Skip to comments.Antifa Is Not Fighting For Freedom, But For Communist Revolution
Posted on 11/01/2017 9:26:25 PM PDT by Perseverando
Despite antiseptic portrayals throughout American media, Antifa are more than anti-fascists. Antifa provide the violent complement to academic neo-Marxism.
In the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville violence, several prominent figuresincluding CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlanticequated left-wing Antifa activists with the thousands of Allied soldiers who stormed Normandys beaches to invade Adolph Hitlers Fortress Europe on D-Day.
A more appropriate equation would be with the thousands of soldiers in the Red Army, who brutally marched toward Berlin, where they would establish Soviet hegemony in the so-called German Democratic Republic after defeating Hitler.
Antifa returns to the news this week. On Tuesday night, former Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at California State University, Fullerton in a program sponsored by that universitys College Republicans. Seven were arrested amid reports of head-punching and pepper-spraying. Protesters of the event chanted Cops and the Klan go hand in hand! and held signs reading Only socialist revolution can defeat capitalist reaction. In February, Antifa militants committed such mayhem while protesting Yiannopoulos appearance at the University of California at Berkeley that university officials cancelled his speech at the last minute.
On Saturday, Antifa will join other leftist groups in massive nationwide protests designed to force President Donald Trumps administration out of office. Organizing those protests is Refuse Fascism, which declares that in the name of humanity, we REFUSE to accept a Fascist America!
Despite antiseptic portrayals throughout American media, Antifa are more than anti-fascists. Antifa represent the chaos of Germanys Weimar Republic and provide the violent complement to academic neo-Marxism. Like their philosophical comrades, Antifa seek to destroy the American emphasis on liberty under law and to impose a revival of one of historys most repressive ideologies. Antifa Is Anti-West and Anti-Capitalist
Bernd Langer, whose 80 Years of Anti-Fascist Action was published by Germanys Association for the Promotion of Anti-Fascist Literature, succinctly defined the rhetorical subterfuge. Anti-fascism is a strategy rather than an ideology, wrote Langer, a former Antifa member, for an anti-capitalist form of struggle.
Short for the German phrase, Antifaschistische Aktion, Antifa served as the paramilitary arm of the German Communist Party (KPD), which the Soviet Union funded. In other words, Antifa became the German Communists version of the Nazis brown-shirted SA.
The KPD made no secret of Antifas affiliation. A 1932 photo of KPD headquarters in Berlin prominently displayed the double-flagged Antifa emblem among other Communist symbols and slogans. In a photo from the 1932 Unity Congress of Antifa in Berlin, the double-flagged banner shared space with the hammer and sickle and with two large cartoons. One supported the KPD, the other mocked the SPD, Germanys Social Democratic Party.
Todays Antifa embrace those roots. During Februarys protest in Berkeley, masked Antifa agitators caused nearly $100,000 in damage by starting fires, breaking windows, assaulting bystanders with pepper spray and flagpoles, painting graffiti on nearby businesses, and destroying automatic teller machines. Refuse Fascism, the group organizing Saturdays protests, is controlled by the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, which seeks to create a Marxist United States through violent revolution.
Law and Order Are Among Antifas Enemies
Antifas goal to suppress fascism reflects the views of neo-Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse. A policy of unequal treatment would protect radicalism on the Left against that on the Right, Marcuse wrote in Repressive Tolerance, his 1965 essay. Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left extending to the stage of action as well as of discussion and propaganda, of deed as well as of word.
Marcuse dismissed the idea of individual liberty protected by law in favor of a Marxist society favoring ostensibly oppressed groups at the expense of everybody else. Such a society, Marcuse wrote, would demand the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements that not only promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion but also oppose the extension of public services, social security, medical care, etc. and may necessitate new and rigid restrictions on teachings and practices in the educational institutions.
Marcuse even justified violence: there is a natural right of resistance for oppressed and overpowered minorities to use extralegal means if the legal ones have proved to be inadequate, Marcuse wrote. Law and order are always and everywhere the law and order which protect the established hierarchy; it is nonsensical to invoke the absolute authority of this law and this order against those who suffer from it and struggle against it for their share of humanity. If they use violence, they do not start a new chain of violence but try to break an established one.
In expressing his contempt for the sacred liberalistic principle of equality for the other side, Marcuse maintained in 1968 that there are issues where either there is no other side in any more than a formalistic sense, or where the other side is demonstrably regressive and impedes possible improvement of the human condition.
Elements of Todays Left Embrace Marcuses Ideas
K-Su Park, a University of California at Los Angeles law fellow, reflected Marcuses thought when in an op-ed in The New York Times she challenged the American Civil Liberties Union to reconsider its approach to the First Amendment. The ACLU represented Jason Kessler, who organized the Unite The Right rally and sued the City of Charlottesville for revoking his permit for the protest.
The ACLUs approach implies that the country is on a level playing field, that at some point it overcame its history of racial discrimination to achieve a real democracy, the cornerstone of which is freedom of expression, Park wrote. Other forms of structural discrimination and violence also restrict the exercise of speech, such as police intimidation of African-Americans and Latinos. The danger that communities face because of their speech isnt equal.
