KKK to patrol Springfield MO neighbourhood as "neighborhood watch"

Sometimes you come across things online that make you want to laugh-or cry!_ such as the news that a Klan group has distibuted flyers in a Springfield, Missouri neighborhood announcing that it will patrol the area as a "neighborhood watch"( shades of George Zimmerman!).

Personally, given that criminal organizations( such as the Mafia in Sicily, Triads in China, and the Japanese Yakuza) have begun life as vigilante style organizations, I think the people of this neighborhood( whether balck or white, Jewish as well as Gentile) should politely but firmly tell America's longest standing terrorist organization (founded by former slave trader and Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866,) "thanks but not thanks, we have a police department for our protection and if need be we can form our own neighborhood watch scheme- we neither need OR want your brand of protection than we would want it from Al Qaeda , the Mob or the OMGs(Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs- such as Outlaws, Mongols, Bandidos, Pagans or Hells' Angels)!

Thankfully, the people of this neighborhood have ALREADY rejected the Klan's offer of "protection". Given that Missouri is the home state of one of the US Presidents I most admire- Harry S.Truman- I think he would applauded the neighborhood's rejection of this loathsome group!

Anybody think as I do?

Terry

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Edited by ARMIV2

I completely agree. Good Lord in Heaven, had any of them said yes...

Posted by Betatesthighlander1

@armiv2: @paracelsus: okay,so you guys are mad hat a violent organization has apparently (you posted zero evidence) offered top protect a neighborhood?

yeah, the KKK says outrageous stuff, they have since their creation, what's your point?

what does that have to do with Zimmerman? they both try to protect neighborhoods? and I guess Zimmerman is also Hitler, because both of them breathe oxygen

Posted by Jnr6Lil

Hope they don't.

Posted by CrimsonCake

When did those organizations become "vigilante style organizations"?

The only thing I recall is that the Yakuza helped with the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I would love to throw the KKK and the EDL in to a big dark pit and watch them eat each other

Posted by ARMIV2

@betatesthighlander1: Dude, I was just saying how I don't think the KKK should be doing anything and that I was glad the people said no.

Posted by Betatesthighlander1

@armiv2: did you say "I partially agree, good lord in heaven"?

Posted by ARMIV2

@armiv2: did you say "I partially agree, good lord in heaven"?

I said "I completely agree. Good Lord in Heaven, had any of them said yes..."

Forgive me for not making my words any more specific.

Edited by Edamame
Posted by Cybrilious4

One time the Black Panther party and Ku Klux Klan teamed up, so there arguments are invalid!

Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf

I'm quietly chuckling and crying to myself at the same time when I hear that the OP is comparing the KKK to George Zimmerman (who's Hispanic by the way, not white). I started laughing hysterically when the OP says he's glad that KKK were rejected from Missouri because his favorite president was born from there, especially when Truman was a blatant racist.

Oh, Americans, you amuse me!

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@edamame:

The EDL is the English Defense League. They are a bunch of racists who think that Muslim people are infiltrating the Western World and planning its destruction. They are pretty much a bunch of idiots and ingrates that have nothing else to do, but get drunk and cause problems in public ^_^

Posted by Betatesthighlander1

One time the Black Panther party and Ku Klux Klan teamed up, so there arguments are invalid!

really?

what, were they repelling an incoming Asian army?

Posted by warlock360

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@edamame: the BNP are a far right political party, the EDL are a bunch of scum in balaclava

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@edamame said:

@omgomgwtfwtf: How are they different from the British National Party, though?

Not sure, I don't live in Britain. So I can't comment on their political skills :O

Posted by Backflip

@edamame said:

@omgomgwtfwtf: How are they different from the British National Party, though?

The BNP are a political party. The EDL are a pressure group (Lobbyist group). They share similar aims and ideals (Racism/White Supremacy) for the large part. However, the BNP have largely faded into obscurity in recent years whereas the EDL are making a lot of noise (Mostly of the violent kind) due to their fear of mulch-cultralism. Truthfully, the beheading of that Army dude in Woolwich just exasperated matters and saw riots erupt when the EDL staged another one of their 'marches'.

