Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
They both show up at events and “protest.” This activity involves holding signs, sometimes chanting slogans, and most of all getting airplay on the TV or a youtube clip embedded on a popular internet site. The police are the referees, letting each side knows where they are allowed to stand. While all “public protests” are generally similar, in the Current Year we’ve had “anti-fa” vs. “fa.”
For the last decade, anytime a White organization like Jared Taylor’s American Reinassance or Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute tried to hold a conference, the “Antifa” staged a “protest.” The targets were the conference goers, anyone plausibly associated with them, Republicans generally and now Donald Trump particularly.
Among the other side appear this group, “Fa.” Fa wants to “take it to the streets” and “battle” the Antifa. The Fa wants to use the same tactics as Antifa, namely: holding signs, sometimes chanting slogans, and most of all getting airplay on TV or a youtube clip embedded on a popular internet site.
The ostensible difference is that the Antifa are “protesting” the Fa, and the Fa are counter-protesting. The Antifa are attacking the attendees, and the Fa are “battling” the Antifa “in the streets” to presumably “defend” the conference-goers.
The police heavily stage manage these events. While the Antifa do initiate illegal and antisocial assault and physical battery, unlike #BlackLivesMatter “protests,” these Antifa vs. Fa events never reach the level of a “riot.” The Antifa are allowed to attack until they foul out once or twice, then the police will make a few symbolic arrests and the lawyers figure it out later. No one remembers any of it except for the actual people in the Antifa and the Fa that staged the event. The TV and Youtube clips are all anyone else remembers.
If I were an NRx snob, I’d make some point about demotism and suggest, instead of hiring those Fas eager to “take it to the streets” and “protest” the Antifa, maybe just hire a professional security firm, and a lawyer? Or two lawyers?
What really is “street activism” anyway? The only difference between a “protester” and a “crisis actor” is if they are getting paid. Social Justice Warriors – the “lefty activists” with the piercings and green hair – tend to be upper middle class college white kids who, for whatever reason, felt the need to “act out” and “protest injustice” or whatever. You can be assured that they consider any sort of media coverage to be a “victory.”
The Antifa are just the “hardcore” version of those people, except they are willing to assault and physically batter, and maybe spend 48 hours in jail. They aren’t going to kill anyone, but will throw a few punches or use some noxious chemical or biological waste. It’s probably safe to assume that the lawyers that defend them in court will know the legal differences between noxious chemicals you’re allowed – or not – to spray in someone’s face. But anything serious, that resulted in immediate, serious physical injury, would likely get prosecuted to some degree.
What is the point of all this? Are there more effective ways of leveraging the media than holding “protests” and “counter-protests?” Do 15 seconds of “protest footage” – almost certainly slanted against the “Fa” – broadcast on the network news even matter anymore? Who exactly is the audience for all that “protest footage?”
If the real problem is these semi-official Democratic left-wing “activists” have crossed the line from “protest” to “assault and battery” isn’t the most effective response to start suing? Maybe form an Emergency Committee For Whites and starting harping on the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center is covering up thousands of hate crimes against White children?
Of course, anyone actually suggesting some sort of “take it to the streets” Fa organization that does exactly what the Antifa does, but is even more “hardcore” and illegal, is either a LARPer or a Fed. In theory, they could be an idiot and fantasist, essentially a poet or a creative writer of speculative fiction. But chances are the new brilliant ideas for “street activism” are pretty shop-worn, aren’t they? Not new, not brilliant, not effective. Just more play-acting for the media.
What if they staged an “anti-Alt-Right-Nazi” rally and no one showed up?