They call themselves the invisible empire. An ignorant assemblage of inadequate coward's who choose to hide their identities under mutilated sheets, and pillow cases. They have claimed for decades to be nothing more than a fraternal organization advocating "white rights", but they are nothing more than Domestic Terrorists. They are The Ku Klux Klan. They were once thought to be ancient relics of a by gone era who's very existence had faded away with progress. But their recent resurgence has shocked, dismayed and angered many. Their membership has increased in recent years and are experiencing a new found popularity amongst the near-do-well set who really aren't any where near doing well. The unlikely catalyst for the resurgence is President Obama.
The Ku Klux Klan in Virginia is using the President as a recruitment tool. Some Richmond, Virginia residents have complained to local TV station WTVR that they have found recruitment fliers from the Klan in their driveway's twice in as many months. The flier's read,
“WAKE UP WHITE AMERICA!!” and explain that “the majority of HATE CRIMES in America are committed by BLACKS against WHITES!!!”
It's seems to me that the majority of hate crimes are actually whites against whites. Killing each other for no reason, in a predatory mode. Murdering innocent children in New Town Connecticut, and unassuming movie-goer's in Aurora Colorado. But I digress.
In an interview with the station, the KKK bragged that their recruitment has been up thanks to Obama’s election, and expect it to triple during his next term.
“Since Obama’s first term our numbers have doubled and now that we’re headed to a second term it’s going to triple, this is going to be the biggest resurgence of the Klan since 1915,” said one of the Klansmen interviewed.
The Klansman have been handing out flyers in a Mechanicsville neighborhood, and neighbors who received them have contacted CBS 6.
“We’re not trying to target anybody or scare anybody with hate, we’re just using our freedom of speech to drop fliers,” said one of the Klansmen interviewed. “Everyone thinks that we’re a hate group, we’re not a hate group, we don’t hate anyone, and we want to see good things come to our race.”
He seems to have left out the fact that they do not wish good to any other race.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, antigovernment groups and hate groups are on the rise, and racial animosity toward the President has been a consistent issue during his time in office.
The racially driven hatred toward the President has also been credited with the rise of the Tea Party, whose leaders have made not-so-subtle dog whistle attacks against Obama. In other words they use innuendo which they believe only their base can identify with. Leading them by implication, and fear mongering. How different are the Klan and The Tea Party?
Maybe not as different as we think.