After recent events in Charlottesville, VA, we’re hearing a lot about how white supremacist racism is taking over America.
According to the prevailing point-of-view, it’s all President Donald Trump’s fault. Because Donald Trump is a white racist, the reasoning goes, then this makes it safer for violent white supremacists to feel like they can do whatever they want.
But doesn’t it work in reverse? What about the non-white supremacy groups who advocate violence, groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa (which stands for “Anti-Fascist”)?
According to a recent Atlantic magazine article, entitled “The Rise of the Violent Left”, in the weeks leading up to pro-Trump conservative rallies in Portland, OR:
Organizers received an anonymous email warning that if “Trump supporters” and others who promote “hateful rhetoric” marched, “we will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade … and drag and push those people out.” When Portland police said they lacked the resources to provide adequate security, the organizers canceled the parade. It was a sign of things to come.
Notice how, in media coverage since the Charlottesville, VA events, Trump supporters are lumped together with KKK members, Nazis and other white supremacy groups. Since Trump’s election, these terrorist tactics are used anywhere where somebody who is not a leftist or Democrat wishes to speak, march or demonstrate, even peacefully. To these left-wing hate groups, you’re the justifiable object of violence even if you don’t support things that Nazis and KKK members want. Conservative speakers can no longer even speak on college campuses because, while campuses receive federal funding thanks to the tax dollars of Republicans and Democrats alike, only Democrats are permitted to speak.
Let’s be real. Groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter are not primarily threatened by white racist groups. Those groups are a tiny minority, probably tinier than at any point in our nation’s history. Left-wing terrorist groups are threatened by dissension of any kind. It’s not just racial hatred they’re combating, but anything that a Trump supporter might advocate such as enforcing immigration laws, combating voter fraud, lowering taxes, reducing environmentalist regulations or upholding the Second Amendment.
In support of what I’m saying, the Atlantic article goes on to state,
The violence is not directed only at avowed racists like Spencer: In June of last year, demonstrators—at least some of whom were associated with antifa—punched and threw eggs at people exiting a Trump rally in San Jose, California. An article in “It’s Going Down” celebrated the “righteous beatings.”
Antifascists call such actions defensive. Hate speech against vulnerable minorities, they argue, leads to violence against vulnerable minorities. But Trump supporters and white nationalists see antifa’s attacks as an assault on their right to freely assemble, which they in turn seek to reassert. The result is a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s.
Translation: “If you say things we do not like, even things unrelated to racism, we call it hate speech. Once you engage in hate speech, you’re subject to whatever we see fit, including righteous beatings.” This is the mentality of a fascist no less severe than the Nazi fascists that Antifa and other leftists claim to combat. It’s a recipe for civil war.
Antifa members fight fascism with even greater fascism. Their stance is not defensive. It’s offensive. They are contemporary Communists fighting contemporary Nazis (real or imagined, mostly the latter). They pose as opponents of Nazi racism and extermination camps, or the reinstatement of Jim Crow laws, but they fail to tell you what they’re for: Brutal coercion and collectivism under a different flag. Totalitarian rule, only under their guys (and gals), rather than anyone else’s. It’s gang warfare masquerading as something noble and different. They prove this by their eagerness not to defend the innocent, but to instigate violence against anyone who does not share their Communist-like views.
The media portrayed the Charlottesville, VA riots as if they single-handedly prove a white racist movement is taking over America. As collectivist and anti-individual as white racists are, the Antifa collectivists are just as brutal and more of a real threat to America, because they’re greater in number and enjoy the full sanction of media, academia, and most of the government despite Donald Trump.
If Trump supporters – or anyone else who’s Republican, conservative, libertarian or opposed to the growth of the unlimited state – allow themselves to be smeared with inaccurate labels, then the way is clear for these “anti-fascists” to provide us with a level of fascism the world has never seen.
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