Antifa: Anarcho-Tyranny By Chris Knight
We have been exploring the US scene through the notion of anarcho-tyranny, the idea of state oppression, with at the grassroots level, crime and urban terrorism against Whites. Andy Ngo’s has a new book Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, which develops this theme, and unlike me, he has been bashed and hospitalised by these thugs, and he is not even white, but an Asian American, which shows what we are up against. This is full-on 1917 Russian Revolution aggression, and YouTube still has a lot of the 2020 footage and news reports.
Andy Ngo’s new book Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy is as important to understanding where we are today as Ann Coulter’s Adios America! was before Donald Trump's election. Ngo shows that far from being just an “idea,” as President Joe Biden would have us believe, Antifa comprises highly organized groups of dedicated activists with an extreme political agenda and a commitment to violence. But Ngo also shows, perhaps less consciously, that Antifa operates with de-facto backing from the Ruling Class, including Main Stream Media journalists, the principal enforcers of the current order. Ngo suggests Antifa are a revolutionary threat to the power structure and could overthrow it. But the truth is much worse—Antifa are simply the System’s militant wing.
What makes Unmasked so remarkable is that Ngo doesn’t limit himself to anecdotal reporting, nor does he retreat to abstract theorizing. Instead, like a great historian, he seamlessly integrates his experiences and other primary sources with political theory. He shows, often literally with chapter and verse, what motivates Antifa, how they are organized, how they are trained, and how this is turned into concrete action:
Where there is no single capital A ‘Antifa’ organization with one leader, there are indeed localized cells and groups with formalized structures and memberships. Though officially leaderless, these are organizations by every definition.
The [Rose City Antifa] curriculum is modeled on a university course. Yet it includes training on how to use guns and do reconnaissance against enemies.
Ngo also helpfully reports on the history the Antifa brand, especially its origins in the Red Front Fighters’ League of the pre-Hitler German Communist Party. He’s especially astute to note that “the German Communist Party [KPD] and its various offshoots viewed social democrats and liberals as ‘social fascists’ no different from Nazis.” Needless to say, KPD leader Ernst Thälman’s strategy of fighting the more moderate Social Democrats ahead of the Nazis was glossed over by Communist propaganda after World War II. East Germanhagiographies of Thälman, like Sohn Seiner Klasse and Führer Seiner Klasse (“Son of His Class,” “Leader of His Class”) portray him as fighting the Nazis above all else.
Ngo also describes “anti-fascism’s” parallels with the East German regime. After all, the Berlin Wall was formally called the “Anti Fascist Protection Rampart.” The East German secret police, the so-called Stasi, resemble nothing so much as today’s journalists (and FBI) complaining that they can’t tattle on people listening to Clubhouse [From Clubhouse to Twitter Spaces, social media grapples with live audio moderation, by Elizabeth Culliford, Reuters, February 25, 2021].
When Ngo describes the Communist takeovers of East Germany and Vietnam, the latter of which his family fled, he’s warning Americans that we face a Communist coup. Historically, “anti-fascism” was created by, and has always been a front for, Communist or Communist-adjacent groups.
(I don’t dispute Ngo’s characterization of the movement as “anarchist-communist.” It sounds clumsy, but anarcho-communism is a venerable Leftist tradition that goes back to Marx’s great rival Mikhail Bakunin. I was surprised, though, that Ngo didn’t mention that the three-arrow “Iron Front”symbol widely used by Antifa today actually came from the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). The SPD opposed the Communists just as much as they did monarchists and the National Socialists.)
The soy boy characterisation of antifa is mistaken, since that idea encourages a perception of them as weak, when in fact, as shown by the burning of America in 2020, they are violent, and totally ruthless. Individuals may not be much in isolation, but as explained in episode 1 of The Walking Dead by Morgan to Rick Grimes, zombies are downright dangerous in packs, and antifa sure are pack animals, as one would expect from communists.