It has been an interesting week. Something changed and it appears to be a victory for free speech. Mainstream media started coming out with articles no longer defending the Antifa (anti-fascist) violence. Media is being forced to cover the violent actions of these anarchist and communist groups. On Sunday, Aug 27 2017 a small peaceful demonstration was disrupted by several hundred black clad nutjobs armed with shields, clubs, mace, bottles of urine, and more. They injured 6 people including 2 that had to go to the hospital. Mainstream media is still trying to downplay the violence but independent or alternative media exposed the truth. Now Joe Scarborough of MSNBC denounced Antifa and Nancy Pelosi came out against them. At last the left is having to acknowledge and denounce the cancer that calls itself Antifa. The important question is why are the politicians and mainstream media turning on Antifa?
It might seem like a pretty easy question to answer, but the answer is a bit more complex than many think. I have heard some say it is due to the alternative media covering Antifa on YouTube, in blogs, and larger independent media operations like Breitbart and Info Wars. That is partly true, but that is only a small part. This Antifa violence has been out of control since Nov 9 2016 when Trump won the election. Alternative media have been covering the violence for nine months and it is only now that it went viral.
Others have contended that it is because President Trump denouncing the violence of the Alt Left. That again is partly true. Trump originally came out on Aug 12 2017 when the Charlottesville riot occurred and condemned the violence by many sides. This caused the mainstream media to condemn him for not denouncing white supremacists. That was a blatant lie, Trump condemned everyone involved in the violence, right and left. That gave progressive Democrats a platform to call Trump a racist. It allowed neoconservative Republicans to withdraw support from their President. Instead of backing down, Trump called Antifa the violent Alt Left in a press conference several days later.
A few have mentioned that the media and progressive politicians doubled down on supporting and defending Antifa after Trump’s denouncement. This encouraged Antifa to attack more moderate groups and now they went too far. Attacking a prayer group in no way affiliated with fascists is so toxic, that now the media and politicians are finally forced to condemn Antifa. That is not completely true either, Antifa has for months been attacking people who simply advocate free speech or support Trump. The media and politicians had no problem refusing to acknowledge, report, or condemn on the Antifa violence.
The true answer is far more complex because all of the above answers are partly true because they are all part of the answer. This is an avalanche that started small, but has been gaining momentum. Now it is out of control. The snow and ice that created this avalanche is in reality a mountain of leftist violence and the lies told by media and politicians about it. The first crack in the ice began with the violence in the last term of the Obama administration. That violence began allowing alternative media to become a bigger voice because they attempted to tell the truth. The more the politicians and mainstream media lied about Ferguson, Baltimore, Dallas, and other Black Lives Matter riots, the more alternative media gained a trusting audience.
The riots of Ferguson were justified by a “hands up, don’t shoot” lie created by MSNBC and CNN. Michael Brown never surrendered and he was justifiably shot. Baltimore erupt in riots after the police gave a rough ride to Freddie Gray after arresting him. All of those charges were later dropped. In Dallas America watched as 5 police officers were killed and 9 more were injured by a Black Lives Matter supporter. Identity politics became so violent that Americans watched with disgust as the mainstream media downplayed or flat out lied about it. The politicians in Washington DC living in their own bubbles lied or ignored the violence and remained ignorant of their constituents growing anger.
The violence at Trump rallies in 2016 during the campaign was when the first snow and ice started sliding off the mountain top. YouTube exploded with videos of Trump supporters being violently attacked by leftist protesters. It didn’t make front page news unless it was a story about how the violence was Trump’s fault. The mainstream media kept trying to claim that Trump supporters were violent. The reality was they were the victims of numerous assaults. Both the neoconservative never Trump and the progressive Democrats kept publicly denouncing the violence created by Trump and his supporters. They just kept piling lies on top of lies angering working class America more and more.
It was due to this that alternative media grew massively in clicks and views online. Independent journalists, commentators, and news analysts wrote and videoed alternative views trying to expose the truth. Sites like Breitbart and Info Wars exploded influentially because their news most often was far closer to the truth. The American public was waking up to the fact that the mainstream media and political elite were lying. They were waking up to the out of control leftist violence that was being used on anyone to the right of Lenin.
