Politics / Press Releases

How Can Anyone Support ‘Antifa’?

protest violent AntifaAMAC Head Warns Public

WASHINGTON, DC –  Antifa is an acronym for anti-fascist, but lately the organization’s name has managed to rise to the top of the lexicon of hate.  A petition to have the group officially declared a “terrorist organization” this week achieved nearly 300,000 signatures and counting.

AMAC president Dan Weber says that Antifa’s violent tactics have now been condemned “by the right and the moderate left”, adding that the hardcore left remains reluctant to censure the group’s activities. But at this point, even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a prominent leader on the left, has issued a call for “unequivocal condemnation” of Antifa as a whole. Still, there remain Democratic leaders who refuse to denounce the group and their atrocities—namely Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who failed to call out the group by name after their violent attacks in Berkeley.

Weber, whose Association of Mature American Citizens “is a staunch defender of the right of free speech and all of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” says there is also a right to peaceful dissent by opposition groups.  But, he adds that a line must be drawn when it comes to violent dissent, which is the equivalent of anarchy.

“Antifa wants to conduct its own version of the Bolshevik Revolution, menacing connotations, in America.  Its aim is to bring down American democracy and to bring about a Soviet-style government.  And, lest you think comparing antifa to the Bolsheviks is a stretch, the American Historical Society points out that the 1917 insurgency was carried out by a group of professional revolutionaries, a moniker that suits antifa to a tee,” Weber explains.

The New York Daily News, which has evolved into a publication that leans left, said in an editorial recently that “antifa activists make a fateful strategic mistake by stealing initiative and attention from far more admirably behaved fellow travelers.”  Weber points out that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a “fellow traveler” as “a person who sympathizes with and often furthers the ideals and program of an organized group such as the Communist party.”

Who is behind the antifa movement remains somewhat of a mystery, although some individuals and organizations and even the mainstream newspaper, USA Today, seem to have been pointing accusing fingers at people like George Soros.  Soros denies it.

Columnist Peter Beinart, writing in the current issue of The Atlantic, warns that “antifa’s power is growing.”  Antifa has been around for some time, but it wasn’t until the election of  President Trump that the group managed to gain attention.  Beinart notes that antifa experienced “explosive growth” after Mr. Trump was elected, fueled by the widespread leftist hatred of the billionaire president.

Says Weber: “It was the vitriolic, lunatic-fringe left that sparked antifa’s escalation of hate speech to levels of unconscionable political violence.  Remember the college students who cried on campus in the days after the November elections, even before Mr. Trump took office.  There were many who declared that he was not duly elected, notwithstanding the simple fact that Hilary Clinton was outvoted on election day.  Antifa took advantage of this mindless malaise that was sweeping the country.  And, it gave them an excuse to ‘go rogue’ and begin engaging in extreme violence.  As Beinart put it in his article, we haven’t seen this level of ‘sustained political street warfare’ since the ‘60s.”

Weber warns that if the violence continues unchecked “it will not be just members of the opposition party – no matter which side you are on – who will feel the pain; all of the American people will be at risk.  “Free speech is just that: our right to voice an opinion.  It does not allow for reactionary violence.  Let those on both sides of the argument have their say and express political disagreement when it is warranted.  The leadership on both the right and the left need to actually take the lead in creating an atmosphere of civility that does not include tactics such as those practiced by villains such as members and supporters of antifa.”

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at http://amac.us/join-amac.

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter!

Sign Up Today
Read more articles by John Grimaldi

116
Leave a Reply

58 Comment threads
58 Thread replies
11 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
78 Comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Kenneth Jordan

When they cover their face with a mask ARREST them immediately, when arrested publish their names and pictures on social media and find out who is providing them with funding.

SARGE

Here’s an idea, plug your ears sissys, why dont we just take more people, with bigger sticks and beat the living hell out of them? Seriously, I dont know if anyone notices, but I always offer simply non wordy explanations and solutions. I know i receive a lot of dislikes on my comments, but I could really care less. Man boys, all we gotta do is stomp their faces into the ground, and then throw them all in prison, no i didnt say jail, i said prison. Easy.

Rik

Free Speech, exactly what does that mean to the “radical left”? … I think it means that they, the looney Liberals, HAVE THE RIGHT TO THEIR OUTCRIES but not the Conservative right. They’re like the classic bully we all dealt with back in grade school. And until someone steps up and punches that bully in the nose, the bully will continue to have his way. Isn’t it interesting that these Antifa Bullies just think if they cry and scream enough what, Trump is going to resign? … or that We the People will call for his resignation? … They’re forgetting one thing, We the People ELECTED HIM! … if the government doesn’t crush these terrorists, and terrorists are what they are, We the People will exercise “Our Right to Bear Arms” to defend ourselves AND OUR COUNTRY! … Heck, these people even dress like Islamic extremists, if so, IN OUR… Read more »

mike

They are anarchist’s pure and simple. They are funded very well by far left billionaire george soros (aka gyorgy schwartz)o

Frank

Sooner or later they will run up against a group that has had enough of the BS and it won’t be pretty…not sure when but it’s coming

Bill H

Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly are clearly stated in the Constitution, the law of our land whether you like it or not, and violence is not peaceful. As to hate speech, these idiots are, in general, permitted to say whatever they desire unless it incites people to violence or otherwise causes safety problems. These people are, in my opinion, Communist infiltrators who should be classed as terrorists or enemy combatants and treated accordingly. It would make little difference to them whether it is a problem with President Trump or some other item they choose to violently protest, these mercenaries simply show hatred for the USA and our culture, language and borders because someone is paying them to do so. These mercenaries have no rights nor any other protection under our Constitution; they are at war with the USA! I am not for the militarized police state… Read more »

james

Antifa is like Obama. What they say and what they stand for are completely the opposite. Obama is a Muslin who claims to be Christian to deceive the American voter. Like the Communist motto “The end justifies the means” , the truth gets in the way.

