Over the past few weeks a number of things have been revealed about Antifa groups, people that use fascist methods to suppress any opinion or speech that does not conform to their own ideology, yet call themselves "anti-fascist."
After the tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, Antifa massively overplayed their hand in a subsequent event in Berkeley California, where viral images finally exposed what the MSM had been trying to hide, that so-called Antifa groups were inciting violence with planned events, then dressing up in black, with masks, carrying sticks, clubs and mace, and proceeded to instigate violence against peaceful rally attendees.
Some think those viral images made it impossible for the terrorist supporting mainstream media to cover for them any longer. Not only did the headlines start blaring out how violent these groups were, but even Democratic politicians like Nancy Pelosi started calling out Antifa by name while calling for their arrest and prosecution.
Others might question the timing of the MSM and Pelosi finally acknowledging Antifa's violent antics, since Independent Media, using images and video proof, had been showing Antifa's terrorist activities for over 18 months. The MSM's finally reporting the truth of Antifa violence and thuggery came directly before a Politico report exposed the fact that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security had formally classified Antifa's activities as "domestic terrorist violence," in a a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
So, Democratic politicians and liberal MSM outlets, who had been justifying, excusing and inciting Antifa groups for years, saw that the public was going to be made aware that the government had classified Antifa activity, since at least 2016, as terrorist activity, and all of a sudden one violent protest out of dozens that have occurred over the past years, suddenly woke them up?
Or were they simply scared that the general populace was going to finally see them all as terrorists supporters, so they bailed to save their own skin?
THE TIDE TURNED AGAINST ANTIFA AND NOW THEY ARE CLAIMING 'VICTIMHOOD'
Ever since President Trump called Antifa out by name, and the MSM finally deigned to report on their violence and liberal politicians jumped ship, now Antifa groups, such as Refuse Fascism, are claiming victimhood, calling it all "shameful, dangerous, wrong attacks on Antifa."
In their first paragraph they highlight the FBI, DHS report, President Trump calling them out, Pelosis words and the mayor of Berkeley wanting to classify Antifa as a gang, and they claim "In reality, Antifa and others played a courageous role in defending people against the brutal violence threatened and inflicted by fascists."
Well, here is video proof, made before their latest antics in Portland which led to multiple Antifa members being arrested, of 18 months of their so-called "defending people against brutal violence."
The first bullet point over at Refuse Fascism states " There is NO moral “equivalence” between those who are seeking to impose white supremacy and fascism on society and those who are fighting against this nightmare."
Agreed. There is no "moral equivalence" between people conducting a peaceful rally, using their constitutionally guaranteed free speech, whether said speech is wrongheaded, abhorrent and offensive or not, and those using violence to prevent free speech while screeching "shut it down," as Antifa has done on multiple occasions.
Their second bullet point would almost be comedic if it weren't for the fact that they are serious and it is not satire:
To stand against injustice at this moment requires firmly understanding that the attacks against “Antifa” are designed to intimidate, suppress, and divide all opposition to fascism. The threats and attacks on Antifa and anyone else standing up against fascism, especially attempts by the state to brand them as “terrorist” or put them on watchlists, must be opposed.
Then we come to their third bullet point:
Refuse Fascism does not initiate violence. We oppose violence against the people and among the people, but we uphold people’s fundamental and legal right to self-defense
I refer you to the video above, if you haven't watched it, it shows clearly who is trying to "intimidate and suppress" anyone that opposes their ideology, and that is Antifa, not those calling Antifa out for what they are. As to the second part I put in bold, again... watch the video, Antifa is the one "attacking" in every example, they are one planning these events, they are the ones wearing black and cowardly hiding behind masks, while bludgeoning people with clubs and sticks, and pepper spraying or macing others doing absolutely nothing to the Antifa members.
Do any YouTube search on Antifa and you will see dozens upon dozens of examples of Antifa "initiating" violence, without being attacked violently themselves first, so claiming "self defense" is nothing more than a victimhood mentality of those that attack others and when anyone dares protect themselves or fight back, claiming that they are the "victim."