The lies only drove more Americans into Trump’s camp. Trump might be crass, rude, and at times seemingly uncultured, but he wasn’t going to bend a knee to political correctness. He was willing to speak against our useless wars and the insanity of taking in refugees from countries America was bombing. Trump proudly announced his silly wall, but then discussed the importance of enforcing our immigration laws. Trump was a clown that was making a mockery of the established order. The primaries were a massacre as Trump mocked the establishment politicians for being out of touch and then beat them in their own states. His election in November was the avalanche now in full motion.
The protests after the election were largely fabricated by the political left. Some such as Portland and Oakland descended into full blown riots. The mainstream media covered the violence briefly and then buried the story. If America wanted to hear or read the truth, they turned to talk radio, Breitbart, Info Wars, YouTube, or small independent blogs. The mainstream media no longer controlled the narrative. More and more Americans read about the leftist violence and the name Antifa became recognizable.
At the inauguration on Jan 20 2017, alternative media descended on Washington DC in mass. Project Veritas caught an Antifa group planning a chemical bomb attack on the Deplora-Ball. Info Wars videoed average American Trump supporters being assaulted by Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups in the streets. Even the mainstream media showed a black bloc march vandalizing a Starbucks and Bank of America. It wasn’t until after Trump took office that the violence was cracked down on. The result was over 230 rioters arrested, most on felony charges.
The violence that occurred after the inauguration is where the mainstream media and establishment politicians really failed. They kept protecting Antifa by not reporting on, or flat out lying about the violence. The reason was because their narrative is that the violence is initiated by the right and Trump supporters. Mainstream media and the establishment politicians wanted Antifa to force the right into reacting violently so that they could record video evidence. An entire narrative was created to enable Antifa to coax unbalanced people on the right to attack.
Then Antifa attacked people standing in line to attend a Milo Yiannopooulos speech. The Berkeley police not only stood down, but hid inside a building and watched the brutal assaults through the windows. Instead of condemning the violence of Antifa on innocent people, shows like the Young Turks tried to blame 4chan.org. They tried to change the story to right wing activists dressed up as Antifa people and attacked their own people. Then CNN and many others in mainstream media parroted this pile of crap. If you don’t believe me, watch this video.
This led to free speech advocates and Trump supporters trying to set up free speech rallies in Berkeley. The mainstream media and establishment politicians began to get what they wanted, but not in the way they expected. The first of the Battles of Berkeley took place on the March 4 Trump rally. Among the attendees, people like Kyle Chapman, also known as Based Stickman, showed up to protect people. They came in body armor with helmets, shields, goggles and their own clubs. Antifa attacked and these guys stepped forward to protect themselves and other attendees. The police again stood down until Antifa started losing. Then the police stepped in to arrest around 10 people, including Kyle Chapman.
The mainstream media spun the violence as a give and take. They worded their stories as though to suggest that the right leaning protesters started the violence and the left retaliated. That was a load of crap. I can’t remember how many hours of raw footage I watched, but Antifa clearly attacked. Kyle Chapman got arrested for successfully defending himself and others. That was the problem the media and politicians didn’t foresee. Hundreds of independent blogs, YouTube channels, Info Wars, and Breitbart used video footage to disprove the mainstream narrative. They showed the police standing down to allow the violence to happen. Breitbart exposed the Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin for being a friend on Facebook of the riots organizer BAMN (By Any Means Necessary).
That led to the 2nd Battle of Berkeley on April 15 2017. This time the free speech advocates and Trump supporters showed up far better prepared. Kyle Chapman inspired far more right leaning activists to arrive armored and armed. They knew Antifa was going to violently attack them and that the Berkeley police would offer no protection. Even though the police disarmed the right leaning protesters, they still fought back when attacked. Lets just say that the day did not end well for Antifa, watch below.
The mainstream media and idiot politicians tried to again claim it was a give and take. Then they went so far as to condemn Trump supporters because some 95 pound female porn star got punched in the face. They completely ignored the fact that the porn star took to Twitter proudly to announce that she was “going to punch NAZIS.” I hope she takes a dick better than she took that punch. Again alternative media and raw footage on YouTube derailed the mainstream media’s narrative. The right had stood up against leftist Antifa violence and clearly kicked some butt. The third Battle of Berkeley was peaceful as the police suddenly were given orders to do their job and Antifa chickened out.
Then we fast forward to Aug 2017. On Aug 12 Jason Kessler, a white identitarian, organized the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville Va. All of the worst elements of Trump supporters made up a majority of the crowd. Antifa was out in force and came armed and ready to attack. Many of the “white supremacy” group came similarly armed and ready to counterattack at the first violence. The police stood down and a riot ensued. The result was dozens hospitalized and a lady dead after a mentally unbalanced White Nationalist drove his car into a crowd.
