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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa View Post
    The Antifa had used the tactics of Neo-Nazis and turned them on the members of the Alt-right because they are proven to work. They fight fire with fire and then have proven to be very effective.

    North Korea is a violent dictatorship that Donald Trump is having a bro'mance with their leader Kim. They even share similar ideas on hairstyles.
    Lol the only thing they have been effective in is amplifying the message of those they wish to silence. They are essentially the political version of the Striesand effect. Take their most famous tantrum involving Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley, had they not shown up he goes and has a speech to a couple hundred people and nothing happens but due to the widespread media coverage, Milo's speeches went viral and instantly propelled him into his 15 minutes of fame and instead of 100s now millions of people have listened to his speeches. If anything one of the biggest recruiters for the Alt-Right is Antifa due to how they help amplify their message.

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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    If it walks like a fascist and wears a black mask like a fascist and beats up innocent bystanders like a fascist.

    And if the fascists who you're supposed to be anti-fascisting against cancel their gig and don't show up, then you don't even haye that. You're just the fascists.
    "You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

    They're anarchists. They hate government and cops and such. Not model citizens, but not fascists.

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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Antifa = Cowardly liberal fascists
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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    Seems to me that if you show up to counter-protest and the people you are protesting against don't show, you should just call it a day. Otherwise, YOU are the protesters.
    Iíll point out, though it should go without saying, that violent protest and rioting is indefensible regardless of what the cause is.

    With that out of the way, Iím not sure I agree with the specific argument youíre making here. Surely youíre dismissing any protest that isnít against something of someone literally at the place of the protest. Most protests are against a wider concept of something. Even if there is an immediate target, itís typically symbolic of a wider issue the protesters are complaining about. After all, on that basis thereíd have been no point to the original KKK rally in the first place.

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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    "You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

    They're anarchists. They hate government and cops and such. Not model citizens, but not fascists.
    If you say so, but I don't think anarchy describes their politics. I think they probably more desire a strong centralized state and a police that would enforce their own political ideas.

    I'm pretty sure what they are matters not at all to the people they jabbed and pepper sprayed.
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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    I’ll point out, though it should go without saying, that violent protest and rioting is indefensible regardless of what the cause is.

    With that out of the way, I’m not sure I agree with the specific argument you’re making here. Surely you’re dismissing any protest that isn’t against something of someone literally at the place of the protest. Most protests are against a wider concept of something. Even if there is an immediate target, it’s typically symbolic of a wider issue the protesters are complaining about. After all, on that basis there’d have been no point to the original KKK rally in the first place.
    Fair enough, but if there's no KKK folks protesting in the vicinity, then you can't really call yourself a counter-protester.
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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    Seems to me that if you show up to counter-protest and the people you are protesting against don't show, you should just call it a day. Otherwise, YOU are the protesters.

    Also, when the A-hole who organized this mob said, 'We still have to show up, because the risk of not showing up is far greater.', I have to ask: risk of what? The risk that a few dozen white supremacists listen to a speech and no one beats up innocent bystanders?
    Antifa is a coalition of thugs playing "anti-fascist" to excuse their use of violence. In the end, they're just violent thugs and should be treated as such.
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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Ah, the comments on here saying that Fox News, a known moderate organization, accusing it of being Right wing. Predictable.

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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Different continent, different millennia, same heinous behavior.



    People don't realize that communists were attacking the police under the phony guise of 'fighting fascists' 100 years ago.
    So the London police of the time were referred to as blackshirts?

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    Re: Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial ... during demonstration

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    Fair enough, but if there's no KKK folks protesting in the vicinity, then you can't really call yourself a counter-protester.
    I didn't think they called themselves counter-protesters, it's just others using the term about them. They could still legitimately protest in general, just as the KKK presumably intended to. It's not as if the ideas they intended to counter-protest don't still exist just because one particular group chose not to come out that day.

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