The “antifas” or anti-fascist groups that have formed to counter the alt-right coalition of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Confederate sympathizers, and run-of-the-mill bigots are now the right wing’s favorite new boogeymen.
Held up as evidence of that the left is violent and therefore politically illegitimate, racists are trying to blame everything under the sun on antifa to smear their reputation and excuse their own idiocy.
Just consider the case of Joshua Witt, a man with the neo-Nazi coiffure de jour who was viciously attacked by a knife-wielding antifa just because he looked like a Nazi in the parking lot of a Steak ‘n Shake in Sheridan, Colorado.
“I was just getting out of my car to go get myself a milkshake and the next thing I hear is ‘You one of them neo-Nazis. I threw my hands up out of natural reflex and then I kind of dived back in my car as the suspect took off running” recounted Witt to Buzzfeed News.
However, after parking lot cameras showed nobody running from the scene, police did a little digging and found video of Witt buying a small knife at a sporting goods store just minutes before the “attack.”
That’s right; this idiot bought a knife, accidentally stabbed himself with it, and then blamed it on his haircut, heavily implying that antifas or other leftist “agitators” were responsible for the attack.
Witt was charged with falsely reporting to authorities.
This isn’t the first time right-wingers have injured themselves and blamed it on antifa for social media attention; alt-right YouTube star “Baked Alaska” is believed to have maced himself at the Charlottesville rally to make his stream more exciting.