Antifa – Short for (militant) anti-fascists.
Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views.
Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism; leading to many people on the right to refer to them as ‘traitors’. I’d rather just call them morons.
Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes. – The Urban Dictionary
Foxnews.com reports that
Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous.
Federal agencies warned of the growing likelihood of lethal violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacists.
Some even classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence.”
In previously unreported documents dating back to April 2016 and viewed by Fox News, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security wrote that “anarchist extremists” and Antifa groups were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies. They blamed these groups for attacks on police, government and political institutions, racists, fascists and “symbols of capitalism.”
The agencies warned the rise of fascist, nationalist, racist or anti-immigrant groups in U.S. political discourse could lead to violent backlash from these “anarchist extremists.”
The FBI and DHS had no comment on the assessments, saying they were not intended to be made public.
POLITCO was the first to report on the documents Friday.
Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer who monitors domestic militants at the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, cautioned calling all members of the Antifa movement “domestic terrorists,” and said not all tolerate the use of violence while protesting.
“People in this movement allow for confronting, jostling, committing low-level types of offenses, but there has been for some time a core that have tipped the movement to confrontational violence,” he told Fox News on Friday. “The hardest edge in the Antifa spectrum comes under that category…not all Antifa are busting heads”
He added the same could be said for members of the alt-right, some of whom tolerate and justify the use of violence.
In recent decades, authorities have focused almost exclusively on right-wing groups as the most likely instigators of domestic terrorist violence, especially after Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, killing 168 people.
But groups such as Antifa, which is short for anti-fascist, have been growing in numbers and becoming more tolerant about using violence.
The violent clashes in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 that left one woman dead was only one recent event that drew dozens — and in some cases hundreds — of people on both sides, many of whom were armed and looking for a fight.
Some DHS and FBI intelligence reports began flagging protesters before the election, POLITICO reported.
“The socio-political landscape has changed,” Levin said. “The same way white nationalists used Obama as a figure to rally about…now Antifa and anarchists see in Trump a broad-base [enemy] that has united them.”
He added: “There is a sense that we are getting divided.”
Some law enforcement officials told POLITICO Trump’s election in November also gave Antifa activists a new target, separate from white nationalist groups: Trump supporters.
“It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them,” a senior law enforcement official tracking domestic extremists told POLITICO. “These Antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the s— out of people…They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”
Specifically, the target became those from white supremacist and nationalist groups who came out in droves hailing Trump’s win and calling for further crackdowns on illegal immigrants and other groups. Those forces — along with more traditional and less controversial demonstrators — have also turned out to protest the removal of Confederate statues, which is what spurred the rally in Virginia.
Law enforcement officials said Trump’s rhetoric and policies further fueled motivations on both sides.
“Every time they have one of these protests where both sides are bringing guns, there are sphincters tightening in my world. Emotions get high, and fingers get twitchy on the trigger,” one official told POLITICO.
Levin called it “an escalating arms race” that spill onto social media and then back onto the streets with more people.
POLITICO reported recent FBI and DHS reports confirm they are actively monitoring “conduct deemed potentially suspicious and indicative of terrorist activity” by Antifa groups.
But one report acknowledged several significant “intelligence gaps,” including an inability to penetrate the groups’ “diffuse and decentralized organizational structure.” They said this makes it harder for law enforcement to identify violent groups and individuals.
“There’s a lot more we don’t know about these groups than what we do know about them,” one New Jersey law enforcement official told POLITICO.
Levin said it’s hard to forecast what will happen in the future, calling it a “fluid situation,” but to expect clashes to continue — and grow larger and more frequent.
“[Antifa’s] list of what is fascist has grown far beyond the loathsome, Swastika-carrying white nationalists, to controversial conservatives, speakers, the police, journalists and random people who get in their way,” he said.
Well, gosh. Why would a sitting President of the United States of America not act upon the threat of violence from a Radical Leftist Group?
Well, Here are a couple of quotes from the Former President and First Wookie…err…Lady that provide some clues.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008
When Obama would use phrases such as “fundamentally transforming” and “radically change” during his campaign for the Presidency and later when he took office, Americans wondered what he meant by them.
We soon found out.
If the Main Stream Media would have properly vetted Obama, as they had Presidential Candidates before him, they would have found that his past was littered with associations with “fellow travelers”, like American Communist/Pedophile Frank Marshall Davis and…this guy…
In 1995, Cop Killer and Former Weather Underground Member “Bomber” Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dorn hosted a fund-raiser for Obama prior to Obama’s run for Alice Palmer’s seat in the state Senate and Ayers donated $200 to Obama’s upcoming state Senate campaign.
On Thursday, April 27th of this year, the following information was posted in an article found on gatewaypundit.com…
Violent domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is officially linked to Antifa through his group “Refuse Fascism”.
Ayers is infamous for the Weather Underground, a domestic terror organization he co-founded with other degenerates, and for bombing the Pentagon.
“Refuse Fascism“, a fascist organization that wishes to inhibit and deny the speech of conservatives, is partly funded by George Soros. It has organizers like Bill Ayers and is targeting youth across the country with the intention of indoctrinating and brainwashing individuals who nascent politically. We know Ayers was associated with Barrack Obama and is a big supporter of various socialists and communists as well as violent terrorists.
Today, it has come out that Ayers is partnering with Antifa in the spread of militant violence against pro-America demonstrators. Leftists have historically turned Ayers into a folklore figure who they cherish and respect despite his violent past.
That article in turn referenced another article found on breitbart.com on February 3rd of this year, which related the following information…
One of the far-left “anti-fascist” groups behind last week’s riot in Berkeley, Refuse Fascism, received $50,000 from a group backed by socialist billionaire George Soros, according to the Daily Caller.
The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech.
“While it is unclear whether those who carried out the violence were paid to do so, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice — and Refuse Fascism — are listed online,” reported the Daily Caller. “According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016. One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.”
And, of course, the Puppet Master himself, George Soros, helped to fund Obama as well.
Obama chose not to pursue any investigations of the Antifa and other Far Left Groups who might possibly turn violent in the future, because his own political ideology, while not overtly violent, was similar enough that he completely understood and empathized with his “Fellow Travelers.”.
And now, here we are.
America’s New Bolsheviks are attempting to accomplish what Lenin’s Bolsheviks achieved: an overthrow of a sitting government.
It is apparent that Ex-President Obama and his Mentors and Benefactors George Soros and “Bomber” Bill Ayers are a part of a movement whose purpose is to make average Americans submit to their political ideology of “forced Socialism through Fascism” by sabotaging the Presidency of Donald J. Trump and eliminate the Constitutional Right to Free Speech for Conservative Americans “by any means necessary”.
The backlash from average Americans against this bunch of wannabe anarchists and totalitarians is growing to the point where it is being reported to be beginning to embarrass Mainstream Democrats.
That’s good, because President Trump is going to have to deal with this situation head on and, if the Democrats ever want to have any sort of semblance of power in D.C. ever again, they had better publicly denounce Antifa and sever any ties with them.
if action is not taken soon against these Domestic Terrorists, as the late Fred Thompson, in his great role as Admiral Josh Painter, in “The Hunt for Red October” said,
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.
Until He Comes,