Ever since the truth about Antifa has come to light regarding their motivations, activities, and suspicious sources of funding, it’s to no one’s surprise that they have been escalating their rhetoric in a bid to accelerate what can only be described as a “revolutionary” agenda for this nation.
They have recently begun calling for a literal revolution. One critical section of their website reads as follows: “Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression. The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.”
This website, Revolutionary Abolition (which is currently having technical difficulties as of this writing), is aptly named considering their radical, yet still ridiculous, ambitions.
They describe more about their movement, stating the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition. We believe the Civil War never resolved the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex.”
One will immediately notice a large amount of unsubstantiated rhetoric that doesn’t actually describe anything. What is “oppression” and how does it exist in our current society? How about this “bondage” that they describe us living in?
It’s worth taking a moment to deconstruct these ideas. First, you will notice that these radical left-wing groups never use words like “oppression” and “bondage” to describe the situations in North Korea and Venezuela. Our country, and Western Civilization as a whole, is perhaps the freest, most impartial, and most civilized collection of humans ever seen in world history.
If these individuals wanted to fight against real bondage, they could go to those aforementioned countries and see what oppression is truly like. People all across the world would do anything to live in the United States. If America were truly such an evil place, why would millions of people flock to this nation annually? Why do millions of illegal immigrants cross the border in a pursuit of a better life if this nation is such a terrible place?
In truth, these people have little experience in what real tyranny is, something that many in Eastern Europe who survived communism and lost years and loved ones beneath Soviet oppression can attest to.
As for the “rise of fascism,” it’s hard to see where the government is accepting “fascism.” Aside from perhaps the riots in Charlottesville, one of the only cases in which perceived far-right factions came together to protest until violence was instigated by the far-left, there’s no sign that fascism is growing at all in this country.
Even worse, the Rojava Revolution, which they uphold as a model to follow, has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of human beings. It will be quite hard to win the hearts and minds of the still sensible American populace when you advocate for killing and death.
The violent group Antifa, a supposed “anti-Fascism group that ironically epitomizes Fascism in their creed and actions, is now calling for a revolution to topple the United States and Capitalism. Is Antifa actually a tool of the far-left tasked with inciting violent revolution in the United States?
In a civilized society, there’s no need to ever use force. Civilization–and a free one at that–uses reason, facts, and argument as tools of persuasion. Unfortunately, humans are emotional creatures, and some will choose to shed the constraints of civility and embrace violence to pursue their aims. This group is doing just that.
If they wish to succeed, they will need to go up against the American people who stand for real freedom in this world – something that has nothing to do with what Antifa is championing.