A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Antifa, arguing that the leftist hate group is able to get away with attacking innocent people in the streets because it’s operating with unofficial state sanction – in other words, while the government doesn’t issue direct orders to it, the government has also mostly immunized it from any legal consequences of their violent acts. Politicians with significant national profiles such as Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney also incentivize them by openly cheerleading the violence.
Another piece of evidence I offered to Antifa being a state-sanctioned group was Tim Kaine’s son being a member of the group, as well as Antifa apparently having access to police weaponry.
Here is yet another piece of evidence that Antifa is a thinly disguised arm of the state:
Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.”
By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento violence left at least 10 people hospitalized, several of whom had knife wounds.
One of BAMN’s most prominent organizers is Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle school teacher and pro-violence militant. Felarca currently faces charges of inciting a riot for her role in the Sacramento violence.
After BAMN and other antifa groups staged violent protests in Berkeley to keep right-wing author Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, Felarca defended her group’s acts of violence. BAMN was able to cancel another event, this time an April speech by pro-Trump author Ann Coulter, by promising a repeat performance of the Milo riots.
The FBI and DHS say Antifa groups like BAMN are engaging in “domestic terrorist violence,” according to the Politico report.
Removing a state uniform, and putting on a black mask and hoodie, does not mean that it’s not the state suppressing free speech.