Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” glorified Antifa in his latest segment and made an absurd claim, saying those who are against the violent group are on the same side as Hitler and Mussolini.
“In 2020, many white Americans dealt with complicated feelings about the police for the first time,” Bell claimed. “The right-wing saw that, and they [sic] did what they do: They pulled a bait-and-switch, and returned to an old boogeyman: Antifa.”
Bell went on to slam conservatives for supporting law enforcement instead of supporting left-wing extremist groups that he implied are fighting for “justice,” the Post Millennial reported.
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— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 19, 2021
“Images of people clad in black fighting in the streets was an easy idea to sell to people who say things like, ‘Blue Lives Matter,'” said Bell. “Ain’t nobody blue,” he added.
Although Antifa has a long history of using fascist tactics to silence their opposition, Bell spewed a popular left-wing talking point when he said, “Antifa is short for Anti-fascist.”
“If you’re unsure how you feel about that, picture a table: On one side of the table is Hitler and Mussolini, and on the other side is the popular [children’s] performer Raffi.”
“Which side of the table you sitting on?” he asked. “I’m with Raffi.”
Even though Bell introduced two Antifa guests from Portland, Oregon as “charming and sensitive,” he acknowledged that violence occurs, according to the Post Millennial.
“Look, this fighting for democracy and against fascism thing has always been a messy business. And, yes, people get hurt, property gets damaged, and things get confusing,” Bell said.
His “charming and sensitive” Antifa guests admitted to doxing people they consider to be “violent, racist, disgusting …” (their opposition) while “hoping they get fired, or have to find a new job.”
We are unsure how Bell would respond if his home or business got “messy” from radicals trying to coerce and intimidate him. Furthermore, we are uncertain how he’d feel if he were “doxed” or “hurt” by people who disagree with him, but can’t imagine he’d respond favorably to any of it since it would be pretty “confusing.”
Nothing like this should happen to anyone, yet Bell appears to be all right with it by proxy since he praises the efforts of Antifa.