I’ve thrown together this little explainer to recap the sequence of events that has led to the #UniteTheRight rally. There is a lot of misinformation floating around out there. The truth is that this controversy began and escalated in Charlottesville and has only recently captured the attention of outside groups as it has ballooned from a heritage issue to a constitutional issue.
Wes Bellamy Pushes For The Removal of Confederate Monuments
Wes Bellamy, the Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, initiated the controversy with his push to cleanse Charlottesville of Southern and Confederate monuments. This is an attack on Southern identity. It quickly resonated as a statewide issue in Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial primary.
SURJ Charlottesville Harasses Jason Kessler
In the aftermath of the Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville on May 14th, SURJ Charlottesville began a stalking and harassment campaign against Jason Kessler. By encouraging bars and restaurants to deny service to Jason Kessler, SURJ made Charlottesville into a civil rights issue.
SJWS Riot Against The Police
The KKK rally in Charlottesville on July 8th was unrelated to #UniteTheRight, but a mob of SJW activists spent the afternoon rioting against the police for hours after the Klan had left town. It trended nationwide on Twitter and illustrated to the rest of America that a violent mob in Charlottesville was attempting to usurp power from the state and impose its own values on public spaces.
“Revoke The Permit”
SURJ Charlottesville’s harassment campaign against Jason Kessler was the event that caused the #UniteTheRight rally. These activists later began a campaign at the Charlottesville City Council to “revoke the permit.” They couldn’t bear the thought that anyone other than themselves in Charlottesville can exercise their constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of assembly.
“Keep Nazis Out of Charlottesville Hotel Rooms”
The Antifa website “It’s Going Down” published an article on July 26, 2017 called “Keep Nazis Out of Charlottesville Hotel Rooms! Call-In to #DefendCville.” This is yet another illustration of how what began as a local clash in Charlottesville over Confederate monuments ballooned into a bigger contest over free speech, free assembly, leftwing mob violence and civil rights.
Deny Service To #UniteTheRight Attendees
The SJW activists who brought all of this on Charlottesville have recently begun circulating a document calling for local businesses to deny service to their political opponents:
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) July 31, 2017
Cancel The Insurance
Once again, the SJW activists who caused the #UniteTheRight event in the first place with their stalking and harassment on the downtown mall began another targeted harassment campaign against Jason Kessler’s liability insurance for the event.
Antifa Mobilize To Disrupt #UniteTheRight
From the website “It’s Going Down”:
“The fascists must not have the streets. We call on all anarchist, anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian groups in Appalachia and East South Central North America to converge at Lee Park on August 12th at 9 AM EST, and carry on the active resistance against white supremacy. We intend to win.
SJW activists in Charlottesville initially decided that Confederate monuments should be torn down and public parks renamed in a politically correct effort to erase history. They escalated it from there into actual physical confrontations against Corey Stewart, the Alt-Right event on May 14th, harassment of Jason Kessler around June 1st and most recently the “fascist police” on July 8th.
These people have decided that public spaces in Charlottesville belong only to their leftwing mob, that their leftwing mob can and should intimidate people for political reasons on the downtown mall, that no one else has free speech or freedom of assembly in Charlottesville, that the police are an illegitimate force in the community and among other things that hotels, restaurants and insurance companies can be bullied into compliance with their illegal and unreasonable demands.
“Social justice” is what has brought this upon Charlottesville and has ratcheted up the backlash every step of the way. It is what has caused rightwing groups which have traditionally been at odds to put their differences aside for a day. Whatever our political differences, we all have a common interest in pushing back against this encroachment on OUR RIGHTS. If it becomes acceptable to act nasty and “punch Nazis” in Charlottesville, deny free speech and freedom of assembly to “Nazis,” to deny service at hotels and restaurants to “Nazis,” a very ugly precedent will be set which will be expanded by these SJW groups and applied to anyone who is declared to be “irredeemable” and “deplorable.”
If Virginia’s greatest heroes like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are irredeemable and deplorable enough to be torn down, where do you stand in this new order? What are the extent of your rights going to be in this new order? Are you good enough to speak in the public square? Where do you draw the line? Is it the Klan and NSM? Is it Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler?
This is why #UniteTheRight is happening in Charlottesville. We’re going to expose what is going on there. There is a malicious force in that city which is attempting to impose a new orthodoxy on the town. It isn’t a few Klansmen on a day trip from North Carolina. It isn’t “Nazis.” Rather, it is SJWs who style themselves as the local Inquisition and who have decided that everyone in Charlottesville must conform to their values and anyone who disagrees has no rights worthy of their respect.
This has become a nationwide problem. It has invited a national response.
Note: Just today, we see the ADL attempting to impose its orthodoxy on YouTube. There is an effort underway here to push our voices out of the public square in both the real world and on the internet. This is why it we have to take a stand!