Establishment Turns on ANTIFA; It's Now Quite Fashionable to Condemn Them

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Content originally published at iBankCoin.com

 

In the September issue of The Atlantic, the cosmopolitan political magazine for globalist elites, the topic of ANTIFA was broached. I wouldn't call their assessment of the alt-left group a rebuke, but instead a mild chastising.
 

Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation. Unlike the politicians they revile, the men and women of antifa cannot be voted out of office. Generally, they don’t even disclose their names.
 
Antifa’s perceived legitimacy is inversely correlated with the government’s. Which is why, in the Trump era, the movement is growing like never before. As the president derides and subverts liberal-democratic norms, progressives face a choice. They can recommit to the rules of fair play, and try to limit the president’s corrosive effect, though they will often fail. Or they can, in revulsion or fear or righteous rage, try to deny racists and Trump supporters their political rights. From Middlebury to Berkeley to Portland, the latter approach is on the rise, especially among young people.
 
Revulsion, fear, and rage are understandable. But one thing is clear. The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authoritarianism growing on the American right. In truth, however, they are its unlikeliest allies.

After the events in Berkeley this past weekend, where ANTIFA thugs went haywire, beating Trump supporters up for sport, support for the violent leftist group has plunged.

Now we're seeing widespread condemnation from both the media and establishment hacks, deep state troglodytes and politicians alike. Clearly, someone pulled the plug on ANTIFA. Perhaps an important think tank did some proprietary polling and concluded the risk-reward analysis wasn't worth shilling for them anymore, especially in light of the events in Texas. Back in June, Trump supporter and advocate, Jack Posobiec, wondered why CNN didn't even acknowledge the group's existence.

Here's a brief rundown of some of the recent remarks. Bear in mind, about a fortnight ago, the media and a whole slew of politicians, on both the right and the left, condemned President Trump for criticizing ANTIFA. Both Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney praised the group as being 'anti-fascist.'

Remember this?

The worm has turned.

 

The Morning Shill got the go ahead to condemn the masked marauders.

Apparently, some didn't get the memo.

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ThreeRs's picture

So, Soros decided to stop funding this branch of his anti-American assholes.

 

 

New_Meat's picture

Soros will invest in a rebranding campaign, not to worry.

Expat's picture

I must admit, the marketing campaign to brand antifa as some sort of fringe anarchist group is going great...in right wing, white supremacist circles.  So while you masturbate to your faux news and fantasies, the left if lamenting the violence perpetrated by some antifa groups but is not dropping support for anti-fascism.

Is the next step furthering The Donald's message and claming that among the thousands of white supremacists, KKK members, and neo-Nazis are many,many perfectly nice people who just like walking and chanting?  Only 10%, 5% or maybe, Dare you?, 1% of white supremacists are bad people.

Antifa will be around in whatever form anti-fascism takes as long as there are fascists.  If you consider Stalin's Russia to be evil because it was anti-fascist, then you are a sad fuckhead.  IF you consider modern American groups to be evil because they are anti-KKK, then you are a sad fuckhead.

But, hey, continue with your circle-jerk fantasies.  Maybe you can convince Donald to get a mullet to prove he is really one of you.

Emergency Ward's picture

Just because some people call themselves anti-fascist doesn't prove that they themselves are not fascists. Much of the American neo-progressive left is clearly fascist and funded by fascists, yet they go around screaming fascist fascist fascist at their political enemies, some of whom are clearly fascists and others who are not fascists or much less fascist than they are.

As for mullets, is Joe Dirt really a fascist?

New_Meat's picture

"right wing, white supremacist circles"

Is that circle like a coin?  With Anti-First-Amendment folks on one side and neo-Nazis led by a former OWS leader on the other?

Like the international socialists vs. the national socialists?

Reader1's picture

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Sometimes, my brain doesn't work as well as I wish it would, and I can occasionally miss really good dry satire, so I can't help wondering if you actually mean this insane shit, or if I let myself get taken by one of the best wits since Sammy Clements came down the Mighty Mississip. 

Anti-Free Speech is the most loathsome movement to come along since I ate at Panda Express 3 times in 1 week.  If you actually support them, you are the problem, not the solution.  If the definition of terrorism is "using force or the threat of force to advance your political ends," then it's easy to see what the Anti-Free Speech movement really is.  Go wash the bloodstains off your hoodie, ya commie thug.

