Politicised Police Declare Antifa a “Strawman”; Conservatives Intrinsically Terrorist

K R Bolton
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The New Zealand Government on 20 June prohibited as “terrorist organisations” Proud Boys and The Base. [1] These prohibitions are presumably intended to set the scene for the prohibition of any real dissent against globalisation, and other psycholeft policies of the Labour Government. This means demonising the so-called “far right.” [2]

Although the organisations do not exist in New Zealand, this is not relevant to their prohibition. Apart from Proud Boys and The Base, Christchurch mass-murderer Tarrant is listed as a “terrorist.” All other prohibited “terrorists” are Jihadist, Communist or Irish Republican. These are:

Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade
Continuity Irish Republican Army
Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (Colombia, Communist)
Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Basque Marxist
Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Bangladesh Islamic)
Indian Mujahideen (Sunni Muslim)
Al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya (Lebanon)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas)
Jaish Al-Adl (Iranian Sunni)
Jamaah Anshrout Daulah (Islamic state, Indonesia)
Maute Group (Islamic State, Philippines)
New People’s Army/ Communist Party of the Philippines (Maoist)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan
Real Irish Republican Army
Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party (Communist, Turkey)
The Shining Path (Communist, Peru) [3]

The NZ Police present a case to declare each of these organisations as committed to “terrorism,” including The Base. [4] However, the Police report neglects to mention that The Base was a State entrapment operation. The report states: “The initial membership formed in mid- to late 2018 during a recruitment drive by Russia-based US Citizen Rinaldo Nazzaro”. [5]The Police report offhandedly refers to Nazarro “making claims he had served in the US military and had worked for intelligence agencies.” The primary element in designating The Base as a terrorist organisation was a plan to kill several Antifa individuals. The report states:

“On 5 and 6 October 2019 Luke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli, and Patrik Mathews were observed by a US undercover law enforcement officer meeting to discuss and plan the murder of two individuals. At this meeting the three individuals discussed “The Base’s violent opposition to members of Antifa, their desire to fight, and ultimately unveiled a plan to murder an unspecified victim or victims”. [6]

In 2020 The Guardian, one of the “reliable sources” listed by the Police reports, stated that Base founder and leader Nazarro, was identified as a “Defense Studies expert and former CIA field intelligence officer Norman Spear. “This detail, coupled with other leads, compelled many to speculate whether ‘Norman Spear’ was, in fact, a federal agent operating inside the Base”. The Guardian asks: “Was the Base a honeypot designed to entrap people?” Nazarro is the principal of Omega Solutions International, an intelligence and security contractor. The company advertised its services to “government agencies, military organizations and private businesses,” as well as access to experts in “homeland security”, “psychological operations”, etc. The firm has a “Cage Code” which is “an administration requirement for military and government contractors”. The Guardian states that Nazarro had no background in neo-Nazism prior to emerging as the leader of The Base. [7] On the prosecution ofLuke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli, and Patrik Mathews, court testimony refers to FBI entrapment:

“Attorneys for both men [Lane and Kaderli] pointed to the role a FBI confidential witness, who went by Scott, played in the plan. Scott brought hard liquor for the men, who were mostly minors, to drink and then discussed racist politics and eventually a murder plot. Lane’s attorney Matthew Hoskins described Scott as a big, tattooed guy who was older and more knowledgeable than the young men. They looked up to him, he said. Playing a video clip, Hoskins questioned why someone representing the FBI would bring alcohol and give advice concerning the execution of the murder plot. ‘The undercover agent, he is now acting as the specialist of this operation,’ Hoskins said. The bag to catch shell casings was even one of Scott’s suggestion, Hoskins said, referring to the video. “He has some very strong influence in how this plan was developed,’ Hoskins said.” [8]

These state set-ups are not new or confined to the USA. In Britain, again the most extreme of neo-Nazi factions was Combat 18. Its leader Charlie Sargent, sentenced for murdering a fellow member, was exposed in 1998 by the BBC’s World in Action as an informer for Special Branch. [9] At the same time in Canada the Security Intelligence Service was funding the Heritage Front with $50,000 to $60,000 annually vis their agent Gary Bristow, as founder and leader of the organisation. According to Court documents, the Atomwaffen Division, linked to The Base, is led by FBI informer Joshua Sutter, employed by the FBI since 2003. In 2018 he was provided with $82,000 by the FBI to run the Atomwaffen Division. [10]

On the Proud Boys, the Police present their cases against all the other organisations on the terrorist list with a focus to overthrow a particular state and specify aspects of the doctrines of each that support this strategy. Yet, regardless of the character of the Proud Boys, the NZ Police have gone well beyond their remit in:

  1. Falsely claiming that Antifa, anarchist terrorism is a myth largely invented by the Proud Boys, to the extent that the report amounts to an apologia for far-Left violence
  2. In straining to associate the Proud Boys ideology with violent extremism, the NZ Police report goes as far as to portray any critique of “liberalism” and “modernity,” and the defence of “traditional Western values” as inherently violent, “misogynistic” and “Fascist.”
  3. Since the NZ Police descriptions of the doctrines of Jihadist, Communist and Irish Republican terrorists, does not attempt to equate these with Muslim, Marxist or Irish Republican ideologies per se, it seems questionable that the NZ Police report does equate conservative, positions such as opposition to “liberalisation” (sic) as intrinsically extreme and violent.

The NZ Police thereby become arbiters for defining political theories and delegitimising political dissent.

Reliable Sources”

The “reliable” sources the Police use for the report include the Southern Poverty Law Center, Anti-Defamation League, Hatewatch, the veteran Socialist journal, Forward, the Leftist Guardian, etc. [11]The references are nothing more than googled web-links, devoid of primary sources.

Antifa is an often amorphous but real phenomenon. Yet the Police report states that they were created as a straw man by the Proud Boys:

“The emphasis on intimidation for political ends is reflected in methods used during ‘protest’ and/or street actions. For example, Portland, Oregon has been repetitively targeted due to its reputation as a relatively liberal ‘haven’ for political activists unpopular with the APB (i.e. a mythologised and demonised “Antifa”).” [12]

The primary, and hugely mythologised opponent of the APB is ‘antifa’, or ‘anti-fascist activists’ (usually shortened to ‘anti-fascists’).” [13]

Referring to “a mythologised and demonised Antifa” necessitates:

  1. ignoring years of rioting and arson in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere;
  2. the riots ignited across the USA with the election of Trump;
  3. the ongoing threats against Republican Party election campaigners,
  4. and the recent spate of vandalism and arson of Catholic churches and welfare offices by “Jane’s Revenge,” a manifestation of Antifa, which Homeland Security regards as a terrorist threat. [14]

Struggle with Definitions

The Police intelligentsia does not get far in its definition of “fascism”, which it equates with the “Right,” “white supremacy,” “ethno-nationalism,” and “neo-Nazism.” Its only source for a definition that it regards as convenient for its purpose, is Italian author Umberto Eco. Even here the “source” is merely a link to a 1995 newspaper article. [15]

The report refers to “Fascism” being a “slippery” ideology to define. That disposes of the need for precision. Therefore, the terms “crypto-fascism” and “Ur-fascism” are used to encompass everything that requires “mythologising and demonising’ to paraphrase, the Police terms. Nowhere to be seen are references to the current scholarly literature such as that of Zeev Sternhell, who points out the ideological disconnect between Hitlerian “racism” and “fascism” [16] or the recent works by Roger Griffin, or Roger Eatwell in defining “generic fascism.” Rather, we get Communist definitions which relate “fascism” to “masculinity” and the bondage of woman as “housewife”.

