An Antifa group out of Washington is doubling down on keeping violence as a top priority when they show up to confront so-called counter-protesters. Heck, it’s even in their name.
Mike Isaacson founded Smash Racism D.C. and told The Hill, “The justification is that Nazi ideology at its very core is founded on violence and on wielding power by any means.”
“There is the question of whether these people should feel safe organizing as Nazis in public, and I don’t think they should,” Isaacson continued. “I don’t think anyone should think that someone who is intent on politically organizing for the sake of creating a state-sponsored genocide — I don’t think is something that we should protect.”
But Antifa isn't just about “smashing” racism. They’re also against free speech. Why, just this last weekend, Antifa groups were throwing bottles and bricks at a “far-right march” in Portland, The Hill states. Next up is the University of California-Berkeley, which will be a target for Antifa as the campus welcomes conservative speaker Ben Shapiro.
Isaacson also describes himself an anarchist and isn’t fond of police officers or soldiers because he believes they have been infiltrated by neo-Nazis and thus, fall on the side of protecting their own kind.
“Getting the state involved in this is no better than letting the Nazis go free,” Isaacson says.
But here's the best part: he also claims he has yet to engage in violence and joked, “if for no other reason than I’m rather slight of frame.”
“I’m not so good in a fight,” he added.
Luckily, anybody can swing bike locks and toss rocks, so there's hope for him yet.