For many years, antifa had been skirting the edges of terrorist acts. Engaging in riots and nonlethal acts of violence. On Saturday July 13th, that changed when Willem Von Spronsen arrived at the Northwest Detention Center in Seattle Washington with a rifle and incendiary devices. Spronsen threw these devices at the building and vehicles, igniting one car and also tried to ignite a propane tank but was fortunately unsuccessful. The terrorist was later gunned down by police after being called by an ICE employee who had seen the rifle. Click the link below for the full initial story.
The purpose of this post is to show that Antifa now needs to be officially classified as a terrorist organization. This action by Spronsen meets the criteria for him to hold the same title of terrorist given to his right wing counterparts Robert Bowers and Christopher Paul Hassan. The difference though is that moderates and most conservatives classify right wing terror acts as terrorism, but we have leftists calling Spronsen a hero. Leftists are still the minority within the Democrat party, just as white supremacists are the minority of the Republican party. However, unlike the white supremacists of the Republicans, leftists are quickly gaining power and forcing the narrative of the Democrat party. They are also largely defended by the majority of the main stream media.
The support for the actions of Spronsen by leftists shows the possibility of future acts of terrorism by other leftists and left wing authoritarians, even by those not associated with Antifa. The main stream media's unwillingness to condemn the actions of left wing terrorists further emboldens their actions and the media support of far left politicians and activists could lead to moderate Democrats losing the civil war within the Democrat party.
Normalizing terrorism is never a good idea, especially if it comes from your own political side. Republicans condemn the terrorist acts of right wing figures and have kept its fringe elements as powerless losers that everyone hates. However, Democrats have been overrun by far left violent extremists. They are not doing enough to fight off the extremists who have been taking over. That is why, despite being a classical liberal, I could not in good conscious side with the democrat party.
Kenneth Morgan, candidate for Ohio's 6th congressional district.