NumbersUsa's picture

The jewish ANTIFA was originally a creation of Leon Trotsky the marxist jew supremacist that was responsible for the wholesale slaughter of millions of Christians in Russia & Ukraine. Known as the Holodomor, was the extermination of millions of Ukranians at the hands of their self appointed murderous jewish supremacists.

The almost wholly exagerated and patently false claims of the holocaust is just that- a jew extremist inspired propaganda lie, that the jew historians, media & hollywood has cast over the world. A pure delusion created to cover their own factual genocide of millions and millions of white Christians.

Just try to get a book published through the jew owned publishing houses that actually tell the documented truth (regarding the jew supremacist influence) about the history of the past one hundred years. The jew wont allow it. Small (non-jew) private publishing houses have thank God been publishing the works but the jew supremacist owned press will not mention them, amazon bans them, critics ignore them, so they are pushed to the margin. The public at large are never aware that they even exist.

The supremacist ethnocentric jew is the problem-Period. In history they have been removed from place after place because of their ethnocentric "to hell with the goyim" ways. Claudius Ceasar threw them out of Rome, King Ferdinhand & Queen Isabella threw them out of Spain, King Edward I threw them out of England. There are 106 other well documented cases of these pernicious anti-societal jew supremacists being expelled-all for very legitimate reasons.  

Thank God for Men & Women Authors of extremely courageous hearts such as Ernst Zundel, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Revilio P. Oliver, David Irving, E. Michael Jones, Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, Alison Weir, Arthur A. Butz, Benton L. Bradberry, M.S. King and many, many, many, others.

Some like David Irving, Ernst Zundel & Alexandr Solzhenitsyn paid dearly for speaking the truth. They were hunted down like dogs around the world, (Zundel's house was fire bombed by the jwc thugs) and imprisoned by none other than the jew supremacists- for speaking the unadultuarated TRUTH.

 The jew supremacists cry out in pain at the TRUTH. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hneVEmzg36E 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBoQ7_yDBq4

truthalwayswinsout's picture

And what of those who funded them?  Get the donor lists, arrest them and also publish the amounts each person gave.

I am willing to bet that Soros, and half or Hollywood are on that list.

 

THORAX's picture

Awesome turn of events! Trump by GOD! 

Empereur Napoleon's picture

We need to create a Youtube video montage of all violent vicious attacks by leftists and ANTIFA and make that shit go viral, nows the time to strike! There are probably 50+ instances of violents attacks.

libertyanyday's picture

This is SOP for the LEFT, use the poor fools, then toss under the bus when no longer of value.  The sad part is that the conservatives will not press for jail time  This is not going to stop, the left will find a new angle to attack personally on................they need to be put down llike the dogs they are.

Barney Fife's picture

Unbelievable discipline and restraint shown by "the right", "conservatives", "libertarians" and other non shitbag freedom-loving sane people. 

I am proud of those folks, I really am. 

Also tells me that when the time comes to deal with these vermin we will do it in an orderly, disciplined manner. 

Gardentoolnumber5's picture

It only took them (the leftists and their msm) a year and a half to denounce them. That is a lot of ass kicking that was not retaliated against. Remember the Neocons and their fellow travelers. I have to give Trump credit, he has shown the voters where these backstabbing Neocons really stand. Now it is up to the voters. I for one will be sorely disappointed should they be reelected.

jin187's picture

Just think of the bile in the throats of the likes of Trevor Noah, and Joe Scarborough while they had to admit Trump was right to condemn these guys, and they were wrong. I'm surprised half of them aren't hospitalized right now recovering from seizures and foaming at the mouth.

ThePhantom's picture

perhaps we are all ONE thing.... consciousness is not so much local and personal but dispersed and pervasive much like gravity.. it appears to me and you that we are seperate and unique, and we are, but maybe we are missing the larger picture. its not a question of left or right, democrat or repub... its a matter of understanding right relationship both inwardly and out without division of the you and me... just as my thoughts bleed into yours and yours into mine perhaps we are one mind. then what is one to do without further splintering that mind? without creating further divisions and antagonisms? what is Right Relationship? Cheers all

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Sometimes atoms combine to form molecules, sometimes molecules divide back into atoms.

When people talk about 'holographic' (as in a 'holographic universe') people think they mean it is some sort of 3d projection.  OK...  Holographic actually means the whole is inside of a single part.  The whole universe is contained in a single atom.  Think about that.  It would mean we are all indeed one, and that what happens on the inside (in your mind) can affect the outside (the rest of the universe). 

It would also mean that we live in 'our own worlds'. 

