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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

South Carolina media are now abuzz over the latest provocation in the (somehow still ongoing) debate over the Confederate flag: The Klan is coming to town.

A group called “The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” will be holding a demonstration at the State House to show support for the Confederate flag on July 18, Columbia newspaper The State reports. The group says that it expects between 100 and 200 people.

The Loyal White Knights are actually based in North Carolina, spurring Governor Nikki Haley (R) to say, “This is our state, and they are not welcome.”

However, the group’s “Great Titan,” James Spears, told the local NBC affiliate that the group has local membership in Columbia to call its own.

“Our Grand Dragon lives 20 minutes from the State House, where the flag’s at,” Spears said. “That’s where we’ll be holding a cross lighting at the end of the night.”

Spears also promised a peaceful rally: “We usually have pretty peaceful rallies. I mean, to me, it should be a peaceful rally. Like I said, it’s for the Confederate Flag.”

Well, that’s reassuring.

Also, as the report shows, even the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization is saying that these guys are bad news.

 

Meanwhile, fights already broke out at the State House on Monday, when pro-Confederate flag demonstrators clashed with flag opponents. A white man, Nicholas Thompson, was arrested for fighting outside the State House, apparently after getting out of his pickup truck during a pro-flag procession Here’s video of the fracas, from the local NBC affiliate:

“The blood on my face, the blood in my teeth, the blood on my hands is no comparison to the Southern blood that runs through my veins,” said Joe Linder, another young white male involved in the fighting, in an interview with the local CBS affiliate. “I am proud of my heritage, I am not ashamed, and more than all, racism has no part in that flag.”

In addition, the vandalism of Confederate emblems has now also extended to iconic figures of the post-Reconstruction period — men who are sometimes referred to by the somewhat ironic title of “Redeemers” — with red paint having been splashed on a statue of “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman, the former South Carolina governor who, The State explains, “promoted white supremacy, including lynching and denial of voting rights to blacks and women” and was “also was a participant in the massacre of black militia members during Reconstruction.”

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10 Responses to KKK Cavalry Will Go To SC To Support The Confederate Flag

  1. I think that all of the racists should stand up proudly and make themselves known. I look at it like this – they’re actually performing a public service by displaying their swasticles. Whenever you see someone sporting the confederate flag, you know that this is a lowbrow, knuckle dragging hate filled gun toting racist with anger management issues who’s more than likely looking for an excuse to shoot someone, and thus you know to avoid him like the poisonous serpent he is. At least, like rattlesnakes, you can take one look at them and know that this is something you don’t even want to be near.

    If you see a southern swasticle flying in front of their trailer, you know never to let your kids near the place (though it will probably be a good place to score meth, if that’s what you’re into). When you see a state flying it, you know it’s a red state with an ill educated worker base, a crippled economy, a barbaric legislature, and a population whose toes outnumber their teeth.

    I also find it amusing that the Southern Swasticle seems to be on the endangered feces list. Please, by all means, show your swastikle to all of your friends, neighbors, and community. Show them just EXACTLY where you stand. Take your swastikles to your children’s schools to show the kids there (and the school administrators) what their parents stand for. Display your swastikles at your church to let your fellow communicants know what you believe in. Trot it on out to the local high school games, too. Don’t hide, SHOW everyone what you are! After all, it takes COURAGE to be a conservative!

    You should have no problem getting your beloved nazi / rebel regalia. After all, in a country where meth or ‘shine is just a phone call away, why should the symbols of racism and hate you so revere be any more difficult to obtain?

    As it almost says in Matt 7:20, “By their fruitcakes ye shall know them”. And who can argue with the bible?

    • Your posts are great. Have you thought of creating your own blog, because you have a way with words that make me howl with laughter. Thanks so much.

      • Thanks! I thought about it, but to be honest, I think it would be waaaay more hassle than it would be worth. I have low tolerance for trolls and people with degraded neural functions, and would very likely be spending more time dealing with them than anything else.

        This is also why I deleted my Facebook account – in addition to finding FBs policies disturbing and intrusive, there are just far too many people there who are simply too obnoxious for me to allow them into my universe. This is why I mostly post on blogs that are reasonably civil and intelligent. This is one, and WaPo is another. (though I will admit to the occasional guilty pleasure of being rational on the Daily Caller or Politico just for lulz)

        Though seriously, that new ‘Blog Killfile’ add-on that lets me ignore the lackwits on Disqus threads has made posting far more enjoyable.

  2. What is wrong with these people? The flag represents the confederacy that lost the War. The South will never rise again because they elect losers like Perry, Jindal, Cruz, Gohmert. They are losers. The flag is the symbol of losers. The South is it’s own third world country and will never rise from the gutter again.

  3. The Klucksters can have their peaceful march, but they cannot use masks to hide their faces and identities. If you’re a law enforcement officer or a military officer and you’re waving that flag, you are not loyal to America no matter what your heritage.

  4. There is something that I just don’t get about this whole flag business. What do you call someone who attempts to overthrow their country’s government? If you look up the word “traitor” in most dictionaries, you will find that the definition includes something similar to the words in my question. Doesn’t that make this flag a symbol of treason? And aren’t some of the people who are supporting their right to wave it also some of the same people who are always yammering on about how President Obama doesn’t sufficiently love this country? It seems to me that if a person has an ounce of patriotism, then that person has no business waving or supporting the display of that flag.

  5. The Mideast has Al Qaeda, and ISIS and we have the KKK. That flag is a symbol of treason and hate. The south is a drain on the United States, which they obviously hate, but willingly take welfare money from. If there are decent people, in the South, they are afraid to speak out.

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