Proud Boys vs Antifa: Portland’s Pantomime Street Theater

Understanding the supposed “confrontation” in Portland between “fascists” and “anti-fascists.”

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Pantomime street theater: understanding the “confrontation” in Portland between “fascists” and “anti-fascists.”

Writer and political commentator Michael Tracy describes how recent event in Portland resemble a bizarre type of 21st century street theater, pitting two sets of weekend warriors against each other, as the Proud Boys vs Antifa – two highly contrived and seemingly opposing virtual movements – compete to attract virtual attention and support on social media, and with any luck, declaring a shallow virtual ‘victory’ along the way.

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