We’ve seen the War On Truth. It permeates the entirety of the struggle. If you repeat the mantra enough, if the lie is just big enough, it won’t matter if it is untrue. If you tell it long enough it will carry the day. And as for those that see through your falsehoods: They can be isolated and destroyed later. So we turn to Antifa, one of the primary tools being used to rework our society. We will begin today to look at where it come from, how it operates and where it wants to take us.
PART IV – THE EMERGENCE OF ANTIFA
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools…. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind.” (Romans 1:21-22, 28) (ESV)
When I look out over the landscape of American political discourse I wonder sometimes how we have fallen so far. How can an organization like Antifa exist, let alone gather moral and financial support to reinforce their existence. How far a nation may fall when it abandons God. Claiming to be wise we have become fools. So I mourned as I watched replayed the scenes of documentary by Trevor Loudon on Antifa that showed for a few seconds a large crowd of demonstrators chanting: “NO TRUMP! NO WALL! NO USA AT ALL!” And I wondered: ‘Just what would they trade her for?’
The ironic thing is that we thing of groups like that or the violent, radical groups of the 1960s being from the outside; the product of Communist infiltration. And in a way that’s true. But since those radically heady days of the 60s it is also home grown. We’ve lost our way in politics. We have chosen not to protect either our borders, our sovereignty and most importantly our culture. So even this great American experiment in representative republican government established by out founders is in jeopardy. And Antifa intends to hasten our fall.
That group did not just materialize out of nowhere. It is surprisingly connected to the mainstream. Antifa was not birthed in a vacuum. Loudon calls it a “reincarnation of the Black Bloc.” It was the Bloc that gave us the Anti-Iraq-War radical riots that surfaced in San Francisco in 2003. It was the group behind Occupy Wall Street. The name Black Bloc derives from the clothing worn by the demonstrators. They are dressed all in black to hide individual identity as well as present an intimidating, unified presence. After Trump’s election last year the group resurfaced – this time as Antifa for anti-Fascist. The emergence this year as a violent opposition group to the president and his supporters was characterized by vicious assaults on perceived opponents. And there was something else that allowed them to flourish. Whenever a violent protest would break out – which was wherever they went – the police would curiously refuse to intervene, allowing the rioters to run wild. The Mainstream Media did their part by either excusing their behavior as justified – (after all they were opposing Fascists) – or even glorifying it. (After all they were opposing Fascists.) One spokesman for their group, Mark Bray, author of The Anti-Fascist Handbook, even twisted the narrative to state: “People recognize when pushed, self-defense is a legitimate response to White supremacist and neo-Nazi violence.”
Now we can trace the antecedents of this movement even farther back, all the way to the revolutionary movements of the early 20th century. Leon Trotsky, the number 2 man to Lenin behind the Russian Revolution began to organize groups of anti-fascist thugs even before the Bolsheviks / Communists took power from the Russian government. Next the group and its tactics was spread to nations targeted for takeover such as Italy and Germany. In Germany the Social Democrats and the Communists banded together to fight against Hitler’s Brown Shirts. As we know, in the end the Nazis won. But then something interesting happened. Many of the Leftist thugs switched sides and joined the Nazi team. After all, they had their thuggery in common. By one estimate, a little over half of the latter Brown Shirt ranks were filled by former Communists. They were referred to as ‘Beefsteak Nazis,’ brown on the outside and red on the inside.
But even with the defeat of Fascism and Nazism at the end of the Second World War, the Antifa movement did not go away. In the 1980s a group called The Anonymous rampaged through parts of Germany. By the early 90s the Anti-Nazi League was leading demonstrations in Germany, a product of the Communist and Anarchist parties. Street battles were waged against skin heads and Neo-Nazis. This same sort of violence spilled over into the UK. It started their in opposition to genuine Nazis but quickly morphed into violence against anyone who opposed the agenda of the radical Left. It came to America too.