Former Occupier Mark Bray Writes a Book in Defense of Antifa

It is no secret that the American universities are infested with socialists and other reprobates unfit to any honest labor (in Animal Farm parlance, they are “brain-workers” or pigs). The more well-heeled universities have been a breeding ground for technocrats and petty tyrants that have held the American Republic hostage for nearly a century while building a permanent government in Washington D.C., teaching them how to smile and spout talking points while binding once-free men in chains made of inscrutable law and inescapable debt.

Out of this morass of intellectual dishonesty steps one Professor Mark Bray, late of Dartmouth College, alma mater of such luminaries as Meredith Grey, to explain why Antifa (Communist) violence is acceptable because Fascists are just that much worse.

After decades of relative obscurity, the fringe “antifa” movement is becoming a household name after followers clashed with white supremacists at the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally where extremist Alex Fields is accused of murdering 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer in a car attack.
But the movement is still loosely defined and organized, making it difficult to get a grip on its size and aims.

Professor Mark Bray, a historian and lecturer at Dartmouth, has tried to fill the gap in his new book, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” that chronicles its rise. While Bray doesn’t participate in the group’s protests, he nonetheless considers himself an ally.

President Donald Trump called out the antifa movement by name at an Arizona rally last week, but they’ve attracted criticism from conservative and liberal commentators alike for its use of violent protest to shut down public events featuring far-right speakers. Bray has attracted his own criticism: Dartmouth’s president put out a statement distancing the college from any “endorsement of violence” after Bray defended antifa tactics on Meet The Press.

Bray talked to NBC News about the antifa movement — and the role violence plays within it — on Friday. Our conversation, edited for length and clarity.

NBC News: How would you define the antifa movement?

BRAY: It’s basically a politics or an activity of social revolutionary self defense. It’s a pan-left radical politics uniting communists, socialists, anarchists and various different radical leftists together for the shared purpose of combating the far right.

It’s a bunch of socialists, running riot in the streets, looking for class enemies to lynch. Got it.

But don’t take my word for it. Take it from the OGs of Antifa and their pamphlet “Das Konzept Antifa“:

The anti-capitalist orientation was characteristic of the revolutionary Antifa in the 1980s. This approach went back to the K(Communist) groups and the militant fighting groups, which were defamed as “terrorists”. The corresponding contents were made unpopular by the partially original transference of the so-called “Dimitrov theory” of 1935. Dimitroff, in his capacity as Secretary General of the Communist International, represented the thesis that Fascism was “the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary Chauvinist, most imperialist elements of financial capital.”

So the theory runs “kill capitalism, kill fascism.” Kind of like the plot of Terminator: Kill Kyle Reese in the past to prevent him from destroying SkyNet in the future.

Fascism is merely the label that Antifa as decided to affix to anything they perceive as “morally impure.”

This is a phenomenon that’s gotten more attention in recent months, but your book traces their history back decades around the world. What would you say are the main roots of the American version?

In its modern variant, we can see it with Anti-Racist Action (ARA), which formed in the late 1980s in the Twin Cities out in Minnesota among anti-racist skinheads who were trying to fight back against the growth of a neo-Nazi skinhead movement that was essentially exported from Britain. That’s the real germ of this. They didn’t call themselves antifa, but it was the same basic politics.

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Is the movement actually larger now or are we just paying more attention to it?

It is actually larger now. A lot of the groups I spoke to formed in 2015, 2016 and even 2017. There were hundreds of groups in the ARA network in the ’90s, then it went into a lull in the 2000’s and picked up a little bit again in late 2000’s and early 2010’s, but even in radical left circles was very far down the list of prominent activities. But with the Trump campaign revving up and then his victory, that made more people convinced of its usefulness.

The nationalist candidate wins, the internationalist candidate loses, and now the Communists are ready to crawl out from under their rocks and try to fight in the streets.

You wrote in your book: “At the heart of the anti-fascist outlook is a rejection of the classical liberal phrase incorrectly ascribed to Voltaire that says I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” What do you mean by that?

