Nearly two weeks ago, a pro-Trump rally at Berkeley turned violent due to the anti-fascist group called Antifa. Who are these people? Antifa, originally formed in Germany in the 1980s, takes the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s.
“Their job was to be a paramilitary force,” Glenn explained Tuesday on radio. “They were to take the streets and fight and combat the fascists. They were . . . meant to bring intimidation to the intimidators. Their ranks included the communists, the anarchists and the leftists.”
The goal in Berkeley was to shut down any conservative or capitalist thought — and they nearly did it.
“Have you seen the videos of the riots on YouTube? Berkeley looked like a war zone.”
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GLENN: The book I hold in my hands, I’m reading from it. The book you hold in your hands has become the principal piece of evidence in an anti-terrorism case in France, directed against nine individuals who were arrested November 11th, 2008, mostly in the village of Tarnack. They have been accused of criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity, on the grounds they were to have participated in the sabotage of overhead electrical lines on France’s national railways. This book is called The Coming Insurrection. The copy I have doesn’t have that disclaimer in it. Because we started talking about this book before they picked up all of the people that were involved.
This book was to speak to a small — very small faction of people in France that wanted revolution, that wanted communist or fascistic rule. That number now is at 40 percent.
When I first started talking about The Coming Insurrection, we were alone. It made global headlines: Glenn Beck pushing little-known book.
The reason why I told you was because this was the beginning of the theory that I would later talk about on Fox, that fascists, communists, anarchists, Islamists, would work together to destabilize the Middle East, then Europe, and the rest of the world.
I’m really bad at timing. But you’re seeing this now beginning to come together in Europe. And it is coming here. In fact, it already is.
You know, we talk about the students at Berkeley. Oh, those students at Berkeley. Have you seen what the students at Berkeley are doing? The students at Berkeley. Have you noticed what the students, they’re burning things down. The students are getting violent.
Who are these people? Antifa. Ever heard of the Antifa movement? We’ve seen that. You’ve seen it in the newspapers. You might have heard it talked about. But do you really know what it is?
Yeah, it’s the students at Berkeley. Berkeley, you know, the bastion of free speech. You know, as long as you’re a leftist. Can’t have Ann Coulter there. That’s why we have to — we have to take the — you know, the yogurt shop and set it at fire.
PAT: On CBS this morning, they called Berkeley the birthplace of the free speech movement.
STU: Hmm. That’s kind of —
PAT: It seemed like it occurred a little sooner than Berkeley.
STU: Like, what? 1930.
STU: Oh, yeah. The Woodrow Wilson administration, 19 —
PAT: A little prior to that, ever so slightly.
GLENN: The common denominator in both the Milo and Ann Coulter speech cancellation was the arrival of black-clad, mask-wearing, weapon-carrying thugs. The Antifa movement. Violence is their protest.
PAT: Oh, yeah. Right. Those are the Berkeley students. You know, the ones that want free speech.
You notice that it’s Ann Coulter and Milo, who are both nationalists. Love of your country is great. Love of your countrymen is great. That’s not what nationalism is.
Nationalism is the hatred for everything else. Nationalism is an actual term. It’s an actual plan and state of being that turns into a nightmare of bloodshed. Nationalism isn’t love of your country. And don’t mistake that.
Nationalism is fascism. It’s just the first phase. The Antifa movement — Antifa is anti-fascist. Anti-fascist.
That’s right. They’re the Berkeley students. Well, yeah, it is I guess the Berkeley students who put this together if all the Berkeley students were alive in the 1920s and members of the Communist Party of Germany, yeah, you’re right. Then they would be the Berkeley students. Antifa is the group of communists that stood against the fascists in Germany.
Their job was to be a paramilitary force. Remember the Brownshirts? The Brownshirts went after the Blackshirts. They were to take the streets and fight and combat the fascists. They were street fighters, meant to bring intimidation to the intimidators. Their ranks included the communists, the anarchists, and the leftists. Eventually, the movement was suppressed by the Nazis, but they resurged again in the ’70s and the ’80s. And today, their ranks are swelling with active Antifa cells all around the world. And they like to breed in places like Berkeley.
Yeah, we’re an anti-fascist group. You’re a communist anti-fascist group.
The Berkeley goal for Antifa is to shut down any conservative or capitalist thought. And they’ve nearly done it. Have you seen the videos of the riots on YouTube? Berkeley looks like a war zone.
Two weeks ago, Antifa crashed a pro-Trump rally, but this time, things were a little different. Militia groups came from all over the country to provide security, and all hell broke loose. It looked like a riot in Venezuela.
Gee, isn’t this what we said would happen?
After losing the battle for Berkeley, Antifa members hit the forum to talk through what they had done wrong, and their solution: Bring guns next time. Quote: We need more than flags and bats. We need to take notes from the John Barron (phonetic) Gun Club and get the firearms and the training. I know getting firearms in states and cities we have a presence in is usually a hassle, but even handguns would help. It certainly puts a psychological element in while holding back the fascists.
Who do you think is a fascist — who do you think the fascists are more afraid of, people with flags and bats, or people with flags, bats, and guns, end quote? Berkeley is now considered holy ground for the First Amendment.
It’s the launch point for a communist, anarchist, paramilitary movement. They’re not even fighting fascism anymore. The word has lost all meaning. Everything is fascist. Are you a conservative? You’re a fascist. You a capitalist? You’re a fascist. Believe in national borders, you’re a fascist. Religion? Clearly, you’re a fascist.
These are the same people — the same type of people that wrote the book The Coming Insurrection, as if this new movement was ripped right out of the pages of the book. But, boy, oh, boy, you talk to anybody in the press about this, they won’t pay attention. Because they’re intellectually dead inside. There’s no curiosity in them anymore.