There is little doubt anymore about the terroristic propensity of the far-left antifa group — self-proclaimed anti-fascists who willingly use violent fascist tactics to silence their opposition.
In fact, the violent left-leaning “anarchist” (actually more like communist) group has been deemed a domestic terrorist threat by the Department of Homeland Security, which makes the fact that they were just seemingly endorsed by a rather influential Democrat leader all the more shocking.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Democrat National Committee vice-chair and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter smiling and holding up what is essentially the playbook of a known terrorist organization — “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.”
Ellison tweeted, “At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump”
According to a review in September of 2017 by The Washington Post, the book was written by a man named Mark Bray, a historian and Occupy Wall Street organizer who also serves as a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College.
The book delves into the history of the so-called anti-fascist movement over the past century, and was ostensibly written to “contextualize opposition to (President) Trump and the alt-right within a much wider and broader terrain of resistance.”
Even The Post had to admit that the current iteration of antifa’s use of violence to stifle the speech of their opposition made any sort of “contextualization” a bit difficult.
In essence, Bray’s book is self-described as “an unabashedly partisan call to arms,” with the stated goal of combining the various opponents of President Trump’s supposedly fascist regime into an organized front.
One way of doing this is through a tactic known as “no platforming,” in other words, denying their target’s opportunities to speak in public by way of obstructing them, defacing their propaganda and property and even using violence, if necessary.
Such activity is clearly an infringement of antifa’s target’s right to free speech, but Bray stated, “this infringement is justified for its role in the political struggle against fascism.”
However, the Free Beacon reported that Dartmouth has distanced themselves from Bray following the release of his book, and made it clear that they support civil discourse, free speech and open inquiry, and that “the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.”
Yet, it sure seemed like Ellison was endorsing violence to obtain political goals by proudly posing with the antifa playbook, a move which puts him at odds with a top leader in his party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to The Daily Caller.
Indeed, Pelosi had openly condemned the antifa group for inciting violence after one of their several riots in Berkeley in 2017.
It is worth noting that two days after the DNC vice-chair shared a picture of himself holding up a terrorist organization’s playbook, it has not been taken down, nor has the liberal media had much to say about it.
Now imagine the outcry from the liberal media if a prominent conservative politician held up a book endorsing violence by the KKK or right-wing militias.
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