Do not permit a false equivalency
No matter how many times the "Anti-Fa" are claimed to be part of the Left, they are not.
They are Anarchists; antithetical to ALL forms of government.
The Right has gone into 'what-about-ism' claiming that the Antifa are part of the Left, but they are not. Antifa is a third "side" in the political system, sowing discord and damaging ALL the others.
The Right has succumbed to (or been manipulated into) a binary Us-Versus-Them mindset, where everyone that is not them is The Big Scary Left. This permits them to have an attitude that "Everyone is out to get me", therefore everyone else is The Enemy.
Don't permit the "opponent" to make the rules for the conflict. They're not smart enough to get it right.
They are united in being anti-fascist, that is all.
The worst mistake we can make is to allow it to seem like we are in common cause with Antifa.
They only help the Nazis.
and who it helps. It helps the Nazis.
Antifa is an enemy of liberalism. I don't understand (or appreciate) your game, but I'm not falling for it.
And, I've been here since 2002, I'm not playing games.
If I were anti-liberal, I wouldn't still be here.
We can not afford to be seen in any sort of coalition with these violent extremists who do nothing but aid the Nazis.
Fuck off Nazis. Fuck off Antifa.
Antifa has some of the best of the best in their ranks. People I'm proud to be associated with. They also attract some horrendous individuals. That more negative side opens the door for right wing disrupters.
They are not "we" as a whole.
We are being gaslighted.
Yes, they do attract extremists, as I mentioned.
They relist the Hitler First, Then Us stategy. They want things to get bloody. it serves the group's fanatical purposes.
Liberals need to tell Antifa to fuck off!