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Pro-Antifa Prof Can’t Even Define Fascism

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Dartmouth professor Mark Bray –who donated half of his book sales to Antifa — can’t even define the fascism his black-clad pets are fighting, according to a Truth Out interview.

The irony in academia doesn’t get much richer than Bray, who is a historian of human rights and terrorism and supports Antifa. Is that enough hypocrisy for you? No? Well, Bray confessed that “fascism” — you know, the thing that makes the difference nowadays between you being able to speak unhindered and you getting punched in the face by an edgy anarchist manchild — fascism apparently doesn’t have a hard definition.

“Defining fascism is notoriously difficult because fascists have adopted and discarded ideas and positions more readily than perhaps any other political tendency. Fascism rejects rationality and ideological consistency,” said Bray to Truth Out. “It might make more sense to talk about spectrums of the fascistic.”

I hesitate to confine [fascism] to an abstract, analytical definition,” continued Bray. “’Definable,’ Nietzsche argued, ‘is only that which has no history.’ While I may not go that far, I agree with the historian Angelo Tasca that ‘to understand Fascism we must write its history.’” Well, we all know how postmodernists define “history.” They use feminist author Grace Lee Boggs’ definition: “History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past,” morphing history from fact into fabrication, something you can spin to fit your narrative.

Fascism’s lack of a hard definition allows Antifa to apply the word to anything and everything they deem problematic; once a target has been branded, it’s ready to be punched, pepper sprayed, perhaps smacked with a bike lock.

Does Bray see what he’s doing? The historian Bray seems to forget one lesson from history: when people can’t use words, they use weapons.

 

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Pro-Antifa Prof: ‘If We Don’t Abolish Capitalism, Capitalism Will Abolish Us’

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Dartmouth professor Mark Bray donated half of the profits from his book, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, to Antifa, wrote an intro for an Antifa comic book, and thought it was “super rad!” when kids at a summer camp designed Antifa flags, according to Campus Reform.

Mark was back on Tuesday with an op-ed entitled “How Capitalism Stokes the Far Right and Climate Catastrophe” for that far-left outlet TruthOut, aptly named for its tendency to throw Truth, well, out. In the piece, Mark says “We must recognize that the climate crisis and the resurgence of the far right are two of the most acute symptoms of our failure to abolish capitalism.”

Mark, you are the most acute symptom of our failure to abolish Marxist professors. And I don’t mean acute as in insightful. You’re honestly going to overthrow meritocracy — because, make no mistake, that’s what this is an attack on — and replace it with what, Mark? Let’s skip ahead to the end here where you would think we’d be reading a Dartmouth-tier antidote to world capitalism:

“We need to organize movements to build popular power and shut down the industries that threaten our existence. Fascism is ascendant. The world is on fire. This is no time to be patient. If we don’t abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us.”

The only thing that’s on fire, Mark, are your pants. Annnnnd surprise, surprise, the esteemed scholar offers us no real answer to this supposed problem of capitalism placing money-making over everything else. This isn’t just an issue with far-left outlets like TruthOut. After reading a New York Times piece where a writer complained about being a working mom while raising a kid, I wrote a Rebel column noting that the modus operandi of establishment journalism is also “complain first, offer solutions never.”

This seems to be endemic not just of the Antifa cheerleading part of the left, but also the mainstream.

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Dartmouth Prof Helps Write Antifa Comic Book

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My buddy Mark Bray, a history professor at Dartmouth, is writing the intro for this badass new Antifa comic book, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Do you know how much courage it takes to isolate and swarm our enemies in surprise attacks and run away right at the smallest sign of resistance? I mean, black outfit, vigilante justice — I’m the modern-day Batman and I deserve to be treated as such. I just really hope Mark Bray donates half of the revenue he makes from this comic book to Antifa like he did with his Antifascist Handbook last year.

Anyway, the book will be coming out in September and I want to point you to one part of its Amazon description. Fascism’s “poisonous roots have taken hold in every region of the world, from its beginnings in post-World War I Italy, through Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Franco’s Spain, and the KKK in America.” That’s right. Both Nazi Germany AND the Soviet Union were fascist. And when you hear that, you should think right-wing. Not communism, not national SOCIALISM. Right-wing. Like feminist author Grace Lee Boggs said: “History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past” and in my story, when I don’t like something, I’ve learned it’s best to say “Nazi” or “far-right” until it’s dealt with by college administrators or Uncle George.

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Dartmouth Disavows But Keeps Prof Who Justifies Violence

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A Dartmouth professor is currently on a nationwide tour in support of his new book and will donate half of the money he gets from book sales to Antifa.

Dartmouth professor Mark Bray’s new book, “Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook,” chronicles the history of the antifascist movement and Bray will contribute half of the books proceeds to a fund for Antifa’s medical, legal, and personal expenses, reported Campus Reform.

In a tweet, the Dartmouth professor stated, “to me, physically stopping a neo-Nazi group before they come to you is self-defense, b/c neo-Nazism is a threat to humanity.”

But it’s not self-defense if you strike first and who is a Nazi? With psychology professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Jewish author Ben Shapiro getting branded as Nazis and Antifa protesting them, you’d think Bray would want to define his terms, as well as give the antifascists even a little bit of scrutiny, particularly when the Department of Homeland Security labeled Antifa’s activities “domestic terrorist violence.”

Bray isn’t the only Antifa supporter in the ivy towers. There’s Eric Clanton, the former Diablo Valley College professor who bust a bike lock on a Trump supporter’s head. There’s also George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who said all he wanted for Christmas was a “white genocide” and who blamed the Las Vegas and Texas massacres on white “Trumpism.”

In a statement, Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon said, “we condemn anything but civil discourse in the exchange of opinions and ideas…the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.” Yet more than 100 of Bray’s colleagues in academia want Hanlon to retract the statement, saying Bray didn’t call for violent protest. Conversely in the same statement those same colleagues ceded that Bray called for self-defense against violent fascists…except Bray never said the so-called fascists had to strike first.

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