Whether you are shaking in your SS boots like they imagine anyone center right or are trying to ignore them like a child having a temper tantrum in another aisle and hope their parents stop them as a moderate Democrat, odds are you have heard of ANTIFA. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the news the last few weeks Antifa has had quite a few field days in California, namely in Berkeley, you know one of the most iconic locations for the civil rights and free speech movements.
ANTIFA stands for Anti-Fascists and in The United States and Europe, they were formed in the 1920s and 30s and grew in popularity at several points in history, namely WWII where the Allies were literally at war with Fascists. They are exactly what their name states, but what do they stand for? Surely if you are Anti-X then you are Pro-Y, take abortion or public healthcare for example. What we need to look at here is where is Antifa “Pro-” , what are their values and beliefs etc.The short answer is Anarcho-Communism (The belief that you can have anarchy AND a large government able to enforce the collection of taxes for public works)
After the war and with the immediate threat of rising Fascism more or less beaten in 1945, historians on both sides have argued that “Anti-Fascism” was adopted by Stalinist parties as an ideology. It’s no secret that Antifa and communism have a relationship even today, from Antifaschistische Aktion, a paramilitary group sponsored by 1932 Germany’s Communist Party (in response to the Nazi Paramilitary group) to their leaders proudly proclaiming it at protests and over social media.
Often times morality is used to defend their radical socialist policies, “It’s for the greater good”, “we just want to help people” etc. etc. I’ll end up arguing against those points a different time. My issue with this is that these members weren’t always as crazy as they are now, the Revolutionary Front’s cognitive dissonance is so bad they are pushing these “friendly” ideas while destroying your property, Doxxing you, and threatening your family. In the quickly declining country of Sweden, home invasions of those thought to be Nazis, Fascists, Far-Right, or if you just want a government that works for the very people that built the nation first are becoming more common. Interviews with their members and a few leaders show they think of themselves as “Political Vigilantes” or “Heroes for the working class” (I know I’ve heard this before ending in some 150 Million deaths). Personally I like to see a little vigilantism in the world, say someone robs a store and some guy in the parking lot tackles him or her and waits for the police to show up and it’s a happy ending for (almost) everyone. That’s not the case here. The RF, is targeting people for their political affiliation and for committing the most heinous act of all: thinking differently. This gang of militant socialists are quickly becoming one of the largest violent groups in Sweden. They were formed in 2002 and have done a good job at concealing information about themselves, the member count “ranges from the 100s to the 1000s.” If you are thinking that’s a small number and brush it off I encourage you to look more into them, and compare them to the (slightly) less radical ANTIFA we see here in our country. In fact as I’m typing this there’s a story I heard about a 4 person stabbing spree at the UT in Austin, Texas where Antifa is suspected, but we violence isn’t new to that ideology. This blog isn’t the first to call ANTIFA Fascist and it certainly won’t be the last, but we gave Obama crap about not naming radical Islamic Terrorism and praised Trump when he did so I think it’s time to name ANTIFA what they are, radical Communists not Fascists.