“This is way bigger than Antifa. These are the shock troops, but there are 20 or more communist groups operating freely in the United States who engage in what they refer to as ‘anti-fascist’ militant action.” – Trevor Loudon, May 31, 2020
In an exclusive interview with RAIR Foundation USA, author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon responded to President Donald Trump’s announcement that America would be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization, as well as Attorney General William Barr’s announcement that the government would enforce existing laws that make it illegal to cross state lines for the purpose of participating in violent riots.
In 2017, Loudon released a mini-documentary on the history of the violent militants of Antifa (see in full below). Loudon explained that “antifa” works “hand-in-glove” with American Marxist organizations such as the Democratic Socialists of America. “Antifa” is a militant tactic that has been used effectively by far-left activists for decades. During the Occupy Wall Street movement, the so-called “Black Bloc” used the same terrifying militant tactics.
On Sunday, the Epoch Times published an article by Loudon titled “Cities Burn, But None Dare Call It Communist Insurrection” where the expert on subversive organizations detailed several communist organizations calling on their comrades to exploit the death of George Floyd by taking it to the streets. Many of these groups are not shy about calling for violence, justifying it as a natural response to “police brutality” and “white supremacy.”
Loudon explained to RAIR that President Trump is taking a decisive step, but should consider that Antifa is an umbrella group that has largely enjoyed anonymity because they are part of a larger collective of violent leftists, including those in the communist-created Black Lives Matter movement. “This is way bigger than Antifa,” Loudon told RAIR.
“Those are the shock troops, but there are 20 or more communist groups operating freely in the United States who engage in what they refer to as ‘anti-fascist’ militant action.”
The filmmaker was very enthusiastic about Attorney General William Barr’s announcement that existing laws will be enforced that make it a federal crime to cross state lines in order to participate in rioting. Loudon explained that simply enforcing that legislation “broke the back of the communist anti-war movement in the 1960’s”, culminating in the “Chicago Seven” trials.
“The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens,” as noted by a statement from the Attorney General released on May 31.
Loudon’s mini-documentary “America Under Siege: Antifa” details the history of the violent leftist movement, and was featured at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas in July, 2018. The Capital Research Center, who sponsored the film, described Trevor Loudon:
“…an investigative researcher and author from New Zealand with 30 years of experience studying radical political movements, [who] unveils the history, motives, and goals of the so-called ‘antifascist’ movement in America and around the world.”
Watch Trevor Loudon’s film, directed by Judd Saul.
With their allies in the mainstream media, militant actions spawned by radical left organizations are justified and furthered by self-proclaimed antifascist protesters who work alongside them. The tearing down of confederate statues, for example, was rooted in the Marxist-Stalinist Workers World Party, Loudon explained.
The Confederate Statues Case Study
Indeed, the tearing down of confederate statues started with Workers World Party member Takiyah Thompson in 2017 shortly after the disastrous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
The Workers World Party openly explained their tactics on their website, explaining that they reached out to similar hard left organizations:
The Durham branch of Workers World Party responded to the need for direct action, especially after several of our comrades returned from Charlottesville, many still in shock from the traumatic events. We put out a call for militant action to our close comrades in Black Youth Project 100, Durham Beyond Policing, Southerners on New Ground, Industrial Workers of the World and local Antifa. (emphasis added)
They then bragged about their accomplishment, gushing that “…cities, counties and institutions across the country have moved to expeditiously remove Confederate statues; many have been displayed for 100 or more years. This was a result of mass struggle. Direct action gets the goods.” Hard left “news” outlets, such as the Verizon-owned Huffington Post praised Thomson, while leaving out the fact that she is a hard-core communist.
The tearing down of confederate statues is one of many examples of communist-initiated initiatives that have found themselves mainstreamed by the radical left media. Issues that Americans generally accept, such as hate crime legislation, minimum wage, affirmative action, and Social Security, for example, are rooted in hard left ideology and promoted by the mainstream media.
Hopefully President Trump’s renewed focus on hard left radical movements will lead to a draining of the swamp of America’s institutions such as universities and the mainstream media, which have been heavily infested by radical leftists.