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.)