Two-Fisted Provocateurs

Antifa's Violence May Be Coming to a Street Near You

Background:

Shortly after Donald J. Trump became president in 2017, the term "Antifa" entered the United States' consciousness and lexicon. While most of us have heard of Antifa, many of us don't understand what it is, where it came from, or why it's here.

The word "Antifa" is short for "anti-fascist" or "anti-fascism." Fascism is "a political philosophy, movement, or regime . . . that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."1 The word "fascism" comes...

 

is a husband, father, and communications professional with an M.Div. He lives in Illinois, where he blogs about faith, culture, and politics at daveolsson.com.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #55, Winter 2020 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo55/two-fisted-provocateurs

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