While the violent misfits of Antifa proudly call themselves anti-fascists – and liken their attacks on anyone they oppose to the heroic fight by resistance forces that battled the Nazis in World War II – in reality Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization. This is why President Trump renewed his criticism Thursday of the far-left extremists for their role in the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. And this is why Democrats and every American who believes in the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and opposes violence in pursuit of political goals should oppose Antifa as well. “I think, especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that’s what I said,” the president told reporters Thursday. He is right. It’s not just conservatives who are applying the terrorist label to Antifa. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reported to have formally classified Antifa activities as “domestic terrorist violence.” The FBI has also blamed Antifa for violent attacks at public rallies and against groups that Antifa labels as fascist. Antifa will retreat when resisted. Like the bullies they are, Antifa thugs backed down when confronted by police Thursday night and did not carry out threats to disrupt a speech by conservative writer Ben Shapiro at the University of California at Berkeley. But security measures cost taxpayers $600,000 to protect Shapiro’s right to free speech at the university that gave birth to the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s. Antifa terrorists use organized and systemic violence to attack not just those they disagree with, but also anyone nearby. By design, Antifa is loosely organized. Each group operates mostly independent of the others, with variations on beliefs, tactics, and goals. Yet all are grounded in some form of anarchist, Maoist or Marxist beliefs. And all follow the standard operating procedure used by terrorists — Antifa members operate on a cell structure. This structure makes it hard to pin down Antifa leaders or organizing principles, but we know it gives them greater power to bash skulls, silence their enemies and walk away unscathed. And they are enabled and empowered by their allies on the left – most of them inside the Democratic Party and the mainstream media. Now let’s be clear. When I say Antifa, I’m talking about the organized thugs who go into the streets geared up to assault people and destroy property. These people are organizing to take violent action against any opposition. To these extremists, opposition can simply be taking pictures of the wrong person. In Richmond, Antifa assaulted a reporter from a local TV station, bludgeoning him in the back of the head, creating a wound that had to be stapled closed. The militants then engaged in victim blaming, suggesting they had a right to split his skull open like an egg. As CNN’s Jake Tapper has pointed out, a number of journalists have been assaulted by Antifa across the country. At this point Antifa is doing more than waging random violence against anybody who happens to be in the way. A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal News shows that Antifa is targeting specific individuals for violence. Antifa is also creating and distributing “Know Your Nazi” flyers complete with names, faces, and descriptions of their targets. One Antifa terrorist named Dominic said: “The people on our list are targets, so they got injured.” But a large portion of those on the Antifa’s hit list aren’t neo-Nazis or white nationalists of any sort. In fact, not even close.
Of course not.. Antifa isn’t after white nationalists anyway. They’re socialists, and self-proclaimed marxists. Their “targets” are Republicans, conservatives, libertarians, and those who believe in the capitalism and free market forces; those things that really do make “America great”…which is why they go after Trump, and Trump supporters. In the process, they use, ironically, fascist tactics while proclaiming they’re “anti-fascist.” And, they’re so stupid and brainwashed they don’t even see the irony. Anyway, to read the rest of this outstanding analysis by Ned Ryun, click on the text above.