An atom contains enough data to store the position and velocity of every other atom in the universe.  (this is why your mind would then be able to affect the external universe, because in your mind you effectively alter the position and/or velocity of the other atoms).  Not exactly the simplest concept to explain.

Reader1's picture

If that's true, then I really, really hate myself.  

Support Antifa, Beat Yourself Up!

Mango327's picture

Mika the hag and her on-screen girlfriend? Bill fucking Kristol?? Trevor "nothing-I-say-could-possibly-be-construed-as-funny" Noah?!?! Wow. Gentlemen, I think it's safe to say we won this round. Cheers.

Yes, NAZIS and COMMUNISTS are MORALLY EQUIVALENT. - #HiddenHistory #CultOfSaturn

https://youtu.be/c3wjgrYhvGg

the_linguist's picture

The globalists must have anticipated this?! Or maybe they didn't expect that Feinstein & Pelosi would flip?

So either they are desperately trying to create racial division in America - or this Antifa movement is just a cover for something bigger to come?

 

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Reader1's picture

USEFUL IDIOTS.

 

Makes me wonder what mission was just accomplished, or if Hurricane Harvey flooded out someone's well-laid plans?

Emergency Ward's picture

Trump reinvaded Afghanistan and flew nuclear bombers near North Korea. The Bush/Clinton/Obama interventionist war agenda is continuing with Trump.

Realizing that their personal prosperity is not put at risk by a non-interventionist "peace president", the war-profiteering Feinstein and Pelosi can turn on their former red guard thug allies, condemn Antifa, and say give Trump a chance.

What is sort of surprising is the sudden consensus in the media concerning the anti-Antifa directive. They are all following the same memorandum provided by ???.

Antifa, look out. Your next demonstration will not be met with permissive non-action by the police state.

Antifa turned out to be a tool of the neo-progressive war state.

jin187's picture

I'm probably not going to bother voting for a president again until a candidate promises that every war we're involved in starts with dead Americans, or American allies, is fought with the only goal being the destruction of our enemies, and preventing casualties among our own.

As for Antifirstamendment, I wouldn't expect them to receive much more police intervention. Those are still mommy and daddy libtard's brainwashed Berkley drones. They aren't gonna let the police melt their precious snowflakes, or else the people that can afford to send their kids to a top university for 6 years for women's studies, and workplace diversity, will stop sending money to Pelosi and Reid.

New_Meat's picture

your conclusion is not an XOR

Bopper09's picture

This will be the establishment narrative next angle:  They'll 'uncover' the pantyfa people, and find they're really white supremacists in disguise, all in a conspiracy to make leftists look bad.

 

You know they're not just giving admitting defeat here by throwing their useful idiots under the bus.  You know they'll never blame Soros for funding them.  Just placing my bets on their next move.

pc_babe's picture

One wonder's how many of those self-appointed Corporate guardians of societal conscience who stepped-down because of "moral outrage" will now take a knee in further protest?????

The LIBTARD and janitor's son-of-colour from merck?

The johnny come lately from johnny & johnny, inc

The twisted up panty wad fool at UnderArmour

or any of the show-boaters who jumped the bandwagon post ex facto: Bloviating Loyd from GS, the shinny diamond at jpm, HP's perpetual looser, Telas's debt-genius, or uber's ass-clown?

Waiting...

jin187's picture

How about all the above? If liberals are one thing, it's homogenized and consistent. They're just one big jar of guilty white mayonnaise.

pc_babe's picture

LIBTARD Mantra ... we were for it, before we were against it

treefeller's picture

Does anyone here find the irony of leftys that monetarily back the ANTIFA are now having to defend themselves of this problem with armed guards. 

Kina's picture

Soros fucked up.

He thought sedition would do the trick on Trump and his base.

Instead like all insurection, it gets a life of its own.

Instead of hurting the Trump base, it affirmed them in their stanace against the left and the Establishment, and the Media.

Soros - own goal.

Kina's picture

Paul Ryan showed himself to be a Democrat Deep State plant.

Paul Ryan is 100% AAA rated traitorous cunt.

Kina's picture

Now what about all those pathetic arse-holes who resigned from Trump over Charlottesville?

Now they look like pathetic little whimps.

dunce's picture

They will just change their name again, they used to call themselves some nonsense about wall srtreet. or was it 1% that they were protesting. They never learn so they keep repeating the same mistakes.

Lynn Trainor's picture

Can't count the times I have heard the expression, "Trump's right again."

