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Far Right, Anti-Muslim Activist is Coming to “Cleanup” SF Homeless Camps

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Far-right, Islamophobic activist Scott Presler

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This Saturday, far-right, Islamophobic activist Scott Presler will be heading to San Francisco on his anti-homeless “cleanup” tour, inspired by the Twitter rants of Donald Trump.

Presler is working with the San Francisco Republican Party to organize volunteers to gather at an as-yet undisclosed location to rid the streets of the belongings of homeless residents of San Francisco. Presler will follow the event with an LGBT #WalkAway Town Hall, also at an undisclosed location.

Presler has previously held “cleanup” events in other urban areas, such as Los Angeles, Portland, Houston and Baltimore, where he was able to drum up Pro-Trump, anti-Democrat press coverage or create his own social media buzz. He brings in dumpsters, joins forces with local Trump supporters and creates photo ops followed by voter registration drives and town hall meetings.

History of Hate

Scott Presler is a far-right agitator who has worked for the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America, which boasts close connections to the Trump administration. ACT for America has organized with Neo-Nazis like Billy Roper on anti-Muslim events like the “March on Sharia.”

His group has also rallied with other neo-Nazis like Identity Evropa and fascist Vanguard America – groups involved in the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. And they organized anti-Muslim events with Patriot Prayer, whose events have attracted Neo-Nazis and, notably, Portland MAX train killer Jeremy Christian.

Presler’s Schtick

After organizing with hate groups, Scott Presler has rebranded himself as an “environmental activist,” spreading “love” while wearing a hazmat suit. He sets out to prove Trump’s point, that Democrat-run cities are filthy shitholes. He rolls a dumpster up to a homeless encampment, and sets his minions loose to make the Democrats look bad. He finds convenient things, like a carefully-placed pile of hypodermic needles or an old newspaper, announcing the Obama presidency.

Within Presler’s movement, the disdain and disgust for the people in the “cleanup” communities is clear in his followers’ social media posts. They say things like “rat and garbage infested minority neighborhoods,” “LIVING IN SQUALOR AND LOVING IT,” “EXCREMENT filled homeless camp.”

Scott Presler is not coming to San Francisco because he cares about the lives of homeless residents.

A Scary Precedent

Anti-homeless campaigns like this one harken back to Nazis targeting homeless people as “work-shy” or “antisocial,” marking them with black triangles, and sending them to concentration camps. Presler’s feel-good façade is actually designed to usher in further violent repression of poor and marginalized communities –whether it is done by the Trump administration or local, so-called progressive politicians and their police forces.

If Presler would really like to clean up a mess, he does not need to leave an official Trump rally to do it.

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35 Comments

  1. AtomMike
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Has anyone noticed or documented this queen’s feeble PR stunt? I don’t see any improvement. Predictably, the short attention-span fans or GOPig stunt queens have moved their addled ADD noggins off to the next MAGAcidal stunt.

  2. Annemarie Tyler
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    So, this piece of shit is assembling a mob to steal from the homeless and no one is going to bat an eye? Homeless people are still people, but this crew is nothing but a pack of vultures, making a miserable existence more so.

  3. BaliHai84
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    He comes to clean up the streets and the left objects and calls him a fascist? Please. It’s because leftists don’t actually want to DO anything to help, they just want to complain and throw shade at anyone else who does. Shame on them. Maybe everyone complaining should show up to help and really see first hand if the guy is real or pulling a stunt. But no. Leftists are lazy and really don’t want to help or work. Just complain.

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      No, a fascist is (poorly) orchestrating a PR stunt that has nothing to do with solutions or compassion. It’s basically a gateway to Soylent Green bulldozers, which GOPiggies want.

  4. Mavrick55
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    I hope Scott sues you for every dime you have for slander and lies. That you could even care he got a viral infection from cleaning up 40 tons of trash last time he was there. But you would rather paint him as a nazi. Thanks for playin your hand and showing us all what an illiterate ass you really are

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      No paint needed, incel Putin slut.

  5. Jason Stanley
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Cry hard antifa commie scum

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      How can someone be anti-fascist and pro-communism at once, Putin whore?

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      “Commie” scum? Pretty funny coming from Rethugs who lick Putin’s anus.

  6. James Freeman
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    This article is quite slanted and it makes republicans look even worse. Was he throwing out peoples personal belongings? If so, hes a pos. Was he not? Then hes doing a good deed. Why is he doing it? Out of spite? Democrats do that too. Spite the country to save their shitty candidate.
    Two part system is a pile of shit.
    Need a purple party and deal with issues instead of blindly following flags and personalities. America is in the shitter and writing like this helps pull the handle.

    • xMermaidxLadyx
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      He’s not wasting time and money to travel all over the country & risking his health while exposing himself to disease, out of spite. He’s doing it because it needs to be done. The living conditions for these American citizens is horrible and Scott shouldn’t have to be the one cleaning up the mess. But he is. His message is a beautiful one and we should all try to be more like him and help out in our communities.

  7. 🌟⭐️✨😄BigGirlNancy👀🦴
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    How gross, he’s the furthest from this. He might be Pro-Trump buts he’s legitimately just cleaning up the shit in cities across the country….. and signing up people too vote. This defamation!

  8. April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Why isn’t he doing something like raising funds to get the homeless people off the streets? That would do a lot more to clean up the streets in the long run.

    • Cbs
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      And if he did that… he’d get a couple people off the street for a couple of days. You’d rather put that Band-Aid on than actually clean the area up where they are ALL living? You realize they shouldn’t have to live in filth because they’re homeless, right? You also realize the filth is there because nobody else has helped? That includes the people trying to shut Pressler down.

