5 Things You Need To Know About The Charlottesville Organizers


1. The organizer, Jason Kessler, used to be an Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama. The Daily Wire's James Barrett reported that a woman recently approached Kessler and talked to him about his prior involvement in the Occupy movement, which made Kessler uncomfortable. Barrett also cited a Rightwing News' report that Kessler was paid $1,320 for consulting a Senate Democratic candidate in 2012 and held a myriad of left-wing positions, including his support of abortion and leftist environmentalist policies as well as his opposition to hawkish foreign policy positions. Kessler became an odious alt-righter after he witnessed the massive outrage over a woman tweeting, "Going to Africa. Hope I donít get AIDS. Just kidding. Iím white!"

2. Kessler first entered the public spotlight when he attempted to drive out Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy from his position.

3. Kessler founded an organization called Unity and Security for America and organized a previous white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

4. Kessler blamed the violence during this past weekend's Charlottesville protests on the police.

5. The lawsuit names Richard Spencer as someone who helped organize the Charlottesville protests.



if the dude was such a progressive before and under Obama, what changed his mind