You may have heard that Antifa and other such marginal groups as the Revolutionary Communist Party* are planning a big to-do on Saturday, November 4.
This is no average street-violence to-do. No, this is the first day of the revolution. Or a civil war. Depending on which group’s doing the shouting. Or maybe just a day of (misnamed) anarchy.
A number of conservative websites are crying alarm.
We had some conversation about this over at Claire’s Cabal. One person was pretty apprehensive. A couple said they’d either be taking extra preps with them that day or would avoid urban areas altogether. A couple of us said we never had any intention of going into urban areas as long as we lived.
For the most part, people seemed to agree that the planned action has potential to cause considerable disruption in cities, with a strong probability for violence (up to and possibly including something along the lines of the “stabbing intifada” against Israel).
But despite their rabid desire to see everyone who disagrees with them dead, it’s hard to believe these people have the ability to start either a revolution or a civil war. The will? Sure. The support, the numbers, the weaponry, the strategic and tactical know-how? Not likely.
IMHO, November 4 is just another day that’s likely to give a bad name to anarchism. But what’s new there? Defacing statues (as they plan to do this Monday and terrorizing unarmed college professors seems more the level these people operate on.
Should they ever actually cause major violence in multiple cities (forgetting that cities are the home base of what little support they have), I expect they will get “war.” War (from police, National Guard, and freelance opposition) that won’t go as their online drumbeating would have it go.
D., who sent me the above link from SilenceIsConsent.com, commented:
I suspect they are — if this is even real — such urbanites that they think they can control the nation from a few large cities.
But, as I pointed out to a friend, NYC is connected to its supply of everything by 9 bridges and 2 tunnels. So one guy with a rifle could shut down any access to NYC from a particular bridge, simply by disabling several vehicles. One more to protect the first, and 22 rebels could starve NYC into riots, burning and hunting Antifa in the streets in about a week. Other cities aren’t so easily cut off, but cutting off the interstates (same way) and major arteries would do the same thing.
What are your thoughts on November 4, and for that matter on the future of these increasingly intolerant groups?
* How that differs from the regular old Communist Party that was going to bomb us all into slicks of nuclear glass or infiltrate our institutions and pollute our precious bodily fluids back in the 1950s, I don’t know. The Revolutionary Communist Party’s website looks as if it was designed about then, though.