There is nothing that says an ‘empty victory’ quite like a field of limp flags set in the grass instead of a cheering crowd.

Joe Biden, the Democrat leader who struggled to find enough people to stand in large white circles at his rallies, hosted a desolate inauguration. While the media blamed the barren theatre on a mixture of Capitol Hill protests and Covid restrictions, the truth is that Donald Trump managed to host his inauguration in front of a full house despite relentless riots from Antifa. Trump also drew enormous rallies right up until the eve of the election – bringing with him the energy of a people’s victory.

The roar of Trump’s support was cut short by social media oligarchs, whose censorial collaboration left a disturbing echo in the unnatural silence.

Biden’s big day has given us a sample of what civilisation can expect from ‘the new normal’. It is a distant, cold, easily manipulated digital existence where TV screens replace stages. Actors, rather than citizens, swoon at the feet of politicians. Without a crowd to boo and cheer, there is no way to measure the pulse of the nation. Although the lights and colours of the vacuous setup look pretty enough – that is all this sort of politics represents. Theatre. Cheap theatre.

‘Those lights that are – that are – shooting out from the Lincoln memorial along the reflecting pool. It – I look – it’s almost like extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America,’ said CNN, of what may as well have been a mausoleum to democracy.

‘Joe Biden, today he was not just Commander in Chief – he was ‘papa’ in chief,’ echoed ABC America, seemingly unaware that it has been poor form to talk up the patriarchy for quite some time.

Listening to legacy media, anyone would think that Biden represented the second coming of Christ – washing all the evil from us and bringing in an era of divinity on Earth.

Only forty-eight hours into the Biden presidency, he had already begun toying with the idea of increasing America’s military involvement in the Middle East and joining the civil war in Ethiopia. Although the Democrats are keen on taking weapons away from American citizens, some of Biden’s largest election donors are munitions companies and technology billionaires. War is their bread and butter. There are a lot of powerful people wondering when they can start cashing in on a revitalised era of global conflict.

While CNN bang on about peace, love, and unity in their delusional state – Antifa have been busy taking over Seattle’s streets, burning American flags and trashing Democrat offices.

The old Communist youth organisation, which Democrat mayors across America excused and abused to intimidate voters in the lead up to the election, were furious that Biden’s rise to power did not lead to an all out revolution.

‘We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres!’

Definitions are important. According to Antifa ‘fascist’ translates to ‘capitalist’. This is instead of Mussolini’s nationalised version of socialism, which most people would correctly associate with political fascism.

Rioting against capitalism inside America whilst live-streaming the whole thing to Instagram in the faint hope of flogging activist merchandise, would be pretty funny if it were not for the actual property damage and violence involved. These black-clad thugs attacking residents with iron bars have found a way to use the protection of ‘protest’ to facilitate waves of criminal behaviour. The media, ignorant either out of laziness or collaboration, sit by and cheer, vaguely running the line that these delinquents are just ‘fighting Nazis’.

Antifa are communists.

Their organisation originated in the Weimar Republic where it was founded by members of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) with help from Joseph Stalin – the purpose of which was to fight for political dominance against the National Socialists and crush any remaining shreds of a liberal democracy. Most of its funding and command came straight from Moscow.

If the mainstream press want to talk about Russian interference in American politics, they should probably start with Antifa and its goons…

Antifa’s members like to trade off the idea that they fought the Nazi regime, but the truth is that they fought everyone, including Germany’s pro-democracy groups. Antifa’s only goal was to install an absolute authoritarian communist dictatorship, just as ruthless and vile as Hitler’s Germany. Before supporting them, it is important to understand what they want, not who they fought.

The pair of red flags on Antifa’s logo represent the unity of Socialism and Communism, although only in the most extreme sense of each political movement. Antifa have always been intolerant of moderation and fiercely loyal to Russia and its Stalinist regime. Their ideology adopted the KPD’s stance against what Stalin called ‘social fascism’ – that is the belief that ‘social democracy was a variant of fascism because it stood in the way of a dictatorship of the proletariat, in addition to a shared corporatist economic model.’

When Antifa take to the streets in modern America and screech that they ‘hate fascists’ what they are really saying is that they hate the republic, democracy, liberty, and the American capitalist dream of starting a business and owning a home. Their terrorism on the streets has nothing to do with fighting Nazis and everything to do with radicalising as many young people as possible into a hardcore communist movement with insurrection as its central goal.

There was a brief period in history where Antifa faded away, but the movement was re-launched in West Germany in the 1970s where it began a political love affair with Mao’s devastating communist regime which killed upwards of sixty million of his own people. From there, it has existed largely unchanged although admittedly staffed by radicals with an ever-decreasing political knowledge. Like a CD which has been copied too many times, today’s Antifa teens hate things for reasons they don’t understand and recite demands created by circumstances a hundred years old from a different continent that have no relevance to present day.

