“Antifa HQ” Memes Troll Rand Paul And Trump

In what may be the latest instance of a right-wing self-own, earlier this week, conservative commentator Chuck Callesto claimed in a tweet that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was planning to crack down on Antifa, which resulted in a number of amusing “Antifa HQ” memes on Twitter.

Antifa, as most are already aware, is the grassroots political movement that quite literally stands for anti-fascist—as in, those who oppose authoritarian dictatorships. You know, essentially the same principle the United States of America was founded on?

“BREAKING REPORT,” Callesto announced on Tuesday. “Rand Paul has called to subpoena ANTIFA plane records, hotel records, all travel records, and all funding…”

Although Paul recently spoke out about being “attacked by an angry mob” of “over one hundred people” on the final night of the RNC—who may or may not have been associated with the Antifa movement—there is no evidence whatsoever that the senator is gonna subpoena sh—t.

For starters, how can he? Unlike fringe right-wing militia groups like the Proud Boys, there is no brick-and-mortar organization for Antifa. In fact, even the domain Antifa.com currently redirects to the campaign website for Joe Biden—though Biden is in no way involved, and it’s likely the work of a troll.

As such, it wasn’t before long that “Antifa HQ” memes began trending on Twitter, as the very concept of such a headquarters is a laughable notion in itself.

Popular author Bess Kalb also had some choice words for Callesto.

Others pointed out solemn reminders that before President Donald Trump fashioned himself a wannabe dictator (though he gets closer to the real thing every day) being Antifa was actually a good thing, and that any proposed Antifa HQ should be smack dab in the middle of Washington D.C.

Following the nationwide unrest that erupted over the killing of George Floyd, Trump announced plans to declare Antifa as a terrorist organization, despite the fact that he has no practical reasons or legal ways of doing so. In the meantime, let Antifa HQ be whatever and wherever you want it to be.