Antifa and AltRight
I just posted this little squib in the Forum.
The more nearly normal segment of the Portland (Oregon) population is angry with the mayor for refusing to crack down on Antifa street thugs who stopped traffic and attacked people going about their business.
These criminal rioters are playing from the same script, but it was not written by George Soros--though he may have bought the current rights to it--but by the revolutionaries in 1848 and, more particularly, by the Communist terrorists of the 1920's, who took over Hungary and tried to take over Germany and Italy. If you want to understand how Mussolini--a comparatively benevolent despot--and the far from benevolent Hitler--came to power, all you need to know is that it was facilitated by Leftist terrorism.
Similar violent outbreaks have been staged, in recent years, in Greece, France, and elsewhere in Europe. Whoever is behind the Antifa terrorists is fully aware of what they are doing. The last time around, they lost and faced--literally--extermination. After the trial runs of Clinton and Obama--with no real opposition from the Bushes--they obviously think their time has come.
They may well be right, but in the short run, their violent antics are fueling an upsurge in support for the mild American version of Mussolini--President Trump. At the same time, I think we shall see an upsurge in rightwing resistance from young men who are beginning to feel they have little to lose.
By the way, I recently met some young men who have taken part in counter-demonstrations and identify, more or less, with AltRight, but this is no longer the AltRight of sissy-boys trying to prove a manhood they will never achieve. Dickie Spencer, I am informed, has so disgraced himself that he now counts for nothing. These young men were worlds away from the pretentious fools who started the movement.
Keep your fingers crossed.