The Antifa movement, according to Wikipedia, is a conglomeration of autonomous, self-styled anti-fascist militant groups in the United States. The principal feature of antifa groups is their use of direct action, harassing those whom they identify as fascists, racists or right wing extremists. Conflicts are both online and in real life. Though AntiFA is supposed to stand for "anti-fascist", in fact these young bullies have taken on the appearance and tactics used in the 1930s by the fascist brown shirt hoodlums of Germany!

"believe nothing you hear & half of what you see"

from The Gray Area:
The old adage, purportedly from Edgar Allen Poe, goes something like this: "the accounts ... are very contradictory, you can believe nothing that you hear in this country, and only one half of what you see". It applies to just about every subject in 2020. And, the protesting / rioting around the country right now is a good example. The 'gaslighting' of the events in Portland and other cities just needs to stop. Not even the breadth and control of the mainstream media can hide what is going on. Everyone sees it before their eyes. Even local officials, Democrats official, are calling these 'violent riots.' For NY Congressman Jerry Nadler to call this a myth is an example of the effort going into the political messaging for 2020. Here are a few bits of 'riot' evidence from The Federalist:
  • In Chicago, over 54 people were shot in the last three days with at least 2 recorded deaths.
  • In Seattle, rioters grew rowdier and began attacking buildings on Saturday. According to the Seattle Police Department, rioters set multiple buildings on fire and broke windows at the King County Youth Service Center/Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center campus. They also attacked local businesses including a Starbucks attached to an apartment complex and the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. There was at least one major explosion that caused damage to the precinct building.
  • Antifa black bloc and BLM rioters in Seattle smashed up multiple buildings and started fires. #SeattleRiots — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 20, 2020
  • In Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, authorities are investigating a shooting that injured two after a Jeep drove through a crowd of protestors. There were no injuries from the Jeep, which the driver claims he drove through the area because “he was scared and trying to get away” from attacks on his vehicle by rioters
  • In Austin, a similar incident unraveled when a group of protestors surrounded a car at a protest Saturday night. This time, however, the driver was the one who fatally shot protestor Garret Foster. At the time, Foster was wielding an AK-47 rifle.
  • In Portland, gunfire, arson, stabbings, and other violence followed rioters as they made their way across the city. By Sunday, rioters had breached and surrounded the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse causing the incident to be declared an official riot.
  • Oregon’s U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams called for the “violent extremists” to cease their rioting and reinforced the idea of a federal presence in the area on Saturday.  “Until that happens, we’re going to do what we need to do to protect federal property,” Williams said. “When the violence ends, then there won’t be a need for the presence of nightly federal officers… It seems quite simple.”
  • 13 Images of the Chaos Created by ‘Violent Anarchists’ in Portland
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