John R. Houk
© May 2, 2018
Paul Sutliff speaking at Pegida Canada 4-28-18 screen capture
Paul Sutliff alerted me of a Pegida Canada event he was speaking at in Toronto on March 28. Paul linked me to a VladTepesBlog video at BitChute. Paul’s email is dated 4/28/2018 7:37 PM. The email went to several others on his contact list. I know this because several must hit reply to all which included me. All those email replies rightly patted Paul on the back for his efforts and one person provided Facebook links of the BitChute video.
So what’s the big deal?
Paul Sutliff marched with Pegida Canada to the venue where he was one of the speakers. In the process of marching Antifa was waiting to commit acts of violence against the Pegida march. Indeed, Antifa not only attacked Pegida and Paul Sutliff AND the Canadian Police (I think Toronto Police) that was there in force anticipating Antifa violent shenanigans.
You can hear Paul cheering the police as they protected Pegida Canada from the Communist anarchists known as Antifa. The video is nearly a half an hour long. As such I can’t upload it to my Youtube channel because they only let me up 10-minute videos. I am trying to upload it to my Facebook page, but I just got a message from Facebook telling me:
“The video in your post is being processed. We’ll send you a notification when it’s done and your post is ready to view.”
Amazingly, Facebook followed through with posting the video. I’m not holding my breath that Facebook censors remove the video or the entire post altogether.
If the video shows up below, it was processed meaning approved. Facebook censor wrath may kick in. If not, here’s the VladTepesBlog link to view the video: https://www.bitchute.com/video/iFYk83PbhYIO/
Either way, you should really watch the video to get a good glimpse of Antifa in operation. Antifa (short for Anti-Fascist) is a Communist ideological group using ironically Fascist thuggery to disrupt and confront Conservative and Counterjihad speakers and/or groups. When Antifa shows up, you can count on the occurrence of violence.
The Facebook/VladTepesBlog video does not show Paul Sutliff’s speech. Paul has posted that on his own blog – Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad. The post is entitled, “PEGIDA Canada stands strong in Toronto and watches the police take down Antifa”.
At this point you should have a bit of awareness of what the Pegida Movement is and have an understanding of Antifa Communism.
Pegida is an international movement that first appeared in Germany as a protest against culture-clashing Muslim refugees which too often brought Muslim thinking about violence and rape against non-Muslims. The Multiculturalist Left is committed to dissipating their own culture by promoting massive Muslim immigration into Germany and other Western nations.
The Pegida Movement has spread like wildfire among European Union (EU) nations and non-EU European nations. In Multicultural Leftist Europe, anything or anyone that promotes the preservation of Western Culture by preventing people from cultures that clash with Western principles are labelled as Far Right. Since many people believe nationalist movements of the past (primarily Nazism and Fascism) to be Far Right. However, Nazis and Fascists are an element of Socialism that employed nationalist extremism to justify their form of Socialism (Mises Institute):
My purpose today is to make just two main points: (1) To show why Nazi Germany was a socialist state, not a capitalist one. And (2) to show why socialism, understood as an economic system based on government ownership of the means of production, positively requires a totalitarian dictatorship.
When one remembers that the word “Nazi” was an abbreviation for “der National sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiters Partei — in English translation: the National Socialist German Workers’ Party — Mises’s identification might not appear all that noteworthy. For what should one expect the economic system of a country ruled by a party with “socialist” in its name to be but socialism?
The basis of the claim that Nazi Germany was capitalist was the fact that most industries in Nazi Germany appeared to be left in private hands.
What Mises identified was that private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government. For it was the German government and not the nominal private owners that exercised all of the substantive powers of ownership: it, not the nominal private owners, decided what was to be produced, in what quantity, by what methods, and to whom it was to be distributed, as well as what prices would be charged and what wages would be paid, and what dividends or other income the nominal private owners would be permitted to receive. The position of the alleged private owners, Mises showed, was reduced essentially to that of government pensioners.
