Newsweek‘s Michael Edison Hayden, a Queens, New York writer and Leftist activist, would have his readers believe that dwarfish Filipino woman Yvette Felarca is the Alt-Right’s greatest enemy. The middle school teacher and Antifa militant is open about her disdain for free speech and eagerness to use violence against those on the Right with whom she disagrees. Antifa is short for Anti-fascist Action, an anarcho-communist terrorist group that attacks conservatives and tries to shut down Right-wing events. Hayden lauds the stubby activist:
Anti-fascist leader Yvette Felarca doesn’t seem particularly imposing: She’s just 5 feet tall, for one thing. In TV appearances, like one in which she tangled with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, she’s polite and keeps a schoolteacher’s control of her emotions.
But the 47-year-old Filipino immigrant and middle school teacher is loathed by some figures on the right to the point of obsession. She has helped galvanize a series of counterprotests in her hometown of Berkeley, California, against conservative figures like Milo Yiannopoulos, as she did on Sunday, where his doomed “Free Speech Week” event lasted under a half an hour.
…Felarca has developed a reputation for aggressively confronting men during protests who are sometimes over a foot taller than she is. Frequently, she organizes a whole crew of BAMN members and other activists to completely circle conservative and white nationalist political targets at these events and then shout them down—sometimes with women of color going chin to chin with big white men in “Make America great again” hats.
The activists chant slogans like “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” This tactic, which by her recollection she has been employing for over two decades now with BAMN, tends to create a cacophony of competing voices where no one can be heard with any reasonable degree of clarity.
With the backing of the entire system in California the Lilliputian liberal chants anti-White slogans at peaceful Republicans and Trump supporters. #SoBrave.
Felarca is paying the price for her brand of activism, beyond the threats she says she’s received. In July, she was charged by police with assault and inciting a riot for her actions in a 2016 face-off between white nationalist groups and counterprotesters that took place in Sacramento.
She is a criminal immigrant. Ripe for deportation.
Felarca is consistent in her attacks on Yiannopoulos and similar figures. Her belief is that such people shouldn’t be given a platform to speak—period.
And she hates free speech. Anyone who disagrees with her has no rights.
We are literally shaking in our jackboots at the thought of this pint-sized communist chanting at us. Just terrified, I tell you!