Antifa (Perhaps it Means Anti-First Amendment)
Special Operations Blog topic for the week … ANTIFA
During ongoing research into ANTIFA, it has become clear that what we are witnessing today reaches back - directly - to the early 20th century battle lines drawn between communists and the subsequent emergence of the national socialist and fascist movements . Interestingly, and telling, ANTIFA does not, perhaps cannot, precisely define fascism. Today’s ANTIFA, using the broadest of terms, condemns ALL who dare disagree with their beliefs. This includes the far right AND liberals whom they see as too far to the right! Which is ironic and comes as a shock to the liberal left (remember Nancy Pelosi’s press conference on Dreamers) since both are in harmony on matters such as denouncing the far right for being sexist, Islamophbic, Nativist, Transphobic, Homophobic, mysoginistic, etc. Since their very own definitions continuously evolve attempting to argue a point with them in civil discourse is rather akin to nailing jello to a wall. Remember this; they must have an oppressor bogeyman to fight against or they perish. We are that bogeyman. According to the TORCH Network, their “Five Points of Unity” are: to disrupt fascist/far right organizing and activity; don’t rely on Law Enforcement. Use the courts, but resist the cops who uphold the white supremacist status quo; oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation including assuring abortion rights; police their own ranks. Anyone falling away from the core values (whatever they happen to be today) is considered a non-entity at best; An attack on one is an attack on all.
This brings us to a critical point: The real danger of this worldview is not the most visible street thuggery. It is the creeping infiltration of communist critical theory into our society and culture. This virulent infection takes almost as many forms as there are members: communists, anarchists, nihilists and, of course, your garden variety psychopaths. The later two being the most visible on the streets of towns and cities, angrily destroying everything and everyone in their collective path. Now, these young thugs in black did not arise on their own, but are rather at the tip of the militant spear that has been poking and prodding America and the West for most of the past century. They are the product of a much more dangerous cadre.
A quick look back in history will cast light on their toxic beginnings. WW I was a bright hope for communists. as they hoped that the proletariat, those that made up the ranks of fighting soldiers, would rise up sans national identity and turn on the oppressive ruling class. Obviously that did not happen and communists were stunned. But, by the 1930’s the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory began a systematic deconstruction-via academic intelligentsia- of Western thought; the very foundations of what makes up European and American culture and society. This was the intent and the distinctions between the two were important to publish, since a free market society and communism are mutually exclusive. The basis of the conflict is this: communism, and its various forms, believe in the common “ownership” of all property and the means of production and, usually, the destruction of the state. This, they believe, would ultimately lead to a classless, utopian society.
Western, free market theory states, well, the opposite. That the free market- the people themselves- can best determine their own destiny, at the very least economically. What drives ANTIFA, et al, to lose their minds is that it is based on personal responsibility, which inevitably leads to the so called classes of people; the haves and have-nots, as Marx put it , later echoed by Saul Alinsky. This personal responsibility led to the incubation and maturing of the greatest nation this world has seen-and in a very short period of time, historically speaking. Stay with us next week for part II, where we’ll trace the roots to ANTIFA today here in the United States.
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