Unless you’re a troglodyte, you have undoubtedly heard of Antifa. But who are they, where did they come from, and more importantly, what do their motives and tactics mean for the lives of regular Americans?
The history of Antifa begins in 1932 when the German Communist Party Otherwise known as the KPD first called itself “Antifaschistische Aktion”. The name has been shortened to Antifa. While the pre-Nazi Germany group’s stated intent (reflected in their nomenclature) is to violently fight fascism, what’s often overlooked is that the group is communistic.
Communism, for the uninitiated, is a social structure where common ownership of means and production of goods and services exists free of social class structures. Incidentally the definition of Socialism is nearly identical
While there are many forms of communism, the universal constant is that capitalism is the evil that besets mankind, and must be abolished by bringing about social revolution to create a state of shared ownership through class warfare. Ironically, history has proven the opposite is true of capitalism, and Communism is in fact the proponent of evil.
Sociologists of the early 2000’s largely acknowledged that while Marxism looks good on paper, it has an abysmal track record for functioning in the real world without sacrificing liberty. It simply doesn’t take into account man’s natural inclination to control each other.
In fact, the ability for Marxist inspired social structures to violate basic human rights is notorious. While images of Soviet Russia spring to mind, less commonly today are images of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. The reason for this is that most rhetoric surrounding the Nazi party of the 1930’s seeks to firmly plant the movement on the political right side of the spectrum by exclusively calling Hitler’s party a fascist regime.
Curiously it is often omitted that the Nazi’s were essentially not unlike communists. The dissimilarities formed the basis of the socialist platform.
The discrepancy in characterizing Hitler’s Nazi party as exclusively fascist is that the term Nazi is short for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. This places the Nazi party squarely within the political left side of the spectrum.
Yet, a few of the hallmarks of Fascism clearly fit the text-book definition of Hitler’s personal style. To make sense of this disparity, one must understand that fascism is not actually a right wing philosophic structure either.
LEFT OF FASCISM
Fascism is the philosophic brain child of Italian born Giovanni Gentile who’s ideas were greatly influenced by Hegel, Fichte, and Marx’ communism. Gentile worked for Mussolini as his Minister of Public Education within the Italian government. Gentile says “Revolutionaries must be ready to disregard conventional rules and they must be willing to use violence.”
Gentile appears to be the unacknowledged ancestor of the street activism of Antifa and other leftist groups. “One of the major virtues of fascism,” he writes, “is that it obliged those who watched from the windows to come down into the street.” Gentile agreed in large part with Karl Marx saying, “To submit to society is to submit to the state.”
Eventually Gentile’s Marxist inspired philosophy spread into Germany where it was adopted by the Socialist Nazi party with a few changes. It was at this point Antifa was created. As a group of Communists, they adopted an anti Socialism/Fascism position. The pro-Communist ideology clashed violently with the pro-Socialist philosophy even though they agreed on most things. It became a battle between two competing doctrines of leftist liberal ideology.
Today, Communistic Antifa wears new clothes while utilizing the same violent tactics from it’s bloody past. Perhaps the most striking feature of this resurgent form of the violent militant group is the allegedly educated entitlement mentality.
The group appears comprised of individuals diluted into a truly baseless belief that they’re fighting persecution on the presupposition of having the moral high ground. The sad truth is that they’re sheltered children unhinged and detached from the harsh realities of the human condition. Almost like Hans Christian Anderson’s famed story, “The Emperor’s new clothes.”
They take to the streets convinced anyone who can’t see their cause as just, is either unfit for their position, or hopelessly stupid. In the end they parade around in the streets making fools of themselves wearing hastily cobbled together fictitious ninja outfits while demonstrating little to no trained fighting ability while they pick fights with people they vehemently disagree with.
So, what does this mean for the rest of us? Well, it means that Obama kept his campaign pledge and brought fundamental change to the United States. You may recall the slogan unveiled by Obama at the DNC in 2012 “We belong to the government.”
It was certainly curious considering the Declaration of Independence states, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” While Americans give their consent to be governed we do not belong to our government — unless we are changing into a socialist state.
If we don’t stand up and push back against dangerous radical ideology we could very well lose what makes this country the land of the free. The liberal doctrines of socialist communism have been around for generations. Now, it has infiltrated our schools as we slept secure in our beds supposing we had decimated it.
If you don’t teach your children about why these social structures are the real wolves in sheep’s clothing, Antifa may be pretty tame for what comes next.