Over the past couple of years, I have written a number of articles concerning ANTIFA. Those articles identified the nature of ANTIFA and warned about its potential for mayhem. Unfortunately, warning is no longer sufficient. America is in peril and its survival as a constitutional republic at stake.
ANTIFA has joined forces with Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other anarchist organizations. In the beginning, the supposed purpose of ANTIFA protest was social justice. However, its protests have now morphed into an anti-American pro-communist revolution. Tearing down statues, defacing public property, rioting and looting, and direct attacks on the government are now its norm.
ANTIFA and its allies have gotten a pass for the destruction created. Government officials on the left and in the Democratic Party have excused the violence and even supported it as some type of bizarre justice. Many cities suffered, and still suffer – and more than physical damage. The tax base and real estate values of some of the major cities are collapsing as wealth and employment disappear into the suburbs and rural areas.
The lack of prosecution and appropriate punishment has emboldened ANTIFA. Their constant attacks have created wastelands that average Americans and the police avoid. Unreported by the press is the number of injured and dead caused by ANTIFA and its allies. (The number of dead now exceeds the number of black people killed last year in confrontations with the police.)
Up to this point, ANTIFA mobs have been satisfied to ravage the cities. However, ANTIFA and its allies have recently begun to expand their riotous actions into suburbs and its middle/upper class neighborhoods. They block street access. They awaken people late at night and damage their property. They now demand that private property, including housing and vehicles, be given to them for supposed social justice purposes. ANTIFA is probing to see how far the average American citizen can be pushed.
Democrats no longer hide the fact that ANTIFA and its allies are their violent shock troops. Some have even extolled the ANTIFA violence as an appropriate response to repression and a valid basis for reparation claims. While President Trump is the convenient target for excusing ANTIFA violence, the real target of the Democrats is the American people and the American constitutional republic.
The biggest pushback to this ANTIFA violence seems to be from individual American citizens. With the neutering of the police and the massive release of criminals from prisons, people are buying guns and ammunition at record rates. As a result, certain types of guns and ammunition are unavailable or in short supply.