Teen Vogue is marketing the “virtues” of Antifa to its impressionable young readers via an interview featuring Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, conducted by a self-proclaimed ‘social justice’ activist.
“Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing; doing that can take many forms, and so the tactical repertoire of anti-fascists is broad,” Bray tells interviewer Abdullah Shihipar. “The vast majority of what they do does not entail any physical confrontation. They focus on researching white supremacists and neo-Nazis across different social media platforms.”
“Part of it, however, and this is what gets the most attention, entails self-defense and, at times, confronting these groups before they can gain enough momentum to promote their politics.”
The article tidily dispels any ‘myths’ about Antifa’s violent activity as merely defensive activism in a time when ‘Nazism’ and ‘white supremacy’ are on the rise in America, while failing to mention that Antifa has been officially designated a ‘domestic terrorist organization’ by the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security, and also that the FBI and DHS under Barack Obama classified their activities as ‘domestic terrorist violence’ in early 2016.
Antifa has established a lengthy record of physically attacking minorities, immigrants, women, Christians, families, and the disabled, and their classification of targets deserving of physical abuse essentially encompasses anyone who supports President Donald Trump, for instance, making well over 60 million Americans fair game for the increasingly violent group, which has been defended and goaded on by establishment figures like Nancy Pelosi and John McCain.
“Fascists and white supremacists want to make their racist opinions seem like common sense. They want to push back the generations of progress made by feminist and anti-racist movements to make racism and sexism great again,” Bray asserts. “We all have a role to play in the everyday anti-fascism of not allowing Trump and the alt-right to roll back generations of social progress.”
He asserts that Antifa is “a specific revolutionary socialist tradition,” with no comment on socialism’s death count in the 20th century, which ranges between 100 and 200 million – far more than any ‘fascist’ movement in history. ‘Anti-fascists’ also rarely acknowledge that Nazis were ‘national socialists’ by definition.
Author Diana Johnstone has described the American incarnation of Antifa in a piece titled, ‘Antifa In Theory and In Practice.’
“Antifa follows the trend of current Identity Politics excesses that are squelching free speech in what should be its citadel, academia. Words are considered so dangerous that ‘safe spaces’ must be established to protect people from them. This extreme vulnerability to injury from words is strangely linked to tolerance of real physical violence,” she writes. “Antifa has gone on the offensive against the one weapon still in the hands of the people: the right to free speech and assembly.”
The interview is Abdullah Shihipar’s first contribution to Teen Vogue, but according to his website, he has also written for other outlets such as Think Progress – a George Soros/John Podesta mouthpiece – and Jacobin, which lauds itself as the “leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.”
Shihipar’s Twitter page immediately advertises ‘communism,’ and perhaps an appreciation for the work of ‘activist doctors’ like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, who once wrote, “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate” – a strange philosophy for a ‘healer.’
Infowars and other outlets have reported that Antifa is openly warning the public of a planned ‘uprising’ to overthrow the government commencing next month, even blocking freeways with signs stating ‘On November 4th, it begins.’
Teen Vogue recently came under fire after publishing a glowing how-to primer on ‘anal sex’ for teens.