De facto government ownership of the means of production, as Mises termed it, was logically implied by such fundamental collectivist principles embraced by the Nazis as that the common good comes before the private good and the individual exists as a means to the ends of the State. If the individual is a means to the ends of the State, so too, of course, is his property. Just as he is owned by the State, his property is also owned by the State.
Of course, socialism does not end the chaos caused by the destruction of the price system. It perpetuates it. And if it is introduced without the prior existence of price controls, its effect is to inaugurate that very chaos. This is because socialism is not actually a positive economic system. It is merely the negation of capitalism and its price system. As such, the essential nature of socialism is one and the same as the economic chaos resulting from the destruction of the price system by price and wage controls. (I want to point out that Bolshevik-style socialism’s imposition of a system of production quotas, with incentives everywhere to exceed the quotas, is a sure formula for universal shortages, just as exist under all around price and wage controls.)
The requirements of enforcing a system of price and wage controls shed major light on the totalitarian nature of socialism — most obviously, of course, on that of the German or Nazi variant of socialism, but also on that of Soviet-style socialism as well.
Now against whom would it be more logical for the citizens of a socialist state to direct their resentment and hostility than against that very socialist state itself? The same socialist state which has proclaimed its responsibility for their life, has promised them a life of bliss, and which in fact is responsible for giving them a life of hell. Indeed, the leaders of a socialist state live in a further dilemma, in that they daily encourage the people to believe that socialism is a perfect system whose bad results can only be the work of evil men. If that were true, who in reason could those evil men be but the rulers themselves, who have not only made life a hell, but have perverted an allegedly perfect system to do it?
It follows that the rulers of a socialist state must live in terror of the people. By the logic of their actions and their teachings, the boiling, seething resentment of the people should … READ ENTIRETY (Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian; By George Reisman; Mises Institute; 11/11/2005)
Socialism is Leftist, and Nazism is a form of Socialism.
Ergo, it is a bit deceptive to label Pegida – an anti-immigration preserve-Western culture movement – a Far Right organization. Unfortunately, too many associated with Pegida does have a sympathetic eye toward Nazism. One thing is certain about Nazism, it takes nationalism to racial superiority. One of the originators – Lutz Bachmann – of the German Pegida Movement was caught dressing up like Adolf Hitler in full Nazi regalia. Rather than blight the intent of the Pegida Movement Bachmann resigned his Pegida position in 2015. Although Pegida Germany has dwindled since its 2015 heyday, a resurgence seems to be occurring despite Bachmann’s association.
The existence of Muslim violence against Europeans growing and has inspired more Europeans to take a greater interest in their national culture. After all, the English translation for the acronym “PEGIDA” is Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West”:
Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Occident) (German: Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes), abbreviated PEGIDA or Pegida, is a German nationalist, anti-Islam, right-wing political movement. It was founded in Dresden in October 2014. Pegida believes that Germany is being increasingly Islamicised and aims to oppose Islamic extremism.
Pegida wants to curb immigration, and accuses authorities of not enforcing existing immigration laws. Pegida has held many demonstrations; often there have been many public demonstrations against them as well. In 2015, the founder of Pegida resigned after being reported as having posed as Adolf Hitler and having made racist statements on Facebook. He was later reinstated.
Offshoots of Pegida have been formed in various countries.
… READ THE REST (Pegida; Wikipedia; Last updated 4/27/18 00:08)
Now let’s look at Antifa.
Antifa’s European origins begin of all places in Germany:
The organization was initially part of the Soviet Union’s front operations to bring about communist dictatorship in Germany, and it worked to label all rival parties as “fascist.”
The organization can be traced to the “united front” of the Soviet Union’s Communist International (Comintern) during the Third World Congress in Moscow in June and July 1921, according to the German booklet “80 Years of Anti-Fascist Action” by Bernd Langer, published by the Association for the Promotion of Anti-Fascist Culture. Langer is a former member of the Autonome Antifa, formerly one of Germany’s largest Antifa organizations, which disbanded in 2004.
