Did you know the KKK is trying to improve its image?
“...Should people feel safe? Ancona says that background checks are run on potential members, and that the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK does not admit anyone with serious crimes on record.
“Members could be the guy who is delivering your pizza. It could be law enforcement from the local sheriff’s office. It could be the nurse taking care of you in the emergency room,” Ancona said, stressing that the KKK is not affiliated with neo-Nazi and skinhead movements.
The group describes itself on its web site as a “white patriotic Christian organization that bases its roots back to the Ku Klux Klan of the early 20th century. We are a non-violent organization that believes in the preservation of the white race and the United States Constitution as it was originally written and will stand to protect those rights against all foreign invaders. We believe in the right to bear arms against all that threaten our home and family.”…”
It is confession time. The state of evening news is now so bad, I’ve begun watching Nancy Grace, which is truly pathetic. On Tuesday evening, I was shocked that she was displaying outrage about Frazier Glenn Miller, and the hatred he spewed – before murdering three innocent people on Sunday. A Ron Paul fan, in 2010 he stated, in an interview, that he wanted to be elected to office (as a Republican) so he could help over-throw the US Government. In Gainesville the other day, a Florida Republican, Ted Yoho, told Melvin Flournoy that he wasn’t certain the Civil Rights Act is even Constitutional. When Henry Aaron (the greatest home run hitter – ever) stated that racism was alive and well in the US, he has been inundated by racist hate mail, proving his point.
There was even greater outrage when Dan Clevenger, mayor of Marionville, Missouri defended Miller. He is not alone. According to the SPLC, over 100 people, during the past 5 years, have been murdered by white supremacist haters who connect through Stormfront.
Stormfront is the forum for several ‘mainstream’ racist, white supremacist organizations including the Council of Conservative Citizens (among whom Tom Tancredo is a favorite) and American Renaissance. They also work directly with VDare, an online publication, that has, for years, published Michelle Malkin’s weekly columns. Over the years she has done nothing to apologize, put an end to, or even explain why she associates with some of the worst racists in the country. Also, working hand in glove with this group is John Tanton, FAIR, Numbers USA, and his entire anti-immigration hate machine.
There is a very good reason why many of us, who have been watching and writing about this movement, for years, are connecting the dots between the stand-off at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and the white supremacist movement. While they might not be directly related, they are all part of the whole – the nasty, putrid, puss-filled movement. They include the KKK, White Supremacists, John Birch Society, Oathkeepers, militias, and various and sundry tea party groups. Ron Paul is their god. They worship at his libertarian feet.
What is truly frightening about this is that it is all involved in dominionism, Christian Reconstruction, Patriarchy, R. J. Rushdoony, Gary North, home-schooling, and then you go from there to all the usual suspects. Working with them is the John Birch Society, Americans for Prosperity (Koch Brothers) promoted by Glenn Beck, FOX News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and so forth and so on.
The truly shocking aspect of all of this is the fact the people don’t realize how truly far gone the far right is, and how entrenched the haters are.
For additional background in the Bundy Ranch situation:
FYI: There are now over 50,000 heavily armed members of the militias living in the state of Oklahoma. That’s enough to start a civil war and kill a heck of a lot of innocent people.