By John Crump
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today is Columbus Day. It is a day to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Christoper Columbus in 1492 when he was trying to find a western passage to India, but to the far left group, Antifa today is a day of statue defacement and vandalism. They view it as a chance to stand against the “white patriarchy society” that spread evil to the New World. The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM), which is part of Antifa and refers to Police as “our enemies in blue,” has put out a call to other Antifa groups to deface statues of Christopher Columbus as well as other acts of vandalism.
The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement was started to push the “abolish” gender in western society. To them, they seek a world where no one is referred to by gender terms like him and her. They also push such things as developing “self-defense” teams to enforce their gender-neutral ideas as well as enforce wealth redistribution. They also believe in hardcore communism like the rest of Antifa.
Antifa doesn't see Christopher Columbus as an explorer that should be celebrated by people in the US. They view him as an evil colonist that invaded and stole land from the indigenous people and committed genocide. Whether these views are correct or not it is still illegal to vandalize statues, but they see this as a way to revolt against the US Government. To Antifa, Columbus Day is more than a day to celebrate the discoveries of Columbus. They view this day as a day of propaganda for western culture.
Itsgoingdown.org, which is the defacto website for Antifa, is calling for people to “decorate” their neighborhoods for Columbus Day. This term is the code word that Antifa uses for vandalism. Itsgoingdown.org operating cost is funded by the Antifa front group known as By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). This website in the past has produced articles calling for the disbanding of Police, referring to people arrested for vandalizing businesses political prisoners and celebrating violence against people that disagree with their ideas.
Antifa also sees Columbus Day as a holiday for White Supremacist, but this isn't the real reason that they are attacking these statues. They use this as an excuse to intimidate their oppositions and cause grief for the police departments around the country. The New York Police Department has already been deployed to protect the Columbus statue in Central Park.
Police departments from big cities all across the country should be on alert. Antifa does not respect or follow laws and they act more like the Brown Shirts of 1934 Germany than the Anti-fascist that they claim to be.
About John Crump
John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.