Last 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.
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