“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.”
These words are a precept of the liberal-egalitarian experiment that the West has found itself in for centuries now.
In the liberal-egalitarian narrative, the newly discovered America was to be the land where mankind was to start anew, unfettered by the chains that his kings, his lords, and his gods had supposedly thrust upon him back in the Old World. It was where his free and equal nature could finally be realized, or so they thought. Indeed, some immigrants to America have even gone so far as to presume themselves “The New Hebrews”, fleeing the “Egypt” of the Old World in a “New Exodus” to the “New Israel” of America, where they would receive the “freedom” and “equality” that had been denied them back in “Egypt”.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
So says the poem inscribed on the statue in the harbor of Liberty and Equality. But it was not to be, for the new Israel failed to live up to expectations.
The mobs then began looking for scapegoats. The “Enemy of the People”, they decided, was fa. But who is fa? Is it former members of Mussolini’s old party, now in their 80s, 90s, and 100s, who somehow snuck into America after the war? Is it people who actually call themselves fascist?
No. Fa is a nonsense label with no real meaning. Anybody can be labeled fa. And if antifa should ever run out of fa, they would simply declare new people to be fa. Remember that fa is the scapegoat for why the American experiment in liberal-egalitarianism is not working. Because it never will work, there will always of necessity “be” fa until the entire thing collapses. In other words, fa, like kulak, is simply whomever can be railroaded into the label.
So who is antifa? Antifa are youths who have appointed themselves to save “The People’s Experiment” from fa, its supposed assailant. They are the self-appointed redeemers of “The People’s Israel” from “The Great Satan” of fa, so to speak.
Now comes the part of the article where I’m supposed to say what to do, how to solve the problem, things like that. Unfortunately there are no easy solutions. The problem is deeply part of the American soul itself, and has been long before any of us were ever born. That last statement applies to all the Americas, not just the USA, to one degree or another.
I do know, however, what not to do. Don’t throw other right-wingers under the bus because they are labeled fa. And certainly don’t start calling them fa in order to try to avoid the label of fa yourself. Remember that everyone to the right of Hilary Clinton is a potential fa according to antifa and their more “upscale” counterparts such as Morris Dees and the SPLC. When everyone to the right of you is gone, you will be labeled fa, period. That’s simply a feature of the way that American society works, a feature of its need to find scapegoats for why the American experiment in egalitarianism does not work. I am not asking everyone to agree with all other right-wingers, or even to refrain from making intellectual criticisms of them. But don’t throw them under the bus. Don’t label them fa (“fascist”, “racist”, etc.) All that accomplishes is helping our real opponents.