by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
In the days since violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville culminated in a neo-Nazi sympathizer driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, journalists have mainstreamed the self-described “anti-fascists” (or “antifa”) at the rally — largely ignoring their involvement in the escalating political violence in this country.
Many establishment political figures insisted the far-left actors were just like American soldiers on D-Day. But these “anti-fascists’” own statements show they’re nothing like American soldiers on D-Day.
They aren’t interested in protecting America’s system of government, according to their own statements — they’re interested in destroying it.
From the very start of the Trump administration, far-left actors declared their intention to use massive demonstrations to disrupt the American political process as much as possible.
A common mantra among far-left groups beginning shortly before the inauguration: make America “ungovernable.”
“We need to make this country ungovernable,” declared a female leader for Refuse Fascism shortly after the inauguration. “We need to do what the German people should have done when Hitler was elected.”