By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
Are the leaders of the infamous “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, VA on August 12 “white supremacists” or something else? Heather Heyer was brutally killed and many others wounded when a car being driven by James Alex Fields, Jr., a Hitler-loving 20-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic plowed into a group of communist agitators and Antifa activists.
Whether they are provocateurs, infiltrators or nazis, one thing is for sure – the leaders of the Unite the Right rally do not preach, practice or even remotely represent conservatism.
But the Unite the Right leaders researched by this author do share several common traits: They are anti-Semitic, deeply pro-Russian, and have an anti-free market ideology.
David Duke is not exactly a conservative icon. He is anti-Semitic and would be more ideologically compatible with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement than with the pro-Israel Tea Party. In fact, David Duke praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, particularly the anti-Semitic strain therein, including head OWS organizer Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn.
Like the others profiled here, David Duke has a deep appreciation for Russia, and even lived there for a period:
I lived in Russia for five years. While there, my book Jewish Supremacism was a best seller and sold in the Duma book store. https://t.co/loug9EdnSy
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) February 16, 2017
Here, David Duke is pictured with Aleksandr Dugin, Russian philosopher and political figure working to combine Islam, Fascism and Communism into an anti-West alliance. Dugin was dubbed “Putin’s Rasputin” by Breitbart News.
And david Duke and the klan are on the side of Russia, where’s that list of people trump won’t attack again? White supremacists and putin.. pic.twitter.com/4Nricps1N7
— Trevor Smith (@MrTSmith81) August 15, 2017
A revealing quote from Aleksandr Dugin’s 1997 work “The Foundation of Geopolitics:”
“It is especially important to introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics…”
Learn more on Dugin from the Center for Security Policy.
David Duke downplayed his role in the Unite The Right rally:
I wasn’t planning on attend this rally, but I felt it was important to support of this movement of young White Americans. #UniteTheRight
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017
But a video the author found features Duke with rally organizer Mike Enoch, where he certainly appears to be saying that he played a role in organizing the event.
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) August 19, 2017
In addition to David Duke, a figure who has been shunned by the left and the right, there were other rally organizers. Who are they?
Richard Spencer is perhaps the most prominent of the so-called “alt-right,” but his white nationalist tendencies are quite incompatible with the average Donald Trump supporter who lays claim to that label. Richard Spencer started the now-defunct “Alternative Right” magazine in 2010. Another “Unite the Right” headliner, Michael Enoch a.k.a. Mike Peinovich, was listed as an “assistant editor.”
In 2013, Vice reported that during a “leadership conference” at Spencer’s “National Policy Institute,” Spencer declared in part:
“…Our dream is a new society, an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans. It would be a new society based on very different ideals than, say, the Declaration of Independence,” referring to the concept of “inalienable rights” as “false on its face.”
Spencer is evidently not a fan of the Tea Party or “capitalism.”
The Tea Party was an organic movement in favor of capitalism, the GOP, and the U.S. military.
Co-option was its destiny.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) September 29, 2016
Trump is redefining conservatism. This is precisely why we support him.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) July 3, 2016
Spencer leads the other Unite the Right speakers in his pro-Russia obsession:
Spencer has not disguised his fondness for Vladimir Putin’s Russia, describing the country as the “sole white power in the world.” In May, he led a smaller protest in Charlottesville, in which torch wielding white nationalists chanted “Russia is our friend.”
In 2014, Spencer invited [Aleksandr] Dugin to an international far-right conference he planned to hold in Hungary, however international sanctions prevented Dugin attending and Hungarian police raided the meeting. Dugin has since become a frequent contributor to Spencer’s AltRight.com website, and has also contributed to his online journal Radix. Spencer has returned the favor, penning an article for Dugin’s Katehon website.
Spencer’s ex-wife is Nina Kouprianova, a tireless promoter of Russian nationalism and self-described “Kremlin troll leaders” who writes under the penname Nina Byzantina. She is also Dugin’s English translator.
Spencer does not appear to be a fan of Christianity:
This is the opinion of most all of humanity outside Christian fundamentalists.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 11, 2017
Even liberal multiculturalism and Christianity are expressions of the White Man’s ideals dominating the world.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 21, 2016
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) December 24, 2015
Thankfully, Richard Spencer was expelled from CPAC in 2017:
“His views are repugnant and have absolutely nothing to do with conservatism or what we do here,” said CPAC spokesman Ian Walters.
Along with Baked Alaska (more below), Spencer was also “uninvited” from the “Deploraball,” the party held by/for the “alt-right” the night before President Trump’s inauguration.
Although Jack Smith of Mic described Matthew Heimbach, 26, of Paoli, Indiana as “far right,” Heimbach is seen here bashing “capitalism” and criticized President Trump for his “war-mongering neocon policies” and for “siding with the bankers and multi-national corporations over the American worker.”
