Some wise soul has created a White House petition to designate Antifa a terrorist organization. As of this writing, 314,725 people, including this author, have signed. With the exception of perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood and whatever ISIS/al-Qaeda cells in operation in the U.S., there are few, if any, domestic groups more deserving of that title.
The petition says:
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.
Antifa groups openly declare what they are: anarchists, communists and other Marxist/Leninists of various stripes, dedicated to seeing America destroyed. The red and black of the antifa flag (shown below) is the symbol of anarcho-syndicalists, i.e. anarchists allied with labor (isyndicates).
The modern antifa movement, in both symbolism and rhetoric, recalls a similar communist movement in Weimar Germany called Antifaschistiche Aktion, which engaged in street battles with Hitler’s brownshirts (Sturmabteilung).
Leftists make extensive use of symbolism. Perhaps Obama – a self-described “union man” and extreme leftist as well, signaled his sympathy for anarcho-syndicalists when, during his 2008 victory speech, his entire family wore red and black — Michelle in particular stood out with that hideous black widow spider outfit. How did we ever get such a horrid couple? But I guess it was not unprecedented: Hillary and Bill set the standard.
In any event, during his presidency Obama advanced the antifa cause with his inexcusable persecution of George Zimmerman, the “White Hispanic” who killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Obama’s constant, dishonest, and inexcusably irresponsible racist agitation that inspired deadly race riots in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri, and the insane mass shootings of police also advanced the antifa cause.
As the first affirmative-action president, Obama got a pass for that and much else. He should be in prison. He and the Democrat Party that supported him have blood on their hands. They may be about to get more.