Like many on the Right, I’m not exactly a fan of Antifa. I don’t support fascism of any kind, but I find it especially loathsome when it pretends to be anti-fascist. Antifa isn’t so much about combating the scourge of fascism so much as labeling anything they disagree with as fascism so they can then turn around and commit acts of violence.
Antifa has done it for a while, starting with setting fire to buildings at Berkley to blocking a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannapolis and eventually spawning into the so-called “Battle of Berkley.”
That “battle” was, primarily, a brawl. While it was ugly, it could have been much worse. Antifa caught the losing end of the stick that day. They expected their opponents to run away when faced with violence, only their opponents were ready, willing, and able to respond in kind.