Here’s a cartoon by a man who produces cartoons at ComicallyIncorrect.com. His name is A.F. Branco, and I’m pretty sure that if you go there, you’ll see why I just became a fan. If you have any appreciation whatsoever for basic human rights and freedoms, then you might become a fan of Branco’s as well.
Here’s the rest of the cartoon that we used for our header:
Remember that pithy phrase that we either heard somewhere, or coined(1), here at our small, but increasingly influential blog? It goes like this:
The new fascists will come waving the banner of anti-fascism.
Mr. Branco recognizes it too. Oh, yes… “Antifa” means: “Anti-Facism.”
I guess we — and Mr. Branco — called it.
(1) This phrase really intrigues me. When I first used it, or a variation of it, It was several years ago, and I thought I was quoting the great Winston Churchill. I was apparently wrong. I couldn’t find the quote at all in any compendium of Churchill quotes. So, I looked elsewhere, and couldn’t find it either.
I found vaguely similar quotes. Here for example. I hate to link to snopes.com, because they’re a bunch of brainless leftists who couldn’t fact-check their way out of an igloo in Ecuador. The best that snopes.com could do was quote the current governor of Texas, the fine Greg Abott. He said, the “fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists.”
Perhaps even pithier than my formulation, though mine is more colorful and evocative. 🙂 However, Gov. Abbott thought also that he was quoting Winston Churchill! So he heard it somewhere too! As, I thought, did I.
Apparently, though, our formulation is the original. As pithy as it is — and we’re always interested in pithy phrases! — one would think that someone somewhere would have expressed it as I did!