“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” – KKK Neighborhood Watch Apparently Spreading

flier1Last July I reported on a story from Springfield, Missouri where apparently the Ku Klux Klan had decided to start up their own neighborhood watch program.  You know, because nothing says “safe neighborhood” like a white supremacist hate group patrolling the streets, right?

It was a story so ridiculous that when I first heard about it I had to make sure it wasn’t satire.

Well, apparently a chapter of the KKK in the Fairview Township in Pennsylvania is following the example set in Springfield, Missouri by starting up their own neighborhood watch to combat a recent rise in break-ins.

And if the idea of the KKK functioning as a neighborhood watch isn’t funny enough, all you have to do is take a look at the comments by Frank Ancona, the organization’s imperial wizard and president:

“It’s just like any neighborhood watch program.  It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity.  We would report anything we see to law enforcement.  We don’t hate people. We are an organization who looks out for our race. We believe in racial separation. God created each species after its kind and saw that it was good.”

And, you know, you can trust what he says because it’s coming from the imperial wizard of the KKK and we all know what good, honest upstanding citizens members of the KKK are.

The fliers the KKK handed out in Pennsylvania are almost identical to the ones that were used in Missouri, with the tagline saying, “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”

Again, it’s almost a story that you would think came straight from The Onion, yet it’s unfortunately true.

Who in their right minds would trust a hate group to patrol their neighborhood streets?  While an escalation in crime might be a real issue that needs to be addressed, I highly doubt that adding the presence of a hate group like the KKK is actually going to make things better.  I’m sure they’ll be absolutely impartial with their assessment of who is, or isn’t, suspicious.  Because if there’s one thing hate groups are known for it’s their impartiality, right?

And while I don’t exactly see this “trend” catching on mainstream, the fact that it seems to have spread some is somewhat alarming.  Because it’s never good when organized hate groups seem to be taking steps to force themselves into mainstream society as opposed to the bowels of it where they rightfully belong.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Mr. Loverman Shaba Ranks

    Oh whitey…

    • Ms. Nunya-Bidness

      MLSR: Either your post is an unfunny joke, or the Klan (and hate in general) wins.

      • Mr. Loverman Shaba Ranks


  • Sandy Greer

    From PennLive link:

    >Ancona said the Traditionalist American Knights consider anyone outside of the KKK “an alien.” “Anyone who is not part of the klan is considered an alien,” Ancona said.

    ^^^Yeah. ‘Cause I know I’ll sleep better, when gangs of armed thugs, in hoods and masks – who see me as an ‘alien’ – roam our streets, looking for trouble.

    Methinks THIS cure worse than the disease.

  • DavidD

    I believe in some circumstances in neighborhood watch for the klan.That is where you watch for them from cover with a shotgun.
    They are more likely to start some shit than prevent it.Cowardly nightriders that like to shoot into your house in a drive by or burn somebody else’s property and run away.

  • robingee

    These “White Pride” groups go on and on about how they don’t hate anyone and they are not racist, then you read their literature and look at their websites and comment boards and it’s all pictures of Obama being lynched.

  • gmartini

    Maybe a new job for George Z? I heard he’s broke and could use a job.

    Regardless, funny how times have changed. It seems like just yesterday a person with a last name, Ancona, would have a pretty hard time getting into the Klan let alone becoming the Grand Poobah of sorts. Just wow!

    • Pipercat

      Burn the cross, leave the gun and grab the cannoli….

      • gmartini


  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    The scary part of these dunce hat wearing racist hatemongers is that they claim to be Christians, not a hate group. And many people believe them. Clear manifestation of the antichrist.

  • k9femom

    “god created each species after its kind and saw that it was good”
    ummmm…………regardless of color, all humans are the same species.
    more hypocrisy.

  • poppaDavid

    Sounds like a call to resurrect the Black Panthers.
    I have to wonder if the Black Panthers were resurrected as a neighborhood protection organization (law book in one hand and rifle in the other), if the states who have “Stand Your Ground” laws would consider rescinding those laws? I mean, who wants a minority standing their ground against the KKK?

  • Eg Kbbs

    And how many people could actually forget the still rampant hate speech of the KKK and similar groups to believe that these KKK groups are some sort of kinder, gentler, more compassionate KKK /conservatism ?

  • Blue in a Sea of Red

    I live in Springfield, MO and haven’t heard about this neighborhood watch group. But I have received KKK fliers in my driveway!

  • MLR

    Yes, nothing makes me sleep better than knowing that the KKK is engaging in neighborhood watch activities….NOT. And this should be worrisome because not too long ago crazy wasn’t mainstream and now it seems to be more and more mainstream, especially in the republican party. So if batshit crazy can become mainstream so can the KKK.

  • Pam Barone

    The suspect under arrest for the murder of three people in Overland Park Kansas because they were at a Jewish Community Center and Assisted Living Center lived in the southwestern part of Missouri, near Springfield. I don’t know why people tolerate these organizations in this day and age.

  • ReadLearnThink

    He forgot to look up “species” in the dictionary. lol.