I can’t say that I disagree:
“The neo-Nazi rally that happened in support of Confederate statues in the South should be seen as the threat and danger that it is. Far-Right and white nationalist groups across the US are putting differences aside and coming together. The rallies on Saturday were organized by a coalition of neo-Nazi groups from across the United States; the leadership of which lives largely outside of Virginia. If people are not ready to confront, out organize, and push back against this threat, then they will only grow in size; attacking anyone that gets in their way or who is seen as an enemy to “the white race” that should not be allowed to live within the borders of their sought after “ethno-state.” …
To stop the growth of a new fascist movement we have to physically oppose it. We have to out organize it, and we have to counter it with everything we have.
People didn’t laugh the KKK out of existence. They fought back, they armed themselves, and they stood their ground. The question is, what will we do?”
In order to stop antifas, we must physically oppose and out organize them:
“When we arrived, settled in and got to planning, it became clear that the bloc would be outnumbered by a factor of at least four or five to one. Fascists were expected to draw about 100 people from paramilitary Oath Keepers groups, Proud Boys, and whatever white nationalist filth answered the call. A Daily Stormer post confirmed their intention to have “a popular front to drive the communists out of the public space…for actual free political discourse to take place,” indicating attempts at aggression. Hopeful estimates of 30 and realistic estimates of 20 total were expected to show up in bloc against this incursion.
Self-crit is important if we want to do better, and if more people aren’t showing up to bloc when a 100-strong fascist group shows up to rally in public, then we need to ask ourselves as Left organizers on how we might be able to improve. Things like flyering beforehand could have improved our numbers. Also, developing realistic win conditions by planning to use appropriate tactics based on our numbers and capacity is vital if we want to keep the morale of our troops high going into a fight. …”
They were heavily outnumbered in Boston this weekend.
If you had told me six months ago that antifas would be getting shut down in Berkeley, CA and Boston, MA and we would be pushing into Washington, DC, I wouldn’t have believed you.