According to the Police report anything of a conservative character is suspect. Reading like a declaration from a Leftist wall-poster, it is stated in describing the American Proud Boys (APB) ideology:

“APB leadership readily embrace and are unified in being directly and deliberately opposed to the liberalisation of US society, the diversification of the US population, and their fear of a demonised political ‘Left’ [Emphasis added]. The APB see themselves as defending an idealised perception of ‘The West’ and ‘Western’ values, but are in practice railing against liberal values and the diversification of US society and the political classes.” [17]

What is the Police report other than a “demonisation of the political Right.”?

The Police uphold “Liberalisation” as a sacrosanct dogma. A defence of traditional Western values is seen as “idealisation.” Also of concern is opposition to “the political classes”. There is a quip about the “Great Replacement” being a “far right conspiracy theory,” although the United Nations calls the same process “replacement migration.” [18]

Tradition vs. Globalisation

A defence of Western traditions becomes synonymous with “white supremacy.” Tradition is in dissent against globalisation. That means affirming the Traditions of all. That too is demonised by the Police report, stating, “The role of the ‘traditional’ housewife is often valorised by fascist groups, as it harkens an idealised past. Consequently, and aligned with their rejection of modernity, the APB were required … to ‘venerate the housewife’.” This is equated with “deep-seated misogyny.” [19]

Traditional values and institutions become “fascism” and “misogyny.” “Modernity” is another aspect of the sacrosanct dogma of liberalism. But what of traditional religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Shinto, and Orthodox Judaism? Or does tradition only become objectionable when it is of a Western or a Christian type?

Here, Bolshevism converges with global capitalism in the quest for an “inclusive economy” behind the guise of “women’s freedom” and that holy word “modernity.” What is required is the “liberation” of women from the family, so that they might be fully integrated into the production process.

The Bolsheviks were avid exponents of such “modernity,” Trotsky explaining that before Stalin reversed the process, “The revolution made an heroic effort to destroy the so-called ‘family hearth.’” [20] In the pursuit of abolishing the family, the early Bolshevik regime, “gave women the right to abortion.” The Soviet government “was not only unconcerned about supporting the authority of the ‘elders’, and in particular of the mother and father, but on the contrary tried its best to separate the children from the family, in order thus to protect them from the traditions of a stagnant mode of life.” [21] Trotsky explained that factory creches and communal kitchens replaced the family household. It is “misogynistic” and “fascist” to oppose this, according to the wisdom of our Government and its Cheka.

Liberalism Sacrosanct

It matters not whether our Ckekists call this “liberalism” rather than Communism. According to the “social contract” theory of liberalism, society is upheld by whatever laws and sanctions are necessary, including ultimately the death penalty. That is at the foundation of liberal doctrine.

In the name of “liberty, equality, fraternity,” or “human rights” as it is called today, the guillotine and its modern equivalents are the final resort in upholding the “social contract”, so we arrive at the same place as Communism. Rousseau and Locke described the process clearly enough. [22] Perhaps that is why the Labour Party can align itself in the “Progressive Alliance” (Socialist International) with parties which until recently were called “Communist.” [23]

Actual Motive

Is the report intended to establish criteria for the blacklisting of dissent, strictly delineating the limits of political discussion, by equating the defence of tradition and opposition to liberalism, and “modernity,” as intrinsically “terroristic” and therefore liable to prohibition? This is done by using the American Proud Boys as a measure by which dissent is defined, by presenting their alleged ideology and activities as intrinsic to the Right. Hence the process of “demonisation” and “mythologising” is imposed on dissent, and the dissident becomes – further still – the marginalised Other.

Given the conversion therapy act and the upcoming “hate speech” legislation, it seems that the Government is trying to suppress all areas of dissent, whether against parents who seek to dissuade their children from becoming “gender fluid,” organisations such as Family First (which recently had its charity status revoked), or groups such as Action Zealandia who ask nothing more for the New Zealand European than the sense of identity that is demanded by every other ethnicity. Whatever your focus of dissent or even mild critique, one way or another, the Government has prepared a legal snare.

The implication is that to hold certain political and religious beliefs and to reject “liberalism” or “modernity” is to align with terrorists. The Police are fulfilling the role of a latter-day Cheka or Jacobin Committee of Public Safety.

[1] The Proud Boys are now a terrorist organisation in New Zealand, Stuff, 30 June, 2022; https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/129138181/the-proud-boys-are-now-a-terrorist-organisation-in-new-zealand-heres-why-it-matters

[2] The Statement of Case to Designate the American Proud Boys as a Terrorist Entity, NZ Police; https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/statement-of-case-the-american-proud-boys-terrorist-entity-20-june-2022.pdf)

[ 3 ] Lists associated with Resolution 1373, NZ Police; https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-community/counterterrorism/designated-entities/lists-associated-with-resolution-1373

[ 4 ] State of Case to Designate The Base a Terrorist Entity, NZ Police, https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/statement-of-case-the-base-terrorist-entity-20-june-2022.pdf

[5] Ibid., Background: 2: 10.

[6] Ibid., 11: 61.

[7] Jason Wilson, Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group, The Guardian, 24 January, 2020; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/revealed-the-true-identity-of-the-leader-of-americas-neo-nazi-terror-group

[8] John Bailey, Final two men plead guilty to their part of a neo-Nazi murder plot, Rome News-Tribune, 19 November, 2021; https://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/final-two-men-plead-guilty-to-their-part-of-a-neo-nazi-murder-plot/article_91b12738-495d-11ec-aaf3-678f102b0ac9.html

[9] C18 leader was police informer, Statewatch, 1 March, 1998; https://www.statewatch.org/statewatch-database/uk-c18-leader-was-police-informer/

[10] USA vs. Kaleb Cole, Motion to Suppress Evidence, 27 August 2021; https://national-justice.com/sites/default/files/2021/08/22/motiontosuppress_0.pdf

[11] Report, 2: 7.

[12] Report, 10: 58.

[13] Ibid., 10: 61.

[14] K R Bolton, Leftist Hate Crimes & Terrorism, The European New Zealander, https://theeuropeannewzealander.net/2022/06/17/leftist-hate-crimes-and-terrorism/

[15] Report, 4: 18-23. Umberto Eco, Ur-Fascism, New York Review, https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/

[16] Z. Sternhell, The Birth of Fascist Ideology, 1994; Neither Left Nor Right, (1986).

[17] Report, 5: 27.

[18] Replacement Migration, U.N. Department of Economic & Social Affairs, Population Division, https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/ageing/replacement-migration.asp

[19] Report, 5: 29.

[20] L. Trotsky, The Revolution Betrayed, (1936) Chapter 7.

[21] Trotsky, ibid.

[22] J J Rousseau, The Social Contract, (1762); J. Locke, Second Treatise on Government, (1689). See: Bolton, The Tyranny of Human Rights (2022).