PT's picture

Step 1.  Media shouts TrumpNaziHitlerRussiaTaxReturns!!!!
Step 2.  Trump talks or tweets.
Step 3.  Media ridicules Trump.
Step 4.  Trump is proven right.
Step 5.  Media slinks away.
Step 6.  Go to Step 1.

Kefeer's picture

Watching the video, the woman (fake blond one)was stunned to have to be part of the reversal and even then - they tried to mitigate it by saying it was "new" and confined to "Berkley"...the man in the red shirt was a woman...dipsticks!!

Enough Already's picture

So Trump was right? There were two viollet groups in Charlottesville?

HoserF16's picture

When is it Open Season on Antifa? Lead or Steel shot??? I look forward to bagging my limit.

pparalegal's picture

That's how the Marxism game works. They always sacrifice the front line believer troops. They become too much a pain in the ass later. I would be very surprised if any of the real bankers, university and government agitator leaders and their lieutenants get exposed. But then ...

Infnordz's picture

That kind of betrayal was stated as a part of the USSR KGB process for taking over a country, by a senior KGB defector decades ago, e.g. when they had captured a country via radical caused chaos, all the radicals were ruthlessly executed, because Communist rule also needs order.

Decentralised communism is complete BS, it will always degenerate to tyranny, because it's principles are unnatural (Marx was wrong about spontaneous Communist revolution out of capitalism), so can't arise without force, and even then will eventually need to be comprised by some private property and free trade to slow its collapse, as happened with the USSR.

bluskyes's picture

Now the media will accuse Trump, and his supporters of creating, and supporting AntiFa.

Kefeer's picture

Always accuse & label the opponent of your crimes - Alinsky play book.

honestann's picture

Boy, people (especially the media) have no freaking idea what "anarchy" or "anarchist" mean!

What do those terms mean?  Essentially, they mean.

NO RULERS == NO LEADERS == I DECIDE FOR ME AND YOU DECIDE FOR YOU.

In other words, live and let live.

To claim that people who wander around harming other people and their property are "anarchists"... is precisely the OPPOSITE of true.

The reason media and predators falsely characterize the terms "anarchy" and "anarchist" is a blatant attempt to make it IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to conceive of NO RULERS, NO LEADERS, NO VIOLENCE... and everyone gets to run their own lives, and enjoy/bare/suffer the consequences.

These so-called "Antifa" creeps are pure in-your-face communists thugs.  I was born in China.  I know how the descent into communism happens.  This is how.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

You're tallking about anarchism. Anarchy is a different thing.

Expat's picture

No, it's not.  The definitions of anarchism and anarchy include the same things.  Anarchy also has a definition which describes a state of disorder because of a lack of authority.

It's typical.  ZHer's toss around words without knowing what the fuck they are talking about.  Calling antifa protesters anarchists, for example. Or calling liberals fascists.   Words matter.  There is both the necessity to convey your message as well as the necessity of appearing to know what you are talking about.  Running around calling antifa protesters anarchists demonstrates both an ignorance of the meaning of the word and an ignorance of the meaning of antifa.  But ignorance is the strong point of Trumpeteers and other mullet-headed right wingers. 

Carry on.

afronaut's picture

Maybe it's antifa who are confused since they fly the anarchist flag.

CRM114's picture

The media and politicians are all Humpty Dumpty fans, it seems:

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ... "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

Benjamin123's picture

Right on! Except that anarchy doesnt mean "I decide for me and your decide for you". It means simply mean "I decide".

Why? Because you cant decide what others can decide... You are only in control of yourself. Your stupid, random, ideological shrills of "no violence, no leaders" become meaningless once leaders appear and start telling followers what to do.

And all you'll be left to do is to explain to everyone why they are not supposed to do that, why they are supposed to think the right way, just as you do.

honestann's picture

Okay, maybe a more precise statement would be:

I decide for me.

I don't decide for anyone else.

And nobody else decides for me.

No matter what anyone believes, the world is populated by trillions of predators... worst of all human predators.  That does not magically make me accept rulers, or leaders, or being pushed around.  Humans and other animals have had to deal with predators of many species since the advent of animals.  So what?

An anarchist (who understands what that means) understands the dynamics between predators, parasites and producers... and he chooses to be a producer, and NOT PRETEND that somehow human predators are any more than what they are, namely PREDATORS... to be dealt with like dangerous predators of any species.

An true anarchist doesn't feel responsible for the other 8-billion morons of the human species.  If they wish to believe in fictions like "authority" and "leader" and "ruler" and "government" and "law" and many others... that's their business.  If they want to be prey, they can be prey... just like any creature.

I refuse to be prey.