Know thine enemy, and never, EVER make the fatal mistake of underestimating him.
Starting with the attack on Trump’s inauguration, antiracist violence has become omnipresent in the Trump era. Though only a handful of its actions drew more than passing notice from the largely sympathetic press—those in Portland, Berkeley, and Charlottesville—a partial list of the cities where Antifa thugs have assaulted peaceful marchers and otherwise inflicted mayhem include: Kansas City, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Washington, Berkeley, Laguna Beach, Sacramento, Tucson, Portland, Milwaukee, Richmond, Atlanta, Asheville, Lexington, Phoenix, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver (Washington), Tacoma and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Many “actions” were on college campuses, and are excluded from this count.
Antifa remains hard to define by traditional terminology. It is not a gang, a political party, or even a national collective. Rather than a readily identifiable organization with a distinct purpose, vision, and leadership, it is a loose confederation of far-left, semi-autonomous cells and individuals in an open-source movement. In a Fifth Generation Warfare environment, these entities unite for specific actions and disband, often connecting only over social media. This phenomenon not only spans the United States, but extends to like-minded groups abroad. Antifa originated in Europe, and its members are united by vaguely articulated but passionately held core beliefs: a commitment to “social justice” in its fluid varieties and an equally intense hatred of capitalism and its practitioners. Its activity ebbs and flows, but its goals remain the same.
Antifa preaches international revolution. Like their comrades elsewhere, the Americans in its ranks have no regard for national sovereignty. Their loyalty is to the religions of anti-capitalism, “social justice,” and, now, fiercely “woke” identity victimology. Crimethinc, one of Antifa’s most popular websites, promotes violence worldwide and has posted videos celebrating the burning of Chilean churches.
I’ve reported both online and on the One America News Network (OANN) about the connections between Antifa and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK-YPG), designated a terrorist group by the U.S. government in the 1970s, and responsible for hundreds of bombings, and between 30,000 and 40,000 deaths. PKK has drawn as many as five hundred Antifa fighters to Syria from Western nations, including America. One was arrested after coming home and participating in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), and later, planning to attack the Florida capital on inauguration day 2021.
For years I infiltrated Antifa meetings. Through this, I came to understand Antifa’s structure, organization, and strategic intent. Like the Taliban, Antifa operates through localized cells, and both employ an organizing principle intelligence professionals refer to as TTP (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures), which allows for procedures in one place to be followed in another with a minimum of direct coordination. These groups are comprised of innumerable individual groups and operate under a variety of names. Most similarly, despite being small, Antifa’s reach is vast, extending to cities and towns across the country.
Perhaps most chilling is its adherents’ absolute confidence in the righteousness of their cause and their certainty about its eventual triumph. Like the Taliban—and those behind The Terror in Revolutionary France or the Bolsheviks in Russia—it is a belief system that allows not the slightest reflection or hesitation. The most extreme measures and heinous acts are acceptable when done on its behalf.
In fact, they are so secure in their beliefs (and so confident of not being fully exposed in today’s media and civic environment) that they rarely bother to hide them. A year before the summer 2020 riots, a New York Antifa member identifying herself as Maura blithely explained to a CNN reporter why she and her comrades felt no hesitation wreaking havoc on private property—and against those with whom they disagree. “Violence against windows,” she scoffed, “there’s no such thing as violence against windows. Windows don’t have—they’re not persons. And even when they are persons, the people we fight back against, they are evil. They are the living embodiment, they are the second coming of Hitler.”
Antifa’s leading academic apologist Mark Bray, an assistant philosophy professor and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (2017), the widely-cited true-believing authority on Antifa’s beliefs and tactics, once noted that Antifa adherents “have no allegiance to liberal democracy… They’re anarchists and communists who are way outside the traditional conservative-liberal spectrum.”
That view is evident in Antifa’s online TTP guide, Black Bloc Tactics Communique, which mocks pacifism and sets out Antifa’s immediate goals:
- Increased organization of street fighting force.
- Regular physical training in between actions.
- Facilitation of pre-emptive strikes.
- Preparation for eventuality of intensified state oppression and the shifting of the movement of social protest into that of direct social revolution.
In short, what we’ve seen to date is only a prelude.
As JJ Sefton puts it:
Friday and the Memorial Day weekend is here. The solemnity of that day is no doubt amplified by the fact that those whose blessed memory we cherish gave their lives for a country that no longer exists. Worse, they died to defeat the very same tyranny that their progeny have embraced. The unkindest cut of all is the Orwellian blood-libeling of our heroes and leaders as evil and the transmogrification of the actual victims as perpetrators. It’s the moral equivalent of defecating on every grave in every national cemetery and overseas battlefield memorial. Honestly, I have no more tears; I have only anger. The magnitude of my loathing for what has been done is beyond my capacity to put into words. If there is a G-d in Heaven, one day all of this will be avenged, and this stain will be expunged from the face of the earth.
Meanwhile, one of the many heads of the hydra are the disaffected, brainwashed youth, dressed in black, hurling Molotov cocktails, bricks, cement hate-shakes and their fists at windows, cars and people. While the Democrat-Propaganda Complex certainly benefited from their mostly peaceful pogroms and riots over the past year and even well before that, and celebrate their “anti-fascist” and “anti-racist” spirit of protest, they may be rather surprised to learn they are hated almost to the same degree as their opponents across the aisle in Congress. What Antifa is all about goes way beyond a little rioting and window-breaking. This shit is Killing Fields-level serious. You can mock the freaks with myriad piercings and day-glo colored hair. But the ones who are pushing their buttons – whoever they are – “ain’t no ways thar’d.”
The purple-haired freaks are no more than cannon fodder, useful idiots for the extremely dangerous radicals who manipulate and use them as cover. Don’t let yourself be distracted by this subterfuge, and above all else do NOT dismiss these people with a casual wave of the hand. These are not simply confused or misguided but still basically decent kids who will eventually “grow out of it” here, easily manageable using moderate, compassionate measures. They are not, will not, cannot. The threat they represent is all too real, and must—MUST—be taken seriously.
We’re up against a committed, vicious, and capable quasi-military organization, a force that can neither be ignored nor appeased. This is an enemy that must be met with a merciless resolve, an iron-hard brutality, that exceeds his own if Western civilization as we’ve known it hopes to prevail. And prevail it must; there is no alternative, and no way out. This will be no easy task, no bloodless walkover—not with the very institutions we once could trust and rely on to maintain civil order now effectively in league with the militants, it won’t. Back over to Sefton for the grim denouement:
Antifa and BLM could be crushed inside of a few weeks. The problem is we have no government. We have no real law enforcement or criminal justice anymore. We are political dissidents and internal exiles in what is in essence a foreign country whose culture and society are anathema to our own, and in fact, are in league (albeit for the time being) with the aforementioned terrorists. If that is not 100% the case yet, it soon will be. It’s banana republic time and the only way that Antifa and BLM are going to be neutralized is by private citizens. You read between the lines on that one.
Gird your loins. The storm is nigh upon us, and there’s trouble up the road.