Antifas and their supporters are celebrating on social media their “victory”’ for successfully spotting a so-called white supremacist guy wearing a Nazi armband in downtown Seattle, tracking him along and knocking him out. They are gloating about what they supposed is the fruit of their “united action” to expose the “jerk”’ and give him what he deserves by ganging up on him and hurting him.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nazi spotted in Seattle & when <a href="https://twitter.com/SeattleGDC">@SeattleGDC</a> put out an alert the community responded. He was too afraid to keep wearing his arm band after. ⚑ <a href="https://t.co/0H4Xd6dUua">pic.twitter.com/0H4Xd6dUua</a></p>— Comrade Bumblejack (@Bumblejack_) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bumblejack_/status/909575719029587969">September 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The mainstream media reported the incident based mainly on the narration, sentiments, and points of view of antifas and their supporters. And no one seemed to have even bothered to ask what should be a common sense question- assuming only for the sake of argument that the guy with the “offensive” armband was indeed harassing anyone or creating trouble, is it justifiable for the antifas to step in and glaringly hurt him? Why not wait for the authorities to forward their complaints to? Are antifas the new police?
The so-called white supremacist guy was first spotted riding a bus in Seattle on Sunday wearing the armband antifas find obscene. A photo of the guy was posted and it went viral. However, judging the photo by its own merits, the guy was just sitting alone on the bus, with a headset on, quiet and obviously keeping to himself. The antifas alleged that witnesses saw the man harassing another passenger, supposedly a black man.
There were no videos or photos of such case to that end, however, only accusations from antifas. Twitter reports from antifas and their supporters then gained a life of their own, quickly spreading talks of the man with the Nazi armband supposedly “yelling at a passer-by” and “spewing racist vitriol.” There was no “documentation” of the guy harassing another person.
The next documentation already shows the antifas confronting the guy, with a man throwing a power punch against the supposed Nazi supporter and knocking him down.
It is only after the man was knocked down and out did some people call in the ‘proper authorities.’ It is not even clear if anyone from the Antifa groups made the initiative to call the police since they were acting like they were in charge, anyway, or if any non-involved witnesses made the effort to inform the authorities.
The supposed Nazi supporter after recovering from the “knock-out”’ refused to make any statements or complaints to the police, simply removed his armband in question and left. He did not file complaints against those who beat him.
The anitfas continue to cheer and applaud themselves for a job well done for successfully “neutralizing” a threat to society with their coordinated efforts. Won’t somebody remind them no matter their intentions, that antifas are not authorities, and they are and will never replace police officers? That it’s also never justifiable to promote violence to fight, well-perceived violence? That their self-professed “good intentions” will not absolve them of their own violence and excesses?
And to think President Trump was crucified by the same antifas, their supporters and all Trump haters for saying that the bad things came from both sides during the infamous Charlottesville chaos? With that act, didn’t the antifas just exposed themselves and proven Trump even more correct?