Alt-Left thugs are using that an image taken from Germany in 1932 that sought to polarize society. Their logo, weaponized words, double standards and lack of logic. Its all from Germany 85 years ago. They call everyone Nazis because that is who their opposition in Germany was.
Antifa prefaced The National Socialist German Workers’ Party and empowered them. Without Antifa’s violence the Nazi party would have never won anything.
The first German movement to call itself Antifaschistische Aktion was proclaimed by the German Communist Party (KPD) in their newspaper Rote Fahne in 1932 and held its first rally in Berlin on July 10, 1932, then the capital of the Weimar Republic.
During the early 1930s amidst rising tensions between Nazis and the communists, Berlin in particular was the site of regular and often very violent clashes between the two groups.
In May 1932, the communist paramilitary organization Rotfrontkämpferbund was banned and, following a skirmish between Nazi and communist members in the parliament, the Antifaschistische Aktion was founded to ensure that the communists still had a militant wing to rival the paramilitary organizations of the Nazis.
After the forced dissolution in the wake of the Machtergreifung in 1933, the movement was revived during the 1980s.
One of the biggest antifascist campaigns in Germany in recent years was the effort to block the annual Nazi-rallies in the east German city of Dresden in Saxony, which had grown into “Europe’s biggest gathering of Nazis”.
In October 2016, the Antifa in Dresden campaigned on the occasion of the anniversary of the reunification of Germany on October 3 for “turning Unity celebrations into a disaster” (“Einheitsfeierlichkeiten zum Desaster machen”), to protest this display of new German nationalism, whilst explicitly not ruling out the use of violence.
This article has been edited for sake of clarity.