Antifa: Terrorists of the Bourgeoisie

  
Via:  Heartland American  •  5 months ago  •  18 comments


Antifa: Terrorists of the Bourgeoisie
Antifa members are plainly terrorists, and their violence is no joke, yet their activism is superfluous, narcissistic roleplay. Antifa justifies their violence by appealing to an urgent threat of “bigots” having a platform, as if Big Tech corporations were not already taking care of that for them. Their “revolt” is happening from the top down, not the bottom up.

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The savage assault on journalist Andy Ngo by leftists in Portland, Oregon has brought renewed attention to the barbaric Antifa organization.

Ngo, a journalist for centrist online magazine Quillette, was reportedly beaten by a mob and sent to the emergency room with a brain bleed while filming demonstrators from the group. He is the victim of a criminal, terrorist act.

The only normal, appropriate response is to wish him a speedy recovery — and to demand the swift arrest and prosecution of his attackers. Here is a prime example of the danger that journalists like CNN’s Jim Acosta constantly warn about from the comfort of their sinecures.

But instead of blaming Antifa, the media responded to an actual assault on a journalist with equivocation and muted indifference. Reporters latched onto a “concrete milkshake” rumor to downplay the fact that Ngo was assaulted. Outside of a few token denunciations , the media ignored the attack, joining the ghoulish scolds who blamed Ngo , the victim, for “provoking” Antifa.

Why this response? Journalists know that Ngo is not one of them, which is to say that they are safe . They are “real journalists,” liberal activists who evangelize their “truth” behind a mask of neutrality.

Many conservatives have noticed, with alarm, that the media turns a blind eye to leftist violence, and this is no mistake. Members of Antifa are the untamed, unhygienic footsoldiers of the bourgeoisie. It’s an unfortunate position for so-called Marxists to be in, but it’s true: Antifa does the dirty work that’s too low for even the professional smear artists behind the controversy involving the Covington Catholic students, Russiagate, and the slander of Brett Kavanaugh.

Instead of calling Antifa “fascists,” which they are not, it would probably upset them more to call them what they really are: communists and anarchists pretending to be dissidents while enjoying the protection of those in power. They’re rebels without a cause, with all of the adolescent angst that title implies.

Antifa members are plainly terrorists, and their violence is no joke, yet their activism is superfluous, narcissistic roleplay. Antifa justifies their violence by appealing to an urgent threat of “bigots” having a platform, as if Big Tech corporations were not already taking care of that for them. Their “revolt” is happening from the top down, not the bottom up.

The most prestigious papers and universities, the most powerful corporations, share in common with these malcontents a liberal monoculture that has hollowed out and colonized American culture. Their most relevant political ideas — open borders, kooky gender theory — have already been co-opted by the mainstream. Marxism, on the other hand, is an academic philosophy with virtually no relevance to the political world anymore.

Historically, Marxists railed against the bourgeoisie. Today’s “revolutionaries” are the bourgeoisie. What could be more horrifying, more injurious to a Marxist’s self-esteem, than to be on the same side as Nike ?

Leftist revolt is, these days, a contradiction in terms. But a veneer of dissidence is politically necessary for their project. A dominant left takes up the mantle of the underdog to justify chasing conservatives out of the public square.

Antifa shares with their journalist sympathizers a romantic, misplaced sense that they are persecuted rebels. It must pain Antifa and their cheerleaders in Brooklyn to know that their ideas have been totally absorbed into mass culture.

Having the same viewpoints as Fortune 500 companies and Stephen Colbert isn’t so punk, is it? It’s obviously not edgy or cool, but a desire to role-play as turn-of-the-century labor strikers persists.

The left therefore has a dilemma: how to be transgressive, when the opportunities for transgression have been taken away? Answer: invent an imaginary, omnipresent threat of Nazis in need of being punched.

This is where the revolutionary make-pretend of Antifa and persecutory delusions of elite journalists solemnly intoning “Democracy dies in darkness” converge: liberalism is dominant, but the left can’t give up the label of the dissident to the very people they are forcing their ideology upon.

So the left convinces themselves — and tries to convince everyone else — that there is an ascendant “fascist” threat. Violent public tantrums are rationalized as the necessary pushback.

But these fancies of persecution are all backward. Even the fringiest leftism is boring, milquetoast, and safe. Despite Trump’s attacks on the “free press,” journalists — at least liberal journalists, anyway — incur no risk when they tattle on Catholic high school boys from the heights of power for “smirking” at a Native American, or print slander about the president of the United States with impunity, or publish op-eds about how toxic the West is.

