When I wrote “The Mass Psychology of Anti-Fascism” in 2008, anti-fascism was a thriving movement in the UK, the USA and Germany. On the surface, at present, it’s doing even better. It has managed to prevent several meetings by so-called holocaust deniers, and more recently, by Milo Yiannopoulos, a British comedian who winds up humourless American leftists. The zenith of this assault on freedom happened at the University of California at Berkeley on February 1st, when the police stood back and allowed “antifa” to assault anyone they thought disagreed with them, start fires and smash windows. The police then canceled the event.
The police hid inside a building watching while gangs of SJWs pepper-sprayed women, kicked men on the ground, set fires and broke windows. When Katrina (see YouTube video above) asked to be let into the building to wash the pepper spray out of her eyes, the police wouldn’t allow it. Her husband got his ribs broken. It’s funny to hear a conservative say “fuck the police”.
Scary though this experience was, over sixty million households in the USA have firearms, and the vast majority of them are not sympathetic to terrorists who suppress freedom of speech.
Openly assaulting America’s most important value – freedom of expression – is a disastrous tactic. Almost everyone is against the anti-fascists. They have dug their own grave.
As I predicted, 2016 was a good year for liberty, and a bad year for equality, diversity, tolerance and progress. This year will be even better.