Heimbach also referred to his group, the “Traditionalist Worker’s Party” as “secessionist.” Matt Heimbach joins other Unite the Right leaders in the aggressive promotion of Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Before the evacuation, far right leader Matthew Heimbach spoke to me about exactly where his Traditionalist Workers Party stands on Trump. pic.twitter.com/0ua6CH4zkK
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) August 12, 2017
And, for good measure, here’s Heimbach with the Novorossiya flag, and leading a rally with both Confederate and Russian imperial flags: pic.twitter.com/5mHjHisfr7
— Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) January 4, 2017
— Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) January 5, 2017
Last year, Matt Heimbach gained notoriety after he “screamed at and repeatedly pushed an anti-Trump protester” at a Trump rally in Kentucky, as reported at IndyStar. Also last year, the LA Times reported on stabbings in Sacramento “between members of a Ku Klux Klan group and counter-protesters at an Anaheim park.” Who was in the middle of the chaos?
Matt Heimbach, of course.
As an aside, Yvette Falarca was pathetically described as a “counter protester” in the same article.
Would you say that Matthew Heimbach represents your point of view?
“I can’t think of any occupation that I admire more than the professional provocateur, who has the courage & self-determination to court controversy despite all slings & arrows of the world.” – Jason Kessler, December 2015
Jason Kessler was outed as a left-winger by the aforementioned Southern Poverty Law Center, which alluded to Kessler’s “…involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.”
See this tweet, which appears to have since been deleted:
As illustrated with the other “Unite the Right” leaders, Kessler is a major advocate for Russia, as evidenced in this opinion piece at GotNews in January, where Kessler downplays “Russian aggression in Ukraine and Georgia” and insists that “we must advocate for deeper ties with Russia.”
Russia is a natural ally to the United States: both are nationalistic, facing internal Islamic threat & reckoning w/ economic might of China
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) January 11, 2017
Some other revealing tweets:
Kind of hard to preach to Iran about nuclear weapons when we have over 5,000 of them#SOTU
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) January 29, 2014
If US doesn’t want Iran, North Korea and others to have nukes why not lead by example?
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) August 5, 2014
@SenatorReid I think you’re a guy who gets thing done and I respect that but you need to support the assault weapons ban bc its now or never
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) March 20, 2013
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) June 28, 2014
Here is a tweet from Jason Kessler to “The Satanic Temple” praising their “Protect the Children” project, which protects children from getting punished by Christians in schools, or something.
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) July 29, 2014
@whitehouse Give liberals a reason to get excited about this election. Sign an executive order banning the sale of assault rifles!
— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) July 22, 2012
Thomas Dillingham painstakingly scoured the internet and compiled information on the Unite the Right organizer (see Part 1 and Part 2), exposing Kessler’s interest in population control, an ongoing obsession of the left.
On December 6, 2015. Kessler wrote:
“We get so caught up in the emotion of the violence that we don’t consider the long-term, historical consequences. To put it bluntly: the planet is overpopulated already. Maybe we shouldn’t try to cure every disease, we shouldn’t confiscate all the harmful drugs, etc. Perhaps we’d be happier if we made peace with the fact that rabid animals are going to dwindle the herd from time to time (as they have in much greater volume throughout history) & that’s not really a bad thing in the long run.”
Ever since Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population” way back in 1798 which laments, “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man,” the far left has seized upon the concept to inflict all manner of ongoing and brutal social engineering experiments upon the masses.
Conservatives generally take the viewpoint that all life is precious, from the tiniest unborn child to the oldest grandmother. With this in mind, consider Kessler’s quote from his blog here:
“Take for instance how valuable the conquerors throughout history, as bloody & awful as they were during their reigns, have been to population control. We think the planet is overpopulated now: the environment sick, the resources dwindling; where in the world we be without Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Julius Caesar or for that matter the bubonic plague, cancer & AIDS?” – Jason Kessler
Speaking of the belief that life is precious, the below tweet evoked such disgust that even Richard Spencer denounced Kessler.
I will no longer associate w/ Jason Kessler; no one should. Heyer’s death was deeply saddening. “Payback” is a morally reprehensible idea. pic.twitter.com/MTVDL9Av3s
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 19, 2017
Jason Kessler is a particularly cringe-worthy character. He appears to be a lost soul, looking for answers in all the wrong places. But regardless of his own personal struggle, his vile behavior and outspoken rage keeps hatred alive.
A very good article about Baked Alaska (a.k.a. Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, a.k.a. White Russian) can be found in an April 2017 article by Oliver Darcy at Business Insider. Like his “Unite the Right” peers, Gionet is not “conservative,” appears to be anti-Semitic, and is a strong supporter of Russia.
You Will Not Replace Us. pic.twitter.com/vde9F5UVL7
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) July 29, 2017
“[A]t the start of the 2016 election season,” Darcy writes, “Gionet…firmly opposed the war on drugs, and championed the cause of Black Lives Matter, actively participating in the movement’s street demonstrations.”
