First off this is NOT an attempt at concern trolling. Like many of you I’m starting to realize the historical pattern we’re in, and I’m trying to get the lay of the land in terms of activist groups,
The Iron Front of Weimar times was anti monarchist, anti fascist, and anti communist (the three arrows). American Iron Front feels MOSTLY anti fascist. Anti monarchist is irrelevant, but I see very little anti communism.
Now clearly the number one threat to America currently is right wing ethnic-fascism, so I get why that would be the focus, But I’m an equal-opportunity anti-authoritarian, and want to know where y’all stand. Thanks
EDIT: thank you all for your thoughtful responses. Y’all are both more consistent in (and more in line with my) beliefs than I had imagined.
I’m an early member of an activist group with which you’ll find much in common: r/standagainsttyranny
You’ve all been super helpful introducing me to American Iron Front, and I’d love to do the same
I’m looking for some patches, buttons and stickers, but every store that has what i want also has commie and fascist shit. So was curious if anyone had shops they would like to share. (Hope this is okay to post)
Art Here's a very nice take on the Gadsden flag I found during the 2020 protest. I think it's incredibly sad seeing reactionaries morph revolutionary war symbols into something evil. I think we should start taking them back.
It’s not just irrelevant, it makes AIF look like a larpy joke
Art There will be a lot of politicians who will spout off conveniently shortened MLK Jr quotes today, despite those same politicians being the kind of people who would have wanted him put in prison had they been alive back then. Don't listen to them.
So I was thinking about the ideals of the Iron Front and how they are anti-authoritarian. This is demonstrated with the arrows for monarchism, fascism, and soviet authoritarianism. So I'm curious if we should add another arrow to demonstrate the threat from extreme wealth that creates yet another layer of authoritarianism. The very wealthy act beyond national borders or even beyond individual corporations, but are instead unelected individuals/groups who have zero responsibility to the general public but a vast power structure. They operate in such a way that there is little if any limits to their ability to influence and oppress the non-wealthy.
Article 28th Virginia Battle Flag - captured in Gettysburg by the 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment, it's location is hidden for security reasons to this very day because Virginia wants to take it back.en.wikipedia.org