Antifa is short for anti fascist; nonetheless, it is really a fascist movement.
Antifa: What You Need to Know
By: George Noga – November 22, 2020
There is great confusion about Antifa; very few understand what it is. Is it simply an idea as the New York Times and Joe Biden assert? Or, is it something truly menacing as Donald Trump claims and as many Americans have concluded? Because of all the confusion, controversy and Antifa’s prominence in the news, it is time to provide readers an update since we last blogged about Antifa three years ago on 11/12/17.
The confusion begins with its name. Antifa, short for anti fascist, is in fact a fascist movement. Antifa describes itself as a left-wing movement combating fascists, racists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Antifa’s leaders describe themselves variously as anarchists, Marxists, communists, Maoists and socialists. They espouse vague euphonic ideas such as social justice, democratic socialism and economic democracy. But the ideas Antifa wants you to believe in are rooted in fascism.
Antifa is a lie; despite its name, it is a fascist movement.
The original fascist movements in Germany, Austria and Italy were far left parties. Hitler and Mussolini were national socialists. Nazi is short for national socialist. Fascists in all these countries opposed reactionaries and capitalists; sound familiar? Every prominent European fascist, from Hitler and Mussolini down, was a socialist.
Fascism is on the far right of the political spectrum and Marxism is on the far left. However, when the political spectrum is seen as a circle, communism and fascism converge in what is called the lunatic fringe, i.e. they become one and the same. To the average person, it makes little difference whether he/she is governed by far right fascists or far left Marxists. Either way there is no political or economic liberty and all are vassals of an all-powerful state. Life itself is cheap, as movements on the far left and far right (really the same) slaughtered over 100 million people in our lifetime.
Where is the Threat Today – From Neo-Nazis or Antifa?
Antifa and its acolytes at the New York Times, Washington Post and in the media would have you believe the greatest threat America faces is from fascists, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Were they not serious, it would be funny. The threat to America from such groups is non-existent. No one in flyover land takes them seriously and they are viewed as pathetic buffoons. They are soundly condemned by every person and group on the right and have no political, media or academic support whatsoever.
Neo-Nazis and white supremacists would be hard pressed to muster 100 people for a rally; if they did, 70 of them would be government informants. Nationally, you could fit all of them inside a high school gymnasium. The leftist media keep these groups in the news solely as a foil and as a means to tar their opponents with terrible epithets.
In contrast, the Antifa threat is real. They enjoy support of progressive politicians, media and academia, who refuse to condemn even violent Antifa actions, under the rubric that they are “mostly peaceful”. They have occupied parts of American cities and advocate direct violent action, believing you have to break some eggs to make an omelet. They believe communism was a noble experiment and they will get it right next time. They even call themselves Stalinists or Maoists; imagine if a far right group called themselves Hitlerists. Who do you believe, the media or your own lyin’ eyes?
Here’s what you need to know about Antifa. Despite its name, it is a fascist movement with fascist ideas and it advocates violence. However, it makes little difference whether it is on the left or the right of the lunatic fringe – if Antifa has its way, your life and liberty are forfeit. The horrors promulgated by earlier fascists were in the past, whereas the great danger from Antifa and today’s fascists lies in the future. Antifa is all about power and not about ideas. Besides, they already know all the answers to everything; hence, debate is unnecessary. They believe the ends justify the means.