The Psychology of Antifa

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Since Charlottesville and Boston I’ve been really activated about the political situation. It’s been compounded growing up in the south and having such a personal connection to the history of the civil war and the rebel flag. I’ve seen south shaming for a while now, but always watched quietly out of fear of stepping in the perceived river of racism. In my article Blueprint for Mind Control, I talk about how easy it is to lose one’s identity and fall into groupthink with techniques that leverage one’s compassion. It is so much easier for us to accommodate someone that we don’t notice they’ve been corralling you the whole time into a very narrow corner. This is exactly what happened in Charlottesville and this is not an isolated event. We are watching a war unfold between the individual and the collective.

The Psychology of Antifa

When we observe Antifa, there is no designated leader. The platoons each respond to orders that bubble up from the core. No one is the tip of the spear. The females tend to speak for the group and invoke confrontation verbally/physically. Antifa is a matriarchal conglomerate. If you want to understand their actions, you must stop treating them as individuals and focus more on the group biology. This is a hive, plain and simple.

Why the Mask?

Sure to be anonymous, but non-violent members cling to them too. This is identity and they feel naked with their face showing. They have abandoned their identity for the hive. It’s physically uncomfortable for them to be an individual. There is camaraderie in their abandonment. In Antifa, privilege is shame and sin. Showing your face reveals this shame and hurts the group. Behind the mask, they are morally sound by surrendering their autonomy to the group. Consider how adamant they are about doxing their enemies. Exposing people as individuals is their idea of terror.

The Hive Entity

Each hive platoon has a mean group age. In public, they tend to align by class and color. Most of their demonstrations start with an announcement for anyone with privilege to go to the back of the crowd. This is almost always white males, but the group has a system for determining who has more/less privileged. White males are not allowed to represent or speak for the group. White females seem to command a lot of influence but they yield the public floor to women of color. From the videos i have seen, this is mostly a matriarchal setup. Rarely is a male in a leading role. They do provide muscle and retribution for their females who tend to verbally provoke and direct the melees.

Joining the hive requires self-abandonment. Struggling youth find refuge from facing themselves in a world where identity has turned into a commodity. This is the reason we have seen a huge spike in people who identify as transgender. This gender dysmorphia is misunderstood by forgetting that age and race/class dysmorphia are also symptoms of self-abandonment. The hive feeds itself through virtue currency. Proof of this can be seen at public self-flogging ceremonies where speakers expound on their own privilege and invent new ways of calling out their own evil. The hive is projecting their own evilness out into the world and absolving itself of responsibility.

Breaking the Individual

Cult’s follow a very simple three-step process to convert a victim. Convince a victim of the following things and you have a mindless drone:

  1. Victim is flawed/broken (You’re a racist, misogynist, or bigot).
  2. Victim requires group to point out their flaws (You are so blinded by privilege!)
  3. Victim can repent through recruitment and service. (You are cultural appropriating that scarf. Fight the fascists!)

The True Power of Racism

Racism is the boogie man of prejudice. It’s an intangible, unchangeable, untouchable characteristic that’s inherent to a person’s being. This invisible quality is exploitable and on purpose. The same thing can be said for “sin.” These fishhooks are used to capture us by our compassion. It’s ironic that the way to convert someone to your cult is to leverage their own compassion against them by convincing someone they have no compassion. By admitting you are a racist, you are in effect abandoning yourself. You are telling the cult you can’t navigate your own moral forest. This is indoctrination and we’ve been subjected to it our whole lives.

Our identity is our prejudice. This word needs cleansing because prejudice is a good thing. Prejudice is our identity manifested in the real world. Our style is a direct reflection of who we are. Concepts like “cultural appropriation” are more accurately the hive mind moving into the individual. When we give in to the label of “racist,” we are letting go of our own liberty to live moral lives. Instead, we accept a mantle of evil and slipping into unhealthy behavior and more self-abandonment becomes much easier. This is why you find Antifa constantly asking someone to denounce their whiteness. It’s a secret knock on their door. It’s how they know you’ve “turned.”

Collectivism is a virus that attacks our compassion. It dissolves our liberty like a cancer and turns us into violent drones.

We have all been brainwashed by something or someone. Racism is modern society’s version of “sin”. The goal is to abandon your own moral compass and submit to the group. Consider the case of Allen Armentrout, a fourth generation Civil War descendant. Allen stood watch for an hour holding a quiet salute while a crowd screamed at him. These people saw Allen standing in his own identity with zero shame for his history. This is perceived as a violent act to the hive. When people abandon themselves to the notion that they are so inherently racist, they will righteously participate in publicly shaming Allen and his attempts to honor his lineage.

I believe the “Men’s right’s movement” is actually mislabeled the white male movement which is really White Lives Matter. Notice how BLM marching through the street drew sympathy while the C’Ville incident drew blood. These men were outed and shamed for advocating for an identity. On many media platforms their message was distorted for the purpose of slandering the group. This is the hivemind shaming into obedience. I encourage everyone to take a look at this video for another side of the Charlottesville incident:

Hive Liberation

Individual freedom comes from objecting to all forms of identity politics. The “hive mind” holds its power through collective shame and self-hatred. The only way we can protect ourselves is to cast off the yoke of racism, sexism, and sin. This allows us to take up our own moral compass and hold ourselves accountable for our own actions. Indeed, it makes us more virtuous. Wearing our own compass can be a difficult burden. We confuse “hard” with “wrong” and can quickly take the easy way out. We have to reward individuals for their achievements and shun groupthink and identity politics. This is difficulty because the hive mind appears to be a natural effect of humanity. I think historically you could argue we have been bred by kings and lords to be this way. As men, we live as giants. As a hive we become an expendable drone of collectivism.

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Austin True

A mushroom lurking under the canopy of southern appalachia.