Friday, September 01, 2017
Antifa and Fascists - What Are They?
Antifa - ANTI-FAscist (see definition of "fascism" below). The term is used to define a broad group of people whose political beliefs lean toward the left-often the far left-but do not conform with the Democratic Party platform. Militant leftists, or occasionally far leftists and radical leftists, (in history, the term "anarchist" was used) often used as a generalization of people who commit to acts of violence against those on the Right side of the political spectrum. They focus more on fighting far-right ideology directly than on encouraging pro-left policy. The salient feature of Antifa is to oppose perceived fascism by direct action, including violence if need be. Antifa groups tend to be anti-government and anti-capitalist; its adherents are mostly socialists, anarchists, and communists. Antifa groups are known for militant protest tactics, including property damage and physical violence.
Fascism - a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Fascism stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before it spread to other European countries. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete, and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party—to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society.
Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has defended antifa’s violent tactics, recently explained in The Washington Post, “(Antifa) adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists” who believe that physical violence “is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective.” In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis.
So let's compare the two (Fascists vs. Antifa).
A Fascist government has a dictator, a leader who holds total control and the people have no voice. The dictator has no term limit. He rules through a martial government. America is a democracy in which we, the people, elect our leaders for a limited term. We have a check and balance government in which no one person has all the power. We have a President who serves 4 years, at the most 8 years. We have Congress (whom we vote for those elected) and we have a judicial system. This divides the power so no one person has all the power. It's a protection for the people so that we don't become victims of a dictator.
Fascists believe in forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism - "forcible suppression of opposition". Antifa is a group who believe in violently protesting those who have a different opinion from them - "commit to acts of violence against those on the Right side of the political spectrum. They focus more on fighting far-right ideology".
Fascists believe in "regimenting all commerce". A fascist government, led by it's dictator, takes over the country's economy. This is the opposite of capitalism. Capitalism is when a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. America is mostly a capitalist nation. We have some monopolies (ex. utility companies) and we have government regulations (lots of regulations!) but we are capitalist for the most part.
Fascists believe in social regimentation. Regimentation is very strict control over the way a group of people behave or the way something is done. A totalitarian system imposes strict discipline to enforce uniformity. It is very strict control over the way a group of people behave or the way something is done. Antifa demands that everyone think like they think or suffer the violent consequences. In other words, we should all adhere to their way of thinking, vote their way, agree with them, i.e. uniformity and control with violence to enforce it.
Fascists believe a totalitarian one-party state is necessary to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Antifa believe a one-party (the Left, Democrats, or whatever they consider themselves politically) state is necessary to forge unity and a stable, orderly society. We must all be of the same political opinion and vote their way or face their attacks.
Fascism emphasizes "an aggressive nationalism and often racism". Antifa emphasizes aggression in the name of nationalism and they are racist. They hate white people. They equate white people with white supremacists. They are blancophobic (fear of white people). They can be white themselves and yet still think all other white people are evil!?! To Antifa, white = evil. They are irrationally hostile to white people. America has created and enacted law upon law to protect people from discrimination based on color, religion, sex, etc. There has never been, in the history of mankind, a government, nation, or people who has tried harder to offer equality to everyone than America! We are dealing with flawed, sinful human beings so it will never be perfect. But no one else has come as close to being color blind as America. Think about all the countries in the world today... everyone wants to come to America! Why? Because they have a chance to have a better life! Think about history. Has any civilization, empire or tribe ever tried harder to provide equality and acceptance to it's citizens than today's America? Native Americans fought each other because they were different tribes. Some made human sacrifices, by the thousands, of their enemies in order to appease their gods. Romans had slaves and crucified Christians by the thousands because they worshipped differently. Vikings and German barbarian tribes attacked and wiped out whole villages because they wanted what they had. Mongolian hordes nearly took over Europe because Europeans were different than the Mongolians and had what the Mongols wanted. Hitler hated Jews and other people groups and tried to commit genocide. Today, Muslims believe in taking over the world for Allah and establishing a one world religion of Islam. Their religion encourages them to kill any infidels who don't convert to Islam and when they kill the infidels they get a special blessing in the afterlife! Ever since man was created and fell to sin, they have fought each other. It's the human condition. And the America of today is about as good as it's ever going to be and certainly better than any other country, now or throughout history!
