Jason Kessler describes himself as a “freelance journalist and activist.”
His own self-described claim to fame was: “exposing the racial double standards surrounding the Twitter messages of Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy who was pushing to remove a historic Confederate monument after going on racist rants against white people over a period of close to 10 years,” as described on his site JasonKessler.us.
Kessler was one of the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned deadly when a demonstrator drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old year old Heather D. Heyer of Charlottesville.
Since that event, The Washington Post reported that Kessler has been the target of criticism from both “within and outside of his movement.”
“Prominent racists have broken ties with him. Friends have also parted ways, saying they don’t recognize the man they once knew as an Obama supporter. His father, in his first interview, told The Washington Post that he vehemently disapproves of Kessler’s actions and has tried to persuade him to stop. Many of his private messages planning the rallies have been leaked online. And Charlottesville residents have filed numerous lawsuits against him.”
“Wherever he goes in town, the man who bills himself as a ‘white civil rights’ leader is often shouted at.”
The people of Charlottesville aren’t the only ones shouting at him. His father seems to get a few good licks in now and again.
How do we know this? Well, this viral tweet tells another story of the man known as a prominent white supremacist.
Unite the Right 2 organizer, Nazi failure Jason Kessler gets yelled at by his dad for being a Nazi while livestreaming w Nazi loser Patrick Little, who admits he may have to sell the boat he's broadcasting from at a loss because he needs money. pic.twitter.com/skmlmtdSAE
— Flyingovertr0ut (@FlyingOverTr0ut) August 14, 2018
From the background you hear a man’s voice giving Kessler a tongue lashing. And then he tries to address the disturbance by leaving the video momentarily.
We learn that Kessler is living with his mom and dad, and his father doesn’t like his son live-streaming from his room.
“I want this to stop in my room, Jason!” the voice calls. “This is my room!”
Kessler admits in the video that it’s his father yelling at him and he can’t afford to live on his own.
“I’m stuck in a situation where I have to stay with my family because I’m paying for all these lawsuits and I can’t afford to do that without staying with my family.”
Kessler also states his parent’s don’t necessarily hold the same political views. Not surprising.
I wonder if the humiliation of being called out on live on the internet is enough to knock Kessler of his Aryan elitist high horse and get a real job and focus on something more productive than spreading white racist extremist hostility.
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