Salon.com Claims Anti-Fa is Merely an 'Organizing Strategy.' Sure— a Terrorist's Strategy.
Naturally, it comes as no surprise that Salon.com is now defending the fascist movement known ironically as anti-fa, calling it nothing more than "an organizing strategy" instead of what it is— a domestic terrorist group.
From the article:
The title of the article hilariously declares Anti-fa is not an organization, then in the opening paragraph the author talks about interviewing representatives from— wait for it— an anti-fascist organization.
A lot of claims were made in this piece. Since we're on a roll, let's continue on with dissecting this piece of garbage reporting:
"I think people get confused about the term 'antifa'"
Okay. Let's break down the term's exact meaning.
Antifa is short for "Anti fascist."
Fascists use violence to suppress speech they don't like.
Therefore "Antifa" means "against those that use violence to suppress dissenting speech."
The question now becomes whether or not this is true.
"It is an organizing strategy."
"Antifa is not a group of people."
"It has a long legacy in this country of people resisting white supremacy, from slave rebellions all the way to the present."
Except its legitimacy (as actually being anti-fascist) ended around the conclusion of World War II, at which point it became the official ideology of Stalinist parties (according to historians like Norman Davies and Loren Goldner).
Antifa as we know it today only resurfaced around 2007, well after the Jim Crow era. Slave rebellions were not led by masked yuppies in skinny jeans. This is revisionist history at its finest.
"As far as the Chicago GDC goes, we just want to connect with people who are wanting to resist the right-wing and its desire to limit people’s ability to determine their own lives and live free of violence"
When leftists talk about the "right-wing," they usually refer to them as either Ku Klux Klan White Supremacists Nazis (or Neo-Nazis), both of which are neither conservative nor relevant today (thanks to the work of Republicans).
Any person that desires to 'limit people’s ability to determine their own lives and live free of violence' is not a true conservative. It's akin to calling yourself anti-fascist as you, well, act like a fascist.
Conservatives and the right-wing have always called for smaller governments so people can live freely, and they encourage dissent through speech, not violence.
"As far as I’m concerned, we’re going to be working towards projects that develop our ability to work together in solidarity with other members of the working class."
Who exactly is 'we'? You mean the anti-fa? But you said it wasn't a group. Whoops.
Also, the more you read it the less sense it makes.
Stay alert. Stay alive.