If the right really wanted to protect freedom of political expression (even of those they disagree with) they would support support legislation that does that and oppose legislation that attempts to restrict protest. Instead they vilify protests, call BLM terrorists, propose legislation that makes it illegal for protesters to wear masks, call for harsher sentencing for protesters, and joke about hitting protesters with their cars if they block roads. Whining about antifa on the internet is about the least effective way to protect freedom of speech. In my personal opinion it is also counterproductive, since fascist rhetoric proposes severely limiting expression. Its clear that majority of people complaining about antifa don’t actually care about freedom of political expression. This is a problem I often find with abstract ideals like free speech, pacifism, and democratic processes, everyone loves to fall back on them when they benefit the position they already support, but fail to mention them when they don’t. Its backwards and hypocritical.
YES YES YES YEA YES YES YES. Ahem, I mean, Cassandra raising her shield to block an incoming fireball would be cool.