Parks fellowship is with UCLAs critical race studies program. Critical race studies comes from critical theory, a sociological approach developed by Germanys neo-Marxist Frankfurt School, where Marcuse was a leading thinker. Johns Hopkins professor N.D.B. Connolly blended Marcuses philosophy with Antifas militancy in a Washington Post op-ed, where he compared the United States racial history to a game of rock-paper-scissors.
For a long while, weve been throwing a lot of paper, Connolly wrote. Liberalism our paper preserves our countrys long commitment to contracts. Under liberalism, citizens stand in contract with their government. The governments job, in turn, has been to enforce contracts between individuals and groups. Truly, when people ask for rights, be they womens rights, gay and transgender rights, or rights as people of color, they are asking for contract rights.
Rock Breaks Scissors
But racism, Connolly argued, serves as scissors: Right at the countrys founding, racists cut black and indigenous people out of liberalisms contract. Black bodies and Native American land did not deserve the protection of contract. They deserved bondage and expropriation.
The solution? No matter its form, rock breaks scissors, Connolly wrote. A half-century ago, nothing less than radical anti-racism could reduce white supremacy to an outlaw religion. In April 1968, amid a flurry of other rocks, riots shook American cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It took that rolling unrest to spur President Lyndon Johnson and Congress to action. Within a week they had passed the Fair Housing Act.
Connolly concluded by advocating similar measures. Segregationists have again assumed their pedestals in the Justice Department, the White House and many other American temples, he wrote. Paper alone wont drive them out. Start throwing rocks. In slandering those who hold opposing views, and in essentially calling Martin Luther King Jr. a failure, Connolly reflected the true Antifa spirit: Neo-Marxism über alles.
Joseph D'Hippolito is a freelance writer whose commentaries have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, The Stream, Front Page Magazine, and American Thinker.
What the Antifa types don’t realize is that if they ever succeeded, most of them be purged (with extreme prejudice) not too long after the revolution.
Violent revolutions always eat their own eventually.
Antifa is justifying their own liquidation.
The leaders realize this. They are not worried. They believe that they are the clever ones that will be running the purges.
A great many of them will be mistaken. Perhaps all of them will be wrong.
Why doesn’t the “tolerant” Left condemn the Antifags? (oops, pardon the typo).
Yes they are and they will all be destroyed without mercy!
See my tagline.
I already figured that out awhile ago!! since they carried a lot of the communist signs with them..
“The night of the long knives” in Nazi Germany comes to mind.
Antifa is a collectivist vanguard?
They will, as soon as the Constitution is dead. Hitler exterminated the SA, as soon as he no longer needed them.
I've seen them, up close, here in Portland. The same blandly stupid bunch of sociopathic faggots, who somehow equate socialism with intellectual achievement, that one reads about in any study of the early NSDAP party.
They will be liquidated, by one side or the other. And, they won't be missed. Their pets will starve, and eventually, their parents will wonder why there are more left-overs, and less laundry to do...
Here in Portland, they thrive because their leaders have made a deal with the communist Mayor. If they don't damage property, downtown, the police won't bother them when they attack "alt-right fascists". The new Chief of Police is a double AA hire, a black woman, with a sociology degree from San Fran State, an MBA from Pepperdine, and years in Oakland. You can guess where she's coming from. They use the excuse of "We can't afford the overtime..." to explain why there is no police presence at the weekly riots.
The battle will resemble Iwo Jima. An island of fanatics that will die rather than surrender. (At least, that's how we will explain the surprisingly small number of survivors.)
Antifa in Germany lead to the rise of Nazism. Only the Nazies were organized and well enough led to beating the antifa rioters that regularly shut down all noncommunist political activities.
This is a group that promoted communist dictatorship in Germany on the Soviet Unions behalf is now rising to prominence in the United States of America.
“Antifa Is Not Fighting For Freedom, But For Communist Revolution”
ANTIFA is NOT communist. Their platform is not about the proletariat taking over the means of production.
Antifa is a racial and ethic nationalist movement which believes in nationalist socialism designed to right the alleged wrongs in US history. As such they are fascist, NOT communist. ANTIFA simply is recruiting white cannon fodder to support these black power nationalists , who seek to redefine history and abandon the Constitution in pursuit if their “Utopia”, in short a totalitarian state.
What to really understand ANTIFA ?
Read about the evolution of fascism in America here, good read:
” The Quintessential Liberal Fascist”:
“Antifa is a racial and ethic nationalist movement which believes in nationalist socialism designed to right the alleged wrongs in US history”
An impossible task. In order for a society to move forward it must do just that. Move forward. Groups such as these lack that particular attribute.
The lessons learned about National Socialism were made very clear in Germany last century.
Your post is excellent and sets out a hard truth. The French Revolution and the Russian Revolution are two good examples.
Infiltrating minds of mush too
The lessons learned about National Socialism were made very clear in Germany last century.>>>>>>>>>>>>>
That’s right, and that’s what these “ANTIFA” thugs represent: Fascism itself.
Read this history, you will enjoy it thoroughly :
Are they planning for Nov 4th to be kill whitey day?
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