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Minnesota City Council Member Declares Support for Antifa

Minneapolis City Councilman Jeremiah Ellison (L), the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (R), declared his support for Antifa on Sunday after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will declare the violent left-wing radical group a terrorist organization. PHOTO:

1 June 2020

JONATHAN TURLEY — While many have condemned Antifa and similar groups for destroying Minneapolis and other cities, Minneapolis city council member for Ward 5 (and son of the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison) Jeremiah Ellison tweeted Sunday that he is not among them. Indeed, he is declaring his support for Antifa.  Some of us have long opposed Antifa as a vehemently anti-free speech group.  Ellison does not seem to include free speech among his priorities for voters in Ward 5.  While most Democratic members have correctly condemned Antifa attacks, Ellison is one of those who continue to support the controversial group.

Ellison tweeted:

“I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA,” Ellison said. “Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!”[…]

2 Comments on Minnesota City Council Member Declares Support for Antifa

  1. In 2016, a handful of votes would have flipped Minnesota into the Trump win column.
    November is a long way away, but its looking more like MAGA country today, than it did a month ago.

  2. All politics is tribal, as Lee Kuan Yew recognized:

    In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.

    America cannot vote itself out of this problem — the problem is inherent and integral to what America has become: multiracial, with races evincing a wide difference in average IQ and therefore wide differences in socioeconomic status across racial lines — remedying this requires ongoing wealth transfer from the more successful races to the less successful — this is not sustainable without increasing coercion, which is not compatible with the country’s founding principles.

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