The main leftist Anti-Trump group, Refuse Fascism, has endorsed Antifa and criticized Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her relatively mild criticism of them.
Refuse Fascism is the lead organizing ‘Resistance’ group that has been the backbone of virtually every protest against Donald Trump. since he became President.
The group says that Pelosi is now ‘abetting’ the fascism of the Trump administration.
From Daily Caller:
The resistance group issued a statement Saturday declaring its support for Antifa and hammering its critics, even as Pelosi and others on the left attempt to distance themselves from Antifa, the violent far-left movement that federal authorities have said is engaging in domestic terror activity. Refuse Fascism specifically noted Pelosi’s criticisms of Antifa, before attacking all critics of Antifa as siding with “fascism.” The statement was titled “Shameful, Dangerous, Wrong Attacks on Antifa.”
Here’s part of the statement they issued:
“Differences over tactics, where they exist, must not divide the people’s resistance. Distancing and effectively joining in the threats and attack by this fascist regime, and other government authorities, is not only morally bankrupt, it also accommodates and quickly leads to collaboration with fascism,” Refuse Fascism stated.
“To stand against injustice at this moment requires firmly understanding that the attacks against ‘Antifa’ are designed to intimidate, suppress, and divide all opposition to fascism. The threats and attacks on Antifa and anyone else standing up against fascism, especially attempts by the state to brand them as ‘terrorist’ or put them on watchlists, must be opposed.”
But Antifa has been doing the same things, attacking police and calling the U.S. fascist long before Donald Trump came along. And they operate internationally where there is no Trump.
The people behind Refuse Fascism are for the most part professional protesters who have been protesting the ‘fascist’ United States for years. Their ‘initiators’ include radical Communists like Carl Dix and Sunsara Taylor of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Refuse Fascism has consistently organized mass demonstrations, in Berkeley and elsewhere, that have turned into riots. The group is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by left-wing financier George Soros, a major labor union and several large companies, as TheDC’s Chuck Ross first reported. The group lists Ivy League professor and DNC platform member Cornel West as one of the group’s “initiators.”
The group in question, Alliance for Global Justice, was also the fiscal sponsor for Occupy.
Indeed it’s many of the same people all over again. That’s important to understand to grasp the concept that it isn’t about whatever the current concern being pushed, be it big banks, white supremacy or fascism. It’s always ultimately about the chaos, anti-US sentiment and anti-capitalism.
They don’t believe that violence against property is violence because they don’t believe in private property.
The group is planning massive demonstrations for November 4 to ‘force’ Trump/Pence from office.
Presentations from the conference reveal the group wants to disrupt the “ability to govern” of America’s leaders and make them “lose respect and legitimacy in the eyes of people here and internationally.”
Costing America’s leaders “international legitimacy” is key because it “is a very critical calculation for the rulers of this country.”