Shortly after last month’s horrific clash in Charlottesville between white supremacists and (if you were to believe the press at the time) “do-gooders” (one of whom “made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of equality and freedom”) the opinion from the Left was unanimous. Antifa was utterly blameless for any of the violence that had occurred.
The Washington Post went so far as to label the masked anarchists “peace activists.”
All manner of liberal celebrities great and small weighed in as well, among them 2016 Democratic candidate for vice president Tim Kaine , who tweeted:
Charlottesville violence was fueled by one side: white supremacists spreading racism, intolerance & intimidation. Those are the facts.
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) August 15, 2017
Those of course turned out not to be “the facts,” as was demonstrated by Antifa’s followup act. The masked marauders showed up at a peaceful prayer rally in Berkeley where they proceeded to beat and batter attendees with baseball bats studded with nails and other non-peaceful remedies.
The savagery was so one-sided that the scales fell even from the collective eyes of the The Washington Post, which reported the story under the headline “Black-clad antifa attack peaceful right wing demonstrators in Berkeley.”
Sen. Kaine chose to remain silent this time. But that may be because his youngest son, Linwood, is a member of Antifa! That’s him in the photo at the top of the page. It is his booking photo and was taken in St. Paul in March after he was arrested for disrupting a pro-Trump rally.