So let's see what Antifa has to offer:
They are "anti fascist" which would indicate that they are against a fascist dictator and fascist martial government. Great except America is not ruled by a dictator or a martial government. So what are they protesting?!?
They believe in using violence to force people to follow their philosophy and political ideology. This sounds like fascism to me.
Fascists believe in the government taking over the economy, regimenting all commerce and trade with strict enforcement by a martial government. Antifa wants to socialize our economy. They want governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. Sounds fascist to me.
Fascists want to to have control over the way people behave, think, and live to be enforced with strict discipline. Antifa wants everyone to behave, think and live according to their philosophy and political ideologies and are willing to use violence to force people to follow the party line. Sounds fascist to me.
Fascists are aggressive nationalists and racist. Antifa are racist in their hatred of the white race and their desire to punish the white race for perceived offenses. Sounds fascist to me.
So, Antifa protestors are protesting against non-existent fascism in America in a fascist way in order to force us all into a fascist uniformity just like Mussolini and his fascist government did back in 1917-1945! Antifa are fascists protesting fascism.
Diversity is healthy. Equality will never be 100% but, in the America of today, we are closer than we've ever been. Discussion is welcomed. Learning new ideas and broadening our horizons shows maturity. Agreeing to disagree is sometimes the wisest thing to do to keep the peace. But the fanaticism to force others to think and behave (and vote) in uniformity enforced with violence is wrong no matter which side you are on. White supremacists who believe in white power and the BM who believe in black power and the Antifa who believe in anarchy are ALL wrong! When you are ready to vandalize other people's property, businesses and public property... when you are ready to threaten, attack and assault people... when you are ready to threaten and assassinate an elected political official and their family... when you are ready to burn cars, smash windows, deface and destroy monuments, loot and steal... when you are ready to scream obscenities and disrupt daily business... when you are ready to murder policemen... then you should be ready to go to jail.
Antifa Violence Finally Covered on MSNBC
In order to keep the peace and protect the innocent, we have laws. You break the laws, then law enforcement should enforce the laws by arresting your butt. And the justice system should enforce the laws by throwing your sorry butt in jail! If a white supremacist burned a black man's house down then I would expect the police to arrest the culprit(s) and I would expect them to go to jail and pay the price. I expect no less for a BLM protestor or an Antifa thug who breaks the law. There are ways to make changes that don't include breaking the law! Every 4 years you have a chance to work within the system to make a change. Work for your political candidate of choice. Donate money to their campaign. Put out signs, make phone calls, go door-to-door. Peacefully protest. Make your opinions known. Don't force your opinion, but you are free to make them known. And VOTE! If your candidate of choice doesn't win, then work harder next time. Because in 4 years, you will have another chance. That's America! I have lived long enough to know that sometimes my candidate of choice wins and sometimes they don't. I have to live with Democrat presidents and congressmen just like you have to live with Republican presidents and congressmen.
I'm tired of entitled, spoiled brat, ignorant people who demand their own way. They obviously don't have enough to do, have a job, or have a life. They seemingly can afford to waste time, ganging up and going rogue! So many are nearly illiterate and yet they are making demands!?! They know nothing about economics, history, political science, world religions, science... yet they grab a club, a mask and make ridiculous demands:
Chanelle Helm, the so-called “cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville,” wrote an article titled “White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader.”
1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.
2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.
3. If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.
4. White people, if you can afford to downsize, give up the home you own to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
5. White people, if any of the people you intend to leave your property to are racists assholes, change the will, and will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
6. White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.
7. White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty — Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the fuck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.
8. Backing up No. 7, this should be easy but all those sheetless Klan, Nazi’s and Other lil’ dick-white men will all be returning to work. Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.
9. OK, backing up No. 8, if any white person at your work, or as you enter in spaces and you overhear a white person praising the actions from yesterday, first, get a pic. Get their name and more info. Hell, find out where they work — Get Them Fired. But certainly address them, and, if you need to, you got hands: use them.
10. Commit to two things: Fighting white supremacy where and how you can (this doesn’t mean taking up knitting, unless you’re making scarves for black and brown kids in need), and funding black and brown people and their work.
