Recent riots in Berkeley, California and Washington, D.C. by loosely assembled left-wing agitators have drawn attention to the left-wing terror group ANTIFA, an organization which has a violent history in Europe and South America but has been largely unknown in the United States until very recently. They’re the ones responsible for Trump supporters being beaten by gangs of masked men, setting fire to cars, pepper spraying old men, pelting women with eggs and smashing Starbucks windows and ATMs. The term Antifa, short for anti-fascist, is a euphemism for communism.
It is a reference to the bitter and bloody feud between the National Socialists and Communists in 1930s Germany. The groups compromising Antifa consider the many people across the country who voted Trump into office to be “literally Nazis” and so deserving of a revolutionary communist response.
Many of these agitators would also consider themselves anarchists, which may seem incompatible with the big government state control of communism. In large groups you’ll often see them waving the red and black flag of anarcho-communism. The way it’s supposed to work is that they theoretically want to overthrow the government and implement common ownership of the means of production.
This is all very silly because a) Antifa is mostly populated by upper middle class white males too soft to overthrow the government and b) if you abolished the state, a foreign government or military power like ISIS would swoop in. The ensuing gang rape and mass murder would rival the most bone-chilling acts of cruelty in all of human history: the military conquests of Genghis Khan, the horrors of the Inquisition, and the Rape of Berlin all rolled into one.
While there are thousands of smaller extremist groups around the country with many different names (SURJ, ANSWER, WWP, etc) when they come together in a mass demonstration or riot they are effectively Antifa. Some of them may refer to themselves as “Black Bloc,” although technically black bloc is a tactic not an organization. It refers to agitators dressing all in black, wearing masks or scarves over their faces and marching together in hordes. The reason that they do this is to make it hard to identify any particular member who has done some illegal activity like breaking a window, starting a fire, stealing a camera, or pepper spraying an innocent victim.
The Antifa website Crimethinc explains that, “acting in a Bloc is especially useful when some of the participants in the action expect they may break law” and that, “when everyone in a group looks the same, it is difficult for the police or others to tell who did what. Most criminal activities are better carried off in a less obvious manner, of course, but there are situations in which it is necessary to step outside the limits in public.”
Many of their tactics are passed on orally or through magazines like ‘Repress This’, ‘Whatever you do, don’t talk to the police’, ‘The Invention of the White Race’, ‘Our Enemies in Blue’ and ‘Gender Fascists’.
These are some of the tactics Antifa uses:
- Stop light method: Antifa/black bloc terrorists are given a color designation of red, yellow or green. Reds are willing to do illegal shit. Yellows aren’t but they work to disguise the reds, blocking police or anyone else who would try to apprehend the criminal. Greens are basic, low information people who just showed up and aren’t really in on the tactics. When a red commits an illegal act he will run into a crowd of green to disappear before the police can identify him.
- Swarming: after an act of violence, vandalism or theft has been perpetrated on a victim by a red, the yellows will surround the victim blocking view of their attacker. Then they will between screaming and shoving signs in the victim’s the face until the attacker has made their getaway. The effect is to create an immediate feeling of confusion and disorientation in the victim.
- Violence: they will use violence whenever they see a clear opportunity to do so and get away with it. Violent acts rarely happen alone. When they see on of their own start to attack other will join in until it becomes a mob beatdown. While they tend to shy away from guns Antifa have been known to stick knives in people’s ribs.
Although these groups are predominantly white, they are pathologically sensitive to racial issues. A March 2nd speaking engagement by author Charles Murray in Middlebury, Vermont turned violent when Antifa attacked a professor in attendance. Professor Allison Stranger describes the experience, “One thug grabbed me by the hair and another shoved me in a different direction. I noticed signs with expletives and my name on them.” Her crime was inviting Murray to the school for a civic discussion of his research. In 1994, Charles Murray wrote The Bell Curve, a successful and controversial book which tried to explain the persistence of racial differences in IQ.
To Antifa, even acknowledging data which conflicts with their worldview is heresy. They’ve adopted cult-like pseudo-religious views of race, gender and religion which require a simplistic and dogmatic belief that all people are the same: there is no biological basis of race, of gender and that every foreign culture is inherently nobler than the one they grew up in.
This leads us to another tactic which is adopted more and more by even mainstream Leftists:
- Deplatforming: denying the free speech rights of groups or individuals through use of bullhorns, airhorns, screaming, putting up human walls to block people from attending lectures, pulling fire alarms and all manner of other underhanded tactics. The intention is drown out a speaker the communists consider part of the “white male patriarchy”.
According to Lee Stranahan of Breitbart, the rumors of Soros funding are largely overstated. “While it’s been proven that funders like Soros and the Democratic Party have paid protest organizers and some protesters,” he writes, “groups like the violent Black Bloc typically aren’t motivated by money, but instead come to protests because of their anti-American ideology, base criminal desires and thrill seeking.”
Nevertheless, when you see these groups carrying professionally made signs it’s likely that they are receiving outside funding from establishment types. It’s instructive to show how money from globalist billionaires like George Soros and Tom Steyer trickle down to the Antifa foot soldiers in many major demonstrations. Soros and Steyer donate to Media Matters, a left-wing group that operated Hillary Clinton’s notorious online propaganda arm Correct the Record. Media Matters in turn funds groups like ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), which share top officials including Brian Becker, Sara Flounders, Teresa Gutierrez, Larry Holmes, and Sarah Sloan.
This is typical of the way top-down billionaire funder to terrorist foot soldier hierarchy works, with several degrees of separation and plausible deniability.
Watch the full video on Antifa by Jason Kessler here:
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