Anti-fascists are illiberal. They don’t see fascism or white supremacy as a view with which they disagree as a difference of opinion. They view organizing against them as a political struggle where the goal is not to establish a regime of rights that allow neo-Nazis and victims to coexist and exchange discourse, but rather the goal is to end their politics.

That is not a surprising admission. Communists are illiberal. Like the Antifa of the 1930s (Mark Bray insists that we must focus on the 1930s), the Communists are not fighting “Fascists” in defense of any personal liberty interests or universal principle at all.

Antifa is motivated by class warfare and political tribalism to silence its perceived foes with violence, or, as Bray said, “end their politics.”

The reason Communists refuse to engage so-called “Fascists” in rational discourse is not because they have successfully dispensed with their arguments; most of them have never read Mein Kampf or the Doctrine of Fascism, as they are too pure to sully their minds with such forbidden and profane texts. They can’t even be bothered to read “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” which is probably the best book on the topic of Nazi Germany. Communists do not engage in reasoned discussion is because they cannot engage in reasoned discussion.

If you establish that so-called fascist speech is illegitimate, then who decides who will be targeted as fascist? Can’t it lead more mainstream politics to end up being targeted?

When anti-fascist groups successfully defeat the organizing of local neo-Nazis and fascists, what usually happens is their group falls apart and individuals go back to being labor organizers or environmentalists or whatever kind of leftist. The lifecycles of anti-fascist organizing rise and fall with the organizing of the far right.

Anti-fascists oppose anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and there is a certain political lens that — agree or disagree with the lens — there is an element of continuity in terms of the types of groups targeted. I don’t know of any Democratic party events that have been ‘no platformed’ (shut down) by anti-fascists. So there is a political lens, people will quibble about what the lens is, who designs the lens, but I don’t think the slippery slope is actually, in practice, nearly as much of a concern as people imagine it would be.

Bray is arguing that Antifa is a MORALLY RIGHTEOUS LYNCH MOB. When the shopkeepers and farmers and town hicks decided they were going to don white hoods and masks string up a black man for the unpardonable sin of violating a white woman, that’s evil and racist. When Antifa decides to string up anyone they deem to be “fascist.”

And Bray will see no problem with these extrajudicial punishments or Antifa installing itself as a cross between a lynch mob and a NKVD Troika.

To zero in a bit, though: Your book references actions targeting actual neo-Nazi groups, who were very visible in Charlottesville, but also general clashes with police and property damage as means of protest, like at the Berkeley rally which was about a controversial speaker. Doesn’t that extend the lens?

Antifa are revolutionaries and they are almost always anti-police. That’s partly why they organize how they do: If they were pro-police they’d be more inclined to say, ‘Hey, police, why don’t you take care of this.’ But as anti-capitalist with a sort of police-abolitionist lens, they view the police as problems, as defenders of the capitalist order, and also all too often as sympathizers with the far right. So they view both sides as being opponents, but once again opposition to police is fairly clear cut and comes from a political tradition stretching back 200 years — so it’s not arbitrary, even if you disagree with it.

You also mentioned property destruction. Yeah, property destruction is certainly part of the repertoire of what some of these groups will do to achieve their goals. Some say it’s violence, some say it’s not because it’s not against human beings, that’s a matter of opinion.

Weren’t the Cheka “police”?

When the police work for the “capitalists” it’s bad. When the police work for the people’s glorious revolution and run Gulags stuffed with class enemies and counter-revolutionaries, it’s a-okay.

Dear reader, please understand this, if you take away nothing else: Communists have only one principle and that is the acquisition and maintenance of absolute power over society. They wail and beat their chests about the capitalist, about the bourgeosie, about the police, but when power falls into their hands, they will murder, torture, rob, and destroy without hesitation or remorse.

The Communist is hostis humani generis.

You write that violence represents a “small though vital sliver of anti-fascist activity” and you mention that it’s not the only thing they’re up to. But what makes it so vital?

Even if a group does not intend for that to be the way to go about it, if you’re organizing against violent fascists, being able to defend yourselves can unfortunately come in handy. The other part of it is looking at the broader historical trajectory of the rise of and fascism and Nazism in Europe, the liberal playbook for stopping the advance of fascism failed.

