New York Times reporters Thomas Fuller, Alan Feuer and Serge Kovaleski are responsible for this admiring profile of the far-left Brownshirts called antifa: “‘Antifa’ members are ready to literally fight right-wingers.”
Members of antifa have shown no qualms about using their fists, sticks or canisters of pepper spray to meet an array of right-wing antagonists whom they call a fascist threat to U.S. democracy.
Is antifa violent? Well, that depends on what the meaning of “violent” is:
“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence,” she said. “That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now.”
“When you look at this grave and dangerous threat — and the violence it has already caused — is it more dangerous to do nothing and tolerate it or should we confront it?” Sabaté said. “Their existence itself is violent … so I don’t think using force or violence to oppose them is unethical.”
The mere existence of supporters of President Trump is violent, so it is OK to attack them with baseball bats. The Times reporters show no sign of disagreeing with this “reasoning.”
Antifa activists have engaged with people who were less than outright neo-Nazis, raising questions about whether there is such a thing as legitimate political violence.
Some antifa members insist that they are merely reacting to aggression. “The essence of their message is violence,” Jed Holtz, an antifa organizer in New York, said of his right-wing foes. “The other side” — his side — “is just responding.”
Here is a photo of antifa responding to a violent window in Washington, D.C. during President Trump’s inauguration:
This violent car was one of many set on fire by antifa during the inauguration:
Here, antifa members burn an American flag, the mere existence of which is “violent”:
I’m not sure what this object is, but since antifa set it on fire at Berkeley it must have been violent:
Antifa rioters at Berkeley beat a violent man who is lying unconscious on the ground:
Funny how the heroes of antifa don’t like to be photographed. Why do you suppose that is?
This bystander was attacked on the street by antifa thugs at Berkeley:
Here, antifa trashes a violent Starbucks store:
This bank must have been really violent. It was destroyed by antifa:
Antifa rioters in Seattle burn another American flag. Those things must be really violent!
Antifa rioters always bring bats and clubs, just in case they encounter anyone violent:
Just think how violent this guy must have been! It took four masked antifas to beat him up:
Antifa is nothing more or less than a fascist organization. Hitler’s Brownshirts had nothing on them. I thought their childish trick of naming themselves the opposite of what they really are wouldn’t fool anyone, but apparently it has fooled the New York Times. Or maybe the Times is just on their side.