For journalists in the era of Trump, Trump’s attacks on their largely unchecked power to influence public opinion are imagined as assaults on democracy. But journalists have worked to stifle democracy, not merely by discrediting an election, but by forcing their unpopular ideas on a population that has rejected their elite ideology.

Journalists have a grandiose tendency to style themselves martyrs for democracy, but really they are paladins of the powerful, agents of the illiberal liberalism that Americans voted to reject in 2016. Trump’s election was a true bottom-up rebellion at the ballot box against this oppressive monoculture. Their vote was for common sense over political correctness, national identity over open borders.

Despite Trump’s rise to power, the left remains firmly in control of the culture. So they invent imaginary rampant bigotry and romanticize the danger faced by the brave journalists and activists “fighting for democracy” to justify the indefinite advance — by violence, if necessary — of progressivism.

What “fighting for democracy” actually means, it turns out, is fighting for leftism any cost, whether by encouraging violence against dissenters or preaching about the pressing need for Portland, Maine to accept Third World refugees.

On some level, it must bother the next generation of progressive activists-in-training at elite universities to recognize that they enjoy vastly more privilege than the downwardly mobile whites they castigate as the spawn of Satan. That projection soothes the conscience and keeps the obvious contradiction out of mind: America’s most privileged people are constantly reminding everyone else, especially those on the decline, of privilege they don’t have.

While Antifa’s “revolution” is a complete joke, the movement’s methods are not, and the mainstream left is still wise enough to maintain a careful distance with token criticism of its violence. But Antifa offers something too useful to be rejected for the bougie progressives who occupy the halls of power. They are a threat, a warning, for those Americans who refuse to bow down before Progress and History.

The media will go to any length to defend the fringe left against even the most moderate conservative. Andy Ngo is hardly right-wing: Quillette prides itself on being a bastion of classical liberal centrism. But liberal centrism, failing to be progressive, is an aberration that the left hates like a true believer hates a heretic.

More and more conservatives are alarmed by a growing tendency on the left to tolerate worse and worse violence against them. “Milkshaking” is fast giving way to blaming the victims of mob beatings because they’re on the wrong side.

In tolerating Ngo’s attack, the liberal establishment has sent an ominous message: the future of the United States has no room for conservatives or their “bigoted” notions, and conservatives who do not surrender now should expect the worst.

One can only speculate about what motivates individual members of Antifa to wake up every morning, but quite a few of them seem to be mentally ill, maladjusted dropouts. To hazard a guess, activism for Antifa members is a kind of public therapy, an excuse to be terrible people and unleash violent resentments on a scapegoat for their personal problems.

They have a desire to terrorize and inflict harm, but there is nothing for them to fight for that has not already received the sanction of those in power. This is, admittedly, a very frustrating situation for people who are desperate to be a part of history, but whose role has already been usurped by Silicon Valley, the FBI, Yale, and CNN.

Such people make for perfect attack drones, and the bourgeoisie is only too glad for their help.


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Heartland American
1  seeder  Heartland American    5 months ago

“While Antifa’s “revolution” is a complete joke, the movement’s methods are not, and the mainstream left is still wise enough to maintain a careful distance with token criticism of its violence. But Antifa offers something too useful to be rejected for the bougie progressives who occupy the halls of power. They are a threat, a warning, for those Americans who refuse to bow down before Progress and History.

The media will go to any length to defend the fringe left against even the most moderate conservative. Andy Ngo is hardly right-wing: Quillette prides itself on being a bastion of classical liberal centrism. But liberal centrism, failing to be progressive, is an aberration that the left hates like a true believer hates a heretic.

More and more conservatives are alarmed by a growing tendency on the left to tolerate worse and worse violence against them. “Milkshaking” is fast giving way to blaming the victims of mob beatings because they’re on the wrong side.

In tolerating Ngo’s attack, the liberal establishment has sent an ominous message: the future of the United States has no room for conservatives or their “bigoted” notions, and conservatives who do not surrender now should expect the worst.”

 
 
 
Sparty On
2  Sparty On    5 months ago

Yeah, imagine if this attack was perpetrated by the radical right.   You wouldn't be able to read or open a mass media source that didn't have it splayed all over the front page demonizing the participants.   And rightly so.

