For the past 16 days I've been living with "the war". I get slandered from the left and from the right by haters who blast me anonymously and then fade into the mist. Maybe it will be this way the rest of my life. Why? This is the price I pay to point out that a made man, a race hustling black democrat, is a massive bigot and a toxic sore on the community. Since then I’ve been attacked by the local television, newspapers and the blogosphere simply because I’m the only one who had the guts to break the story.
First, let’s back up and start at the beginning. I don’t normally give a damn about local politics. However there's this one City Councilor, a Black Lives Matter supporter named Wes Bellamy, who hates white people. He was so brazen about it that he caught my interest. For instance, we have a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the center of town. Bellamy spearheaded a divisive effort to have it removed. During an event in front of the statue he publicly ran up to the statue, spat on it and yelled, “Fuck you, white people! This shit is coming down!” Everyone not in the social justice cult gasped and asked themselves if they'd really just heard that. They had. Months later, UVA lecturer Doug Muir called Black Lives Matter racist in a Facebook post and“the most racist group since the Klan”. Bellamy called for a boycott of the lecturer’s restaurant and publicly showed up to protest. I was there to protest the protest and although Bellamy only showed up to the hourlong demonstration for an instant, the sycophantic Daily Progress published a P.R. still of him giving the Black Power fist salute on the cover of the morning paper.
I decided to search Wes Bellamy’s own social media and what I found was horrifying, if not particularly surprising. He had tweets saying he hates seeing whites in town, white women “smell like assault charges n deli meat”, he tunes out whites in meetings, white women equal the devil, he “loves looking down on little white men” and a bunch of other bullcrap. Doug Muir claimed that Black Lives Matter is racist. Well Wes Bellamy is the most high profile Black Lives Matter leader in the area and he is definitely a racist. I guess Muir was proven right.
The Bellamy story went viral. Articles that I write used to get 5 or 6 Facebook likes. This one got 2.7 thousand! It was viewed by 14,000 people in one day and over 100,000 in its lifetime so far. The carry-over to my newer articles has been substantial as well. When it became obvious that everyone and their brother had seen the post on social media, the local newspaper and television stations dutifully covered it. There was no further investigative reporting and the coverage blipped out in little 2 minute segments buried between an avalanche of banal human interest stories and traffic reports. Only a couple of intrepid reporters at the UVA publication, The Cavalier Daily dug further into the story: unearthing a trove of material I had missed such as Bellamy retweeting “it aint rape if she moans”.
My group of core supporters and I watched in delight as the story was covered by its first national news outlet: Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller. Then when the Republican state legislature got wind of the vile tweets, Bellamy was forced to resign from his position as one of only nine individuals appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education. Soon I was doing interviews with The Washington Post, which despite its reputation as “Jeff Bezos’ blog” treated the story pretty fairly. My only major complaint is that the writer allowed Bellamy to claim he’d made the statements in his “early 20s” without a fact check. Actually, all of the tweets were made between the ages of 24 and 28. He’s only 30 now, BTW.
This was pretty much the point where the euphoric high began to wear off and the tide of media apathy finally broke. They wanted blood. Not that of the public official who’d so full-throatedly voiced his bigotry for white people but for me, the man who exposed his sins. The hate began stewing in a little-trafficked blog of a former newspaper reporter. Based on a tweet where I shared an image I’d drawn of Pepe the frog, with the message, “Hi /pol/” they started to claim that I was a racist, Neo-Nazi, or whatever. /pol/ is part of the free speech website 4Chan where there's no censorship so pretty much anything goes. Believe me when I say people searched for every ethnic or sexual slur in the book on my website and social media ... but found nothing. The next thing they went after was a comment I made to Mike Cernovich where I asked him what he found offensive about the recent Richard Spencer speech at the NPI conference. I was only talking about the speech itself being fairly mainstream. I don't know anything about what other kinds of beliefs the guy has espoused in his various journals or whatever. Even though I had clarified that I thought the Roman Salutes from the audience were “dumb as shit” haters rolled past the nuanced distinction I was trying to make. It only re-enforced their accusations that I was an alt-right racist.
To be clear, I followed the so-called “alt-right” throughout the 2016 presidential election and found a lot of intellectual diversity in its ranks. To be sure there were many “merry pranksters” as Allum Bhukari put it, within their ranks. Many, like me, were former progressives soured on Leftist politics by anti-white and anti-male policies and rhetoric. There are many intellectual provocateurs with genuinely engaging and persuasive arguments against things like Islamic refugee resettlement, voluminous gender pronouns, and the violent hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter. These “alternative media” personalities I follow include philosopher Stefan Molyneux, Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars, Milo Yiannopolous and Mike Cernovich. Like most people in the alt-right I was only vaguely aware of Richard Spencer and not a fan of the more extreme White Nationalist types. I did know that they were competing to claim the mantle of the “true alt-right" for themselves. Ironically, when the Atlantic covered the sperging out at NPI they handed the folks at Daily Stormer what they had wanted all along: ownership of the alt-right brand. Now I don’t think it is tenable for folks like me to call themselves alt-right anymore because it has become associated with something that it wasn’t really before. At least not for a lot of people. And that’s a shame. I guess we’ll see in the weeks and months that follow if the term is recoverable or not.
Meanwhile back in Charlottesville, all of the local media spontaneous decided to run propaganda for the disgraced Mr. Bellamy. The local NBC affiliate ran a story about “redemption”, talking to left-wing black pastors about how the “Bible talks about forgiveness”. Any thinking person knows that there would not be the same “forgiveness” for a white man in his position. The white man would be fired, removed from every position of power and influence and turned into a pariah within the community. His life and the lives of his family would be threatened. There would be harassing phone calls day and night. There was not even any “forgiveness” or apology on Bellamy's part to Doug Muir, the man he’d harassed weeks earlier for something not even 1/100th as bad. The CBS/Fox/ABC affiliate interviewed Bellamy campaign volunteers, of all people, who shockingly did not hold his comments against him.
A local reporter, Chris Suarez, who had written favorably about removing the Robert E Lee statue in the past and did no investigative reporting on Vice-Mayor Bellamy, finally decided to do some digging… wait for it…on me! When he couldn’t find anything to damage my credibility with he published a piece about a man named Aaron Wissinger. Wissinger is a man who'd previously made headlines for an open-carry demonstration in front of the office of congressional candidate Jane Ditmar. Wissinger posted my article on 4Chan and the n-bomb was used in the comments thread. Since he went on /pol/ and I also go on /pol/… aha, you see: guilt-by-association. Even though I didn’t know about the thread, hadn’t done or said anything wrong, my name was brought into the article so that some of the same mud being thrown on Wissinger would taint me as well.
By the time of the first City Council meeting since the controversy had erupted, the very far left town of Charlottesville was whipped up into a frenzy, not over Bellamy’s wildly racist comments, but over me for exposing them. I wrote a speech and arrived with a few friends into the council chambers. The chamber filled up to the point where blue-haired social justice warriors and black activists were sitting in the aisles and had to be asked to leave for fire safety reasons. There were probably 10-15 signs showing support for black supremacist Wes Bellamy and decrying “White supremacy” which evidently is what they charged me with. When the racist-in-chief Wes Bellamy himself came in, he was greeted with roaring applause instead of derision and high fives instead of termination papers. I stood strong and delivered my speech with boldness and panache. The media rushed to interview me afterwards asking again and again if I was a racist while angry Left-wing radicals screamed, “NAZI!” into my eardrums. The NBC reporter Henry Graff asked me a bunch of loaded questions. When my answers conflicted with his forced "redemption" narrative I saw him overtly and obnoxiously rolling his eyes at me from behind the camera. Totally unprofessional.
Remember, of all the controversial things I may have said over the years I’ve never said anything even remotely as racist as Wes Bellamy. There were no fevered accusations from the media towards him that night despite his being the subject of the racist tweets scandal! When the media published their articles afterwards all of the pictures of Bellamy were dignified and proper while they capture me with my mouth hanging open.
At the end of my speech I referenced an official recall petition I was in the process of drafting to remove Bellamy from office. I turned to the crowd, over a caucophany of boos and shouted, “527 signatures! We’re going to get him out of here!” Turning back to Bellamy I warned, “Your days are numbered” obviously referring to his days in office and the petition I’d just mentioned. Spiteful Councilor Kristin Szakos, Bellamy’s mentor, called for police. “This man has just threatened Wes Bellamy”. The police did nothing because they knew that I obviously wasn’t referring to anything other than the petition. And yet NBC and the C-Ville Weekly both printed Szakos’ “days are numbered” accusation out of context without asking me to clarify my intention or mentioning the petition whatsoever.
Lately I've been on the radio with nationally syndicated radio hosts like Kevin Jackson and a video of my speech before council was retweeted out to thousands by Paul Joseph Watson. And yet no matter how far this story spirals out from my little laptop I get an email from reporters every time a risqué meme is made or one of my articles goes viral on 4Chan or Reddit. There is a brigade of haters who downvote and leave nasty comments wherever I post content. It’s very reminiscent of Correct the Record, Hillary Clinton’s infamous online public relations attack machine. And every article coming out from the liberal media is an apology for Bellamy whose only excuse for getting a second chance is being racist while black. That’s not good enough for me. Too many white people have had their lives torn to pieces for saying something harmless but politically incorrect. Wes Bellamy literally said he doesn’t like white people, hates seeing them around town and doesn't listen to them at meetings.
After all this, I want to say, “fuck you” to the majority of the liberal media who still refuse to do their jobs. They don't even report that there is an official petition to remove this scumbag from office and it's gaining steam. The media is trying so hard to surpress the enormous enthusiasm for the story. Local media: we will do this with or without you. We're only going international from here, baby. To the few who covered this story down the middle, you know who you are, I thank you for going against the grain. This is my life. I’m not a public official even though I’m being attacked like one. Even though the media is covering up for the racist public official. I’m just a guy who did some investigative journalism in lieu of a lying media who wouldn’t or couldn’t do it on their own.
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