The liberal playbook did stop national socialism. The national socialists’ allies attacked the United States. The national socialists declared war on the United States. The United States declared war on the national socialists. The United States & Co. proceeded to kick the national socialists’ collective teeth in. The national socialists surrendered. The liberals picked the former national socialists up out of the dirt, dusted them off, and taught them the ways of liberalism, and welcomed them back into the brotherhood of humanity.

Well, half of them, anyway. The other half became communist vermin.

Another book on protest movements out now is by Zeynep Tufecki, who takes the exact opposite view. To quote Tufecki: “Plainly: historically, anything that looks like street brawls helps fascists consolidate power. ‘Many sides’ is their core tactic. [It] works.” In other words, they often use violence to justify an electoral backlash which they then use that to justify a state crackdown.

The question is more what to do when you’re at the early stages of struggle, before you get to the point where there are tanks and airplanes. I agree most of the time, in most circumstances, non-violent means are effective and it’s really very fundamental to building a popular movement to influence public opinion. The question is how bad does it have to get before self-defense becomes legitimate.

Part of what happened in interwar period is there were a lot of people arguing against pulling the emergency brake and escalating resistance. And looking back on the history, those are tragic calls for moderation.

Bray is asking that his fellow Communists be excused from the rules of civilization because it’s REALLY important and given carte blanche to run roughshod over people they don’t like.

Do you consider Trump one of those emergency moments where potentially more violent tactics are necessary?

The anti-fascist argument is that any amount of white supremacist or neo-Nazi organizing is worthy of emergency consideration — by no means can we allow this to take one step farther. Trump in office obviously from their perspective exacerbates this situation and empowers them and helps them to grow, but even if Hillary Clinton were in office, anti-fascists would still want to block the advance of…any of these kind of small little Nazi groups.

Special pleading.

One concern is that a movement, especially one facing an emboldened far right and a president pouring fuel on the fire, could become more radical over time. In the 60’s and 70’s, they went from street protests to eventually splinter groups of terrorists, especially in Europe, some of whom used anti-fascism a rallying cry.

I don’t think so. You’re right to point out some of the armed-struggle groups of the US and Europe in 60’s and 70’s, such as the Red Army Faction (in Germany), for example, saw what they were doing as anti-fascist struggle against a West German state they considered to be insufficiently de-Nazified. But the more specific form of anti-fascism that informs the groups today is the antifa model of the 70’s and 80’s which grew out of street confrontations, not out of an armed struggle background.

The kind of profile of the armed struggle within radical left thought in the U.S. since the 80’s has basically disappeared. No one ever seriously considers forming a small cell with arms to attack the government. It’s, at best, a joke.

Yes, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, a bunch of Communists terrorists financed by the Stasi of East Germany, a puppet state of the Soviet Union.

Refresh my memory, who exactly appointed the Communists as the arbiters of sufficient “de-Nazification”?

If you answered, NOBODY, you would be correct.

And yet, the Communists felt morally justified in murdering 34 people in West Germany because they “perceived” West Germany as Fascist.

Fun factoid: One of the founders of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Horst Mahler, is now a Neo-Nazi.

There really isn’t much daylight between a National Socialist and an International Socialist.

Dartmouth’s president put out a statement distancing the school from your remarks, saying they don’t support violence of any kind. You also faced a lot of criticism in the conservative press, saying you were defending offensive violence against fascists. How would you respond to that criticism?

I believe that the statement oversimplifies and distorts and decontextualizes my arguments. Because I’m not against free speech, I’m against those who are trying to shut down free speech, and I think it’s in the interests of humanity and diversity to try to prevent those who want to murder much of the population from being able to get anywhere near doing that. I wouldn’t characterize my political perspective as being “violent protests” so much as community self defense.

If Bray was against those who are trying to shut down free speech, he wouldn’t be penning defenses for Communists, who are trying to shut down free speech. In fact, he should pen a defense of Adolf Hitler; after Hitler was released from Landsberg after the Beer Hall Putsch, the Nazi press had been banned from publishing and Hitler was banned from publicly speaking for two years.

