America’s oldest hate group threatens Ferguson protesters and no one from the Government says anything.
As an adult, I realize I didn’t get taught much black history during my 12 years in Philadelphia public schools. Like most in my generation, we knew Rosa Parks was the catalyst for a bus boycott, Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream, Harriet Tubman wasn’t going to leave any slaves behind, Madame C.J Walker struck it rich with her formula for black hair and the Ku Klux Klan were dangerous racists who hate black people and love white power.
I still remember the images of the KKK burning crosses in front of houses and lynching black bodies and leaving them to rot. Never once, throughout my entire time in school learning about those crazy motherf*ckers, did anyone ever downplay the terroristic, violent nature of this white supremacist group.
If anything, those images were quite terrifying … traumatizing even, for me and for an entire generation who had to experience it first-hand.
Because of the long-standing, wide-spread knowledge of what the KKK means in American culture, I can’t for the life of me understand why both the President of the United States of America and the Governor of Missouri would issue messages of calm to the protesters in Ferguson who want justice for Michael Brown, Jr, yet neither of them have said sh*t from their bully pulpits about these radicals who are threatening to use “lethal force” against American citizens who are exercising their rights to assemble and speak freely.
I mean, it’s not like this threat was written on a piece of loose-leaf paper and passed around by schoolchildren until it reached the intended person. This threat was confirmed on MSNBC with Chris Hayes, covered by news organizations like Vice News and RT.com, and even flyers—which say protesters have “awakened a sleep giant”—are circulating in Ferguson as we speak.
“Violence will not be tolerated,” was the theme of both President Obama’s and Governor Nixon’s address. But, of course it was aimed at the protesters who now have wooden shields to protect them from the police in riot gear and the National Guard who’re standing by.
Outside of the few jackasses who were causing disturbances and confrontation following Brown’s execution, there’s no basis for viewing the organizers in Ferguson as violent people. On the other hand, you have an institution, America’s oldest hate group, publicly issuing threats and not being reprimanded by officials.
Now they can try to spin and paint this threat from these cowards in pissy sheets anyway they want to make the public believe it’s not as bad as it looks and things are under control, but I’ll remember what I was taught in school: the KKK are dangerous motherf*ckers who hate black people and love white power.
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