Perhaps Antifa should be classified as a domestic terrorist organization. They may be a bunch of basement-dwelling losers, but according to a report by The Daily Caller, an Antifa website includes information and encouragement for committing violent, illegal activities:
A website called It’s Going Down, which calls itself a “platform for revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist and autonomous anti-capitalist movements” showed up on our radar during the riot that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at UC Berkeley in February this year.
As I previously detailed in a Heat Street report, the website features a variety of materials that promote violence against supporters of Donald Trump and capitalist society. New research on the website reveals that it has posted 19 pages (archive) about “sabotage,” which detail countless instances of acts of sabotage against law enforcement, corporate entities, and individuals opposed by leftist anarchists. The articles tacitly endorse these crimes that range from mild to extreme.
An article dated to April 20 details how anarchists “poured concrete on the train tracks that lead out of the Port of Olympia to block any trains from using the tracks” to stop fracking equipment from being transported.
While most of their acts of criminality seem like little more than malicious pranks, some anarchists have resorted to terrorism. In Mexico City, Antifa took credit for detonating an explosive device at an Exxon Mobil facility this April against what they call a “complete criminal, murderous, genocidal, ecocidal state.”
In the Mexican city of Ecatepec de Morelos, terrorists destroyed police vehicles with explosive devices. A manifesto posted to It’s Going Down says that “violence can and should be demystified and made commonplace,” committed by the common man rather than the masked vigilante.
“We want revenge,” the manifesto continues. “We have no program or ideology, we just have our guts, our delusions, desires, whims, tantrums, etc.”
The kicker, however, is that the site is partially funded via the website Patreon.
For those unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s basically patronage combined with crowdfunding. Supporters send money to support a creative person or project. Reportedly, It’s Going Down receives roughly $1,000 per month from Patreon — money going towards tips on committing criminal activities.
Patreon does not seem to mind, apparently.