I'll admit, when I first read the Refuse Fascism piece, I thought it was a hoax site pretending to be the real site, but no, it is real, they seriously are making theses patently false claims.
Keep in mind Soros is famous for funding and supporting color revolutions, dividing a country's populace in order to overthrow their duly elected government, which coincidentally (or NOT) is exact what Antifa is proposing with their November 4, 2017, nationwide terror attacks until their "demands" are met, which are the removal of President Trump and VP Pence.
The money certainly isn't coming from Antifa "members," seen in the mugshots of those arrested recently:
Which brings me to the very timely SQ alert, which Stefan Stanford linked to in his latest article, from a retired Brigadier General discussing the upcoming civil war, which can be read in full here, but I would like to focus on the portion in regards to Antifa and those funding them, referred to as "The Resource Providers," and "The Opportunists," because it explains so much of what we are witnessing here, but also gives us a clue as to how to stop Antifa before the country devolves into a full-scale civil war.
The Resource Providers: I should have put this group first. As the old saying goes, “Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics.” This group provides the logistics of money, arms, connections, supplies, equipment, trainers, etc. They are the true power behind the revolution. Without these wealthy, powerful and anonymous players, all revolutions fail. Think George Soros (and his team) in this role. (As an aside, despite what your readers think, very few Americans know who Soros is.)
The Opportunists: This is the wild-card element. They are not strategic thinkers. They are not committed to “the cause.” They are not under the sway of Leaders, Organizers, or the Media. They are cynics who see a chance for short-term personal gain and they do not want to let any opportunity slip by. They are the thorn in the side of all the groups named above. Opportunists can sidetrack the revolutionary message and derail years of preparation and effort.
So, with that as background, how is today different?
I believe Antifa was a beta-test by the Resource Providers to see if they could do something not done before-----control the Opportunists.
Knowing the Opportunists just wanted flat screen TVs, a new car, or the chance to be violent without consequence, the Resource Providers sought to bring them to heel. Rather than leave things to chance, why not identify Opportunists in advance? Then, why not recruit them, equip them, train them, and even pay them? You could thereby control the previously uncontrollable part of a successful revolution. Antifa was an attempt at this.
In other words the puppet-masters were attempting to create, arm and train violent thugs, turning them into domestic terrorists, and then attempting to "control them," making them little puppets in order to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States.
It isn't the puppets that need to be taken down, it is the puppet masters, those funding, arming, training and paying Antifa groups, such as Refuse Fascism. If they have no funding, they cannot afford the organizational costs of these "counter-protests," where hundreds of armed thugs turn up and create chaos.
ATTACK ON BERKELEY PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
While their big "event" is planned for November 4, 2017, with no specific locations, but calling on all supporters/sympathizers to take to the streets all across America until their demands are met, the next planned attack is scheduled for September 14 at the University of California, Berkeley, where Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro is slated to speak, and once again we see the propaganda signs, notices, and fliers already being posted to incite violence.
Who is behind this upcoming protest against Shapiro? You guessed it, the Soros-funded Refuse Fascism group.
In this, as much as it would make liberals howl, we could learn a lesson from Russia, who back in 2015, banned multiple Soro's organizations, Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Open Society Institute (OSI), listing them both a threat to both state security and the Russian constitution.
Soros groups have been directly tied to funding groups like Refuse Fascism, who in turn are using those funds to organize terrorist events, not counter-protests, not "defending" others from violence, but groups showing up at events with the sole intention of committing violent acts against others that are peacefully protesting and/or rallying or even just speaking.
The U.S. government must follow the money, then ban organizations in the U.S. that are funding Antifa groups, by listing them as a threat to U.S. security and the U.S. constitution. It is the organizations we need to go after, because the puppet masters like Soros hide behind them to fund their color revolutions.
Then we need to follow other money trails and uncover and publicly expose anyone attempting to fund the violent overthrow of America.
In the meantime, the Spanish Police could teach our law enforcement a thing or two about dealing with Antifa, as shown below: