One of the questions we see across the Internet is why groups that fall under the "Antifa" umbrella, that have used violence and threats to force the cancellation of free speech rallies, or have shown up to counter-protest similar rallies scheduled by conservatives, dressed in black, with masks, carrying bats and clubs, using pepper spray on attendees and attacking them, haven't been officially designated as "domestic terror" groups by the Trump administration.
The answer to that question is because multiple, individual groups claiming they are "anti-fascist" fall under that "Antifa umbrella," but are not officially named "Antifa."
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States
There is no doubt that the rioting, the violence, the attacks against peaceful rallies turning them into free-for-alls, falls directly under that federal legal definition, and that groups such as the official Antifa groups, that use "Antifa" in their name, encouraging a violent uprising, specifically stating they plan to use violence in order to "shut down" a rally, an event, or a free speech protest, can and should be be officially designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. government, as over 300,000 people are demanding on the White House petition website.
The problem is "Antifa" is a very large umbrella, and formally designating them terrorists would not stop other groups that do not use "Antifa" in their name.
For example, ANP previously reported on an armed groups called "Redneck Revolt," which offers a manual on how to execute, kidnap, sabotage and commit terrorism against Americans, and while stated their goals, of violent "revolution," to end capitalism in favor of communistic goals, and they hand out fliers at events official Antifa groups show up at, they are not one of those official Antifa groups, by name, yet their goal to overthrow the duly election government of the U.S. perfectly aligns with the official Antifa groups.
Another group being labeled "Antifa," described by The Daily Caller in an article titled "Antifa Has A New Cell In Philly, And They’re Calling For Property Seizures, Violence On Police, And All-Out Revolution," is actually called "the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, and while their website highlights the "rise of Antifa," designating Antifa itself as a domestic terror group, would not legally include them.
BAMN is organizing to shut down what it claims is a “Neo-Nazi” rally in Berkeley on Saturday. The rally is titled “No to Marxism in America.” The rally organizer, a biological man who identified himself as a transgender woman to media outlets, claims the rally is not a “right-wing” rally, embraces diversity and is meant to oppose the spread of Marxism in Berkeley.
Refuse Fascism, the group behind the violent, politically motivated riots in Berkeley, has previously declared their goal of making America "ungovernable," while the communist group Workers World Party, "sent many of its members to Charlottesville, Va., to 'beat back the Nazis and Klan who marched there', according to a post recapping the group’s participation in the weekend’s violence." (Source)
There are dozens of other groups and websites that claim to be "anti-fascists," while using fascists tactics to shut down free speech, and any conservative rally, with claims that they are all "neo.nazi" or white supremacist rallies, and all calling for violence and "revolution".
The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech.
“While it is unclear whether those who carried out the violence were paid to do so, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice — and Refuse Fascism — are listed online,” reported the Daily Caller. “According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016. One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.”
While we could go into a detailed list of those color revolutions, the links above should explain for those interested, but bottom line, there are groups, funding these "anti-fascist" groups in order to create civil unrest in order to topple the duly elected U.S. government, which is exactly what a color revolution is.
Even the NYT admitted that George Soros "funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the Vulgar Vagina march’s partners, from the inauguration day protests, including 'key partners' Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies." (Archive is link here)
The short answer to whether the color revolution happening in America right now can be stopped, is yes..... by the Trump administration listing George Soros as "enemy of the state," as other countries have done. The U.S. should go further and charge Soros with sedition.
18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy: "If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."
If the DOJ follows the money, they prove the seditious conspiracy.
BOTTOM LINE - CUT THE HEAD OFF THE SNAKE
There is an expression about cutting the head off the snake, taking the leader out so the other enemies are easier to deal with, and if Soros is labeled an enemy of the state and charged with sedition, the Antifa groups will no longer have the funding to create the violent chaos they have been causing and can be dealt with much faster.
The U.S. could designate any and all groups that publicly list their "revolutionary" goals, that call for violence, that encourage members to show up at free speech rallies or any event they oppose to commit violence, as "domestic terrorists," but more will grow back, more will spring up, all connected to or funded by George Soros, but if we cut the head of that snake, the rest will fade into obscurity.