Ah, the "Anti-Fascists" known as ANTIFA. If ever there were a more ironic name, I haven't found it. How is it that someone can claim to be Anti-Fascist while at the same time supporting Fascism? I'm still trying to work through it, but so far no luck.
Webster's Dictionary defines Fascism as:
1) A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
2) A tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.
So let me get this straight, a group that wants more government control, a government with dictatorial power over the states, who sees their own secular humanism as the only correct answer, who want total governmental control of the economy, who forcibly suppress people who disagree with them by bombing their buildings and rioting, and who want forced theft through socialism are the "Anti" Fascists? Gee, I'd hate to see what the actual Fascists look like (//sarcasmoff//).
Conservatives believe in individualism and individual rights. We are not collectivists, and that is exactly what Fascism is. A collectivist system centered around socialism and secular humanism. I'm sorry, but you don't get to redefine this word. Conservatives aren't Fascists. Some may be Theocrats, but Fascists? No, not by a long shot.
Which leads us to an interesting tidbit that came across the news this morning as I was listening to Mike Opelka and Charlie Parker on 1200 WOAI San Antonio. There are rumblings that Attorney General Bill Barr has email traffic and correspondence from and between ANTIFA members indicating a clear and exact planning of the Portland riots, and that they have leads and ties to other riots which may in fact be able to be traced back to them.
Why does that matter? We've known that for a long time, so what?
It DOES matter, we can, potentially, now prove it, and I'll tell you so what.
You see the RICO act explicitly lists the following as RICO related crimes: Theft, arson, extortion, dealing in controlled substances, money laundering, and acts of terrorism among many other. The trigger for these being prosecuted under RICO as opposed to being prosecuted as individual crimes committed by individual people? Coordination and proof thereof.
But so what? So now it's, "organized crime," what does that mean/do?
Well, first, it allows law enforcement to "go up the chain" with their charges. It means that not only can the prosecute those who engage in the activity itself, but they can go after anyone found to be coordinating it, supporting it, funding it, or protecting it.
It means that then can prosecute corporations in addition to people. Yes, a corporation, which means that they can shut down any business complicit in these illegal activities including 501.c.3 corporations who solicit donations for their support.
It could even, potentially, put people like George Soros in the line of fire if it can be definitively proven that he provided monetary support for these activities. You see, RICO really does matter, and this MAY be a really big, and bad thing, at least for ANTIFA and its supporters.
All of those things that happened in CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle? They can be linked directly back to ANTIFA, and if RICO now applies to ANTIFA, then all of those crimes become linked to anyone supporting, engaging in, or conducting "business" for or in the name of ANTIFA.
Also, another interesting application, Mobs, Gangs, and Organized Criminal Organizations are not protected by any constitutional rights per the RICO act. A Mob can't claim its first amendment rights for the purposes of supporting its activities. Yep, you guessed it, ANTIFA would, essentially, be silenced publicly, and governors/mayors/county judges would then have legal authority to block or break up any gathering that they put together.
Also, under RICO, the ruling can apply to any offshoot group that can be directly linked back to the parent group. In other words, they can't just form another group and suddenly get all of those constitutional rights back. All that has to happen is for law enforcement to link it back by people, money, or organisations and BAM they can shut it down immediately.
This is a game changer against ANTIFA, and is similar to the 1870 and 1871 actions that the government took against the Ku Klux Klan (the Ku Klux Klan Acts) and their lynchings across the nation. It may not be the full dismantlement of it, just like they never did with the KKK, but just like with the KKK, it cripples their ability to project violence and to force their will upon others through threats of force.
I want to stress, that this is something I heard on the radio, and as of yet, there are no corroborating news stories from any major outlets. I do trust Mike Opelka, however, and he is known to be right most of the time, so that is the reason why I'm lending his statement so much credibility.
IF it is true, and these documents exist, then it's time to take them to a judge and get them to sign off on a RICO classification for ANTIFA so that we can shut down their activities, violence, and "revolution." It's well past time to restore peace to our streets, and just like we wouldn't let the mafia control our streets with violence, we won't let ANTIFA either.