On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” The Post Millenial Editor-at-large Andy Ngo joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to offer insight into the rise of the “infamously secret” radical group Antifa and discusses his new book, which documents how the left-wing organization uses violence to “destroy democracy.”

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  1. Aaron Miller Member
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    As much as we like to fantasize about secession in Texas, secession is more likely to occur in Democrat states where such lawlessness has become normal. Sooner or later, locals in want of justice won’t place their hopes in police and politicians. Sooner or later, they won’t fear government as much as they fear local terrorists and thugs. They will form their own violent factions and empower a strongman to restore a semblance of order.

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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    As much as we like to fantasize about secession in Texas, secession is more likely to occur in Democrat states where such lawlessness has become normal. Sooner or later, locals in want of justice won’t place their hopes in police and politicians. Sooner or later, they won’t fear government as much as they fear local terrorists and thugs. They will form their own violent factions and empower a strongman to restore a semblance of order.

    This reminds me of a recent episode of the Narco Wars documentary series on the National Geographic channel that dealt with the La Familia drug cartel, which later morphed into the Knights Templar Cartel:

    At first this new criminal group [Knights Templar] had the support of civil society, believing their promises of protection from Los Zetas, but soon began to commit the same atrocities committed by La Familia Michoacana and Los Zetas: they began to extort, kidnap, murder and rape civilians, leading to a situation of semi slavery.

    For this reason, on February 24, 2013 Hipólito Mora, Estanislao Beltrán and some land-owners, like a doctor from the community of Tepalcatepec José Manuel Mireles Valverde and Alberto Gutiérrez, took up arms against the Templar Cartel and all criminal groups that wanted to impose dominance in the area, entering a new phase in the war against drug trafficking.

    As civilian open-carry of weapons is restricted in Mexico and military grade weapons are illegal, federal forces could not legally distinguish between armed-civilian convoys and drug-cartel convoys, they started a hard process of regularization of these militias.

    Some defense groups and their members were absorbed into a faction that answers to the Mexican Army (SEDENA) and also registered their weapons; some were issued new legal-weapons by the government.

    Other members did not join, arguing fear of disarmament and distrust in the government that left them alone for so long. The groups are currently divided into registered (Rurales) and non-registered groups (Autodefensas), some of the last are being persecuted by the authorities for failing to register their heavy weapons.

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