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“Antifa” is the Antithesis of Liberty in America

No American desires fascistic behavior on the part of their leaders, as it is the antithesis of what America represents. For centuries now, Americans have been able to speak their political minds without fear of repercussions from those whom oppose their own points of view; however that has all changed now thanks to a group known as “Antifa,” which is a condensed version of “Anti-Fascist.” Over the past year, this Antifa group has gone around to Conservative and Libertarian events and reaped havoc throughout the crowds and outside of these events. They chant “fascists go home,” while at the same time exhibiting textbook definition fascistic behavior.

Fascism: “a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts a nation and often a race, above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” (Merriam Webster, 2017)

By very definition, the so-called anti-Fascists are conducting themselves in a fascistic manner. Trump supporters are not going to leftist events and beating people up, starting fires, smashing windows and causing general chaos in the streets, this is all being carried out by child-like leftists who cannot stand the fact that Donald Trump is their President. Many of their protest signs say right on them that “Trump is NOT my President.”

Most Trump supports did not support Obama one bit, so then why did we not see masses of people in the streets chanting that Obama was “not their President?” Simple…it is because those who did not support Obama’s regime were waiting until November 8th, 2016, when they could choose who they wanted as their next President. Over the years, many Americans grew to completely disagree with Obama’s failed policies, however those individuals waited until they could VOTE and make a difference in this country, rather than setting the country ablaze with false narratives and misguided followers. Instead of throwing hissy-fits in the streets, those who did not support Obama simply took to the voting booths to make a change for the future of America.

Antifa, on the other hand, has violently taken to the streets and continues to do so with what seems to be absolute impunity. Imagine if this was a right-wing group and they were out beating leftists with their 2X4 flagpoles, spraying them with pepper-spray, and screaming how Obama is “not their President.” The media and the establishment politicians in this country would lose their minds and move to quickly thwart such a group. So then why…or better yet…how is Antifa still able to operate in America? This group should be labeled as a terrorist organization and rolled-up into interrogation centers and jail cells for their actions over the previous year or so.

The 1st Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (Cornell University, 2017)

Note the part about “the right of the people to peaceably assemble.” This is the part of the 1st Amendment which is being shut-down by these Antifa characters at Conservative and Libertarian events throughout America. Even if Trump and his supporters actually were all of these things that Antifa labels them as, Antifa would STILL not have any right to stop the peaceable gatherings of these folks. Here is the kicker though, what these people are saying about Trump and his supporters is entirely false. Donald Trump is not a fascist, nor are his supporters. Trump was elected by hard-working Americans who wanted to get away from the liberal-leftist and so-called “progressive” way of thinking. If that makes Trump and his supporters fascists in Antifa’s minds, then these people are seemingly recreating their own reality in the image of their imagination…aka they are delusional and making their narrative up as they go along.

But, never-mind the fact that Antifa and leftists all across this country are lying about Trump and his supporters in order to turn people against Trump and join the protests, they STILL do not have the right to shut-down other people’s free-speech in America. By doing so, Antifa is proving to America that they are the actual fascists, and not Trump and his supporters. Antifa is attempting to forcibly suppress the opposition, which if you remember, is in the very definition of Fascism. That’s it…there is no argument to this. Antifa are the actual fascists in America, and the antithesis of liberty in America.

I always find it interesting when quotes from mankind’s past come back to be true in modern-times. Winston Churchill once said, “The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists,” and it appears as though Mr. Churchill had a crystal ball and could see 2016-2017 on the day he made this quote.

Now that we have identified that fascistic behavior is definitely taking place in America, we as Americans should organize against it. Antifa goes to Conservative and Libertarian events looking to see if they have power in numbers. Once they come to the realization that there are more of them than their opposition, they bring out the 2X4 flag-poles and pepper-spray. The point I am making here is Antifa is a group of cowards, who would likely flee the scene if true American patriots arrived in mass. It is time to push-back against not only Antifa, but the entire left-wing in America.

The lying through the media, the condoning of escalating violence by the media, and the media’s sheer disregard for the millions of people who elected Donald Trump has to come to an end. Antifa, and other left-wing groups, are encouraged by the mainstream media simply because the media is siding with Antifa’s side of the argument and frothing at the mouth for more violence. Obama himself said he was “heartened by the demonstrations.”

So there you have it, Antifa feels justified because Liberal-leftist “leaders” are publicly condoning and downright calling for revolution and violence in our streets. They are blatantly encouraging their very own false narratives to be spewed as if it were fact, and the result is America now having large numbers of Fascists within its borders who violently oppose Donald Trump and his supporters. Antifa is a child of the Leftists in America, and unless they are called-out for being the fascists that they are, these attacks on free speech and innocent people will continue.

 

References

Cornell University. (2017, February 5). Cornell University. Retrieved February 5, 2017, from 1st Amendment: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

Merriam Webster. (2017, February 5). Merriam Webster. Retrieved February 5, 2017, from Fascism: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

 

 

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Michael Cost

I am a former U.S. Army Journalist and combat veteran. I have a bias, and that bias is an anti-Progressivism bias. I am sick and tired of the leftists in America, and I stand entirely against them. I want America back, the one where free-speech was a staple of American life. America was NEVER intended to be a fascist country controlled by insane radicals who censor their opposition.

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