This is a great article which needs to be shared:
“The vandalized statue of Christopher Columbus? Antifa. The statue torn down in Charlotte, N.C.? Antifa. The violence in Charlottesville? Antifa. The violence in Seattle? Antifa. Not excusing the vile nature of the white supremacist protest, but it was a licensed march that remained comparatively nonviolent, albeit troubling, until, as one eyewitness described it, “It started raining balloons filled with urine, feces, paint, burning chemicals & boards with nails driven into them.” …
Increasingly, the violence we are seeing on the streets is not the result of the alt-right movement, but of the Antifa movement imposing their views on our society: tearing down statues, burning the American flag, shutting down town hall meetings, destroying private property and looting. All of it tactical toward achieving the goals of destroying the American culture, society and economy. Never mind that the tactics are themselves the tactics of the fascist.
Yet, the likes of CNN and the New York Times and Washington Post spend much of their time touting the alt-right threat. Why? A couple of reasons. First, most mainstream media types are philosophically inclined toward anti-establishment organizations from the start; they see little wrong with crypto-fascist violence if the stated goals are in line with their own values systems. …”
Is this not obvious?
Who was it that rioted in Chicago and California and attacked Trump supporters throughout the 2016 presidential campaign? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who was it that rioted in Washington, DC during Trump’s inauguration and attempted to violently shutdown the Deploraball? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who was it that rioted in Berkeley over a MILO speech? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who was it that attempted to “no platform” Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, MILO, Charles Murray, Jordan Peterson and countless other speakers on college campuses? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Why did the Alt-Right start participating in the free speech rallies? It was to push back against Antifa in Berkeley and elsewhere who were using violence to disrupt events.
Who was it that started the melee in Charlottesville and boasted about engaging in “strategic violence” to shutdown the #UniteTheRight rally? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who was it that attacked police officers in Boston with feces and urine in a violent, feral mob 2,000 strong? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who engaged in violence at the Laguna Beach free speech rally? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who rioted in the streets when President Trump spoke in Phoenix? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who threatened to use violence to shutdown the free speech rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley this weekend? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who has nothing better to do than to vandalize monuments all over the United States under the cover of darkness? It is Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who threatened to use violence to successfully shutdown a Republican parade in Portland? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who rioted on May Day all over the United States? It was Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who routinely attacks journalists in Charlottesville, Richmond, all over the United States and in Canada and Western Europe? It is Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
Who has a reputation for attacking Starbuck’s, McDonald’s, Bank of America and other businesses in order to express their political views? It is Antifa, not the Alt-Right.
There aren’t “two sides” here. There is one side which is using the courts to legally assert its constitutional rights to free speech and free assembly in public spaces. There is another side whose entire philosophy is based on violence and “no platforming” its political opposition. Insofar as there is violence at any of these events, it happens when police are unable to restrain Antifa.
The common thread in all of these incidents is Antifa, not the Alt-Right. This should be clear as day because Antifa violence fixates on numerous rightwing targets. The only reason it isn’t as obvious to everyone as it is to us is because the media rationalizes and covers up Antifa violence.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.