Wouldn’t you know the very same people promoting the punch-a-fascist-in-the-face political approach are those who ridiculed all the massive protests against Trump & his policies? Isn’t it a surprise they’re the same ones who mocked the Arab Spring uprisings as orchestrated by the CIA, call the uprising against Assad’s dictatorship all jihadi head-choppers, denounce protesters in Venezuela as all rightwing, & denounced protesters in Hong Kong & Brazil as orchestrated by fascists? To the person, those who mock massive action against injustice promote political thuggery instead because they regard liberals as more dangerous than fascists & white supremacists. Not a new phenomenon at all. But in every new incarnation just as detestable, elitist, & infantile politically. It is political power that will back fascists down, not macho bravado & thuggery.