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Biden Must Condemn ANTIFA

Antifa Political violence is the enemy of a free, orderly, constitutional republic. Left or right, political motivation matters not a twit. Respecting rule of law is key, the only way a self-governing republic survives.  As ANTIFA steps up destruction across the West, in Seattle, Portland, Denver and beyond, President Biden must step up – and unambiguously condemn ANTIFA by name.  See, e.g. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/22/chuck-grassley-prods-joe-biden-condemn-protest-v; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/antifa-s-inauguration-day-message-we-re-not-going-anywhere/ar-BB1cYsO2?ocid=uxbndlbing; https://www.foxnews.com/media/dana-loesch-antifa-portland-seattle-biden-democrats.

ANTIFA’s self-described credo, mantra and mission involve anarchic disruption, motivated by claims of equity, socialism, communism, anti-fascism, anti-Republicanism, and – operationally – Marxist-Leninist-Maoist anti-establishment violence.  That is their dominant method of operation, means for advancing their ideology – through violence not dialogue. They make no bones about it.  In short, they are fundamentally anti-American, bent on destruction not construction, rampaging not reform. See, e.g., https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-is-antifa; https://www.nationalreview.com/news/just-an-idea-extremism-experts-explain-the-online-organizing-behind-leftist-riots/; https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/blmantifa_violence_is_prelude_for_november.html.

Honest national leadership – in both political parties – is on the spot.  Moral leadership requires an honest assessment of the “state of our union,” which is not good.  Pretending the nation is not roiled by ANTIFA violence, that it was not roiled in 2020, is simply untrue.  It is also disingenuous, to the point of becoming a fatal omission.  Silence, alas, can be deadly.

Yes, half the nation is profoundly disappointed in the election, the other half somehow content to ignore rising ANTIFA violence.  Biden is President – for better or worse – and now the show is his.  He must act like a president. That means calling a spade a spade and calling out ANTIFA.

ANTFA is the uninvited extension, as the “weather underground” was during late 1960s, of groups that raised legitimate questions about lingering societal divisions, national policy, and equal protection – but they are neither peaceful protesters nor legitimate anything.  They are animated by, and unrepentant defenders of, raw violence.

In the 1960s, BLM stood not for Black Lives Matter (itself now implicated in political violence) but for Black Liberation Movement, an arm of which was Black Liberation Army, another of which was Black Panthers, neither peaceful, both apologists for political violence.  That is not opinion, interpretation, discrimination, or disinformation, just facts.  Crosscheck these facts with on any objective historical tract, treatise, or website.

Then, take a deep breath, look out the window, and just think.  Look what we got in the 1960s, at both the state and federal levels. By moving too slowly against political violence on the left, we got mass destruction of property, death of innocent citizens, federal buildings attacked – eventually blown up – tragic high-level shootings, assassinations of a president, attorney general, and civil rights leader. We got chaos, division, escalating violence, and deep national hurt.

Here was a decade too when foreign adversaries took advantage. They perceived us as weak, provoked us, dragged us into an extended hot war, redoubled their investment in Cold War aggression, leverage and duplicity, missile production, nuclear ambitions, espionage activities.

They strived to widen perceived divisions within American society, bore holes in the planking of our republic, tried to sink us. They aimed to unsettle, wound, upend the American people – our cohesion, belief in ourselves, in our extraordinary, people-centric, trust-based government.

They almost succeeded. But Americans hobbled along, somehow aware, reminded by moral leaders that we are a unique people, more blessed than burdened by our history, endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights.  We realized it was up to us, and we turned things around.  We realized it is up to each new generation of “us” – to protect the institutions, laws, ideals.

We are here again, alas. In this turbulent moment, the obligation of the American People is to stay firm and peaceful, not depart core principles, faith in institutions, nor in our history, each other, rule of law, our Constitution, or our collective resilience.

