An American Anti-Fascist Movement? Not Hardly.
Richard Seymour, a political activist and author, penned an article in today’s Guardian newspaper that caught my eye. In it he posits “that Joe Biden can defuse this by restoring civility and bipartisanship to Washington would be unforgivably complacent. The United States, and not just the United States, urgently needs an anti-fascist movement. We have not begun to see the end of this.”
Take a deep breath, Richard. We already have an anti-fascist movement
It’s called Antifa and is so loosely defined that no one can actually decide what it means or who its members are. Which is fine by me. I’ve written on this subject before and in my view what America absolutely does not need is a further split in our social fabric into fascist and anti-fascist, bringing mob against mob to the streets. The long, soft rain that grows the seeds of fascism is a long-term and continuing rupture of equitable society. We saw that in the unfair and inequitable WWI terms of armistice against Germany that ravag…