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Hypocritical, Contradictory Antifa Becomes More Violent at Latest Event in Portland
Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | Rachel Alexander

Posted on 08/19/2019 4:43:05 AM PDT by Kaslin

A couple of men on the far-right held an “End Domestic Terrorism” rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. As expected, the violent left-wing group Antifa showed up to counter protest. Ironically, the protest was about stopping their violent counter protests. Dressed in black, some wearing masks, Antifa struck at the windows of buses carrying people on the right, sprayed pepper spray at them and tried to drag them out of the bus using a hammer. They broke a window on one of the buses. At one point, they chased a man and a young girl dressed in flag clothing who had become separated from the others. The man likely angered them because he didn’t fit their false stereotype of those on the right as white supremacists; he wore a shirt that said “I hate the left n racism.” They also threw sticky stuff at a man carrying an American flag. 

Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons from Antifa. They set up concrete barriers and closed streets and bridges in order to separate the two factions. Many downtown businesses closed for the day. Shortly after 4 p.m., police declared the rally and counter protest a civil disturbance due to crowds blocking the streets.

Portland has become a hotbed for right-leaning rallies clashing with Antifa. President Trump tweeted on Saturday, “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’ Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

By the time the right-leaning attendees started to leave, police had arrested at least 13 people. One protester who was arrested was bleeding from the head. The arrests during these types of rallies have disproportionately been of those on the right, even though they’ve primarily been in defensive mode and don’t threaten the police like Antifa does. One police officer was injured and taken to the hospital. Antifa hurled ethnic slurs at the police. 

The lack of fairness by police may be because the police chief is appointed by the mayor of Portland, who is a far leftist (some may remember the TV series Portlandia, which made fun of how far left the mayor at that time was). 

Joey Gibson, a minority who founded and led similar Patriot Prayer rallies, was arrested Friday before the rally for rioting in connection with a violent clash in Portland on May 1. He was released after posting bail. Gibson advised those attending the rally to avoid engaging in violence. "Force them to arrest you for being peaceful," he said.

Antifa beat up conservative journalist Andy Ngo at a similar rally on June 29. He was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. Police did not arrest the men who beat him up. He’s been forced to raise money to initiate a legal suit himself. Ngo is Asian and gay which makes the lefty extra angry, since he doesn’t fit in with their false mantra about people on the right being racist and white. He tweeted, “Police arrest a few here and there while antifa factions chase down the few right-wing stragglers and try to mob beat them.” 

The Proud Boys and Three Percenters military group were in attendance. The Proud Boys have been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, but the SPLC has also designated organizations like the Alliance Defending Freedom as a hate group, so the characterization is almost meaningless.

Incidentally, one of the organizations that attends these types of rallies, Oath Keepers, decided not to show up because they were concerned organizers hadn’t done enough to deter white supremacists from showing up. Despite the fact that most attendees are just regular Americans, there is a fringe element that is attracted to the rallies and the left loves to lump them in with everyone else on the right.  

Antifa claims to oppose white supremacists, but they are almost completely composed of whites themselves — mostly young white men. If the organization is so opposed to white supremacy, wouldn’t there be a significant number of minorities in the movement? Similarly, if those organizing and showing up at the right-leaning rallies are white supremacists, then why are there plenty of minorities appearing with them? Especially the actual organizer of many of these rallies, Joey Gibson? 

At one point, a black man praised Jesus on a bullhorn. A shirtless black man (the only minority I noticed among Antifa and its allies in the videos) screamed profanity at him and called him an Uncle Tom. Ngo said he recognized him from another Antifa protest in Seattle, where the guy walked up to him and said “Death is coming.” Surrounded by white people supporting him, the shirtless man got frustrated and criticized their support of him since they were white. Police finally arrested him. The Antifa-backed mob predictably claimed the arrest was police bias.

Antifa or some person on the left chanted when they saw a group of people carrying American flags — including one carrying an American flag with a rainbow, the symbol for LGBT which doesn’t fit the stereotype that the left portrays, that LGBT isn’t patriotic — “No Trump, no KKK.”  But there is zero evidence that Trump supports the KKK.

Antifa claims to oppose fascism; its name is a shortened version of anti-fascism — but it uses fascist tactics to silence opponents. Consequently, it is frequently said to mean anti-First Amendment. 

Antifa revels in accusing those on the right of white supremacy. But it is exacerbating racial tensions by falsely accusing the right of white supremacy. The reality is, white supremacists make up a very small portion of society, and are frequently found on the left, supporting big government programs. 

Antifa is clearly not going to stop until more people are injured. They don’t respect the First Amendment, which protects free speech, not violence. Their approach is leading to anarchy and the destruction of a civilized democracy. But try to find Democrats who will denounce Antifa. Hardly any of them will, because Antifa has become a militarized wing of the Democratic Party. Just like the Ku Klux Klan was an extension of the Democratic Party back in the era of Jim Crow. 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: antifa; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; klantifa; klukluxtifa; militantleft; portland
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1 posted on 08/19/2019 4:43:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Count down to Civil War II, 10 9 8 ...


2 posted on 08/19/2019 4:46:07 AM PDT by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: Kaslin

Antifa are communist thugs and goons. It is absolutely necessary that their real identities and pictures be published on a data base. Also it should be noted that the MSM praises these masked criminals. Remember when Tucker Carlson’s home was vandalized and his family terrorized Chris Cuomo overtly praised the goons. So far the crack Washington, D.C. Metropolitan police have yet to make an arrest. No Antifa member in Oregon has been sentenced to jail time. It is absolutely necessary to well this enemy and their supporters. They must be held accountable for their crimes.


