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Democrat Media Complex Goes to Bat for Antifa

Posted by V the K at 9:14 pm - September 3, 2017.
Filed under: Violence on the Left

The Democrat Party may have begun cautiously scooching away from the violent leftist thug gang that disingenuously calls itself “Antifa” (Anti-fascist), but the Washington Post and Politico are still sticking up for their violent allies. They figure, “Hey, we both hate Donald Trump, and we both want America to resume the leftward trajectory we enjoyed under Barack Obama. There are no enemies on the left; so let’s use our dwindling influence to sell our siblings to the American public.”

First off, the Washington Post wants you to know that Antifa’s violence is justified because it’s directed against “White Supremacists.” Also, on the basis that Trump supporters include a handful of actual White Supremacists, it is therefore justified to declare all Donald Trump supporters… or even those who don’t oppose him enough … “White Supremacists.” Which makes it okay to beat anyone with MAGA hat with a bicycle lock.

The best thing journalists can do is to relentlessly explain the beliefs, scope and scale of antifa, and to resist conflating it with liberal groups. And most important, to challenge politically motivated efforts to create a false equivalency between antifa and the rising tide of white supremacy. There is no comparison.

She’s right; there is no comparison. Antifa is far more violent the white supremacy movement. And the white supremacy movement doesn’t have a cadre of Democrat Media Operatives justifying and soft-peddling them.

Oh, and Politico says that… and this is a lie… that Trump is to blame for Antifa. Despite the fact that Antifa is just the current incarnation of movements like the Black Bloc and By Any Means Necessary that date back at least to the Bush Administration.

Those reports appear to bolster Trump’s insistence that extremists on the left bore some blame for the clashes in Charlottesville and represent a “problem” nationally. But they also reflect the extent that his own political movement has spurred the violent backlash.

In interviews, law enforcement authorities made clear that Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policies — first as a candidate and then as president — helped to create a situation that has escalated so quickly and extensively that they do not have a handle on it.

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8 Comments

  1. “… resist conflating it with liberal groups”??????

    Sorry, but violent Leftist groups are, by definition, Leftist, and are part and parcel creations of the DNC. The Confederacy, the KKK, the radical bombers of the 60’s (the Weather Underground, the Black Panthers, the SDS, ad nauseum) were all creations of the Left. Today, it’s the SPLC, BLM, antifa (you could really delete the anti), and “lone wolf” killers.

    The names have been changed, the targets have changed (somewhat) but they are and were all violent and on the Left.

    Exactly WHO do they think they are BSing?

    Comment by cjrian — September 3, 2017 @ 10:37 pm - September 3, 2017

  2. In other words, the media are OK with vigilantes and mob justice? Interesting times.

    Comment by KCRob — September 3, 2017 @ 10:56 pm - September 3, 2017

  3. If you’re a leftist, it’s always someone else’s fault…until you yourself lose the spin of fortune’s wheel and become the enemy of the people.

    Comment by civil truth — September 3, 2017 @ 11:50 pm - September 3, 2017

  4. The violent activist left groups are FAR larger than all kinds of white nationalists/ supremacists/ Hitler admirers/ etc. in the USA combined; according to the highest estimates I’ve seen they total less than 50,000 people nationally – antifa has turned out that many to rallies in the last month. The threat is waaayy overblown, but a convenient stalking horse for the left to try to justify their actions.
    As has been stated elsewhere, they are moving too fast, too soon and overreacting – the US isn’t as willing to take their viewpoint as they thought and that is going to come back and bite them.

    Comment by Jonathan — September 4, 2017 @ 3:02 am - September 4, 2017

  5. This is exactly what I meant where the movers and shakers in the shadows have moved on and abandoned Antifa and their like, but Antifa and their abandoned supporters (even in the press) still bellow on oblivious to the fact they have been abandoned. Got to get that “message” out!

    Comment by Sennacherib — September 4, 2017 @ 7:25 am - September 4, 2017

  6. First off, the Washington Post wants you to know that Antifa’s violence is justified because it’s directed against “White Supremacists.” Also, on the basis that Trump supporters include a handful of actual White Supremacists, it is therefore justified to declare all Donald Trump supporters… or even those who don’t oppose him enough … “White Supremacists.” Which makes it okay to beat anyone with MAGA hat with a bicycle lock.

    sounds like typical lefty logic to me, just like

    The Earth is warming. Man exists. Therefore, man causes global warming!

    Comment by alanstorm — September 4, 2017 @ 7:27 am - September 4, 2017

  7. Politico:

    Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.

    Wow!!! Political gets the scoop from “previously unreported documents.”

    There is no way anyone could get the drift on “anarchist extremists” by just looking. You have to dig up “previously unreported documents.”

    Politico says that Trump created a situation that “has escalated so quickly and extensively that (law enforcement authorities) do not have a handle on it.”

    And guess what: “Almost immediately the right-wing targets of the antifa attacks began fighting back.”

    Politico blandly intones: “In recent decades, authorities have focused almost exclusively on right-wing groups as the most likely instigators of domestic terrorist violence.”

    Then, Politico provides a grocery list of radical leftist attacks that have taken place in recent decades. Is there some sort of disconnect here?

    Politico then drops the big chalupa:

    They claim to have no leader and no hierarchy, but authorities following them believe they are organized via decentralized networks of cells that coordinate with each other.

    You think? Sort of like drug cartels, Mafia, etc?

    Is this willful cognitive rigor mortis or what?

    Boston showed the way. Either let peaceful people assemble or “peaceably” assemble people with overwhelming peaceable attention paid to just what may go “astray.” Three cops armed to the teeth can help an Antifa goon maneuver the venue.

    Oh and fingerprint them and photograph them and get the particulars. Where there is a will, there is a way. “Excuse me, sir, why are you carrying that axe handle?”

    Comment by Heliotrope — September 4, 2017 @ 10:41 am - September 4, 2017

  8. I think that the increase in volient leftist attacks is spawning in the tolerance of right wing groups among middle of the road Americans. This is not unlike 1920s Germany where the middle class became frightened of the Communists and gravitated toward the Nazis as an alternative as the middle of the road political parties stood to the side and watched. Scary times indeed!

    Comment by John — September 12, 2017 @ 10:49 am - September 12, 2017

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