Congressman Keith Ellison, the Vice Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, hyped the ANTIFA training manual in a tweet to followers yesterday, saying that it would "strike fear in the heart" of the elected American government led by President Donald Trump.
You can view Congressman Ellison's tweet here:
Ellison is a convert to the Muslim faith who nevertheless entertains some rather anti-religious (not to mention, anti-American) ideas. As a for-instance, allow us to recommend this controversy noted by Wikipedia on the Congressman's page:
"On July 8, 2007, Ellison discussed the power of the executive branch in a speech before the organization Atheists for Human Rights. He stated that Dick Cheney said it was 'beneath his dignity in order for him to answer any questions from the citizens of the United States. That is the very definition of totalitarianism, authoritarianism and dictatorship.' He went on to say, 'It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country, Hitler, in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. The fact is that I'm not saying September 11 was a U.S. plan or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you.'"
Yep, the Vice-Chair of the DNC is a first class nutjob -- and it was the Women's March/ANTIFA wing of the Democrat Party that insisted on him getting the job.
ANTIFA is an authoritarian far-left organization that supports the idea of "necessary violence" to combat what it perceives as right-wing authoritarianism. The book being pushed by the DNC's Ellison was written by Mark Bray, an Occupy Wall Street organizer and Dartmouth professor who in remarks to NBC News' Meet The Press last August defended violence against those whose ideas he opposes.
That's right, unlike most sane people who want nothing to do with either Hitler or Stalin, Bray and Ellison want to play Stalin to attack those they perceive as Hitler. Like we said... first class nutjobs.
After Bray's gig on Meet the Press, Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon released a statement saying "we condemn anything but civil discourse in the exchange of opinions and ideas."
ANTIFA is merely the latest incarnation of the old anarchist-communist movement. As the Wall Street Journal reported (08/28/17), " Antifa activists also search for and publicize damaging information on their targets or opponents, or launch campaigns pressuring their bosses or companies to fire those opponents."
We saw the ANTIFA playbook in action last year, when Sussex County Democrat Party officials attempted to drive a 90-years-old Sussex County business out of existence and leave dozens of working families without the means to live. Here is more from the Wall Street Journal report:
Antifa activists believe in censorship and don’t rule out violence, as they showed again Sunday.
...They’re mostly anarchists and anarcho-communists, and they often refer to fellow protesters as “comrades.” Adherents typically despise the government and corporate America alike, seeing police as defenders of both and thus also legitimate targets.
The anti-fascist anarchist website CrimethInc.com recently summarized its philosophy: “In this state of affairs, there is no such thing as nonviolence—the closest we can hope to come is to negate the harm or threat posed by the proponents of top-down violence . . . so instead of asking whether an action is violent, we might do better to ask simply: does it counteract power disparities, or reinforce them?”
Antifa’s activists use the Orwellian-sounding notion of “anticipatory self-defense” to justify direct confrontation. That can include violence, vandalism and other unlawful tactics. Many draw a false moral distinction between damaging private property and “corporate” property.
Antifa activists have also developed their own moral justification for suppressing free speech and assembly. As anarchists, they don’t want state censorship. But they do believe it’s the role of a healthy civil society to make sure some ideas don’t gain currency.
So they heartily approve of the heckler’s veto, seeking to shut down speeches and rallies that they see as abhorrent. Antifa activists also search for and publicize damaging information on their targets or opponents, or launch campaigns pressuring their bosses or companies to fire those opponents.
Words don’t constitute violence, despite what Antifa activists believe. But there are dangerous ideas and practices, and the radical left has embraced several of them. Democracies solve conflict through debate, not fisticuffs. But Antifa’s protesters believe that some ideas are better fought with force, and that some people are incapable of reason.
Implicit in this view is that Antifa alone has the right to define who is racist, fascist or Nazi. It’s a guerilla twist on the culture wars, when a microaggression must be met with a macroaggression.
To read the entire Wall Street Journal report and view an interesting video on the subject, visit:
CNN has an excellent report called "Unmasking ANTIFA". You can access it here:
The DNC's Ellison is certainly free to push the reading material he chooses to push, as long as he understands that those who take his support and money are going to be asked about it. That includes YOU Congressman Gottheimer. So get your excuses ready.