A massive gathering of ten members of Christian hate group the Ku Klux Klan at the Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday brought the world tidings of White Power™!
“The only solution is an all-white revolution,” one member of the Traditional Rebel Knights of Braddock Heights, MD, told the assembled Klansmen. The protest centered on the group’s objection to black-on-white violence, illegal immigration, gay rights, and other concerns echoed by the Tea Party and other right-wing groups.
The group, of course, complained about President Obama and Jewish people, as well as pushed white supremacy. “We are taking back this land,” one Klansman said. “Anyone stands in our way, they’re going in the ground.”
The group was outnumbered by 30-50 people observing the protest–mostly people who held a differing viewpoint on “white heritage” or whatever term the KKK is currently using in its attempt to make hate acceptable.
Katie Lawhon, a management assistant with Gettysburg National Military Park issued a written statement about the Klan rally. “The National Park Service mission in preserving and protecting the historic resources at Gettysburg includes making them available to all Americans, even those whose views are contrary to the majority of the American public,” she said.
The Ku Klux Klan has been attempting to “go mainstream” lately, distributing recruitment flyers and establishing neighborhood watch groups. Despite the focus on white supremacy, the Klan says that it is “not the enemy of the colored and mongrel races.”