The New York Times published a full-page ad calling for a “revolution” to overthrow President Trump on Nov. 4.
The ad, which appears near the front of the newspaper’s national edition, demands nationwide protests that won’t stop until the Trump administration is “driven from power.” The ad was written by Refuse Fascism, a communist group funded by George Soros which took responsibility for shutting down a conservative event hosting journalist Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley in Feb.
It’s ironic how the Times, which operates under the press protections guaranteed by the First Amendment, sold ad space to a group which bragged about denying First Amendment rights to a journalist.
The attitudes of the Times’ staff, combined with the Refuse Fascism ad, underscore how the establishment newspaper is not as “professionally neutral” as it claims to be.
What exactly Antifa believes will occur on November 4th is still quite vague, and purposefully so. The group would like plausible deniability in the event of culpable violence, but also they will need insurance against the likelihood that their entire scheme amounts to a “nothing burger”.
By not allowing the world to understand what exactly they are striving for, any action whatsoever could be considered a success for Antifa. The vagary of the advertisement is nothing more than a hedged bet against their own slacktivists doing what they do best: Pontificate and whine from the safety of their Macbook battle stations.