It’s almost as if curbing speech doesn’t kill ideas.

Bad ideas are not killed by fists, or bike locks, or urine balloons, or cans filled with cement, or by driving them from the public sphere; bad ideas are killed when they are dragged into the sanitizing light of reason and exposed for what they are.

Once again, socialists are ill-equipped to this task because they are irrational. Hitler was a socialist, surrounded by other socialists in Weimar Germany. Who was there who could have exposed his hucksterism for what it was without destroying their own political power?

When you say self defense, are we talking about guarding clergy members in Charlottesville who are under attack when the police aren’t there, or do you consider self-defense charging neo-Nazis with clubs even if they haven’t necessarily attacked you?

I’m doing a couple of different things. I’m trying to lay out the history and the perspective of the anti-fascists themselves who are doing this work, and I’m situating myself certainly ethically and politically in this context. What I’m trying to say is that the various differing ways anti-fascists go about resisting fascism are legitimate to be considered, that they are historically formed and ethically reasonable. I try not to wade too far into “What about this and what about this.” I like to leave it as general as “I support collective self-defense against fascism and Nazism.”

Mob rule has never been, and will never be, ethically reasonable. Bray is unwilling to articulate the principle he is advancing because it is appalling in nature:

“Violence against people I don’t like should not be a crime.”

If Bray was the historian he claimed to be, he would know and point out, that violence not only did not stop the National Socialists in Germany, it emboldened them. The anthem of the Nazi Party, Horst-Wessel-Lied was supposedly written by a Brownshirt who was subsequently murdered by Communist Party members and was elevated to a martyr by Joseph Goebbels.

Let’s go even further: Antifa are claiming they have to stop people they believe to be fascists and MIGHT oppress someone, somewhere, at some unknown time, by engaging in actions that ACTUALLY oppress people in the present.

As always, if you can suppress, harass, beat, and run Fascists out of public because they are going to kill lots of people, by the same token, Communists should be run out of the public sphere and beaten at every opportunity FOR THE SAME REASON.

So basically, you don’t want to take a clear position on that specific distinction (between self defense and preemptive attack).

In the abstract. I’m going to leave it at that if you don’t mind.

And here Mark Bray exposes himself for the pathetic, middle-class revolutionary weasel that he is. He is fine with others fighting his battles, but will not risk his comfortable position as a Dartmouth professor to advance the cause of the People’s Glorious Revolution.

At least the other weasel, Eric Clanton, had big enough balls to actually try and draw blood in the name of the revolution, even did wear a mask and run away afterwards. This cockless wonder Bray is just going to sit on the sidelines and offer golf-claps while the other middle class revolutionaries eventually get themselves into a fight that they aren’t going to be able to walk away from.

The answer to the Communist Spartacus League in Germany was the Freikorps.

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A Reply to “Breaking the Siege”

The Daily Californian opened its editorial page to the black-masked revolutionary cosplayers of Antifa to “set the record straight” on why they have a love affair with the idea of tormenting and killing their class enemies.

We would like to preface this statement by saying we do not represent every group involved in anti-fascist demonstrations here in Berkeley, or in the Bay Area. While many of our comrades may share our beliefs and opinions, we are not a unified group and we do not intend to speak for anyone but ourselves.

With that out of the way: Hello, UC Berkeley! We are those anti-fascists you’ve heard so much about recently. Let us introduce ourselves. Some of us are your fellow UC Berkeley students, while others are Berkeley City College students, UC Berkeley alumni or members of the Berkeley community.

Hello, Commies of Berkeley!

For security reasons, we don’t usually talk to the press. But the media coverage of our actions against the current wave of far-right mobilization in Berkeley has inspired us to express to the public why it is that we do what we do.

You may have never heard of Antifa until we marched onto Sproul Plaza on the night of Feb. 1. Our struggle is global and ongoing, with a history that stretches as far back as there have been fascists to resist.

Unfortunately, I had heard of you, but you were thankfully a largely European phenomenon, a pack of Communism-fetishists convinced that everyone not enthusiastically in your camp is a “fascist” in need of a good “bashing.”

