Skip to comments.‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right
Posted on 08/17/2017 9:38:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
OAKLAND, Calif. Last weekend, when a 27-year-old bike messenger showed up at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., he came ready for battle. He joined a human chain that stretched in front of Emancipation Park and linked his arms with others, blocking waves of white supremacists some of them in full Nazi regalia from entering.
As soon as they got close, said the young man, who declined to give his real name and goes by Frank Sabaté after the famous Spanish anarchist, they started swinging clubs, fists, shields. Im not embarrassed to say that we were not shy in defending ourselves.
Sabaté is an adherent of a controversial force on the left known as antifa. The term, a contraction of the word anti-fascist, describes the loose affiliation of radical activists who have surfaced in recent months at events around the country and have openly scuffled with white supremacists, right-wing extremists and, in some cases, ordinary supporters of President Trump. Energized in part by Mr. Trumps election, they have sparred with their conservative opponents at political rallies and college campus speaking engagements, arguing that one crucial way to combat the far right is to confront its supporters on the streets.
Unlike most of the counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville and elsewhere, members of antifa have shown no qualms about using their fists, sticks or canisters of pepper spray to meet an array of right-wing antagonists whom they call a fascist threat to American democracy. As explained this week by a dozen adherents of the movement, the ascendant new right in the country requires a physical response....
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That would be us...if they say so.
Media justification of far left thuggery.
Papers that support the racist, violent Alt-left must be shutdown.
Antifa is a club-wielding facist brownshirt organization.
They have no idea the sh*t storm they’re about to unleash. We don’t, for the most part, live in our mom’s basement, work at Starbucks and sit around playing Xbox.
and by “Far Right”, they mean everyone that isn’t far left.
They will instantly pivot to “victim”.
Wouldn't that suck? You look forward to being paid 25 dollars an hour to be a protestor and then when you get there, you're told, "Okay, put on this regalia and head down to the park. We'll have your paycheck ready for you to pick up if...oop, upp....I mean WHEN you get back."
NYT proving that there was, indeed, a lot of violence coming from their side.
They either don’t see the contradiction in self described ‘anarchists’ standing for ‘American democracy’ ... or think no one else does.
FU New York Times - take your hate and shove it up your a—. There are real people getting hurt and killed by these leftists.
They’re getting very decent pay to do all this.
There’s no conviction. It’s a job, and they are plenty willing to destroy the U.S. for a buck.
Take Soros and his corporations down, and this stops dead in it’s tracks.
None of these folks are going to travel if not paid to do it. They have no income.
Mom may let them stay in the basement and let them use the WiFi, but there’s no way she’ll pay for airfare and $25 per hour for them to protest and destroy stuff.
Antifa is just the current branding of the same anarchist thugs responsible for the riots at the 2000 Democrat convention in Los Angeles , the 1999 riots in Seattle, and pre-palnned chaos of Occupy Wall Street.
They are the progressive movements storm-troopers and have been for going on 20 years now.
Finally, violence the media can get behind.
THESE are the people the Times are behind
Although national socialists are far left in their philosophy too. So they also mean those that are not international socialists hell-bent on state atheism.
Sure. They attack ANYONE conservative or Republican. You can’t keep demonizing people to justify violence and remain credible.
Everyone with working internet sees their thuggery and criminal activity. I guess shutting down freedom of speech you disagree with by using violence is okay with the NYT.
Nobody is afraid of these punks. When met with push back in Berkeley the ran and retreated. They’re p***ies cowards.
>Theyre getting very decent pay to do all this.
>Theres no conviction. Its a job, and they are plenty willing to destroy the U.S. for a buck.
These guys have really good gear now. Watching the vid some of them had full police riot suits that made them pretty much invulnerable to most weapons less than firearms, brand new. Soros is sparing no expense.
This is the war in the streets we’ve been expecting.
If you have a ‘ far Left ‘ you are going to have a ‘far Right’. One has to balance the other . You simply cannot have one without the other . Ready ? Let’s roll . Stock up on popcorn and baseball bats
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