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Antifa deserves no respect

In reply to the (Aug. 28 column) “ ‘Antifa’ label unfortunately misunderstood,” I agree with the author. Today’s Antifa is totally misunderstood.

Totally misunderstood by the author.

Today’s Antifa (which is a contraction of the word anti-fascist) is not even close to being in the same boat as the heroes that fought the fascists in World War II. In fact, today’s Antifa have forgotten the roots of anti-fascism, which the writer so correctly identifies.

Today’s Antifa have become what our fathers and grandfathers fought against. I don’t recall our fathers and grandfathers hiding their faces under bandanas or ski mask while dying on the beaches of Normandy.

Yes, sadly, some did come back and put on white robes and hoods and then proceed to deny some Americans their civil rights because of the color of their skin. Others beat protesters to the ground with their night sticks.

Others went on to become Democratic political leaders to lead the charge against civil rights acts and block school entrances against integration.

Now, Antifa does it because they are white, Christian and conservative.

In today’s world, there have been over 370 violent incidents that could be tied to Antifa, but all the Left cares to remember is Charlottesville.

The old couple’s car attacked with baseball bats and rocks because of a Trump bumper sticker, a guy in wheelchair attacked while wearing a MAGA hat, journalist Andy Ngo, and on and on.

That’s their game plan - attack the weak.

When a mass shooter has liberal ties, he disappears from the news.

Like everything else, nationalism can be abused, but being proud of your country and wanting it to be the best is not evil.

Antifa cares only about their rights and not responsibility, and now they have become the oppressor. They attack what our forefathers fought for: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the right to just have a different opinion and even life itself.

The KKK and other white supremacist groups are wrong. So is Antifa in its present form.

Today’s Antifa mob is an insult to the heroes that fought fascism in World War II.

I don’t misunderstand them at all.

– John Schuetze, Bandera