Antifa is both an ideology and a movement that uses intimidation and violence to oppose capitalism and anybody who disagrees with their far-left, anarchist political agenda, journalist Andy Ngo, an expert on the anarcho-communist group, said in an interview with Crossroads. In September 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray outlined Antifa as more of an ideological movement than an organization. “Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” Wray explained, accepting that Antifa does have “small groups,” or “nodes.” Though Ngo explained that Antifa is “more than an idea. It’s also a movement.” They have networks of organizations and some of them are organized into formal groups, Ngo said. [tweet_embed] February 3, 2020[/tweet_embed] One of its groups is Rose City Antifa, “the oldest Antifa organization in the U.S.” located in Portland, Oregon, the epicenter of Antifa’s violence, Ngo explained. Ngo has further revealed a lot of evidence confirming that Antifa is a formal organization and presented it in his forthcoming book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” Antifa is remarkably well organized into secret cells and meeting locations, Ngo explained. Their training curriculum reflects a lot of what is covered in the radicalization process that jihadists put Muslims through, he said. [tweet_embed] February 3, 2020[/tweet_embed] They issue some events which look like social gatherings, such as soccer leagues, to recruit members and distribute their extremist literature and later carry out disorders, Ngo explained. Antifa has many chapters in various cities such as the Torch Network or Atlanta Antifa that “are formal groups,” he said. Rose City Antifa states on its website that it works to fight racial prejudice, bigotry, fascism, and fascist organizing. Ngo explained that Antifa does not use the academic meaning of fascism that refers to the national socialism of the Nazis or Italian Fascist Party. Antifa invented the definition of fascism all over for its own use by “describing it essentially as anything that is in opposition to the far-left political agenda,” Ngo explained. Antifa has always considered liberal democracy and capitalism as fascism, he continued. [tweet_embed] February 3, 2020[/tweet_embed] For instance, Antifa declared the Trump administration fascist and the United States itself fascist, Ngo said. The original Antifa was built throughout the interwar years in Germany as a “paramount tree of the German Communist Party,” Ngo announced. In East Germany, Antifa’s ideology was institutionalized into the formal ideology of the German communist state, he said. For instance, the infamous Berlin Wall was officially called in East Germany “the anti-fascist defense barrier,” Ngo said.