He is on the left, if you look at his comments and listen to his rants.
He has never transitioned to being a "white nationalist," except in the liberal press, where being "anti-Muslim" for any reason is "racist," and being anti-Christian - which he also is - doesn't count. But the truth is, he's made it clear that he's anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, and anti-Muslim.
And he called for a separate part of the country for RACIST whites. He's rabidly anti-Israel and anti-Zionist - He's clearly been listening to "BDS."
What he wrote about separatism was actually sarcastic, saying that people who support Israel should also support segregated parts of the U.S. for different groupls like racist whites, black separatists, Native Americans, and part of the country should be given back to Mexico. And he also there should be a part of the country for people of different backgrounds - "normal people" - to live together. He makes it clear that he supports multiculturalism.
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People should read his Facebook comments for themselves and put aside politics! The TRUTH is what needs to be defended, not some political goals.
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Oh yes, and in his posts on Facebook, he also wrote about opposing the controversial oil pipelines that people on the left mostly oppose.
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He wanted to go to a "free speech" rally - where he was turned away and possibly turned into police (there's video of that) for having a baseball bat. Anyone could show up at that rally. There's no evidence he has any ties to anyone right-wing.
He is liberal in his views (including liking that Bernie Sanders might be an atheist and might have expanded the legalization of marijuana and taken "In God We Trust" off of American money) and apparently wanted to go to a free speech rally because traditionally liberals have defended free speech in America!
That's not so much lately, but the ACLU did say that some conservative/right-wing protests that had been planned for Portland this week shouldn't be cancelled because of this attack.
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I see your post has been downvoted a few times already, just for telling the truth. What a morally sick world we're living in right now when the plain truth gets downvoted, just for blind political goals.
No, this guy was on the liberal end of most of his views, and that was why he wanted to go to a free speech march, where he was also turned away by conservatives since he brought a baseball bat. He was ranting on a bus the day before (which was caught on video) that Christians had protested metal shows he was involved in in the 1990's and he believed in "free speech" - including threatening speech in his mind. He threatened people the day before who were concerned about his violent ranting.
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Wow, most of these comments are uniformed and rely on the big media not telling the whole truth in its stories.
The TRUTH is that left-wing sites like Heavy.com and Buzzfeed almost immediately reported on his Facebook posts, including taking screen shots, and they show:
He said he voted for Bernie Sanders, and would like to "rip" Clinton and Trump "limb from limb." He blamed Clinton for wrecking Honduras and then refusing its refugees.
In an interview, a friend said he's a pagan, and on his Fb, he says he wants a #monotheistgenocide and that he hates "monotheists," the "cretins" who worship "Tetragrammaton/Yahweh/Allah." He says there are "good Jews," but he hates "Zionists," and he wrote a long screed against people who support Israel. He says people who do should also support separate areas of the U.S. for racist whites, black separatists, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, and that part of California should be given back to Mexico. And then, he adds, the "normal people" who don't mind people different from them can also have their own part of the country. That is not a "white separatist" view. And Jeremy Christian was also caught on tape the day before this incident ranting on a bus. A news station, KATU, has it on its web site. In he accuses the bus driver of being either a Christian or a Muslim, and threatens to "stab (him) too."
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