Though we should acknowledge the tragedy of what some KKK members have done, the most important thing for us to remember is that they does not represent White Supremacy. Andrew Anglin writes:
White Supremacy is a religion of peace, and the overwhelming majority of White Supremacists are peaceful members of society who do not agree with stabbing random black people with swords.
The attack has nothing at all to do with the religion of White Supremacy, and white supremacists are under no obligation to apologize for this attack.
In fact, White Supremacists are now going to be subject to unfair scrutiny and prejudice in light of this attack. There is a threat now that people with swastika tattoos, Screwdriver t-shirts, shaved heads or other cultural symbols of White Supremacy will be unfairly discriminated against after this attack.
It’s time for society to rally around White Supremacists, and show that we don’t blame them for the single act of someone who wrongly used their beliefs for evil.
As many White Supremacists are now saying that they’re going to cover-up their swastika tattoos and wear hats to cover their shaved heads in light of the coming backlash against it, I am proposing an #IllRideWithYou hashtag to be used by people volunteering to accompany White Supremacists on their way to work, to ensure that they are safe and not victimized by bigots who would wrongly associate them with this attack whcih, again, has absolutely nothing to do with White Supremacy.
Members of the KKK grow up without seeing any positive role models in the media. When was the last time you saw a Grand Dragon working as a doctor or lawyer or social worker on TV? KKK kids lack the positive role models that they need to lead productive lives. Also, they need midnight rallies on public property when they can get together with their own kind and burn crosses and dress in robes and hoods. If the government would only subsidize midnight Klan rallies, there would be a lot less Klan violence.
When a KKK member commits a crime, he is not representative of the Klan. He’s a sick man who does not understand that the true meaning of the KKK is love, inclusion and peace.
The only reason that a few fringe members of the KKK lash out with violence is that their religion has been stigmatized and they face oppression on a daily basis. If only we would open our hearts and our homes to the KKK, they would not need to use violence to get our attention to the discrimination they suffer every day. You can’t even buy a proper KKK robe and hood on Amazon.com or Walmart let alone an eternally burning cross and noose.
When the KKK says, “Let’s go lynch some nogs”, they meet lynch the nog within. They are speaking about inner spiritual struggle. Lynching is not a physical act, it is spiritual one that each person must do to himself.
The KKK is an ideology of peace and we shouldn’t allow the behavior of a few extremists to cast shade on the majority of the Klan who are hard-working patriotic Americans. It’s time for all of us to rally around the KKK.