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MEMPHIS, TN - There is a lot to be angry about if you're in the Ku Klux Klan.
As local leader of the Loyal White Knights, Edward the Exalted Cyclops organized a barbecue last month to make plans for Saturday's demonstration to show that white people still have rights.
Barker refers to the rally as a "white unity event," and a protest of the council's attempt "to erase white people out of the history books."
To Barker and Edward, the Klan's agenda is pretty simple: Send the immigrants back where they came from, silence the homosexuals and the communists (known as liberals today), promote sobriety and abstinence, end abortion, and discourage the mingling of races in a way "God never intended."
Barker claims that the Klan' rightful reputation should include service to the community. Much of the violence blamed on the KKK was the work of those who claimed they were in the Klan but weren't recognized by the organization, he says.
Police taking more pictures than the media is allowed to.
Police have at least 5 photographers in the Klan's protest
Klan members talking about their history and Farrakhan.
Some Klan members wearing red and black robes.
We are across the street from courthouse and will not be allowed to get close to Klan. Spectators are even further away...2 blocks.
LooKs like About 50-75 Klansman in sheets with flags.
They are yelling...but no one can understand them
Originally posted by ChuckNasty
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
So they are doing another BBQ?
This is still America, as long as their permits were done correctly who cares?
No different than those Mexican or gay pride marches.
Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
Frankly Im ok with it (Puerto Rican here), as long as its not in my face, or interrupting Spongbebob (sorry had too) then go have your BBQ, eventually no one will show up.
The only way for me to show my kids that this is real, and that there are people out there that want to cause harm is by example, its one thing for me to say it, and another for them to see it. This beats schooling and text books any day.
This shows them that yes you have freedom of speech and with with a different mindset there are so many better things to have an outside BBQ for.
Edward the Exalted Cyclops
Originally posted by beezzer
In a free society it has been showed that some take advantage of that freedom to be as stupid and narrow-minded and as bigoted as they can be.
Let them enjoy that freedom.
Let us enjoy the freedom to ignore them.