As more details about the White Nationalist protests in Charlottesville come to light, it seems that even left-wing organizations can’t deny the reality behind some of these suspicious characters that have attended the event.
In particular, the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a radical left-wing organization, is reporting that the organizer of the rally, Jason Kessler, was likely an Obama supporter and was connected to the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to Breitbart.
The SPLC writes on their website that “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,” writes the SPLC.
The SPLC has an extreme left-wing bias and tends to categorize almost anything that is conservative as a “hate group.” They also routinely include the KKK and the Aryan Brotherhood as groups emanating from the Right, even though they have roots in the post-Civil War Democrat Party and Socialism, respectively. Further, many of their other “hate groups” tend to be Christian or conservative groups championing pro-life, pro-family, and pro-border causes.
According to Fox News, some of these groups include the American Family Association, the Family Research Institute, the Liberty Counsel, and even the American College of Pediatricians. What unites most of these groups is that they have advocated for Christian values, traditional families, and principles of conservative government. Many feel that this is a deliberate tactic on the part of the SPLC to try to slander and defame those with whom they don’t agree.
When even the SPLC has to report about Kessler’s connections with Democrats and Progressives, this is a fact that’s undeniable.
Interestingly, Kessler was previously involved with Occupy Wall Street, a radical left-wing movement that is committed to the destruction of the capitalist system. The group’s violent and extremist elements waged confrontations with police in the fall and winter of 2011-2012.
It’s worth noting that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Media Matters for America, and other Democrats embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement despite some of its extremist elements–a decision that was met with no controversy nor covered as a scandal by the media.
President Trump has called out all forms of racism and extremism. Do you think there is extremism on both sides of the political aisle?
Although at first, some might find such a drastic change in political view to be remarkable, it isn’t. Kessler is still an extremist, that never changed–White Supremacy and Occupy Wall Street are simply opposite sides of the same coin when it comes to political extremism.
At one point, Kessler took $1,320 as a consulting fee from a Democrat candidate running for the Senate in 2012. He was chased away from his own press conference the day after the violent protests took place.
As more details stream in about some of these figures, it only goes to show you that extremism is rampant on both sides of the political aisle. Even more evident is that this extremism–with all its violence–must be marginalized for the good of the Republic.