Elder Patriot – Ladies and gentlemen step right up and choose your fascists. This is what the mainstream media and “intellectuals” on both sides of the political spectrum are demanding we do.
The sales jobs for the Left is an easy one even if it is based on unfounded fear; reject the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists. Who wouldn’t agree with that? However, a small detail makes this argument moot. The F.B.I. penetrated these groups decades ago and rendered them an impotent tool of the Deep State to be activated, as it was in Charlottesville, on demand.
Nevertheless, the “intellectual” guardians of the Right are telling tell us that the alt-Right fascists are worse than the Antifa and so we should defend the Antifa. In making this assertion it would seem that these high priests of conservatism checked their intellectual honesty at the door.
Fascism, no matter what form it is cloaked in, must be deemed unacceptable for a free republic to survive.
President Trump understanding the threat posed by fascists, no matter their message, quickly tweeted a simple condemnation of hatred while he was waiting for all of the facts to be presented to him.
Later as he began to sift through the recount of what was occurring he came forward and said:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
The conservative intellectual elite thirsted for a moment like this from Barack Obama but when Trump delivered it they couldn’t condemn his quickly enough.
In a display of moral relativism that shows how far we’ve sunk since Ronald Reagan was president, the elite mouthpieces of the right decried Trump’s response because of a need to feed the false paradigm that “our” fascists are somehow worse than the Left’s fascists.
There is much that is wrong with this line of reasoning, not the least of which is that they are not “our” fascists. To the extent this group even exists today they stand alone, a vestige of the Democrat coalition that still saw Grand Kleagle and Democrat Robert Byrd recognized as the “Conscience of the Senate” at recently as 2010.
By far, the greater threat to America is the Antifa movement that has funding from the federal government, large corporations, and foreign entities. It defies logic not to see what Trump sees, paid agitators disrupting our democratic process.
But I misspeak. Of course Trump’s opponents recognize the Antifa threat. After all, they have arranged the financing for them – do you really think that the people destroying Ferguson, or Baltimore, or Berkeley have the ability to raise tens of millions of dollars? Actually, there’s a lot more money behind them that that.
Sorry, oh grand elites, but the threat from Antifa dwarfs anything the KKK (rendered impotent by Jeff Sessions) and the Neo Nazis can muster. Their hatred has been well documented. Antifa’s hatred hasn’t been. Ask yourself why that is so?
None of this has been lost on Trump.
Antifa, and its affiliates – Black Lives Matter, La Raza, Puente Human Rights Movement, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF,) the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – did everything in their power to upset his campaign for president by assassinating his character, using violence to shut down rallies, and silencing anyone who dared criticize them.
Since his election these fascist groups have stepped up their attacks in furtherance of what they hope will lead to a Marxist takeover of our government.
Well, we are now witnessing what the “lesser” of the two fascist groups will do when emboldened by the excuses and finger pointing of the mainstream media.
A report by CNS News informs us that “Leftist “Antifa” protesters stormed a county government building in Minnesota, seized and burned the county flag – then replaced it with an Antifa flag – on Monday.”
This symbolic act of conquest should not be dismissed lightly.
Nor should their use of violence be shrugged off as a sign of civil disobedience by a segment of an aggrieved populace.
“Antifa has been responsible for several destructive riots and protests, including one in February where members of the group set fires, threw fireworks, attacked the crowd, and damaged property in order to stop Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the University of California, Berkeley.”
Antifa also vandalized stores, broke windows and rioted during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, before being met with armed law enforcement officers.”
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune a crowd of 1,000 Antifa protestors gathered outside the headquarters of the Republican Party of Minnesota because, like us, they know the Republicans only claim to still represent American values and principles.
Side note: 1,000 paid protestors will pale in comparison to the crowd of unpaid Trump constituents that will turn out in a show of support for him in Phoenix this Tuesday.
As though they were following a script, Republican pols folded and backed the cause of the fascists, who then moved on to block a light rail system – its still not known what the light rail system had done to earn the enmity of the Antifa movement. From there they moved on to raise their flag outside the county government building.
These are the same Republicans that have resisted Trump’s efforts to restore jobs and prosperity to our country.
Antifa organizers are as devious as they are destructive leading to the conclusion that they are getting their marching orders from others higher up on the Marxist food chain like Democrat strategists or George Soros, or a combination of both and others.
Regardless, if this is who Democrat politicians like Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi are aligned with then reasonable people will want no part of them.
Those of us supporting Trump are comfortable enough to know that we are neither white supremacist nor do we support the KKK or Neo Nazis. We are smart enough to know that fascists – even those who call themselves anti-fascists – are equally threatening to the free speech that undergirds our democracy.
Trump’s comments and actions in the aftermath of Charlottesville proved he understands that. That is more than can be said about the intellectuals who are intent on telling us how to think.