[23] K R Bolton, Labour Party’s Communist Allies, The European New Zealander, https://theeuropeannewzealander.net/2020/10/07/labour-partys-communist-allies/


Antifa – Straw Man or Terrorist Reality?

The following is an updated review, written in 2021, of the book on Antifa by Andy Ngo, for which he has been pilloried by the Establishment media. Since Ngo’s book is fact-based it is certainly one that would have been avoided by the latter-day Chekists in the preparation of a report that denies Antifa exists.

Andy Ngo, Unmasked: Inside Antifas’ Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy (New York: Hachette Book Group, 2021).

Being a gay Asian has not saved Andy Ngo, independent documentary film journalist, from the wrath of Antifa, nor more significantly from the freneticism of the mainstream news media.

Ngo’s background as the son of Vietnamese boatpeople who suffered under Communist “re-education”, prompted Ngo to examine the forces of chaos that were unleashed the very day the oligarchy’s choice for the presidency, Hilary Clinton, was ignominiously defeated by a small-time dissident from that same oligarchic milieu that the Clinton’s frequented: Donald Trump. While the Establishment vents outrage about the “insurrection” and the “treason” of the Trumpite march on the Capitol, declaring this to be one of the most woeful episodes in U.S. history, the USA had been in a constant state of insurrection for the past five years.

Ngo is called a “right-wing provocateur” and condemned for exposing Antifa, by Hatewatch and the Southern Poverty Law Center, both sources that the NZ Police call “reliable”. [1]

The reaction against Ngo by Antifa is symptomatic of their collective sociopathy. For example, according to the Antifa mentality U.S. Immigration & Customs officers are akin to the Gestapo. The aim is to make the so-called “fascists” targets wherever they are, including at their own homes. “Cyberswarming”, though euphemistically called “community alerts” on social media, identifies the target and his whereabouts. When Portland Antifa besieged the local office of Immigration & Customs in 2018, an officer was pinpointed and harassed in a parking lot as he went to pick up his daughter. [2]

In July 2020 in Portland a random Asian was mistaken for Ngo and was accosted by Black Bloc psychotics. This episode of Leftist racial profiling was caught on video. [3]

According to the NZ Police report, these events in Portland are not taking place; they were part of a plot by Proud Boys to “mythologise” Antifa and justify their own violence against well-meaning “political activists,” as the Police report calls anarchist rioters.

Communist Party Origins of Antifa

Antifa’s pedigree derives from the German Communist Party. Antifaschistische Aktion was founded by the German Communist Party in 1932 as a paramilitary formation to replace the Red Front Fighting League. [4] It was hoped that a broader alliance of the Left would be more successful in confronting the National Socialists at a time when paramilitary formations, such as the Social Democrats’ Iron Front (initially called a “social fascist terrorist organisation” by the Communist Party) were part of political life.

The Communist Party had been instructed by Moscow to oppose the Social Democrats as “social fascists,” precluding co-operation with the Left against Hitlerism. However, late in the day the policy was reversed and the German comrades were instructed to seek alliances with the former “social fascists”; hence the two red flags that comprised the logo of Antifaschistische Aktion. [5]

Today’s Antifa has replaced one of the red flags with black, symbolising co-operation between Anarchists and Communists.

The designation of rival Leftists as “social fascists”. [6] originates not with Stalin but with earlier Bolshevik theory, when the Comintern under Zinoviev decreed in 1924: “The leading ranks of German Social-Democracy are at the present moment nothing but a part of German fascism in a Socialist mask.” [7]

Hence the obsession of the Left to call all and sundry “Fascists” has a long pedigree. The NZ Police in preparing their report, have followed the Comintern line.

Experiences in a Leftist Utopia

Ngo sees Antifa as having been integral to the creation of Soviet East Germany after the war, and as indicative of a totalitarian character, where “anti-fascism” became enshrined as a civic religion. [8] He finds this totalitarian character of the Left in the “autonomous zones” created by Anarchists in the USA during the Trump presidency. CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) provides a case study of the Antifa utopia in realisation.

In June 2020 the East Precinct of Seattle was evacuated by police, as the Left in alliance with Black Lives Matter (BLM) took control of a densely populated business and residential area, thanks to abdication by the Mayor’s Office, after days of rioting against police by the Black Bloc arm of Antifa. With the police withdrawal the Left established their statelet, which was patrolled by vigilantes, including armed members of the John Brown Gun Club (a Far Left militia); while some from the BLM established themselves as warlords, [9] gangsta style. The Left held sway over the area for 24 days, during which there were six shootings, two murders, an attempted rape, and many assaults and robberies, in a scenario that had become familiar with the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, when filth, drugs and violence reigned in the name of freedom.

For an ideology that seeks a borderless world, the CHAZ statelet’s borders were strictly secured by armed Leftist and BLM street squads. [10] Ngo, disguised in Black Bloc attire, observed this hell-hole for a week. While the Mayor and the Governor praised this as a peaceful experiment for a “better world,” [11] sundry Leftist extremists gravitating there handed out instructions on how to make bombs using light bulbs, and how to use human shields of “ordinary, everyday people,” as the first line of defence against police. [12] “Street medics” attended to health issues, such as the deadly shooting of a 19-year-old Black youth who could not be reached by police because of mob violence. [13] Two other Black youths were shot but survived. Several days later a jeep was riddled with bullets by “street security,” a 16-year-old Black lad dying, while his 14-year-old companion was seriously injured. Video footage shows residents being instructed to dispose of any evidence at the scene. The Left claimed that CHAZ ‘security’ had thwarted a threat by “white supremacists,” and it was presented as a “revolutionary act.” [14] CHAZ ended with a 100% black victim shooting rate. [15]

The Mayor finally acted to remove her idea of utopia when the reality was becoming untenable. [16]

For weeks after the ignoble demise of CHAZ, Black Bloc rioted through Seattle, looting, firebombing, smashing their way through the streets, and setting fire to the Seattle Police Officer Guild building, while trying to seal the exits. The answer of City Hall was to reduce funding to the police department and eliminate one hundred jobs. [17] [18]

New Zealand Police deny that this state of affairs exists, and that it is an invention of the far-Right.

Continuation of New Left Violence

Antifa is among the lineage of the Left that emerged after the war, and while Ngo sees its ideology reflected in Soviet East Germany, a more direct lineage is within West Germany, where a new generation saw the fight against Fascism as the fight against their parents and grandparents. Such politicised oedipal impulses among not only the German youth revolt, but throughout Europe and the USA during the late 1960s and early 70s impelled the New Left, based on the doctrine of Critical Theory, which had been gnawing through academia since the arrival of refugees from Hitler. These “academics in exile,” as they were known by their Rockefeller Foundation sponsors, became the ideological gurus of the New Left several decades later. [19]

Ngo considers the legacy of these Frankfurt School emigres, and especially of Professor Herbert Marcuse. [20] Ngo cites Marcuse’s seminal essay “Repressive Tolerance” [21] which provides the ideological rationalisation for the Leftist dialectic of claiming to champion “freedom” while demanding the repression of all ideas that are not in accord with their dogma, or “No Platform” as it has long been called. Hence, we hear the slogan “no free speech for fascists/nazis/white supremacists,” which is extended to anyone perceived as a threat to the Left, and any number of threats and violence are justified via the Marcuse dialectic. In New Zealand we have seen it with the threats of violence from the Left that resulted in the cancellation of speaking tours by Canadian conservatives Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, and the success of threats in cancelling even Don Brash’s appearance at Massey University in 2018.

