Crosstalk: October 12, 2017
A resistance movement is growing that's expressing anger, outrage, rebellion against President Trump and disdain for our constitutional republic. The people in this movement have been known to dress in black from head to toe, wearing masks, wielding bats and proclaiming slogans such as 'No Trump no wall, no USA at all'. This resistance movement calls itself, Antifa.
Joining Jim to discuss this topic was Trevor Loudon. Trevor is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from Christchurch, New Zealand. For more than 30 years he has researched the radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He's the producer of 'Enemies Within' and 'America Under Siege: Antifa'.
Why is a New Zealander so concerned with what's happening in America? He believes that everyone who loves freedom understands that in order for freedom to survive on this planet, America must do well. America is the light of liberty for the world. If America goes down, New Zealand and Australia become part of the Chinese empire, Russia will dominate Europe and Iran will dominate the Middle East.
Is Antifa merely something new that's formed since the election of Donald Trump or is this something older with a new 'wrapper'? Trevor contends it's a bit of both. In spite of the fact that many Americans believe communism is dead, Antifa has a history that goes back over 100 years to the Russian revolution. In America, Trevor described the 'Black Bloc' portion of the Occupy Wall Street movement that smashed up San Francisco's financial district during an anti-Iraq War protest around 2003. They've re-emerged and re-branded themselves as Antifa since the election of President Trump. They're borrowing the tactics, the uniforms, the symbols and emblems of European Antifa which has been a factor there since the 1990's.
Young people are recruited to join Antifa by older leftist professors and leaders. Those joining are reminiscent of Hitlers 'Brownshirts' and Mussolini's 'Blackshirts'. They're the thugs of the U.S. 'left'; the military wing of the Democrat party. The aim is to bring down American capitalism by suppressing conservative free speech, destabilizing the nation, create as much chaos as possible and bringing America to a civil war or revolutionary situation. Trevor believes they're doing what the mainstream left would love to do but dare not do and that's to shut down their opposition.
While Antifa does stand for anti-fascist, according to them, anyone who voted for President Trump, is a conservative Christian, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and who is a Republican or stands against communism is considered fascist.
How can they wield so much power? Trevor indicated that the reasoning is two-fold. First of all, Antifa is backed by labor unions. Since 1995, every major labor union in America has been taken over by Marxists. We saw this when John Sweeney became the leader of the AFL-CIO. They removed the anti-communist clause from the AFL-CIO constitution and 60's radicals became union leaders.
He also noted that most Antifa violence has taken place in places like Charlottesville, Boston, Portland and the Bay Area. What these areas have in common is that they're controlled by far-left democrat city councils and in all those places, law enforcement has been told to 'stand down' while Antifa commits its violent acts. This means that what you have is the democrat establishment in those areas encouraging Antifa violence because Antifa is suppressing their opposition.
This has been proven as comedian Steven Crowder went undercover with some Antifa people who were discussing AK-47's, knives, weapons and violence. All of it was on tape. He took his information to several major news outlets. None were interested. Trevor believes they weren't interested because they didn't want to expose their friends.
Antifa is openly talking about an insurrection against our federal government slated for Saturday, November 4th. Will this involve shutting down traffic via demonstrations or will it involve armed insurrection, bombs and violence? No one is sure. Find out what you can do when you get informed by reviewing this important Crosstalk broadcast.