The civil war begins. Riots and attacks in over 40 cities across the United States have caused an estimated 30,000 casualties, with a death toll numbering near 20,000 confirmed dead so far. At first believed to be a hoax, there were very few brave patriots on standby to defend against the onslaught of Soros-sponsored AntiFa rioters.
The war begins. I call on all citizens of the United States to denounce AntiFa and begin to prepare for all out civil war.
Militant anti-fascism dates back to the 1920s: anti-fascists were involved in battles against Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirts, Nazi Brownshirts, Francisco Franco’s nationalist army, Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, and American pro-Nazi organizations such as the Friends of New Germany. Although there is no organizational connection, the lineage of Antifa in America can be traced to Weimar Germany, where the first group described as Antifa was Antifaschistische Aktion, formed in 1932 with the involvement of the Communist Party of Germany. Antifaschistische Aktion’s two-flag logo, as well as the three arrow anti-fascist circle used by the Social Democratic led Iron Front (which was formed in 1931 by Social Democrats), is the most commonly used symbol of contemporary US Antifa.
Decades later, in response to the prominence of neo-Nazism after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Antifascist demonstrators began to rise again in Germany. Liberal columnist Peter Beinart writes that “in the late ’80s, left-wing punk fans in the United States began following suit, though they initially called their groups Anti-Racist Action, on the theory that Americans would be more familiar with fighting racism than they would be with fighting fascism.” Anti-Racist Action (ARA), which came from the punk and skinhead scene of the late 1980s, is the direct precursor of many contemporary US Antifa groups. Other Antifa groups in the US have other genealogies. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, for example, a group called the Baldies formed in 1987 with the intent to fight neo-Nazi groups directly.