The current visibility of militant anti-fascism is due to the Trump-era resurgence of open, violent white nationalism. They’re more than just 4chan trolls spouting racist rhetoric online. Last June, when the Traditionalist Workers Party and the Golden State Skinheads attempted to rally in Sacramento, they stabbed nine people in the ensuing confrontation with Antifa. Identity Evropa leader Nathan Damigo sucker-punched a woman on camera at the rally April 15.

According to the police, Antifas got stabbed after they initiated violence against the Traditionalist Workers Party, throwing water bottles at them and beating them with sticks. Imagine that: People, fascist, people accused of fascism, non-fascists, etc. don’t like being assaulted and will defend themselves from armed attackers with whatever they can lay their hands to, including knives.

Nathan Damigo punched Moldylocks aka AFTER she threatened to claim “100 Nazi scalps” (I’m no expert, but I’m certain that scalping people is a violent and criminal act) and AFTER she threw glass wine bottles at Trump supporters and threatened to strike him with one.

Never trust a Communist to tell the truth; always trust a Communist to misrepresent the truth.

Our opponents push the misconception that, by militantly confronting them, we are stifling their free speech. We may be a bunch of leftists and anarchists, but we’ve still read the Constitution.

Read it and probably understood none of it.

The First Amendment protects you from government censorship. It does not allow you to impose on the 14th Amendment rights of others, prevent other people from using their freedoms of speech and assembly to hold you accountable for the things you say, or guarantee you a right to a paid speaking gig on a college campus.

There is no interpretation of “Freedom of speech” or “freedom of assembly” include assaulting people with sticks, bottles, bike locks, and bear mace.

And who precisely the fuck are you Middle-Class revolutionaries that anyone must “account” themselves to you?

Ultimately, the bloc’s actions against Milo Yiannopoulos were not in response to the things he says, but the things he does. Yiannopoulos has a history of targeted harassment of transgender, Muslim and undocumented students at his campus speeches. On the night of Feb. 1, he planned to use his platform to teach the crowd how to report undocumented students to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was also rumored he planned to out undocumented students.

Notice the Doublethink in this paragraph: They opposed what Milo Yiannopoulos does, not what he said, but the only thing he did was speak.

It could be argued that Milo planned to hold illegal immigrant students “accountable” to American law.

This is not protected speech. You can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater and you can’t out undocumented students on a sanctuary campus.

Hate to burst your Antifa bubble, but this analogy was stupid when Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote it in 1919, and it is just as stupid nearly 100 years later when excreted from the pen of a black-clad pansy uses it out of context.

First, the quote itself in full:

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre AND causing a panic.”

Falsehood + Speech + Panic/Danger.

But the case itself (Schenk v. U.S., now thankfully overturned) had nothing to do with fires or panics; it was about a Socialist who distributed flyers (IN YIDDISH) encouraging men not to enlist in World War I.

But censors and moral busybodies for a century have been stroking themselves silly to that ill-thought bit of dictum.

Despite all of this, the UC Berkeley administration chose to put their students in danger. We decided this was unacceptable. You may disagree with our actions, but if it protected even one student from being targeted, then we are not ashamed.

This is the Communist/Antifa mentality in a nutshell: We don’t care if you disagree; we are not amenable to discourse on the legality, rationality, or utility of our actions; we are morally pure, therefore whatever we do is beyond reproach.

In dealing with Antifa, America is not dealing with a political movement, it is dealing with a cult.

Bay Area Antifa did not have any militant action planned for Ann Coulter’s event. While her views are disgusting and deserve to be protested, nobody wants to get attacked with a nightstick or go to jail over Ann Coulter. If any action had been taken, it would have been because of the extremists in attendance and looking for a fight at her speech.

Nobody wants to get beaten with a stick, hit with a glass bottle, sprayed with bear mace, or hit with a bike lock over Communism, yet here we are, all because Communists are self-righteous twats who imagine they have a right to assault people for disagreeing with them.

But these speakers know now to expect resistance. We didn’t have to shut Coulter down — she canceled once her financial backers and the administration recognized that her presence was unsafe and unprofitable.

