After going months relatively unnoticed by the mainstream media, the left-wing terrorist organization Antifa has finally started to get the attention it deserves. While the group was leaving a wake of destruction behind from Washington to Charlottesville, the mainstream media seemed more than happy to ignore the chaos.
Undeterred by the negative attention, Antifa has shown no signs of backing down from violent tactics. In fact, they may be planning their largest protest yet for Monday.
From PJ Media:
Violent left-wing anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues this coming Monday.
Five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, according to Far Left Watch. In one case last month, vandals defaced a “larger-than-life” statue of Columbus in Central Park, leaving blood-red paint on his hands, and scrawled, “Hate will not be tolerated” and “#SomethingsComing” on its pedestal.
What is coming appears to be a coordinated campaign to destroy monuments all across the country on Columbus Day.
The NYC-based antifa group Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) made the announcement on Thursday, September 21, calling on antifa groups nationwide to “decorate” their neighborhoods.
After the movement to remove Confederate monuments from public places gained steam, many observers warned that the destruction of history wouldn’t stop there. If anything, Antifa is planning to prove them right:
“The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice,” the anarchists wrote in a statement on the website. “White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is growing.”
A recent poll showed that the vast majority of Americans support a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, but RAM called Columbus Day, October 9, “one of the most vile ‘holidays’ of the year.” The group called on supporters “to take action against this day and in support of indigenous people in the US and abroad who have been victims of colonialism and genocide.”
True to form, Antifa agitators do not plan on winning the argument through civil debate. Instead, they plan on use intimidation and property destruction to get their way.
Of course, there’s a word for the use of those kind of tactics… fascism. Instead of protesting fascism, Antifa’s ideology has become indistinguishable from it. Predictably, the irony seems lost on them.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]