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THE SINISTER REALITY OF ANTIFA: violence, secrecy, links to George Soros, & perversion of social justice causes.

A wonderful Blog from The Slog. essential reading along with Chris Hedges on Truth Dig.https://www.truthdig.com/articles/antifa-mirrors-alt-right/
me4  In this extended analysis of Antifa’s influence and structure, The Slog deconstructs the positive image the organisation tries to portray, and raises serious issues for anyone tempted to support it. In particular, there are awkward questions for Momentum, Diane Abbott and the British Labour movement to answer.

Researching the coverage of Antifa’s antics in the mass media, one cannot help but discern a certain reticence to come out and call a spade a spade. Its confrontations with liberal-defined “Far Right” organisations are almost always identified in terms that include a smear-description like Nazi, neo-Nazi or racist for the object of abuse, but only ever the heroic “anti-fascist” nomenclature for Antifa itself.
So let’s open by saying what Antifa is about, rather than what it is against.  It is an organisation that embraces the use of violence, and is openly dedicated to the destruction of capitalism. In its ranks are various…
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  1. reblogged with a recommendation to Read Hedges on this too, https://www.truthdig.com/articles/antifa-mirrors-alt-right/
    The howls of condemnation of Hedges for his piece on the Facbook page I was referred to the piece by are quite telling, I can not access the comments on the Truth Dig site.
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  2. As ever John, Nail on Head. This alleged Antifa Manual is so daft it can not possibly be fake, ( or is it?) http://100percentfedup.com/antifa-manual-found-evergreen-college-campus-shut-rallies-force-media-show-side-righteous-one/ .
    Violence is a sure path to defeat, at least less sucessful than civil resistance, for any group wishing to see a lasting change in society, empirically proven by Erica Chenoweth.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_Chenoweth
    I was accosted by one of these sorts only last week, and was shocked to discover that I was a Fascist, Scum, Racist and no according to any true path of anarchist faithful brethren.
    Epictetus saw me through and I paid it never mind. What it did remind me of though was Rules for Radicals, ( an obsession of Steve Bannon, that figures in his Occupy exposed films quite prominently.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
    Soros and his cohorts in the Oligarchy clearly want civil war, certainly wide spread civil unrest in the US and are provoking it by 3rd Column Agent Provocateurs, Oliver Stones film Ukraine in Flames lays out the playbook with all the Mayden Sq malarkey,
    Keep up the wise words, always a pleasure to read your thoughts.

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“Street clashes do not distress the ruling elites. These clashes divide the underclass. They divert activists from threatening the actual structures of power. They give the corporate state the ammunition to impose harsher forms of control and expand the powers of internal security. When antifa assumes the right to curtail free speech it becomes a weapon in the hands of its enemies to take that freedom away from everyone..”
By Chris Hedges

The two sides, both intoxicated by violence, are the products of the same alienation and despair.
TRUTHDIG.COM

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Roger Lewis
Roger Lewishttps://twitter.com/YoungDems4T…/status/902178149273812992

“Witness EXPOSES the KKK and BLM getting off the SAME busses at…
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Cory Clarkson
Cory Clarkson Antifa are far from the answer…

Attacking people to silence free speech because they dont posess the brain cells to enter a debate is far from an ideal goal.

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Quentin Cavell
Quentin Cavell This article is taking a position that defends nazis and white supremacists.

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Nancy Quinn
Nancy Quinn The is the best piece that I have read explaining the effects of Antifa on the larger movement. Fighting violence with violence is NEVER the answer. Bravo!!!

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Greg Hall
Greg Hall The political spectrum is not linear. It is circular, where the far left and far right meet somewhere in the “middle” of a bitter tyrannical system of beliefs that neither will win. Yet seemingly dominate the dialogue and distract from that which is See More

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Patty VanSant
Patty VanSant why is this so hard for most people to understand…. fuck the media, fuck the government, they mean nothing. they are just an illusion of power, when the real power is held by the wealthiest people on earth. they are making a civil war happen here and most people with a forest gump iq fall right into it… shame. when there is martial law people will say.. how did this happen??? uuugghhhh

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Carlos Costa Cox
Carlos Costa Cox So Antifa is to blame for the corporate state actions? Doing nothing and letting people who want to take freedom away from others get as big and as bold as they like, is not empowering the enemy to take freedom away?
Fascists have the right to free spe
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Glenn Strudwick
Glenn Strudwick Fed up with people using the term ‘free speech to justify Nazis, White supremacists and Fascists. If Antifa take it to them, good for them. Somebody needs to stand up to them….

