Talk about the difference a few days make.
The Overton Window looks to be shifting just a bit as leftists in the media have been forced to admit that their beloved terrorist group Antifa is, in fact, nothing more than a bunch of violent thugs.
After several years of running interference for the Left’s foot-soldiers, it appears that the left-wing media is finally recognizing the mountains of evidence pointing to Antifa’s extremism.
But what’s most surprising is who’s coming out and criticizing the group.
After the brutality of Antifa’s Berkeley protest, the Washington ComPost of all places ran the headline:
“Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.“
No doubt, somewhere in the world, pigs were flying.
But while that headline was indeed shocking, even more so is the turnabout by Berkeley’s pseudo-communist mayor Jesse Arreguin.
As reported at Breitbart, after encouraging Antifa to burn down his city earlier this year, Arreguin is calling for the self-described “anti-fascist” group to be classified as a street gang.
Arreguin’s comments came after hundreds of Antifa activists jumped police barricades on Sunday and assaulted conservative protesters, injuring five.
With the deluge of video evidence available, the liberal media had no choice but to report that Antifa had initiated the violence.
Although some, more than others, did their best to damage control on behalf of Antifa and spread the blame to both sides.
“I think we should classify them as a gang,” said Arreguin, who’s a member of the violent left-wing group By Any Means Necessary.
“They come dressed in uniforms. They have weapons, almost like a militia and I think we need to think about that in terms of our law enforcement approach.”
“We also need to hold accountable and encourage people not to associate with these extremists because it empowers them and gives them cover,” said Arreguin.
One can’t help but be cynical about his and the leftist media’s motives in finally condemning the extremism of Antifa.
Frankly, they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt, as the past makes the following speculation more than likely.
With Antifa so brazenly behaving violently, something the Left’s not cared about until now, they’ve no choice but to tell their side to reign it in, to stop giving the other side ammunition.
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They’re suddenly concerned because Antifa is exposing the radical Left and pushing people to the Right. It’s less about being against their actions and more about keeping people from joining our side.
If the Left really cared about Antifa beating conservatives in the streets and vandalizing communities, they would’ve spoken up a long time ago.
They’re only doing so now because it’s negatively affecting their image, make no mistake. If they thought they could continue getting away with unleashing these terrorists on us, they would.
Regardless of the Left’s self-serving criticism, don’t expect these thugs to stop their self-righteous crusade against us.
They’re true believers, and when people truly believe in garbage like leftism, it makes them exceedingly dangerous.