A group called Antifa (short for antifascists) is a group making headlines because they, in the name of stopping fascists and intolerance, end up becoming the exact thing they set out to stop. It’s the ultimate irony, although completely opaque to them. They end up damaging their own cause and are really a case study of extreme social justice combined with anti-trump-hysteria gone mad.
But when I first heard of them – after the Milo-Berkeley controversy where they were beating up an unconscious man, smashing windows, beating women with poles, and starting fires in response to a small talk Milo was giving on cultural appropriation – I asked myself, wait a minute, who are the fascists they aim to stop? The answer: Trump and his supporters. That should worry you. Because, to them, in the name of stopping fascism, violence is permissible in stopping fascists from organizing. Then the rest makes sense, they are so convinced that Milo is a nazi trying to ‘incite violence’ with ‘hate speech’, that they believe it necessary to stop him by using any means necessary.
So this is the disillusioned world they live in. And colleges recently have showed just how committed they are to having right-wing speakers on college campuses – minimal commitment to try and have all points of view on campus. In response to what is known as the Heckler’s veto – antifa’s threats – they cave almost immediately because they don’t respect the first amendment or understand it. The first amendment is not just the right to speak freely, it’s the right for the listener to hear the speech they want to hear. So if a group of republicans on college campus, invite a conservative speaker, it’s their right to hear that speaker and be able to interact with them. Why? Because freedom of speech affords everyone the ability to sift through all information and opinions – even hateful ones. My point is that, their views never come into question because conservative voices are not heard on today’s college campuses. Their disillusioned reality won’t ever be remedied until they learn to question it for themselves- it’s a bubble here.
So why is it that even the soft, calm conservative speakers are constantly being accused of hate-speech by college liberals? The answer is obvious: the term hate-speech, as it is commonly used, is a political term used to censor opinions that the left doesn’t want to hear. Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro and Milo are, of course, not hateful fascists engaging in hate-speech. They just have an unfashionable view, and it’s a view that is so dangerous to the left’s narrative that they try to shut it out from the political arena.
Furthermore, if your version of events at Berkeley-round-two on April 15th is that Trump supporters attacked the helpless anarchists, then you better check your sources. New York Times and CBS, lied about the chain of events. TYT did the same thing.
The truth is that, Lauren Southern and a bunch of other right-wing speakers hosted a Free Speech Rally, where they would give talks near Berkeley. Antifa showed up with pepper spray, masks, rocks, M-80 firecrackers, and glass bottles to try and shut down the fascist, alt-right event. They were looking for a fight, and they got a fair one this time. Trump supporters were sick of taking the high road, and won because they aren’t 140 pound vegans who eat tofu. The girl who got punched in the face, boasted on Facebook about “taking 100 nazi scalps” and was seen with a beer bottle intending to smash it on someone. Antifa ran like hell, and were eventually pushed back.
Same thing happened at Auburn, TX on April 18th when Richard Spencer was meant to speak there, minus the violence since Antifa was outnumbered. Right wing people are standing up to their intimidation tactics, and antifa is left with nothing to say.
Recently here at UT, antifa vandalized multiple frats housed and had this to say about it: statement. On one of the houses they vandalized with the words: “Kill Frat Boys”.
Here’s parts of their statement:
Let us make racists, frat bros, and the administration afraid again—afraid of students, afraid of the marginalized and harassed, afraid of the exploited and excluded.
In the midst of resurgent fascism and ongoing colonial legacies, we must become the unruly, improper, unrespectable “barbarians at the gates.”
To the fraternities and University: Prepare yourselves. We are at your gates. Your walls will fall. And you will be sacked.
In the name of tolerance and compassion, they become the most intolerant, hateful self-described barbarians. It’s tribalism, cultural marxism. Every Queer studies, Woman studies, or African studies course pits people against each other by teaching them over-exaggerated lies. The essence of cultural marxism: oppressed vs oppressor. Social justice teaches that we live in a terribly racist and oppressive world. Problems are fabricated or exaggerated with intelligent-sounding phrases (intersectionality) but really, they are handicapping a group of already-stupid college students. Now, they say that everything Jonathon Haidt, the most famous&interesting psychologist and liberal professor at NYU, has to say is him trying to “protect his privelege” because he is white. Instead of challenging his arguments and concerns about university education, they use slurs and non-arguments because they live in a world where everyone white and non-oppressed can’t have an opinion due to “white privelege”.
That’s a recap of the group unironically named “Antifascists”.
I’ll leave it to you then: Who are the real fascists?