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“Protesting once meant something,” wrote Project 21 member Jerome Danner in a Western Free Press commentary. “It had value in and of itself. It once was a highly-valued strategy of thoughtful, goal-oriented individuals that desired to spark change, not only in the minds of men, but in their hearts.”
But with the angry and violent anti-conservative Antifa, he noted that “their public demonstrations will do nothing for their cause if it remains using savagery as some kind of warped tactic.”
Jerome noted the importance of giving protests meaning and appealing to more than just the mindset of the protesters:
If any form of protest is designed to get results, then the creators of said protest must concern themselves with an ideology that seeks for a sincere understanding from their ideological enemies. Therefore, protest must walk a fine line between being too overbearing or too passive-aggressive in the demands that are desired.
So, then, the protester can be likened to an artist that is trying to figure out how many brushstrokes will it take to make his piece come across in a striking manner. The work will need to intentionally entice others to view it and feel something within. For the protester, too few brushstrokes, and their requests may be dismissed or overlooked. On the other hand, too many brushstrokes, and they risk drowning out all that they are hoping for.
When it comes to the anarchic demonstrations carried out by Antifa members, one could easily say that they miss the finer points of executing what it is that they so desire. They would not be the first: the protest movement – Occupy Wall Street – had a similar problem a few years ago.
As evidence, Jerome cited the protests of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandi – who faced tremendous adversity yet “realized and believed that violence begat more violence.” This, he wrote, is lost on Antifa protesters who “lack decency and morals when it comes to facing their opponents.”
Quite simply, he stated:
They march and shout in the name of anger and, supposedly, anti-fascism, while being somewhat fascist themselves. The protests in Portland show how unprincipled and misguided they are.
To read all of Jerome’s Western Free Press commentary – “Antifa’s Chaotic Display of Objections” – click here.
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Author: David Almasi