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Who are Antifa, the 'boogaloo' movement and others blamed in U.S. protest violence?

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Divide and conquer-thousands of years old....,!

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I miss President Obama. I miss his decency, his intelligence, his eloquence, his empathy and compassion....

Yes, many people miss being lied to skillfully. Trump's clumsiness has woken them, and they want to go back to sleep while some polished and smooth talking politicians bombs weddings in some far away place.

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Odd article, conflating Antifa with .... some made-up bogeyman?

The Tech Transparency Project, a Washington-based tech watchdog group, found tens of thousands of people joined boogaloo-related Facebook groups over a 30-day period in March and April as stay-at-home orders took effect

Highly questionable assertion about a group I never heard of until last week. I wonder how they define "boogaloo-related Facebooks groups." If history is any guide, they probably use some ridiculously vague definition (like being Republican) so they can claim this group is significant. Basically a bogeyman for the demented left. They barely changed the wording even. Bogey-Boogaloo.

Meanwhile, Antifa fascists are out for the whole world to see, even with their own handbook, and people above claim they don't exist.

Nonetheless, things are going Antifa's way in the cities. Won't be long before they turn on each other, as fascists always do.

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Anarchy and anarchists are the most misused words.

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The 'boogaloo' brats are basically the same militia scum that have scourged America since at least the 80s. They are anti-Black, anti-immigrant, anti-Jew, anti-Muslim, Nazi-ish, KKK-friendly, racist, violent terrorist trash. There's been fringe groups in the 80s believing that the Pacific NW region will be a haven for the White/Aryan race. Now there are more such hate groups and the fascist Donald Trump supports them. He motivated this filth to 'LIBERATE' state capitals in the name of 'opening up'. They think the virus is a fake and they've been infiltrating the BLM rallies trying to stir up violence and a genocidal race war that they want.

Lincolnman On the other hand, these far-right groups are very real - and pose a direct threat to our government and average Americans. They are anarchists that want to overthrow our democracy.

And Trump says they are "very fine people"...

They are not anarchists. 'Anarchy' means no government. These scumbags want a fascist dictatorship.

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https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/85598

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The chief spewer of fake news, disinformation and misinformation, currently occupying the White House, has been on reelection campaign mode since November 8, 2016.

He and his team continue to take credit for all that is (was) positive, and play the blame game with everything that hurts the chances of reelection on November 3, 2020.

We the People of the United States of America continue to pay a high price for having fallen to a new low by electing an unfit person to the presidency.

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Who's antifa? A bunch of useful idiots with barely two brain cells to rub together who come in to hijack a genuine cause, inciting violence and looting because they hate capitalism. Since their ideology is completely bankrupt, they can't argue with words so they have to smash stuff up and physically attack people they don't agree with.

Real winners.

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expat Facts are the enemies of the righteous ones...woke people don't need them anymore.

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The problem isn't "antifa", it's the "antifact" militias:

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/klamath-falls-oregon-victory-declared-over-antifa-which-never-showed-n1226681?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

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America is so divided. I miss President Obama. I miss his decency, his intelligence, his eloquence, his empathy and compassion....

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President Donald Trump and some fellow Republicans have sought to blame the left-wing anti-fascist Antifa movement but have presented little evidence.

That's because it doesn't exist - it's a figment of Trump and his supporters imagination, used to deflect and obfuscate from the violent, armed, far-right, white supremacist groups that support Trump.

In words that Trump and his supporters best understand, it's all a con-job...

"Whereas the militia movement (and) radical gun rights activists typically promote the boogaloo as a war against the government or liberals, white supremacists conceive of the boogaloo as a race war or a white revolution," the ADL wrote in a November analysis.

On the other hand, these far-right groups are very real - and pose a direct threat to our government and average Americans. They are anarchists that want to overthrow our democracy.

And Trump says they are "very fine people"...

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Antifa, short for "anti-fascist," is an amorphous movement whose adherents oppose people or groups they consider authoritarian or racist, according to the Anti-Defamation League(ADL), which monitors extremists. Antifa aims to "intimidate and dissuade racists," but its aggressive tactics including physical confrontations can create "a vicious, self-defeating cycle of attacks, counter-attacks and blame," the ADL said.

The ADL has a long history of being anti-left, anti-black and homophobic. It's a bogus civil rights group with a "quasi-state" role in the US.

"In addition to keeping watch over threats to the state—Nazism, Communism, or demands for equality that went too far—the ADL sought out or welcomed ways to participate in the administration of the state. It collaborated with the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late 1940s and 1950s; it also tried and largely failed for several decades to interest the FBI in considering it a partner in monitoring threats."

https://bostonreview.net/politics/emmaia-gelman-anti-defamation-league-not-what-it-seems

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