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My latest @EpochTimes - Should Antifa Be Designated a Domestic Terror Group?

While news reports generally characterize Antifa’s opponents as “white supremacists,” “right-wing,” or “alt-right,” Antifa itself is rarely classified by the media as “left-wing,” “far-left,” or extremist.
As their name implies, Antifa claims to be aligned against fascism. But it appears that many fail to understand what the term “fascism” really means.
Fascists are inherently opposed to any form of democracy and believe in a totalitarian one-party state.

Open and free elections, along with free speech, are not to be tolerated under fascist rule.

Fascism eagerly employs the socialist trait of state control.
While Fascism can allow for private ownership and enterprise, it also requires total government control and regulation.

So how is it that one could proceed from Conservatism to Libertarianism to Fascism?
Conservatives favor smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation and greater freedom.

Libertarians take this process a step further and push for complete individual freedom–as long as one refrains from taking actions that hurt anyone else.
In other words, the extreme right ends not with Fascism but a complete absence of government.
The characterization of Antifa as social justice warriors fighting bravely against hate and extremism flies in the face of warnings issued by the Department of Homeland Security as reported by Politico in Sept 2017.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the FBI was investigating “anti-fascist groups” over an “alleged plan for activists to purchase guns from a “Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander.”
Groups like Antifa and their tendency towards violence pose a serious threat to society.

It may be time to officially classify Antifa as the domestic terror threat that it is.
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