Jason Kessler: White Supremacist or Soros Plant?
Charlottesville, Va., Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler speaks with a police officer after fleeing a planned press conference Sunday. In the past 24 hours, new details have emerged about Kessler’s past that suggest he isn’t who he say he is.
August 15, 2017
We’ve learned a lot more about Jason Kessler, who organized the Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend that turned violent and led to the death of three people.
But everything we learn about him is a new red flag that points to one overriding fact: we don’t really know anything about him at all. Here’s a summary of what we’ve learned in just the past 24 hours:
- SPLC—Kessler was a former Obama supporter who participated in the George Soros-supported Occupy movement.
- com—Kessler wrote articles sympathetic to the Occupy movement for CNN in 2011.
- com—In an exclusive interview, Kessler fails to explain why he played into what appeared to be an orchestrated attempt to manufacture a riot.
- Citizen journalist Lee Stranahan—There are direct connections between one of the neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville and a Soros-supported Ukrainian nationalist political party.
Kessler denies being a white supremacist, although his personal blog and website suggest he’s at least sympathetic to their views. In a Periscope video he posted to his Twitter account Monday night, he described these red flags as “conspiracy theory rumors about me started by SPLC & promoted by the alt-light.”
The SPLC started a rumor—like a hit-piece for right-wing people—about how I’m a secret liberal … this is the kind of thing that is red meat for like the alt-light mafia Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, Gavin McInnes and some of these other people.
More questions remain, but will their answers just uncover more red flags?