Q&A with ANTIFA (Berkley)

By Carlos Ayala

 

I’m not going to bore you with the tired details of the arrangement. Let’s just say a few ANTIFA members were stoned enough to co-operate with me long enough to conduct this interview.

Warning: A graphic display of stupidity is included in this content. Parental discretion is advised, but If you’re reading this, your parents are either dead or on drugs. So I guess it’s not that big of a deal.

 

Question #one

How can you explain being an organization against fascism by using fascist tactics? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of your movement?

Answers:

 

ANTIFA#1: Well, it seems you think of fascists as people. We do not. We feel the only way to beat a fascist is by being fascists. In the end when we take down fascism, we will restore power to the people and leave the war behind. This is a war to us. We are fighting an enemy called White Supremacy, and his partner in crime; the Patriarchy. That’s how I explain and I think it makes our movement that much more effective.

ANTIFA#2: Are you Jewish?

ANTIFA#3: You straight male cis genders will never understand. We are going to defeat fascism, even if we have to force it on those who don’t want it. Because we know better than them.It is our duty!

My Rebuttal:

To #1. That is the clear definition of fascism and though it may seem like the answer to you, first we have to define what your group considers “fascism” Because like many words, it think the term Fascism itself has taken on new meaning more so with your general group. I think you are confused.

To #2. ...Hmmm. Interesting question……moving on…….and No.

To#3. Ref to rebuttal to #1. Read more than once.

 

Question #2: Define Fascism.

 

ANTIFA #1: I know this trick, fine……you got what you want. Fascism is White Supremacy, Gender Oppression, Homo phobia, Racism all in one package that our current government holds into place. The United States of America are fascists. 100% Look at our legal system, look at our law enforcement, look at white priviledge, look at health care. These are held in place by a fascist government. We are doomed if we dont step up and change things. Hitler was a fascist! Bush was a fascist! Trump is the new Hitler! This is why we must take action!!!

ANTIFA#2: Yeah, You didn’t answer my question you Zionist Jew Pig!

ANTIFA#3: Fascism is white supremacy! Cis gender reptilian ran pagan christian society!When Lenin beat Hitler and Musellini, thats when Antifa was born! to fight the system that enslaves us all! Your sandbagging tricks wont stop us!

My Rebuttal:

To #1 You are absolutely confused! I’m curious to who has taught you such nonsense. Fascism is Nationalistic Totalitarian Government. The United States might have people interested in fascism, yet our government is set up mostly socialist. Our legal system compared to many other is quite lenient unless you traffic drugs for someone else than Uncle Sam. Otherwise, it’s pretty fair. Even though some are at social disadvantages, to suggest they are the result of an Fascist government is absurd. And shows your lack of knowledge to the inner workings of our government. And the fact you think you can make it better is ghastly. You have demonstrated ignorance to understanding already, how could you possibly create a better society? White Supremacy is systematic and no-longer openly practiced by the government no matter what your favorite rapper or professor in sandals says. Those involved in those types of ordeals may hold government positions, but cannot over-ride the constitution put in place for all citizens, unless you fit the profile for domestic terrorist to which I might add you do, idiot. The US being one of the only greater super-powers to bear such a fair shot to it’s people. Giving them free-speech and right to protest and make changes to benefit. We have seen our liberties drastically altered, and your lot wishes to take away more. But we still have yet to be entirely enticed into fascism from our government. But surely, you think open end Anarchy and Communism is better? Please….Your entire philosophy entertains fascist ideologies.

To #2: You didn’t answer my question either. And yes, I did answer. Please, stop calling me a Jew.

To#3: Are you sure you’re in college?

 

Well….that wraps it up for today. They did not take my rebuttal very well. And I am no longer allowed in StarBucks.

 

Tree-A short Story

By Carlos Ayala

Woe is me, but never fault; for I have grown the tree and found a way up but not down. I scoff at the tree for its brittle structure and inability to support me. I feel the tree tricked me into its embrace. Now at the top, I am restricted by too much fear to escape.  The rain it pours yet the tree fails to produce the leaves to shelter. I curse the rain but to no avail for I know it’s the tree. The wind it howls through the brittle twigs, I curse again and again yet not let up the wind. Swaying from side to side at times at three hundred sixty degrees; I cling to life holding on to the smallest limb of the tree. Alas the time has come and I feel weary enough to forego my fear. I braced my mind for the mere thought of death and clenched my teeth tight enough to crack. I told myself it was a leap of faith that I was just going to have to make. If I didn’t like the results, they would be better than doing nothing. Time passes on and I try convincing myself again; just a quick leap and it’s over no more letting the tree win. The rain came down and the black cloud covered my head, I said “to hell with this shit, I’d rather be dead!”

So with a final saying I overcame my fear and took the leap. I came crashing to the ground on my elbows and knees. I took a look around and realized I could breathe, I could hear I could see! Never more thankful to be alive with glee! I saw a witness and I asked him “Did you see?” I was emphatic and ecstatic at my accomplishment and feat. And the stranger just responded: “Really dude, it wasn’t that big of a deal, the tree was only 6 feet. “