Antifa – Conservapedia

The “Antifa” (short for “Anti-fascist action”), also known as the ARA (short for “Anti-Racist Action”) is a mob of far-leftists that seek to cause mayhem in the streets of America and Europe. Despite its name, the Antifa movement is itself a fascist and intolerant hate group, even using in its speeches direct quotations from Adolf Hitler.[1][2]

In the United States, they rose up at the University of California, Berkeley in response to Democrats losing the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. They claim that those individuals that support President Donald Trump and other conservatives are “Nazis”. In Europe, they claim that supporters of right-wing, anti-establishment figures such as Marine Le Pen in France[3][4][5] or the Alternative for Germany[6] are “fascists” and “Nazis.”

They dress in all black, wear black masks to hide their identities and attempt to disrupt rallies that are held in support of Trump. They use pepper spray on unsuspecting people, throw rocks, bricks, bottles, cement-filled soda cans, balloons filled with their own waste, punches, M-80s, march with flags and clubs, and commit vandalism and other criminal acts. They are militant, far-Left extremists that are a product of far-Left ideology, education, and funding.

The Antifa does not support the First Amendment and the freedom of speech, as seen in their illegal shutting down of scheduled conservative speakers on college campuses.[7]

Numerous liberals, such as Dartmouth professor Mark Bray, have described Antifa’s violence as a “positive” thing, casting it as necessary for a greater good “combating the far right.”[15] House Democrat minority leader Nancy Pelosi first condemned Antifa violence only in August 2017.[16][17] Tim Kaine refused to condemn Antifa.[18]

Mainstream media outlets promoted the false claim that violent left-wingers user their violence against conservatives to bring about “peace.”[19] Chuck Todd of NBC was criticized by conservatives for asking “softball” questions when interviewing Antifa sympathizers.[20]

On August 28, 2017, Tucker Carlson pointed out on his show that the Antifa is effectively the militant wing of the Democrat Party.[21]

Wikipedia editors have downplayed Antifa’s violence and far-left-wing ideology and portrayed it favorably.[22] The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled numerous mainstream conservative organizations as “hate groups” but is itself a hate group in its own right, has refused to label Antifa a hate group.[23]

The Antifa claims that its violence is necessary and legitimate to use in order to stop those who they believe to be “fascists” and “authoritarians.”[24]

Antifa groups have used violence in its anti-Trump demonstrations to the point where police in riot gear were needed, and protestors have used gas canisters and rocks.[27]

In June 2017, an Antifa website encouraged physical violence against Trump supporters, capitalists and others who hold conservative-leaning views.[28]

Since 2016, the FBI and DHS were warning local governments of Antifa violence and its increasing occurrences and labeled its activities as “domestic terrorist violence.”[29] The New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security has designated Antifa a domestic terrorist group. [30]

The Antifa was founded in 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as Toronto, Canada to counteract white supremacist groups and Neo-Nazi groups.

The organization can be traced to the united front of the Soviet Unions Communist International (Comintern) during the Third World Congress in Moscow in June and July 1921. The idea of the united front strategy was to bring together left-wing organizations in order to incite communist revolution. The Soviets believed that following Russias revolution in 1917, communism would next spread to Germany, since Germany had the second-largest communist party, the KPD (Communist Party of Germany).

It was at the Fourth World Congress of the Comintern in 1922 that the plan took shape. Moscow formed the slogan To the Masses for its united front strategy and sought to join together the various communist and workers parties of Germany under a single ideological banner that it controlled. Both the communist and fascist systems were based on collectivism and state-planned economies. Both also proposed systems wherein the individual was heavily controlled by a powerful state, and both were responsible for large-scale atrocities and genocide. In addition, the term “anti-fascism” was originally used by Stalin and the USSR prior to and during World War II as part of propaganda purposes to make the USSR seem mainstream by comparison to Nazi Germany.[31][32]

The 2016 annual report by Germanys domestic intelligence service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), notes the same point: From the viewpoint of the left-wing extremist, the label of fascism as pushed by Antifa often does not refer to actual fascism, but is merely a label assigned to capitalism.

While leftist extremists claim to be fighting fascism while launching their attacks on other groups, the report states the term fascism has a double meaning under the extreme-left ideology, indicating the fight against the capitalist system. Antifascism is a strategy, not an ideology. They argue that the capitalist state produces fascism, or at least tolerates it. Therefore, anti-fascism is directed not only against actual or supposed right-wing extremists but also always against the state and its representatives, in particular members of the security authorities.[33]

An Antifa group, “Refuse Fascism,” organized what it announced would be a series of major rallies in U.S. cities that would last until President Trump and Vice President Pence stepped down.[34] Rather than millions of people, as it intended, the protests saw very low turnout.[35][36]

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