Before he became an alt-right figure, Baked Alaska worked as a “social-media strategist… responsible for growing BuzzFeed Video’s social-media accounts.” Evidently, Trump’s “stance against political correctness” is what sold the “29-year-old internet troll” on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
A look at some of Gionet’s early tweets:
In Soviet Russia,
Vodka Drink You. pic.twitter.com/IkMEO2d1lR
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) March 22, 2013
@natethegreat118 No, I am born and raised 18 years in Anchorage Alaska. As well as one year living in Russia.
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 18, 2013
@capcacap Yes, I love Russia. Great people, great food. Borscht is ochen koosna!
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) March 17, 2013
Alaska is my 1st home.
LA, Seattle, and Russia are tied for 2nd.
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 23, 2013
I actually lived in Russia. This shit’s real I’m not acting.
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 23, 2013
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) October 30, 2013
From Alaska but lived in Russia 2 years as a kid. “@ivanhbsks: @bakedalaska ARE YOU REALLY FROM RUSSIA!?!?”
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) December 20, 2013
Zionist = Israel first … not America First …. I care about America’s interests first not any other country
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) January 1, 2017
In 2016, Gionet “…left BuzzFeed for a job managing [Milo] Yiannopoulos’s college tour in 2016,” but he was allegedly “fired…for an undisclosed reason” according to a source who spoke with Darcy. Gionet then started working with Mike Cernovich, who attempted unsuccessfully to “tame” him and was forced to uninvite him to the “Deploraball,” a party scheduled for the night before Inauguration Day for the “new breed of Republicans” that assisted Donald Trump with winning the White House.
Johnny Monoxide, a.k.a. John Ramondetta, was listed as one of the speakers of the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, but it is “unclear” whether or not he attended, according to SFGate.
KRON4 News reported that Ramondetta was involved in Occupy Wall Street and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“At one point, Johnny Ramondetta joined the Occupy Wall Street at [sic] Black Lives Matters [sic] protests.
But something switched.”
The SPLC reports:
“…Monoxide was very much on the liberal left of social issues and far from the Trump supporter he is today. After getting out of the Navy, he claimed to have been of the mindset that ‘dude, the government’s bad,’ and stated that he ‘loved guns and [he] loved weed.’ In 2011 he became involved with the Oakland contingent of Occupy Wall Street. The following year, he admitted, albeit reluctantly, to attending a Black Lives Matter protest in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin. He subsequently joined Facebook groups such as ‘Cop Block’ and ‘Police the Police,’ thus delving further into the social justice movement…”
At some point, Monoxide became a white supremacist. But how is he conservative?
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with others in the mainstream media, are attempting to link a belief in white supremacy with conservatism. In fact, many of the provocateurs who headlined the “Unite the Right” event have demonstrable left-wing beliefs.
Consider Jeremy Christian, the white supremacist who allegedly murdered Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche & deeply wounded Micah Fletcher as they reportedly sought to protect Destinee Magnum, 16, and her 17-year-old Muslim friend from Christian’s “hate speech” on a train in Portland on May 26 2017.
Christian praised Bernie Sanders and “posted [in November 2016] that he hoped Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be assassinated” as reported at OregonLive. When someone asked Christian in the comments, “Did someone hijack your account?” Christian replied that “he posted on Sessions’ congressional Facebook page and then claimed he had already been declared a domestic terrorist,”
Importantly, OregonLive also reported that Jeremy Christian was shunned by the participants of the “March for Free Speech” rally in Portland on April 29, 2016:
He yelled the N-word and “Hail Vinland!” Other people at the march shunned him especially after he gave a Nazi salute.
“I’m not here to join anyone, I’m here to be heard,” Christian said in a video recorded by a Portland Mercury reporter.
A few days later, Christian recognized a face from the rally in a car near Powell’s. He ran along Burnside Street for a block to catch up with Patrick Stupfel, who was driving.
Christian stuck his head in the window and tried to bond with Stupfel over their appreciation for free speech.
But Stupfel yelled “racist” so other people would hear, he said in an interview. He didn’t want to be associated with Christian after watching his behavior at the march.
Stupfel called police to report the exchange and subsequent threats. Records show police didn’t write a report.
On May 10, Christian further stoked the conflict. In the comments beneath a video Stupfel posted on the rally’s event page, Christian wrote: “Gonna knock you out Pat and here is the premeditation you punk homogeneous snitch. It’s gonna feel good!!!”
Later in the thread, he claimed his behavior at the march was designed to highlight the hypocrisy of the other marchers, who acted together to limit his speech.
Here is a video of Jeremy being shunned by the patriot group:
While the OregonLive piece by Carli Brosseau and Allan Brettman was in-depth and reported that Christian was shunned at the April rally, Brosseau and Brettman left out the pretty obvious fact that Jeremy Christian repeatedly praised Bernie Sanders on Facebook.
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) August 30, 2017
Likewise, the laughably biased Southern Poverty Law Center article on Jeremy Christian also left out the fact that Christian was a Bernie fan, but made sure their readers knew that Christian praised Timothy McVeigh as a patriot.
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