Becoming an anti-fascist, or Antifa, is easy. It just takes three steps:
- Find Nazis in the street and attack them
- If you can’t find any Nazis nearby, just call anybody you don’t like a Nazi
- Bask in the glowing support of the American mainstream press
But what happens when the hateful mob can’t find a handy target to hate? They have to make do with whoever happens to be around.
Courtesy of independent journalist Tim Pool (@Timcast):
Here’s another angle on the same scene, courtesy of the satirical Twitter account @BevHillsAntifa:
I hope no one reports on this video of San Fran Antifa mobbing a journalist, stealing his phone, & laughing at him. pic.twitter.com/Xx3VxkFhu3— Beverly Hills Antifa (@BevHillsAntifa) August 26, 2017
So this guy, whose name is Nathan Stolpman, is a “Nazi” because he’s wearing… a polo shirt. That’s it! That’s all it takes. Because he’s wearing a polo shirt and is therefore a “Nazi,” it’s okay to hound him and steal his property and detain him when he tries to get it back. All while wearing masks. Because… that’s what the good guys do, I guess?Listen to this “Journalist” try to explain that he isn’t a Nazi and is just there to “film” and wants his phone backpic.twitter.com/VVVhuvEY4y— Beverly Hills Antifa (@BevHillsAntifa) August 26, 2017
And yet, as irritating and wrong as this is, Stolpman was lucky it wasn’t worse:
This madness has to stop. I don’t like people who say Nazi crap, even if they think they’re being ironic edgelords triggering all the normies. I don’t like the alt-right. But they have the right to express their opinions, no matter how angry they make me. They have the right to assemble without being harassed and attacked. And people who have nothing to do with them have the right to report on what’s happening in public places.Cameraman that Antifa assaulted. Hit w/baton in 1st pic (already bleeding) then punched/kicked multiple times. Cops “helped” after assaults. pic.twitter.com/SLcdnxXGxq— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 28, 2017
If you disagree, guess what? That makes you the fascist.