[Vision2020] Trump and Wilson: Long Version with Antifa Section

Debi Smith Debismith at moscow.com
Sat Sep 2 19:58:39 PDT 2017

Thanks, Nick. Trump and his cronies want to equate Antifa with the KKK 
and White Supremicists to excuse their own views as "rational". NOT 

We all know who they are, and that the Trumpster is one of them....SAD 
and pretty dang scarey!

Debi R-S

On 9/2/2017 10:53 AM, Nicholas Gier wrote:
> Good Morning Visionaries:
> I want to thank Tom Hansen for posted my Daily News version of this 
> column, and also thanks to him for the passage from Wilson's blog that 
> prompted the piece.  The long version contains these paragraphs on the 
> so-called Violent Left.
> nfg
> *Tens of Thousands of Peaceful Protestors*
> A week after the Charlottesville tragedy, tens of thousands protested 
> peacefully in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, and Laguna Beach. 
> An estimated 40,000 showed up in Boston, and apart from 27 arrests for 
> disorderly conduct, the protestors were peaceful. A small group 
> harassed a man wearing a Trump hat, but the Associated Press reported 
> that “other counter-protesters intervened and helped the man safely 
> over a fence where the conservative rally was to be staged.”
> *Many False Claims about Antifa*
> Black-clad members of Antifa, a small anti-Fascist organization, have 
> been responsible for disrupting dozens of right-wing talks and rallies 
> across the country.  Antifa and peaceful protestors are not allies, 
> whereas the LOS, the KKK, and the neo-Nazis coordinate their 
> hate-filled actions. I join many others in strongly condemning 
> Antifa’s attempts to undermine free speech rights.
> Charges that Antifa has committed violence against individual white 
> nationalists have not been proved or are outright false. Snopes.com 
> has shown that an alleged Antifa manual that urges violence and a 
> flyer calling for the murder of white children are fraudulent 
> documents. The anti-Semitic language in the latter is actually 
> evidence that it was made by a white nationalist. An alleged Antifa 
> knife attack on a man in Sheridan, Colorado on August 24 turned out to 
> be self-inflicted.  See more exoneration of Antifa at snopes.com 
> <http://snopes.com>.**
> *Right-Wing Extremists Kill 275; Antifa Kills None*
> Marilyn Mayo, senior research fellow for the Anti-Defamation League’s 
> Center on Extremism, reports that “over the past decade, extremists of 
> every stripe have killed 
> <https://www.adl.org/education/resources/reports/murder-and-extremism-in-the-united-states-in-2016> 372 
> Americans, and 74 percent of those killings were committed by right 
> wing extremists. Only 2 percent of those deaths were at the hands of 
> left wing extremists,” and none by Antifa members. Antifa activists do 
> not carry guns, but most white nationalists do.
> So much for the Violent Left.  Fake News! Sad!
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