While the NZ Police oddly deny the existence of Antifa violence, they have first hand experience with it. The Left will use violence when sufficient numbers can be summoned. In October 2004 for example Anarchists were able to mobilise hundreds of dupes to oppose the celebration of National Flag Day in Wellington. An innocuous sounding front, Multicultural Aotearoa was created for the purpose. Anarchist organiser Sam Buchanan posted that “strangely, lots of people seem to be opposed to violence today, but thought it was okay in the past [reference to the 1981 Springbok tour riots] … The MCA [Multicultural Aotearoa] itself began from a project initiated largely if not entirely, by anarchists. … [ 22 ] The reference was to the violence that was directed by the Left at the peaceful conclusion of the pro-flag event. An individual was cornered by a mob and beaten, two organisers – Val Morse and John Anderson – of the ironically named Peace Action Wellington, an anarchist front, leading the mob. The mob also pursued two others and ended by invading the foyer of Wellington police HQ.

Asher Wilson-Goldman, then also as leading anarchist, wrote extolling violence:

“Unfortunately, in our current societies in Aotearoa and Australia, the most effective means of shutting down the boneheads [Goldman’s designation of the Right] are via the mainstream media and the police. We are (generally speaking, although there are exceptions) not in a situation where physically smashing them on the streets would be a productive method” … [23]

Goldman now presents himself as jovial environmentalist, who is standing for the Wellington Regional Council for Kapiti at the up-coming local body elections. In mid-2021 Goldman lyingly stated to a Brown supremacist website run by Otaki artist Hohepa Thompson that this writer and an elderly Jewish invalid had led a “far Right” group at a Kapiti council meeting – at which Goldman was not present – in being abusive towards Māori children. This, as intended, resulted in a spate of gutless threats from keyboard toa toa. On my taking the matter up with the local police, the attitude was one of indifference.

In Germany the Red Army Faction/Baader-Meinhof Gang was a forerunner of today’s Antifa. Andreas Baader, the founder, was a petty thief and drug addict. Ulrike Meinhof was a brain damaged journalist. From 1970 to 1998 RAF are credited with 34 murders, and over forty injured in bombings and shootings. As is apt for the Left, the Socialist Patients Collective, a terrorist organisation which sought to make mental illness a revolutionary act, funded by Heidelberg University, served as a recruitment vehicle for the RAF. [24]

Around the same time as the RAF, in the USA the Weather Underground formed with the slogan “bring the war home – kill your parents.” Between Antifa and the Weathermen one can discern the similarity of ideology, tactics and organisation. Michael Novick, a Weathermen veteran, is a notable figure in Antifa. [25]

While today there is outrage at the appearance of the “three fingered salute” as a symbol of “white power,” previously this was used by the Weathermen to symbolize the three-pronged fork that split open the stomach of the pregnant Sharon Tate during the Manson “Family” murders. The Manson “Family” was idolised by the New Left. The death of a White baby was regarded as a revolutionary act. The Weathermen’s “Days of Rage” riot in Chicago, when District Attorney Richard Elrod was paralysed – to the amusement of the New Left, celebrated in an anthem to the tune of a Bob Dylan song: “Lay, Elrod, Lay” – was a prelude to the Antifa riots of the Trump era. [26]

A pattern emerges: extreme Left violence is tolerated, ignored, excused, or in the case of the NZ Police, simply denied, while the Right is smeared and outlawed. Self-defence is portrayed as “neo-nazi terrorism.” It seems that Proud Boys was a reaction to sustained Leftist violence after the Trump inauguration; hence the NZ Police report must deny that a Leftist threat ever existed.

In Britain Blair Peach was eulogised, a school even named after him, when he died confronting police during a Leftist riot against the National Front in Southall, London in 1979. The NF election campaign march and meeting has been eternally demonized, while the extreme Left (notably the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party), mobilizing migrants, were intent on, as they declared, “smashing the NF” with the usual barrage of rocks and bottles, smashing shop windows and vehicles, during which twenty police were hospitalised, including two stabbed. A 67-year-old NF member, unable to reach the election meeting, was set upon at Southall Railway Station on his way home, and was severely kicked by the mob.

Anti-Fascist Action was established in Britain in 1985. [27] An anonymous article on an anarchist website states that AFA was established to physically drive the National Front and British National Party from the streets. The article is replete with imagery extolling violence. [28] The article goes back to the Leftist confrontations against Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists during the 1930s. Here is where the myth of “Fascist violence” began. Rather, as police reports show, Mosley’s Fascists used fists against mobs armed with rocks, clubs and razor blades. But prior to Mosley, Leftist violence with the same weapons had been directed since the 1920s against Tory and Liberal party election meetings. The Left had long prevented any opposition election meetings taking place in an orderly manner. The atmosphere of the times is reflected in the statement in Parliament by T. Howard, M.P. for South Islington: “I challenge any leader of the Conservative Party, or the Liberal Party, to organise a meeting in London … and then to get a hearing. In the General Elections since 1918 until now the Labour Party in my Division had led the opposition to prevent free speech.”[29] Cecil Pike, M.P. for Attercliff Division, Sheffield, stated in Parliament the same day that he had seen “meeting after meeting” in his Division broken up, and was convinced that every other M.P. had witnessed the same.

3rd October 1937, London, England, British Union of Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley inspects his followers in Millbank (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Resuming with Antifa, it soon began to factionalize to the point of violence, indicative of the sociopathic character of the Left: In Glasgow – around late 1992 – relationships between anarchists and Glasgow Red Action deteriorated to the extent that anarchists felt compelled to organise a separate meeting. At least two anarchists leaving the meeting were physically attacked by Red Action members. [30]

As a prequel to the Black Lives Matter movement, to which Antifa and Black Bloc have attached themselves, the Tottenham riots in 2011 saw mass looting and arson in response to the shooting by police of Black youth Mark Duggan. His eulogy as a noble family man followed the usual Leftist pattern. He was a criminal resisting arrest; a drug dealer and gang member, armed with a pistol. Anarchists praised the riot as “intelligent, technological, and well-organised”. [31]

In Paris in 2013 assaults on three skinheads whilst shopping, by 6 members of l’Action Antifasciste, resulted in the accidental death of a 19-year-old Antifa, who hit his head on a metal pillar after being struck twice. This Antifa hooliganism was turned into a cause celebre not only by the Left but by the Establishment, and the press worldwide condemned such “neo-Nazi terrorism.” The incident was used as justification to ban the group, National Revolutionary Youth, although the only member of the group present was a young woman. The mentality of Antifa in France, as with other such organisations worldwide, is indicated by a graphic on their website depicting someone on the ground adorned with a Celtic Cross, being beaten by someone with a skateboard. Surrounding the figures are the words: “Good Night White Pride.” The appeal is to join “l’Action Antifasciste.”[32]

While in Greece much was made of declaring the successful political movement Golden Dawn a “criminal organization,” which resulted in the jailing of Members of Parliament for reasons that the Prosecution had not even sought, the long-time violent excesses of the Left go largely unnoticed. A 2013 Reuters report [33] stated as much, in a rare look at far-Left violence:

“… In the early hours of June 7, two Greek news organizations received a call warning that a bomb would soon go off in the residential Athens neighborhood of Dafni. “This is not a hoax,” the caller said before hanging up. Twenty minutes later, a bomb with at least 1 kg of dynamite exploded under a BMW car used by Maria Stefi, the director of a high-security prison in Athens where suspected anarchist guerrillas are being held. The explosion destroyed the car and smashed windows in nearby buildings; Stefi, who was not in the vehicle, was unharmed.