Shane Conway

Antifa are communists. They are agitating thousands of people and are planning an uprising on November 4. If you are going to be in any urban areas or college campuses, be aware. We must stand against these people. Do not let them deny you your First Amendment rights. If they do, then use your Second Amendment rights.

Paul Revere

So happy for the Second Amendment. Even in today’s socio/political climate, I’d say Patriot guns overwhelmingly outnumber Bolshevik guns when the State fails to protect the majority.
Ready on the right . . . Ready on the left . . . Ready on the firing line . . . !

STEVEB

Anyone, whether Antifa, Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists, or the Vatican who starts to riot, break windows and loot, start fires, attack anyone, should be shot in the head by the cops. It’s one thing to demonstrate under the law, but when law breaking starts I want their bodies on slabs in the morgue!
By the way, for those who think that Antifa are the good guys and the Neo-Nazis, KKK, and the White Supremacists are all right wing fanatics, read Dinesh D’Sousa’s new book, The Big Lie. It will open your eyes and brain to the fact that these are all creations of the Democrats.

Michael G

Freedom of speech is one of our most powerful rights granted by the Constitution. It is a right which should be protected, whether I agree with your opinion or not. Civil discourse should be encouraged as it promotes various positions of thought. HOWEVER, when civil discourse degenerates into violent actions or physical altercations, the line has been crossed and it is no longer protected by the Constitution. Assault of another person is criminal, whether for personal, financial or political reasons. Criminals should be punished and the violent ones for long periods of time.

Dennis

News from a few days ago linked BAMN (By All Means Necessary) to antifa. Of course this group is led by Public School Teachers! Go figure, the NEA morons involved–another reason public employees should not be unionized.

ONTIME

Antifa/blm are funded by the left elite such as Soros, they are infiltrators trained and paid to do violence and spread hate and intolerance, there is little difference between these two groups and the terrorist isis…both use heavy handed tactics to suppress choice and free speech, destroy property and those assembling for the purpose of free speech not in agreement with these isis like gangs of thugs….it is their own actions identifying the brown shirt nazi likes antifa and the lies and hate of the blm that are showing all who they are, what they do and the value of their communist ideology…Un American, anti law and order and out of step with the Us Constitution, that is the essence of antifa/blm, it is why the ban on communism should be enforced, violent overthrow of the US Republic is not legal…this ban has merit and needs to be strongly enforced…..

teresa d\'alessandro

PEOPLE WITHOUT BRAINS AND ALOT OF HATE FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Truth

Most of these people are paid teacher union democrats that’s why their faces are covered.

Recently they arrested a paid union demorat so called teacher ? These are the people tracking our children folks go figure

They are not the good guys as CNN and others are reporting do not be deceived

They are all paid protestors by Soros and the haters of our country normally Democratic communist fools

Burton Pauly

No true patriotic citizen of our confederation of states (Republic) would ever act as these so-called antifa folks do. They are basically cowardly scum who don’t deserve to have a place in our society. We hope the responsible law officers put them all in their place. We as a nation do not desire their type here in our Nation…

mickey c ross

what can l say but you are right Sarge but nothing can be done because of politics gets in the way and it makes me so angry…..

Tim R

Just a hateful cult, nothing more. I dont remember hearing their leaders talk about anything.

Hugh Blanchard

Believe it or not, but there are so-called “mainstream” groups who are supporting “AntiFa”. George Soros, a Hungarian refugee who found safety in America and who then made his fortune in the U.S. stock market, now hates America and is one of the primary monetary sponsors of AntiFa. Half of the liberal press who irrationally despise Donald Trump above all else give AntiFa a pass because that distracts from their endless Anti-Trump hate rants. They do all this because their little Socialist Princess Hillary LOST, and they feel their welfare-state, open-borders liberal empire is in danger. If we take away the ability of the liberals to tax us and give out money to their welfare-=dependent voting groups, then what real political program do they advocate? It’s all “Vote for Democrats, and We’ll Give You Stuff!” Like free food, free housing, free schooling, free citizenship, free internet, free cell phones.. But… Read more »

Naomi

Follow the money. . . You can be sure that George Soros and “his kind” are behind all this. Uncle George is a disciple of Saul Alinsky who preached “create chaos to get your way” and “start so many small fires that no one can keep up with them”. He was an esteemed anarchist. And which politicians do we know who loved good ol’ Saul and his ways of doing business? Hillary and Barack. Uncle George was a frequent visitor of the White House when Barack first took office. You can bet that Obama was being offered payoffs. He and HIllary are laughing all the way to the bank. And to think that the American people believe that those two are no longer running the show!