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Senator Tom Brewer
“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?” Last words of Sophie Scholl before being executed by the Nazi Gestapo, 22 February 1943.
The topic I write about today has been bothering me for a long time. I am afraid for my country, so I am going to speak out. There is a big lie being spread in the United States and Americans need to know about it. The violent hate group known as “Antifa” (an-tee-fah) proclaims itself to be “anti-fascist.” This is fake news. The truth is THEY ARE FASCISTS. They are not fighting against fascism in the United States. They are fighting to destroy our civil society, our constitutional republic, and replace it with a fascist dictatorship. They are a modern incarnation of Mussolini’s Black Shirts in Italy in the 1920’s, and Hitler’s Brown Shirts in Germany in the 1930’s. Antifa is following the exact same tactics using riots, assault, and the destruction of property. To put it in modern terms, they are a domestic terror organization. Antifa and their affiliated groups should be designated as such by our federal and state governments, and prosecuted by law enforcement.
I began by quoting Sophie Scholl because she is an example of a “real” anti-fascist. She fought against real fascism. She was guillotined by the Nazis because she spoke out against them. She tried to exercise political “free speech” by printing and distributing pamphlets that criticized Nazi fascism. Like the true fascists they are, Antifa doesn’t want free speech for Americans. If you disagree with them, you’ll end up beaten and bloodied, maybe even dead. Examples of this abound all over public media.
Here is how the lie works: If you support President Trump, this means you are a Nazi, and/or a fascist, and/or a racist white supremacist (the so-called “alt-right”). Antifa and other allied groups are supposedly the noble organizations who are standing-up and “resisting” the Nazis, fascists, racists, etc. Obviously President Trump isn’t any of those things and Antifa is the fascist organization who wants to shut down free speech. This tactic is right out of the “real” fascist play book: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Joseph Goebbels – Hitler’s Propaganda Minister.
For those who support our President, try this little test: Imagine wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat out in public. Do you feel the slightest twinge of hesitation? Does the thought make you just a little anxious? Are there places you wouldn’t wear it? That trepidation you feel is your first amendment rights being taken away from you. THAT is Antifa’s goal. That is the goal of the radical progressive left in the United States: crushing dissenting speech.
Free speech should not be silenced by a masked thug on the street or some coward lurking behind a keyboard. Americans should not be stripped of their constitutional rights. The progressive left (the real fascists) should understand they can’t bully their fellow Americans into submission using a big lie they can’t hide. Hundreds of millions of people see it for exactly what it is and they have been “…awakened and stirred to action.” The spirit of Sophie Scholl is alive and well in America.
Please contact my office with any comments, questions or concerns. Email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail a letter to; Sen. Tom Brewer, Room #1202, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509 or call us at (402) 471-2628.