For decades, these antifas have been using these violent tactics to silence and intimidate White Nationalists. There is nothing new about black bloc violence. These antifas were active in discrediting the Occupy movement. The only difference is that now in their fevered imaginations the “Nazis” and “fascists” and “white supremacists” are … well, everyone who isn’t a leftist:
“Which raises the possibility that Yiannopoulos and Brietbart were in cahoots with the agitators, in order to lay the groundwork for a Trump crackdown on universities and their federal funding.
Thursday night on CNN, I said “I wouldn’t bet against” that possibility. Almost immediately an indignant article appeared in Breitbart News, misleadingly headlined “Robert Reich Lies, Claims Breitbart News Organized Berkeley Riots.”
Hmmm. Connect these dots:
(1) Yinnopoulos writes for Breitbart News, which Steve Bannon – Trump’s strategy director – ran before joining Trump.
(2) Before Yiannopoulos speaks at Berkeley, Breitbart publishes an article saying that Yiannopoulos will call for the withdrawal of federal grants and the prosecution of university officials who endanger their students with their policies.
(3) Berkeley opens its doors to Yiannopoulos, but campus police have to cancel the event because of masked agitators.
(4) Hours later, Trump issues a misleading tweet, accusing the university of not allowing free speech and promoting violence against innocent people with different views and threatening to withhold federal funds.
(5) The next night, Yiannopoulos on Fox News says the incident proves that universities like Berkeley don’t deserve federal grants by cracking down on free speech.
(6) That same night, on CNN, I raise the possibility that Yiannopoulos and Breitbart could have been collaborating with the agitators – saying “I wouldn’t bet against it.” This generates a belligerent column in Breitbart with a misleading headline calling me a liar for claiming that Breitbart News organized the riots.
I don’t want to add to the conspiratorial musings of so many about this very conspiratorial administration, but it strikes me there may be something worrying going on here.
I wouldn’t bet against it.”
Once again, there is nothing new about this.
In 2006, the Council of Conservative Citizens was holding a private picnic at a park in St. Louis. A mob of black-clad antifas showed up and attacked everyone at the meeting. They even attacked and choked my wife who was 15-years-old at the time.
“They surged into the parking lot and up to the pavilion hurling insults of “Fuck you!” “Nazis!” “Class traitors!” and “Delete yourself!” The sounds of Sepultura and a chorus of airhorns, whistles, and bullhorns filled the air and the mob plowed over one of their picnic table’s and uprooted an American flag. Several CCC men, including president Gordon Lee Baum, attorney-at-law, moved into the mob and started a brawl that the anarchists soon finished. In the end, at least two Nazis were severely beaten and bloodied, another given a killer tittie-twister (purple-nurple), and one stripped of his cane he was wielding as a weapon.
When police finally showed up, the mob had disappeared and the Nazi picnickers were left to moan to the police about the ambush. Police arrested a bystander (accusing him of supporting the anarchists) and a Nazi picnicker. …
The anarchists have sent a clear message to the CCC: “St. Louis is not a hospitable place for you to meet. Delete your headquarters. Delete yourselves. We have a class war to fight.” …”
That’s just one example.
Ideologically, the antifas have always been domestic terrorists who have embraced a strategy of political violence in order to silence their opposition. They are quite clear about this on their own websites. It is spelled out in detail that antifas are a criminal conspiracy. Their beliefs can only lead them into violent confrontations with Trump supporters in what they routinely call a “fascist USA.”
The antifas illegally wear masks, gather in large groups, and engage in political violence to intimidate their enemies in Blue States. This is supposedly the reason why the Klan was so awful. President Trump should follow the example of President Ulysses S. Grant and Congress should pass federal anti-antifa legislation along the same lines as the Force Act of 1870 and Force Act of 1871. President Trump must have the power to deploy the military to California to put down the antifas.
Just as Klan violence couldn’t be tolerated in the 1870s, President Trump can no longer turn a blind eye to the leftwing insurrection that is denying his supporters in California their civil rights.
Note: It is worth noting that President Kennedy also deployed the National Guard to Ole Miss and the University of Alabama. We might have to do the same thing again in California. Instead of desegregation, President Trump would be overthrowing West Coast political correctness.
This is what happens when you attempt to have a civil conversation about free speech with a deranged leftist…
— Andy Hortin (@AndyHortin) February 5, 2017