The Facebook event created by the Salt Lake City Antifascist coalition opens with a quote from Malcom X, “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
While most people spent the holidays surrounding themselves with their families and the people they love, far-left extremists used this time to terrorize their political opposition.
Patreon is back in the news following another round of what appears to be an ideological purge from their platform. In the last few days the accounts for Milo Yiannopoulos, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), and James Allsup were all terminated. These individuals all have different belief systems and principals and have been vocal critics of each other but their common denominator is a very vocal critique of the far-left and their creeping authoritarianism.
On Wednesday, October 7th members of the the violent antifa cell, Smash Racism DC, descended on the home of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson. While covering their faces with black ski masks, these extremists chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.” They allegedly rang his doorbell, broke his oak door and one of them was apparently caught on security video mentioning a pipe bomb.
Facebook recently decided to ban Gavin McInnes and multiple accounts associated with the “Proud Boys” stating that those accounts were “hate groups” and violated their policies on “hate speech”. As we have previously documented, Facebook and the other large social media monopolies selectively enforce their Terms Of Service and in most cases they are only applied to right-of-center accounts.
A far-right extremist recently carried out a terror attack at a Jewish synagogue killing eleven people. This terrorist attack reignited a conversation about antisemitism and to the surprise of absolutely nobody, President Trump and Republicans in general were immediately blamed for this attack.
In the lead up to the midterms, social media giants like Google, Twitter, and Facebook have rolled out waves of censorship designed to minimize the influence of conservative activists online. Despite the consistent suspension of conservative and right-wing accounts, Twitter has taken no action against hundreds of violent far-left accounts that use the platform to recruit new members and organize criminal activity.
After attacking five separate GOP offices, Antifa has escalated their extremist activities by placing severed pig heads at multiple polling locations and campaign offices in the Austin, TX area. This comes directly on the heels of the media accusing Republicans of “seizing” on the “angry mob” mantra in order to generate a better turnout for the midterms.
Following Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, leftists on Twitter began discussing the need for a “violent general strike” if he were to be confirmed. This comes just days after a violent antifa group confronted Senator Ted Cruz and his family at a restaurant and then made credible threats against the lives of Senator Cruz, Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump, and others from their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The co-host of the far-left podcast, The Guillotine, recently took to Twitter to brainstorm with his 5K+ followers about the best way to organize an armed insurrection. “Dr. Bones” (@Ole_Bonsey) asked “Hey quick little question for military minded lefties: should leftists train/organize in a “insurgent” focus where they blend into a civilian population for potential attacks or a more “militia” structure focused on holding/maintaining turf?”
According to their twitter account, on Sunday, September 23rd two members of the far-left extremist group, Serve The People – LA were arrested. This is the same group that recently doxed and threatened someone for supporting ICE, called for a “sea of armed masses” to rise up against ICE, and encouraged their social media followers to carry out “revolutionary violence against the local government”. According to a blog post they also shared detailing the arrest, they claim they were arrested for simply “standing up for street vendors”. Given their documented history of violence and confrontation I’m guessing this not an accurate representation of what actually happened.
It seems like each day the violent rhetoric from antifa and other far-left extremist groups becomes more militant. In a recent blog post from the far-left site, Incendiary News, the author advocates for the “slaughter” of ICE agents and their bosses (Donald Trump). This rhetoric is fueled in part by the growing influence of Marxism on the left as well as a media industrial complex that routinely distorts, misrepresents, and sometimes even fabricates information in order to paint President Trump and his supporters as “fascists” or “white supremacists”.