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Hedges’ sanctimonious gandhi routines…//How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’ – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists – Truthdig

August 28th, 2017 · No Comments

We hold no brief for antifa violence here but the fact remains that if the president of the US promotes racism and white supremacy anger reaches a tipping point.

To compare this to the alt-right is totally off. More of Hedges typical ranting, going to the OWS and black block.
We might remind Hedges that the communist left was almost completely massacred by the brown shirt fascists in the thirties. To say they might be an alt left is simply inescusable. The reality is that leftists need to be wary and be ready to fight back, albeit not after the fashion seen.
Let’s say something a bit drastic: shouldn’t we blame the obsessive promotion of non-violence for part of the explosion of violence? Well, maybe, or maybe not. Let’s recall the way Gandhi’s campaign ended in an explosion of violence as the social unconscious reputed. The tide of revolutionary rage is brewing and activist leaders wring their hands over nonviolent strategies.
It would help to be more realistic about the historical reality of revolutionary violence and to stop the platform sermonizing where a revolutionary strategy might help to channel rage…

Source: How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’ – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

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