So I was fortunate enough to get a piece published in The Daily Caller that expanded upon the argument I made here on my blog last week. In it, I ask the simple question "Why is it wrong to condemn both fascists and communists?"
I note that despite my problems with Trump and the awkwardness of what he said, he was right. Both sides were to blame. And that is obvious.
Yes, not all the protesters were Antifa, but those that were Antifa were predominantly responsible for starting the violence. Antifa is also a transparently communist organization. As I say in the article
"And make no mistake about it, Antifa is a communist organization. Even The Washington Post acknowledges 'Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists who reject turning to the police or the state to halt the advance of white supremacy.' Remember, most in the Alt Right don’t actually call themselves 'fascists.'”
So communists and fascists fought each other in the streets. Yes, the worst violence was done by the fascists, but the communists mostly started it. And the communists have an even longer list of blood baths and massacres than the fascists do.
Communists and fascists are both, to use Hillary Clinton's words, deplorable. Both sides rightly deserve to be condemned. In this instance, Trump was right.
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