They get the biggest kick out of being politically incorrect but they never use the F-word.
With the urgent return of Black Lives Matter and the Trump regime’s subsequent demonization of Anti-Fascist Action (Antifa), political correctness is back on the radar among the many ills of America that keep us from our presumptive Greatness. Anti-Fascist Action is not even an organization. There is no leadership, no bylaws, no membership dues, no mailing address. It is a strategy with tactics that are not necessarily militant but certainly not pacifist. It is a verb, not a noun.
Donald Trump is a confirmed liar. There is not much left to formal Republican policy priorities anymore than fetal gun rights and confirmations of unqualified nominations to the federal judiciary. Trump and the Republican Party he leads with nearly unanimous consent are so heavily invested in their labyrinth of political bullshit that they simply can’t NOT lie anymore. So, the Trump reelection campaign website invited voters to add their names to its mailing list with declarations “Against Antifa!” — or Anti-Anti-Fascist Action. What, because “Pro-Fascist Action” is just a little too obvious?
Back when Donald Trump announced his run for the White House, his daughter Ivanka introduced her father the candidate as “the opposite of politically correct,” she said. “He says what he means and he means what he says.” Now, in the last year of his first term, Trump has tweeted his intention to declare Anti-Fascist Action (Antifa) a “terrorist organization.” Since Antifa is less of an organization than it is a unifying tactic among a diversity of leftish groups, what else can he mean when he says that?
“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump lied, as DC Park Police forced peaceful protesters away from St. John’s Church in Lafayette Square for his infamous bible photo-op.
Antifa has gotten under Trump’s skin and the president often fantasizes aloud about how his militant death cult, as well as the public’s armed civil authorities that he speaks of as his very own, may deal with Antifa.
“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump ,” Trump asserted in a March 13, 2019 Breitbart interview. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”
“These people, like the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent,” Trump told The Daily Caller in an interview in the Oval Office on Wednesday [March 14, 2018]. “Because if you look, the other side, it’s the military. It’s the police. It’s a lot of very strong, a lot of very tough people. Tougher than them. And smarter for them…. They’re sitting back and watching and they’re getting angrier and angrier.”
Trump and his Republicans are desperately trying to convince anyone who will take them seriously that Anti-Fascist Action is a threat because it is a threat to their power, while counting on their fans to overlook their struggle to avoid coming right out loud and proudly fascist.
It may not yet have been enough that the Trump-Pence regime has buddied up to the world’s fascist bullies from Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to Hungary’s Viktor Orban and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and from Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Russia’s Vladimir Putin while pushing away traditional US allies from NATO member nations to the sudden bloody betrayal of our Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. But Trump advisor Steve Bannon stepped right up into a spotlight on the stage of the annual conference of Marine Le Pen’s French National Front on March 10, 2018, and stripped away any pretense of those Enlightenment values at the foundation of our Constitutional republic to rant against “the globalists” in Lille, France. “Let them call you racists,” said Bannon. “Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker.”
Finally, while touring a Ford Motor Company factory manufacturing ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic response effort on May 21, Trump gave a shoutout to the “bloodlines” of company founder, infamous publisher of an antisemitic series “The International Jew” in his Dearborn Independent newspaper and 1938 recipient of the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, Henry Ford. “The company founded by a man named Henry Ford — good bloodlines, good bloodlines if you believe in that stuff. You got good blood,” Trump said. Much like Trump’s “fine people” chanted at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville: “Blood and soil!”