A standard puff piece from the new clerics at The Guardian. These characters haven’t killed anyone yet because they suck at fighting and don’t know how to use weapons. I don’t know that anyone deserves a pat on the back simply for not being a multiple murderer or being incompetent at criminal assault. Yes, these folks are used as a scapegoat by Trumptards, but that doesn’t mean they are not within the lengthy historical trajectory of left-wing authoritarianism or terrorism.
This is obviously a delicate issue because it is necessary to differentiate anti-authoritarian criticisms of Antifa from Trumptardism, while encouraging the development of non-world dominationist anarchism in opposition to the attempted Maoist co-optation of anarchism by the Antifa.
By Lois Beckett
Donald Trump has made warnings about the threat of antifa and “far-left fascism” a central part of his re-election campaign. But in reality leftwing attacks have left far fewer people dead than violence by rightwing extremists, new research indicates, and antifa activists have not been linked to a single murder in decades.
A new database of nearly 900 politically motivated attacks and plots in the United States since 1994 includes just one attack staged by an anti-fascist that led to fatalities. In that case, the single person killed was the perpetrator.