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An antifa hoax about a 'peaceful flag burning to resist police' riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason

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An antifa hoax about a 'peaceful flag burning to resist police' riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason

Business Insider  Jake Lahut   July 4, 2020

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A bizarre episode has unfolded at one of the nation's most storied sites, with right-wing groups descending on the Gettysburg battlefield for no sound reason.

The commotion started in late June, with a mysterious Facebook event under the title "Left Behind USA," promising "peaceful flag burning to resist police" at the Gettysburg National Park on July 4. 

A few Confederate flag bearers, self-proclaimed oath keepers, and various right-wing militias descended on the park on July 1, anticipating a clash that has yet to materialize.

Local news outlets and independent fact checkers have debunked the claim that Antifa —  a decentralized, leaderless movement dedicated to combatting right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy — was planning some sort of flag burning, and even the official Antifa chapter for Central Pennsylvania has denied any involvement.

"We are not even remotely involved," the Central PA Antifa chapter wrote in an email to the local Evening Sun newspaper. "Let them give each other COVID. We will be home with our families."

Local police issued a statement that avoided delving into any of the conspiracy claims.

"We want to assure those we serve that we are taking all precautions at our disposal to maintain the safety of all residents and visitors to the area as well as the protection of property to include businesses, homes, monuments, churches and other historical treasures located in the greater Gettysburg area," Gettysburg Borough Police Chief Robert Glenny Jr. wrote.

As of the afternoon of July 4th, local news outlets and observers on the ground had yet to report any kind of anti-fascist or flag burning presence on the grounds, but some of the right-wing protesters were still there. 

In 2017, a similar episode unfolded when a hoax circulated about Civil War graves to be desecrated by Antifa, but nothing of the sort ever ended up happening.

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RedSoloCup

Any comment?

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Taggart Transcontinental
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A scattering of clansmen heh? How many and where was this scattering? Can you point them out in a crowd?

If I find a swastika in a crowd of indian's are they also Neo-NAZI's?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

Or are they all just full of crap?

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What's the key word there? Oh yeah SOCIALIST.

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Natural Selection
31 minutes ago, That_Guy said:

Local news outlets and independent fact checkers have debunked the claim that Antifa —  a decentralized, leaderless movement dedicated to combatting right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy — was planning some sort of flag burning, and even the official Antifa chapter for Central Pennsylvania has denied any involvement.

First of all, Antifa is not " dedicated to combatting right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy". Their name says it all. They claim to be "anti-fascists". "Right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy" are not fascism. Maybe they should change their name...

"Fascist economics supported a state-controlled economy that accepted a mix of private and public ownership over the means of production. Economic planning was applied to both the public and private sector and the prosperity of private enterprise depended on its acceptance of synchronizing itself with the economic goals of the state. Fascist economic ideology supported the profit motive, but emphasized that industries must uphold the national interest as superior to private profit." (source)

That definition, from a leftist-edited website no less, is closer to socialism than America's capitalism.

I also find it funny that a "leaderless movement" has an "official Antifa chapter for Central Pennsylvania". :lol:

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zurg
57 minutes ago, That_Guy said:

Antifa —  a decentralized, leaderless movement dedicated to combatting right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy —

Here the left goes with their lies again. 

The statement should say: Antifa - a concerted, centralized Soros-funded movement with offices abound the nation, dedicated to an imaginary battle against the phantom notion of white supremacy; a modern day Don Quixote. 

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jr_tex

I guess I’m not awake.  I seem to miss the point of this post. 

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AntiObama

The wimps of ANTIFA can burn their flags, but if I catch them trying to burn my flag then they get to meet Mr. Shotgun :)

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3 hours ago, That_Guy said:

An antifa hoax about a 'peaceful flag burning to resist police' riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason

Business Insider  Jake Lahut   July 4, 2020

(too short to excerpt)

 

A bizarre episode has unfolded at one of the nation's most storied sites, with right-wing groups descending on the Gettysburg battlefield for no sound reason.

The commotion started in late June, with a mysterious Facebook event under the title "Left Behind USA," promising "peaceful flag burning to resist police" at the Gettysburg National Park on July 4. 

A few Confederate flag bearers, self-proclaimed oath keepers, and various right-wing militias descended on the park on July 1, anticipating a clash that has yet to materialize.

Local news outlets and independent fact checkers have debunked the claim that Antifa —  a decentralized, leaderless movement dedicated to combatting right-wing authoritarianism and white supremacy — was planning some sort of flag burning, and even the official Antifa chapter for Central Pennsylvania has denied any involvement.

"We are not even remotely involved," the Central PA Antifa chapter wrote in an email to the local Evening Sun newspaper. "Let them give each other COVID. We will be home with our families."

Local police issued a statement that avoided delving into any of the conspiracy claims.

"We want to assure those we serve that we are taking all precautions at our disposal to maintain the safety of all residents and visitors to the area as well as the protection of property to include businesses, homes, monuments, churches and other historical treasures located in the greater Gettysburg area," Gettysburg Borough Police Chief Robert Glenny Jr. wrote.

As of the afternoon of July 4th, local news outlets and observers on the ground had yet to report any kind of anti-fascist or flag burning presence on the grounds, but some of the right-wing protesters were still there. 

In 2017, a similar episode unfolded when a hoax circulated about Civil War graves to be desecrated by Antifa, but nothing of the sort ever ended up happening.

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Killed any babies yet today, T_G?

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RedSoloCup
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2 hours ago, jr_tex said:

I guess I’m not awake.  I seem to miss the point of this post. 

Because there wasn't one to begin with.

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Noclevermoniker
2 hours ago, jr_tex said:

I guess I’m not awake.  I seem to miss the point of this post. 

The_Seagull bringing his usual schidt. 

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Natural Selection
4 minutes ago, Noclevermoniker said:

Killed any babies yet today, T_G?

Just the potential babies he swallowed.

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Ticked@TinselTown

So...  leftist, anti American protestors can burn, destroy and commit act of violence against anyone and everyone under the false cloak of activism.

But, let people with opposing points of view show up to protect innocent people, places and things from being burned, destroyed and violated, the media and the agenda whores label them as the ones who want to cause trouble?

 

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Buckwheat Jones

How can a leaderless decentralized movement have an official local chapter?

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Natural Selection
5 minutes ago, Buckwheat Jones said:

How can a leaderless decentralized movement have an official local chapter?

Good question. Maybe the answer is on their "leaderless" websites? :lol:

Central PA Antifa

Rose City Antifa

 

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger
3 hours ago, AntiObama said:

The wimps of ANTIFA can burn their flags, but if I catch them trying to burn my flag then they get to meet Mr. Shotgun :)

Mine is named "Mr. Shuck Shuck".

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger
3 hours ago, RedSoloCup said:

Because there wasn't one to begin with.

Poking the bear.

 

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RedSoloCup
10 minutes ago, Rock N' Roll Right Winger said:

Poking the bear.

 

Or rattlesnake....

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kestrel
2 hours ago, Buckwheat Jones said:

How can a leaderless decentralized movement have an official local chapter?

DATS RACISS!!!!

KestrelX...

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erp

Business Insider is useless garbage. 

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Timothy

It was an interesting story and doesn't appear to have much of a point beyond just being interesting.  It seems like a lot of people are just looking for a reason to jump down TG's throat just because he's the one that posted it.

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RedSoloCup
1 hour ago, Timothy said:

It was an interesting story and doesn't appear to have much of a point beyond just being interesting.  It seems like a lot of people are just looking for a reason to jump down TG's throat just because he's the one that posted it.

:biglaugh:

 

You are correct!

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