First, a little history…
The SA — Sturmabteilung, meaning ‘assault division’ — also known as the Brownshirts or Storm Troopers, was a violent paramilitary group attached to the Nazi Party in pre-World War Two Germany.
The SA was instrumental in the Nazi’s rise to power. The Brownshirts are infamous for their operation outside of the law and their violent intimidation of their political opponents.
While the Nazis had the Brownshirts, America’s radical socialist movement, composed of an alarming number of anarchists, have Antifa… easily identified dressed in Blackshirts and masks.
The leader of the political party they appear to most align with refuses to denounce them. He calls Antifa an “idea” even as they’ve caused more than a billion dollars in property damage, hundreds of assaults, and have some involvement in the deaths of a number of people they consider their political opposites.
Remember, Joe Biden dismissed these anarchists as nothing more than an idea.
Now for the news…
A rally called to promote free speech and denounce big tech censorship (following Facebook and Twitter censorship of a blockbuster expose on Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption) turned violent Saturday in San Francisco.
Several hundred alleged members of Antifa showed up to attack the dozen, or so First Amendment advocates who had assembled to exercise their free speech rights.
The Antifa anarchists refused to allow Philip Anderson, an organizer of the free speech event, to begin speaking. Anderson was punched in the face before the rally even started.
Philip Anderson, a free speech rally leader, punched by counter protester and pushed back into barricaded area at UN Plaza in SF. Rally has not started yet. #ProudBoys #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/NcNopIyDAX
— Denis Ivan Perez (@dpi_19) October 17, 2020
Antifa attacked me for no reason. pic.twitter.com/kDajqqyQ78
— Philip Anderson (@TeamSaveAmerica) October 17, 2020
If Antifa were truly dedicated to an Anti-Fascist world, as their name is meant to imply, why do they use violence to silence their political opponents. More important, why won’t Joe Biden denounce them?
You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down: [up] man’s old — old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. – Ronald Reagan, A Time For Choosing