I’m watching the latest Antifa protest on YouTube. The mob is mocking and pummeling a meek, conservative reporter. It looks like great fun.
So, why is a fascist mob claiming to be “anti-fascist?” What’s their main malfunction? Can’t they see the contradiction? If you’re asking this question — and many outraged people are — you’re missing what is really going on.
Ask this, instead:
Do these “protesters” even know what fascism is? No, how could they? They are in their twenties. Fascism is just a media image. A legend. An ancient myth of something that happened more than a half-century before they were born. You might as well invoke Pancho Villa’s raiders or the Athenian League, for all they know. The End: The Fall of t... Buy New $16.95 (as of 01:20 EDT - Details)
Do they care what fascism is? No. They’ve simply found a way to annoy adults and have a wild party. This is nothing new. The 1980s had raves. The 1960s had the Hells Angels. The 1920s had the Ku Klux Klan. Antifa is just the latest shocking violent party craze. Now, they wear black masks.
Antifa is a savage bash. Nothing deeper. Rage against “fascism” is just an excuse. The media gives them coverage, foams at the mouth, and that makes it even more fun. They watch themselves on TV and feel accomplishment: “Hey, that’s us!”
Is Antifa dangerous to society? Yes. Because behind the scenes, unknown to the Antifa protesters, are the organizers. The operatives, who put up the Antifa web pages. Who schedule events. Create slogans. Show up at protests with a van full of black masks and printed banners and signs.
They are hard core socialists, and they don’t want the party goers to understand what fascism is. In fact, the more ignorant they are, the better. It keeps things malleable. The organizers can change what “fascism” means, whenever they want. The fascist can be Joe Biden. Or Trump. Or the idea of America, itself.
The “protesters,” themselves, only think in bumper sticker slogans. And they only care about the rush of action — so, they are tools.
Jerry Rubin, the 1960s radical, said, “Ideas do not radicalize people. What changes people is the emotional involvement of action” (see HERE). Saul Alinsky says in his book, Rules for Radicals, “An organizer always promotes a vague vision.” He wants vague ideas so he can manipulate them (see HERE).
We had better understand these organizers who smell opportunity. Mussolini turned these very same party-mobs into his 200,000 Blackshirts, and gave them the job of disrupting his political opponents (see HERE).
And that is dangerous.