So we’re 210 messages into this thread, and I see the right-leaning faction is basically ignoring all of the “yes, of course violence should be condemned, except maybe as a defense against other violence” messages to answer their imaginary strawmen.
But tell me, have we yet even determined if Antifa even exists in any real sense? Other than as a recurrent boogyman for the Fox News crowd, I’ve never even heard the word used in the last year or so, certainly not as any sort of even loosely-organzed group.
Frankly, this whole Antifa thing sounds like “splinter cells,” and “immigrant crime wave” and “fraudulent voters” and “refugees with no background checks” and “welfare queens” and all the other stuff that the right really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really wants us to be afraid of, NONE OF WHICH ACTUALLY EXIST IN ANY NUMBERS.
The fact that they keep throwing the same two or three incidents out as “proof” of these things pretty clearly demonstrates that none of them are real, while ignoring the motes in their own eyes (hate crimes really ARE up, for example).