"f*cking sh*t bag. "Here's a guy who's making millions and millions of dollars off us, off the white people, because we're stupid, and we go to watch this communist, racist piece of sh*t. We go to watch his movies. And then he comes out and starts carrying on. He "hates white people.' He hates white people? There's no ifs ands or buts about it. Jamie Foxx is a communist that hates white people! "He's calling on people to riot if Zimmerman walks."
Jamie Foxx said :
"And I said I don't want anybody to forget about [the Trayvon Martin killing], because they can't forget about the fact that they lost their son. ... And the thing is, we're not asking for anything out of the ordinary. We're asking for justice."
Extreme right wing propaganda "news" has no need for quotations, and they make them up as they go :
"Jamie Fox, If Zimmerman Is Acquitted, Rioting, Looting, And Indiscriminate Violence Is Acceptable As Long As You Feel Within Your Heart Its For A Good Cause."
This dangerous, virulent scare mongering goes around the web
as so-called "fact" before anyone can respond.
At the BET awards show, Jamie Foxx wore a Trayvon Martin t-shirt, and:
"Despite the clear statement via his outfit, Foxx did not specifically address Martin's death while accepting his award." source
A fake reality, in this case a highly racist and acerbic
delusion spreads without check. There is
no counterbalance and no opportunity for correction as the right extremists
remain blinkered and content in their racial victimhood fantasies. They have a new enemy to yell about, Jamie
Foxx, a new scapegoat, and ranting, frothing, armed and dangerous blustering
fools like Kessler are all the authority needed.
Kessler doesn't present himself as evil or likely to initiate violence. A lengthy disclaimer at the start of his radio show belabors how he is concerned with protecting life and only interested in defense. He says he has no interest in initiating any violence. His inflammatory rhetoric that follows, however, betrays a possible mental illness. He's not completely irrational, but the outrageousness of his shouting and venting leaves one wondering.
Like a lot of extreme right wingers, Kessler rants in defense of private property and against the evil government. His use of the term communist is peppered throughout the show. He apparently has no concept of neoliberalism or how things actually work in the halls of power. Obama is a communist, and so is Jamie Foxx, and the rest are simply "libtards." This witty term, a preferred one of Kessler's, obviously combines liberal with retard. This short-circuit to thinking about issues places them in strict black white terms.
Ideology clearly confuses Kessler, as at one point he rails against Obama's government allegedly trying to appropriate water rights from a private party in Missouri or thereabouts. This private water is defended by Kessler's framing, and Obama/government is demonized. The idea of public water resources is beyond what Kessler could conceive and why one owner should control or own "10,000 acres" of life-sustaining water isn't made clear. Fine and well, he believes in private ownership above all, right?
A minute later, I'm not kidding, he and a caller decry the Chinese allegedly buying up US water and shipping it across the ocean to China. This is the market in action, no? This is buying and selling the water, the free market of right wing dreams. By what rationale can buying the water and sending it across the ocean be a problem, if private parties can do whatever they want with it? He complains that George Bush Sr. is allegedly buying up aquifers. Kessler and the caller, "Steve," bemoan corporations gobbling up vital water supplies.
How can they simultaneously hold diametrically opposite views about the water? Like most right wing ideologues, Kessler doesn't think through the implications of his cherished dogma and his first impressions, his emotional responses. There's enough cognitive dissonance floating around here, with anti-this, and anti-that, that consistency is unnecessary. The only consistency seems to be "freedom," and "guns." The rest of the details are malleable.
Similarly Kessler holds to a near fanatical love of the military and militarism. He has an emotional component toward warriors and what his own father allegedly "fought for" in the United States armed forces. Of course the military is one of the most socialistic organizations in the nation. It's socialism on display, a government program funded by taxes which owns everyone and everything involved, and it does the government's bidding -- around the world regardless of legalities. Even Kessler should be able to notice that no wars have been "declared" since World War Two.
I don't disagree with some of the things Kessler says concerning abuse of power, the corruption of government institutions, the rights of people, and common sense things like that. But, Kessler uses these positions as jumping-off points time and again, to see how far he can venture out. He truly is a provocateur, as several examples from his radio show illustrate.
Kessler's own son was to be charged by Pennsylvania State Police for shooting another kid with a bb gun. Not a serious crime, and one wonders if this was motivated by a desire to silence Kessler, who has admittedly made many, many enemies in the other police forces. He then claims that the charges were dropped because "3,000 heavily armed" militia men came to his son's defense and were ready to basically start an insurrection. Kessler was extremely pleased that a new "American Revolution" may have been initiated right in his own town over the bb gun issue. Dangerous?