Antifa terrorist group has origins going back to 1920’s Stalinist Russia
It is perhaps ironic that the liberal left, which includes the press and Democratic Party, has been trying to paint what happened inÂ Charlottesville, VA as some sort of return of the Klu Klux Klan, a reconstitution of Nazism, or a revolution spurred on by White Nationalists. Â However the more one digs into the evidence, the more one realizes that the event that occurred last week which saw a young woman killed by an individual blasting through the protesters with his automobile is part of a much bigger plot forged by an organization that goes back as far as Stalinist Russia.
During the early years of the Soviet Union, Stalin’s biggest fear was not necessarily from the capitalists who resided in the UK or the United States, but in the fascists who rose out of WWI Germany and Italy. Â And as a means of either deterring or destroying this threat, Stalin created the United Front, which was to target ‘fascism’ both overtly and covertly to try to bring about Communist Revolutions in these countries.
The extremist anarchist-communist group Antifa has been inÂ the headlines because of violent clashesÂ in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yet, while the organization has been applauded by some left-leaning news outlets for including white nationalists and neo-Nazis in its list of targets, the organization wasnâ€™t always about targeting â€śfascism,â€ť as it claims.
The organization was initially part of the Soviet Unionâ€™s front operations to bring about communist dictatorship in Germany, and it worked to label all rival forms of government as â€śfascist.â€ť
The organization can be traced to the â€śunited frontâ€ť of the Soviet Unionâ€™s third Communist International, held at the World Congress in Moscow in July 1921, according to the GermanÂ bookletÂ â€ś80 Years of Anti-Fascist Actionâ€ť by Bernd Langer, published by the Association for the Promotion of Anti-Fascist Culture. Langer is a former member of the Autonome Antifa, formerly Germanyâ€™s largest Antifa organization, which was shut down in 2004. –Â Epoch Times
Yet what is perhaps most ironic in the rise of Antifa in the U.S. is the fact that the American government has become primarily fascist, with corporations and banks having merged seamlessly with the government to dictate and mandate many policies that affect everyday individuals. Â And this morphing into fascism in the U.S. even has its roots going back to the Civil War, where it solidified its foundation through the industrial revolution.
Take for example legislation that most believe was written to protect the people’s food and medicine in an era of ‘snake oil salesman’ and food production companies outlined in Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle.
As America became more and more industrialized, laissez-faire practice presented more and more problems. Men like J.P. Morgan, John Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie owned huge shares of America’s economy. J.P. Morgan was arguably the most powerful man in the country during the height of his career, with far more influence than even the President of the United States. A small handful of men controlled virtually all of the financial capital in the country to the degree that people realized that in many ways the government was not in charge of the country, this small group of private citizens were. These individuals had no oversight or democratic responsibilities – they were beholden, basically, to no one.
However, it was not only the common man that was troubled by the outcome of laissez-faire practice, but increasingly the capitalists themselves were also looking to the State for protection. One example of this was the popular food processor H.J. Heinz’s lobbying and support for the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, signed by Teddy Roosevelt. Heinz supported this act not only out of a desire to promote healthy food, which his company already did, but also to legally eliminate competition. The Heinz food company had, at that time, one of the cleanest food product lines in the world, and Heinz helped to ensure that the legislation was written in such a way that the company would already meet the requirements of the act, while the majority of his competition’s products would not meet the requirements. When the act passed many of Heinz’s competitors went out of business because they were unable to make the changes needed to meet the requirements in a cost competitive and timely manner.
This is just one example of the fact that, while the State was taking some power away from private corporations, it was also aiding corporate interests in some cases. This led to an increased closeness between wealthy Americans and government as they realized that the government was something thatÂ couldÂ work in their interests, but would only be likely to do so if they were actively involved with it.
All of this marked a new role for the State in the American economy and signaled the beginning of the end of laissez-faire practices in ways that both public and private interests would do their best to take full advantage of. –Â Rational Revolution
Congress today relies heavily upon corporations to not only provide insight to legislation they wish to pass, but in many cases write the legislation itself. Â And this was done in both theÂ Dodd-Frank Banking Reform Act, and in the extremely controversial Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) in which the former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said…
“We must pass the bill before we can find out what’s in it.”
In the end the premise behind Antifa’s ‘anti-fascist’ movement is altruistic up to a point, as they are correct in recognizing that the biggest threat to freedom is the U.S. government that has morphed from a Republic into Fascism, using militarized law enforcement as their Gestapo. Â But sadly, Antifa’s motives are far from being ones being waged for the benefit of the American people as a whole, and are instead a power play to overthrow the current fascist government and replace it with a severe Communist one, built on the brutality and horror of Stalinism and tyranny.
Kenneth Schortgen JrÂ isÂ a writer forÂ The Daily Economist,Â Secretsofthefed.com,Â Roguemoney.net, andÂ Viral Liberty, and hostsÂ the popularÂ youtube podcastÂ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Â Ken can alsoÂ be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on theÂ Angel Clark radio show.