The Left Has An Antifa Problem
The Left Has An Antifa Problem
The Left has a major Antifa problem. Antifa groups are supposedly against fascism. Yet, their actions show the complete opposite. Their brutal attacks on innocent bystanders and journalist Andy Ngo this weekend in Portland are prime examples. What does the left and 95% of the media do in response? Put the blame on Andy Ngo and work overtime to offer excuses for the violence.
As Kim wrote here, Andy Ngo was attacked for filming the protests. At last report, he is in the hospital while the doctors work to heal him and deal with a brain bleed.
The sheer number of journalists and blue check marks on Twitter who crawled out from under their rocks to blame Andy is astounding and unconscionable.
This is Antifa
This is also Antifa
This is Antifa. Here’s a group of masked thugs beating an elderly man in Portland with a crowbar and macing him. https://t.co/xYzDcXiEnn
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2019
And this is Antifa
Screenshot on the left is of Antifa's @Mark__Bray raising money for those charged with assault after the recent violence in Portland.
— Claire Lehmann (@clairlemon) July 1, 2019
They wear masks most of the time. Why? To keep from being identified. If the Antifa groups are so proud of their actions, then take off the masks!! But they won’t. Instead, they hide like the cowards they are.
They gleefully terrorize people whom they don’t even know…all in the name of Anti-fascism. They are the very thing they claim to be against.
Milk shaking with quick-dry cement is not only dangerous, it can cause bodily harm considering that it is also an acid. But the blue checks are ok with that because Antifa is supposedly against Trump.
Antifa is against the rule of law. They want and desire violence. They are lawless.
The left encourages Antifa’s lawlessness.
“U.S. Democratic candidates, their fellow travelers in the media, and international politicians of the left have long attempted to defend AntiFa.
Former Vice President Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign by praising AntiFa as “a courageous group of Americans.”
The former Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Party of America and Attorney General in Minnesota Keith Ellison endorsed the AntiFa handbook which encourages “militant” behavior. Its author Mark Bray recently said: “Fascism cannot be defeated through speech”.
CNN’s Don Lemon has defended the group, while his colleague Chris Cuomo has come to their defense.”
All of which has emboldened Antifa even more. Which has led to more violence, including the riots in Portland this weekend.
No matter what Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says, there wasn’t anything civil about what happened in that city.
The media has encouraged and still encourages this violence. The Washington Post helpfully allowed the owner of the Red Hen restaurant (the very same restaurant that drove Sarah Sanders and her family out) a voice, in which she enthusiastically encourages restaurants and restaurant patrons to scream at and spit on anyone who even remotely resembles a Trump supporter.
The New York Times explicitly encouraged the physical doxxing and shaming of anyone who works for ICE or the Border Patrol.
“The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable,” writes Kate Cronin-Furman, an assistant professor at University College London.
“Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos and even videos. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities.”
In the article, Cronin-Furman proposes a public shaming campaign — which she insists is not the same as “doxxing” — in hopes of forcing border protection agents to quit their jobs. She also said her proposal would deter others from taking jobs as border agents.”
“SARLIN: Do you consider Trump one of those emergency moments where potentially more violent tactics are necessary?
BRAY: The anti-fascist argument is that any amount of white supremacist or neo-Nazi organizing is worthy of emergency consideration — by no means can we allow this to take one step farther. Trump in office obviously from their perspective exacerbates this situation and empowers them and helps them to grow, but even if Hillary Clinton were in office, anti-fascists would still want to block the advance of… any of these kind of small little Nazi groups.
SARLIN: So basically, you don’t want to take a clear position on that specific distinction (between self defense and preemptive attack).
BRAY: In the abstract. I’m going to leave it at that if you don’t mind.”
Bray happens to be a lecturer at Dartmouth, so he’s definitely molding minds. But again, read the above. Supposedly the Antifa groups are against anything white supremacist or Neo-Nazi, yet they are running around attacking people, throwing milkshakes doctored with cement, and hiding behind masks. Please explain to me how that is ANY different from Nazi cretins?
Guess what? It isn’t. And their apologists are equally complicit.
Andy Ngo, who is one of the leading amplifiers of Islamophobia in US, and who was participated in white supremacist instigated violence, was beaten up by Antifa in Portland today. https://t.co/H8qnqZsapy
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) June 29, 2019
Anti-fascists (you know, like Second World War veterans) attacked him not because of his race or sexual orientation, but because he's a Muslim hating fascist who panders to and promotes white supremacists. https://t.co/aJmak1GkhA
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) June 30, 2019
The left has a major Antifa problem. They’ve decided to bury their heads in the sand about how dangerous the group really is. They offer excuses, apologies, and explanations. Snopes even got into the act.
Don’t wait for the Democrat/Left to step up. The Antifa cretins will not go away until and unless their lawlessness is checked by the law and by the citizenry they are terrorizing.
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