After all these years you would think they would do something about those hideous outfits. Nothing says I have no sense of fashion like a klansman in full regalia.
Anyway, word is that they are trying to reshape their image, and trying to reach out to more
"average" Americans. I think having a mainstream candidate running on the ticket of one of the major parties, whose core beliefs are close to theirs will certainly help.
"In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, Klan leaders said they feel that U.S. politics are going their way, as a nationalist, us-against-them mentality deepens across the nation. Stopping or limiting immigration — a desire of the Klan dating back to the 1920s — is more of a cause than ever. And leaders say membership has gone up at the twilight of President Barack Obama’s second term in office.
It's hard to believe that there were two million registered klansmen in this country in the nineteen twenties. Well, maybe it' s not so hard to believe.
Now, however, to our credit, the official membership has supposedly been reduced to anywhere from 6,000 to 7,000. "OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP".
For the record, the klan has still not been designated a terrorist group here in the United States. I guess we don't want to make things any harder for those good ole boys when it comes to their rights.
Did you know that they actually have a rule book for their members? It's called the "Kloran". I didn't make that up. KLORAN.
"The Kloran was supposedly secret for generations, but today copies are posted on the internet. Some groups within the modern, splintered Klan say they don’t follow the Kloran, while others do. Regardless, an online version of the Kloran published by the University of Wisconsin library offers a glimpse into the world of the nation’s most notorious organizations. WHITE SUPREMACY Some Klan groups ... " [Source]
Finally, speaking of racism, you all know that I can chase the big R with the best of them, but sometimes I run across stories that just did not have to go there.
"On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P.
A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was "racist," the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment.
The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy's mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities.
Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that her son made a comment about snacks, not skin color." [Source]
Gee, ya think?
*Pic from from slate.com