According to a SPLC report, Jason Kessler, the man who organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a former Occupy Wall Street Activist and a supporter of Barack Obama. Besides the Southern Poverty Law Center report, Jason Kessler gave an interview yesterday for Inforwars’ Alex Jones, during which he confirmed Southern Poverty Law Center’s claims, i.e. that he was involved more or less with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the fact that he supported Barack Obama from 2007 until 2015, when he turned conservator, Republican or whatever. You can see Jason Kessler interview with Alex Jones here.
Southern Poverty Law Center is a well known left-wing and very partisan group which excels in targeting so-called hate groups (a hate group is anything that’s not progressive/left wing by the way), and the fact that they identified Jason Kessler’s left wing roots is pretty significant. As SPLC put it:
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.
As Southern Poverty Law Center notes, Jason Kessler turned right wing very recently, in November 2016 to be more precise, though he claims the change occurred back in 2013. And speaking of Occupy Wall Street, this was an extreme left-wing (as in communist) movement dedicated to the destruction of capitalism. Started in 2011 in Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon included extremist and very violent elements that started riots and confronted the police a number of times between 2011 and 2012. It’s worth noticing that illustrious Democrats like Barry Obama, Nancy Pelosi and even Media Matters for America embraced this radical left-wing movement.
The thing is, it’s very peculiar for a former Obama/Occupy aficionado (until very recently) to suddenly turn “right wing” and then organize a march like Unite the Right in a Democrat dominated city like Charlottesville.