Monday, April 30, 2018 by Ethan Huff
Many have speculated as to the culprit(s) behind the rise of Antifa, the so-called “anti-fascist” movement that gained widespread prominence almost immediately following the election of Donald Trump as president back on November 8, 2016. Well, look no further than the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi Party, which represents the very group after which Antifa was modeled. (See Antifa.news for more coverage of the Antifa group.)
With its origins dating back much further than the Democratic Party and George Soros, Antifa operates as a modern-day mirror image of the Nazi Party in Germany – the biggest difference being that the Nazis embraced the preservation of German nationalism, while Antifa is pushing for all national borders to be completely dissolved, including those that uphold the sovereignty of the United States.
The Nazis were also highly organized, while Antifa is often described as a revolutionary communist-anarchist militia movement that’s very loosely affiliated. Still, when it comes to its tactics of implementing “change,” Antifa’s approach is basically Naziism plagiarized – the routine use of violence being its standard approach to intimidating all political opponents, for instance.
Disruption in many different forms is how Antifa tries to silence all opposing free speech and usher in cultural Marxism as a replacement for the constitutional republic established by our nation’s founding fathers. It’s a radical, violent, and extremely leftist philosophy that closely resembles that of the Nazis that Antifa claims to oppose.
“It could be argued that the ideological distance between Antifa and the now-defunct National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated as NSDAP) or Nazi Party, is so slight it can be measured in millimeters,” writes Matthew Vadum for the investigative think tank Capital Research Center.
“The word Antifa itself is a truncation of anti-fascist … Despite the name, the movement embraces fascistic tactics,” he adds.
It’s hardly a surprise that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quietly designated Antifa a domestic terrorist organization back in the fall. But just where is all the funding coming from that keeps Antifa on the move?
Though the mainstream media typically tries to downplay the money aspect driving Antifa, the truth of the matter is that much of it is funneled down through George Soros-owned groups such as the Alliance for Global Justice, or AfGJ, a so-called “philanthropy” group formerly known as the Open Society Institute, that has given AfGJ at least $100,000 to commit acts of violent terrorism on U.S. soil, including a $50,000 cash sum in 2004, and another $50,000 infusion in 2006.
AfGJ, acting as a “fiscal sponsor,” then distributed half of this $100,000 “donation” to a 501(c)3 non-profit group known as Refuse Fascism, which was created in the weeks after Donald Trump’s presidential victory. The group’s slogan, which leaves nothing to the imagination, states, “It’s Fascism: Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!”
Keep in mind that Refuse Fascism is the same group that started a riot on February 1, 2017, at the University of California, Berkeley in response to a planned speaking event featuring conservative political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. Refuse Fascism caused more than $500,000 in damage during this riot.
“… Antifa operates under a twisted definition of fascism, labeling mainstream conservatives fascists and lumping them in with white-supremacists and neo-Nazis,” adds Vadum about the true fascist tendencies of Antifa.”
“Antifa views America and those who safeguard its free institutions as fundamentally illegitimate,” he adds, emphasizing that this is what drives the group’s violent approach in trying to force its ideologies on the American system of government.
Another apparent purpose of Antifa is to drive an even deeper wedge between Americans on the right and left of the political spectrum. Keep up with the latest news on fascism in America at CivilWar.news.
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