Just found this old meme in my download folder as I was cleaning it out. I haven't stopped laughing for a few minutes now.

@realcaseyrollins

Nah, just added an image to counterpoint the "chasing own tail" on OP.

The fight happened in the past (Italy, Spain, Germany) and it wasn't easy, pretty or funny.

@freemo

@design_RG @freemo What fight? I am confused as to who you are calling Nazis, and thus also confused as to why.

@realcaseyrollins
Not pointing at anyone in particular, just that opposing extremism is a real thing. And the radicalization on the US atm is worrisome.

A lot of people inflamed, getting information from one sided "media" and many armed to their teeth. Could end up badly.

@freemo

@design_RG

The media has very little credibility for me in America sadly. So with anything I form an opinion on I did either first hand research, or rely on more scholarly sources (the latter being rare on anything political).

In the case of ANTIFA I heard two opposite stories from the left and the right, so I went to rallies around the world and tried to observe for myself to decide.

What I saw: At more than half of the protests I went to if Antifa was present then they either engaged in violence or threatened to do so (where I personally witnessed it). Now keep in mind this was more than a year ago at this point.

What I can also say is that the right occasionally used violence to, but it was very rare, in fact I only witnessed that once.

So I can say, from my own experience, that Antifa use violence as a primary means to attack anyone they accused of being a Nazi, which most of the time, they were not, simply conservative.

@realcaseyrollins

Video w/ language, violence 

Video w/ language, violence against a minor 

@design_RG @freemo This has been an interesting thread but I must get up and get moving. I leave for my flight in a little over two hours, and I have a lil bit of packing to do, and I gotta eat.

Feel free to keep to conversation alive and I will respond when I have time. 馃憤 馃檪

@realcaseyrollins
Yes, do take care of those. Have a good trip!

Sometimes I wish we had an "opt out/unsubscribe" control in Mastodon. I just got stormed into a busy one, where we just had talked about Pizza, red Wine and nice ladies, then BOOM... 馃槣
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