This morning I learned what Antifa is, just after stating that I didn’t know what Antifa was, there in a another post further down the feed it told me that Antifa meant Antifascist, and I kind of thought the Antifa’s were mostly being portrayed as the “good guys”, so that made sense, and I was glad to see that the world hasn’t gone so over the top nuts that there was a group opposed to fa, that fourth note in the scale of the do re mi’s.
But then, it occurred to me, is there a group called the Profas? I mean, would anybody in the world walk on out there and say “I’m all for Fascism”, bring it on, let’s kill all the white folks” or some such? Really? Does anyone think she’s a Fascist and is really proud of it? I’m not saying there’s not, I don’t read the news, there might very well be, and I know that there are folks acting like Fascists, for sure, even if they don’t call themselves that, and it just seems really silly to name your group the Antifas or the Antiwas or Antigops or Anti anythings, because what you're doing is creating enemies.
That’s right, you put that Anti in front of that Fa, and you’ve made some group your enemy, even if it is Fascists who don’t think of themselves as Fascists. Heck, a good portion of them probably think of themselves as Antifascists, too, and it probably makes them mad as all get out that they can’t call themselves that.
The image of two eight year olds shouting at each other, no, you’re a Fascist, comes to mind.
I’m not an Antifa, even if I don’t much care for Fascism. I like lots of fa words, fathers and farts and the fab-four, fame I wouldn’t much care for, but favor is always nice. Fakers I can life without, but still, I’m not anti, sometimes faking can be fun. And while I suppose I could kill lots of time running through all the fa words I can come up with, I think I won’t bother because I suspect that Antifa is going to be so short lived a phenomenon it won’t ever show up in any dictionary anywhere.
So learning that definition so I can pass this week’s test seems kind of silly. Disliking Fascism, not so silly, but really, does anyone claim to like it?