For John, BLUF: Even The Wash Post sees the problem. Nothing to see here; just move along.
An Opinion Piece by OpEd Writer Marc A. Thiessen, 30 August 2017, in The Wash Post.
Here is the lede plus one. It is a more interesting story if you read the second paragraph as well as the first.
Last weekend in Berkeley, Calif., a group of neo-communist antifa — “anti-fascist” — thugs attacked peaceful protesters at a “No to Marxism in America” rally, wielding sticks and pepper spray, and beating people with homemade shields that read (I kid you not) “No Hate.” The Post reports how one peaceful protester “was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself.” Members of the Berkeley College Republicans were then stalked by antifa goons who followed them to a gas station and demanded they “get the [expletive] out” of their car, warning, “We are real hungry for supremacists and there is more of us.”The Democrats need to reject the Antifa extremism or die in the polling booths.
The organizer of the anti-Marxism protest is not a white supremacist. Amber Cummings is a self-described “transsexual female who embraces diversity” and had announced on Facebook that “any racist groups like the KKK [and] Neo Nazis . . . are not welcome.” The protest was needed, Cummings said, because “Berkeley is a ground zero for the Marxist Movement.”
Hat tip to the Memeorandum.
Regards — Cliff