Over the weekend we noted that the Anonymous hacker’s group had responded to a threat by the Ku Klux Klan in Ferguson, Missouri, by outing the identities of more than a few Klan members. Anonymous posted a YouTube video announcing their “OpKKK,” and today that video has been removed from YouTube with this message:
Some Ku Klux Klan members made threats against protesters in Ferguson, and now the Anonymous hacker group is retaliating by doxing Klan members: Anonymous Takes the Hoods Off the KKK After Threats of ‘Lethal Force’ on Ferguson Protesters.
These people sure do fit the stereotypes when the white hoods come off.
Some concepts are not really worth pursuing.
For example, reclaiming the swastika as a Buddhist symbol of good fortune? Not gonna happen.
Same principle applies to this well-known Montana white supremacist’s attempt to launch an all-new “inclusive” Ku Klux Klan.
Not gonna happen. The brand is too fucked up.
John Abarr of Great Falls claims he is a reformed man, which is why he’s started a new KKK group called the Rocky Mountain Knights. Though he won’t say exactly how many members this new KKK group has, the organization will not discriminate against people because of race, religion or sexual orientation.
“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr said. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”
Though he’s long been involved in white supremacy organizations growing up in Wyoming and Montana, Abarr claims his opinions have slowly evolved. Last year he met with members of the NAACP in Casper, Wyo. It has inspired him to organize a peace summit with the NAACP and other religious groups in the summer of 2015. …
But officials at the Montana Human Rights Network are suspicious about Abarr’s latest move. Rachel Carroll-Rivas, co-director of MHRN, said Abarr doesn’t need to use the KKK to form a more inclusive organization.
“If John Abarr was actually reformed, he could drop the label of the KKK,” she said.
(h/t: The Root.)
The SPLC’s HateWatch blog connects the dots: Frazier Glenn Miller, Longtime Anti-Semite, Arrested in Kansas Jewish Community Center Murders.
Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested today for the murder of three people at two separate Jewish Community Centers in Overland Park, Kan. Miller, who was arrested using the alias Frazier Glenn Cross, has been in the movement nearly his entire life. Miller is the former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which he founded and ran in the 1980s before being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against African Americans.
After subsequently forming another Klan group, the White Patriot Party, he was found in criminal contempt and sentenced to six months in prison for violating the court settlement. He went underground while his conviction was under appeal but was caught by the FBI with a weapons cache in Missouri. He served three years in federal prison after being indicted on weapons charges and for plotting robberies and the assassination of SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea bargain, Miller testified against other Klan leaders in a 1988 sedition trial.
Miller is a raging anti-Semite who has posted more than 12,000 times on Vanguard News Network (VNN), whose slogan is “No Jews, Just Right.” VNN founder Alex Linder has openly advocated “exterminating” Jews since December 2009. Miller, a close partner to Linder, has called Jews “swarthy, hairy, bow-legged, beady-eyed, parasitic midgets.” Miller is also one of VNN’s largest donors and he printed and distributed thousands of copies of VNN’s newsletter, The Aryan Alternative.
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck uncorked a bizarre rant about the NAACP and Martin Luther King and Booker T. Washington and by the way, 20 PERCENT OF KKK LYNCHINGS WERE OF WHITE PEOPLE! AND THEY’D BE TEA PARTIERS TODAY!
Beck’s strategy for defending himself against charges of racism seems to be to confuse the issues so thoroughly that nobody can figure out what the hell he’s trying to say. But yeah, he’s still a racist pig.
“They are a joke,” Beck said of the NAACP, calling them “an affront” to everything that Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington stood for. “You are an affront to their memory. You really are.”
Somehow, that discussion then prompted Beck to declare that “20% of the lynchings [carried out] by the KKK were of white people … and you know what, I contend [that] the white people that were lynched are exactly the kind of people that would be in the Tea Party today.”
Via: Right Wing Watch.
As we noted Monday, the NAACP has called for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to denounce an outrageous proposal to commemorate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, with a state license plate.
Yesterday Barbour refused to say anything negative about a license plate dedicated to the KKK.
Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is refusing to condemn a state proposal that would honor a Confederate General and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, the Associated Press reports, telling reporters on Tuesday that “I don’t go around denouncing people.”
The proposal, brought up by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans, seeks to create a state-issued license plate honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army and, it is believed one of the earliest members of (and first “Grand Wizard” to) the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan.
Barbour, considered a potential 2012 presidential candidate, said he didn’t think the proposal would be successful and that he did not, as a policy, denounce things or people.
“I don’t go around denouncing people,” he said, according to the Associated Press, when asked for a response to the proposal. “That’s not going to happen. I don’t even denounce the news media.”
Since the election of Barack Obama, the neo-Confederate crowd has been more active than ever, pushing hard to promote a revisionist version of US history that sweeps slavery under the rug and lionizes Southern slavemasters. But the latest initiative from these throwbacks is almost unbelievable: the Sons of Confederate Veterans are proposing that Mississippi issue a license plate commemorating General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
The NAACP is calling on Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to denounce this horrible idea.
(CNN) — The Mississippi NAACP has called on Gov. Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday. …
Mississippi NAACP leaders feel a state-sanctioned license plate honoring a man with ties to the KKK sends the wrong message to people in the state and across the country.
“Any individual who was a traitor to our country and our constitution should be treated as such,” said Derrick Johnson, president of the state NAACP chapter.
Forrest was a “terrorist” whose acts were “immoral and unconstitutional,” Johnson said. He feels that honoring him or anyone who promoted racial hatred or violence would be offensive.