Reported by Justin Caruso | Contributor | 10:04 PM 07/10/2017
An “open letter” published on an anarchist website urges liberals and progressives to take the side of violent “anti-fascist” (Antifa) groups. Antifa have often embraced violent acts like rioting, breaking storefronts, and beating political opponents on the streets, which has correlated with an increasing number of violent incidents directed at conservatives and Republicans. (RELATED: This List Of Attacks Against Conservatives Is Mind Blowing)
It’s Going Down, a self-described “digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements,” recently published an open letter to regular liberals and progressives urging them to take the side of the Black Bloc.
Its Going Down made headlines in June for reportedly calling for violence against Trump supporters.
The article is titled, “An Open Letter to Liberals & Progressives from the Black Bloc.”
“It is time for liberals and progressives to lose their illusions about the anarchist movement and our tactics, because quite frankly, you have no one else willing to fight for you,” the article reads.
The post also brags about Antifa’s “confrontational” and “disruptive” tactics:
“Confrontational and disruptive social movements have been the only thing which have helped defeat some of Trump’s proposed policies, such as the Muslim Ban 1.0, and it is only mass disruptive action which has the only hope of putting a wrench in the gears of everything from the deportation machine to the drive to war,” the post reads.
It continues, “Furthermore, it was the intense resistance that anarchists and antifascists engaged in after the election, at the Inauguration, and against the far-Right which made it harder for the regime to roll out the totality of their agenda, for fear of full scale revolt.” (RELATED: In Their Own Words: Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Leaders Say They Want To Make America ‘Ungovernable’)
Antifa tactics were used on Inauguration Day in January, as well as at UC Berkeley in response to a planned speech from political provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
The article also directly mentions the violent anti-G20 riots in Hamburg, Germany, which police called/a> called “extremely violent.”
“Liberals and progressives: your world is on fire,” the article reads.
“The institutions, ‘checks and balances,’ and very government that you placed your faith in is decaying all around you, and at every turn the State seeks to roll back any assemblage of democratic oversight or accountability. The Democrats openly plan to move to the Right, as standards of living, the environment, and basic entitlements, rights, and freedoms are attacked. This isn’t a time for you to strengthen these institutions, it’s time for desertion.”
“It is time for liberals and progressives to lose their illusions about the anarchist movement and our tactics, because quite frankly, you have no one else willing to fight for you.”
The article ends by saying, “We know that we cannot separate fighting against domination and exploitation without the project of building a different world at the same time.”
“In the face of everything that the dominant system and the far-Right is throwing at us, we urge you: join us.”