Hypocrisy just drips in buckets off of the mass media in general.   This is just one more instance of that.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Sparty On @2    5 months ago

Indeed the hypocrisy of the lamesteam media and their so called watchdogs who refuse to label Antifa as a hate group knows no bounds.  There is nothing legitimate about Antifa or their so called reasons to exist.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Sparty On @2    5 months ago
You wouldn't be able to read or open a mass media source that didn't have it splayed all over the front page demonizing the participants. 

Hell front page.   It would have an entire section(s) dedicated to it.  Tracing it's roots, every incident ever engaged in, people involved, those arrested and their families and entire personal histories.

But, as it's radically left, there is, well, essentially crickets.

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luther28
3  luther28    5 months ago

While Antifa’s “revolution” is a complete joke

If that be the case, why all the concern?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  luther28 @3    5 months ago
If that be the case, why all the concern?

Their propensity for wanton violence and destruction.  I fear that eventually, they'll run into an individual or group of people that simply won't tolerate it and will strike back, violently.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  luther28 @3    5 months ago
While Antifa’s “revolution” is a complete joke If that be the case, why all the concern?

ever achieveing their goals thru violence is the joke.

if we tolerate that violence..  the jokes on us.

personally, I treat them like the miscreant scum they are every chance I get.

no ground will ever be given by me.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.3  Sparty On  replied to  luther28 @3    5 months ago

I think people like Andy Ngo are pretty concerned about it.  
So are his Doctors.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  JohnRussell    5 months ago

The news value of the seed is virtually zero. It repackages a week old story about one man being attacked during a demonstration and extrapolates that out into a fairly long rant about a group with very little influence or power.  Antifa exists these days as essentially a boogeyman for the far right to whine about and deflect attention over their own bad issues. 

The writer was definitely paid by the word, as he used so many of them to so little effect. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @4    5 months ago
The news value of the seed is virtually zero.  The writer was definitely paid by the word, as he used so many of them to so little effect. 

All i can say to that JR is;

Pot, meet kettle.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4    5 months ago
Antifa exists these days as essentially a boogeyman for the far right to whine about and deflect attention over their own bad issues. 

I think Andy Ngo, among many others who have been hurt by these cheap shot pussies, would disagree with you John.

Just admit it.   If this was a right wing group you'd be posting negative seeds about it wholesale.

Hell, we'd be hip deep in them here.   You'd make sure of that.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @4.2    5 months ago

I post very little about specific right wing groups, other than perhaps Alex Jones groupies. The danger from the far right is more embodied in their support for Trump than in anything they do as individual small "groups". 

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    5 months ago

Regardless if that's really true or not, my point is made.   Hypocrisy just drips buckets off some of your comments here John.

That and your perception of that which you don't agree with clearly skews your judgement greatly.   Now people who supported Trump over Clinton are all far right?

Hilarious!!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
5  KDMichigan    5 months ago
The media will go to any length to defend the fringe left against even the most moderate conservative.

There was hardly a word spoken when Antifa assaulted numerous people a few weeks ago. Beating a old man with a crowbar...I did see the perpetrator's mugs on Facebook but I'll be damned if I can find them on Google. 

There are even conspiracy theorist on Facebook who are so damn dumb that they excused the Antifa behavior by claiming they were Proud Boy plants. They ignore the fact that Antifa was begging for money to bond out there fellow left wing fascist. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
5.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  KDMichigan @5    5 months ago

They claim anti fascist and yet that is exactly who and what they act like in attempting to achieve their goals.  

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  KDMichigan @5    5 months ago
They ignore the fact that Antifa was begging for money

one of the first things trumps admin did was end diversion settlements that funded their violence under obama.          of course they are now begging for money... LOL  

typical marxist bs... use taxpayer funds to attack the taxpayers.   thanks obama.

isnt it fun to know you payed for all that leftwing violence with cities burning under obamas admin? and kind of ironic how the left starts a fight and then gets upset when we fight back.

Note to antifa: we will put a boot in your ass... its the american way.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
6  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    5 months ago

When you are a beta male wimp and embarrassment to mankind, you find 40 other losers that live in mom's basement and can't get jobs or lift a six pack of apple lemon craft beer you join Antifa.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @6    5 months ago
When you are an obese diabetic beta male overcompensating for your lack of education by watching WWE and other embarrassments to mankind, you find 40 other losers that live in mom's basement and can't get jobs and think curling a six pack of...

...Pabst makes you "strong", you join the "Proud Boys".

 
 
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