Since the election, the American left has been getting increasingly more violent. We’ve got campuses burning down, police horses being attacked, and Republican Congressmen being shot. However, the so-called “Antifa” movement (short for Anti-fascist. Yes, the irony is rich), seems to think they’re the ones who are in need of physical protection. In Chicago, there’s a new “autonomous gym” called Haymaker aimed at helping to turn these Pajama Boys into Pajama Men.
Kevin of the Haymaker Collective said
We’re trying to develop self-defense skills in a political climate that’s increasingly violent, especially towards marginalized peoples, people who are not in power, the poor the oppressed.
Meyer, also of the collective, put it thus:
at the end of the day, stronger people are just harder to kill.
They say it’s not about starting fights, but about self-defense, protecting themselves from the danger they seem to think they’re going to be in under Trump. They seem to have overlooked one important fact: the left is behind the vast majority of the violence being perpetrated.
While the word “haymaker” is not only a type of punch, Chicagoan Emily Zanotti of Heat Street pointed out, the name also appears to be a play on words. Haymarket was also an anarchist riot in the city in the 1880s that ended in the death of one Chicago police officer.
The group tried to raise $50,000 online for the initiative, and ended up raising a stunning 12%. That’s right. The campaign ended with only $6,000 donated. Yikes.