Many in the media still in denial about the violence of the alt-left

Eddie Scarry reports on media reaction to Trump's use of the term as if they have never heard it before, but some have actually written about it.

Others are finally starting to notice that Antifa is a violent group that is a danger to this country.  Here is an excerpt of a report by an AP writer published in the Daily Caller.
In the days since violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville culminated in a neo-Nazi sympathizer driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, journalists have mainstreamed the self-described “anti-fascists” (or “antifa”) at the rally — largely ignoring their involvement in the escalating political violence in this country.

Many establishment political figures insisted the far-left actors were just like American soldiers on D-Day. But these “anti-fascists'” own statements show they’re nothing like American soldiers on D-Day.

They aren’t interested in protecting America’s system of government, according to their own statements — they’re interested in destroying it.

From the very start of the Trump administration, far-left actors declared their intention to use massive demonstrations to disrupt the American political process as much as possible.

A common mantra among far-left groups beginning shortly before the inauguration: make America “ungovernable.”

“We need to make this country ungovernable,” declared a female leader for Refuse Fascism shortly after the inauguration. “We need to do what the German people should have done when Hitler was elected.”

Refuse Fascism was a driving force behind the violent, politically motivated riots in Berkeley. Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos — who at the time was an editor at pro-Trump website Breitbart — was scheduled to speak at the University of California’s Berkeley campus. He was forced to cancel the speech after mobs of protesters started fires, assaulted bystanders and pepper sprayed suspected Trump supporters as part of an organized effort to shut down the speech. (RELATED: Ivy League Professor And DNC Platform Member Tied To Berkeley Rioters)

Refuse Fascism was among the left-wing groups advertising the Charlottesville rally and urged confrontation with the white nationalists: “Drive them OUT of Charlottesville and out of power!”

Refuse Fascism was far from the only left-wing fringe group at Charlottesville.

One anarchist group that was at Charlottesville, CrimethInc, holds that anarchism is necessary to destroy white supremacy, which the group says cannot be fully extinguished in a democracy.

They similarly want to destroy law enforcement and capitalists.

“We must identify the forces underlying their laws and their order—white supremacy, patriarchy, policing, capitalism, and the state. We have to work together to keep ourselves safe and reimagine the world without them,” the group states in an article, which was reposted on popular antifa website It’s Going Down.

Another far-left group at Charlottesville last weekend: the Workers World Party, a group of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries who have declared their support for Kim Jong Un’s murderous dictatorship in North Korea. Workers World’s publication has consistently published propaganda-like screeds supporting Venezuela’s murderous regime.
There is much more on the violent left.  Jake Tapper of CNN has also noted the actual violence of the leftist in the events in Virginia. Trump was right about these guys.  Even the LA Times quotes actual participants in the riots and it is clear that the leftist made a determined effort to physically stop the gathering and initiated violence.  It also admits that several of the statue protestors left the confrontation before the road rage attack by the man charged with second-degree murder of a woman who was killed in the confrontation.

Trump may not always be articulate when he is unscripted but he was closer to being correct than the media that denounced his statements.


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