ANTIFA - The Threat and Real Danger is Still There
The radical leftist group Antifa, and their extreme anti-American agenda
January 22, 2018
In most of the main stream media, and various periodicals and internet news sources, and among politicians with an agenda, there are discussions and articles, editorials and letters to the editor that continue, whatever the issue being discussed, to mention the Charlottesville protest of August 2017. The gist of the outrage back then and in the present is directed at white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazi’s, but little mention is ever made in most of the media of the group 'Antifa' (anti-fascist), who were present and causing havoc. So lest we forget, let’s keep this group current for they’re still a dangerous threat.
Antifa can trace its roots in Europe back decades and began there as a political movement, but crossed an ocean, and morphed into a bunch of radical militant leftists. The president was correct when he stated the violence was perpetrated from groups on both sides. But for whatever reason Antifa in the media and among democrats continues to escape any condemnation or scrutiny. Yet both Homeland Security and the FBI have designated this group as domestic terrorists and that they are “becoming increasingly confrontational and extremely dangerous.”
Keep in mind, together with Black Lives Matter, this is the same bunch of masked thugs that left Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, in flames. And to this day they have also been the cause of civil unrest and violence at the University of California at Berkeley, and there is reason to believe they perpetrated attacks on Trump supporters at rallys and during campaign events in 2016, and also at the presidential inauguration.
Their manifesto reads like a page out of “Rules for Radicals” - anti-government, anti-capitalism, anti-Trump,fighting right-wing ideology, white nationalism, and police brutality. They would deny the right of free speech to anyone who disagrees with their beliefs, such as conservatives, and that would include people of faith, politicians, just ordinary Americans, and would have no hesitation to do so with violence and property destruction.
Antifa is not discriminating whom they target: veterans, police, journalists, and innocent bystanders. In a Berkeley gathering devoted to prayer, antifa appeared and caused a commotion and created a climate of fear and a threat to the participants; the gathering was canceled. In this case, as in others across the country, Charlottesville included, law enforcement was told to stand down and not to interfere.
Does it seem that the Caucasian race has been taking a pounding these days, white men especially dead or alive? Most of the outrage over Charlottesville was and still is directed at the predominately white groups. On college and university campuses whites are being disparaged, treated with contempt and considered pariahs, and relegated to what seems obscurity. Courses dealing with so called white privilege and white supremacy are part of the curriculum. Black students are demanding segregated dorms, whites not allowed.
Out of Charlottesville a new fad emerged and has been all the rage over the last several months, the removal of statues and plaques, most if not all devoted to white men. In some cases historical evidence reveals that the figures in question were not perfect beings, and their lives had in fact their darker days. But to judge their actions hundreds of years ago by today’s standards is ill conceived and will deny generations who follow an accurate account of the true historical past. This has not stopped the liberal progressive grievance industry from seeing themselves as the arbiters of what is right and wrong, from insisting on the removal of any monument they believe are disturbing and hurtful to certain minority groups.
Now to add insult to injury, the declaration and menacing beliefs of radical leftist ideologues show no favor, no one is exempt. Whoever you are, whatever your station in life, and no matter your age, you will not escape their uncontrollable, bigoted, and deviant actions. In New York City the Bank Street School is a progressive elite upper Westside institution for children from nursery through 8th grade. Aside from the school's regular curriculum, innocent 6 and 7 year old children have also been taught that the fact they were born white makes them racist. Yes folks, you read that correctly. This was brought to light by outraged parents who in some cases had their little ones arriving home in tears.
One indignity after another, will it ever end? In the aftermath of the hurricane season of 2017, aside from the usual charitable organizations, other groups have appeared on the internet that were also asking for donations for the victims of the destructive and deadly storms. However in several cases, one in particular, organizers of the “Women’s March on Washington” from January of 2017 asked for donations to be sent to certain so-called charitable groups that will disperse funds to minority people only, white people are excluded.
As Americans we should all condemn and speak out against bigotry and hate wherever it may fester and whatever the ideological and political beliefs of the adherent. But if we fail to recognize these growing menaces, Antifa and our own American version of an 'intifada' against white people (that I believe pose more of threat than any right wing group), we will rue the day and those generations who follow will possibly do so ignorant of their country’s history.
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