I have a couple of things I need to get off my chest. Don’t worry, it won’t take long.
Hey, ANTIFA guy. Yeah you, the skinny guy with dyed hair, face mask, a cracking puberty voice who is strapped with Daddy’s claw hammer – you don’t speak for me or anyone I know, kiddo. You prance around these parts claiming to be on a heroic quest to stamp out fascism, only you have no earthly idea what fascism is, or how to fight against it.
This black Woman is screaming and begging for the #AntifaTerrorists to stop looting and burning down stuff
Far Left extremist group Antifa has hijacked the George Floyd Protests!
They are acting like Terrorist and they should be arrested
Raise your hand if you agree 🖐 pic.twitter.com/ga9i203dVm
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 30, 2020
You have been glorified by our ridiculous media who have resisted covering the darker aspects of your loose-knit network of lifelong losers and Pop Tart enthusiasts. And I don’t support your stupid fucking slogans like Punch a Nazi either, not because actual Nazis aren’t completely punchable, but because you seem to have an overly flexible definition of the word ‘Nazi.’ It isn’t anyone wearing a MAGA hat. You need to cool it with that shit. A real Nazi is a person who loves Hitler, has Nazi-like political aspirations, is extremely dangerous, and loves the idea of dead Jews, gays, and Gypsies.
No, a Nazi isn’t someone who still listens to Morrissey. You twits have co-opted the name ANTIFA, ripping it from the historical hands of actual revolutionaries, people who fought against things like the Apartheid government in South Africa. Throwing a milkshake and roughing up Andy Ngo is not the same as battling tyrannical state power, I don’t care how much crypto it earned you on STEEM.
ANTIFA claims they’re “anti-fascists” but pay attention to which flag they burn.
They are burning the American flag which is the country that stood up against the worlds most oppressive fascist regimes.
— Millie Weaver (@Millie__Weaver) May 31, 2020
I mean, are you even on the streets right now for the right reasons? Are you angry about perceived racial inequalities, or do you just want to throw sparkplugs at store windows? Oh, and hey, nice distraction assist to the Orange Man who just declared your group a terrorist organization, even though it is more like a disjointed, white knight cosplay club than an actual organization. One key takeaway; your existence increases Trump’s chances at winning the election, so you might want to reconsider your super-cool tactics and just sit this one out in your suburban abode until shit cools down, k?
Oh, and hey black folks. How’s it going? Yeah, sorry about that. That too. Yes, and that. But wait, I have some things you may want to consider. First and foremost, one of my best friends is black. No no, hear me out. Having a black friend is a hugely important detail for a white kid brought up in the Toronto suburbs. See, I love my black friend, so I listen to him when he tells me about how his life experiences differ from mine. Without this black friend, I might be as ignorant as many of my other friends. Instead, I find myself personally invested in familiarizing myself with issues I may have otherwise overlooked. I’m just saying, it’s a trope for some dummies, but for some of us it’s an invaluable asset.
I’m just saying, try not to dismiss us, whities, with actual black friends out of hand, because only we can instinctively see something of epic importance; we can spot a fraudulent, sniveling white ally from 40 acres away. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you like those little Buddy Holly white dudes, those chinless fucks who reflexively agree with every last thing you say while lecturing other white people within earshot of you so you will continue to only make fun of them when they’re getting your coffee. These faux allies should be mocked relentlessly. Not because they are insufferable weaklings (there’s that too though), but because their allyship decreases non-black support of important black issues. Their natural disposition is to lecture any white person who doesn’t emphatically agree with every hipster liberal position in the known universe, and so an apathy bubble is born among average, well-meaning white people, resulting in a significantly smaller pool of potential allies for black communities.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 31, 2020
Let’s not delude ourselves – activism’s main goal is to gain as much public support as possible, and you will not achieve that goal by convincing good honkies to accept, oh I dunno, critical race theory. Trying to get white people to admit and accept that we are the world’s worst pieces of shit would be like trying to convince my dead Italian Nana that BBQ sauce on pizza makes sense. But as any Italian will tell you, it is sacrilege to put BBQ sauce on pizza. It would be like me crumbling provolone cheese on a plate of jerk chicken, rice and peas.
Anyway, wouldn’t you rather have allies with whom you can disagree with on occasion, rather than some Wilbur who probably secretly wishes you too were interracially bi-curious? OK ignore that last one, it’s just that you have so much political and social capital right now. If you organize effectively, legislative and structural changes can be achieved, but only if the small minority of arsonists and thieves in your midst can be put in check. I’m not saying there isn’t a legit reason to feel rage, and I’m with you on that note. But I know how governments behave, and unless some super-secret revolution is in the works, one where there are rebel spies in the White House and Pentagon, I don’t see any other possible conclusion other than dead civilians and a bad state actor.
I saw ‘Do the Right Thing’ when I was 13. I remember feeling confused, angry, celebratory, and exhausted after Mookie threw the garbage can through Sal’s window, but that was 1989. In 2020, Radio Raheem is dead, Public Enemy are broken up, and oh yeah this isn’t a movie. George Floyd was murdered by a white cop whose emblematic kneeling stance on Floyd’s neck ushered in this current spike in activism, and it would be yet another American tragedy if all of this capital was squandered for Fruit Loops and pyromaniacal tendencies. We know you are not defined by a cherry-picked group of trouble makers with brown skin, but many of us do want justice for your people, and the safe bet is that rioting, violence, and looting results in a steeper climb for everyone.
You can run, but now you can’t hide #AntifaTerrorists – Report: FBI Raid 20-Year-Old ANTIFA Leader Who Started Pittsburgh Riot…Arrest Warrants Just Issued…He’s Now Hiding https://t.co/g7hI0EzerR via @robmaness
— Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) June 1, 2020
And as for you Trump supporters, I gave up on you long ago. If you haven’t been moved to re-examine your loyalty towards this douchebag by now, I’m guessing you are all-in and will vote for your Orange Daddy in November. I know you hate political correctness, so I hope you don’t mind that I have been quietly encouraged by all the decisions Trump has made recently that will probably kill many of you in the months ahead and has killed a bunch of you already. Like, hey there evangelicals, I totally think you should go to church this Sunday. Jesus would want that, obviously. Just go, have a good time, congregate the holy shit out of each other, spread COVID-19 amongst the flock, yadda, yadda thoughts and prayers, and, if one of God’s mysterious ways happens to kill some of you, well, you get a defiant death! I see you, you gorgeous Patriots!
Just kidding, Randy, relax. I promise I don’t want you dead, because you are already dead inside. But listen, eventually, grownups are going to have to sit down and talk. This means all glorified squeegee kids, vandals, hipsters, looters, and grammatically challenged right-wingers should retire to their respective basements.
And don’t worry ANTIFA bro, we didn’t see you take that 20 dollars from your mom’s purse again. Just stay the fuck inside, bud.
Seriously, the cast of characters embedded in all the present-day political clusterfucks is as dangerous to the public as martial law. In fact, a brazen set of activist tactics virtually guarantees a violent state overreach, and just because the state can be legitimately seen as the bad guys, provoking them to be bad guys is counterintuitive. Instead, activists might want to consider aiming to disarm the state by building new strategic alliances that yield public support.
I mean, I like burning shit to the ground as much as any guy with crippling childhood issues, but if that element doesn’t cease activity immediately, progress on any social front will quickly become collateral damage, and Trump will certainly win a second term.