That prompted President Trump to come out and condemn the violence on both sides. He condemned both Antifa and the “white supremacists”. The mainstream media immediate lied and claimed President Trump would not condemn the “white supremacists.”
This was the mainstreams way of diverting the narrative. The politicians and mainstream media were struggling for a way to demonize Trump. They knew the Russia hacked the election narrative has completely fallen apart. In desperation, the mainstream media fell back to the leftist fashion of shutting down a conversation and called Trump a racist. That was great for the political establishments. Neoconservatives such as Paul Ryan came out publicly to denounce Trump for not denouncing “white supremacists.” The progressive left went ape-shit mad with calling Trump a rascist.
That prompted Trump to do exactly what the establishment and mainstream media never expected. Trump called a press conference so that he could denounce the violent Alt Left, otherwise known as Antifa. That prompted the media to immediately start writing articles and having TV clips defending Antifa. Here is a clip of Don Lemon of CNN doing just that.
He is flat out lying about Antifa only protesting fascism. Those crazy communists define anything that doesn’t agree with them as fascist. The neoconservative and progressive politicians had no problem seizing this narrative and disavowing President Trump. They had their talking point of how Trump was definitely a racist. Only one thing had to happen for them to hang Trump with narrative, Antifa needed to go away. Antifa after all was their monster, but they had no control of their monster.
On Aug 19 2017 Antifa and 30,000 other counter protesters disrupted and ended the Boston Free Speech Rally. They marched without a permit to stop a rally of a few dozen people to denounce free speech. The speakers and attendees were relatively moderate conservative and libertarian thinkers. That didn’t matter to the counter protesters though, to them the rally goers were NAZIS. Fortunately the Boston police did their job and evacuated the the rally, then bore the brunt of the protest. The mainstream media and political establishment lauded the peaceful protest. There was one little fact they couldn’t hide, the Antifa types attacked the cops by throwing rocks, bricks, and balloons filled with urine and feces. That caused 33 counter protesters to be arrested and video footage to flooded YouTube.
For a week the media and politicians got a pass, but on Aug 27 it all fell apart. A free speech prayer group planned to have a rally in Berkeley. They actually cancelled the actual event due to Antifa threats, but a couple dozen decided to show up anyway. This was a diverse and very peaceful group. It included people of many races and some were not even Trump supporters. The few decided to try to have a dialogue with their leftist counterparts. When Antifa showed up they assaulted members of the prayer group and assaulted the media on hand documenting the assaults. The Berkeley police stood down and allowed Antifa assault people with deadly weapons.
Of course yet again this went viral. The mountain of lies about the Antifa violence being out of control was completely exposed. It now was rushing down as an avalanche to crush the media and political protectors. They suddenly realized that the American public was aware that Antifa is a cancer that needs to be stopped. The combination of their poorly concealed lies, the alternative medias continuous coverage of Antifa violence, Trump calling out Antifa by name, and the left being forced to cover Antifa violence is now bringing the condemnation of Antifa.
The hilarious part of this entire saga, is watching the mainstream media and politicians go into ass covering mode. Suddenly Antifa is using fascist tactics in mainstream articles. Nancy Pelosi officially condemned Antifa violence and hate. Paul Ryan, after Nancy Pelosi, had his official spokesperson condemn Antifa in a spineless fashion. (Vote Paul Nehlen in the 2018 primaries please) Suddenly the establishment’s rabid dog that was used to suppress the free speech needs to be put down.
Antifa was created by hard line communist thinkers. Communism is the only political ideology responsible for more deaths than fascism. It is always only one more murder away from being Utopia. The progressive Democrats have funded, enabled, and protected the Antifa movement. Now the monster of their creation is firmly out of their control. President Trump was proven right in coming out in his second press conference to condemn the Alt Left violence. The mainstream media is complicit with the progressive in protecting and lying about Antifa violence. The neoconservative Republicans played along with the narrative because they are spineless and it opposed Trump. All of them need to be held accountable.
Antifa and Black Lives Matter are domestic terrorists and need to be treated as such. The DOJ needs to go after the leaders and track the funding. Major funding sources and the leaders in Antifa movements need to go to jail for a very long time. It won’t stop all of the leftist violence, but I think it would dampen it quite a bit.
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