Sexual assault is not usually in the wheelhouse of issues I feel comfortable talking about but I feel on a gut level how powerful it must be for folks from groups like SARA to deal with these issues every day. I received a letter from a sexual assault survivor who had a powerful reaction to Wes Bellamy's pro-rape comments and asked that I share it here:
Dear Mr. Kessler,
I appreciate your efforts to let the Wes Bellamy story unfold. After all, these are his words not yours. A person in his position should be held to the highest standard.
I'm writing as a sexual assault survivor. I prefer to remain anonymous since my children, friends, and extended family have no idea of what I've been through.
I would really appreciate it if you could point out the fact that Mr Bellamy was already the father of three little girls when he tweeted those disgusting comments. He was already "a man".
Some of the vilest and most disturbing ones written about women were written AFTER he became a father. Three times over.
Mr Bellamy has three daughters aged 5,6, and 7 at the time of the 2015 article. That means they were born beginning in 2008.
When I read his words, and the people supporting him, I am victimized all over again. How can anyone, especially women and mothers, forgive that?
He talks about SARA in his Facebook post like that is supposed to matter to me. Are we really supposed to believe that a switch was flipped when he won office and suddenly he no longer felt the way he did for so long?
Character is how you behave when no one is looking. He fails miserably.
Thank you for your work
Sign the petition to Remove Wes Bellamy from City Council
Following my groundbreaking investigative journalism of Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy he has run to the White House for an emergency strategy session. I'm trying to confirm if this is being done under auspices of a previously scheduled TED Talk. I will be reaching out to the White House to confirm whether they endorse or disavow Vice-Mayor Bellamy and his Anti-White, Pro-Rape comments.
To the press: Please confirm White House visit with NBC 29 News.
Updates coming soon...
UPDATE #1: It was confirmed on today's Schilling Show that Bellamy arrived for a previously scheduled Ted Talk. Obviously there is going to be some heavy talk about his recent controversy, behind closed doors and away from prying eyes.
UPDATE #2: My statement to the press, "I think the article speaks for itself. You can go to my website jasonkessler.net to see the anti-white, anti-gay, pro-rape tweets for yourself. In light of Mr. Bellamy’s anti-white racism, which was the catalyst for convening the Lee Park commission, I call on the commission to drop all proposed changes or risk tacitly endorsing Bellamy’s racist agenda. I also call on the Marxist academics at UVA to either respect the legacy of Thomas Jefferson or seek employment at another university.”
Leaked: "Anti-White Racist Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy Attacks Whites, Women, Blacks Who Talk White"
Update... He's locked down his account but you can find the archives of his tweets here: http://archive.is/Teyh1, http://archive.is/E2Jxc, http://archive.is/c27vc, http://archive.is/yc4Nq
Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy has created deep divisions within the Charlottesville community by taking a largely administrative position and turning it into a bully pulpit to attack white culture and history. He recently targeted Lee Park, demanding that a historical Robert E. Lee statue be removed, despite a price tag of over $700,000 dollars to taxpayers. But it's all about his deep seated resentments. He doesn't care about massively overspending to get his way.
Charlottesville is a very liberal city in Central Virginia which voted overwhelmingly for President Obama twice and no doubt took a lot of pride in voting for Bellamy on race alone. They thought they would simply pat themselves on the back about how tolerant and diverse they were. In the process they demanded no vetting from the media for a man who is essentially a carpetbagger from Atlanta with a criminal history of assaulting police officers and a blatant black supremacist.
Of course there have been many concerned voices about Bellamy's plan to attack white history by removing the Robert E. Lee statue but the community and media seem to have written his critics off as cranks and fringe Confederate history buffs. Meanwhile he reportedly stacks all of his committees with all or majority black appointees, attends 100 Black Man racist anti-white conferences, and uses his power to harass local business owners who criticize Black Lives Matter.
Even more alarmingly, Bellamy has intimated that he intends to target the legacy of Former President Thomas Jefferson, who founded the University of Virginia and who resided here at his plantation home, Monticello. Bellamy spoke to local CBS affiliate CBS 19: "Right now, we are going to be looking at the Confederate statues, but in terms of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson, and things of that nature, I think those are conversations we do need to have here in the city of Charlottesville."
It's unclear whether Bellamy's radical anti-white agenda had any connection to the Marxist element on campus who recently scolded UVA President Theresa Sulllivan for quoting Jefferson but it certainly didn't help. In lieu of making headlines for planning Charlottesville highway development, infrastructure and water conservation like other members of city council, it seems that Bellamy has dedicated himself almost exclusively to his Afrocentric racial agenda, running roughshod over the effete white liberals making up the Charlottesville Democratic Party.
When serial killer Jesse Matthews Jr. was captured for murdering several young white women, Vice-Mayor Bellamy lamented how it would reflect on his race. “It’s just tough being an African-American male now,” Bellamy told a Roanoke reporter. To hell with consoling the victims families or allaying the fears of the parents who send their children to school in our community. It's all about how the PR of a black serial killer affects his racial agenda.
When the UVA basketball team took a knee à la Colin Kaepernick to protest the police, Bellamy showed up to badmouth the Charlottesville PD and offer the official racial position of the Charlottesville City Council. You know: suppress public knowledge of crime statistics, there's no such thing as personal accountability, ignore that police shoot more whites than blacks and if a criminal violently resists arrest we pretend like it didn't happen.
With all these things in mind I looked into his Twitter for further evidence of anti-white bias and found many, many examples. It's time the media did it's job and held the Vice-Mayor to account for his anti-white racism and disrespect of our women.
You can contact the Charlottesville City Council at (434) 970-3113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Progress (434) 978-7264 & email@example.com
NBC 29: (434) 220-2900 Submit a story idea
CBS/Fox Newsplex (434) 220-7522 firstname.lastname@example.org
This guy actually teaches children too. You can e-mail the school board email@example.com
Principal Thomas (434) 975-9300
Please tweet, email and spread to national figures as well.
UPDATE 2: The Cavalier Daily has really outdone themselves by unearthing more tweets such as this gem.
CREEPY BELLAMY. Here's the Cav Daily article.
UPDATE 3: Sign the petition to Remove Wes Bellamy from City Council.
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