Last Updated on September 18, 2023
An employee of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a left-wing Jewish pressure group, has been identified as having close ties to the American Iron Front (AIF), a black bloc group that advocates for the use of chemical and biological weapons against their political opponents. The employee, John Zack Ortiz, is a 24-year-old UC Berkeley graduate and serves as a coordinator for ADL Central Pacific.
Ortiz has been described as a “liaison” between the ADL and the AIF, using his position within both groups to exchange information and keep AIF members updated with the latest intelligence from the ADL, which has then been used to harass political opponents online. Within AIF chat groups, Ortiz, who went by the username “johnyz715”, openly boasted about his work with the ADL. His LinkedIn profile even identifies him as an ADL regional coordinator.
It is important to note that the AIF is not part of Antifa but is a separate organization. The AIF draws its name from a violent left-wing German group known as the Iron Front, which operated in the 1930s. The original Iron Front aimed to support the continued existence of Weimar Germany, the inter-war German republic known for pioneering transgenderism, through both terrorism and political activism.
However, the modern American Iron Front, which primarily operates online, has taken on a different form. It is seen as an anti-white hate group with Jewish supremacist leanings, much like the accusations often directed towards the ADL. The AIF has even marketed itself as a Jewish organization through propaganda posters.
Apart from online harassment of white individuals and political conservatives, members of the AIF have consistently advocated for real-life violence against their political opponents. An AIF member suggested the use of Quicklime, a chemical weapon known to cause horrific burns and blindness upon contact, in one of their chat messages. Another member called for the murder of Michael Knowles, a conservative commentator from the Daily Wire.
The revelation of Ortiz’s association with the AIF has sparked controversy. Critics argue that the ADL should not have an employee with ties to such a violent and extremist group. There are concerns that Ortiz may have used his position within the ADL to further the AIF’s agenda.
The ADL, which aims to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of hate, has faced criticism in the past for its alleged bias and suppression of conservative voices. This recent revelation only adds fuel to the fire, as it raises questions about the organization’s credibility and its ability to effectively address hate and extremism.
The ADL has not yet publicly commented on Ortiz’s association with the AIF. However, this incident underscores the importance of carefully vetting employees and ensuring that their affiliations align with the organization’s mission and values.
As this story continues to develop, it remains to be seen how the ADL will handle the situation and whether any actions will be taken regarding Ortiz’s employment. The public will be watching closely to see how this potentially damaging revelation affects the ADL’s reputation and its ability to effectively combat hate and extremism.