It should be obvious by now. The Left have decided that they will resist everything right-wing, Conservative, Trump or Republican… everywhere, at every turn. No matter what. And they’ll do it violently if they need to.
If the “Tea Party” were to hold a rally, then masked “Antifa” fascist goons would show up, try to break some Tea Partier heads, and say that the Tea Party started the violence. Just as they did in Charlottesville.
It’s entirely likely that the Charlottesville demonstration would have happened entirely without violence had “Antifa” not arrived on the scene, but there’d be no story in that. No story that the media could distort into something anti-Trump. However, Antifa did arrive on the scene, and they almost certainly started the violence because they absolutely wanted the scene that you and I just watched unfold.
Look, the Charlottesville protest organizers are odious people. That doesn’t change the simple fact that “Antifa” are odious people too. Odious people with an already established history of violent suppression of free speech on college campuses around the country.
Remember: in these pages, we’ve often made the point that “the new fascists will come waving the banner of anti-fascism.” That’s Antifa. Antifa are pretend anti-fascists. They’re the ones who rob the bank and frame the other guy. They’re the ones who want to divert your attention from their own fascistic thuggery by pointing at other people and screaming, “Fascists!!!” In this case, they pointed at others of their same ilk. Which neither changes nor excuses their own fascism.
If the media don’t treat Antifa with the same derision that they heap on the Charlottesville demonstrators, then, I’m sorry… Trump was right: They are the enemy. Collaborators with Antifa are doing the business of the enemies of all that is good, decent and worthwhile in America.
Now, before you get all exercised about my use of the loaded word “enemy,” do you remember what we called the “Fifth Column” after World War II? These were the Nazi sympathizers — many of them in the media — who operated within America to try to soften opposition to Hitler’s Germany. We called them “enemies” and “enemy sympathizers,” because they actively operated with actual, declared enemies of the United States, to try to sabotage our efforts to defeat the enemy.
Those who actively operate with sworn enemies of the United States are, indeed, enemies. We shouldn’t shy away from the term.
One more quick thing about Trump and his supposedly tepid statement on Saturday. Guess what: Trump was the very first one to get it exactly right. He was the first one to decry both groups: the morons of the Leftist Antifa, and the morons of the Leftist Charlottesville protesters. With that said, it was probably because Trump simply isn’t all that ideological, and so figured that any violence was bad. In this case, he got it right.
The Left have declared that they will not tolerate one inch of rollback of any of the thick, gummy, fetid left-wing sludge that the disastrous Obama Administration heaped on America, and that they will run their opposition using (1) lawsuits, and their thousands of corrupt accomplices in the judiciary, (2) their media stooges, (3) their brainless Hollywood, pop culture and academic puppets, and… (4) violence.
No Trump Administration initiative will go un-impeded by lawsuit; no Tea Party or other right-wing rally will lack a counter rally… a violent counter rally. No Conservative, or vaguely right-wing speaker will be allowed to speak on a college campus, or at any other public forum. All Conservatives, Republicans, Trump Administration officials will be accused of being White Supremacist racists. The buzz-sneer of the day being, “White Supremacist!” And so on.
This is all just beginning, just getting underway, though the planning for it has been in place for a very long time. Long before the surprise results of the 2016 election. The Left are all about power. They study its acquisition and retention, and they mean to do both. By any means necessary. They have their storm troops in place: in academia, Hollywood, pop culture, the media; and those storm troops have been mobilized and activated.
It’s all just beginning.
Go here for the best piece I’ve seen so far on Charlottesville.