A day later an anarchist group called the Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for the bomb. The blast was one of a series of attacks this year that have jangled nerves in Athens, including an explosion in a shopping mall, a drive-by shooting at an office used by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and several gas canister explosions outside the homes or offices of politicians and journalists.

The numbers compare with 542 arson and bomb attacks over the 12 years from 1974-86, when Greece had a reputation for widespread violence by leftwing militants, though attacks in that period had more bloody results.

There were 527 arson and bomb attacks in 2012 and 254 in the first six months of this year, police data show. Security and police officials blame most of the attacks on anarchist or leftist “anti-establishment” groups. …

But the group that has become most prominent since the economic crisis erupted is the Conspiracy of Fire Cells (CFC), which is accused by police of carrying out about 150 criminal acts since 2009. Its bombs typically contain small amounts of explosives packed into pressure cookers or similar containers. One such device exploded outside parliament in 2010, causing minor damage but no injuries.” [34]

The report states of the organisational structure: “The CFC’s loose, horizontal structure of individual cells makes it hard to fight, officials and lawyers say.” …The organisation’s manifesto states of this: “The Fire Cells Conspiracy proved itself as a network of cells, just like its name suggests.”[35]

Here we see the cell structure in operation that has always been a feature of anarchist organisation, which enables apologists in the Establishment parties, media and academia to claim that “there is no Antifa.” The Reuter’s article quotes from an anarchist pamphlet, which has precisely the same themes that are taught to Antifa and the Black Blocs in the USA, and indeed worldwide:

“One indication of the group’s philosophy is a 2011 pamphlet attributed by prosecutors to CFC members – and confirmed as a CFC document by a lawyer acting for a CFC member – that was circulated on anarchist websites. It declares CFC members are ‘revolutionary anarchists’ waging “urban guerrilla warfare” against the state. The pamphlet says: ‘Everyone can learn and devise ways to steal cars and motorcycles, fabricate license plates and forge ID cards and official documents, expropriate goods and money, target-shoot and use firearms and explosives.’ It encourages anarchists to employ easily obtainable items such as gasoline, jerry cans, and camping gas canisters for attacks, as well as time bombs built using instructions from the Internet….” [36 ]

Origins of U.S. Antifa

Antifa has existed in the USA from its start in Portland, Oregon, as Rose City Antifa, founded in 2007. [37] Ngo contends that the Establishment press has erred in assuming Antifa does not exist as an organization, but only as an ideology. Antifa, which also exists under sundry front-names (the latest being Jane’s Revenge, targeting Catholic churches and motherhood welfare offices) while not existing as a centralised organisation, operates through cells with structures and training.

The cell-structure is the norm for the Far Left, whether as anarchists or as the Communist Party, as is the use of front organisations. But the press, and indeed the Democratic Party, insists that antifa (small ‘a’) is a phantom in the imagination of the far-Right. The NZ Police have taken this line.

In 2017 a journalist from Project Veritas infiltrated Rose City Antifa (RCA). He found this was a cell within the Torch Network, which goes back to Anti-Racist Action formed in 1987. RCA has an organisational structure, degrees of membership and probation, instruction manual, and indoctrination and training classes. The latter includes instructions for Black Bloc: those with a penchant for black dress and balaclavas and a particular propensity for violence. They have long been a sight in Europe, often seen throwing molotov cocktails at police and running rampant during riots. Other classes instruct on reconnoitring, tactics, and firearms training. Members learn to cover their identities, not to co-operate with police in any manner and not to mouth-off via social media; “be able to STFU [ shut the fuck up], no bragging, no loud talking in bars, no Facebook updates, no discussion of sensitive issues with close friends, partners, etc.” [38]

In November 2018 at a pro-Trump “We the People” rally, Antifa attacked a group of Marine Corps reservists. A local press account stated: “Investigators say that a group of men and women maced, punched, kicked, and robbed the reservists near Front and Chestnut streets on Saturday, November 17th, around 3:20 p.m., just down the street from the controversial “We the People” rally. The group allegedly called the reservists “Nazis” and “white supremacists.”’ Even here however the press maintained the myth that, “It is believed that antifa, an anti-fascism movement, has no real structural organization or leadership…,” although the assailant, Tom Keenan, was acknowledged as the local “antifa leader”. [39]

The aforementioned Weathermen veteran Michael Novick is one of those cited by Ngo as being prominent in the Torch Network [40] Novick alludes to his connections on Facebook, where in typically psycho-delusional manner he conflates the Republican Party with Nazis and Klan, and alludes to plans to attack the presidential inauguration: “Michael Novick of Anti-Racist Action Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) reports back on the recent TORCH Antifa Network gathering in Denver CO, and efforts for direct action anti-racist and anti-fascist action, research & education in Southern California. Start planning for national January 20 convergence to counter fascism from above and below at pResident [sic] Chump’s inauguration in Washington DC (where the Klan and various neo-nazi and white power groups are planning to celebrate).” [41]


Among the primary actions of Antifa is “doxing,” where targets are identified to get “assaulted, fired or stalked” [42] Yet even here the NZ Police report has the temerity to claim that “doxing” is a Right-wing practice. One need only mention that the NZ Police blacklist of over 100 names of supposed “Right-wingers,” compiled by them in the wake of the Tarrant shootings, somehow ended up with the Trotskyite/anarchist Paparoa doxer outfit , who are endorsed as an “educational resource” by the Human Rights Commission and likewise cited by the Establishment media as a legitimate authority.

In the USA one doxed target was John Jackson, an African-American veteran who owns Heroes American Café in Portland. During a “Day of Rage” riot, part of the Black Lives Matter insurrection, the windows of his café were shot out. Jackson had received a phoned threat the week previously. He commented: “We are pro heroes, any hero — whether it’s a teacher, a firefighter, a police officer or a vet. We’re very American in nature. I served in the military. We’re red, white and blue. Whatever side you’re on, you have a right to believe what you believe, but you don’t have a right to step on whatever you disagree with. We kind of felt like we’re neutral.” Jackson’s café had been included in a “blacklist” of businesses. Jackson was quoted as stating that “The police didn’t respond.” [43]

According to Ngo, police do not generally respond to complaints against Antifa. They have been told to “stand down,” whether in mass riots or in individual assaults and attacks. Jackson can attest to this, but Ngo is called a liar. Secondly, to Antifa Jackson would have been guilty of implicit “Fascism” merely by displaying the American Flag and referring to “American heroes.” Being Black would not get Jackson off the hook: according to the NZ Police report, having an Afro-Latino leader is simply a subterfuge to camouflage the “white supremacy” doctrine of the Proud Boys, as is their use of the term “Western chauvinism,” rather than “White Power.”

