S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 443 | This is Terrorism

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I'm not sure if it was the Butterfly Effect or if Tucker's a listener of the show, but he quoted me Friday night:

"When you express an opinion our leaders don't like, they call it violence. When actual criminals commit violent acts, our leaders call it speech."

Your speech is violence; their violence is speech. I've been saying it for years, and it seems that the rest of the world is finally catching on. Speaking of which, Trump must have been listening to Friday's episode of the show titled "Crush the Anti-Fascist Mob" because he designated Antifa as a terrorist organization over the weekend.

Better late than never!

It remains to be seen what the implications will be for those embroiled in ongoing lawfare involving Antifa, but it's a step in the right direction. Some are saying that Trump is scapegoating Antifa to avoid having to blame black people, and there might be an element of truth to that, but Black Lives Matter is basically Antifa for blacks.

A black bloc is a black bloc is a black bloc.

Whether or not this ends up being merely a symbolic gesture remains to be seen and depends on a lot of factors, but it's not too early to compile lists of known Antifa organizers, influencers, financiers, and accomplices so that they can be forwarded to the authorities. Given that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is himself an Antifa sympathizer, domestic terror charges are probably the only hope of getting accountability in Minneapolis.

Will the media sit idly by while Antifa gets prosecuted as terrorists? They're already kvetching about how Trump "doesn't have the authority" to designate "purely domestic" organizations as terrorists -- a qualm they didn't have when it came to so-called "sovereign citizens", the alt-right, the Proud Boys, and those who attended Charlottesville. Even if that were true (it's not), Antifa is a multi-national organization with a presence on at least three continents. Domestically, their members include illegal immigrants.

"Purely domestic organization", my ass.

I've got the latest! We'll also be talking to political prisoner Chris Cantwell!

This is EPISODE 443 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

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