Antifa Member Embarrasses Himself on Every Topic
I think the members of the BLM and Antifa organizations are thugs and criminals in masks. They have embraced something to give them a reason, excuse and justification for their criminal behavior and the hate that fills their hearts. They are feeling powerful and it's intoxicating. They get in a mob mode and the cameras are rolling. It has nothing to do with any real beliefs or altruistic ideologies.
To tie this up. I'm a Christian, a white Christian woman. I'm persecuted because I'm a Christian, because I'm white and because I'm a woman. But my Lord teaches me that I should love God and my fellow man. As a sinful human being, I know how easy it is to look down on and despise anyone who is different than me. But as a Christian I try to overcome this base sin.
Whether based on race, religion, gender, economic background, nationality, etc. we are equally loved by God! He created us and we are each unique masterpieces. But we are also born with a sinful nature. We love sin. It's our nature. God created Adam and Eve to be a triune being as God is a triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one! Adam and Eve were created in God's image and we are a 3 part being: body, mind (soul) and spirit. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, their spirits died and from then on these humans, who were made to be in God's image and be a triune being, were handicapped because we only had our mind (soul) and body. The spirit was what communed with God and enjoyed a oneness with God. We were separated from God because we had sinned and our spirit had died. But Jesus came that each of us could be saved. Christians call it being "born again" because when we become believers, our spirit is born and we become a triune being, the way we were suppose to be. And our spirit can now enjoy being one with God in communion with Him!
For those who have not yet accepted, or who will never accept, Jesus as their Savior, they are lost. And we cannot expect a lost, unsaved person to act any better. They are handicapped with a dead spirit, they are not in fellowship with God, and we can expect no less from them. They are not going to behave in a Christ-like manner because they don't know Christ and their spirit is dead. They don't know any better. All they know is hatred, anger, selfishness, etc. It's their nature and it's all they know.
(Anyone can become a believer in Christ and can accept His forgiveness and love and be born again. It's as simple as reaching out to Him and asking Him to be the Lord of your life and asking His forgiveness for your sin. If you have truly believed and have been converted, in that instant!, you are born again! Your have a new spirit and have become a triune being. You can have fellowship with God. The Holy Spirit comes to live with your new baby spirit, to teach, train, guide, and support you as you mature in Christ by the renewing of your mind. There is no one that cannot be saved. Jesus took on all the sins of the world - even, and especially, your sins. God loves you and provided a way for you to be saved. He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. Please invite Him in today.)
For those of us who are Christians, we should know better than to hate others. I'm still human, but I must strive to be better. I get angry with what I see on from these ignorant BLM and Antifa protests. I get disgusted and I can think and say things that are not Christ-like. But the Holy Spirit reminds me this is wrong and I have to ask forgiveness for these feelings and try to do better. We all should. Keep our hearts free from hatred, give these overwhelming problems to the Lord and trust Him for the outcome and solutions. I also should be careful in what I say. These people, who make me so mad, are just as loved by God as I am. I should keep in mind that they are also master works of art by their Creator God and He loves them. They are in a mess and making some very bad choices, but God loves them anyway. I should respect them enough not to curse them, call them names, or wish them any harm. If for no other reason than that they are God's creation and He loves them.
I can make my opinions known in ways that are not threatening, retaliatory or ugly. I can protest in peaceful ways. I can participate in the political system and voting in order to bring change. I can pray and trust God. I can strive to be helpful and cooperative rather than antagonistic and demanding. I can make a stand when necessary but without anger and rancour. I can attempt to keep a balance in my heart and in my life and try to keep God as my first priority.
Finally, there are times when it's best to keep our mouths shut. We may want to argue, debate, get our point across, stand up for ourselves, shout and force our opinion. We can state our beliefs in a positive way. After that, it may be time to be quiet. First, we rarely convert anyone to our way of thinking. Second, it rehearses the problem over and over again instead of focusing on the solutions. Third, we tend to escalate and before you know it, it's a shouting match with no one the winner. Fifth, we may fall into gossip, slander, name calling, exaggeration, etc. Sometimes the old saying, "If you can't say anything good, then don't say anything at all", is wisdom.
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