Kenny Strawn
White nationalist and crash test dummy, Kenny Strawn, has hooked up with hate group MassResistance

MassResistance is an anti-LGBT hate group. That designation applies to its chapters which might be independent of Brian Camenker’s original hate group in Massachusetts.

The California Chapter of MassResistance (sometimes Mass Resistance) was started by Arthur Christopher Schaper, an unemployed resident of Torrance. Schaper is so abrasive that the Republican Party revoked the charter of Beach Cities Republican Club, of which he is president. He has a reputation in California for disrupting public meetings. Schaper is reportedly associated with a number of right wing anti-immigrant groups.

Technically, MassResistance does not exist in California (nor does Mass Resistance). There is no record of a business entity by those names in California. There is no record of a nonprofit either. California assumed name registration is by county. No record in Los Angeles County either. Schaper signed an idiotic letter to the editor of a local Vacaville newspaper as “director, California MassResistance.” That doesn’t seem to exist either.

The last time I wrote about Schaper, he was quoted by American Family Association, another hate group via hate site LifeSiteNews:

Arthur Schaper, who serves with California Mass Resistance, maintains that the LGBT agenda is being covertly introduced to children by strategically spreading it through numerous disciplines.

“The LGBTQ agenda is forcing recognition of same-sex marriage and transgenderism in core courses of our public education system,” Schaper asserted, according to LIfeSiteNews.

According to the SPLC’s Hatewatch:

In July, Schaper led his MassResistance chapter to a Dixon, California, city council meeting to show support for the city’s vice mayor, who advocated for July to be considered “Straight Pride American Month” as a counter to June being, as he referred to it, “LGBTQF-WTF month.” At the meeting, a woman sitting with MassResistance reportedly shouted at a 14-year-old girl, who is gay, when the girl began to cry. “Fake tears!” the woman shouted.

In other words, these are crazy people who do not play well with others!

Now, according to the SPLC:

California-based white nationalist and self-proclaimed “traditionalist” Kenny Strawn took notice of Schaper’s activities and announced in a July 30 YouTube video that he had joined the California chapter of MassResistance, claiming Schaper as a good friend. Furthermore, Strawn said, his own views align with those of Camenker, in that homosexuality should never have been normalized and that abortion is murder.

Strawn also claimed in the video he joined because he’s tired of being “misorientationed”— that is, according to him, tired of gay men assuming he’s gay, and he’s pleased to join Schaper in this “anti-degeneracy” effort.

Strawn proclaims a belief in Identitarian ideals, a white nationalist ideological movement. It has roots in the French “New Right” and mixes European chauvinism, biological determinism, localism, and some left-wing ideas such as Swiss-style direct democracy and critiques of capitalism. …

In other words, they have found another crazy person. I tried to get some background on Strawn. For starters his Twitter account got zapped. In his latest video on YouTube Strawn is demonstrating that he is terribly confused and, I suspect, not very well educated, perhaps a high school dropout. He engages in a diatribe that a publicly traded company cannot be a private company. Hence, I guess, when Facebook zaps someone’s account they are illegally censoring that individual.

None of that is correct but his degree of certitude is profoundly comical with his arms waving in the air. He spouts some pseudo-intellectual nonsense about the law of non-contradiction (which he mangles). He also seems to think that firing someone for their political views is a First Amendment violation. That, too, is incorrect. The First Amendment applies to actions on behalf of the state. Most employees work “at will” and can be terminated for any reason other than being a member of a protected class. In that case, the termination is a violation of statute; not the First Amendment.

He has been busy, he says, with two ground maintenance jobs for a total of 24 hours per week. I guess he mows lawns. We already know that he spreads manure.

I found the video quite amusing. Strawn sounds like a prison scholar.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.