On the heels of yesterday’s post wherein I chronicled the punching of commies and the seizing of pizzas, the bastards have admitted defeat. You can find the archived version of their defeat here (let’s not send any traffic their way). Even in defeat, they can only manage to use the passive voice. In their own words:
In the final analysis we cannot conclude International Worker’s Day in Austin to have been a success, so this public statement must necessarily serve a dual purpose as a self-criticism.
Red Guard Austin has done this for the last 3 years. However, they were easily defeated by a group of patriots who only organized 3 days prior and met for the first time in a parking lot less than an hour before the event. Let that sink in. I’ve already got word that because of their article along with the stabbing at UT the same day as their march, there is a group forming that will monitor and protect the city the entire day next year.
In the comments of yesterday’s article, we were accused of making this up. Nope; their admitted defeat proves it. We were also cautioned that our analysis will give them information they can use to plan better. They are trying to plan better, but they’re not very good at it. They can improve their tactics and strategies, but we can adapt more quickly. Their article demonstrates the shallowness and ineptitude of their planning, training and general intelligence. For the purpose of this article, let’s just stipulate to the label of “Fascist” and/or Nazi because they truly believe we are Fascists and Nazis. Let’s dig in.
The Maoist method of analysis requires that we dissect things into two, that we sum up both failures and successes, and in this way we turn a failure into a success.
Stop right there. I think the words “Maoist method of analysis” just gave me cancer.
This year however activists to the right of our politics formed their own event which sat comfortably within the parameters of law and order, this second event “May Day All Day” or White May Day was organized after our event and, in content, in opposition to our event.
Yes, we did sit comfortably within the parameters of law and order (other than a bit of absconding of pizzas and flags). If we were the trigger happy monsters you like to think we are, none of you would have survived initial contact.
By organizing a second event the same day, “May Day All Day” contributed to hurting our numbers. This was a morale boost to the fascists who were able to bring many from out of town. We had no prior knowledge to the plans of the far right. We aim to correct this error in the future by struggling for unity around key issues such as antifascism and holidays celebrated by anarchists, socialists, and communists alike.
No, our morale was already boosted. We had no knowledge of the event taking place earlier in the day. It was specifically organized in response to your advertised evening march. You’re going to have more events? We’ll be there.
Fear-mongering and rumors were started by the far-right due to an unrelated stabbing on the University of Texas campus which they tried to pin on ANTIFA earlier in the day.
The jury is still out on whether the suspect they took in to custody was Antifa related or not. It’s been reported that the police are refusing to investigate that angle, but that’s not been confirmed.
We had organized and planned for a march on May First and we should have organized and planned for a confrontation with fascists, as all over the country reports have been coming in that fascists were trying to make the whole country Berkley.
Yes, you should have. But it wouldn’t have mattered; we still would have won. I think most of us would like to see UC Berkeley burned to the ground but that’s another discussion altogether.
Our planned march was not reckless, it was not designed or intended to use tactics which could put attendance at risk. If communists fear marching on May Day then they have already lost the fight and thrown in the towel to the fascists.
Not reckless, no; inept is a better word.
To revisionism anything that contains a revolutionary attitude is seen as reckless, “ultra-left”, etc. This has a positive aspect as well and we must understand that to be attacked by the enemy is a good thing; there is a reason fascists targeted our march and let the social-democrat event be (aside from minor heckling).
What? Dammit, this just gave me cancer again.
The fascists are correct in determining us the greater threat and they were also correct in trying to break us— we are antagonistic opposites which cannot co-exist and as things go on this makes street clashes and eventually war inevitability.
By “greater threat” you mean greater than their pathetic sit-in display earlier in the day. Yes, we are antagonistic opposites which cannot co-exist, that’s why you need to go. We’ll allow you to go quietly, but the other way is more fun. There might be helicopters. WUP-WUP-WUP
Only in the past year have we began learning the depth of what must be done to fight winning street battles, and we must be prepared to fail, we must have the courage to hold ground even against the odds. These conditions put us in a defensive position as normally antifascists are in the offensive position, nonetheless we held our position.
