How long before Antifa starts beheading political opponents?

There has been a lot of posts across the Internet comparing the far-left group Antifa to the radical Islamic terror organization ISIS.  There’s fairly good reason for that, but after the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, I began to wonder: How far will the group go?  If, indeed, Antifa is like ISIS, how long will it be before radical leftists actually begin to behead political opponents?

Sounds crazy, you say? Consider what the two organizations have in common:

  • Both groups profoundly hate the United States.
  • Both groups want to see democracy in the U.S. — and the U.S. itself — destroyed.
  • Both groups are on a quest to purge history they do not like.  Right now, leftists are engaging in a purge of Confederate figures and some have suggested removing statues of America’s founders.
  • Both groups hate freedom as it is enshrined in the Constitution, especially free speech.  While ISIS silences dissent with a gun, Antifa silences dissent with violence.

Antifa, by the way, has warned that children are not off limits, have reportedly sought combat training and weapons and suggested through propaganda posters the murder of Trump supporters, which they view as “Nazis.”

Antifa has been quite open with its violence, and apparently thinks it is above the law.

The situation has become so bad that the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security declared Antifa a domestic terror group.

Earlier Wednesday, Stephen Ahle posted videos showing Antifa violence.  Meanwhile, he noted, liberal politicians like Barack Obama and their media allies remain largely silent.

Matthew Vadum, an expert on left-wing organizing, senior vice president at the Capital Research Center and author of “Subversion, Inc.,” warned in March that Antifa could easily morph into armed militias or even death squads.

“They are nihilistic thugs who want to destroy everything that is good in America. They’re a leftist counterpart to skinheads and neo-Nazis. They call themselves anti-fascists but they use fascistic tactics against their targets. Just as Hitler’s Sturmabteilung, or SA, beat up and terrorized political opponents, ‘antifa’ assaulted Trump supporters and Republicans when they shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ recent speech at UC Berkeley. These people are crazed fanatics and they will never stop,” he told WND.

“As things escalate in the future, the street gangs now springing up could very well morph into militias or perhaps even death squads,” he warned. “Who knows how far things could go?”

That warning was issued five months ago.  Look at where we are now.

At the rate things are going, it won’t be long before Antifa actually starts beheading those they view as “Nazis.”  After all, no one in his or her right mind can argue that “Nazis” deserve to live.  Even if they’re really not Nazis.  As we’ve seen just recently, when it comes to outing alleged “Nazis,” liberals don’t need — or care about — facts.

Sadly, the term, “Nazi” now means everyone who voted for or supports President Trump, or those whose political views fall somewhere to the right of Josef Stalin.  Or anyone who happens to be a member of the NRA.  Just ask Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.

The media reaction to such an attack is quite predictable.  Judging by what we’ve seen so far, the media would either:

  • Ignore the beheading;
  • Claim the beheading never took place;
  • Place the blame on others who had nothing to do with the attack;
  • Blame President Trump, or;
  • Claim the victim(s) were neo-Nazis (whether they were or not) or held “far-right” positions and deserved to be beheaded.  After all, that’s the reaction they had after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter.

And there’s no doubt that whatever the president said would be castigated by the media and some establishment Republicans like John McCain and Mitt Romney, both of whom have now aligned themselves with Antifa against the president.

There’s no doubt that such an act would spark civil unrest the likes of which the country has never before seen.  What happened in Charlottesville would quite likely pale in comparison, and it wouldn’t just be “neo-Nazis” or “white supremacists” reacting to Antifa.

Can we pull back from the precipice before that happens?  We can only hope and pray.

Exit question: Would Mitt Romney and John McCain still support Antifa if they actually beheaded someone?

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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