Amazing how Communists have the marked inability to call anything by its proper name. They have half a dozen euphemisms for “violence” (direct action, resistance, militancy, protest, accountable) but the threat is always present and understood with them. Communists threaten the safety of speakers and people who want to hear the speaker and then call the person they oppose the problem.

Or, as a wife-beater would put it: If you would just behave, I wouldn’t have to beat you. Yes, Communists are the social equivalent of a domestic abuser.

You may have wondered where the masses of people in masks were April 27. We shut them down March 4 and April 15 because they wanted to prove they could rally in Berkeley. On April 27, they came from far and wide to fight Antifa. Instead of giving them what they wanted, we let them stand around in the park in their Spartan helmets, pretending to enjoy their open mic and getting sunburned.

Our ideology is not tethered to masculinity and strength — we don’t ever have to fight on their terms. We are also aware (because again, we live here) that on a Thursday afternoon, high schoolers and middle schoolers were in class in the area where the fascists wanted to hold their street fight.

Another Commie offering alternative history and flushing inconvenient facts down the memory hole.

The good Communists of r/Anarchism are at least honest enough to admit that they got BTFO on April 15th.

As for the 27th, and this is merely speculation, after the shellacking Antifa et al. took on the 15th, the Black Bloc decided not to combat Trump supporters for control of the streets again, at least not until they have a strategic or numerical advantage.

You’re probably sick of feeling like Berkeley is a warzone. We are, too. We’re tired of seeing Identity Evropa propaganda on campus and up and down the streets we grew up on. We’re tired of hearing about kids at Albany High using Nazi salutes in the hallways.

And we’re tired of fighting a second front against public apathy and misinformation.

As the great Ludacris once rhymed:

“If you tired, be quiet and go to sleep, ho.”

Your fatigue and low energy is not an argument in support of your position.

We are anti-fascists. We are not paramilitary, outside agitators, or punks looking for a fight. We are members of this community who are invested in its safety.

We understand that not everyone can join us in this fight. All we ask is that you understand why we take to the streets.

At least the writer got one thing right: Antifa isn’t looking for fights; they are looking for lynchings. They are looking to isolate and overwhelm their enemies with surprise, anonymity, and superior numbers. Stripped of their advantages, they slink away and write letters to Dailycal pleading that they are “the good guys” and begging people not infected with this social/political cancer called Communism to rally behind them.

Fortunately, people are paying attention Antifa’s actions and not their crocodile tears and realize that these people are engaging in violence for the sake of violence and that their definition of “Fascist” means “anyone who does not swear allegiance to Antifa.”

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Barbarians inside the Gates: A Statement from the Byzantines

We are a collection of friends and co-conspirators belonging to our local communities. We are not associated with all the organizations that have shared our handiwork and celebrated it, despite the accusations of those on social media. This action is claimed by us as rogue actors, and came from no organizational authority. We believe in the spontaneity of action, in the possibility for direct acts led by small affinity groups to achieve broad effects and inspire other insurgent acts. We publish this, not to claim fame or reap benefits from the recent vandalism of notorious fraternities in West Campus. We are publishing this statement to clear up some misconceptions, to clarify why these taggings happened, and to inspire others.

I strongly doubt that they are not associated with any organization, but do agree that they are operating as an independent cell to give the “organization” plausible deniability if and when any of these idiots get caught spray-painting people’s property.

To the confusion of the local news, we did not launch these attacks in response to any particular scandal or recent accusation. We were responding to the everyday crisis that is rape culture, white supremacy, and elitism. Fiji may be notorious for its rape room, racist parties, and horrific pledge rules, but it is not that unique. It is no accident that so many fraternities take the style of plantation homes—the institutions of Greek life are themselves colonial, bourgeois, patriarchal structures, founded to preserve the reproduction of elite classes. Our attacks come in response to the everyday fear and feeling of danger that these institutions and their members produce for students of color, women, queer and trans students, and other marginalized folks. Catcalls, racial slurs, rape jokes, and more are the daily realities which go unspoken and uninvestigated by either the police or the University.

