Any Touré tweet that starts off with the word “if” is bound to go somewhere dubious, and Monday’s offering was no exception.
If white supremacists are American terrorists then those willing to physically fight them are doing heroic work.
— Touré (@Toure) August 28, 2017
Noted Liberal takes Antifa under his wing while making excuses for their violence. https://t.co/VRqas2nppw
— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) August 28, 2017
Part of the problem https://t.co/gF1I1b3euP
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) August 28, 2017
First, there are plenty doing actual heroic work right now in Houston, Texas, rescuing those whom so many on social media have suggested deserved to be flooded for living in a red state — so it’s not as if there aren’t plenty clear examples of heroism out there.
Second, we have to assume he’s talking about the antifa who’ve been showing up at pro-Trump rallies, so-called free speech rallies, and white supremacist rallies armed with bats and clubs and pepper spray and urine bombs.
It seems the left is trying very hard to keep the rehabilitation of the antifa’s reputation on track, after floating the idea that World War II soldiers storming the beach at Normandy to fight the Nazis were the original antifa. Check out how NBC News gave a Dartmouth historian airtime to put a spin on their “self-defense” measures.
And now we have Touré chiming in to praise as heroes those willing to fight white supremacists physically.
That’s a romantic idea and all, but it would be nice if the antifa could, at the very least, refrain from beating up 1) people guilty of thoughtcrime who are expressing their beliefs through speech and not terrorist acts, 2) journalists covering them who threaten to give away identifying information (their secret identities, so to speak), 3) police who are duty-bound to protect their right to protest, and 4) each other … maybe make sure the other guy isn’t a neo-Nazi before beating him bloody over his haircut.
Or is it time to start throwing rocks?
In defense of masked vigilantes beating people in the streets: https://t.co/jEIfxZgT7R
— John Sexton (@verumserum) August 28, 2017
This isn't a comic book. Vigilantes are rarely a good idea.
— Ryan Siemers (@RyanRSiemers) August 28, 2017
Things that make you go, "Hmmmm…."
— Kathryn Hall (@KathrynHallPR) August 28, 2017
Is it OK to physically fight innocent bystanders and journalists too? Because that's exactly what your 'ISIS lookalike' heroes are up to. https://t.co/C1pfmb3Aq0
— TigerTownUSA (@TigerTownBaby) August 28, 2017
— The Weekly Hicks (@IUdonger) August 28, 2017
but if they're not terrorists then those willing to fight are just anarchists and thugs. https://t.co/j7qMKxnatJ
— Ó Scolaid Òg (@WeWhoDieSaluteU) August 28, 2017
You can’t just beat up people whose beliefs are abhorrent to you?
Now endorse physically fighting jihadists using the same logic.
— Daniel Lynch (@dlynch158) August 28, 2017
If ANTIFA are American terrorists then those willing to physically fight them are doing heroic work.
That was too easy ? https://t.co/QwzmkYDraz
— Mensans for USA (@Mensans4USA) August 28, 2017
I've unilaterally decided you're a terrorist.
See the problem now? https://t.co/SFX34nD006
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 28, 2017
"When you really think about it communists beating people in the streets is OK if they believe it's right" https://t.co/wyFVG5E0Z3
— I (@isaacwmiller) August 28, 2017
That's not how it works.
You see, dullard, ISIS and Al-Qaeda fight each other sometimes.
They're both terrorists. https://t.co/xf8L4QDOog
— RBe (@RBPundit) August 28, 2017
Terrorists who fight other terrorists are still terrorists. Pretending they're not doesn't change that reality https://t.co/gZYkcIldoH
— Chris Antenucci (@chrisantenucci) August 28, 2017
Binary thinking disease reaching epidemic levels.
On second thought, it's just an absence of thinking.https://t.co/HiDdb0uSRd
— NorthStarTrader (@northstartrader) August 28, 2017
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SERIOUSLY!? NBC News TORCHED for legitimizing AntiFa author’s ‘ethical violence’ BS https://t.co/rtwIyBkTt5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2017