No this is not The Onion; that is an actually headline. With Memorial Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than by a burning cross of hate. I believe they say that propane is the most efficient fuel when it comes to totally insane racism from the darkest period of American history.
With the decision to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage and civil unions (marrying your sister is still cool so long as you’re her brother), as well as a far-far-right wing radicalized preacher with a penchant for genocide for homosexuals and offering parenting advice to parents of gay children that makes Sharia Law look like the buddy system, North Carolina is just step away from being a combination of Mississippi and Texas.
Now it seems residents in Reidsville, North Carolina are getting inundated with fliers inviting them to a May 26th Ku Klux Klan cross burning, which is intended for “white people only.” Apparently the fliers don’t break a single law. Just in case you were curious, it’s evidently perfectly okay and legal to throw a whites-only cross burning party in North Carolina. Just remember to bring your own white sheets and a totally discredited and incoherent manifesto of a formerly imprisoned lunatic.
“I’m a little bothered by it,” Annie P. Pinnix, who received a flier, told the Winston-Salem Journal on Monday. (Source:Raw Story)
It seems Mrs. Pinnix found this flyer in her driveway that read the following:
“Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina. Free Admition [sic]-White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”
Wow, they call it a cross-lighting now? If only the Taliban had this type of PR. And vendors and souvenirs will also be available, just in case anyone was dying to get their hands on a limited edition crotched swastika tea cozy or a bullet that pierced the organs of an innocent black person.
And not to be outdone, the LWK created a recording on the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan “24 Hour Hot Line,” which not only confirms the May 26 cross burning event, but includes a racist Dr Seuss rhyme.
“Always remember: If it ain’t white, it ain’t right,” the recording concluded. (Source:Raw Story)
Say what you will about the Teabaggers, but at least they don’t wear hoods.
Holy shit. I had no idea this kind of crap still went on in this country. I mean, I knew there was a lot of racism still floating about (mainly among the less educated and old whites), but not of this grade.
It's like the last century of social progression is just unraveling (regressing, if you will) all across the southern states (which assumes they've even progressed since the 1930s). At this rate, pretty soon we'll be hearing news stories about "those darn injuns takin' ar women fer squaws."