Liberal stalwarts are beginning to distance themselves from Antifa, who bill themselves as anti-fascist. Attorney Alan Dershowitz said on Tuesday's "Fox and Friends," "They use violence, and just because they’re opposed to fascism and to some of these monuments, shouldn’t make them heroes of the liberals."
He was referring to efforts by Antifa and other leftist groups to rid the United States of all memory of the Confederacy in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia, violence last week.
Noam Chomsky, the left-leaning philosopher who recently predicted that President Donald Trump would stage a false-flag attack to win back any waning support of his followers, is now criticizing the actions of left-identifying Antifa.
He told the Washington Examiner that "what they do is often wrong in principle – like blocking talks.” Antifa protests the exercise of free speech regularly, most recently in Boston, tragically in Charlottesville, and even in Dallas against a Black Lives Matter co-counterprotester.
Chomsky said such actions result in “the loss of the opportunity for education, organizing, and serious and constructive activism,” and “a major gift to the right, including the militant right, who are exuberant."
Chris Salcedo said on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show” that Antifa, with its vehement desire to silence opponents -- even with violence -- "is your modern-day Democrat party."