If you were wondering why no one to the right of Obama trusts the media anymore, the New York Times has decided to provide another helpful reminder. And for once it isn't an article glorifying the environmentalism and feminism of the Soviet Union (you can't make a progressive omelet without breaking a few million eggs), instead it's an Antifa guide.
What to Wear to Smash the State - The New York Times
The bad judgment is truly impressive. But we're in a zone in which there is no judgment. Only fanaticism.
There is more practical advice on how to dress for a riot. One should decide on organic or synthetic gloves before participating in an action: Wool and cotton may allow chemical contaminants, like pepper spray, to absorb, while nylon can melt if you grab something hot, which historically has included some kinds of tear-gas canisters but can include various things on fire...
These defensive methods work only if there are enough black-clad others nearby. A single person in all black and multiple face masks is an eye grabber. This effect of anonymity-by-mass has allowed for the offensive side of bloc tactics to flourish. The uniformity camouflages those who participate in illegal acts like property damage, refusing police orders or physical assault
Great to know.
When is the official New York Times style guide how to "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" coming? Al Qaeda and ISIS would be happy to help. I'm sure.
Material like this shows that there really is no distinction between the Times glorifying historical leftist violence and leftist violence in other countries and its current support for leftist violence.
But the question is how would the New York Times feel if Antifa was smashing its windows?