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The Reporter Who Keeps Exposing Antifa Is Being Silenced By The Establishment, by Micah Curtis

Andy Ngo has more courage and integrity than most of the rest of his journalistic brethren combined. From Micah Curtis at RT News via lewrockwell.com:

Why are they so afraid of him?

What’s the problem with Andy Ngo? SoundCloud has banned his podcast and Joy Behar attacked him on national TV, and yet his only ‘crime’ has been his tireless work to expose the shameful violence of Antifa’s left-wing thugs.

One look at conservative journalist Andy Ngo, and you wonder why so many people find him so threatening. Yet, it seems that any time his name is mentioned, there are plenty who don’t want to hear his voice and try to downplay his significance. If that doesn’t work and he finds himself attacked by Antifa, the victim-blaming is so loud you can hear it across several continents.

There’s a quote from George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books that can be paraphrased along the lines of “you would only tear out a man’s tongue if you’re afraid of what he might say.” Joy Behar of The View recently seemed quite frustrated over the attention that Ngo’s book on Antifa, ‘Unmasked’, is getting. On top of that, his podcast has been banned from SoundCloud. According to Ngo, editor-at-large of The Post Millennial, he has not received a reason for the banning, aside from a blanket statement about ‘terms of service violations.’

So why is it that people fear what he is going to say? Why does he provoke such an emotional reaction, as seen in the online response to Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall tweeting praise for his book? If the things he is reporting on are not that big a deal, then shouldn’t he just fade into the background? I think it boils down to his willingness to specifically highlight the actions and agenda of Antifa, which many on the political left seem to want to ignore.

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Winston Marshall’s brilliant stand against cancel culture, by Brandon O’Neill

There are some people who can’t conform even when they try. From Brandon O’Neill at spiked-online.com:

The former Mumford & Sons banjoist reminds us how important it is to speak freely and honestly.

There is something both stirring and sad about Winston Marshall’s goodbye letter to Mumford & Sons after he found himself in the eye of a Twitterstorm for praising the work of anti-Antifa journalist Andy Ngo.

There is something both stirring and sad about Winston Marshall’s goodbye letter to Mumford & Sons after he found himself in the eye of a Twitterstorm for praising the work of anti-Antifa journalist Andy Ngo.

It’s stirring because here we have a public figure making an enormous sacrifice – leaving the band he loves – in order that he might more freely express his political beliefs. That’s rare in this age in which celebs, columnists and politicians usually respond to Twittermobbing with abject apologies, mistakenly believing that public displays of atonement will appease the thoughtpolice. Of course it does the opposite. Apologies embolden the cancel-culture mob. They feast on retractions. The thrill of having successfully forced someone to recant deepens their lust for power.

So to see Marshall stand up for himself feels bracing. His ‘offence’ was that he tweeted favourably about Andy Ngo’s book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. The woke left fantasises that Antifa’s Fisher-Price revolutionaries, its pampered TikTok vanguard, its masked middle-class activists who love beating up journalists and punching stupid working-class Trump supporters, are the 21st-century equivalent of the International Brigades. So anyone who takes the side of Mr Ngo – who recognises that Antifa is actually a bunch of dangerous arseholes – must be evil. And that includes Marshall.

The reaction to Marshall’s pro-Ngo tweet was, even by the standards of today’s viral inquisitions, deranged. He was branded scum, alt-right, a fascist. The cancelling fury was so intense that Marshall did apologise, initially, and then disappeared from public view. But now he’s back with his goodbye letter to his band.

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Andy Ngo’s UNMASKED: Antifa—Not “Anarcho-Communism”, But Anarcho-Tyranny, by James Kirkpatrick

James Kirkpatrick reviews Andy Ngo’s book on Antifa, a group with which Ngo has had more than a few run-ins. From Kirkpatrick at unz.com:

Andy Ngo’s new book Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy is as important to understanding where we are today as Ann Coulter’s Adios America! was before Donald Trump election. Ngo shows that far from being just an “idea,” as President Joe Biden would have us believe, Antifa comprises highly organized groups of dedicated activists with an extreme political agenda and a commitment to violence. But Ngo also shows, perhaps less consciously, that Antifa operates with de-facto backing from the Ruling Class, including Main Stream Media journalists, the principal enforcers of the current order. Ngo suggests Antifa are a revolutionary threat to the power structure and could overthrow it. But the truth is much worse—Antifa are simply the System’s militant wing.

What makes Unmasked so remarkable is that Ngo doesn’t limit himself to anecdotal reporting, nor does he retreat to abstract theorizing. Instead, like a great historian, he seamlessly integrates his experiences and other primary sources with political theory. He shows, often literally with chapter and verse, what motivates Antifa, how they are organized, how they are trained, and how this is turned into concrete action:

Where there is no single capital A ‘Antifa’ organization with one leader, there are indeed localized cells and groups with formalized structures and memberships. Though officially leaderless, these are organizations by every definition.