So, with a year of observing and learning, you were easily defeated by a hastily organized group. Have fun storming the castle. Not only will you continue to be put in a defensive position, you’ll end up in the fetal position begging for mercy. And no, you didn’t hold your position, you slinked away with locked arms and eventually asked the police to make us go away so you could leave without pissing your pants in fear.
Our errors were many. We did not prepare those in attendance for a street battle. The police clearly were there as passive observers to protect the fascists. When fascists try to march the police send riot cops to protect them and when they attack our marches the police allow them to do pretty much whatever they like.
Yes, your errors were many. Thank you for that, we were highly amused. The police were not there to protect us, they were there to protect you from us because without them, as soon as you stepped out of line, you would have all been crushed immediately. We never attack first but if you keep it up, we may start.
The main thing is to remember that if a fascist tries to attack you or snatch what you are holding it is your duty to offer stiff and swift defense. If you have a stick use it to break their knuckles or noses. If you are arrested we will fight it in court. We failed to switch tactics from marching tactics to battle tactics due to a crisis of on-the-ground leadership for which we take full responsibility and are putting measures in place to prevent this error in the future.
“Stiff and swift defense.” That’s cute. Have you looked at the people you had marching with you? They couldn’t offer a swift or stiff defense against against an angry kitten. Once again, we don’t attack first, though we will attempt to unmask you and/or seize your weapons. Switch tactics? You have no battle tactics. Your people aren’t trained or capable of battle tactics. You might learn to some degree, but we’re already better at it.
Several cadres and members of other organizations have already been criticized by their respective organizations and provided internal self-criticism. This process as well as the details of command cannot be made public due to security measures. Suffice it to say that there were both breaks in discipline as well as chain of command.
Would you bastards please stop giving me cancer?
In the start the fascists outnumbered the revolutionaries, then our numbers were matched. We took streets, lost streets and held positions even though we were out gunned. The right has had extensive access to firearms and training and the left has been playing catch up. It is nothing but the influence of liberals and a tendency for rightist conservative thinking that causes the lefts aversion to guns. We must work toward and facilitate an armed and trained left which is also composed of experienced and confident street fighting units which should be armed with sticks or other blunt and close range weapons. This experience has further demonstrated that this is necessary.
The only street you “held” was the corner of 4th and Guadalupe when you were surrounded on three sides. Most of us refer to that as being trapped. Yes, we have extensive access to firearms and training; don’t you dare forget it. You will always be playing catch up because you haven’t even seen a fraction of the people yet who will show up if you escalate to offensive use of firearms. Go ahead, start training with weapons; we’ll be watching and waiting, and probably laughing too.
Fascist Ken Reed, who was one of the main organizers of the “white lives matter” rally back in November, was one of the lead agitators on the right. Early on in the march a fascist named William Fears physically assaulted one of the comrades who was guiding chants and for this Fears came very close to forcing our units to use lethal force. Those in attendance could see fear in his eyes as the Partisan unit moved into the ready position prepared to chamber a round. The police themselves panicked at this moment and small ground was fought back from the fascists.
Holy crap! Did you just admit your people didn’t even have rounds chambered? I actually suspected that they didn’t even have rounds. None of our people assaulted yours, we acted only out of defense. Reed and Fears were hilarious. Many of us borrowed Fears’ bullhorn and joined in the taunting. Why do you people think white lives don’t matter?
Our intelligence units have confirmed that many of the armed fascists were carrying unloaded riffles by their own admittance, and several more were off duty police and military (or ex-military) personnel. A blood bath was narrowly avoided when the police were forced by threat of armed escalation to restrain their fascist cohorts.
Unloaded riffles (rifles)? While I never asked for a weapons inspection, I very highly doubt that any of our people were walking around with unloaded guns; we’re not stupid. “A Communist bloodbath was narrowly avoided when the police were protecting Red Scum after they assaulted the patriots.” I fixed it for you.
Communists must always seek to exacerbate the contradictions among the enemy and make use of their disunity. We attempted to correct this on the ground but its persistence only shows that there is still much theoretical work to be done to bring up intermediate comrades and win them over to these tactics.