They did not launch attacks in response to any particular scandal or recent accusation.

In other words, they have no specific incident of wrongdoing by any specific person that they are aggrieved with.

They commit their crimes from a general sense of outrage at “institutions” and “structures” and “feeling(s) of danger.”

Some consider our acts irresponsible, pointless, and ineffective. We think the massive surge in conversations happening around sexual assault, white supremacy, and the failures of the administration are proof of the success of our actions. The administration has showed its true face, as it has rapidly responded to our actions with calls for increased security, crisis support for the frats, and investigation according to the hate crime policy. This stands in stark contrast to the University’s inability to respond to racist acts by the frats, investigate sexual assault, fund mental health services for students, and respond to Celtic Cross graffiti on the Blanton. We have seen from the prosecution of the UT Antifa 3 that this administration’s feign towards multiculturalism is a ruse—an attempt to maintain the peace and ensure that students of color and women continue to provide their money, bodies, and very presence to maintain the status of the University and its image.

There’s a very easy solution to providing your “money, bodies, and very presence” to a University that so obviously allows “sexual assault and white supremacy”:

Don’t enroll there.

But I forget myself and who I am referring to. Social justice can not leave unbelievers to their unbelief. They must convert the heathens BAMN (By Any Means Necessary).

Most importantly, we hope our acts can serve as a template for student self-organization. When the administration and police fail to hold accountable powerful institutions with deep financial connections and when their crimes go unnamed, we will hold them accountable. We will name our enemies, and do so loudly for the world to see. We will break the silence and the taboo around these institutions. We will make clear to survivors that we support them and will fight for them by any means necessary. Students must provide for each other what these institutions can never provide us.

“Student self-organization” or “lone wolf attacks” by self-appointed vigilantes.

Depending on who you ask.

This moment is exceptional. These are institutions and people who have never felt unsafe because of their status and identities. And now, through a couple of simple actions, they feel threatened. FIJI was forced to have night long watches. Private security, UTPD, and APD patrolled the area. Even SUREWALK, the campus organization that supposedly protects students from assault, was seen patrolling the area to protect rapist frat Fiji.

@WithALittleJazz Currently pic.twitter.com/UCcqX4scOg

— tiger lily (@wizardashley) April 17, 2017

All of which will eventually be reflected in the tuition and fees paid for by the students.

Good job guys.

Let us be bolder in naming our enemies. Let us tell students at orientation the truth about the crimes of these institutions. Let us catalog the violence of the frats and the administration, so that there is never a period where students forget who their enemies are. Let us make it impossible for the administration and frats to simply wait out the occasional uproar, and let us constantly agitate against them and make their lives hell. Let us make racists, frat bros, and the administration afraid again—afraid of students, afraid of the marginalized and harassed, afraid of the exploited and excluded.

Fear is bad when someone does it to “students of color, women, queer and trans students,” but it is acceptable when it is done to “racists, frat bros, and the administration.”

Actions are only good or bad based only on who they are done to, not on the morality of the act itself.

Four legs good; two legs bad.

It is no accident that we attacked Greek life. The Greco-Roman legacy has inspired so much of the march of European civilization against the “uncivilized.” Colonial and plantation nations were constructed in the image of Greece and Rome. Fascist group Identity Evropa uses images of Greco-Roman statues in its propaganda. Continental philosophy finds much of its roots in the Socratic tradition. Our notion of democracy and all its accompanying inequalities and hierarchies stems from the Greek conception of the polis, sustained by slavery, the domination of women & children in the home, and the battle against foreigners.

Because only the Greeks and the Romans have a history of conquest and empire. No empires in Africa, the Middle East, Northern Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia, North America, or South America.

Europeans, especially those of Mediterranean descent, colonialism and empire are your Original Sin, your Mark of Cain, as a result of your Greco-Roman legacy.

These people are a cult in the most negative sense of the word.

In the midst of resurgent fascism and ongoing colonial legacies, we must become the unruly, improper, unrespectable “barbarians at the gates.” Our attempts to appeal to the institutions to include us, to show that we can be like them, have and always will fail. It is time to jettison all such illusions and instead construct new communities and ways of living that amplify our power here, as students and collectives, until we can overrun these institutions themselves.

