Friday, July 13, 2018

Asinine Huffpost

Stupid even for them.

“Antifa” is {snip} a problem only for neo-Nazis. Antifa activists show up as counterprotesters at fascist events, like the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, where thousands of armed white nationalists clashed with antifa members and other protesters.
Antifa groups are distinguished from other organizations that do not like Nazis by their willingness to use violence against Nazis, but most people have little to fear from their local antifa chapter. In more than 30 years of antifa activity, there has been one confirmed fatality caused by an antifa group member ― in 1993, when a Nazi in Portland, Oregon, was shot during a fight at a gas station. Far-right extremists, by contrast, were responsible for 670 fatalities, 3,053 injuries and 4,420 attacks in the United States from 1990 to 2012, according to a report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
I would respond in two ways.

First, unless this semi-retarded writer believes that anyone to the right of John McCain is a neo-Nazi, then the attitude expressed above is factually incorrect.  Antifa (and related groups) have attacked mainstream Trump supporters at rallies and marches, they’ve interfered with or prevented college speeches (including speeches by non-Nazi conservatives as well as by academics), and they rioted at Trump’s inauguration (which they essentially have gotten away with, as they are part of the Corporate-Deep State System).

Second, even if only “neo-Nazis” have the problem, does Huffpost really want to endorse the idea that masked thugs can attack with impunity anyone they think espouses “unacceptable views?”  Does Huffpost really want lawmakers to turn a blind eye to masked political vigilantes using violence against opponents?  If Huffpost really believes System reports that “Far-right extremists” are a violent danger, then don’t they fear that some masked Nutzi may deem Huffpost writers as espousing unacceptable views and take action against them?

Are they really that stupid or are they confident that the “Far-right” practically constitutes no danger at all, except perhaps to abortion clinics?  Which is it?  They can’t have it both ways.  Either the “Far-right” is a terrible violent danger and therefore Huffpost writers should welcome the proposed law or they are confident that the “Far-right” is essentially harmless and so the proposed law is correct in targeting Antifa for their attacks against harmless people whose politics they dislike.  Again: Which is it?

Or does Huffpost tacitly endorse political violence against harmless people they disagree with?  Is Huffpost the media arm of domestic terrorism? Is that it?  Inquiring minds want to know.