I read Miguel’s post Days of Rage – A “No S***” Must Read and was reminded of this video.
A handful of Antifa bullies are blocking a sidewalk, preventing “the bourgeois” from getting to work. In typical identity politics, they let the woman through, but the man, they stop. He pushes through and the situation turns to blow.
I have to say, that big dude can throw a hell of a punch.
It’s what happens next that is key. One Antifa goes after the guy with a stick. Simultaneously, another Antifa starts whining that the big guy hit a woman.
Antifa initiates the fight then calls the cops trying to be the victims.
Fortunately in this case (I don’t know where this took place) the cops realize it was Antifa that started the whole thing.
This MO of being the attacker and the victim at the same time is dangerous a hell.
After the Berkeley Milo riots, like minded bullies rushed to their campus newspapers to explain how hurt Snowflake feelings are violence and so beating up the people that hurt their feelings was justified.
Stomping on a Trump supporter is self defense. A the University of Central Florida, an group called Knights for Socialism, styled as an Antifa group, advertised a “self defense” flight club called “BASH THE FASH.” Generally, the term “bash” is not associated with defense but attack. (Also, I am normally a supporter of both self defense and Reason Magazine, but in this case, it is obvious that KFS is not defending but attacking.)
This is going to get worse and worse.
The lesson they are teaching the Right is: If you aren’t with us, you are against us. Take your beatings because if you fight back you will get crucified by the media. Defend yourself at your own peril. They are trying to create a no win for the Right and a total victory for them, where they can hurt individuals on the Right with impunity.
Here is where I fear this is going to go.
The left is notorious for their misunderstanding of Stand Your Ground. At some point, mark my words, some Antifa is going to shoot a Trump supporter (or just someone who isn’t crazy progressive SJW) and claim Stand Your Ground because said shooting victim said something that hurt said Antifa’s feelings.
The question is, will the media still attack Stand Your Ground as shoot first gun culture craziness or when an Antifa shoots a guy in a MAGA hat, will they discover Stand Your Ground is good?