But there is more. The President – now Biden – and leaders on both sides of the political divide must step up.  If far right violence is anti-constitutional and it is, rising leftist violence, which is fundamentally destructive, outside our political process, unacceptable in America – must be roundly, directly, unambiguously, and swiftly condemned.

Law enforcement, state and federal laws, federal agencies and buildings, citizens and property must be completely, affirmatively, unapologetically protected, defended, and respected.  That starts at the top, with national leaders in both parties – especially with the President of the United States. Silence from him, would be unforgivable – and empower those aiming at destruction.

History is a wonderful teacher.  It involves far less conjecture and fiction, far more contemplation of facts and recorded depiction.  What does it teach?  Appeasement never works. Political violence not forcefully, specifically, immediately condemned begets more, often leading to a cascade of destabilizing political chaos from early offenders and those reacting.

To stop this cycle, to affirm belief in laws, in those commissioned to enforce laws, in civil discourse, in love of America – the world’s most exceptional, self-governing, constitutionally anchored, and resilient republic – leaders must speak.  The new president must stop signing executive orders, hemming and hawing, dodging a true call.  He must be equal to the moment, and unequivocally condemn ANTIFA and every incidence of leftist violence, just as he has condemned violence from extremists on the right.  Honest leadership is urgently needed. If we lose this moment, if President Biden does not speak out, we may lose more than the moment.  Enough said.

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Georgia
10 months ago

Biden isn’t going to stop ANTIFA because they do all his dirty work for him.

H L Howell
10 months ago

every american must know that this election was rigged. If we do not insist on an investigation, they will do it again and the slow to anger right will indeed be very angry. you can fill in the rest.

Rexford Ames
10 months ago

Biden stop Antifa. Just who do you thing the aggressors, were during the so called : Electoral College of the Capitol Building in Washington D.,C. Good people that stood outside and was shocked at the events that took place. They should be. They were a perfect target for the Democrat / Antifa Goons to make a big show, Have all the Republicans Blame Mr. Trump ( He was and is innocent) of all those noise makers. That doesn’t matter. The enemy used them for their own agenda. This was about the Electoral College and use it to to confirm Joseph Biden, as their elected President. It isn’t hard to see but as usual. The Republican Establishment screwed up again. So whats new. The Democrats are becoming to be known as the aggressors at all levels and the Republicans are a bunch of Noise Makers, with no loyalty to anyone but themselves and I might add just like the Democrats do. (but without China’s Aid).
The Republican Leadership had no control over President Trump and when the Republicans had the opportunity to get some work done for America. They sat on their collective hands and stomped around and did nothing.
Corporate D.C. is immune to the public. Once in, They are in for life unless the Party Leadership looses control and then the Money Dries up and the candidates are finished! Your Vote counts when they say so!
It wasn’t always like this but because of American’s Complaisance over many, many years! It is the norm now!
I could go on and on. Why?
I watched Mike Huckabee fall for the bull being held about the Capitol Building and heard but he did not see. As Usual with a lot of mouthing hosts for T.V !

Janice C Scott
6 months ago
Reply to  Rexford Ames

Rexford–I do not need to reply to this info about ANTIFA–You said it all. I don’t understand, other than the Democrats throwing President Trump under the bus as they have been doing ever since he was elected President, why people don’t realize that the crowd of rightful elections supporters was goaded by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Thank you for your comment!

Jeannie Huppert
10 months ago

biden stop antifa? the same guy who surrounded himself w/25,000 national guard: TEN TIMES THE # of troops in Afghanistan? PRAY: for God’s Will, you, me, U.S.A., and President Donald J. Trump, and the dems: for God to open their eyes to REAL TRUTHS, not devils’ lies.

johnh
10 months ago

A little bit more history, in the 1960’s BLM stands for Bureau Land Management.

Judy
10 months ago

Why is my comment ‘waiting for approval?’

Joann M Evjen
10 months ago

If it’s destructive, evil, senseless, or expensive, the left will embrace it.