3 posted on 08/19/2019 4:55:56 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Kaslin
This short, educational, 10 minute video explains the situation we are in right now and how the fringe groups use violence to install themselves in power.

I learned more about government from this video than I had in years in public schools.

Types of Government, Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJEuZrvNYg0

4 posted on 08/19/2019 4:57:21 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: Kaslin

An astute, death by the numbers, analysis of communism. The Black book of Communism, Curtois, et al.
The cycles of terror are marked by “ a brief phase in which spontaneous social violence, was channeled into more official structures, which then acted as catalysts in breaking up the old order... pp 262,263.
It then explains the different cycles of repression. .. “ Collectivization made use of pre existing social tensions, awakening tge archaic violence, that was lurking beneath the surface”.
This second part led to the absolute worst violent acts against human beings.

And still, A US pres is calling for red flag rules, while these folks arm themselves.


5 posted on 08/19/2019 4:59:25 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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To: Kaslin

Identify individual Antifa members and dox them. Find out where they live where they go and catch a few of them alone. I’m sure they’re really brave when they’re not in a group of like minded losers.


6 posted on 08/19/2019 5:14:08 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Kaslin
IMO these punks are being paid to create havoc by somebody. Some fat, old, dying piece of human excrement who wants to hurt as many people as he can before he shuffles off this mortal coil to meet his Maker.

They need to be treated as paid traitors to America. Antifa. Black Lives Matter (except when it's other blacks doing the killing). Etc. They are all domestic terrorists and deserve to be treated as such.

7 posted on 08/19/2019 5:17:36 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: metmom
More pictures and video at Twitter feed of Andy Ngo..

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1162844384141832192
8 posted on 08/19/2019 5:28:11 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kaslin

For the love of Pete!

People, if you are carrying a CAT Tourniquet PLEASE dog-ear the Windlass Strap to one side! This Storm Trooper would bleed out before he even got close to deploying it.


9 posted on 08/19/2019 5:30:04 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Kaslin

Anyone else think the antifa thugs got baited out by the proudboys in portlandia? I’d watch for that as a new tactic against the Leftist Fascists. Bait them out and leave them standing with their weapons in hand.


10 posted on 08/19/2019 5:36:08 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.)
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To: Kaslin

Funny coincidence, auntiefags and police state both wear black?


11 posted on 08/19/2019 5:43:44 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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To: Kaslin

>>“No Trump, no KKK.”

A chant lifted from the decades old agitprop punk band MDC (aka Millions of DEAD Cops)


12 posted on 08/19/2019 5:44:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Commitee)
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To: a fool in paradise

This article is full of Pull Quotes...

“Antifa has become a militarized wing of the Democratic Party. Just like the Ku Klux Klan was an extension of the Democratic Party back in the era of Jim Crow. “


13 posted on 08/19/2019 5:47:25 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.)
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To: allendale

Fredo Cuomostain has gone so far in his praise of CommunistAF that he says that just because they are violent is not sufficient reason to denounce them.

CommunistAF has said publicly that they’d rather beat down an innocent person than let a NAZI go unpunched. It’s a total lynch mob mentality.

And CommunistAF are antisemites. Just ask them about God and Israel sometime. #Triggered


14 posted on 08/19/2019 5:47:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Commitee)
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To: Kaslin
"By the time the right-leaning attendees started to leave, police had arrested at least 13 people."

Like most 'unbiased' reporters, rachel fails to mention the thirteen individuals arrested were violent leftists.

15 posted on 08/19/2019 5:56:47 AM PDT by chief lee runamok (expect nothing)
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To: Kaslin
Their approach is leading to anarchy and the destruction of a civilized democracy.

Of course it does. Remember all of those anarchists who used to show up at rallies and wreck things?

They didn’t disappear, they just changed their name.

16 posted on 08/19/2019 5:57:59 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: LouAvul

“Some fat, old, dying piece of human excrement who wants to hurt as many people as he can before he shuffles off this mortal coil to meet his Maker.”

Do you think Soros even believes in a Maker?


17 posted on 08/19/2019 6:02:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: LouAvul
You know that people in very, very high places in Government are protecting them. The police have been ordered to protect them as they maul people trying to exercise their rights.

Now the question: Why hasn't President Trump declared them a Terrorists Organization? Their history certainly demonstrates that they are. They have violated numerous State and Federal Laws at they travel from State to riot, destroy property, beat up people, terrorize and intimidate people. No one is safe from them. Again, why haven't they been declared a Terrorists Organization? The answer is obvious to anyone who thinks about it. Someone or a lot of someones who wield great power and influence upon the seat of Government is protecting them and ordering that not be interfered with as they go about doing their dirty work.

What will they have to do? How far will they have to go before they are stopped? Will they have to maim someone, or a lot of someones including women and children? Will they have to start killing?

Personally, I am o.k. that they are staying where they are. Should they venture into the Southern rural areas to to their mischief, the locals will send them packing. However, President Trump should have declared them a Terror Organization yesterday, if he has the authority under the Constitution, and I believe that he does.

18 posted on 08/19/2019 6:02:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: Kaslin

Antifa is no better than any street gang. If they come around here and threaten me I will shoot them.


19 posted on 08/19/2019 6:09:55 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: elcid1970

Probably not.


20 posted on 08/19/2019 6:10:37 AM PDT by sport
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