Antifa is fascist. The uncapitalized definition of fascism is tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control. The movement has attacked journalists, intimidated citizens and violently seeks to stop any dissenting viewpoints.
That can fairly be called fascist. Defenders will say but but but “Antifa means anti-fascists”. Sure. And the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is really a democratic people’s republic.
if one wants to nitpick and say nationalism is required for something to be fascist we will concede that antifa is internationalist and seeks a global government.
However, that is nitpicking. Where the rubber meets the road they are totalitarian bullies and can most certainly be called fascist.
The mostly white movement should have the same status in our society as the Ku Klux Klan. Their leaders should be arrested. Every person who commits an act of terror against a law-abiding citizen should be personally sued and their wages garnished until the damages are paid, with interest.
We need a society based on mercy, compassion, respect for dissent and universal justice. Any group using violence for a political end is evil. Fascism must be fought whatever it calls itself.
By the way, you know that one of the first things the Nazis did when they took over was to replace the traditional German state and local police forces with a national one? Just sayin’.