The purposeless massacres perpetrated since the June and October events, the tedious offering of sacrifices since February and March, the very cannibalism of the counterrevolution will convince the nations that there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror.
– Karl Marx, The Victory of the Counter-Revolution in Vienna
Yesterday, Politico published an article entitled, “FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks.”
The article cites internal government documents from April 2016, identifying Antifa as the primary instigators of violence at public rallies on various targets. This is a sensible conclusion. The German Antifa perfected this tactic as seen most notably in Leizpig where Antifa will arrive at demonstrations unmasked, blend into crowds before forming a “Black Bloc” and attacking their targets.
The “mostly peaceful”Progressive/Socialist demonstrators will never be forced to take responsibility for acting as a Trojan horse for Communist violence. Less than 5% of the participants in a “free speech” march bring NSDAP flags, and the whole thing is a “White supremacist rally.”
But, I digress.
Antifa is just another Communist movement, that has not yet flowered into full-blown terrorism, but they are inching ever-closer to that end. Antifa is the brainchild of German Communists who picked up their ideology from the Italian Autonomist movement.
Here are a few examples of where Communist “militancy” eventually end:
In 1977, Jean-Marc Rouillian, a French Marxist/Internationalist, created Action Directe for the purpose of carrying out, as the name suggests “direct action” (an anarcho-communist euphemism for political terrorism) in France. The group committed approximately 50 crimes, ranging from property destruction, to robbery, to murder before French authorities arrested and disbanded the group in 1987.
– May 1, 1979: Action Directe shoots up the headquarters of the CNPF (National Council of French Employers) in Paris.
– May 25, 1979: Action Directe bombs a real estate agency in Sceaux.
– March 16, 1980: Action Directe attacks the DST (Directorate of Territorial Surveillance) office in Paris.
– March 18, 1980: Action Directe shoots up the Ministry of Cooperation, hitting minister Robert Galley several times.
– August 2, 1984: Action Directe bombs the European Space Agency, wounding six.
– August 23, 1984: Action Directe leaves a 23-kg car bomb outside of the Western European Union office. Authorities defused the bomb before it detonated.
– January 25, 1985: Action Directe kills René Audran, Engineer-General of the Corps of Attainment, in front of his home.
– June 26, 1985: Action Directe attempts and fails to assassinate Henri Blandin, Comptroller-General of the military.
Japanese Red Army
In 1971, Shigenobu Fusako, founded the Nihon Sekigun, or the Japanese Red Army, after having been radicalized as a student at Meiji University. She traveled to Lebanon and allied with the Palestinian Liberation Front with the aim of creating a worldwide socialist revolution.
– May 30, 1972: Three members of JRA attack Lod Airport (now Ben-Gurion Airport) in Israel with guns and grenades, killing 26 people and wounding 80.
– July 20, 1973: Five JRA members hijack Japan Air Lines Flight 404 after takeoff from Schiphol.
– September 13, 1974: JRA members take the French ambassador and ten others hostage at The Hague, Netherlands.
– August 5, 1975: The JRA takes 50 hostages at the American Insurance Associates building in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
– August 11, 1976: JRA and PFLP members kill four people at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
December 4, 1977: JRA hijacks and crashes Malaysian Airline System Flight 653, killing all passengers and crew aboard.
– April 12, 1988: A New Jersey State Trooper arrests JRA member Kikumura Yū on the New Jersey Turnpike with three pipebombs in his car.
– April 14, 1988: The JRA bombs a USO club in Naples, Italy, killing one and wounding four.
The Red Brigades
In 1970, Renato Curcio, Margherita Cagol, and Alberto Franceschini. Curcio and Cagol were radicalized at the University of Trento. Franceschini was the grandson of the founder of the Italian Communist Party. In the beginning, the Red Brigades satisfied themselves with industrial sabotage of factories in Milan and burglarizing factory and union offices. In 1972, the Red Brigade kidnapped a factory foreman and photographed him with a placard declaring him to be a “Nazi.” Despite the arrest of the founding members in 1974, they continued to direct terrorist activities to members outside of prison until 1988 when the majority of its members were either dead or in jail.
– April 18, 1974: The Red Brigades kidnaps Assistant State Attorney Mario Sossi.
– June 17, 1974: The Red Brigades attack the headquarters of the Italian Social Movement, killing two.
– November 16, 1977: The Red Brigades shoot and kill Carlo Casalegno, deputy editor of La Stampa, in Turin, Italy.
– March 16, 1978: The Red Brigades kidnap and murder Aldo Moro, president of the Christian Democratic Party, along with five of Moro’s bodyguards.
– May 20, 1981: The Red Brigades kidnap and murder, Giuseppe Taliercio, an chemical engineer and manager of Montedison.
The Red Army Faction
The Red Army Faction was a West German Communist militant group, originally supported by the East German Stasi (State Police). The group was inspired by various murdering “revolutionaries” such as Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, and Che Guevara, and based its thinking on the Italian Autonomism, as well as Gramscian and Frankfurt school culture criticism.
All of that “thinking” they imbibed led to them blowing up a lot of stuff, robbing a lot of places, and killing a lot of people.
The surviving members of the group rationalized their campaign of violence by arguing that former Nazis, real or perceived, were in positions of authority in Germany and came to the conclusion that any negative they saw in German society was akin to “Naziism.” There was also an element of “sinfulness” in their actions and the need to purge themselves of the taint of their parents’ sin of being Nazis, or complying with Nazi rule.
The fall of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany cut the RAF from its primary sources of funding. Many of the RAF members fled Germany with new identities, supplied by the Stasi in its last days, to Yugoslavia, Poland, and the Middle East.
– October 22, 1971: The RAF kills Sergeant Norbert Schmid.
– December 22, 1971: The RAF kills police officer Herbert Schoner during a bank robbery.
– May 11, 1972: The RAF kills US Army Lt. Paul A. Bloomquist in a bomb attack in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
– May 24, 1972: The RAF kills three Army personnel in Heidelberg by bomb.
– April 24, 1975: The RAF kills two in an attack on the West German embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
– April 7, 1977: The RAF kills Attorney-General of Germany Siegfried Buback by shooting into his car at a stoplight.
– July 30, 1977: The RAF kills Jürgen Ponto, chairman of Dresdner Bank, in the course of attempting to kidnap him.
As the above quote and history indicate, Communism is a political philosophy of unjustifiable political terrorism and all Communist movements eventually end up engaging in terrorism in service to it.
Antifa, and its various American organs and derivations, drink from the same philosophical well as Action Directe, the Japanese Red Army, the Red Brigades, and the Red Army Faction. They already have their justification in place when they giggle to each other about “Bash the Fash.”
It’s a short leap from beating a man in the name of politics, to killing him for his politics.