I want to start by making a few things clear. First, the racist fringe supporting Trump and the Republicans are no more representative of the 60+ million people who voted for Trump than the racist fringe on the left is representative of the 60+ million folks who voted for Hildebeast. Second, it is possible to be concerned with our immigration chaos without harboring any racist views about the people doing the immigrating. White Supremacy is wrong, Black Supremacy is wrong, Muslim Supremacy is wrong. Period.
Given my first point, it annoys me that the media seeks out fringe lunatics and attempts to paint them as the mainstream of those supporting the President-elect. So take the tone of this Daily Mail piece with a grain of salt. That said, feel free to engage in schadenfreude that this particular crew of racist douchebags turned its malice inward leading to multiple arrests.
The leader of a Ku Klux Klan branch missed his own Donald Trump victory parade because he was in a jail cell, arrested after a planning meeting descended into violence.
Dozens of KKK members drove through rural North Carolina on Saturday, giving Nazi salutes and shouting: ‘White power.’
The event attracted nationwide publicity after details were posted online announcing it as a celebration of Mr Trump’s victory.
However, its organizer, Chris Barker, 37, Imperial Wizard of the Loyal White Nights in North Carolina, was not present after he was arrested in connection with a stabbing.
Michael Welch, sheriff of Caswell County, said Barker was one of two men detained after a stabbing victim was dumped in the lobby of his office complex in the early hours of Saturday morning.
‘The victim Richard Dillon told investigators that he had been at the residence of Christopher Eugene Barker due to a Ku Klux Klan meeting when the altercation took place,’ he said.
A police officer told the Burlington Times News that Barker had urged on William Hagen, 50, of Indiana, in the attack and had kicked the victim as he fell to the ground at his home.
He was arrested after officers raided Barker’s home just outside Yanceyville and charged with aiding and abetting assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.
Stupid is as stupid does.
It does give me a chance to share this again though…