While some attempt to claim that the modern Antifa movement has nothing to do with its historical namesake, the paraphernalia associated with the party’s official accounts and supporters are much the same as they were in the 1930s.

‘When we fight, we fight for communism, and all our constructive and destructive activity is geared toward building our party, which will wage a protracted people’s war, establishing socialism and continuing the revolution under the rule of the working class.’ Or so went the battle cheer of the ‘Red Guards Austin’ also known as Antifa thugs marching through Texas wearing the faces of Marx, Mao, Lenin, and Stalin.

Antifa require conflict to exist, so they attach themselves to social pressure groups like the marxist Black Lives Matter outfit that re-surfaced surrounding the death of George Floyd. Racial conflict works just as well as class war to an Antifa thug, and so they have no trouble copy-pasting their anti-police view formed from Antifa’s dealings with Hitler’s Germany onto Minneapolis police officers.

‘Murder’ is also a definition that Antifa uses rather loosely, considering the figurehead of this latest uprising is a man with an extensive criminal record which included beating a pregnant woman in his search for drugs. Floyd was not murdered by police, but rather overdosed on fatal dose of Fentanyl. George Floyd is hardly the sort of man you want your children aspiring to, and yet his face is being painted on the side of schools while various universities have considered George Floyd scholarships.

This does not come as a surprise when you realise that leaders of the Antifa movement occupy teaching positions.

Professor Mike Issacson, who previously taught at New York’s John Jay College of Law, was heard teaching his class that, ‘Anti-communism is code for fascism.’ This is the same Issacson who once held a tax-payer funded job while founding his Antifa group, ‘Smash Racism DC’ which engaged in violent protests during President Trump’s inauguration and openly endorsed the murder of police officers.

He used Twitter to spread his hate in 2017 – although there is no suggestion that the social media platform which facilitated this incitement face the same cancellation as Parler…

‘Some of y’all might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay college but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops.’

‘You cannot talk honestly about historical progress unless you talk about the historical violence necessary to win it.’

‘Off the pigs.’

‘I hear their police stations catch on fire with an accelerant[sic].’

‘What’s even the point of a cop that isn’t dead?’

‘Dead cops are good, Laci.’

As of today, Twitter have not removed his account @VulgarEconomics – but it is locked.

Given this sort of behaviour, it unsurprising that another leftwing activist, John Sullivan, was arrested for violent entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct during the 2021 Capitol Hill riots. The Black Lives Matter activist was caught on film at the Capitol Hill riot shouting, ‘Let’s burn this shit down!’ Although Sullivan claims not to be associated with Antifa, the group which he founded ‘Insurgence USA’ and his writings share many of Antifa’s demands. CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed him shortly after the riot as a credible ‘journalist’ despite Sullivan being in attendance with a group of Black Lives Matter and Antifa supporters who are yet to be named. Sullivan has previously been listed as an organiser of an earlier Utah riot that resulted in two innocent car drivers being shot.

And while we are talking about Capitol Hill, who could forget the combined efforts of Antifa and Black Lives Matter to create the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ (in Seattle) also known as CHAZ (and eventually CHOP)?

The illegal occupation, which essentially took several city blocks hostage and resulted in an horrific wave of violence and crime, was meant to be a dry run for Antifa’s glorious communal future after they have finished conquering the evil capitalist republic.

The mini revolution featured such progressive delights as:

  • A racially exclusive community vegetable patch that died immediately.
  • Foreign aid brought in from surrounding victimised neighbourhoods that had to be sanitised of its capitalism by blacking out the commercial labels.
  • Tent cities rife with theft – sorry – redistribution of property.
  • A multi-million dollar warlord running an arms trade from the boots of his various sports cars.
  • A wall, to keep people out.

Biden and his army of Democrat politicians allowed this farce to go on for weeks. In various cities across the country, they have deliberately emboldened Antifa and its radical marxist allies Black Lives Matter in the hope that turning America’s streets into a war zone for four years would frighten people into voting for them.

In a way, the Democrats have succeeded. The American people are frightened. Biden has split America straight down the middle between people who willingly embrace authoritarianism in the hope it will keep them safe, and the rest who cherish the libertarian soul of America and all the precious freedoms that come with it.

Fear is not like an activist that can be shut up after the votes are cast. Fear is insidious. It moves through society like a virus, empowering dangerous groups hungry for revolution.

It was fear that built an eerie field of flags in front of the White House. Fear that Biden’s presidency is nothing but smoke, mirrors, and the glare of Hollywood lights.

Alexandra Marshall (@ellymelly on social media) writes on liberty, philosophy and geopolitics. You can find her on Twitter or read her articles over at her blog. Elly is also an AI database designer for the retail industry, contributor to multiple online journals and a Young Ambassador with Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.

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