Saturday, August 25, 2007

KKK is growing in Saskatchewan

Waters insists the BOK is a Christian-based organization

Racialism is not Christian. Period.

that is not hate-based and does not tolerate violent or criminal acts.

Except you name yourself after a group that perpetuated a lot of violence. Not a good pedigree.

"I take offence if someone calls me a racist because it is not racist to be in love with my race," he says.

There is no "white culture". There are many ethnicites. Being in love with your culture is fine. Being in love with your culture to the point of disparaging other people of other cultures as unworthy is not.

But Waters acknowledges the KKK has a violent past around the time of the civil rights movement, a period he believes falls far away from the group's intentions when it was created in Tennessee in 1865 during the first era of the Klan.

"During the 1960s and the civil rights movement when unfortunately there was the lynchings of blacks and things like that, there was all sorts of groups popping up all over that would use the Klan's name but weren't necessarily functioning as the Klan ...

Not just during the Civil Rights era. Pretty much for the whole post-war period.

There were a few bad apples that has cost us over 40-some years of misconceptions in the world," says Waters.

A Few? The entire social system of the south was based on the terror inspired by the Klan.

Bourgeault suggests members of the group may be right-wing political supporters who have become disenchanted with the Conservative party, especially in rural areas.

There you have it. It's the right-wingers fault. Never mind that the vast majority of right-wingers reject racialism.

I hate racialism with every fibre of my being.

When I think of how so many social conservatives are immigrants and people of colour, and these guys disparage them as some kind of foreign elements

Of course, it's not just about social conseravtives. No one should be judged by their ethnic background, that goes without saying. But the same lot of racists tend to favour conservative politics, and they overlook the fact that so many of the people who want to uphold social conservative policies, i.e. people who agree with them-- are non-whites themselves!

That's how blind it is.

And, in a kind of ironic twist, they practice the same identity politics they have come to hate in the left. I guess if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

H/T: Buckdog

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