Eliminate history from school and university curricula. Take down all statues and put them in civilian-funded museums. Close all public museums, national parks, national monuments, national historic sites and the like. That's what Antifa is ultimately calling for. Only their opinion counts.

We'll become a nation, if one at all, of ignorant fools and self-righteous bigots, anarchists, racists and so on. Antifa is made up largely of spoiled brats indoctrinated in the universities they attend by radical, left-wing socialists who think the United States' political and economic systems suck. They (Antifa and their professors) believe in European models of socialism, the collectivism of contemporary Russia, the dictatorship of the proletariat and more. Stand up against them, particularly in the 2020 election. Preserve your way of life and keep your taxes low, where they are now.

Thomas Lobenstein

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BGBlizzards

Good letter, Mr. Lobenstein. Thank you.

Koheleth

"Eliminate history from school and university curricula."

If your studies of history ended in the K-12 grade range in America, you learned a very Eurocentric view of history, which is to say a very whitewashed version. Maybe an investment of your time in historiography is due.

"Take down all statues and put them in civilian-funded museums."

Aren't most museums funded by civilians, or more specifically, tax monies from such same?

"Close all public museums, national parks, national monuments, national historic sites and the like."

How are we to close public museums and at the same time put them in publicly funded ones? How can one propose these diametrically opposed ideas and still expect to be taken seriously or even potentially lucid?

"That's what Antifa is ultimately calling for. Only their opinion counts."

Citations from reputable sources required.

"We'll become a nation, if one at all, of ignorant fools and self-righteous bigots,"

Sounds like the ultimate Utopian goal of the pietistically devout, i.e,. Corporate American Christianity, and current Trumpist cultists.

"Antifa is made up largely of spoiled brats indoctrinated in the universities" they attend by radical, left-wing socialists who think the United States' political and economic systems suck."

Indoctrination is the purview of religions. Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man is a Jesuit motto. Religions tell one what to think without question. Universities are supposed to teach one how to think and to question everything. If they fail in that charge then they are no better than religious institutions, and equally as wrong.

"They (Antifa and their professors) believe in European models of socialism"

Define 'socialism' for us.

"the collectivism of contemporary Russia, the dictatorship of the proletariat and more."

Actual Marxist socialism, your boogie man, is anathema to the dictatorship of the proletariat class.

"Stand up against them, particularly in the 2020 election."

I agree. Trump and Trumpism must be done away with. Vote anyone but Trump 2020.

"Preserve your way of life and keep your taxes low, where they are now."

Now that is both tragic and funny that you pretend to believe this.

Enough Already

You really do reveal yourself as a clueless pseudo-intellectual bent on displaying your overwhelming stupidity. You and your kind would rather argue terms and split hairs instead of face the reality that all of these isms are in the same family of totalitarian ideas. They have been the cause of millions of deaths around the world throughout history.

"The goal of socialism is communism." ~ Vladimir Lenin

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." ~ Adolf Hitler

"What distinguished Nazism from other brands of socialism and communism was not so much that it included more aspects from the political right (though there were some). What distinguished Nazism was that it forthrightly included a worldview we now associate almost completely with the political left: identity politics. This was what distinguished Nazism from doctrinaire communism, and it seems hard to argue the marriage of one leftist vision to another can somehow produce right-wing progeny."

~ Jonah Goldberg

"Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don't give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution." ~Ben Shapiro

“I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.” ~ Sidney Hook

"In 1989, for two hours' labor at the minimum wage, an American worker could obtain, at a corner Sizzler, a feast more opulent, more nutritionally rich and gastronomically diverse than anything available to almost all the citizens of the socialist world (including the elite) at almost any price." ~ David Horowitz

“In practice, socialism didn’t work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy.” ~David Horowitz

"Socialism is for those who think most people are losers. Capitalism is for those who think most people can take care of themselves." ~ John Hawkins

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office." ~ Ludwig von Mises

"Socialists cry 'Power to the people', and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean--power over people, power to the State."

~ Margaret Thatcher

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." ~ Winston Churchill

Koheleth

So says the Traitor in chief, authoritarian wannabe supporting dolt who doesn't understand that words have meaning. And we've played the which ideology has contributed to the most deaths in history game before. Didn't work out too good for you then, wouldn't work out too good for you today either.

And your perverse infatuation with all things you deem 'socialist' is showing again.

Good day.

Enough Already

Tyrants don't need a special label or lean right or left to be evil, but deceptive commentators like yourself rely on them to conflate the real issue, totalitarianism. Yes words do have meaning and while you are proudly pointing out the distinct dictionary differences between ANTIFA, socialists, communist, and now the newly revealed version of the democrat party, they are all allied together to promote anarchy and tearing down the present government. They promise to replace it with a new glorious workers paradise where everyone is equal, just like every totalitarian before them. If you were not so fixated on dictionary definitions maybe you could see the forest for the trees. On second thought, that requires a functioning mind so that lets you out.

Enough Already

"confuse"

eh

Oh Thomas so you’re a fascist? You want the US to be lead by a dictator, having complete power and forcibly suppressing our citizens? You want a Mussolini or Hitler running our country? Because they were leaders of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. I don’t think I have to remind you what happened when they were leaders.

Antifa means ANTI Fascism. It’s not a club or a gang or a ‘terrorist group’, if you are anti fascist, you are antifa. Its actually very simple and It’s really not hard to understand that.

Enough Already

How naive you are.

ANTIFA's name is an intentional misnomer. They are violent and instigate riots and looting to overthrow the government. Only simpletons such as yourself believe they are anything but evil.

https://preparedtoprotect.net/2020/06/22/exposed-undercover-video-goes-inside-antifa/

Econobot

There is no problem being anti-fascist, except for the fact that the United States is fascist and that puts you on the outside looking in. What is wrong with being ANTIFA in general, is that they have no idea who are what fascists are and so they generally pick for enemies those who aren't doing the most aggregate harm. ANTIFA is a waste of resources in its current incarnation since so many participating in that web of the conversation are ignorant as to what fascism is, even Mussolini's definition of it. Fascism is arbitrary elitism. BLM is fascist, despite their claims to the contrary. The Women Rule Boys Drool aspects of the business world's resource allocations are fascist. The Librarian is fascists when they decide that all end caps shall contain only female protagonists. Fascism is arbitrary elitism, elitism not based on fact. The problem with ANTIFA is they claim to be antifascist because of the banner they can use, when they are fascist themselves. Everyone's arbitrary elite idea is different, hence the chaos of fascism all over the place.

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