Have you, like me, ever wondered why white supremacy hate groups are labeled “right-wing”? Considering recent events out of Charlottesville, VA, I’m sure many conservatives – or any right-leaning individuals, for that matter – are certainly wondering that by now.
And, where does that label come from, exactly? After all, writings from Edmund Burke, William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell certainly make no connection to that reference. Hmmm.
According to a report from the Daily Wire:
Jason Kessler, the man who helped organize Saturday’s white nationalist “Unite the Right” event that erupted in violence, has come under the national spotlight because of his role in the ultimately deadly event and his subsequent need to flee a press conference after being attacked. According to some persistent “rumors,” prior to his rise to prominence on the far-right, Kessler embraced the far-left Occupy Wall Street movement and was an Obama supporter.
So, to be clear, Kessler was linked to the progressive movement at one point, and then conveniently moved to the right? Oh, ok. Got it.
According to a report from Rightwingnews.com:
Kessler did not become a white supremacist until November of 2016. The timing all by itself is fishy here. He didn’t start his new cause until AFTER Donald Trump was elected President. He also took $1,320 as a consulting fee from a Democratic candidate running for the Senate in 2012. He’s pro-abortion, an environmentalist, a non-interventionist, pro-equality and an atheist, among other things. This guy sounds like someone that should be looked into. I find it very suspicious that a leftist would suddenly join a hate group to stir up chaos on our streets. Or maybe not so much.
Per Daily Wire, Kessler’s path to becoming a “Unite The Right” organizer is rooted in anger towards a Charlottesville black councilman named Wes Bellamy.
Kessler’s campaign against Bellamy, who had organized a press conference calling for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue that was at the center of the “Unite the Right” rally, resulted in the unearthing of what SPLC describes as “sexist, homophobic, and bigoted tweets” by the councilman, a publicity win for Kessler. He then launched a petition demanding that Bellamy step down, a petition which was ultimately tossed out — but not before Kessler punched a guy in the face while trying to get signatures, an action that got him arrested with misdemeanor assault.
So how on earth does a leftist upset by a councilman’s “sexist, homophobic, and bigoted tweets” suddenly become a far-right leader?
To answer that question, one really doesn’t need to look any further than the KKK. After all, it was rooted in the Democratic Party. But, of course, no one wants to talk about that.