The Irony Of Antifa
Perhaps Antifa and Black Bloc – assuming that there’s enough difference in their respective members to make a distinction between the two terrorist organizations – are suffering from the mental disorder known as Hipsterism. Their whole existence, manifestos, and courses of actions are certainly steeped in a level of irony that is usually reserved only for hipsters.
The irony, of course, being that these supposed anti-fascists are the only fascistlike group(s) in evidence.
Antifa behaves almost exactly as the Post-World War I Freikorps behaved and, like them, Antifa has significant number of members who are students. Again, like the Freikorps that they mimic, Antifa is made up of the sorts who are violently angry at their sudden, apparently inexplicable defeat, a defeat that they blame on Dolchstoss – feeling that they didn’t lose the 2016 elections but were instead stabbed in the back by the American people, the #BernOuts, the electoral college, and “The System” in general.
Indeed, the resemblance between Antifa and the ruffians and bullies of the Freikorps is so uncanny that one has to entertain the concern that, if a strong leader arose to focus them, they could “mature” into a modern version of the Sturmabteilung, just being Schwarzekapuzen instead of Braunhemden. Certainly Antifa’s Hochschulcampus Putsch has been more lastingly effective than their predecessor’s Kapp Putsch.
Yes, the irony is that the supposed Anti-Fascists are the only Fascists in evidence within America’s borders today.