Skip to comments.Who are the antifa? President Trump equated them with white supremacists. Here's why he’s wrong.
Posted on 08/17/2017 6:40:17 PM PDT by Hadean
First bursting into the headlines when they shut down far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in February at the University of California at Berkeley, antifascists again captivated the public imagination by battling the fascists assembled at the Unite the Right white power rally in Charlottesville.
But what is antifa? Where did it come from? Militant anti-fascist or antifa (pronounced ANtifa) is a radical pan-leftist politics of social revolution applied to fighting the far right. Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists who reject turning to the police or the state to halt the advance of white supremacy. Instead they advocate popular opposition to fascism as we witnessed in Charlottesville.
The vast majority of anti-fascist organizing is nonviolent. But their willingness to physically defend themselves and others from white supremacist violence and preemptively shut down fascist organizing efforts before they turn deadly distinguishes them from liberal anti-racists.
Antifascists argue that after the horrors of chattel slavery and the Holocaust, physical violence against white supremacists is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective. We should not, they argue, abstractly assess the ethical status of violence in the absence of the values and context behind it. Instead, they put forth an ethically consistent, historically informed argument for fighting Nazis before its too late. As Cornel West explained after surviving neo-Nazi attacks in Charlottesville, If it hadnt been for the antifascists protecting us from the neo-fascists, we would have been crushed like cockroaches.
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BS - AntiFa are not “the good guys” and are disruptive agitators trying to overthrow our government just as the Nazis were.
That they’re good buddies of the Washington Post, the Democrat party, Tom Cook and possibly Jess Bezos is undisputed.
HE DID NOT COMPARE THEM! CRIPES!
I equate them with the Taliban. The American Taliban.
Fake news are whitewashing Communists.
And they and Vichy Republicans call Trump unstable.
ANTIFA: And what is the definition of a fascist? Whatever the left says it is.
This ridiculous effort at rationalization is more than enough to answer the question are they as bad as Nazis? Hell yeah!
Sound just like Nazis, a bunch of violent kooks with not a good thing to do with their lives except fight other kooks in the streets.
“Predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists”
They are eating their zoo animals and pets in Venezuela thanks to the benefits of socialism.
Let’s send ANTIFA to Venezuela!
So the Venezuelans can eat them.
HUH Wash Post let me guess they protect the group which act like Hitlers S brown shirts in the late 20’s and 30’s. I guess as I will mot click that link and add to the clocks.
When the debate finally begins about shutting down the Washington Post, this pile of trash article should be Exhibit A.
Well, there it is in black and white. The Washington Post explicitly endorses left-wing violence/fascism.
Hey Bray. Why not put your Woodward and Bernie beanie on and investigate WHO FUNDS THEM
Rather than rationalize their violent anarchist behavior?
What an idiot, but not surprising
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Who are they? Simple.Read “Rules For Radicals”,read the works of Bill Ayers,study the history of Mao’s “Red Guards” ...and you’ll know.
Jeff Bezos needs to rename his dying paper.
Its named after a racist slaveholder.
“Who are the antifa?”
Who are they? Have a look.
“Do not distribute
cis white males
They are a motley crew of anarchists and communists.
They engage in violence.
Antifa are WORSE than Neo Nazi’s..Neo Nazi’s in this country is such a small amount of people..I can count on my hand how many of them actually exist..meanwhile Antifa..which means ANTI FIRST AMENDMENT..is NATIONWIDE..and they have put on their own site how they want Trump dead..our President..DEAD..but of course liberals love them, liberals love Communism its what they have always wanted for this country
Lets send ANTIFA to Venezuela!
So the Venezuelans can eat them.
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