Are you ready to rumble?
That’s the question the Knights of Socialism at the University of Central Florida used to advertise their new Leftist Fight Club, which is open to the entire campus – except Republicans.
“Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH,” the group proclaimed on its Facebook page.
The group said it would have gloves and pads but “no bare-knuckle yet,” followed by a winking emoticon.
The campus group claimed the combat lessons, conducted by an amateur boxer, were necessary because of a “record number of hate crimes against Latinos, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt Right Neo Nazis.”
As WND reported in November, the supposed rise in hate crimes against Muslims and other minorities appears to be another example of nonexistent “fake news,” as many of these hate crimes have been revealed as frauds.
Also belying the claim of self-defense, the event page for the Fight Club features a cartoon of Captain America punching Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called “Alt-Right” movement who was sucker-punched while giving an interview during the Inauguration Day riots.
Campus Reform reports college administrators are looking into the incident. However, Scott Greer, author of “No Campus For White Men,” says it’s hardly a fringe occurrence.
“The left now feels violence against the right is both effective and morally justified,” Greer told WND. “They work themselves into paranoia that right-wingers are stalking about and ready to attack them, which is total nonsense. Regardless, this boneheaded notion gives them the motivation to punch anyone they deem a Nazi out of ‘self-defense.’ But make no mistake, this is not about self-defense. It’s about training to physically assault, without real justification, political enemies in order to further their agenda.”
In recent weeks, left-wing violence has expanded against targets who can hardly be called “Nazis” or white supremacists. The most recent was a full-scale riot at the University of California-Berkeley where violent demonstrations against Milo Yiannopoulos, a Jewish homosexual, led to widely televised scenes of beatings, fires and property destruction.