There’s a meme going around that shows a gaggle of masked Antifa members wreaking havoc with the caption, “You know you’ve lost perspective with you think these are the good guys.”
Pretty solid point.
In Philadelphia, a group of men from the United States Marine Corps Reserve were confronted by Antifa members and called “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” Additionally, the soldiers were assaulted and maced.
On top of that, the Antifa goons robbed one of them.
In order to capture the assailants, the Philadelphia Police Department put out the following report:
On Saturday, November 15, 2018, at approximately 3:20 pm, the complainants, who are United States Military Reservists, were on the 100 block of S. Front Street, when they were approached by numerous males and females.
The group of suspects called the complainants “Nazis,” and “White Supremacists.” The suspects then maced the complainants, and then proceeded to punch and kick them. During the assault, one of the complainant’s had his cell phone stolen from him by one of the male suspects.
The attack occurred near a We the People rally. WTP’s site describes its mission thusly:
At a time when our nation’s charter is under attack on multiple fronts, We the People must reclaim our Constitution and stand up for the rights and values it embodies. We must pledge to continue to make its promises a reality for all. … At a time when our nation’s charter is under attack on multiple fronts, We the People must reclaim our Constitution and stand up for the rights and values it embodies. We must pledge to continue to make its promises a reality for all. Please join us as we celebrate our Constitution and raise our voices together in support of the just, equal, inclusive country we can build together.
The rally’s Facebook Event page described it this way:
This event is for all Patriots, Militia, 3%, constitution loving Americans, pro good cop, pro ICE, pro law and order, pro life, pro American value, pro gun and anti illegal immigration…. Will you stand with us? ITS TIME TO SHOW PHILLY WHAT PATRIOTISM REALLY IS!!
I’m far from familiar enough with We the People to comment on them, but I’d like to point out coverage of their position by The Daily Dot, which I believe is a great example of en vogue left-wing sleight of hand. Firstly, The Dot quoted the above description in its article about the rally. However, the article’s subheading read quite differently:
The Three Percenters are throwing a pro-Trump, pro-gun, anti-immigration ‘We the People’ rally in Philadelphia, but say it isn’t white nationalist.
Notice: Being against illegal immigration is now “anti-immigration.” Judging by the Left’s language and what they mean, actual immigration no longer exists. “Illegal immigration” is the new “immigration.”
It is, of course, the Left who are anti-immigration. Immigration is a legal system; going against that system, in fact, constitutes an anti-immigration position. The manipulation of language is upon us (here, here, and here).
Similarly averse to the definition of words, Antifa is, obviously, a fascistic horde (here).
And part of that horde shamefully attacked, maced, and stole from Marines.
Last week, one of the criminals turned himself in: 33-year-old Tom Keenan. He’s been charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of criminal conspiracy, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment.
He’s been released on bail and will be in court on December 6.
Let’s hope all of Keenan’s accomplices are found.
See video below of the suspects and the police’s description. For examples of Antifa’s violence, please watch the second video (WARNING: LANGUAGE).
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