NightDragon83 said: 
OdinHades said: 

What people don't get about Antifa is that it's not an organization but simply a movement. Anyone can walk around with an Antifa logo. There's no hierarchy or anything. You can kinda compare it to anonymous. And yes, there are some gigantic idiots and assholes among those people with an Antifa flag. But the vast majority of Antifa acts peacefully. The problem is that you will never hear news about peaceful protests, because nobody gives a shit about that. 

Discrediting the whole idea of Antifa because of some assholes is like saying everyone in the republican party is a nazi just because of one or two assholes in there who act like that.

Just wanted to leave that here. I still think Antifa is a good thing. We need resistance against each and every fascist movement.

It's hilarious how people constantly defend Antifa and similar far left groups by saying that it's just a few bad apples making them look bad and that the vast majority of them are peaceful, when you can literally make the same argument for members of far right groups like neo-Nazis / KKK / white supremacists. 

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While the majority of people in those groups may be peaceful in their actions, they are following ideas that lead directly to the harm of other people, which is reason enough to stand up against them. Antifa at its core does not pursuit to bring harm to any human being. It's sad that some people misuse Antifa for that, but the idea behind it is still a good thing. At least in my opinion. I can't say that about neo-nazis, KKK or white supremacists.

DonFerrari said:
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And where is the vast majority of these Antifa condemning the acts of these few guys?

Guess is the same with all the other movements that use the same excuse but never stand up against these so called few bad apples.

I will happily condemn these actions of those individuals. But I can only speak for myself. I did nothing to defend it in any way. The only thing I defended was the idea behind Antifa. And for the record, yes, I consider myself to be part of Antifa. I participated in a lot of actions against the german parties AfD and NPD around here. They were all peaceful and nobody was harmed. 



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