Judy
10 months ago

Sorry Mr. Charles, this is a useless article. If anyone types in ‘Antifa.com’ on their web browser it goes directly to the Biden White House website. If you do not know this, it is to your discredit on this article. All of what has taken place over the last four years and through November 3rd is a slap in the face to Americans who think rationally. The rest are willingly deceived. There is an egregious sin of depravity and sickening demon Cult in this country which involves the kidnapping, torture and ceremonial consuming of children’s flesh. I believe Planned Child Murder is the activism behind it. This is why the Commiesocialist movement in our country so vehemently defends them. It is a multibillion dollar industry involving Science based research in extending Life Expectancy. Cosmetic and other skin products contain fetal and Placenta tissue. I also believe those who hold high authority positions and those of great wealth have a financial stake in this ungodly industry, and that is why the Left and Rinos in our government, and even in our Court systems support Abortion. Those within the demonic Cult supplied through child sex trafficking are even in our government of elected officials. The way these people act in their blatant disregard for Constitutional Law and not giving one damn about what we know about it, reminds me of when I first heard of what Mad Cow Disease does to those cattle that are fed their own flesh in their feed. These people, aren’t really people anymore, they’ve become demonic beings. I read where one source said that some had been made Clones. Well, it sure would explain a lot at this point!! God created man and breathed in him the breath of life and man became a living soul. Mad Scientists can REcreate what resembles a Man or Woman but without one main important qualification to make them a human being, an eternal living soul.
So, are we being governed for the most part by Clones?
I’ve got a word or two for Nancy Pelosi, “No matter what, God is in control of all existence. And He will determine the outcome of His Election!”

Daniel Fickus
10 months ago

To paraphrase, history is a teacher, but only if history is taught as history occurred. We benefit from history so the mistakes and misgivings of the past are not to be repeated. But, unfortunately there are the uninformed and some well educated that exploit the ignorance of others.

James A. Mauermeyer
10 months ago

I wonder if the pollical leader could be charges as Co-conspirators since they assisted after the crime by either ordering police not to stop and/or arrest the riot villains; or fail to prosecute or even hold them. Thus they did violate laws and endanger everone

Joyce Gibson
10 months ago

Antifa must be outlawed by the President and Congress. If not, they will take over the entire country. They are maiming and killing, not only law enforcement, but the average citizens. Law enforcement must be allowed to arrest and make the convictions stand. Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each time they leave their home to report for duty. They are being persecuted and this should not be allowed. Antifa wants no laws – they do not want a president of either party and they do not congress to make laws. They must be dealt with immediately before their rhetoric spreads across the country.

Therese Brezin
10 months ago

Condemn him???? And bite the hands that feed them??? They’ll turn on them in an instant. And, of course, blame it all on Trump and us.

J. Shenk
10 months ago

ANTIFA is an idea —- not an organization. Isn’t that what Democratic Predidential candidate Joe Biden once told the American people? Now President, this man will never publicly condemn ANTIFA, BLM or any other destructive Leftist Marxist organization. Why risk angering the base that so loyally supports his agenda? Besides, Biden has made it very clear that the real subversive threat is from the Right. Sadly, with mainstream media repetition, this is what many in the electorate will accept and believe.

johnh
10 months ago
Reply to  J. Shenk

It looks to me like ANTIFA is anti-goverment & therefore I do not see that group supporting the agenda of party in WH. Why are they destroying the cities of Portland & Seattle ??? Several rioters have been arrested in both cities , but hardly ever here of judicial actions???

J. Shenk
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Point well taken. ANTIFA ideology does indeed embrace anarchy. Nevertheless, they have aligned themselves with the Left, and the Left is aligned with the Democrat party. ANTIFA may not support the Biden agenda, but they no doubt see him as the easily manipulated “useful idiot” potentially beneficial to their cause. As to why the continued senseless destruction in Portland and Seattle at the hands of ANTIFA thugs, that answer eludes me. Why would any intelligent and rational person advocate for anarchy? What is to be gained by angering law abiding tax paying citizens? As flawed as our two party system is, better a somewhat dysfunctional government than none at all.

