The NY Times, The Washington Post and CNN must have read off the same talking points, because their stories about Antifa, the Democratic party Brown Shirts [Black Lives Matter is in this group], all have the same message.
The message is twofold: Antifa are a necessary counter to the rise of Nazis and KKK [numbers of which have actually gone down], and all people who voted for Trump or who will vote for Republicans are Nazi and KKK.
Howard Dean actually said this weekend that if you vote for Republicans, you are a racist. “If you want to vote for a racist in the White House, then you better vote for Republicans,” the former governor of Vermont said on MSNBC on Saturday.
They then show the Charlottesville KKK and neo-Nazis as if that is who Antifa have been beating up all along.
The authors wrote an article that ties everyone on the right and everyone who voted for Trump to the Nazis and the KKK [those groups are traditionally leftists]:
“As soon as they got close,” said the young man, who declined to give his real name and goes by Frank Sabaté after the famous Spanish anarchist, “they started swinging clubs, fists, shields. I’m not embarrassed to say that we were not shy in defending ourselves.”
Sabaté is an adherent of a controversial force on the left known as antifa. The term, a contraction of the word “anti-fascist,” describes the loose affiliation of radical activists who have surfaced in recent months at events around the country and have openly scuffled with white supremacists, right-wing extremists and, in some cases, ordinary supporters of President Trump….
“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence,” she said. “That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now.”…
…“When you look at this grave and dangerous threat [Republicans] — and the violence it has already caused — is it more dangerous to do nothing and tolerate it or should we confront it?” Sabaté said. “Their existence itself is violent … so I don’t think using force or violence to oppose them is unethical.”…
…Antifa activists have engaged with people who were less than outright neo-Nazis, raising questions about whether there is such a thing as legitimate political violence…
…Some antifa members insist that they are merely reacting to aggression. “The essence of their message is violence,” Jed Holtz, an antifa organizer in New York, said of his right-wing foes. “The other side” — his side — “is just responding.”…
…Members of antifa have shown no qualms about using their fists, sticks or canisters of pepper spray to meet an array of right-wing antagonists whom they call a fascist threat to U.S. democracy.
There are very few Nazis and KKK and they have been irrelevant until the Clinton-Obama faction of the Democrat Party made them relevant. The media wants to make them into a force to excuse their leftist brown shirts so they might continue with the right being blamed for what their actions.
CNN CLEANSED THEIR HEADLINE
CNN cleansed their title about Antifa, to: Unmasking the Antifa. It originally read, Unmasking the Antifa: Peace Through Violence.
CNN seems to say the movement is necessary because someone has to fight the Nazis and KKK. This is how the article begins:
The 19-year-old didn’t own much in black, the color he knew his fellow protesters would wear head to toe on the streets of Washington that day.
As Bhatt drove into the city for his first-ever protest, he hesitated.
“I thought, there’s a very good chance that I might get arrested, that my whole life could be radically altered in a negative way if I kept driving, and I was really close to turning around,” Bhatt told CNN. “But I think the rationale is that even if it did negatively affect my life, I had still contributed to this movement that was necessary. I was still making an effort to make other people’s lives better, even if it made my life worse, and once I realized that, I had no regrets.”
Bhatt joined protesters dressed completely in black, some with their faces covered by masks — a tactic known as “black bloc” that aims to unify demonstrators’ efforts and hide their identities.
Bhatt is a really fine and courageous young man. The authors want you to believe: Antifa and other leftist groups are really fine people; the fringe members are the marginalized; and they only use violence in retaliation:
Antifa activists, who operate without any centralized leadership, told CNN that their goal is peace and inclusivity. They often denounce capitalism and government. Since Trump entered the world stage, they’ve condemned his push to tighten immigration rules and what some view as his tendency toward racism.
While Antifa members don’t fit a single category, they say many are millennials and many live on society’s fringes: undocumented immigrants, transgender people, low-wage workers, those who don’t conform to the traditional 9-to-5.
And their methods are often violent. Antifa leaders admit they’re willing to physically attack anyone who employs violence against them or who condones racism — as long as force is used in the name of eradicating hatred.
The Washington Post article forgets to mention they are communists. It is filled with lie after lie. Along with Black Lives Matter and other Soros-funded groups, they have been showing up at almost every rally for Trump or for constitutional rights.
The Post doesn’t say that of course. Instead they write they are protesting with clergy but the alt-right are the really bad people:
“Antifa” is short for anti-fascists and emulates historic anti-fascist actors in Europe…
…Antifa members were among those protesting the white nationalists, along with Black Lives Matter protesters, clergy members and others.
The “alt-left” seems to encompass far-left-leaning militant groups that disrupt or resist what they see as fascist activity, countering neo-Nazis and white supremacists at demonstrations and other events.
The “alt-right” movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism, populism and anti-Semitism. It emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States….
…WHERE ELSE HAS ANTIFA PROTESTED?
In the hundreds of protests against Trump since his election, there have been rare, scattered incidents of violence.
Here are the Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups reacting to the violence and it’s not rare: