Kudos: CNN sort of starts to admit that Antifa are inherently violent radical leftists

A cop on fire in Paris after being struck by a Molotov thrown by masked Antifa demonstrator

A cop on fire in Paris after being struck by a Molotov thrown by masked Antifa black bloc demonstrator

by Ex-Leftist 8/12/2018

Something is better than nothing, as the old saying goes.

As Antifa (aka Napoleon’s dogs) movement violence mounts, mainstream media is finding it more difficult to deny it and is forced to begin – if even slowly – come to grips with reality.

Apparently this year’s Charlottesville anniversary protest forced onlooking journalists to see the Antifa violence they’ve seemingly gone out of their way to previously ignore, gloss over, and apologize for (the ‘common enemy’ mindset tends to do that) for years.

And so, we finally have a piece of theirs with interviews from a few people who aren’t too afraid due to their criminal habits to speak to journalists who openly admit their use of violence against civilians and police alike, and their attempts to rationalize it.

“Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement” by CNN’s Sara Ganim and Chris Welch is hopefully the network’s only first installment of journalism directed at the details of Antifa belief, attitude, and action. Ganim and Welch write,

federal indictment charges individuals in the group with starting fires, property destruction and physical violence that erupted on the streets as the 45th President of the United States took his oath of office.
Many of those arrested identified themselves as part of the Antifa movement. Its name derives from “anti-fascist,” and it has come to represent what experts who track these organizations call the “hard left” — an ideology that runs afield of the Democratic Party platform and supports oppressed populations as it protests the amassing of wealth by corporations and elites.
 
 
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.

Firstly, as a leftist movement, it means they’re anti-capitalist and favor abolishing private property and nationalizing the means of production a-la Karl Marx. Even if they don’t identify as actual Marxists, they come from a similar ideological orbit. Classical Marxists, for example, believe that there are three stages to Communism – capitalism which wastes to socialism which is a transitional phase, then to communism, with communism being the abolition of the state itself, with people living communally (per Friedrich Engels). Anarchists, which a good number of Antifa members are, believe in skipping the socialist stage and going straight from capitalism to communism, with zero government.

This is instructive for a few reasons: 1) Nationalization of private property has never – and cannot ever – come by peaceful means. Most people will not be talked into surrendering their property and life’s work to a great whole to redistribute to others, many of whom don’t have the greatest work ethic. History attests to this in the form of approximately 100,000,000 dead by Marxist regimes in the 20th century. 2) Antifa’s use of violence against those they perceive as their enemies is an indicator of their understanding and willingness to use coercive violence to accomplish society-scale goals. Peace and inclusivity cannot be accomplished via violent means; violent means are what are used to accomplish a regime of forced behavior controls. They want to silence their opponents by killing or maiming via intimidation and violence. Antifa is in no small part a violent mob. 3) They don’t “often denounce capitalism,” they always do. They not only take aim at capitalism, they take aim at border control and indeed the very existence of the United States as a country. joining with the Democratic Socialists of America (proud supporters of their piecemeal communist agenda include Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) chanting “No Trump, no wall, no USA at all” and the Marxist catchphrase, “Workers of the world unite!” which is the closing line of the Communist Manifesto which reads in full, “The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working Men of All Countries, Unite!”

 

And as part of that glorious forced overthrow, yes – they show their patriotism by calling for the United States of America to be dismantled and abolished. The ideological foundation Antifa members and allied movements such as Socialists share is the common goal toward revolutionary Marxism of one flavor or another. The media only showing Antifa as marchers against neo-Nazis is a form of omission of facts, as they also attacked a ‘Say No to Marxism’ protest and lobbed molotov cocktails in Paris at police – setting several on fire – in a protest on labor reform. Antifa also seem to enjoy marching against white people in general.

Antifa in the UK protested the election of Trump by calling on white men in general to be "smashed."

Antifa in the UK protested the election of Trump by calling on white men in general to be “smashed.”

Saying Antifa “supports oppressed populations” (especially without evidence to qualify this statement) smacks of media apologism. It means that the two writers of this CNN piece have left-of-center views themselves. That is not neutral, objective language.

Furthermore, a study out of Germany showed that 92% of people arrested for left wing violence in Berlin were living with their parents and a third unemployed, most were males, and most were no older than their 20s. A look at the few unmasked faces in the United States indicates similar, including that a large percentage of Antifa in the US are white. This group does not remotely resemble a cross-section of any population, but rather a small percentage of financially unproductive radicals who want to destroy society in the name of “freeing” people it deems supposedly oppressed.

CNN’s article continues,

“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… 

Antifa demonstrators have marched in more than a half dozen protests since Election Day in Portland, Oregon, according to police.
Earlier this year, Antifa activists were among those who smashed windows and set fires during protests at the University of California, Berkeley, leading to the cancellation of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and withdrawal of Ann Coulter as speakers.”

What they term “condoning racism” is very dangerous territory. In other words, if you think or speak in such a manner they view as a violation, you will be physically attacked. There is no worse form of totalitarian violence than to attack people for thought and speech crimes. These people are totalitarian anticapitalist monsters of the type that murdered 100,000,000 people in the 20th century. You cannot make a “loving and tolerant” society out of brute force tactics to cow millions into submission.

Why do young people flock to such movements? For one, they’re overwhelmingly high school dropouts (still living with ma) whose parents didn’t teach them dick about history and who have learned their “history” from radical leftist publications which slant history to promote a worldview. This writer has encountered Antifa online who think Stalin really didn’t kill all those people or that it was OK because they got in the way of “progress.”

And frankly, I suspect another reason has much to do with dysfunctional upbringings. Normal people know better than to join a terrorist movement.

A common thread among these people that they speak with violence and intimidation, intentionally avoiding discourse and debate with their enemies. They do not seek a dialogue. Indeed, they can’t dialogue because the average radical leftist has no logical, coherent, intellectually or morally consistent basis for their beliefs that they can rationally defend like an adult. Thus, they want to beat people into submission.

Putting all this together, and something quite glaring leaps out but the CNN authors fail to point it out: These Antifa are openly discussing the use of violence against civilians who they see as enemies as a means to an end. By definition, that is terrorism – both in the dictionary and according to the FBI. Antifa are openly admitting they are a terrorist group, and CNN didn’t call them on it.

Apparently, they’d rather “fact check” Trump.

A direct call to violence, not covered by mainstream media, referring to shooting those they label as "fash" (fascist).

A direct call to violence, not covered by mainstream media, referring to shooting those they label as “fash” (fascist).

The Oxford Dictionary of the English Language:

terrorism

NOUN
mass noun

  • The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

     

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation 

“Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85). “

Yes, terrorists… And Democratic Congressman and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison gleefully posed with an Antifa book sold at a leftist bookstore and posted it on his Twitter page.

This guy is the #2 in the Democratic Party, folks.

This guy is the #2 in the Democratic Party, folks.

Instead of the Democratic Party purging such violent radicals from its company, it embraces and works with them, such as the Communist Party USA has stated they use the Democratic Party as a “vehicle.”

It’s no wonder then that Antifa are so insistent on hiding their faces when going out to “protest.” It’s not about the “Nazis” finding and “harassing” them like this CNN article states. It’s about their committing acts of terrorism and not wanting to be arrested.

Several members of Antifa are already under federal terrorism investigation.

Numerous attacks against news media have occurred:

Cal Perry of NBC News 

A Global News crew in Quebec

Journalists from Heavy.com, We Are Change, and an independent German journalist attacked at G20

Independent journalist Keith Campbell

San Francisco Magazine journalist assaulted

Andrew Bolt of Sky News

Jack Posobiec of The Rebel 

Cameraman from The Daily Caller

Antifa attack the media, Trump members boo some media. Trump is the threat, his supporters are terrorists. Got that?

 

The mainstream have a long history of defending Antifa and casting their deeds and goals as heroic and kind: