After suffering what can only be described as a complete route after attacking a march of Trump supporters in Berkeley (CA) this past weekend, violent left wing “Antifa” (self-proclaimed anti-fascists) radical are preparing for war.
Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in the face, by all accounts even the social justice warriors admit that they got a major beat-down.
This prompted a reddit discussion among the left’s tolerant resistance movement, with many asking how they can more effectively go to war against anyone who disagrees with their social, political, and economic views.
The anti-Trump protesters at the rally were ill-prepared for what they came to Berkeley to confront and now they are trying to figure out ways to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
In short, as predicted, they are turning to militancy and mob action by mobilizing individuals and groups to attend combat training seminars, acquiring better equipment like baseball bats and helmets, and of course, if things really go bad… guns.
The comment thread is interesting, especially the following exchanges.
A friend in the firearms industry who tracks both the far left and the far right compares the violent protests and counter-protests we’ve been seeing since the middle of the 2016 election cycle to two junior varsity teams slugging it out; poorly trained, poorly equipped, poorly organized, and generally clueless fisticuffs from activists who have a great deal of anger and enthusiasm, but not much in the way of skill.
He predicted more than four months ago that the “junior varsity” wasn’t going to remain on the proverbial field much longer, and that it was only a matter of time before both the alt-right and alt-left begin arming themselves with real weapons, start seeking out combatives training, and start organizing in a more effective and militaristic manner for armed combat against their opposition.
Once the “varsity” comes out to play with edged weapons, firearms, and military tactics, these clashes are going to have the potential to turn incredibly violent, very quickly. It is not unreasonable to imagine a scenario where one side or the other starts losing one of these skirmishes, and then opens fire. If both sides are armed, and begin firing, we could be looking at a scenario where we’re no longer seeing bloody noses and watering eyes, but fatalities and serious injuries.