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Anti-ANTI-FA.

The DHS in New Jersey has … seen fit to designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist movement under the heading “Anarchist Extremists: Antifa.”

so there’s that… In Jersey.

Meanwhile in ChiTown…

An Antifa group in Chicago called the “Haymaker Collective” [a play, it appears, on Haymarket, an 1880s anarchist riot in Chicago ] recently began raising money on Indiegogo for an “anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-racist” “self-defense gym” in the city’s hipster-y Little Village neighborhood.

Because they only raised a paltry $6K out of their $44K goal to rent a ‘safe space’ to practice their attack tactics, they’re practicing slap-fights messing around doing “outdoor raining” on a grassy area behind the Adler Planetarium on Chicago’s Museum Campus.

Antifa says that this self-defense training is designed to provide an alternative to the “hetero-normative, masculine gym culture” that so often dominates physical fitness.

hm… alt-training?
here’s a quote [read in up-talk]:

A lot of people think that when you learn how to fight it’s all about being aggressive and learning about how to go start fights with people. That’s not what we’re about at all,” says one member of the Antifa training force.

Another, named Meyer, agrees: “We’re really investing into the capacities for our bodies to just be stronger, because at the end of the day stronger people are harder to kill.”

Here’s a sample of their seal-like training:
[yes. seal -- not SEAL
*tosses fish*
]

[yes, it has commentary snark in: still, it gives the flavor of how 'trained' and 'cereal, you guyz' they are.]

BTW, apparently I don’t get out enough. Do y’all see whole hordes of ‘white-supremacists’, ‘actual NAZIs’, and ‘white nationalists’ out there walking the streets and buying burgers in the Real World?

8 Comments!

  1. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted July 6, 2017 at 11:24 am |

    “Hetero-normative, masculine gym culture”?
    Somebody hasn’t been to a gym in a while.

    So, how’s the kickboxing coming along, Missy?

    Rule #2 of a long and happy life:
    Never hit a woman… they may hit/shoot back.

  2. USMC2841
    Posted July 6, 2017 at 11:39 am |

    “Wax on. Wax off.” Mr. Miagi could make a killing off these morons.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted July 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm |

    Duuude, like, fighting is not about, like, I mean, like, liking someone.
    Somebody better tell them Marquis of Queensbury need not apply, or they will get hurt, and then we’d have to pay their medical bills.
    Betcha they don’t even know what “Marquiz of Queensberry” is.

  4. Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm |

    I’ve lived in the South my entire life and have never seen an actual NAZI nor have I ever seen an actual white robed KKK individual. Now, I have seen (back in the day) a lot of mean-ass bikers, but I didn’t think they were NAZIS or KKK – just mean-ass.

  5. staghounds
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 7:17 am |

    Good for them. The ability and willingness to engage in his own and the common defense is one of the basic attributes of the citizen. Maybe once they think through what self defense is, they will start to obtain clarity.

  6. Blake
    Posted July 8, 2017 at 6:57 am |

    I’m at least twice the age of everyone one of those yahoos and I could probably take them.

    One has to be willing to take pain in order to inflict pain and these dweebs look like they would cry at the first purple nurple let alone a swift kick to the side of the knee.

  7. mech
    Posted July 8, 2017 at 12:22 pm |

    ^Heh.

    It may be a bit harder to give a swirly in a portable, though if necessary, i would oblige them. Otherwise, yes, Noogies, Gibbs’, nose pinches, etc. would likely have them accusing us of waterboarding.

    Just watch the piercings. . . or not.

  8. Blake
    Posted July 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm |

    ^I listened to the video and felt my testosterone level drop precipitously. These guys are talking about how “they’re not looking for a fight, but want to be ready.”

    Okay, evidently, the thought hasn’t crossed their mind that participating in a violent protest just might not be a good way to avoid getting their butt kicked.

    And I really wonder if these dweebs really think, with a few exercises, they can overcome 30+ years of doing nothing more strenuous than walking their miniature poodle?