Me, I always said they were the real basket of deplorables. And the medium IS the message. Their medium is violence. No, they never were really anti-fascist. That was just an Orwellianism. They ARE the fascists.
Gradually, painfully, the mainstream is coming closer to this point of view, because the old narrative is getting awfully frayed at the edges. But they’ve got a hell of a long way to walk back. And they’ll try to make it easier on themselves by minimizing their past support. Don’t let them off the hook that easily.
Emerging narrative: they’re a marginal group, so it’s no big deal, hey? Well, they’re only marginal after you marginalize them. And come to think of it, these links I just easily unearthed are not that old yet. When did the administration declare them a terrorist organization again?
(For those tuning in late: this thread is an offshoot of another thread that went off topic getting into this Antifa stuff. I address that thread going off topic by starting a new thread for the new line of - er- discussion. This is the second time I’ve done so for the very same original thread, which now well into the high hundreds.)
a question in general to rowland. what’s up with all those a (non-sense) narrative threads about this and that in a forum mainly regarding taiwan. i know they’re posted in the international politics sector, so that’s that. but you clearly have an agenda or taiwan just bores the heck out of you(if you even live here). anyways, spend more time looking after your real life and less on some (insignificant) tw expat forum trying to convince people that all the fake news you linked here is actually true…
ahh, the holy covfefe…i’ve heard there are still people waiting for it/him/her*
thanks for the suggestion, i actually wanted to that but was unable to find it, does it ignore all of a user’s threads or just specific posts?anyways, where can i find that button? i really want to push that button!!
I’m going to give my uninformed opinion without reading a word of this. Apparently, that’s the way to participate in a politics thread here, especially if it’s about a country different from your own.
Antifascists, being a peaceful movement as the name indicates, are being oppressed by a fascist who instead of a moustache has a mop on his head. The situation is especially painful if you consider all the money these poor antifascist get stolen by the fascist central government, which uses it only for oppressing even further the pacifists.
What the hell is happening in Portland? It used to be a fantastic city to live in and visit but when I was last in the area, nearly everybody warned against going downtown. Do the police not show up? Hell, what about having the National Guard come in and shut things down?
@discobot display help . Every time a contentious issue appears , some robotic ( or alien) influencers descend with words of propaganda to diffuse the situation . Should they be banned from the forum for these heinous activities , or should we be grateful ?
OK, I watched a press conference from the Portland Police and they appear to intend to do…something but don’t appear to differentiate between a person out shopping for morning produce and a person who hits the shopper on the head. Basically, they are saying ‘if everybody stays inside then nobody will have anybody else to hit with hammers’ which…is sort of sad to hear police say but they really did sound overwhelmed.
This is a sad situation. I lived outside of Portland for nearly a year and it was a very left-leaning city but in all the best ways. Public transport that (sort of) worked. Cool, small local shops. Bike lanes. Organic produce before anybody was concerned about such things. They did have a good deal of economic segregation divided along racial lines but that doesn’t appear to be the problem here.