The Soviet Union was among the world’s most violent dictatorships, killing an estimated 20 million people, according to “The Black Book of Communism,” published by Harvard University Press. The Soviet regime is second only to the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong, which killed an estimated 65 million people.
The idea of the united front strategy was to bring together left-wing organizations in order to incite communist revolution. The Soviets believed that following Russia’s revolution in 1917, communism would next spread to Germany, since Germany had the second-largest communist party, the KPD (Communist Party of Germany).
“The ‘unified front’ thus did not mean an equal cooperation between different organizations, but the dominance of the workers’ movement by the communists,” Langer writes.
Both the communist and fascist systems were based in collectivism and state-planned economies. Both also proposed systems wherein the individual was heavily controlled by a powerful state, and both were responsible for large-scale atrocities and genocide.
The 2016 annual report by Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), notes the same point: From the viewpoint of the “left-wing extremist,” the label of “fascism” as pushed by Antifa often does not refer to actual fascism, but is merely a label assigned to “capitalism.”
Antifa has come to America to oppose the American way of life with Communist thuggery:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police across the United States are being forced to deal with a new hard-Left, communist-derived movement organized under the code word “Antifa,” standing for “Anti-Fascist.”
The violent, confrontational nature of Antifa anarchists presents a challenge to U.S. law enforcement that is unprecedented; they reject the free speech principles upon which civil discourse depends, while seeking to achieve the demise of the U.S. Constitution, as it holds as illegitimate any compromise with their communist worldview.
The Antifa movement in the U.S. is a return to the communist paramilitary riot tactics developed to fight the Brownshirts of the Weimar Republic. The goal was to terrorize middle-class Germans into rejecting the Nazis who had embraced the social-welfare programs of prior regimes. Today, few except professional historians realize Germany was the first country in the world to introduce government-funded universal healthcare. This was part of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck’s “anti-socialist” legislation, adopted under the theory that a little socialism would prevent the German people from embracing a more virulent form of socialism.
Today, the Antifa movement that originally formed in Germany in the 1930s has taken root in the United States, with the goal of rubbing raw social and racial class tensions in order to delegitimize the U.S. Constitution, bring down the Trump administration, and cause the political chaos the Antifa movement believes will lead to the creation of a communist state here in the U.S.A.
Antifa Street-thug Insurrection Tactics
On January 20, Antifa thugs — most dressed in black from head to toe and wearing masks or bandannas hiding their faces — launched violent street protests in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to “shut down” Donald Trump’s inauguration.
In what was branded as a “DisruptJ20” protest, some 1,000 Antifa thugs broke windows at Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Bank of America, as well as in commercial buildings in downtown Washington. Antifa rioters flooded streets, blocked traffic, burned trash in the streets, and broke windshields of passing cars. They threatened to attack inauguration attendees on the streets, while shouting a continuous flow of angry, vulgar, and confrontational in-your-face insults.
The Antifa movement would like nothing better than an uprising of white-supremacist, far-right extremists to oppose them in fist fights.
But the truth is that in the United States, the majority of conservatives and libertarians voting for Trump are not white supremacists any more than they are far-Right extremists. The numbers of actual far-right extremists remain so relatively small that Antifa radicals are unlikely to destabilize or delegitimize the Trump presidency, regardless of how hopeful the far-Left remains. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are not Joseph Goebbels, regardless of how Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders characterize the voices on the political Right supporting Trump.
But the numbers of Antifa criminal protesters will grow, championed by leftist politicians that 1960s voters would fail to recognize as true supporters of the Constitution.
For the near-term future, we should expect the Antifa movement to remain a street-thug problem for riot-trained law enforcement units; it will continue to grow in numbers and in violent intensity as the Democratic Party further radicalizes and embraces communist ideals, and as the 2018 mid-term elections draw near. – READ ENTIRETY (How the Violent Hard-Left “Antifa” Movement Copies Communists in Weimar Republic Germany; By Jerome R. Corsi; New American; 8/15/17)
This is the hatred Antifa cowards acted out on Paul Sutliff and Pegida Canada.