TR News describes Antifa as the “useful violent radical left-wing militants of the Labour Party” in Britain. TR News describes Antifa in the USA as “the useful violent radical left-wing militants of the Democrats”. TR News claims it has issues with Antifa “as they seek to confront, disrupt and attack anyone who’s slightly to the right of Karl Marx.”
Some define Antifa as:
a political protest movement comprising autonomous groups affiliated by their militant opposition to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.
Antifa stands for ‘Anti Fascism’. However, they do not specify the definition of Fascism. Their actions would suggest that Antifa itself is fascist. Urban Dictionary, as ever, has a clever definition: Traditionally, Fascism was defined as:
Fascism is a form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship. They work for a totalitarian one-party state. This aim is to prepare the nation for armed conflict, and to respond to economic difficulties. Fascism puts nation and often race above the individual.From the Wikipedia that sensible people do not trust.
However, the origin of the word is interesting:
The English words fascism and fascist are borrowings from Italian fascismo and fascista, derivatives of fascio (plural fasci), “bundle, fasces, group.” Fascista was first used in 1914 to refer to members of a fascio, or political group. In 1919, fascista was applied to the black-shirted members of Benito Mussolini’s organization, the Fasci di combattimento (“combat groups”), who seized power in Italy in 1922. Playing on the word fascista, Mussolini’s party adopted the fasces, a bundle of rods with an ax among them, as a symbol of the Italian people united and obedient to the single authority of the state. The English word fascist was first used for members of Mussolini’s fascisti, but it has since been generalized to those of similar beliefs.Merriam-Webster
Antifa fails to define fascist and tend to use it against anybody whom they dislike. They effectively hide behind a ‘fake’ slogan of “Anti-Fascism” which allows them to get away with assaults, disorder, disruption, and disinformation. Who in the right mind would object to an “Anti-Fascist”, one might think. The assumption is that ‘Fascism equals bad’ – which derives from Italy being an enemy. However, if you describe somebody that supports their nation and their tribal group as a ‘fascist’, then they can be hated. If you listen to their conversations on social media, one get the impression that they unite any group that is anti-white with any person that is anti this or anti that.
We object to them because they tar everyone who don’t agree with their world view as a “Nazi”, a “white supremacist” or a “bigoted xenophobe”. Their preferred pejoratives purposefully slander and defame Western Chauvinists, Nationalists, Conservatives, Libertarians, Free-Speech Advocates and even Classical Liberals.
These days in the U.S., Antifa protesters are often regarded as having an opposition to capitalism. Some Antifa activists describe themselves as anarchists and persons that question authority on principle (what principle?). They generally manouvre to ‘shut down’ people that say things that they disagree with.
It is quite ‘Orwellian’ how the actual fascists are the ones that are claiming to be ‘anti-fascist’. I finish off with a strange definition from Urban Dictionary:
A bunch of terrorist thugs that will cry and burn stuff down until they get their way, usually liberal snowflakes.