H L Howell
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

our new vp will just bail them out, again.

JJ Johnson-Smith
10 months ago

Exactly! This level of unaddressed violence should have been nipped-in-the-bud when it started! But Leftist Governors and Mayors not only did NOTHING to stop the destruction, they supported it, FUNDED it, and in some cases, INCITED it! Why are THEY not being Impeached?! Trump had the opportunity to declare Antifa a Domestic Terrorism Group, but he failed. I do not see Biden’s “Handlers” allowing him to do it, either. This will come down to a street war.

Therese Brezin
10 months ago

They not only did nothing to stop it, but the leftists governors and mayors were all for it.
I may be wrong, but I thought that President Trump DID classify antifa and blm as domestic terrorists.

Robert W
10 months ago

That ain’t going to happen, ANTIFA/BLM is the Demorat version of the Gestapo!!!!

John Higgins
10 months ago

Biden must be charged with treason and impeached! He’s gotten away with his actions for too long! He and his entire family are corrupt and need to be tried for their crimes!! Enough is enough!!! ????????????

Chuck
10 months ago

Biden will do nothing. These are “peaceful protestors” remember.

Sean Richman
10 months ago

Does anyone but me wonder if blm,antifa and a few others aren’t the militant arm of the liberal,socialist,marxist”dirty Ds”.It does”kinda”make sense.

Lukykady
10 months ago

He will never dismiss Antifa or BLM. That’s who funded the DemonicRats. They are desperate. We need to be more desperate than them. We have to work harder and stay strong together.

Gunny Joe
10 months ago

We have let this happen! How you ask, we did not stop this in the 60’s, after they found out that they could get away with acts such as AFTA and BLM are putting on today they went to ground and started working to get the schools converted, was not hard work just steady. After 70% or better of the college professors were commie the high schools followed. There was a steady flow of commie educated business people that became todays bankers, CEO’s, and elected officials.
We that worked for a living, trusted/ignored, the elections after the first couple weeks of the new/same people in office. Trusted/ignored our schools, as long as Jake and Pattie, were getting fair grades, or coming home too messed up on drugs or booze life was good. What the hell we had to work, and get high or drunk or self!
Now we got that tiger by the tail and he has his fangs on our neck, would not help now if we did turn loose of the tail. I as a twenty year Marine stand convicted of all the above, and will soon face turning in my only real hobby (my hand guns and rifles), or paying a tax (that I cannot/will not pay) or going to jail or worse, as I watch a group of people that hate America destroy, America as we think we know it, and our way of life.
They say wait for two years the next election. Like the old boy that on the radio use to say WAKE UP AMERICA, you are too late. Look at the damage that has been accomplished in less than one week. I am angry, frustrated, and more than a little scared, but mostly pissed at me and us. Don’t know what the fix will be, at 76 year old, (and in good health) I know what needs to be done but most of the people I trust is not in the same condition or dead. It is their way to do so much as quickly as they can so we know not where to start at. So in closing this, God pleased do not turn you face from our nation, but your will be done! Gunny Joe

Chuck
10 months ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

Hang on to your guns. You may be able to sanction a few commies before they get you.

Joyce Gibson
10 months ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

Gunny Joe, you are so right. Our k-12 schools and our colleges are full of socialist/communist thinking individuals. I am 80 and I am as scared as you. We need to take our country back, but how?

Don
10 months ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

Gunny, you just started my letter of apology to my grandchildren that I promised my sons I would write. We need to apologize to our descendants for allowing our country to lose its liberties and conservative values as well as its moral fibers. We were too busy enjoying the fruits of the vigilance of our forefathers, and failed to keep sound watch on our beautiful rights and freedoms. Our generation was too self-centered to realize what was happening, mainly in our education system and the other responsibilities we were willing to hand over to the federal monolith while we partied on the fruits of those who sacrificed and died for us in previous generations. God forgive us and may God somehow save this country from its pending destruction.

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