A Philadelphia cop was horrified Saturday when he stumbled upon a violent Antifa “protest” in the city center. The agitators were gleefully burning an American flag when he found them. City Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel said that his patriotic officer gathered up the flag’s charred remains and disposed of them honorably.
The American flag is more than just a piece of cloth. It represents freedom to millions of people across the globe. People have given their lives to defend the flag, and it’s incredibly disrespectful to ignore their sacrifices.
Eight years of being ruled by Barack Obama has weakened Americans’ natural respect for their country. Entitled, pushy Antifa protesters are constantly pouring out onto the streets to complain. They react wildly to imagined to transgressions, raging over nonexistent insults.
Antifa protesting at 16/JFK pic.twitter.com/q4faDGtDwa
— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) January 20, 2018
So the Philly officer who saw the demonstrators burning the flag wasn’t surprised, although he was disturbed. Liberal protesters are now militant. They’ve adopted brutal, violent tactics and they refuse to allow people to express dissenting opinions in peace.
“In the days leading up to the planned parade, a group called the Direct Action Alliance declared, ‘Fascists plan to march through the streets,’ and warned, ‘Nazis will not march through Portland unopposed,’’’ The Atlantic noted last year after a violent Antifa rally in Portland.
“The alliance said it didn’t object to the Multnomah GOP itself, but to ‘fascists’ who planned to infiltrate its ranks. Yet it also denounced marchers with ‘Trump flags’ and ‘red maga hats’ who could ‘normalize support for an orange man who bragged about sexually harassing women and who is waging a war of hate, racism and prejudice.’ A second group, Oregon Students Empowered, created a Facebook page called ‘Shut down fascism! No nazis in Portland!’”
It’s absurd. Liberals are embracing fascist tactics in an attempt battle fascism. Yet they’re too clueless to spot the hypocrisy. They actually think that burning the flag means something, that it’s something more than an offensive, puerile act.
“For progressives,” the Atlantic continued, “Donald Trump is not just another Republican president. Seventy-six percent of Democrats… consider him a racist… 71 percent of Democrats agreed that his campaign contained ‘fascist undertones.’ All of which raises a question that is likely to bedevil progressives for years to come: If you believe the president of the United States is leading a racist, fascist movement that threatens the rights, if not the lives, of vulnerable minorities, how far are you willing to go to stop it?”
In the twisted ideology of the left, believing the offensive nonsense about the president makes you a noble person.
Antifa agitators aren’t the only liberals guilty of glorifying awful behavior. Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists are still going strong, although the movement is starting to crumble.
“Can you cite a moment in which a BLM leader passionately and eloquently denounced the recent shooting deaths of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge? Can you name one or two leaders from the movement?” CNN questioned last year.
“Chances are the answers to those questions fall all over the place. Four years after its founding, BLM is still a movement without a clear meaning for many Americans. Some see it has a hate group; others as cutting-edge activism and yet others as just a step above a mob.”
BLM protesters pride themselves on their “Democratic” movement, but their lack of organization is hurting them. “The movement’s decentralized form of leadership, though, can hurt it when responding to a crisis. Who does the media go to when protesters invoking BLM burn a police car or chant ‘Pigs in the blanket?’ Who speaks for what BLM wants when it has 37 chapters nationwide that list varying goals in their mission statements?” CNN continued.
BLM and Antifa protesters now have clout with liberals. The fringe elements of the Democratic party have taken over.