Imagine pulling out of your driveway while going to Church, hearing something go “crunch” under your tires, stopping to check things out, and finding a squashed baggie with candy and a Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier in your driveway. That’s what happened to a Seneca, South Carolina woman on Sunday.
The flier, put out by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, said (in screaming all-caps) “SAVE OUR LAND, JOIN THE KLAN” and gave their “Klan Hotline” phone number, web site address, and snail mail address.
The woman — who declined to give out her name, we can’t imagine why — then called her local news station (not the police?) to express her concern.
Dana Wachter from WHNS TV reports that she called the phone number on the flier.
The voice mail message started with “be a man, join the Klan,” launched into an anti-immigrant diatribe, and ended with “always remember, if it ain’t white, it ain’t right. White power.”
When Robert Jones, our friendly neighborhood KKK Imperial Klaliff returned Wachter’s phone call, he said they’re holding one of their three annual “national night ride” recruitment events this weekend (presumably at one of Dick Cheney’s undisclosed locations, since the web site gives no coordinates). Jones also said that Klans across the country have organized similar events (which may explain the similar fliers found in Katy, Texas earlier this month).
Oh, and yes, the night ride will end with a cross burning. Yay.
Jones told Dana Wachter that his KKK hotline gets 20,000 calls per day, but didn’t specify how many come from potential recruits and how many come from pissed off flier recipients. He claims his organization has 8,000 members and that they’re not a hate group, they’re a civil rights organization!
Meanwhile, the neighbors are angry… or terrified. The woman who first called WHNS TV told Wachter:
“[I] talked to several neighbors. They were very angry, very upset, very ashamed at the same time – that this exists. Ashamed to face our neighbors that do not have the same color skin that we do.
You shouldn’t have to wake up and fear that somebody might burn a cross in your yard or throw something like this out in your driveway with nothing but hurt in their intention.”
Congratulations, you now know what it feels like to be a black person.
Here’s the video news report from WHNS.
Meanwhile, neighbors in a Katy, Texas subdivision responded similarly when they found KKK fliers on July 2nd, reports Covering Katy.
Damien Neveau, an African-American, says his community is multicultural and that everyone “gels together pretty well around here.” Like the South Carolina woman, he was surprised to discover the KKK still exists, but remembers them from where he grew up.
“Your first thought is wow I’ve seen these guys do some pretty heinous acts over my time. You know when you take off the uniform and you camouflage it with something else but the intent is still there, the hate.”
A report from The Christian Monitor has other neighbors chiming in:
- “How dare they! I’m shocked!”
- “I didn’t even know the KKK was still a thing?”
- “This is Falcon Ranch, this is the nicest community, the most diverse community, we have all ethnic backgrounds. This is not a place for racism or anything like that.”
- “They represent the wrong entity… I’m very uncomfortable with what they left at my door.”
To give these “Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” a piece of your mind (or a special something else):
- Leave them a phone message: 336-433-0386
- Poop in a box and send a turd-o-gram: PO Box 54 Pelham NC 27311
- Give them feedback via their web site: www.kkkknights.com. Repeat as often as you’d like, but please don’t do it too many times — that might take down their server.
More on KKK recruiting from AATTP.
- White Supremacists Set Up Hate Rally to Recruit KKK Members, Tens of People Show Up
- This Map Shows You How Many Active KKK Groups Are in YOUR Area (Map)
- MORONS: Looking for Recruits, KKK Passes Out Flyers in Predominantly Black Community (Video)
- Found on Army Base: White Supremacist Fliers Seeking Soldiers for Coming Race War (Video)