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of the “reliable sources” used by the NZ Police in their report. The SPLC is also recommended by the Rose City Antifa curriculum [44] as it provides an inexhaustible hit-list for Antifa, as the Government-approved Paparoa outfit does in NZ, to which can be added another far-Left outfit, Action Station. [45]

The SPLC headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama.

Much lauded by the Establishment, SPLC’sfounder, Morris Dees, was eulogised in heroic proportions in a 1991 TV movie. [46] In 2019 Dees was removed as head of the SPLC amidst allegations of “racism and sexism.” [47] The iconic Mr. Dees was only removed after the complaints of women became too frequent to ignore. This was followed by the resignation of a remorseful SPLC director. The character of Dees had long been a matter of public record. [48]

The SPLC et al share with the Left a propensity to very broadly define “Fascism” which, as we have seen, is an approach that dates back nearly a century to the Bolshevik blacklisting of rivals even from the Left as “social fascists.” In 2021 the SPLC found 733 “hate groups” to hate. Included are the The American College of Paediatricians, The John Birch Society, American Family Association, Family Watch International, Family Research Council, Ruth Institute (Catholics), World Congress of Families, are bundled together with the Atomwaffen Division and the KKK. Certain Black separatists who do not adhere to the party-line are also given equal treatment, with the New Black Panther Party and Black Muslims making the hate-list as Afro-Nazis.[49]

“Radical Traditional; Catholicism” gets a category of its own on the SPLC’s “hate map.” [50] The latter include: Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Catholic Family Ministries, International Fatima Rosary Crusade, The Fatima Crusade, Catholic Apologetics International, Spirit of Chartres Committee, Fidelity Press, Remnant Press, Christ or Chaos, Tradition in Action. [51]

Hence, the NZ Police utilise a resource which offers a hitlist to psycho-Left criminal terrorist organisations such as Jane’s Revenge, and contributes to the long history of anti-Catholicism in the USA. These organisations are critiques of liberalism, and “modernity,” which the NZ Police equates with Fascism and terrorism. Perhaps one day the Society of Saint Pius X will be designated a prohibited “terrorist organisation”? The NZ Police report has provided the doctrinal framework. There are traditional nuns in with the SSPX in Wanganui whose habits might provide the ideal hiding places for weapons.

Assessment and Conclusion

Ngo’s book became a prompt best-seller. I have sought to verify Ngo’s main contentions, and this has been an easy matter, despite the Establishment hatefest against him.

When Antifa demonstrated at the Portland bookshop, Powell’s, for selling Unmasked, intimidating the shop into withdrawing the book from its shelves (although remaining online) yet another of Ngo’s claims about Antifa was confirmed by its own actions. Video footage shows several dozen Antifa outside the shop, blocking the entrance and footpath, uttering profanities, and a typically histrionic and incoherent masked spokeswoman calling Unmasked “active fascism.” [52]

Ngo states that his most vehement critics are among the mainstream media. Again this is easily verified. These are the sources utilised by the NZ Police as “reliable.”

Alexander Nazaryan, writing for The Los Angeles Times, calls Ngo a “provocateur.” Calling Unmasked “supremely dishonest” he states that the attack on Antifa is a distraction from the real “insurrection” undertaken by Trump supporters when they marched on the Capitol. Nazaryan et al ignore the continual Leftist insurrection taking place since before Trump’s inauguration, referring instead to “violent reactionaries who have spilled American blood”. Nazaryan denies that Antifa would have done anything so horrible as to throw a milkshake laden with quick-dry cement at Ngo, causing brain injury. He does not deny that Ngo was seriously beaten by a mob, but implies that this was justified.

Nazaryan cites Mark Bray as the USA’s “top mainstream scholar” (sic) on Antifa, denying that this exists as a formal organization, yet fails to mention that Bray is a member of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation whose book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, is a text for the Rose City Antifa training course. [53] Further, while Dr. Bray assures us that Trump and the Right were scapegoating Antifa, he describes the Anarchist and generally far-Left tactic of infiltration and mobilization by cadres, requiring very few individuals to affect broad influence, using Occupy Wall Street as an example:

“I was certainly among those who joined Occupy Wall Street in order to advance the movement’s non-hierarchical agenda and infuse it with more anarchist content while maintaining its popular appeal. I made a case for such an approach in my book Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street where I documented how 72% of OWS organizers in New York City had explicitly anarchist or implicitly anarchistic politics (Bray 2013). For these anarchist(sic) organizers, and their counterparts in other movements, the horizontalist movement is a broad, dynamic space where popular struggles can interact with revolutionary politics, ideally shifting through such comingling. Such struggles are opportunities for anarchists to reclaim the mantle of democracy and attack what they consider to be the fraud of hierarchical, capitalist, representative government. In the United States, for example, anarchists have had some of their greatest successes winning liberals and centrists over to their ideas by arguing that non-hierarchical direct democracy is the only true democracy.

“… While they differed on the details, anarchists from Mikhail Bakunin to Errico Malatesta, from Nestor Makhno to the creators of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI) in Spain have agreed on the need for anarchists to collectively engage with mass movements to disseminate their truly horizontal political visions.” [54]

Bray in his anarchist manual boasts of the anarchist and Black Bloc violence directed against the “Nazis,” ranging from actual neo-Nazis to Trump Republicans. However, the most significant display of Antifa action was the gutless “sucker-punch” on Alt-Right spokesman Richard Spencer, which became a widely celebrated act of revolutionary heroism:

“Perhaps the most significant public incident in recent American anti-fascism occurred later, on Inauguration Day, when a black-clad anti-fascist punched the white supremacist Richard Spencer in the face in broad daylight while he was giving a sidewalk interview explaining the meaning of Pepe the Frog, an alt-right mascot. (He was actually punched again, by someone else, later the same day.) It became the punch heard round the Internet, as a video clip of the incident went viral. Not only was the punching video set to a wide array of pop music, from Whitney Houston to Justin Bieber, and collected on the Twitter handle @PunchedToMusic, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update made fun of it and a New York Times headline asked ‘Is it O.K. to punch a Nazi?’

“Perhaps more importantly, the incident made a significant contribution toward legitimizing anti-fascism and, more specifically, the idea of physically confronting fascists and white supremacists.” [55

Remember that the Left are not constrained by any sense of honour, which they regard as bourgeois morality. Cowardly attacks on their opponents are legitimate revolutionary actions. Further on Bray boasts of the gun-toting Leftists who disrupted Trump rallies, conflating Trump Republicans with the Alt-Right and hence with “Nazism” and “white supremacy”:

“With or without guns, anti-fascists have been out on the streets confronting a series of MAGA marches that have provided public organizing platforms for the alt-right. A local branch of RnR called the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club, for example, counter-protested a MAGA rally on March 25 with rifles, alongside an armed group of Arizona Brown Berets and members of Anti-Fascist Action Phoenix. On March 26, Philly Antifa and their allies were aided in their efforts to shut down a pro-Trump march by the arrival of hundreds of kids on bikes who raced through the streets blocking traffic. The police cut the Trump rally short for “safety” reasons.”[56]

Could such Leftist attacks on Republican Party events have been the motive for the formation of Proud Boys? Perhaps, but according to the NZ Police, such attacks were an invention of Proud Boys to justify their existence.

