Isaac Smith, David Caron, Kenny Jackson, all reportedly repudiate Jason Kessler and the Unite The Right rally...
We're learning from the new report published by Chris Suarez at The Daily Progress, that Jason Kessler's former secretary for his Unity and Security for America non-profit, Isaac Smith, as well as former supporter David Caron, are both speaking out against Kessler's downward spiral into the far right rabbit hole. Via The Daily Progress:
"As Charlottesville anxiously approaches the date of a massive rally that could turn violent, two local conservative activists are now distancing themselves from the right-wing provocateur who invited anti-Semitic and white nationalist speakers to headline the event.
In interviews last week, David Caron and Isaac Smith expressed concerns about Jason Kessler’s decision to invite inflammatory personalities to speak at his Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park, which until recently was named Lee Park.
Many of those selected to speak at the event were involved in a provocative torch-lit demonstration last May to protest the planned removal of the city’s Robert E. Lee statue."
The report goes on to add:
"In recent months, Caron and Smith have shifted their attention to supporting Kenny Jackson, an outspoken independent candidate for City Council who ran as a Republican in 2004. Jackson, who is African-American, also has been critical of the council’s decision to remove the Lee statue, which is being contested in court.
“He’s affiliated himself with people who are — to put it mildly — ideologically distasteful,” Smith said. “And now he’s associated with people involved with organized crime. It’s turning into a rabbit hole. And I want nothing to do with that.”
With Spencer’s previous calls for the creation of a “white ethno-state” and the TWP’s association with the “neo-Nazi” National Socialist Movement, Caron said: “I’m not trying to work with people like that.”"
I also recently spoke with Smith, and I personally believe that he is sincere. I truly believe that he really had no idea what he was getting himself into, and I think he is being genuine. Additionally, Charlottesville City Council candidate Kenny Jackson was a guest on the Schilling Show on Friday, where he took a few moments to address the controversy over the Unite The Right rally when asked by a caller his feelings on the event:
"I think I'm pretty forward, and I've been pretty well communicating. I don't agree with the Klan rally. That's their legal right. I don't agree with the Alt-Right rally, but this is their right. I don't agree with the Black Lives and the SURJ running up on people, cursing at people. I know, I've been one of those people subject to that. So, any time there's a hate group, it divides us. The fact of the matter is, as far as this thing coming up on the 12th, which I'm asking everyone to be smart enough, and stay at home. If you want to do something, help out in the communities that need help. You don't need to be down there protesting. If you don't agree with it, stay away from it. Yelling at people doesn't accomplish anything. But really, when it comes down to it, any group that preaches hate, says people should be killed or anything, I don't agree with that. That's not what Charlottesville's about and that's not the way we grew up."
I don't agree with Jackson about staying home. We have a right to confront these hate mongers. The solution to speech we don't like is more speech. We should let our voices be heard. Show up on August 12th to drown out the hate. Please come with peaceful intent. Violence will not solve this problem, and honestly, it is my opinion that is exactly what the Alt-Right wants. Deny them their narrative.
Restoring the honor!