If a Republican says something controversial, then Democrats tell them they must resign. But if a Democrat calls for the assassination of the president and is rebuked by the party leadership, she says there is no way in hell that I’m resigning. The recent story: Missouri Democratic state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on Facebook, “I hope Trump is assassinated." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported top Democratic leadership in the state spoke out, including Claire McCaskill, who said, “I condemn it.”
It appears that the Democratic Party has trouble controlling their elected officials, but what about unelected people associated with the Democratic Party? Al Gore, in a recent interview on UK television, was asked about what President Trump should do as a result of what happened in Charlottesville, and he only said: “Resign.”
My question now is what do we know about the other side: the anti-left group known as Antifa, who were active participants in the Charlottesville debacle and other recent riots? This group also wants to get rid of President Trump because he does not fit their narrative.
Most Americans including many Democrats are not aware of a Democratic support group called Antifa. The name originates from Anti-Fascist Action groups in the 1930’s, but in this country they have become an anarchist group opposed to just about everything on the right. You have seen them at almost all the riots over the last few years, and even at the inauguration of President Trump. They dress in black and wear black masks to hide their identity. Antifa groups are known for militant protest tactics, including property damage and sometimes physical violence. Antifa focuses more on fighting far-right ideology than encouraging pro-left policy.
According to Antifa organizer Scott Crow, "The idea in Antifa is that we go where they (right-wingers) go. That hate speech is not free speech. That if you are endangering people with what you say and the actions that are behind them, then you do not have the right to do that."
"And so we go to cause conflict, to shut them down where they are, because we don't believe that Nazis or fascists of any stripe should have a mouthpiece."
The Antifa are against the free-speech provision of the Constitution. If they don’t agree with what you are saying, they retain the right to shut you down. The Antifa are anarchists, and they believe according to Merriam-Webster, "that government and laws are not necessary." They believe they are the ultimate power. They are the new Brown Shirts for the Democratic Party, the enforcers.
Let me show you how Antifa intimidation works. If someone challenges what they say and does the following, this is the outcome that person can expect. New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg made the mistake of admitting that along with the abhorrent, violent white supremacists that terrorized Charlottesville over the weekend, many Antifa protesters were also enacting "hate-filled" violence, as they've done in several other cities in recent months. For noting that the "hard left seemed as hate-filled as the alt-right" — citing "club-wielding 'Antifa' beating white nationalists being led out of the park" — Stolberg was hammered online, even after repenting and issuing a correction that depicted the violent left in more heroic terms. They cannot have any stories about them, who they are, and their activities that is why they wear masks.
A reporter’s freedom of speech is suppressed by Antifa, so when President Trump said "You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now," he spoke the truth. Because President Trump spoke what he believed to be the truth, Antifa and other Democratic supporters went after the President for speaking the truth, trying to take away his freedom of speech.
For eight years President Obama spoke out about riots and disturbances; in many cases without the facts. I ask you do you find it strange that in every case what he said happened, did not prove to be the case? How is it possible that Democrats claim to always be correct while the Republicans are told that they are always at fault? For eight years Republicans have been intimidated by the Democrats and the Antifa and have not responded. For the first time in a long while a Republican stands his ground and says, you were also wrong.
One last question: For the people who resigned from the Presidential Councils: were you intimidated, and for the congressmen and senators, were you also intimidated by Antifa? Does the President of the United States have the right to say what he believes? What do you think?
Dan Perkins is an author of both thrillers and children’s books. He appears on over 1,100 radio stations. Mr. Perkins appears regularly on international TV talk shows, he is current events commentator for seven blogs, and a philanthropist with his foundation for American veterans, Songs and Stories for Soldiers, Inc. More information about him, his writings, and other works are available on his website, DanPerkins.guru. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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