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The Harmful Effects of Antifa

Johnstone, Diana
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/25/the-harmful-effects-of-antifa/

Publisher:  Counter Punch
Date Written:  25/10/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice between two terrible candidates is not democracy.

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Provoking a new Civil War?

The first step toward preventing such a constructive movement was a false interpretation of the meaning of the Trump victory, massively promoted by mainstream media. This was essentially the Clintonite excuse for Hillary's loss. Trump's victory, according to this line, was the product of a convergence between Russian interference and the votes of "misogynists, racists, homophobes, xenophobes, and white supremacists". The influence of all those bad people indicated the rise of "fascism" in America, with Trump in the role of "fascist" leader.

In this way, criticism of the system that produced Trump vanished in favor of demonization of Trump the individual, making it that much easier for the Clintonites to solidify their control of the Democratic Party, by manipulating their own leftist opposition.

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