WH Petition to Label Antifa a Terrorist Organization Surpasses 100K Signatures in 3 Days
A White House petition to label the alt-left group Antifa a domestic terrorist organization has surpassed 100,000 signatures in less than three days — despite the glowing endorsements the black-clad mobs have been receiving from mainstream liberal media.
"Peace through violence".
Peak Orwell. pic.twitter.com/PaTOsLkszH
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 19, 2017
CNN literally scrubbed a headline which called Antifa violent because Antifa did not like it.
This is modern journalism. pic.twitter.com/pQ2oHRwkIw
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 20, 2017
The petition was launched on Thursday, and by Sunday evening, 105,545 people had added their names.
The petition states:
“Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States.”
If a petition on the site can reach the 100,000 threshold within 30 days, the White House is supposed to respond to it within 60 days.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump earned massive applause from his base, and scorn from liberal media pundits and members of the alt-left.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, at the alt-right? Do they have any assemblage of guilt?” Trump asked reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday. “What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. That was a horrible, horrible day.”
Members of Antifa tend to hold the belief that violence is justified when used against political foes, or to send a message. From lighting fires and causing over $500,000 in property damage to the area surrounding University of California at Berkeley to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, bashing a trump supporter over the head with a bike lock, to stabbing people they believe to be neo-Nazis — the black-clad criminals have been grabbing many headlines in the past few years.
A core belief uniting the misfit groups is that “hate speech” is not free speech, something which the US Constitution and the Supreme Court both disagree with them on. The fact of the matter is that hate is subjective and loosely defined, which would make it a slippery slope to legislate. There is also the important fact that polite speech would not need an amendment to protect it.
The groups often encourage people to attend protests or commit acts of civil disobedience wearing all black from head to toe, including masks. The tactic is called “black bloc” and is commonly used by the far-left anarchists and communists to create a mob in which people are indistinguishable from one another. The goal of this is to make it difficult for victims or law enforcement to identify violent rioters for prosecution.
While the tactic has been used in various parts of the world for decades, the first recorded use of black bloc tactics in the United States was at the Pentagon in 1988, during a protest calling for the US to stop supporting right-wing death squads in El Salvador. Since then, it has been a common movement at protests across the nation, picking up steam after the Occupy Wall Street protests swept across the country.
Liberal politicians and media may be embracing these communists now, as it suits their anti-Trump agenda, but they it would be wise for them to remember that according to Antifa — liberals get the bullet, too.