DISTURBING WORLD OF THE KU KLUX KLAN – This morning the Daily Mail published an article on the astonishing world of the Ku Klux Klan. The article was written in conjunction with a photojournalist Anthony Karen (see anthonykaren.com) who specializes in getting into secular societies in order to attempt to uncover a different way of life – or at least a different perception of it.
Full story … Daily Mail
Ku Klux Klan, as you may be aware, are a white-supremacist organisation and are most noted for wearing white robes with conical hoods that serve to cover their faces during their violent acts against ethnic groups.
The Ku Klux Klan are generally thought of as being from the deeper regions of the Southern United States, running from the Carolina’s to Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Whilst this may be their roots, their reach even in our so-called modern times of enlightenment, is not restricted to these areas but indeed across the whole of the United States with similar factions worldwide.
White supremacists – I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I hear such an absurd notion. It is widely known that mankind originated out of Africa and therefore if there was to be any supreme being it would in fact be the black man for they were the first to evolve.
Supremacy is such a poorly used word and to be honest has no relevancy in the modern world for none of us are supreme – well, maybe in the confines of our ability to really make a mess of the world and of course each other.
Yes, mankind maybe supreme but certainly for all the wrong reasons.
The Ku Klux Klan still exists today; some might even suggest they are stronger now than they were back in the 1950s and 1960s when violence against the blacks was an everyday occurrence and even widely considered acceptable.
It appears incredulous to me the ignorance of some people, notably the Ku Klux Klan, who feel that the Black elements of society have no rights – the truth is without the Black’s being imported for slavery the U.S wouldn’t be the country it is today and certainly there were many more Black people who took up arms in the Vietnam War to fight the surge of the Vietcong.
Wait just a minute… I referred to the Ku Klux Klan as being ignorant – I take that back, they are not ignorant but rather indoctrinated; but the truth is we all are.
Those brought up with the ideologies that the White man is the Supreme Being sincerely believes in this. It’s no different from than that of a Muslim fundamentalist who feels that all non-Muslims are infidels and therefore an insult to Allah.
The Ku Klux Klan covers their faces and terrorizes people – but so do Muslim terrorists. If you ask a member of the Ku Klux Klan how they feel about Muslims you’re likely to get the same response as if you were talking about Black people and yet their methods of promoting their cause is almost identical.
Racism with bigotry could be used here but it’s not appropriate – yes, you’re probably thinking that the Ku Klux Klan are racists and bigots but that’s only because you have been indoctrinated into a different set of ideology by your peers.
The key to racial tensions from any group is to remove the one element that often controls it – religion.
Yes, the Ku Klux Klan is a religious group who take to burning crosses, whereas the Muslims are a religious group that takes to burning flags.
We spoke to one gentleman, a 73 year old man from Alabama for his views…
“This issue is that the black man multiplied and the white man became fearful of them; especially after slavery was abolished.
Many folks felt as if the black man was going to take over and so the Ku Klux Klan formed in an attempt to control the black folk.
We’ve become a fearful nation, we fear Muslims, Blacks, Mexicans, Hispanics and indeed any other race that is not considered Americans – hell we even fear ourselves and the murder rate in the U.S is testament to that fact.
This situation will only ever change once we realise our fears, for the most part, are unfounded.”
It appears obvious that there are fundamental elements at play here; including our indoctrination, fear and our inability to grasp the truth that mankind, regardless of culture, religion or colour is anything but supreme.
Any right minded individual would put aside notions of racism and bigotry and realise that this is nothing more than indoctrination and once sufficient people understand this then we can move forward and eradicate what is perceived as racism and bigotry.