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In 2017, It’s Okay To Do Whatever You Want To Nazis, And A ‘Nazi’ Is Anybody You Don’t Like

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Becoming an anti-fascist, or Antifa, is easy. It just takes three steps:

  1. Find Nazis in the street and attack them
  2. If you can’t find any Nazis nearby, just call anybody you don’t like a Nazi
  3. Bask in the glowing support of the American mainstream press

That’s what we saw yesterday in Berkeley. A very small number of people who assembled peacefully were beaten and harassed in broad daylight by a huge mob of masked thugs. And it’s accepted, because… well, because we really don’t like those people. They voted for Trump. They’re “Nazis.”

But what happens when the hateful mob can’t find a handy target to hate? They have to make do with whoever happens to be around.

Courtesy of independent journalist Tim Pool (@Timcast):

Here’s another angle on the same scene, courtesy of the satirical Twitter account @BevHillsAntifa:

So this guy, whose name is Nathan Stolpman, is a “Nazi” because he’s wearing… a polo shirt. That’s it! That’s all it takes. Because he’s wearing a polo shirt and is therefore a “Nazi,” it’s okay to hound him and steal his property and detain him when he tries to get it back. All while wearing masks. Because… that’s what the good guys do, I guess?

And yet, as irritating and wrong as this is, Stolpman was lucky it wasn’t worse:

This madness has to stop. I don’t like people who say Nazi crap, even if they think they’re being ironic edgelords triggering all the normies. I don’t like the alt-right. But they have the right to express their opinions, no matter how angry they make me. They have the right to assemble without being harassed and attacked. And people who have nothing to do with them have the right to report on what’s happening in public places.

If you disagree, guess what? That makes you the fascist.