Groups are joining together that have no regard for anyone’s rights but their own, but who are these people?
You might be surprised to find out that many of the people involved in Antifa are actually public school teachers, according to The Daily Caller. This mounting violence is nothing short of homegrown terrorism, and these people are teaching children, in some cases from a very early age. One of the key players in the Antifa movement is a group called By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).
Attention was first drawn to BAMN when they decided to attack marchers in Sacramento in July of 2016. The FBI took note of their actions, according to Politico, when ten people ended up hospitalized after the events.
Several of the people involved in the march had stab wounds. This group is trying to make sure that no one else can practice free speech unless they’re an antifa member.
One of the most well-known leaders of BAMN is Yvette Felarca, who happens to be a middle school teacher for Berkeley. She has openly admitted that she is in favor of committing violence against people who don’t think like her.
In her mind, anyone who does not agree with her is a fascist, and needs to be destroyed. The irony here is that if she wants to destroy anyone who does not agree with her ideology, then she is, by definition, closer to a fascist than anyone she claims to want to destroy.
Antifa first started getting attention from the public when they stopped political speaker and author Milo Yiannopoulos from making a speech in Berkeley. They burned property, attacked Trump supporters, and generally caused chaos.
Then, in April of this year, they stopped Ann Coulter from speaking at the same location. To make matters worst, Felarca defended the violence that the group committed. The Coulter event was canceled because BAMN promised to bring that same level of violence if she were allowed to speak.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have confirmed that Antifa, and groups like it, such as BAMN, regularly commit “domestic terrorist violence.”
BAMN is still in the news now. Most recently, Felarca helped BAMN shut down an anti-Marxism rally that was scheduled to take place in Berkeley. It appears as if every time the campus is set to play host to a speaker with conservative or other non-liberal values, the planned demonstrations are summarily disrupted and destroyed. That’s the left’s vision of unity for you.
It ended with BAMN members assaulting peaceful protesters Saturday, and people were hurt as a result. The goal was to shut down the rally, and it gave people another look into the insane minds of Antifa members, many of whom believe that destroying others is the only way to make the world a better place.
The violence is mounting to an all time high, and something has to be done about this group. When people like Nancy Pelosi are coming out and saying they are bad, it is a sign that things need to change — with haste.