If you’ve watched any of the footage of Antifa over the last year, one thing is clear. They’re serious. They think their form of activism – if you could call it that – is serious, too. They have little to no sense of humor about themselves.
With that in mind, it has been quite remarkable to watch them become an object of ridicule in venues which are known to be liberal.
Take for instance, this recent piece in The Onion:
Antifa Organizers Announce Plans To Disrupt Neo-Nazi Rally Or Whatever Else Going On That Day
Vowing to derail whichever event it is by any means necessary, local Antifa organizers announced plans Monday to disrupt an upcoming neo-Nazi rally or whatever else is going on that day. “We will stop at nothing to prevent these vile fucking neo-Nazi hatemongers from gathering, or, if not them, someone else,” said Sarah Jackson, 26, adding that the only way to end the spread of fascism is to physically confront Nazis, peaceful right-wing protesters, or just random people going about their daily lives.
“We need to tell these Hitler-loving fucks or whoever else is standing there, ‘Get out of our city!’ Remember, we’re talking about white supremacist terrorists, people running errands on their lunch breaks, or a group of tourists, so if we have to throw a punch or two, then so fucking be it.”
It doesn’t end there. The Daily Show, regarded by the left as their exclusive domain for mocking all things Republican has also gotten in on the act.
Alex Griswold reports at the Washington Free beacon:
Trevor Noah Calls Out ‘Vegan ISIS’ Antifa: ‘You’re Also Punching Your Cause’
Host of Comedy Central’s Daily Show Trevor Noah took aim at the leftist “antifa” movement on Thursday, criticizing its members for hurting their own cause by resorting to violence.
Noah began by noting that antifa had many different dimensions, including peaceful activism and unmasking white supremacists. But he denounced the increasing use of violence at Antifa demonstrations.
In particular, he mocked a Berkeley, Calif. Antifa leader who claimed that her destroying the window a of local Starbucks was “symbolic.”
“You might think it’s some deep statement, but most people see that and think, ‘Great, now I’ve got to walk a whole block to the next Starbucks,'” he joked…
He said that it does not matter how noble Antifa activists believes their cause is, because “when people see that, all they think is, “Oh shit, it’s vegan ISIS.”
Here’s the video:
It’s refreshing to see this. It might be nothing more than an attempt by liberals to distance themselves from Antifa, now that they’re becoming increasingly toxic but that won’t matter.
As Professor Jacobson recently noted, the election videos already are being cut.
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