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“While hedonism was running rampant among young, white, urban professionals, George Floyd and his family and friends were caught up in another hallmark of the 1980s: the war on drugs.”
Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right.
…when they [antifa] carry out these tactics, they actually squander their moral authority
The corporate state welcomes this violence because violence is a language it can speak with a proficiency and ruthlessness that none of these groups can match.
Rather than organizing for change, individuals seek to enact a statement about their own righteousness.
In a battle for morals, imagery and messaging is everything. If we lose the PR battle, even if we are ultimately on the right side of justice, we may give the alt-right ammunition they desperately need.
As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”
The balance between covering hate and promoting it is a difficult one, and one that we shouldn’t dismiss out of hand.