Jonathan Turley is a highly regarded law professor at George Washington University. You may have seen one of his many appearances on the FOX News Channel.
In a recent column for The Hill, Professor Turley pointed out that Antifa is a threat to democracy and that they are the actual fascists.
From his column:
The hypocrisy of antifa
The University of California in Berkeley was again the scene of violence recently, as protesters claimed license to silence those with whom they disagree. Their fight against “fascism” took the form of not just stopping a speech, but assaulting those who came to hear it.
For those of us at universities and colleges, these counter-demonstrators, and in particular the masked antifa protesters, are a troubling and growing presence on our campuses. They have been assaulting people and blocking speeches for years with relatively little condemnation. They flourish in an environment where any criticism is denounced as being reflective of racist or fascist sentiments.
However, as the latest violence in Berkeley vividly demonstrates, there is no distinction between these protesters and the fascists they claim to be resisting. They are all fascists in their use of fear and violence to silence others. What is particularly chilling is how some academics have given this anti-speech mob legitimacy through pseudo-philosophical rationalizations.
Antifa has gotten so bad lately that even Democrats are finally beginning to condemn them.
And Professor Turley is right about them. They are the fascists.