What exactly is Fascism? Why does the group called “Antifa” (anti-fascists) believe (wrongly) that they are fighting against fascism?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines fascism:
“a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition”
First they accuse President Trump of exalting America above individual citizens.
“Make America Great Again”. Somehow that means “white supremacy” and KKK?
Second, they accuse Trump of exalting race (supposedly whites) above other citizens of color. They think building a wall along our southern border proves this.
Third, they compare Trump to being like Hitler, Mussolini, etc., because they believe he wants to be sole authority in American government.
Fourth, they hate it that he is rich, and don’t believe a rich man should be President. They want to “distribute the wealth.” They learned this from the Left’s best propaganda.
Fifth, they completely condone the fact that Antifa is using violence to force suppression of opposition from all other areas including academics, religion, law, and society. This is a direct path to what they say they don’t want.
Fascism is the stepping stone for Socialism, and Socialism is a couple of murders away from Communism.
The liberal left media goes a long way in re-enforcing these beliefs by giving prime time coverage to the protesters and instead of calling out the leaders of these groups to justify their violence and hate, they call out the president and other politicians and accuse them of being the cause of the violent protests.
The leftwing media constantly edits their coverage of events as much as they possibly can and get by with it. The NPR coverage of protesters pulling down a Confederate statue in Durham, NC, said the protesters were chanting ‘No KKK, no Fascist USA.” Neither did they or any other main stream news agency actually report that the KKK and the neo_Nazis were not there swinging ball bats and 2X4s.
In fact the protesters were chanting “No cops, no KKK, no Fascist USA.”
The New Jersey office of Homeland Security declared Antifa as a “domestic terrorist group”, while the Federal Department of Homeland Security issued a memo in March that called some acts of Antifa were “domestic terrorists acts.”
Dr. Michael Brown wrote: “Both the Washington Post and the Nation carried pieces this week calling for physical violence against the alt-right, with the Post headline calling for “direct action” and the Nation headline reading, “Not Rights but Justice: It’s Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again.”
With this logic, even if the “Unite the Right” marchers in Charlottesville had not engaged in any violence, their ideologies are so evil that they should be violently attacked. Is this the America you want to live in?
And let’s not forget that, for years now, those of us who lovingly oppose LGBT activism have been branded Nazis, KKK, and worse. Perhaps we should be subject to violence too? Perhaps the gay activists who held up signs in 2008 calling for Christians to be thrown to the lions will get their wish?
Without a doubt, the media should report on something like the “Unite the Right” march that drew 500 militants to Charlottesville. And with one voice, every American should denounce it. Let those 500 be shamed and isolated, and let their ideology be exposed.
But the media should give equal attention to radical leftists who engage in violent words and acts in other settings. That includes Antifa activists vandalizing a campus, student protesters assaulting a professor, and Black Lives Matter marchers chanting (about cops), “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.”
If the leftwing media wants to regain even a shred of credibility, it will have to step up its game. Lives are at stake.”