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Jeffrey J Groves
Jeffrey J Groves This piece rambles all over the place. It seems to purport a false narrative that the left or Antifa commit violence on the same scale as the right, the KKK, and the Nazis. Nothing backs up that claim.

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Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud
Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud Anti fascist demonstrations/resistance would not be necessary if governments stopped supporting fascism and called it what it is, a crime against humanity.

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Eden Dietrich
Eden Dietrich However, in the major revolutions the elites were ‘distressed’ big time. In fact they had their heads chopped off and worse. It all depends on how big the people’s movements grow. That takes leadership of a special kind. Anything is possible, actually…..

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Arthur Battram
Arthur Battram Yeah I get that, and not but, isn’t antifa a right wing invention, a label specifically created to demonise the activist left?

Or maybe there are two lefts,

a smart left (sadly almost extinct due to the dining furniture (wtf autocorrect? I wrote dumbing down,, and you got chairs and tables?!?) of education and the breaking of the unions and stuff)

and a dumb left (people who don’t know any better, stirred up by plants, not actual plants)

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Nora Temple
Nora Temple Yep. We’re in a total no-win. And we’re being demonized and fake-labeled and stripped of the last of our rags and dumpster scraps. Where did this mega-race of intolerables come from? They are predatory, callous and disgusting. And we are so f*cked. Like a nightmare you can’t wake up from.

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Monica Marie
Monica Marie What is this article? Liberalism isn’t a binary and idk if you paid attention to the 2016 election but the left has never been unified. Even during the 1960s civil rights movement, schisms erupted over the decision not to use violence because the notion of nonviolence is a relatively new phenomenon. 

Conflating those who believe a very real threat of violence exists and stands up to it in order to protect those who are exposed to it is nowhere in the same ball park as those who choose to inflict violence because they feel as if they are entitled to it. 

If your point is that the left is divided and that’s disturbing because it hinders us from reaching our goals, we can say that without villainizing the people who are putting their bodies on the line. 

My brother and his roommates were gunned down by a white nationalist back in 2011 and his white roommate lost his life shooting back in order to give his surviving roommates time. 

Heather Heyer put her safety at risk to buy other people time not just because she didn’t think it was reasonable to have defend their right to exist, but because she believed the threat of violence was very real and very prevalent for the people she was trying to protect. 

Many of the people who have been radicalized to join organizations like antifa have done so because of their own experiences being a bystander and witnessing violence. Many of the people who attend these rallies as antifa counterprotesters attend as street medics because they know that even though armed and dangerous supremacists attend, that it will be the unarmed left who will be arrested, shot at, and tear gassed.

So those are NOT the same things.

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Joe Que
Joe Que This is an obvious ploy, divide and conquer. Fight the “illegals” who want a better life the same as you. There were never enough jobs to go around, but it’s all the illegal’s faults that food and shelter is sold when there’s not enough jobs to around around to begin with. The automization of jobs saw to that, not new Americans. 
Don’t educate the blacks or hispanics , raise them in dangerous communities then point the finger at them when they’re most likely dangerous out of necessity, a need to survive that we all carry. People who were raised in safe places judge those who were not, and they deny the fact that they would be the same person if placed in the same situation.

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Endrju Merfijs
Endrju Merfijs It’s not this simple at all … “We would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the anti-fascists.” https://www.theguardian.com/…/charlottesville-violence…

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Chris DeBiase
Chris DeBiase This is BULLSHIT. Let the Nazis walk around touting freedom of anything is a fucking joke. Get your fucking head out of your ass.

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Amy Saxton Mason
Amy Saxton Mason That’s why the NRA wants more guns on the streets. To get more guns in the hands of police departments that then migrate toward the paramilitary.

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Linda Whitlow
Linda Whitlow Absolutely correct!!!

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Scott Yelland
Scott Yelland Like dogs over a bone

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Nikos Sgouros
Nikos Sgouros An excellent analysis…

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Allen Charles
Allen Charles Good article.

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Toothpick Jones
Toothpick Jones Love will overcome

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Beth Weddle
Beth Weddle Interesting

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Jane Montana
Jane Montana True I guess

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Lyssa McPherson
Lyssa McPherson Two halves of the same coin.

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