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Trump's Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Trump has dispensed with the fiction of democracy because he believes that in the interest of power both people and the planet are disposable, excess to be plundered and discarded. As part of an effort to normalize this pathology, he systematically employs a politics of diversion to prevent the public from addressing the underlying neoliberal forces and conditions that sold democracy to the bankers, hedge fund managers and other surrogates of finance.
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The recent "Unite the Right" march by a couple of hundred white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists across the University of Virginia campus offered a glimpse of the growing danger of authoritarian movements both in the United States and across the globe, reeking of the 1930s. The image of hundreds of fascist bullies chanting anti-Semitic, racist and white nationalist slogans, such as "Heil Trump," and later attacking peaceful anti-racist counter-demonstrators makes clear that the radical right-wing groups that have been on the margins of American society are now more comfortable in public with their nihilistic and dangerous politics.

They appear especially emboldened to come out of the shadows because elements of their neo-fascist ideology have found a comfortable if not supportive place at the highest levels of the Trump administration, especially in the presence of Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller, who espouse elements of the nefarious racist ideology that was on full display in Charlottesville. As is well known, Trump has embraced the presence and backing of white nationalists and white supremacists while refusing to denounce their Nazi slogans and violence in strong political and ethical terms, suggesting his own complicity with such movements...

The authoritarian drama unfolding across the United States has many registers and includes state violence against immigrants, right-wing populist violence against mosques and synagogues, and attacks on Muslims, Black people and others who do not fit into the vile script of white nationalism. The violence in Charlottesville is but one register of a larger mirror of domestic terrorism and home-grown fascism that is growing in the United States...

The growing call for illiberal democracies (code for authoritarian regimes) first begins with the popularization and normalization of hate and bigotry, which we have witnessed under the Trump regime, and then morphs into right-wing groups developing their own militias, organs of violence and paramilitary forces.

Charlottesville provides a glimpse of authoritarianism on the rise and speaks to the dark clouds that appear to be ushering in a new and dangerous historical moment.

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'Unite the Right' Organizer Supported Obama, Involved in Occupy 17.Aug.2017 23:14

zpn

Report: 'Unite the Right' Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter Involved With Occupy Movement

by ZeroPointNow
Aug 14, 2017 12:04 PM

Update: Archived blog post from 2015

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JASON KESSLER, AMERICAN AUTHOR
12/16/15 I can't think of any occupation I admire more than the professional provocateur, who has the courage and self-determination to court controversy despite all slings & arrows of the world.
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'Unite the Right' organizer Jason Kessler was reportedly an Obama supporter involved in the Occupy movement as recently as November 2016, before establishing his white supremacist group "Unity & Security for America" in January, 2017.

Per the Southern Poverty Law Center:

 http://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/jason-kessler

Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler's ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.

At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville's status as a sanctuary city,Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler's apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman's presence and reminders of their past association.

Kessler himself has placed his "red-pilling" around December of 2013 when a PR executive was publicly excoriated for a tasteless Twitter joke about AIDS in Africa.

Regarding the incident, Kessler stated "... so it was just a little race joke, nothing that big of a deal, she didn't have that many followers, she probably didn't think anybody was gonna see it,"

Regardless of Kessler's past politics, the rightward shift in his views was first put on display in November, 2016 when his tirade against Wes Bellamy began.

Kessler was chased away from his own press conference on Sunday, given in the aftermath of the deadly riots the previous

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP5GSXowMo4

Kessler was a CNN Assignment Editor?

Internet sleuths discovered a CNN report on Occupy Wall St. from five years ago submitted by "CNN Assignment Editor Jason Kessler." Same guy?

Something's rotten in many states...

Nothing smells right about any of this. In fact, Lee Stranahan has connected the "Unite the Right" rally to an identical Neo-Nazi movement in Ukraine supported by John McCain and Hillary Clinton.

Stranahan Periscope Here

Hour long interview with Crowdsource the Truth:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppBXqO6ObQ8

Developing...


On the dethroned rulers 18.Aug.2017 11:48

Wendy Brown

Redoing the Demos? An Interview with Wendy Brown
Theory, Culture and Society, June 8, 2017

 https://www.theoryculturesociety.org/interview-wendy-brown/