The Antifa attacks on Republican events continue. Fox News carried an interview and video footage of an Antifa attack on an election event by Sandy, Oregon mayor and Republican candidate for Governor, Stan Pulliam. Pulliam confirms what Ngo has contended and for which he has been called a “liar.” Pulliam points out, NZ Police claims to the contrary, that the Antifa terrorism in Oregon has been intensive and of long duration; that a Republican candidate cannot even undertake electioneering, and that indeed the authorities turn a blind eye, while the media and Democrats claim that Antifa does not exist. Pulliam mentions that Antifa threw firecrackers and feces at his campaign workers. [57] Given that this interview was filmed in May 2022, one might ask whether the author(s) of the NZ Police report should be called to account for ineptitude if not willful dishonesty.

Nazaryan condemned Ngo as having downplayed the killing of Heather Heyer, killed while part of a violent far-Left attack on a legally-permitted Rightist demonstration in Charlottesville. Nazaryan describes this as a murder by “white nationalists” (plural) giving the impression that it was she who was mobbed, rather than being struck in a motor accident while an individual sought to exit the area amidst a violent Leftist mob. Rather, Ngo is critiquing the downplaying of Antifa victims, stating that while Heyer is elevated to martyrdom nobody recalls a victim killed by an Antifa shooter in Portland in 2020 [58]

Aaron Danielson, a Trump supporter wearing a Patriot Prayer cap, was shot while at a pro-Trump demonstration. The murder suspect was an Antifa activist. Armed, he was killed by police in the process of arrest. Michael Reinhoehl had been posting on social media that the protests against Trump were becoming a war, where there “would be causalities.” Of course, the killing of this psychopath became another cause celebre of the Left. Reinhoehl stalked Danielson and a companion through the streets before shooting him. Initially Antifa claimed that a Black had been shot by a Trump supporter. When the death of “a fuck’n Nazi” was announced the crowd cheered. [59]

Apart from the “expert testimony” of a supposedly “objective scholar,” Mark Bray, who transpires to be a leading Anarchist spokesman and ideologue, whose book on Antifa confirms Ngo’s contentions, Nazaryuan cites the opinions of the Center for Strategic and International Security, on the supposedly non-threatening character of Antifa. While Nazaryan quips that this is “hardly a lefty outfit,” it is a globalist outfit, with an agenda that parallels the Left in opposing critics of open borders and globalism.

The CSIS article cited by Nazaryan is “Who are Antifa, and are they a Threat?” by Seth G. Jones , [60]whose background is in such high-powered Establishment institutions as the RAND Corporation. [61]

A high-powered globalist think tank, the CSIS was founded in 1962. The current president and CEO is Thomas Pritzker, one of the oligarchs who donated to the Biden/Harris run against Trump. [62]

CSIS expenses for 2019 reached $US42.9 million, mostly from corporations, foundations, endowment, and governments. Some of the Trustees include Brendan Bechtel, Bechtel Group.; Othman Benjelloun, BMCE Bank; the omnipresent Henry Kissinger; Kewsong Lee, The Carlyle Group; James McNerney, Boeing; Frances Townsend, MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.; Darren Woods, Exxon Mobil, et al. [63]CSIS, while rationalising Antifa violence, states of the “tactics”:

“Antifa supporters conduct counter-protests to disrupt far-right gatherings and rallies. They sometimes organize in black blocs—ad hoc gatherings of individuals who wear black clothing, ski masks, scarves, sunglasses, and other material to conceal their faces—use improvised explosives and other homemade weapons, and resort to vandalism. …

When Antifa adherents clash with far-right demonstrators, violence occasionally breaks out, often involving fistfights, knives, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, and other improvised weapons. ….

Although Antifa extremists primarily use violence in the context of ideological clashes at demonstrations—many of which do not match common definitions of terrorism—some have also taken independent action against government targets perceived as unjust. In July 2019, Willem Van Spronsen, a self-proclaimed Antifa supporter and member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, attacked a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and attempted to ignite a 500-gallon propane tank. The attack was unsuccessful, and he was killed by police. Van Spronsen had distributed a manifesto prior to the attack in which he detailed his opposition to ICE detention policies, and he became the subject of online propaganda that branded him a martyr. …

… Additionally, if Antifa followers view conservative political groups as aligned with far-right extremism, they may act to disrupt mainstream political events and demonstrations as well.” [64]

Nazaryan inadvertently shows the nexus between what is routinely dismissed as “conspiracy theory;” the long-time association between the Left and plutocracy. It is a nexus that pushed at Trump from above and from below. While the Establishment press scoffs at “far Right conspiracy theories” as “threats to democracy”, once the election was done and dusted, after having done its own share of scoffing, Time came clean:

“In a way, Trump was right. There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. … This is the inside story of the conspiracy to save the 2020 election, based on access to the group’s inner workings, never-before-seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum. … the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others.” … [65]

This anti-Trump coalition “had no name, no leaders and no hierarchy, but it kept the disparate actors in sync. …” [66]

As is often the case with revolutions, once psychotics are unleashed they do not know when to stop. With the Biden election, and the common enemy, Trump, defeated, the ultra-Left fractured. Rose City [Portland] Antifa distanced itself from other anarchists who want to continue the rioting, although such rioting is not supposed to exist according to the narrative adopted by the NZ Police, et al. Hence, despite the Democratic victory, hundreds of far-Left demonstrators gathered in protest mere hours after Biden swore the oath of office. The Washington Post, one of the “reliable sources” used by the NZ Police, reported that the inauguration signalled “a fracturing on the left that could become a scourge for the new administration, political leaders and experts say.” [67]

“Some activists are carrying their destructive tactics into a new administration to voice rejection of centrist ideologies they believe will do little to address existential worries over climate change, economic inequality, foreign wars and racism.

The vandalizing of the Oregon Democratic Party headquarters by extreme-left demonstrators on Inauguration Day has split Portland liberals, and federal agents’ launching of tear gas at crowds that descended on the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters produced scenes reminiscent of similar summer standoffs ordered by President Donald Trump. In Seattle, a march organized by anarchists and the city’s Youth Liberation Front  branch roved through neighborhoods, chanting expletives at both Trump and Biden, some breaking windows at the original Starbucks. In Denver, dozens of demonstrators burned an American flag and yelled epithets at police. …

More than 100 protesters in black bloc — all-black attire meant to anonymize the wearer in a crowd of similarly dressed people — had gathered on Wednesday at Revolution Hall, a music venue in the southeast part of the city, before a handful of demonstrators broke off to bash in the windows of the vacant Democratic headquarters while others shielded them from view with large, black umbrellas.” [68]

Is this “false news,” a “far-Right conspiracy theory,” “mythologising Antifa,” a Proud Boy invention, “disinformation,” “misinformation,” or even “malinformation”?

While during the Trump presidency so-called experts objected that anarchists posed no threat, and that it was divisive “false news” contrived by Andy Ngo or Trump, in late March 2021, across the sea to Bristol, England, hundreds of anarchists surrounded a police station, injuring police, including one Constable with a collapsed lung, after having been stomped on. [69] Back in Oregon in the same month rioting continued in response to a call for an “autonomous demonstration” against the Department for Homeland Security. [70]

[1] Poland Paid Andy Ngo a Pittance for Anti-antifa Speech, SPLC, June 6, 2022; https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2022/06/06/poland-paid-andy-ngo-pittance-anti-antifa-speech

[2] Andy Ngo, Unmasked: Inside Antifas’ Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy (New York: Hachette Book Group, 2021), 196.