      It is horrible to stop the homeless population from getting a clean area along with food and water simply because you don’t like the political opinions of the person actually doing it.

      Selfish and rude, and they should be ashamed of themselves.

    • 🌟⭐️✨😄BigGirlNancy👀🦴
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      That’s the cities job that’s why you have taxes and city leader maybe request why you’re city isn’t doing their job? How about you go do something. Least he’s cleaning it so less of the homeless are getting sick… I’m sure you don’t get that idea tho.

      • AtomMike
        April 20, 2020 at 10:42 am

        your city, not you’re.

        And your city, probably Fresno, Bakersfield or the like, probably shoved such homeless people on a bus headed to San Francisco, because more desolate cities like those have no social services at all, just meth labs.

      • April 20, 2020 at 10:42 am

        The City of Portland and various local agencies spend over $200 million on housing per a year. San Francisco is about $450 million, Seattle is about $250 million. What else do you suggest be done on the local level?

      • momsaid
        April 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

        Enforce the law, perhaps? Oh, that’s right…these cities have done away with vagrancy, loitering, and drug use laws, and by odd coincidence, there are vagrants, loiterers, drug abusers, and excrement all over the streets! Will the dim Dems ever get a clue?

  9. Joe Pio
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Good for him!
    Youre against it?
    Ok my solution is to let the homeless move into YOUR yard and property.

    Like San Franciscos laws, make it legal for them to shit on your sidewalk or porch.

    It is NOT our responcibility to take care of or pay for somebodys personal choices or mistakes.

    The Welfare system has been sucked dry due to democrats lowering of requirments, allowing damn near anybody- noteably MINORITYS to suck the system dry.

    Maybe Nanci Pelosi should have spent the millions on the boogy man witch hunt impeachment on homeless issues instead of making a mockery of a sensless attempt at impeachment.
    .

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      “noteably MINORITYS”

      Not that you’re a dimwitted racist with a pigslop bucket for brains…

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      Yes, let blatant criminals like Trump’s cronies – who are now in jail – should run things. That makes total sense to deranged Trumpians who blame, blame, blame and take no responsibility for the economic onslaught of favors for billionaires, and the simultaneous gutting of social services. Trumpian thugs just want things “cleaned up” with no results, no long-term solutions, just inane fascist acts of violence and terror.

  10. Cora Newbold
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    You people are pitiful. This man is here taking actual ACTION to CLEAN these shitholes up and he’s somehow the one who’s bitter?!

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      And two days later, after his stunt, everything’s back the way it was. He has no interest in ‘helping.’ If you can’t recognize a rightwing stunt, you’re the pitiful one.

  11. WB Battista
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    You show no evidence of Presler’s ideology. You merely point to these other twitter accounts but show no linkage.

  12. Anita McAllister
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    You people are angry because someone, ANYONE is willing to come clean the SHIT and used needles off of your streets?? It’s no wonder your city is in the shape it’s in! You need to wake up and look at your legislators – Pelosi, your mayor, etc. etc. and get rid of your Defiant Ignorance!!!

    • AtomMike
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      It’s a rightwing PR stunt that has no intention of solving any problems, just like the “Defiant Ignorance” of GOPiggies.

  13. AtomMike
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Poor thing, he’s bitter ever since failing his ‘Queer Eye’ audition.

    • le chat noir
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      you are so right

  14. Busy at Work
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Any Bay Area groups organizing to protect the folks living in the encampments?

    • mars
      April 20, 2020 at 7:24 am — Reply

      yes.

      • Nomi Gonzales
        April 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

        Thank you! Does anybody know what city officials say, about this lovely fellows, plans?
        Is there maybe a permit process or something, we can make him go through; in order to do this, little act, of neighborhood kindness?
        I don’t know about SFs permit processing, but if it’s anything like Berkeleys; requiring him to get a permit could be the most effective, and amusing method, of shutting him down.

      • xMermaidxLadyx
        April 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

        Really?? Does this article translate to truth and facts to you? How about the actual fact that people are walking out of there shop doors and stepping in shit while tons of used needless infect the streets with diseases. Why don’t you go out and do something for your community instead of complaining about someone cleaning up these failing Democrat run cities. You guys are the fascists and Nazis of 2020 that let the leftist media control you and the hateful rhetoric that you spew. You would rather stop someone from doing something good because it feeds your “better than you” egos. Y’all need Jesus

      • Nomi Gonzales
        April 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

        Wow. You think I should decide this article is full of shit? Which part? The part where this guy goes to cities and neighborhoods that he doesn’t live in and enacts his own form of “neighborhood cleanup”? Since my question was in regards to whether or not the city had any prior notification and what they were going to allow him to do; maybe you should reread and then figure all of your own suggestions out for yourself.
        And hey don’t worry, I won’t waste my energy going to your town and hunting down all of the shit, you spread everywhere. Not will I enact my own methods of cleaning it up, on you and yours.
        But as for your comment suggestion that I go find Jesus, lady, just feel blessed you didn’t defame God, or my eternal love and dedication I have for him.
        Some lines you should never cross.
        If you can’t say nothing nice, then don’t say nothing at all.
        That goes for treating homeless people wrong. Hands off.
        None of that crap that man or you, preach, is a duty enacted by God.

      • Art Nathan
        April 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

        Jesus is 💯% BULLSHIT! The Romans kept meticulous records and there is NEVER any mention of a Christ-like figure in Roman times.

      • 🌟⭐️✨😄BigGirlNancy👀🦴
        April 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

        Legitimately you have hundreds of rats and homeless people shitting in you’re streets and stores and you’re going to get upset over that? He isn’t even what they said and they provide you 0 proof….

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