The following is verbatim personal commentary found on Facebook on July 12, 2018. This commentary reflects a call for the radical Far Left group Antifa to bring the violence, economic and social disruption, it is known for to the Southern Tier. This commentary rejects and condemns this group and their actions, and requests leadership of the Democrat Party to publicly follow suit.
And there is it – the call for the violence and criminality of Antifa in Central NY. The desire of the Far Left to silence, via physical attacks, any voice and thought except their own (just as is common in communist nations).
This is the comment made at about 1:45pm on 7/12/18 [as seen in photo above] in response to an event bringing 2 members of Congress to the Southern Tier of NY:
“Bobby Oliveira #Antifa’s coming to the Party. It’s going to be awesome little bumpkin.”
Is a call to violence, as has been documented to occur where Antifa treads, what Americans and the rank and file members of the Democrat Party believe in? Are the economic and social destruction of riots, which routinely follow the appearance of and appear to be one of the functions of Antifa, something that the people of Broome County – or any part of America for that matter – want to occur? Besides some elements of the Far Left , would any citizen of America condone or encourage the use or threat of violence to silence speech, thought, and expression of the 1st Amendment?
Law enforcement, including the same Agencies concerned and involved in addressing Antifa under President Obama, are aware of this potential defined threat. I would call on ALL residents of the NY-22, Broome County, the City of Binghamton, and members of the Democrat Party to denounce Antifa and reject this call for their disruptive illegal activities in our communities.
Just as Mayor of Berkeley Jesse Arreguin, on 7/28/17 in response to the violence of Antifa, stated
“We also need to hold accountable and encourage people not to associate with these extremists because it empowers them and gives them cover.” – CBS News San Francisco
I call on Broome County Democrat Party Chairman Tim Grippen, County Executive Jason Garnar, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Binghamton City Councilman Conrad Taylor and Binghamton City Councilwoman Dani Cronce, and all candidates – including Matt Ryan, Dan Livingston, et al. – and members of leadership in the Democrat Party to denounce Antifa and publicly condemn and reject any gathering of Antifa including its cell in Binghamton, NY.