SPLC Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Jason Kessler Likely a Former 'Occupy Wall Street' Activist. Could organizing that event which brought shame to the right have been done for that very purpose?

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Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC: "Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama. At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association." ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... .. ... .. ... ... ... .. ... ... .. ... ... ..... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... .. ... ... [Maze] Occupy Wall Street was a decidedly leftist movement, being that it was anti-capitalist. So is Kessler actually a leftist infiltrator whose goal is to smear the right? Is there any evidence to support that? Well, have a look at this, in the glare of all the publicity generated by the Charlottesville rally on Aug 18 he tweeted "Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist. Communists have killed 94 million. Looks like it was payback time." His tweet included a link to the daily stormer. http://gizmodo.com/organizer-of-neo-nazi-rally-tweets-that-death-of-heathe-1798041214 (Heather Heyer was the woman killed in the car attack) So that's about as offensive a comment as someone could make. If his goal was to make the right look like pieces of shit, that would be an excellent **** cherry to put on top of the shitcake he baked in Charlottesville. While it doesn't exactly prove that was his intent, it is fully consistent with it being his intent.

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According to Snopes, Jason Kessler did vote for Obama but became disillusioned with the Democrats' identity politics.

In 2011, he attended an Occupy rally in Charlottesville but had a confrontation with people there and claimed he didn't "see eye to eye" with them. There's no other evidence that he was involved with Occupy other than having attended this one rally (which apparently did not go well for him).

In late 2015, he said this on his blog:

"Despite having a definite viewpoint, I have sympathies with both the left & right of political/social thought. I want both in my readership. Therefore the political thought of my private life will be kept private until such time as it is relevant to my work or a critique of my work, as I’ve stated."

In February 2016, he said this:

"The Democrats are essentially the “Unite to Get Whitey” party. There will come a time when white people understand that they also need to stick together as a political force. Otherwise we’ll keep being bombarded by anti-white media & anti-white laws. "

In October 2016, he posted this:

"Black Lives Matter is a group which has advocated for the killing of white police officers on many occasions. We can see the fruits of their labors in the five police officers slain by a BLM member in Dallas, Texas. Their critics point out that they exploit the crime epidemic in inner city ghettos in order to advocate policy preferences and benefits for their racial in-group."

I doubt many conservatives here would disagree with these last two quoted statements. They are not particularly inflammatory, but they are quite obviously right-wing American viewpoints.

In December 2016, he praised the election of Trump. It was around then he started feuding with Wes Bellamy over Confederate statues and from here that he became more prominent in the right until you have what he organized this month.

It sounds more to me like he was someone who was mildly left-wing, but became disillusioned with the racial identity politics of Obama and the Democrats. As his views shifted rightward, he became more defensive of white Americans toward the end of Obama's presidency, then during the election period he criticized BLM and the censorship of conservative voices on Twitter and on college campuses. From then on, he became embroiled in the "pro-statue" movement, specifically in Charlottesville (hence why he had the rally there).

So no, he does not have a spotless conservative record. Neither does Trump, for the matter (even Hillary is not a spotless left-winger). But that doesn't mean that his views could not have evolved; the evidence of his online posts show that they did. They also show that he's a piece of shit for what he said about Hannah Heyer.

The Right needs to acknowledge that bad people in their circle, the people they want nothing to do with. They can't just pawn them all off onto the other side. If the Left needs to condemn anti-fa, and moderate Muslims need to condemn jihadists, then so does the Right need to condemn neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and people like Kessler.

Keep in mind the KKK and other neo-Nazis also attended the rally (and it was one such neo-Nazi who murdered Hannah Heyer). Kessler and has statue grievances were the initial impetus for the rally but hardly the main constituent there.

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Thibault Thibault

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According to Snopes, Jason Kessler did vote for Obama but became disillusioned with the Democrats' identity politics.

In 2011, he attended an Occupy rally in Charlottesville but had a confrontation with people there and claimed he didn't "see eye to eye" with them. There's no other evidence that he was involved with Occupy other than having attended this one rally (which apparently did not go well for him).

In late 2015, he said this on his blog:

"Despite having a definite viewpoint, I have sympathies with both the left & right of political/social thought. I want both in my readership. Therefore the political thought of my private life will be kept private until such time as it is relevant to my work or a critique of my work, as I’ve stated."

In February 2016, he said this:

"The Democrats are essentially the “Unite to Get Whitey” party. There will come a time when white people understand that they also need to stick together as a political force. Otherwise we’ll keep being bombarded by anti-white media & anti-white laws. "

In October 2016, he posted this:

"Black Lives Matter is a group which has advocated for the killing of white police officers on many occasions. We can see the fruits of their labors in the five police officers slain by a BLM member in Dallas, Texas. Their critics point out that they exploit the crime epidemic in inner city ghettos in order to advocate policy preferences and benefits for their racial in-group."

I doubt many conservatives here would disagree with these last two quoted statements. They are not particularly inflammatory, but they are quite obviously right-wing American viewpoints.

In December 2016, he praised the election of Trump. It was around then he started feuding with Wes Bellamy over Confederate statues and from here that he became more prominent in the right until you have what he organized this month.

It sounds more to me like he was someone who was mildly left-wing, but became disillusioned with the racial identity politics of Obama and the Democrats. As his views shifted rightward, he became more defensive of white Americans toward the end of Obama's presidency, then during the election period he criticized BLM and the censorship of conservative voices on Twitter and on college campuses. From then on, he became embroiled in the "pro-statue" movement, specifically in Charlottesville (hence why he had the rally there).

So no, he does not have a spotless conservative record. Neither does Trump, for the matter (even Hillary is not a spotless left-winger). But that doesn't mean that his views could not have evolved; the evidence of his online posts show that they did. They also show that he's a piece of shit for what he said about Hannah Heyer.

The Right needs to acknowledge that bad people in their circle, the people they want nothing to do with. They can't just pawn them all off onto the other side. If the Left needs to condemn anti-fa, and moderate Muslims need to condemn jihadists, then so does the Right need to condemn neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and people like Kessler.

Keep in mind the KKK and other neo-Nazis also attended the rally (and it was one such neo-Nazi who murdered Hannah Heyer). Kessler and has statue grievances were the initial impetus for the rally but hardly the main constituent there.

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Thibault Thibault

This is such BS coming from SPLC and our "msm" about a supposed rise in the KKK and White Supremacists now that Trump is our country's CIC. Anyone with half of brain of COMMON SENSE can see right through this crap...where back in 2008-2016 having a black President, there were no neo-Nazis or White Supremacists having rallies against President Obama as our 1st black President....yet now that Trump is our country's President suddenly these racist groups are coming out of the wood work in their cockroach environment as racists, but didn't when our country overwhelming voted for Obama to be our CIC??? Yet they are now, now that we have a white President!?
As I stated ANYONE with a half a brain can see right through this BS.

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Gronk17 Gronk17

The splc is a lame **** tax exempt cult doing all it can to remain popular so it doesn't lose federal funding its nothing but a farce.

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ergoproxy ergoproxy

I suspect you're giving Kelser way too much credit.

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