Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yahoo! News Gives the Violent Anifa a Glowing Profile

RW Note: Make no mistake about it. There were plenty of bad guy neo-Nazis in Charlottesville last weekend, but the left had its share of bad guys, the most violent of them being the Antifa. 

The below essay by Ian Mason provides an important backgrounder on this group and he reports on the stunning fact that mainstream media is attempting to put lipstick on this violent gang.

It must be understood that the MSM is simply a timid version of Antifa. That is why they protect them.

The only real solution from this violence of the Left and the Right is, of course, the PPS movement, which rejects the central planning and coercive demands of the modern day left and right.

Respect and freedom, not violence, are at the core of PPS.

Yahoo! News Gives Anifa a Glowing Profile

By Ian Mason

Yahoo! News followed up the weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with an uncritical portrayal of one of the groups most deeply involved: violent left-wing “anti-fascist” street gangs, collectively known as Antifa.

Yahoo! reporter Caitlin Dickson penned a gushing paean Monday for the “secretive movement of combative leftists” who “seek to destroy” “authoritarian movements” with “direct action.” The piece even included a photo of a large group of smiling happy warriors, unarmed and fists raised in righteous indignation at the “white supremacists” they would confront.
According to Ms. Dickson, “[A]ntifa’s origins can be traced back to Europe in the 1920s and 30s. Since the end of World War II, antifa activity has ebbed and flowed along with that of neo-Nazis, skinheads and other hate movements that have sprung up around the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.”
In fact, as the avowedly Marxist-socialist periodical Jacobin magazine explains in a much more honest, if not less enthusiastic, appraisal, Antifa, originally known in its native Germany as Antifaschistische Aktion, was founded as the militant wing of the German Communist Party. In the 1930s, it was known to be every bit as violent as its Nazi opponents. After World War Two, Antifa groups re-formed in Germany to collaborate with Soviet communists on subduing the country and rooting out its past to create a new socialist utopia. They were active in Communist-controlled East Germany until that country’s Stalinist leadership got fed up, broke the groups up, and sent many of their leaders to gulags.

The modern Antifa is a transnational movement of pale imitators of their communist forebears who have mostly traded class-struggle for “anti-racism” and other vague ideologies that tend to justify violently attacking any group they feel ought not to be able to speak. The modern movement began among squat-dwelling punks in West Berlin and other West German cities in the 1980s and soon had chapters throughout Europe. The Antifa scene in the United States, by contrast, began with the more American-friendly name “Anti-Racist Action” among Midwestern skinheads in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It has grown up recently more than its European counterparts, especially in college towns like Berkeley, California, and cities with bustling punk communities like Chicago, Illinois.
Even putting aside Antifa’s prominent role in turning Saturday’s Unite the Right rally into a bloody slog, the Yahoo! piece willfully ignores decades of Antifa tactics and behavior to give this unashamedly violent group an endorsement as the defense against “bolder neo-Nazis.”
“They prefer direct action: They pressure venues to deny white supremacists space to meet,” Dickson writes, neglecting to mention that “direct action” to Antifa means smashing people in the face with bike locks, spraying elderly men with bear macesending reporters to the hospital when they film them, and then bragging about it online, all because people with different opinions than theirs are allowed to speak, or simply be, in public.
Read the rest here.


Here's a CNN talking head, Mitt Romney and John McCain putting lipstick on the Antifa:

They are either dishonest or they don't get we are seeing a minor league (at this point) version of the 1920s and 1930s battle in Germany between the communists and the Nazis. Both sides hate freedom and want government central planning in their vision. Does it really have to be pointed out that the Nazis ended up ruling in Germany, while the communists ruled in the Soviet Union?


1 comment:

  1. McCain and Romney are following their own interests. They really don't care for anything more than themselves and the framing used by the media and the political class is that you are either with the SJWs or you're a nazi and nobody wants to be a nazi.

    If either of these two even understood the history to respond any other way would backfire on them because the audience does not know the history and will not listen to an explanation. Explaining it will only make matters worse because now they'll be 'know it alls'.