The [Rose City Antifa] curriculum is modeled on a university course. Yet it includes training on how to use guns and do reconnaissance against enemies.

Ngo also helpfully reports on the history the Antifa brand, especially its origins in the Red Front Fighters’ League of the pre-Hitler German Communist Party. He’s especially astute to note that “the German Communist Party [KPD] and its various offshoots viewed social democrats and liberals as ‘social fascists’ no different from Nazis.” Needless to say, KPD leader Ernst Thälman’s strategy of fighting the more moderate Social Democrats ahead of the Nazis was glossed over by Communist propaganda after World War II. East German hagiographies of Thälman, like Sohn Seiner Klasse and Führer Sonne Klasse (“Son of His Class,” “Leader of His Class”) portray him as fighting the Nazis above all else.

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Conservative Journalist Andy Ngo Flees The Country Over Antifa Death Threats, by Tyler Durden

But, but Antifa is a figment of conservatives’ imagination. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Conservative journalist Andy Ngo has fled the United States after receiving death threats from Antifa terrorists.

Ngo following his June, 2019 assault by Antifa

The Portland-based journalist – a regular presence documenting violent Antifa activity in the Pacific Northwest (and having been assaulted for his coverage) – has fled to the United Kingdom.

“My hometown of Portland, Oregon is the epicenter of American Antifa,” Ngo told Sky News Australia in a Saturday interview. Ngo noted tthat US politicians who rightly condemned the January 6 riots at the Capitol were “at best silent last year when my city was literally under siege.”

“At worse they actually promoted some of the crowd funded campaigns,” he added.

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Andy Ngo and the violence of political correctness, by Brendan O’Neill

Violence has always been the province of those with arguments, platforms, and programs that can’t stand up to any kind of scrutiny. From Brendan O’Neill at spiked-online.com:

The most striking thing about the ‘antifa’ mob gathering in Portland at which the journalist Andy Ngo was violently assaulted at the weekend is that it described itself as ‘milkshake-themed’. There was a milkshake truck handing out fruity beverages to the antifa agitators. They hurled these milkshakes at alt-right protesters and at cops, too. And of course when Ngo was rounded on and punched and kicked for the crime of having criticised antifa’s behaviour, he was ‘milkshaked’. Masked protesters pelted him with milkshake as a kind of final humiliation. After all, that’s how you indicate that someone is an unperson these days, right? You throw milkshake at them.
The reason this is striking is that it is so clearly influenced by events in the UK, where during the Euro elections it became positively fashionable to pelt supposedly ‘far right’ people with milkshakes. Tommy Robinson, Nigel Farage and Carl Benjamin were all assaulted in this way as they campaigned for votes. And the chattering classes lapped it up. They celebrated the milkshakers. Scribes from the bourgeois press and even some mainstream politicians gave their nod of approval to the milkshaking of these allegedly evil people. And now antifa in the US has giddily embraced the same tactic. There could be no clearer proof that antifa is not the rebellious, revolutionary outfit it fantasises about being, but rather is the armed wing of the cultural elite; the militant front of the bruised establishment; the attack dogs of a political class still reeling from Trump and Brexit and consumed by disgust for ordinary voters whom they increasingly view as a dumb, far-right throng.

 

Antifa’s Brutal Assault on Andy Ngo Is a Wake-Up Call—for Authorities and Journalists Alike, by Quillette Magazine

Andy Ngo was beat up by Antifa thugs, for exposing Antifa’s violent tactics. From quillelette.com:

All revolutionary movements seek to sanctify their lawless behaviour as a spontaneous eruption of righteous fury. In some cases, such as the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine, this conceit is justified. But usually their violence is a pre-meditated tactic to intimidate adversaries. Or as Bolshevik theorist Nikolai Bukharin put it, “In revolution, he will be victorious who cracks the other’s skull.”

The Antifa thugs who attacked Quillette editor and photojournalist Andy Ngo in Portland yesterday did not quite manage to crack his skull. But they did manage to induce a brain hemorrhage that required Ngo’s overnight hospitalization. (For those seeking to support Ngo financially as he recovers, there is a third-party fundraising campaign.) The scene was captured by local reporter Jim Ryan, whose video can be accessed at the link below. We caution readers that it is an unsettling spectacle—by which we mean not only the violence itself, but the unconstrained glee this pack of mostly young men exhibit as they brutalize a journalist whom they’d spent months demonizing on social media, and whom they’d explicitly singled out for attack.

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