Anti-fascists claim, obviously, that they oppose “fascism.” Just as obviously, I needed to put the word in quotes because the vast majority of them don’t have a clue what it is. They hear someone who’s proud of their country, immediately associate that person with Hitler, and scream the word as if it’s some sort of talisman designed to ward off Nazis.
This video from their Impeach Trump rally on July 2, 2017, illustrates the idiocy perfectly:
That’s right: these “Anti-fascists” are applauding a speech made up completely of quotes from none other than Adolf Hitler. The only edits made were simply to tailor it for the audience — which doesn’t seem to be bothered by Hitler’s rhetoric in the least.
Why is that?
First, people know Hitler hated Jews and blamed them for, well, everything. Since the speech didn’t mention Jews, there was nothing for them to make the connection with.
But most importantly, the Left has always identified fascism as capitalism taken to some extreme.
Which is insane. Mussolini was a Leftist. Fascism was a variation of socialism that still required totalitarian central control of the economy. Fascism is a leftist ideology. Free markets and limited government power and “life, liberty, and property” don’t mesh too well with fascism.
But so-called “anti-fascists” don’t comprehend that, so they label everything they dislike as fascist, and they are literally textbook fascists. Watch them reenact the Brown Shirts’ greatest hits by burning buildings every time someone disagrees with them.
This isn’t the first example of someone floating a Nazi quote without attribution to see if progressives will agree with it, which they seem to invariably do, but it’s definitely one of the more amusing. I can’t wait to see who tops this one and just how they do it, but it doesn’t take much to get a fascist to agree with actual fascism.