Antifa pamphlet dubs conservative students ‘fascists’

Mitchell Gunter
South Carolina Senior Campus Correspondent

  • Pamphlets distributed by an Antifa group at Texas State University included conservative student groups in a list of "fascist" organizations, even equating them with known white supremacists.
  • The chairwoman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, one of the groups targeted by the pamphlet, called the allegations "a blatant lie," noting that white supremacy "goes against all our values."
  • The Athenian Youth recruiting table at Texas State University.

    Pamphlets showcased during an Antifa recruiting event at Texas State University not only labeled conservative students “fascists,” but equated them with known white supremacists.

    “It has come to our attention that a group affiliated with the terrorist organization Antifa was passing out literature with false claims of Young Conservatives of Texas' beliefs,” the group responded in a February 8 Facebook post, referencing materials that were distributed during an Athenian Youth recruitment event. 

    "Many of my members are more hesitant to admit they are conservative now that this organization is on campus."   

    [RELATED: Court orders Antifa activist to pay $11k for frivolous claims]

    As Campus Reform previously reported, Athenian Youth has openly recruited on campus while displaying an Antifa flag and the flags of left-wing revolutionary groups, prompting backlash on social media.  

    The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) later discovered that one of the pamphlets, called “Disorientation – An Intro to Leftism On Campus,” equated the group with fascists and white supremacists. 

    “Fascists? On My Campus?” one section of the pamphlet is titled, claiming that “identifying fascist activity is no longer a matter of finding people decorated with swastikas and making blatant racist remarks.” 

    “Fascism has evolved in a manner that creates a façade of rationality behind their outrageous ideologies in order to infiltrate our daily lives,” it continues, listing conservative groups Turning Point USA and the Young Conservatives of Texas among “fascist” organizations, alongside explicitly white supremacist organizations such as American Vanguard, Identity Evropa, and The Daily Stormer.

    [RELATED: Antifa leader arrested after scuffle in Berkeley]

    As a justification for including conservative groups on the list, the pamphlet describes TPUSA as the “organization behind [the] racist, pro-fascist ‘professor watchlist,’ and other general reactionary demonstrations,” while stating that the Young Conservatives of Texas hosted events “such as the infamous ‘Racist Bake Sale’ and ‘Illegal Immigrant Roundup.’”

    YCT Chairwoman Nellie Perry, however, told Campus Reform that she found the pamphlet to be entirely disingenuous.

    “We realized they had us listed in the same affiliation as Patriot Front, which we know to be a white supremacy group that goes against all our values,” Perry told Campus Reform, calling it “a blatant lie to associate our student organization with an organization like Patriot Front.”

    [RELATED: Antifa group proposes ‘Law Enforcement Incineration Day’]

    Antifa “has confused fascist with anything they consider racist,” she added, calling Antifa a “dangerous” movement whose members “have been arrested for physical assault” with “records showing different cases where they have justified violence.”

    “I hope they are not like their allies at places like Berkeley, but I am also aware that many of my members are more hesitant to admit they are conservative now that this organization is on campus,” Perry concluded.

    Campus Reform reached out to Athenian Youth for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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    Mitchell Gunter

    Mitchell Gunter

    South Carolina Senior Campus Correspondent

    Mitchel Gunter is a South Carolina Senior Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. He is currently studying civil engineering at Clemson University.

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