It’s usually partisan politics when party leaders are accused of playing “footsie” with radical violent gangs, such as Donald Trump’s supposed support of the KKK.
But Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chair of the DNC, is making no bones about his support for far-left terrorist group Antifa.
“I just found the book that strikes fear in Donald Trump’s heart,” he tweeted alongside a photo of himself with the Antifa Handbook.
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Antifa is a far-left group that uses violence to achieve progressive political ends, including starting riots and fires at the University of California, Berkeley. While the group claims to be anti-Fascist, they routinely shut down the speech of people they disagree with. Antifa clashed with far-right protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.
The book, written by Dartmouth professor Mark Bray, argues that “militant anti-fascism is a reasonable, historically informed response to the fascist threat that persisted after 1945 and that has become especially menacing in recent years.”
According to Bray, it is acceptable to use violence against “fascism” because what he considers to be fascist ideas — like those shared by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopolous — aren’t worthy of debate.
Bray also states that anti-fascists must be prepared to “physically confront the far right when necessary.”
During an MSNBC interview in August, Bray even argued that Antifa needs to preemptively strike against white nationalists because “fascism cannot be defended by speech.”
But when you’ve got a lot of confused video-gamer kids taught to hate Trump at all costs, what if they see “fascism” to fight in everyone else?
Dartmouth professors aren’t in harm’s way when Antifa riots in poor neighborhoods.