‘Unite the Right’ is not uniting the ‘right’, they are uniting extremists who say they are on the ‘right’. One thing they are not is right about much.
‘Unite the Right’ organized the march of radicals in Charlottesville this past weekend. They were joined by as many as 12 groups totaling between 200 and 500 protesters. There were also reportedly an equal number of leftist radicals.
The two most well-known leaders of ‘Unite the Right’ are Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer.
Spencer is famous for his heil Trump speech and his proud self-characterization as alt-right. Kessler is famous for being a long-time leftist who supported the Occupy communist/socialist movement and voted for Barack Obama.
Only a year ago, white supremacist and ‘Unite the Right’ leader, Jason Kessler, was said to be a supporter a former President Obama and the Occupy movement.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Kessler revealed his political transformation around November 2016, the same month then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidential election.
In November, 2016, Kessler displayed a rightward shift according to SPLC during an attack on Charlottesville vice mayor Wes Bellamy who posted racist and vulgar tweets in 2011 and 2012.
Richard Spencer, a co-leader of the group, is an Atheist who invites the Christian white to join his brigade to preserve the white race he sees as in imminent peril.
He appears to have popularized the term “alt-right” over the last nine years and is a white supremacist.
A left-wing former classmate of Spencer’s, Graeme Wood, interviewed him for the Atlantic. In the piece, he described his distaste for Spencer and his views, backing up much of it with quotes.
“The concerns of conservative Christians don’t interest him. He doesn’t mind gay marriage, and he favors legal access to abortion—partly to reduce the number of blacks and Hispanics,” Wood wrote. ‘Smart people are not using abortion as birth control … It is the unintelligent and blacks and Hispanics who use abortion as birth control,’ he said recently on AltRight.com’s YouTube channel. ‘This can be something that can be a great boon for our people, our race.’
Spencer’s most offensive views as outlined by Wood concern race which demean the black race and elevate those of white European background.
Spencer is akin to the Nazis in much of his ideology if the interview in the Atlantic is accurate. The philosophers he admires are the same as those admired by the Nazis.
Neither Kessler nor Spencer represent the views of conservatives, Republicans, or libertarians. They are fascists with an opposing ideology on race to their fascist and communist kin in the Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups.
These people are the white supremacists giving everyone on the right a bad name. They must be disavowed so they can be relegated to ignominy. Some of what they say is accurate but don’t be fooled.
Extremists can call themselves whatever they want but we need to unite and we can’t do it if we follow either sides’ extremists.
This ‘Unite the Right’ movement likely won’t go anywhere but we should be concerned about the communist and socialist movement embraced by the Democratic Party.
They’re all violent fascists.
Anti-Fascist, Trump protesters applaud speech comprised entirely of Hitler quotes.
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