There was no disunity to exacerbate. We are and were unified against you self-admitted losers. Have at your theories though.
We have come to the understanding that power only respects power, that the police engage differently when a group is armed for fear of escalation. With unarmed demonstrations they bark their orders and with armed demonstrations they tend to show more manners. We should not take this fact to mean that they will hesitate to defend fascism with lethal force, just as we must not hesitate to defend each other likewise.
Obviously you respected us enough to run away after doing no more than initiating a few cowardly skirmishes. You might as well give up, you can’t make up for all the years of training and discipline that we already have under our belts.
Our lack of preparedness is what lead to the overall failure and what led to the fascists being able to collaborate effectively with the police.
No, that’s not what led to your failure. What led to your failure was your movement full of weak-minded, weak-bodied, weak-willed, control freaks that think you’re qualified to run our lives.
The fascist fighters tired fast and many out of town fascists dwindled off altogether, the vast majority of them lacked any discipline whatsoever.
You have that exactly backwards. Watch the plethora of videos available on line. Our numbers didn’t dwindle until after the police passed on your request for us to disperse so that you could walk away. Even so, many of us stuck around and watched from a distance to make sure you weren’t going to start any trouble just because we weren’t right there.
We should understand that the far right has adapted to using traditional antifa style tactics and will attack even unprovoked, that we must fully prepare for this and see every demonstration as a potential street battle. We intend to both continue developing an antifascist united front that can struggle for tactical support with any antifascist, this will help to resolve the secondary contradiction. We will continue training physically, mentally, and with arms to resolve the principle contradiction.
Unprovoked? We started nothing. Even so, antifa has been assaulting people and damaging private property all over the country. We’re already provoked; that’s why we were there to defeat you. Good luck with your street battle prep, you’re simply not qualified. At least you’ve admitted you’re untrained martially, physically or mentally. You should take that self-awareness and be happy that you survived at all.
We must take this loss standing and hold tight to our banners, we must never let them fall and we vow to apply these lessons and never accept sitting quietly on International Workers Day.
You didn’t hold your banners tight, that’s why we were able to take them. I nearly got your F**K TRUMP banner too even though it was just my hands vs. 6 of your people.
We are prepared to lose certain brawls in the interest of winning the coming war. We stand for no platform for fascists and will never apologize for street confrontations. We will not sit back in our desk chairs and scoff off antifascist resistance.
Let me help you out a little here. A few hours of Call of Duty isn’t going to improve your ground game. Any large scale training operation is going to be noticed and reported to the FBI through the privately run Safe Streets Project which just went live on May 1st. We’re watching.
Others arrived to back up and defend the city of Austin against fascism, these include Oh Shit What Now?, Anarchist Black Cross, and a few members of Fight For 15.
Thank you for giving us information on other groups to watch.
The fascists specifically targeted people they assumed to be women with violence, at one point even attacking a comrade in a wheelchair who was defended by those around. One person was briefly arrested but was released without being taken to the jail.
We targeted no one. And your information is wrong. Two of our people were briefly cuffed and released after altercations your people started; I witnessed both incidents personally.
In spite of their best efforts and their importing of fascists from around the state, we suffered no major injuries and no charges stuck. We defended ourselves and one another and we will continue to do so. We successfully extracted all those in attendance with mobility impairments and made sure everyone else got out safely without being dogged by the fascists scum.
We had one injury. One of our warriors was gravely wounded in the form of a small scratch on his chest from one of your sticks. “Successfully extracted?” You didn’t extract anyone, we let you leave.
The fascists themselves will probably be emboldened by this event and they will surely try to march openly in our streets again, even though most of them are not AustInites. We should all take this seriously and take every measure to shut them down. We must not hesitate to sharpen our specific fighting skills with the understanding that there are a number of ways to fight.
Really, good luck with that. We’ll be here waiting. Meanwhile, the Men of the West will be brushing up on the skills we already have and teaching our young to resist Communism everywhere it rears it’s ugly head. We’re still not tired of winning.