The Central Florida Post joined the Central Florida Proud Boys and other activist groups to call on the Orlando Police Department to fire Robert Schellhorn.
By Jacob Engels
After weeks of promotion, several progressive organizations held a sparsely attended rally in front of Orlando City Hall to push for the immediate firing of Orlando Police Department officer Robert Schellhorn.
Mr. Schellhorn has come under fire over the past year for referring to African Americans and other people of color as “savages” and “thugs,” conduct clearly demonstrating his inability to perform his duties as a law enforcement officer without bias.
While I am not someone who believes in total political correctness or thought policing, I think we can all agree that a law enforcement officer engaging in bigoted statements like that is not fit for duty. The same would go if he were an African-American officer referring to other races in a similar manner.
Police are supposed to be neutral arbiters of the law, people we can rely on to keep our communities safe, and those who we call on in our time of need.
Leading up to Monday’s protest, organizer T.J. “Legacy” Cole promoted the event as non-political and meant to make real change within the City of Orlando. I agreed with his sentiments for the most part, despite differing on solutions or the complexity of racism within the Orlando Police Department.
I even helped promote the event and encouraged conservatives to show up, despite the obvious platform it was providing for the Orange County Democratic Party and progressive groups seeking to capitalize on the narrative that all non-Democrats are racist by default.
Sadly, several threats were made in response to this promotion by Mr. Cole, whom I deeply respect. He suggested that myself and others who might show up, “stick to the rivers and lakes that we know,” which is confusing considering he promoted the event as inclusive to ALL GROUPS. He even claimed that the Proud Boys, an anti-racial guilt/anti-racism group were secretly white supremacists.
Despite these threats and protected by level three body armor, I attended the rally with the Florida Chapter President of the Proud Boys Tyler Whyte and about 10 other members of the group. The Proud Boys are a men’s fraternal organization that believes “The West Is The Best.”
They were started by Gavin McInnes, a co-founder of VICE who now hosts GET OFF MY LAWN on CRTV.
Their tenets and core beliefs are as follows.
Immediately upon arrival, the two-dozen people gathered for the “Blackout Hate” rally reacted in disbelief when they witnessed the fact that we were there in support of their message. How could this be? I thought everyone to the right of Karl Marx was a PROTO-FASCIST-NAZI-RACIST-SON-OF-A-BITCH?
I held a sign that I made the night before with one side saying “END RACIAL GUILT” and the other side with “FIRE SCHELL.” Another sign was marked on the front with “RACISM SUCKS” and “BACK THE BLUE.” Pretty simple right? Not all cops are racist, you should be proud of who you are, and you shouldn’t judge others based on the color of their skin.
However, in the post-Trump era, even if you are a conservative who stands against racism, you are a secret “fascist infiltrator” according to pamphlets being distributed by the event organizers and attendees. Even so, the Proud Boys remained peaceful and civil.
Some things said by speakers I agreed with and some I did not… that’s America. About halfway through, T.J. Legacy Cole approached me to shake my hand and let me know that I “had his full attention”, whatever that meant.
I remain hopeful that it was a statement acknowledging that he was wrong and that he would focus on educating himself before judging people based on their political leanings. Maybe I am naive… or maybe not.
In an odd turn of events, even the Orlando Sentinel reported on the peaceful exchange and partnership between the “Blackout Hate” rally organizers and the Proud Boys.
“A smaller group of people, some wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, stood silently, holding signs. One sign read “End racial guilt” on one side and “Fire Schell” on the other. Another sign read “Back the Blue” on one side and “Racism Sucks” on the other.”
This segment has been subsequently scrubbed from the article written by reporter Tess Sheets, likely because it defeats the narrative relentlessly pushed by the mainstream media meant to divide Americans rather than bring us together.
Thankfully, the archived first-edition of the story can be viewed below.
Former Orlando Sentinel reporter David Porter, who was in attendance presumably as a freelance videographer of some-sort, posted about the presence of the Proud Boys, proclaiming them a hate group. Mr. Porter apparently let his eyes betray him, going temporarily blind when filming the members of the organization holding signs proclaiming “Racism Sucks”.
His post was then shared by the anarchist left-wing pro-gun group called the “John Brown Club,” which operates in the radical fringes of society throughout the United States promoting socialist/communist ideals. They called for “search and spot” operations to identify Proud Boys.
This is the new America we are living in. Even if you aren’t a racist and stand up to ACTUAL RACISTS, it does not matter. You will be shamed. You will be targeted. Unless you worship at the altar of George Soros and his puppets in the Democratic Party… your political death warrant has been written and your fate sealed.
I’ve investigated and embedded myself within the Proud Boys for over a year. I have yet to find ACTUAL RACISTS. One of their core tenets is literally “ANTI-RACISM.” If we have gotten to the point where human interaction can’t even clear your name… America might already be lost.
While I hope that is not the case, I’m not sure what else there is to do. Either we lay down and accept their single-minded dystopian worldview or stand up for American values. Stand up for Western values.
All is not lost… at least not yet.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.