Neo Nazi's "Occupy" Roots Conveniently Ignored by Mainstream Media

  • 08/18/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Peter Raines
So-called Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler began his political career in unexpected places – supporting Barack Obama and Occupy Wall Street.
 
Kessler came under national scrutiny and condemnation after his rally erupted in violence Saturday, resulting in the deaths of Heather Heyer and Virginia State Troopers, Jay Cullen and Berke Bates.
 
A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center provides compelling information on Kessler’s past. The fact a notoriously left-wing organization would go against their interest to highlight his liberal roots gives their allegations greater credence.
 
Kessler’s political views often came up for discussion on white nationalist forums. He reportedly received $1,320 as a consulting fee from a Democratic Senate candidate in 2012. Further evidence reveals a pattern of advocating for abortion on demand and radical environmentalism.
 
At a recent demonstration, Kessler live-streamed himself when an attendee suddenly apologized for a confrontation they had during his time in the Occupy movement. Kessler appeared visibly upset.
 
After Kessler’s self-described “red-pilling” – a reference to The Matrix, alluding to his acceptance of newfound beliefs – he became heavily involved with white nationalist groups.
 
Kessler founded Unity & Security for America, a radical grassroots movement supporting detestable figures. These include Dr. Michael Hill, President of the League of the South, who advocates for the states of the former Confederacy to secede and Augustus Invictus, a goat-blood drinking pagan and neo-fascist.   
 
Unite the Right culminated with a torch-lit march filled with racial epithets and stiff-armed Nazi salutes.   
 
Kessler’s rally descended into chaos before it could begin as violent alt-right groups and militant Antifa protesters confronted each other almost immediately. Three people died, including a young woman run over by a neo-Nazi in a 4,000-pound muscle car.
 
Kessler’s conversion from the far-left to the alt-right occurred after 2013. The public excoriation of a PR executive in December of that year for a tasteless tweet about AIDs in Africa may have sparked his dramatic shift.
 
Saturday did not mark Kessler’s first brush with the law. Judges in Charlottesville’s Circuit Court have convicted him of misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, obstruction of justice, and a slew of traffic citations.
 
Despite his vile rhetoric, self-inflicted wounds, and ideological pedigree that raise more questions than answers, Kessler vows to continue protesting in the wake of the mayhem he left behind in Charlottesville.
 Source: AAN
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