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I heard stories about the Black Panther Party, and thought I wanted to be with them because I heard they were organizing in minority communities by providing day care for working parents, feeding children during that time and after school, and helping people fight for their civil rights I wasn't around for that era though wish I was, but hope to see a time when Antifa is only the front line in a movement that does much more for people than fight racists and other oppressors. For now, we must fight, as there are too many walking around with misguided conceptions of society and ignorant of their privilege, and sometimes it takes a smack to get someone's attention.
Many of us hope to see a time: When people of color rise up the ladder, and fascists are afraid to show their faces, and capitalists are begging for handouts, and anybody tempted to run for office with an "R" after their name thinks twice about the consequences for their employment and their family's safety. Racism and privilege are NOT ok, and will not last. That is the future Antifa is fighting for now.
But not all who align themselves with the R party are fascists, and I hope people know that, there are socially liberal republicans, and socially conservative republicans, and we shouldn't paint all republicans with one broad brush, even though I have stated before I would never vote for a republican because of what most stand for. At some time, people must realize that not all republican voters went for Trump and his ilk. Even now, Trump voters are experiencing buyer's remorse because he hasn't cracked up to be what people thought he would be.
When we talk of antifa, we're talking about anti fascists, and that certain far left wing group of people, and not necessarily people who align or associate themselves as a democrat, they're entirely a very different animal than a mainstream democrat.
We also need to realize that minorities have been fighting for change for a very long time, and that every once in a while, hard right ugly people rear their heads and come out of the woodwork. If we had a different individual in charge of the DOJ, other than a southern bible thumping backwoods hillbilly, that person might be wanting to monitor the activities of white supremacists, white nationalists, and the antifa people too. The person chosen by Trump to lead the DOJ in my opinion was the worst choice he could have made, but karma is a bitch, and it will eventually come back to bite both of them in the ass.
As long as the NAACP is around, they're going to fight for peoples civil rights. And yes, you can be of any race, creed, color, national origin to be member of the NAACP. Their tent is huge!