[3] Ngo, 197.

[4] Ngo, 101.

[5] Ngo, 101.

[6] Ngo, 100-101.

[7] Comintern resolution, 19 January, 1924, in Die Lehren der deutschen Ereignisse (Verlag Carl Hoym Nachf., 1924), 105-106; cited by Theodore Draper, The Ghost of Social Fascism, Commentary, February, 1969, https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/theodore-draper/the-ghost-of-social-fascism/#6.6

[8] Ngo, 102-105.

[9] Ngo, 36.

[10] Ngo, 31.

[11] Ngo, 35.

[12] Ngo, 41.

[13] Ngo, 43-44.

[14] Ngo, 44.

[15] Ngo, 45.

[16] The basis of what Ngo states of CHAZ is confirmed, despite strained praise for supposedly good intentions, in a BBC report: Ashitha Nagesh, This Police Free Poorest Zone was Dismantled – But was it the end?, BBC, 12 July 2020, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53218448).

[17] Ngo, 47.

[18] Gary Horcher, SPD: rioters tried to trap officers inside burning precinct using rebar and concrete, http://o7.com/news/local/spd-rioters-tried-trap-officers-inside-burning-precinct-using-rebar-concrete/5AERWGBGYJE7DC6CLW

[19] K. R. Bolton, The Perversion of Normality, (2021).

[20] Ngo, 123-127.

[21] Herbert Marcuse, Repressive Tolerance, in Robert Paul Wolff, Barrington Moore Jr. and Herbert Marcuse, A Critique of Pure Tolerance (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969), 95-137.

[ 22 ] Sam Buchanan, Indymedia, 24 October, 2004.

[23] Asher Goldman, Left and Lefter, 30 November, 2005.

[24] Mapping Militant Organizations, Socialist Patients Collective, Stanford University, https://web.stanford.edu/group/mappingmilitants/cgi-bin/groups/view/391. Also Bolton, The Psychotic Left (2013), 224-234.

[25] Ngo, 83.

[26] Bolton, The Psychotic Left, 175- 180.

[27] Ngo, 113.

[28] Steven, 1985-2001: A Short History of Antifa, https://libcom.org/history/1985-2001-anti-fascist-action-afa

[29] Howard, 14 June 1934, Hansard, vol. 290.

[30] Steven, op. cit.

[31] William Wall, Tottenham Riots and the Possibility of Politics, 10 August 2011, https://libcom.org/news/tottenham-beyond-neoliberal-riots-possibility-politics-10082011

[32] “l’Action Antifasciste,” http://actionantifasciste.fr/presentation/ (Dead link, but similar images are common).

[33] Renee MaltezouDeepa Babington, Special Report: Inside Greece’s Violent New Anarchist Groups, 14 August 2013, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-anarchists-specialreport-idUSBRE97D0AK20130814)

[34 ] Ibid.

[35] The Sun Still Rises, 5, http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/fire-cells-conspiracy-the-sun-still-rises).

[36 ] Renee MaltezouDeepa Babington, op. cit.

[37] Ngo, 82.

[38] Ngo, 81-95.

[39] Philly Antifa Activist Tom Keenan Charged in Assault on Marines, City Life, 26 November 2018; https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/11/26/philly-antifa-tom-keenan-marine-attack/).

[40] Ngo, 83.

[41] Michael Novick, Fighting Fascism Being Built from Above and Below, Facebook, 11 December 2016, https://www.facebook.com/events/sepulveda-peace-center/fighting-fascism-being-built-from-above-and-below/228523377581886/

[42] Ngo, 194.

[43] Black Owned Business got Threatening Call, Accused of being Pro Police, Before 2 Front Windows were Shot Out in Portland, Oregon Livehttps://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/10/heroes-american-cafe-got-threatening-call-accused-of-being-pro-police-before-two-front-windows-were-shot-out-in-portland.html

[44] Ngo, 87, 120),

[45] Give Nothing to Racism: links to other anti-racism campaigns, Human Rights Commission, https://www.hrc.co.nz/resources/responding-racism/

[46] Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (1991).

[47] Neena SatijaWesley LoweryBeth Reinhard, Years of Turmoil and Complaints Led the Southern Poverty Law Center to Fire its Founder Morris Dees, Washington Post, 2 April, 2019).

[48] Maureen Bass Dees vs. Morris s. Dees, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Case No. Civ. 2114, 8 March 1979, https://archive.org/details/MorrisDeesDivorcePapers/mode/1up

[49] Hatewatch, SPLC, https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch

[50] Hate Group Map, SPLC, https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

[51] Radical Traditional Catholicism, SPLC Hate Map, Southern Poverty Law Center; https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map?ideology=rad-trad-catholicism

[52] Video footage: https://reason.com/2021/01/11/powells-books-antifa-andy-ngo-store-censorship/

[53] Ngo, 87.

[54] Mark Bray, Horizontalism: Anarchism, Power and the State, Black Rose Federation, The Anarchist Library, https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/mark-bray-horizontalism.

[55]  Bray, Antifa: the Anti-Fascist Handbook, Chapter 3; https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/mark-bray-antifa-the-antifascist-handbook).

[56] Bray, ibid.

[57] Antifa Mob attacks GOP candidate’s rally, Fox News, 3 May, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMGvbgogaDU

[58] Ngo. 117.

[59] Ngo, 181-188.

[60] CSIS, 4 June 2020, https://www.csis.org/analysis/who-are-antifa-and-are-they-threat

[61] Seth G. Jones, CSIS, https://www.csis.org/people/seth-g-jones

[62] Michela Tindera, Here are the Billionaire who Donated to Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Forbeshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2021/02/17/here-are-the-billionaires-who-donated-to-joe-bidens-2020-presidential-campaign/?sh=62d5a57d21c4

[63] CSIS Board of Trustees, https://www.csis.org/programs/about-us/leadership-and-staff/board-trustees

[64] Seth G. Jones, Catrina Doxsee, Examining Extremism: Antifa, CSIS, 24 June 2021; https://www.csis.org/blogs/examining-extremism/examining-extremism-antifa

[65] Molly Ball, The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election, Time, 4 February 2021, https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

[66] Molly Ball, ibid.

[67] Marissa Land and Kimberly Kindy, Destructive Protests by Anarchists and Extremists Signal Divided Left as Biden Administration Begins, Washington Post, 24 January 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/destructive-protests-by-anarchists-and-extremists-signal-divided-left-as-biden-administration-begins/2021/01/23/70f93610-5d8c-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html

[68] Marissa Land and Kimberly Kindy, ibid.

[69] Police Release Images of Eight more ‘Kill the Bill’ Bristol Riot Suspects, LBC, 24 March 2021, https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/police-images-eight-more-kill-the-bill-bristol-riot-suspects/).

[70] Lucas Manfredi, Antifa ‘Armed’ Rioters Descend on Oregon State Capitol in Oregon, Yahoo News, 29 March 2021, https://news.yahoo.com/antifa-apos-armed-apos-rioters-001000871.html

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