Over the past couple of years, we have heard plenty of the supposedly anti-fascist group called Antifa using violence and intimidation to advance a political agenda. And despite that literally being the definition of terrorism, we have seen the mainstream media defend this domestic terrorist group time and time again, saying they are “angels” and lying about their repeated use of cement-laden milkshakes that they throw at people and cause harm to them.
However, as time has gone on, and particularly as one Antifa member tried to destroy and cause harm to ICE agents and vehicles a few weeks ago, Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy have proposed a resolution that would label the group as an official domestic terrorist organization. Definitely the right thing to do, as I have explained in the past, but Campus Reform wanted to get the input of some college students, specifically those attending George Mason University, regarding the actual labeling of the radical Leftist group as being a domestic terrorist organization.
When Cabot Phillips and his associate, Gabriel Nadales, whom used to be an Antifa member himself, explained the definition of terrorism to the students, all of them said they thought Antifa is a terrorist organization.
One student, when asked if Antifa was a terrorist organization under the aforementioned definition, said: “I think if they’re starting violence and things… at Trump’s rallies then I think so because people get hurt… people get killed. Those rallies can get very dangerous, so if people are going there with the purpose to incite violence, I think that’s definitely a terrorist organization.”
This is a sentiment that all the students shared: if the purpose of Antifa’s presence in any particular place is to intimidate or incite violence, or actually commit violent acts, then they definitely fall under the category of terrorist organization.
Obviously, this isn’t to say that all of these students are conservatives or Trump supporters by any means. One of them specifically mentioned how she doesn’t support Trump but that violence wasn’t the answer here, and another mentioned how Antifa reflects poorly on Leftists like himself. However, what this shows me is their ability to reason and understand when a group is doing the wrong thing, even if they politically agree with said group.
If the situations were reversed and there was a right-wing group that would intimidate people and incite violence or commit violent acts, there’s no doubt in my mind that virtually every common-sense conservative would disavow such a group. So I would certainly hope that young liberals such as some of the ones featured in the Campus Reform video (it’s unclear the political leanings of some others, but one made an interesting observation that I will cover later) would have the rational capacity to understand how Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization under the definition of terrorism.
We can disagree all day long about whether or not they are actually the ones who are fascist (they are, but the Left has brainwashed almost everyone into believing fascism is a right-wing ideology, when anything that relates to big government stems strictly from the Left), but there should really be no disagreement about Antifa being terrorists. The only ones who would disagree are the Antifa members themselves who will explode and try and intimidate or commit a violent act on someone who disagrees with them at any capacity and perhaps the MSM and the elected Left, who see Antifa as their military arm like the KKK once was.
But as far as these college students go, they demonstrate more common sense than I tend to see in the media and in Washington D.C., for the most part.
Now, one of them initially disagreed with the notion that they are a domestic terrorist organization, but upon having explained to him what the definition of terrorism was, he couldn’t help but to ultimately agree that if that is what Antifa is doing (which it is, very much so), then they are definitely a terrorist organization.
This is important to note because for just about every other student, Phillips or Nadales started their dialogue by defining what terrorism was, but not with this particular student. So if this student, having originally been ignorant about the definition of terrorism, didn’t think Antifa ought to be considered a domestic terrorist organization, then I just have to wonder what these other students, or even other people in general, would say about it being equally ignorant about the definition. Without the definition of terrorism, would people say that Antifa ought to be considered a terrorist organization?
But this only further expresses the need to educate the masses. When people don’t have correct information in front of them, they will take what deceitful people say as the truth and as fact. Man-made climate change is a huge example of this, despite all the evidence showing us that climate change has been a thing ever since the planet was created and there is nothing we are doing that affects it positively or negatively, people are convinced we are killing our planet. Granted, part of this is an emotional attachment to the idea of “saving the planet” and a fearful response to the idea that we might be responsible for the death of our planet and our children will have to live with the consequences, but when an objective and logical person gets the facts on this, they will tend to understand how much of a farce man-made climate change is.
But getting back to the students, I was pleasantly surprised to see them agree that, given the definition of terrorism, Antifa ought to be considered a domestic terrorist organization. Of course, there will be those who, despite knowing the definition, will contend that they shouldn’t be considered as such because that would essentially be putting them on a similar level to ISIS and al-Qaeda, but all I have to say to that is: “Do we really want to wait until they commit massive terrorist attacks with bombs and guns – wait until they start killing people – to call them terrorists? One of them literally tried to assault an ICE facility with a gun and Molotov cocktails, so it’s not like things are being de-escalated here.”
Most logical people will understand what ought to be considered a terrorist organization, and considering what Antifa has been doing fits the definition to a tee, I perhaps shouldn’t be so surprised to see these college students agreeing as to what their label ought to be.
But in any case, I promised I would get to a particular observation, and that’s what I will do now.
Towards the end of the video, the first student that had been featured went on to make the following remark: “Fascism. I mean, it’s not like we had a revolution. President Obama was President, we had an election, and now we have a new President. The government didn’t change. The whole concept of fascism, that’s ridiculous… it’s like comparing Trump to Hitler. It’s impolite, rude. It’s not the right words.”
This is rather interesting to me because it poses a direct challenge to what Antifa *claims* to stand for. Antifa insist that Trump is basically Hitler, that he is a fascist and every single person who disagrees with them in any way is also a fascist. But the student is right, it is ridiculous. Trump was elected President of the United States fair and square. Despite the two and a half years of investigations and allegations about Trump-Russia collusion, absolutely nothing turned up to even insinuate that that’s what happened. The American people elected Donald Trump. As he said, this wasn’t a revolution, at least in terms of an armed coup against the Obama administration. It was the exchanging of power from one Party to another, as it has happened TIME AND TIME AGAIN IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY!
The way Antifa acts, it’s as though Trump came into power illegitimately and is preparing to exterminate millions of minorities, when nothing could be further from the truth. Antifa cries out that Trump is authoritarian and dictatorial, yet support candidates who are far-Left, to the point where they either are openly socialistic or communistic. No government on Earth has ever been more authoritarian than a government ruled by communism, because communism means that the government owns the means of production. In other words, the government owns just about everything and there is no private ownership of anything.
Antifa’s hypocrisy is, of course, their most tolerable aspect, considering how violent and extremist they are. There are plenty of hypocrites. The Left and much of the Republican Party are filled with them. Hypocrites, I can tolerate. Dislike heavily, but tolerate. People who would openly commit acts of terror against other people, for whatever cause, is something none of us should tolerate. And we shouldn’t wait until they start killing people to designate them as a domestic terrorist group, particularly considering they perfectly fit the definition of the word “terrorism”.
Major props go to Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy for standing up to such hateful terrorists. Here’s hoping their resolution succeeds.
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