For years ANP and others in the Independent media have been documenting Antifa violence as the liberal establishment media and Democrat politicians provide cover for them with claims that they are "anti-fascists," yet the groups that fall under the Antifa umbrella are more "fascist" in their tactics of using violence to oppose any and all speech they do not like by labeling it fascism.
Nothing encapsulates the above statement as clearly as the recent death of Willem Van Spronsen, a known Antifa member that was shot after his attempted terrorist attack against the Northwest Detention Facility in Tacoma, Washington. Spronsen, 69, was armed with a rifle and was throwing unspecified “incendiary devices” at buildings and cars. Spronsen also attempted, but failed, to ignite a commercial-sized propane tank that was attached to the center.
His language in his manifesto, calling the detention centers "concentration camps" when read, sounds almost as if the Congress Kid from NY, Ocasio-Cortez, or any other of her "Squad" of "hateful four" wrote it for him, which may be why she and the other Squad members in Congress that have been causing so much trouble within the Democrat party, refused to denounce the actions of Spronsen.
SENATORS PROPOSE RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE ANTIFA AS DOMESTIC TERRORISTS
On Thursday, July 18, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Bill Cassidy M.D., published and introduced a resolution to "properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists," as announced by both Senators with links to the text and a link to the resolution itself.
Cassidy's Twitter statement said "Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege. Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror."
Cruz's statement, via Twitter stated "Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear and intimidation. They must be stopped. I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists."
Full text of the resolution below:
Title: Calling for the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.
Whereas members of Antifa, because they believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies;
Whereas Antifa represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all;
Whereas members of Antifa have physically assaulted journalists and other individuals during protests and riots in Berkeley, California;
Whereas in February of 2018, journalist Andy Ngo was intimidated and threatened with violence by protestors affiliated with Antifa;
Whereas on June 29, 2019, while covering demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, journalist Andy Ngo was physically attacked by protestors affiliated with Antifa;
Whereas employees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (referred to in this preamble as “ICE”) were subjected to doxxing and violent threats after their social media profiles, phone numbers, and home addresses were posted on the Internet by left wing activists;
Whereas according to the Wall Street Journal, an ICE officer was followed by left wing activists and “confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp”, and another “had his name and photo plastered on flyers outside his home accusing him of being part of the ‘Gestapo’”;
Whereas the ICE office in southwest Portland, Oregon, was shut down for days due to threats and occupation by Antifa members;
Whereas Rose City Antifa, an Antifa group founded in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, explicitly rejects the authority of law enforcement officers in the United States, and Federal, State, and local governments, to protect free speech and stop acts of violence;
Whereas Rose City Antifa rejects the civil treatment of individuals the group labels as fascists, stating: “We can’t just argue against them; we have to prevent them from organizing by any means necessary.”; and
Whereas there is no place for violence in the discourse between people in the United States, or in any civil society, because the United States is a place where there is a diversity of ideas and opinions: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) calls for the groups and organizations across the country who act under the banner of Antifa to be designated as domestic terrorist organizations;
(2) unequivocally condemns the violent actions of Antifa groups as unacceptable acts for anyone in the United States;
(3) expresses the need for the peaceful communication of varied ideas in the United States;
(4) urges any group or organizations in the United States to voice its opinions without using violence or threatening the health, safety, or well-being of any other persons, groups, or law enforcement officers in the United States; and
(5) calls upon the Federal Government to redouble its efforts, using all available and appropriate tools, to combat the spread of all forms of domestic terrorism, including White supremacist terrorism.
It will be quite interesting to see which Senators vote for the resolution and which Senators vote against it or simply vote "present" to avoid condemning the violence and actions of multiple Antifa groups.
Since Independent journalist Andy Ngo is referenced in the resolution for the violent Antifa attacks against him, as he has been covering the groups and the protests in Portland since 2016, below is his take on what needs to be done by federal authorities. It is also quite interesting when Bolling, the interviewer, asks him if the other groups, such as Proud Boys are also there looking to fight, Ngo's response makes it clear that in regards to the violence itself, "Antifa starts the fight and the Proud Boys finish the fight."
The most recent attack by Antifa wasn't aimed at a group, but was an attack against a man's truck because he was a Trump supporter. The broke out his back (middle window) and caused a few hundred dollars of damage, then spray painted the work "Antifa" on the back of his truck in red.
“I was pretty mad,” Tom Lord said about the broken window and spray-painted “Antifa” found on his truck Tuesday morning.
Lord said about 4 p.m. Monday, he parked his 2005 Ford F-150 for the night at his south Champaign apartment complex. His girlfriend discovered the vandalism about 8 a.m. the next day and “ran upstairs to get me,” said Lord, 52, who then set about posting photos to Facebook and notifying the media of the crime.
In April, Lord said he paid a Paxton artist about $150 to write “Are you American or not?” and “Trump 2020” on his front windshield.
Lord maintained that he is not very political, except "when it comes to my president and my country." He continued on to say "I believe in freedom of speech. It’s our right to express ourselves, especially when it comes to a president who is looking out for us and our country. I believe I’m speaking up for people who are afraid to speak out."
ANTIFA IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
President Trump has also started speaking out against Antifa, as he pointed out at the recent "Social Media Summit," to attendees that Antifa doesn't attack "Bikers for Trump" or other groups capable of fighting back against them, before he went on to mock them stating "They live, like, in the basement of their mom’s home. Their arms are this big [using his hand to show skinny arms]."
While the President is using Antifa to show the type of violence associated with the groups, who many see as the paramilitary arm of the Democrat party, which also explains why CNN and other liberal media outlets offer them protection, "glorifies" their domestic terror activities, and generally try to justify their violence, he also has another valid point.
An Antifa mob attacks a gay Asian journalist. They gather a crowd outside Tucker Carlson's home, a Fox News pundits, terrorizing his wife who was alone by banging on the doors, chanting and vandalizing his home. They attack a truck in the dark of night because the owner is a Trump supporter. Even their attacks against free speech groups and Proud Boys, shows the cowardice of attacking a few that have gathered, with a mob of dozens.
They may be cowards attacking smaller groups with much larger groups, with bats that have nails embedded for damage, mace, using flag poles to beat people, and have been captured on multiple vidoeos attacking a single individual with multiple Antifa members hitting and kicking them when they are already on the ground, but even a mob of cowards can be dangerous, and the first step in getting them designated as domestic terrorists, is this Senate resolution.
Then we will see if the Democrat controlled House of Representatives has the courage to stand up against this type of terrorist group.
I doubt they will take up the same type of resolution, because Antifa truly is the paramilitary arm of the Democrat party.
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