And like barbarians at the gate, the only method to deal with them to crush them completely and mercilessly, because they, by their own words, seek no peace, but to utterly destroy anything distinct from themselves, to “overrun” your institutions.

Everything for “anti-fascism.” Nothing against “anti-fascism.” Nothing outside of “anti-fascism.”

Sounds vaguely familiar…

We are labelled “vandals”—placing us in a lineage that extends to the “barbarian” Vandal tribes that sacked Rome. We will accept this charge, for we seek the destruction, looting, and emptying out of these halls of power by the force of the unruly masses—the excluded and exploited. And we hope that individuals such as Gregory Fenves can only watch and play the fiddle while Rome burns.

The Vandals looted Rome; they didn’t destroy Rome or empty out its halls. The Vandals were neither “excluded” nor “exploited”. They were Scandanavian raiders and pirates whose primary interests were territory and plunder.

Sort of like how Communists, specifically the party elites, for all of their bleating about “the masses” always make sure to secure all of that evil capital for themselves.

So the comparison of Communists to Vandals is pretty appropriate.

Our message can perhaps best be summarized as: Every Student Can Tag. Anyone can be The Vandals of West Campus. Buy some spray paint, with cash of course, can’t have a debit card trail. Turn off location services on your phone. Don’t take photos of your handiwork—wait for someone else to do so (quick shout out to the frat bros who got the best photos of the tags out of anyone—thank you so much for that propaganda work!) Have a change of clothes. Mask up and wear unidentifiable clothes so you can’t be tracked through video surveillance. Make sure you have a secluded spot to change in and out of costume. Aim for the darkest, quietest targets. Stay in small groups so you can defend each other in case confronted. Scout out the house before hand and be aware of any police or frat patrols.

Every Student Can Tag. Just like Every Student Can Rob. Just like Every Student Can Assault.

But the Communists have not provided any good reason, aside from being offended by the world, as to WHY Every Student Should Tag.

We hope you will not make us your vanguards or heroes. We neither want the fame or status, nor do we want to continue the dangerous work ourselves in the midst of increased police investigations. We hope our names never come out into the public sphere, and that all you see will see will be our actions. We hope that you will become one of us. Take up our name and sign off on your actions, put out report backs. We hope that through generalized student action and preparation, the efforts of the pigs and the administration to catch “culprits” will be thwarted, as the entire student body itself becomes a threat.

The more often they do it, the more likely they are to be caught and they know it. So everybody else get in on the action so that the “Vandals of West Campus” are less likely to be caught and prosecuted as they deserve.

To the fraternities and University: Prepare yourselves. We are at your gates. Your walls will fall. And you will be sacked.

—The Vandals of UT Austin

The Vandals lasted only 79 years after the Sack of Rome; they were subsequently destroyed completely by the Byzantines.

The lesson? Civilization wins out over Barbarism in the long-run. Builders eventually triumph over Destroyers. The Rule of Law prevails over the Rule of Envy.

The Communists like to imagine that they are barbarians howling at the gates and those within are all powdered, pampered women and dilettantes.

Civilization keeps its own barbarians, its own savage men for occasions when other savages show up.

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Love Trumps Hate?

This must be more of that “love” that Hillary supporters want to spread.

Who are these all-loving, kind, peaceful, and tolerant “anti-Trump” protesters (read: rioters)?

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 6 members of a local communist group, Red Guards Austin, for assaulting pro-Trump members in Sunday’s protest. They will be charged with assault and resisting arrest.

But “Love Trumps Hate”, right?

While we’re on the topic of love, here’s some more of that Progressive “love” that they just can’t wait to share with the world:

Yes, you read that correctly. Rape Melania.

But fear not! Progressives always have a pivot!

Trump’s critics, meanwhile, are stressing that a single protester does not represent all of them.

Yes, and I expect the same people who turn their noses up and sneer at #NotAllMen will jump down the Progressives throats for not repudiating their hateful undercurrents and dog-whistles and whatever other version of thoughtcrime they typically accuse their opponents of.