"These guys have been around before. Their mommies and daddies were members of the SDS or the Weathermen, who were active back in the 60's. Only Antifa has upped the game."
I guess if you are the mayor of Portland, that is how you gauge success. Nobody died. This was the BIG weekend, where demonstrators and counter-demonstrators were going to come face to face. The demonstrators were some "white nationalists" (the bad guys), and the counter-demonstrators were Antifa (the protected class). The white nationalists were at a disadvantage, both from a numbers perspective, and also offensive and defensive weapons. It really is a miracle nobody was shot.
What do we really know about Antifa? This group of jack booted thugs, who hide behind black, childish masks? First off, they have their roots in the Nazi storm trooper era. Tactics are the same, and both groups are socialists. Second, they are cowards. Third, they are protected by the socialist mayors in the cities in which they live. The police have been given a "hands off" order. Amazing.
Now if the truth be told, most of the 2A folks who I know, hope and pray they will never need to un-holster their weapon, and use it in anger. That being said, if most any of them were downtown for a social event, and one of these dirt bags came after them with a hammer, club, or bear spray, the dirt bag might get ventilated. Just saying.
It is nice that our President has just about had it with this crew. He wants to have them designated as "domestic terrorists". Bout time. Actually, that would have been an un-necessary step if the local police had been allowed to enforce the law. But since they have been allowed to run wild in the streets, it has been up to the President to fix this all by his lonesome.
These guys have been around before. Their mommies and daddies were members of the SDS or the Weathermen, who were active back in the 60's. Only Antifa has upped the game. Much more gutsy, much more violent.
Too bad law enforcement in large Blue cities have become neutered. We need some of the "head crackers" back from the past to retain order. In other words - let cops be cops - not Bobbies.