Despite the condemnation of violence by Democrats, the media is still pumping out Antifa propaganda.
If you thought that Antifa propaganda was ending when Nancy Pelosi admitted to their violence (allowing Paul Ryan to follow her lead after condemning the President), you were dead wrong. Katie Bo Williams has written a full defense of Antifa posing as a news story. The Hill published it under the headline, “Antifa activists say violence is necessary.”
“The justification [of the use of violence] is that Nazi ideology at its very core is founded on violence and on wielding power by any means,” said Mike Isaacson, who is one of the founders of Smash Racism D.C., an antifa organization in Washington.
Isaacson is unequivocal in his defense of violence as a legitimate tool to combat the creeping threat of what he deems authoritarianism.
“There is the question of whether these people should feel safe organizing as Nazis in public, and I don’t think they should,” said Isaacson.
“I don’t think anyone should think that someone who is intent on politically organizing for the sake of creating a state-sponsored genocide — I don’t think is something that we should protect.”
When has anyone called for state-sponsored genocide? They haven’t. It would have been easy for Williams to interview standard conservatives and even liberals who have been attacked by Antifa at rallies that don’t have anything to do with racism (let alone state-sponsored genocide).
On Sunday, antifa protesters hurled glass bottles and bricks at police officers monitoring a far-right march in Portland, Ore.
And the University of California, Berkeley, is bracing for the possibility of more violent clashes on Thursday, when conservative political commentator and former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak.
Williams breezes over these statements to encourage the reader to do so as well. But someone who is awake might wonder how a Jew like Ben Shapiro is a Nazi. And when has he ever promoted state-sponsored genocide?
Once you realize what ludicrous, self-serving lies are being used as an excuse for hatred and violence by Antifa and their media apologists, you might take a look at the previous paragraph and ask yourself what is being referred to as the “far right march” in Portland.
It was a Patriot Prayer rally. The organization was started by an American of mixed racial heritage who condemns racism and white supremacy.
Williams felt no journalistic obligation to compare Antifa’s self-serving excuse with their actual behavior.
And, of course, Antifa has an excuse for attacking police:
Activists, including Isaacson, claim that police departments and the military have been infiltrated by Nazis and “have them kind of on their side.”
Williams doesn’t say that this Nazi conspiracy theory is accurate. But she does find a liberal to criticize the police response to Antifa. She doesn’t bother to get any input from the other side—from many who have asked why police have allowed Antifa to assault people.
“The way law enforcement has reacted to the protests far exceeds the amount of danger involved, particularly when we talk about violence at far-right protests — because there is a long and deep history of murderous violence coming out of the far-right movements that continues up to today that far exceeds anything associated with antifa,” said Mike German, a former FBI agent who works on law enforcement issues at the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.
Then, if you had any doubt about her motives, she ends in a way to make an Antifa coward look cute:
Isaacson, for his part, has not engaged in the use of violent tactics himself, “if for no other reason than I’m rather slight of frame,” he said with a chuckle.
“I’m not so good in a fight.”
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