At some point, Antifa really should change their name to Profa; considering their daily actions, it’s more accurate. Ask anyone who’s been around their mayhem and utter intolerance.
Better yet, ask Andy Ngo. Hopefully he will be allowed to tell you.
The intrepid journalist — an editor for the Post Millennial, in addition to his investigatory coverage that has 765,000 Twitter followers — has exposed their terroristic behavior for a while. Two years ago, Ngo was attacked with a cement milkshake while documenting violent riots in his native Oregon. He suffered a brain hemorrhage, courtesy of Antifa’s thugs.
The 34-year-old son of immigrants who fled communist Vietnam recently wrote a book called “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy,” which shows how the leftists target people and threaten democracy. The book will be released Feb. 2.
When Antifa heard “Unmasked” could be for sale, they did what most “anti fascists” would: they gathered outside Powell’s bookstore in Portland to shout and demand “stop selling Andy Ngo’s book!”
The kindly liberals at Powell’s cowered and said they wouldn’t promote or sell the book in stores, but it would be available for purchase online. That wasn’t enough. Antifa’s heinous efforts — like calling others “Nazis” while you’re banning books — continued all week.
“We carry a lot of books we find abhorrent, as well as those that we treasure. We believe it is the work of bookselling to do so. Decades ago, we received credible bomb threats for selling the work of Salman Rushdie, and yet we carried on. We cannot behave any differently today when we feel differently about the book or writer in question,” Powell’s said in a statement this week.
One person said his “life is in danger” because of Ngo’s documentations, while a woman who showed up outside the bookstore compared Ngo’s writing to “Mein Kampf.”
“There’s a difference between the historical value that we get from ‘Mein Kampf,’ to not repeat that,” she claimed. “This is different. This is active fascism that we can do something about right now.”
So to recap, Antifa militants say Ngo is a fascist for writing a book about their often-fascistic tactics that resulted in him and others being repeatedly physically attacked. Isn’t the banning of books by these “anti-fascists” a suppression of speech?
The goal is, of course, to destroy Ngo’s career because Antifa wants media ignoramuses and people like President-elect Biden to think they are “an idea,” or as my cousin said today, “a pure creation of Fox News.”
It’s a brave new world.
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.