There’s definitely no leftist responsibility for things heating up in America guys…
Antifa is an extremely well organised international left-wing terrorist group of serious concern to civilised and law abiding citizens everywhere. They pose a very real and credible threat far beyond that of any right-wing terrorist group in the West today for two key reasons; their enormous scope and prevalence, and the degree to which the mainstream media establishment excuse their violence and even promote them.
I have previously written about how the Australian taxpayer-funded public broadcaster did their part for the “antifascist” cause in writing an adorable little fluff expose on them back in January, months after being designated a terrorist organisation.
Recently, one particular Antifa website published an article yearning for a militant uprising to “slaughter” “fascistic” Border Patrol “dogs and their bosses”;
“This author only hopes that this chapter in American history will also include the moment when revolutionaries rose up with the masses and slaughtered the fascistic Border Patrol dogs and their bosses, slaying them with revolutionary fire and justice.”
Exactly what is meant by “their bosses” is obviously deliberately obscured (the law might be reluctantly forced to intervene otherwise), but it could certainly be interpreted to include Carla L. Provost, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, her boss, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and her boss, President Donald J. Trump.
The article also likens literally every individual employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspected serial killer Juan David Ortiz.
The radical shit-piece goes on, calling for a revolution of South Americans against the U.S;
“Now is the time to mobilize the masses, particularly the immigrant masses from Central America and Mexico, to exact revolutionary vengeance and seize power. Without it, everything is just empty words. End the barbarism. End U.S. imperialism!”
PJMedia and other right-leaning news sites have documented the ramping up of far-left groups’ rhetoric and militancy in recent months. For example in May an L.A. Antifa chapter hung a Trump doll in an effigy, calling for “Revolutionary Violence” and held signs saying “BASH THE CAP” (short for capitalist). They then repeated this demonstration in August while marching to demand the release of a woman detained by ICE.
An Antifa associated group called “Defend Durham” held a “conference” in late August entitled “How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall”, months after the same group was involved in destroying a statue on a University Campus.
Also in late August, another Antifa chapter attempted to shut down a Christian Church in Austin, going as far as to dox the Pastor’s son.
In September, a Brooklyn-based anarchist group celebrated the 117th anniversary of the assassination of President William McKinley.
This is in no way a comprehensive list of the alarming and escalating militancy of US Antifa groups. Given the complete and utter tone-deafness (and in some cases implicit support) of the broader media and political establishment, Antifa’s bugman vigilantism is likely to get much worse before it gets any better.
In honor of Educating Liberals’s suspension over his apparently offensive and hateful tweet, we honor a verified liberal account that is still active on Twitter (tweeting 7 hours ago) even after threatening the life of our president! (which is a federal crime) pic.twitter.com/VAtXB30m5L— Tyler Zed (@realTylerZed) September 10, 2018
This article originally appeared in Pop & Locke.
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