Editor’s Commentary: The following entry was written by Tyler Durden and posted on the ZeroHedge website. Durden focuses on the point that the perpetrator of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio had espoused extremist ‘left’ beliefs – including an affinity for the radical organization known as Antifa.

This group openly advocates the use of violence in the pursuit of their goals. A petition titled, Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization, can be found at the White House, We The People page. The initial goal of 100,00 signers was far surpassed – at the time of this writing 368,423 signatures were signed. The petition reads:

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

President trump has threatened to label this violent group as a terrorist organization – but that’s all he’s done. He threw the idea out there but simply let the idea play out in the controlled media. An article posted on Newsweek 27 July 2019 is typical of the argument.

The article is titled, Trump Wants to Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization, Even Though Right-Wing Extremists Have Been More Violent. The writer, Christina Zhao, mentions the ‘KKK and the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen’ as being  ‘described as “hate groups”‘, yet nowhere in her article does she site any statistics that show either of those groups having committed more violence than that which has been very clearly perpetrated by Antifa.

She notes:

According to the Patriot Act, a group commits domestic terrorism by engaging in acts “dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S.” in order to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population,” “influence the policy of a government,” or “affect the conduct of a government.” If the movement were to fall under that definition, law enforcement’s ability to investigate its members would be expanded.

This is very clearly the entire modus operadi openly stated by Antifa ideologues. Yet even after introducing that obvious admission, Zhao quickly refers to the ADL to give it the spin:

Antifa is not one group but a network of activists that oppose the far-right agenda.

By including Antifa under that definition [domestic terrorist], the government runs the risk of wrongly labeling all counter protesters as white supremacists, the Anti-Defamation League said, which could allow police to violate the rights of peaceful protesters.

Read that and let it sink in. What this is saying between the lines is, in effect: Because Antifa opposes the far-right agenda, it would be wrong to designate it as Domestic Terrorist organization because police should only be allowed to violate the ‘far-right’ ‘white supremacist’ rights, and none other.

Zhao throws this one in:

“The Antifa reject racism but use unacceptable tactics,” the ADL said, according to Washington Post. “White supremacists use even more extreme violence to spread their ideologies of hate, to intimidate ethnic minorities, and undermine democratic norms.”

Again, there is no GROUP identification in any of this. The reason for this is easy to understand: the ‘white supremacists’ who may be involved with acts of violence are NOT acting on behalf of an organized group with a clear and active stated goal of intimidation and violence intended to create political change. They are single perpetrators and there are laws that deal with such. And there lies the big difference.

The argument that labeling the group as a Domestic Terrorist organization is somehow not acceptable because it would involve the ‘rights of the peaceful protestors’ is absurd on its face. Peaceful protestors would have no use for Antifa if their goals were peaceful protest. Peaceful protestors would not identify themselves with a violent organization. There is nothing that prevents peaceful protest.

Designating Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist organization would simply apply to this group, and those affiliated with it, who are organizing and/or participating in acts that, “intimidate or coerce a civilian population,” “influence the policy of a government,” or “affect the conduct of a government.”

Does this appear to be a group of ‘peaceful protestors’ who merely want to ‘peacefully’ challenge the ‘far-right agenda…?

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And consider this: the following is an open declaration of violence to whomever might fall under the ‘fash’ label by this terrorist organization. One need only recall how the communists of the soviet union murdered millions labeling all who did not go with the plan, ‘bourgeois enemies of the party’. It’s useful to mention that Antifa’s ultimate political goal is a communist america.

Imagine if a ‘white supremacist’ group paraded with a banner that read: ‘It takes a bullet to’…do anything. You better believe that every person holding that banner would be either arrested on the spot for ‘inciting violence’ or their homes would be burst into the next morning with the authorities seizing everything in sight.

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And consider the source of Zhao’s arguments – the ADL. FFP has covered this criminal organization, here, and here.

Senate Resolution 279 (S.Res. 279) which Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) introduced to congress on 18 July 2019, and which was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), attempts to address the petition sent to the White House. It sits in limbo and will probably do so forever.

But just to get back to the following post. Durden’s point is perfectly illustrated in the AP story that covered – pun intended – the Ohio mass shooting:

As authorities in Ohio try to pin down a motive for the weekend’s second U.S. mass shooting and dig into the slain shooter’s life, what they find might also help answer another big question looming over the tragedy: What, if anything, could have stopped it?

While the gunman was white and six of the nine killed were black, police said the quickness of the rampage made any discrimination in the shooting seem unlikely.

Any attempt to suggest a motive so early in the investigation would be irresponsible, the police chief said.

Police have said there was nothing in Betts’ background that would have prevented him from buying the rifle used in the shooting. They said they also found a shotgun in his car.

Consider this: if Antifa were indeed designated as the terrorist organization that it is, there would have been more than enough found in his ‘background that would have prevented him from buying the rifle’.

But you won’t read that argument in the controlled media.

What you DO read are stories about those evil white ‘haters’ who commit acts of violence that appall the decent sensibilities of the public. The overt and continuous violence perpetrated against the american public – as well as law enforcement – by Antifa is never called out for what it is: organized political violence. In light of that fact, it may be relevant to suggest: perhaps some of these unstable mass shooters are actually reacting to this turning of the eye by the government in relation to the verifiable – by definition – known group of terrorists.

Dayton Shooter Was A Pro-Satan Leftist Who Supported Warren, Sanders, Antifa And Communism

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 08/05/2019 – 07:06

It has been a tumultuous weekend for the country, which suffered two consecutive mass shootings over the last 48 hours in both El Paso and Dayton.

And while the media was eager to quickly expose the El Paso shooter as a right-wing extremist with the implication that he is merely following Trump’s belligerent rhetoric, only few details had emerged about the Dayton, Ohio shooter although we certainly understand why the mainstream media may not have rushed to make these alleged details public – because according to Heavy.com, the Dayton shooter was an Elizabeth Warren (and Bernie Sanders) supporter who advocated for socialism, communism and supported Antifa.

The shooter, Connor Betts, was 24 and from Bellbrook, Ohio. His alleged social media biography started to emerge late on Sunday night, with his Twitter page stating that he described himself as:

“he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.”

On his alleged Twitter account, he promoted Antifa and the Democratic Socialists of America:

He also appeared to be critical of President Trump’s immigration policy, using the “concentration camp” rhetoric made popular by AOC:

The account called an Antifa terrorist who attacked an ICE facility a “martyr”:

…and also retweeted pro communist Tweets:

The account wrote that he would “happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, ‘I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.'”

He also allegedly retweeted a post about “rounding up hostages” in a video game before “shoot[ing] them all in the head”:

Other posts alluded to violence with firearms:

“This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill,” he wrote in December 2018. And, “’Tis! The pistol is a Beretta 93R, called the REK7 in BO4. Do love me some guns!” He also wrote, “Hammer, brick, gun.” On Feb. 14, 2018, he tweeted this at Sen. Rob Portman: “@robportman hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?” That was the date of the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.

On Nov. 2, 2018, the account wrote: “Vote blue for gods sake.” On the date of Republican Sen. John McCain’s death, it said “F*ck John McCain.” After Trump’s 2016 election, he allegedly Tweeted “This is bad”.

According to his former high school classmates, he was “a bully who liked to scare women.”

Heavy.com claimed they had verified his Twitter handle “through multiple verification factors, including a matching tattoo on both a page selfie and prominent news outlets’ pictures of Connor Betts; several family linkages to the page; similar photos, including of him and the family dog, on the page and family members’ verified accounts; and references to college and growing up in Ohio and Dayton.”

By Monday morning, Twitter had suspended the account:


via Zero Hedge