Using Antifa inspired depravity to sell clothes
That some quarters of the left are in thrall to Antifa, and its violence, is no secret. But when one embraces violence against civil society, it has a tendency to infect every aspect of one's life -- including, as this item in National Review notes -- the rag trade. It centers on a video by a University of Wisconsin student, Eneale Pickett, who decided it would be excellent marketing to hawk his clothing line by employing the full Antifa effect:
Pickett’s little commercial ends with one of the actors holding the bloody severed head of one of the “pig” cops. If you want to see the whole thing, you can watch it here. It features a Donald Trump voiceover, dancing police officers in pig masks, a simulated lynching, and a final act of violent vengeance. Lovely. It’s all in service of a clothing line that promotes messages like, “destroy the city that caused you to bury me,” and “F**k the police they the biggest gang in Amerikkka.”
The ad has since been taken down, but you can view the news report on the story here. As the National Review's David French notes:
There is a growing movement of mainly young radicals who truly do thirst for violence. They truly do want to “punch a Nazi,” and they define “Nazi” so broadly that it sweeps up mainstream conservatives, just ask my friend Ben Shapiro.
Do you doubt these radicals exist? Look at the street violence in Berkeley, Atlanta, and Saint Louis . . . and that’s just in the last week. Pickett’s video and clothes are free speech, but they’re vile speech, and they should serve as yet another reminder that some people truly want to harm those they hate.
And some also want to make a few bucks in the process.