The protests related to the death of George Floyd quickly devolved into violent riots. It’s clear that radical activist groups have co-opted the story in order to spread their goal of civil unrest and chaos. President Trump announced over the weekend what he’ll do to Antifa and their various chapters. This is what Twitter did in response.
I think we can all agree that these “protests” have long stopped being about George Floyd. What we are seeing across America has little to do with the death of one man. The country was outraged over Floyd’s murder. Not a single person was willing to deny him and his family justice. Yet demonstrations have quickly turned into an excuse for looting, destruction, and mayhem.
Radical groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa have infiltrated what the media have called “peaceful protests.” It’s clear these radical activists have been planning this for a long while. Using the death of Floyd as a cover, they are trying to wreak as much damage to the country as possible. This is not even about the November elections, anymore. Groups like Antifa want America destroyed, period.
So, the President had his own response.
President Trump on Sunday said Antifa, the anti-fascist group that has been involved in street protests for years and whom federal officials say is behind the violent clashes occurring in cities over the last several days, will be designated as a “terrorist organization.”
“It’s the violent ANTIFA radical militants that are coming out, under cover of night, traveling across state lines, using military-style tactics to burn down our cities. And they’re especially targeting the most venerable parts of our cities, George. The minority section, the African-American sections, and Hispanic areas and burning down businesses of people that are trying to get a leg up. And — and the president’s outraged by that. And we all are. And — and that has to stop. [Source: Daily Wire]
By designated Antifa—an international affiliation of groups—a terrorist organization, the president can mobilize the full extent of the federal government.
This radical group has been behind countless protests in recent years. Their goal is not to bring positive change to our country or to even influence elections. As the rabid dogs of the left, they simply want to sow misery and discord across our country.
Now they want to punishment “racist” America for letting George Floyd die. But that is just a pretense. Liberals and the media have sat back and applauded it, because it served to hurt conservatives and anyone right of center.
But after what happened to CNN, I’m thinking even liberals will be on Trump’s side.
What does it mean to be designated a terrorist organization? For one, it means that American companies and people that provide material services to them will face prosecution.
Perhaps that’s why Twitter was quick to suspend Antifa_US’s account?
At the time of this writing, @ANTIFA_US has been shut down by Twitter. The account was being used by its members to direct people to invade neighborhoods to attack civilians. Even the leftists at Twitter couldn’t sit back and watch that happen.
Increasing pressure by the federal government will force other social media companies to suspend Antifa accounts. Users that express support for the terrorist group will also face backlash. Politicians and companies that offer aid or services to these criminals could be prosecuted along with them.
It’s hard to believe that anything good will come from Antifa’s riots—except the re-election of Donald Trump. These terrorists have been allowed to run rampant for years, thanks to liberal mayors and governors who sat back and did nothing. Every Hollywood celebrity who applauded Antifa will have to eat their words.
Hopefully, with Trump’s actions, these “protest” will end quickly.