Monday 24 September 2018

The far left and the far right - more in common than they like

Far-right and antifa protesters at a demonstration (AP Photo/John Rudoff)
Far-right and antifa protesters at a demonstration (AP Photo/John Rudoff)
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

It's often been said that the main difference between the far left and the far right is that the left usually has better music and that is true - given a choice between Billy Bragg and, say, Skrewdriver, I'd be with Bragg all the way.

But there are other, more concerning similarities between both groups of political extremists and they should be mentioned more often.

The idea that Antifa are some brave bunch of freedom fighters battling against the scourge of fascism is complete nonsense because they've decided that anyone they don't agree with is a fascist and therefore, an acceptable target of violence (I've had a few threats from them in the last two years and those pampered, purple-haired virgins are welcome to have a go anytime they want).

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