As reported over the weekend, the pro-Trump rally in Denver on March 4 was met by the Storm Troopers of the New World Order — the Antifas, or “anti-fascists”, apparently imported from Europe to do the dirty work that Americans just won’t do.
To highlight their tolerance and dedication to civil liberties, the Antifas carried a banner proclaiming “No Platform” — that is, their intention to deny the supporters of Donald Trump the opportunity to congregate or speak in public:
The illiberality of the anti-fascist message was reinforced by a young lady denouncing the “votecrimes” of Trump supporters:
A common Antifa motif (motifa?) was a symbol featuring three arrows pointing downwards and to the left:
The same symbol can be found in other Antifa contexts, as in this logo:
And this shoulder patch:
The symbolism of the three arrows dates back to at least 1932, as you can see from this German election poster, “Against Papen, Hitler, Thälmann”:
“Papen” refers to Franz von Papen, a politician originally of the Centre Party who became the penultimate chancellor before Hitler (Kurt von Schleicher was the final pre-Hitler chancellor). “Thälmann” was Ernst Thälmann, the leader of the German Communist Party until his arrest in 1933 during the crackdown after the Reichstag fire.
Times have changed since 1932: The Antifa would obviously never allow one of their three arrows to pierce a symbol used by their dear comrades in the Communist Party. But in the dying days of the Weimar Republic, the Social Democrats were seen as the socialist alternative to both Communism (international socialism) and the Nazis (national socialism).
While investigating the significance of the three arrows logo, Henrik ran across a website that sells Antifa merchandise. This is America, so it’s only natural that Molotov-cocktail-throwing anarchists should have a marketing department. Maybe the operation was set up to recoup some of the demo costs for George Soros.
Here’s what the well-dressed Antifa wears to obscure his identity and flaunt anti-fascist iconography while he breaks the plate-glass windows of capitalist businesses and throws rocks at the pigs:
And the comrades can buy their very own Antifa flag, which is now trendy and ubiquitous at “No Trump” demonstrations:
Finally, a reminder of the permanent Red-Black alliance: a communist symbol and the anarchist circle-A logo entwined:
Wear it proudly to proclaim your allegiance to the anti-fascist cause while you beat Trump supporters to a bloody pulp with your very own Antifa United™ baseball bat!
Viva la revolución, baby!
Previous posts about Antifa in the USA:
|2017||Mar||5||The Storm Troopers of the New World Order — In Denver|
|6||The Storm Troopers of the New World Order — In Nashville