayed as an expert source of information, but not disclosed as an overt Antifa supporter. His answers are unchallenged, allowing him to surmise Antifa as,
Most of what they do entails researching who far-right groups are, figuring out who their leaders are and notifying their employers and their communities …. So it’s a lot of a kind of private investigator work that sometimes spills out into the streets with confrontations.”
That’s like saying, “Hannibal Lecter is a brilliant doctor, who sometimes enjoys unusual proteins.” Fact without truth.
Antifa is more often than not, presented as a frontline defense and counterbalance to horrible Right-Wing Extremists (!!!). They stopped the horrible Ann Coulter from speaking at Berkley! They stood against the White Nationalists at Charlottesville! They protected a Portland parade from Trump supporters participating (they got the parade cancelled. Typifies the future in antifa world “nothing for anyone, all is equal!”).
In 2017 “The Atlantic” wrote, “The Rise of the Violent Left” asking the question, “Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead?”
In hindsight, the piece asked good questions and addressed points we are seeing today,
Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation. Unlike the politicians they revile, the men and women of antifa cannot be voted out of office. Generally, they don’t even disclose their names.”
Today Antifa has use for the protests associated with the death of George Floyd. But it’s not to further the cause for Black lives and policing oversight. Their goal is to destabilize the pillars of American civilization. “The Washington Times” writes,
“Antifa’s actions represent a hard break with the long tradition of a peaceful political process in the United States,” said former National Security Council staff member Rich Higgins. “Their Marxist ideology seeks not only to influence elections in the short term but to destroy the use of elections as the determining factor in political legitimacy.”
The MSM should be all over this story. But they give it the barest of acknowledgement. Independent outlets, like “Project Veritas” are left to investigate the secretive organization.
Do you have your notifications TURNED ON?
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 4, 2020
Antifa and the MSM will happily report that nothing has expressly linked the group to the looting and destruction happening around the country. “The Nation” wrote an Antifa exoneration piece about how the FBI found no link to Antifa and violent protesters (we call those looters and rioters),
Groups associated with antifa have destroyed property and committed violence in the past, but the fact that the FBI’s situation reports cannot find any evidence of such involvement now suggests that fears about such groups may be exaggerated.”
The FBI report, however, states that “based on CHS [Confidential Human Source] canvassing, open source/social media partner engagement, and liaison, FBI WFO has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence.”
What I’m reading is that the FBI, laden with its own internal blindspots, was incapable of infiltrating a tightly knit group to determine if they are rioting… yes? And their basis for this conclusion is that the people on the ground didn’t see anything that screamed “ANTIFA Destroy America!!”? Oh, they looked at open source social media… yeah, because the ACLU didn’t advise participants on how to minimize the digital footprint to prevent tracking (actually, they did. Here).
Quoting Kenneth deGraffenreid, who was deputy national counterintelligence executive during the George W. Bush administration, the Washington Times reports,
“The FBI has not had a meaningful domestic counterintelligence capability for many years,” Mr. deGraffenreid said. “They’ve been distracted or politically corrupted.”
Based on their “in depth” infiltration of hoarding rioters, I believe Mr. deGraffenreid is correct in his assessment of the FBI’s capabilities, and political corruption.
“Washington Times” continues,
Antifa has been operating relatively unimpeded by law enforcement in recent years despite its use of violence, and many analysts credit the movement’s support and sympathy from the liberal left of American political and media establishment.
Jeremiah Ellison, son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, tweeted his support for Antifa on Sunday. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had his daughter arrested in New York with protesters, and Sen. Tim Kaine’s son Woody also was affiliated with Antifa,”
Well then, it’s good that Project Veritas has forthcoming information that the FBI can’t find. With two hands and a flashlight….and a map. But I do look forward to the FBI’s imminent report on yet another “hoax we must believe, because it’s 2A white guys.” AKA the Boogaloo’s and their Hawaiian shirts!
Update: Project Veritas has uploaded their interview with a former Antifa activist, here.
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