Here is the definition of “Fascism” \ fa-ˌshi-zəm \ and its (adapted) meaning –
According to your friendly neighborhood Internet, fascism is described as, ‘an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government, social control and organization’…
That’s code for: Divergence will Not be tolerated, resulting in extreme authoritarian, oppressive, xenophobic and intolerant responses of you and your views. I will impose the ultimate suppression tactics to any and all opposition you offer in retaliation to my views.
“You will suffer the exalted consequences of my dictatorship-of-power and control over society at large, especially if you don’t look, think and act like me.”
When you see people sporting the ‘white power’ sign, while suggesting the nation will return to ‘white purity’ and ‘white supremacy” along with those who identify as ‘white nationalists,’ these are the signs of “fascist” views.
‘Consider what happened during the first crisis of global fascism — Even the truth about Hitler was inconvenient. Many in the west hoped the danger would simply go away.’
— Al Gore, “An Inconvenient Truth,” 2006
But it didn’t go away, it was reborn through subliminal messages that conscript there were “very fine people on both sides,” never once denouncing hate, but secretly justifying and encouraging it, while encouraging armed militia to implore a “stand-your-ground” posture.
Here is the definition of “Antifa” \ an-tē-ˌfä \ and it’s (adapted) terrorist-group meaning –
Antifa are (1): left-wing anarchist activists, comprising of groups who are self-governing, that aim to accomplish their objectives through both ‘non-violent’ and ‘violent’ direct action, rather than through policy reform…
(2): a decentralized campaign; Antifa political activists are ‘anti-racists’ who engage in protest tactics seeking to combat fascism, such as neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and other right-wing fanatics. Strategies include, ‘physical violence,’ ‘harassment,’ as well as ‘property damage’ against those who identify as belonging to the “Alt-Right.”
In laymen’s terms, the A N T I F A — Opposing-Fascism (“non-terrorist”) group meaning –
According to your friendly neighborhood Internet, Antifa is defined as a person or group that actively ‘disapproves’ of fascism as (“anti-fascist”). These anti-fascist group(s) include: 100 Christian ministers in clerical attire, angry, oppositional protesters of the Charlottesville, VA riots, most* peace, armistice advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, and self-styled anti-fascists who happen to call themselves, “Antifas” … — Peter Weber
While they may appear to “rebel” against the ‘fascist establishment,’ they are Not anarchist, (nihilist) who want to over-throw society with their idealism, socialism and socialist ideals. 99% of their protesters are peaceful and non-violent, focusing solely on the message of equality, including economic prosperity, taxation of the wealthy, and fairness to people of color.
*The other 1%, are mostly out-of-towners who follow the crowd of peaceful protesters, causing mischief, distracting from the message by causing property damage, knowing activists such as “Black Lives Matter” will bear the brunt of the blame.
Ironically, in a thwarted bid to incite more violence, pallets of bricks were strategically placed in and around protest sites; mostly remained untouched. The ruse was quickly identified as a scheme to provoke and antagonize Law enforcement, all in an attempt to justify the use of force! Clearly, these protesters are non-violent — Minus those few agitators.
Fact: They made 170 arrests in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin — 120 of them were from ‘out-of-town.’ There is evidently more physical violence coming from supporters of the ‘Alt-right’ and their self-appointed vigilante-styled militia, than any Antifa group of supporters.
Yet, when you read the (Web) version of Antifa, it appeals to the natural “law-and-order” conclusion to justify declaring them as a terrorist group! So what’s wrong with being “anti-racist/anti-resistance/anti-government/anti-fascist/anti-demagoguery?”
In case you’re unsure about what that means:
1) Anti-racism is the protest of racist, bigoted views.
2) Anti-resistance is the peaceful protest of existing laws to invoke ‘change and reform.’
3) Anti-government is actually demanding that our Leaders take social responsibility for our nation’s ills: i.e., joblessness, homelessness, drug addiction, etc. Instead, they’re still deluding themselves into believing the “trickle-down theory” actually trickles down!
4) Anti-fascism is fairness for everyone. If “All Lives Matter” it must include Black Lives too.
5) Anti-demagoguery is the protest of Leaders who appeal to the rhetoric of popular prejudices and fabricated claims in order to gain power. i.e., If I appeal to your job-loss and radical-fear by blaming Mexicans, you’ll approve my need to build a wall around the U.S./Mexico border…
The reality is, there is “No threat” from any person who advocates the philosophical, moral, theory of existentialism to highlight the existence of any individual as a free and responsible agent of one’s self, unrestricted by free-will and our freedom of thought by using a rational and coherent argument.
Instead of respecting their “peaceful right” to oppose fascism, protesters have been classified as a danger to society and property, while the “Alt-Right” consistently takes the law into their own hands as hate crimes, including religious bias, have spiked to more than 350% between 2016 and 2020!
There is no conversation to open a dialogue, to understand why everyone is taking a knee since George Floyd’s murder, to extend the olive-branch of empathy, to bridge the gap closer to understanding one another…
To “unite the ‘Soul of our Country’!”
“As long as fascism, separatism, and antisemitism creep into our lives like nerve gas, it desensitizes us, as it encompasses whole populations in psychological warfare — The battlelines have been drawn as we begin taking sides; a society, divided…
This is where we are now.”
“A house divided (against itself) cannot stand.”
Matthew 12:25–26 NKJV and Abraham Lincoln.
We are no longer The “United” States of America!
By Cachae A. Thomas