Posted by dccomicsrule2011

lol @ comparing Zimmerman to the KKK.

Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

That would be horrifying and twisted if they said yes.

Posted by The Stegman

D'oh!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@edamame: I'm sure there are but I've never heard of any

Posted by Markies

But who'd patrol the neighbourhood to keep it safe from the KKK. We have a conundrum.

Edited by Cezar_TheScribe

Well, if the Black Panthers can put a hit out on someone and not get into trouble, then the Klan can as well.

They can also patrol the streets.

They can also adopt a highway. Look that one up.. There's more than one.

Posted by judasnixon

Posted by Jnr6Lil

Well, if the Black Panthers can put a hit out on someone and not get into trouble, then the Klan can as well.

They can also patrol the streets.

They can also adopt a highway. Look that one up.. There's more than one.

The Black Panthers started out as a defense organization for blacks in the inner city from police brutality. At least the Black Panthers started free lunch programs.

The KKK 's main goal is white supremacism though.

Posted by mikethekiller

@jnr6lil said:

@cezar_thescribe said:

Well, if the Black Panthers can put a hit out on someone and not get into trouble, then the Klan can as well.

They can also patrol the streets.

They can also adopt a highway. Look that one up.. There's more than one.

The Black Panthers started out as a defense organization for blacks in the inner city from police brutality. At least the Black Panthers started free lunch programs.

The KKK 's main goal is white supremacism though.

don't even bother.

Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy

@paracelsus said:

Sometimes you come across things online that make you want to laugh-or cry!_ such as the news that a Klan group has distibuted flyers in a Springfield, Missouri neighborhood announcing that it will patrol the area as a "neighborhood watch"( shades of George Zimmerman!).

Personally, given that criminal organizations( such as the Mafia in Sicily, Triads in China, and the Japanese Yakuza) have begun life as vigilante style organizations, I think the people of this neighborhood( whether balck or white, Jewish as well as Gentile) should politely but firmly tell America's longest standing terrorist organization (founded by former slave trader and Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866,) "thanks but not thanks, we have a police department for our protection and if need be we can form our own neighborhood watch scheme- we neither need OR want your brand of protection than we would want it from Al Qaeda , the Mob or the OMGs(Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs- such as Outlaws, Mongols, Bandidos, Pagans or Hells' Angels)!

Thankfully, the people of this neighborhood have ALREADY rejected the Klan's offer of "protection". Given that Missouri is the home state of one of the US Presidents I most admire- Harry S.Truman- I think he would applauded the neighborhood's rejection of this loathsome group!

Anybody think as I do?

Terry

Your sources are wrong, Terry.

General Nathan Bedford Forrest did not start the KKK, and even though many claim he was the first Grand Wizard, Forrest himself denied any involvement with the KKK.

He actually said in a speech that he wanted the relations of black people and white people to grow stronger.

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

I would love to throw the KKK and the EDL in to a big dark pit and watch them eat each other

Oooh yes. Throw the Westboro Baptist Church in too and watch em go ha ha.

Edited by Vaeternus

Well, if the Black Panthers can put a hit out on someone and not get into trouble, then the Klan can as well.

They can also patrol the streets.

They can also adopt a highway. Look that one up.. There's more than one.

This.

Posted by BadVoodoo

LOLOL

The ride never ends does it.....................

Posted by AweSam
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Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy

@edamame: Here's the speech, made in 1875:

"Ladies and Gentlemen I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. ( Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate every man to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going. I have not said anything about politics today. I don't propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I'll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand."

Coming from a man who lived during that time period, he doesn't at all sound like someone who would be affiliated with the KKK.

The only way I see possible that he was a member of the Klan, is if between 1866 and 1875 he had a entirely 100% change of heart towards black people. Which I don't see happening with the so called 'First Grand Wizard' of the Ku Klux Klan.

Posted by Paracelsus

Hmm- upon goign to Wikipedia it appears that I got a few facts wrong in my OP

Firstly the KKK was founded in 1865 and not 1866, secondly former Confederate general/slave trader |Nathan Bedford Forrest does not seem to have been its first Grand/Imperial Wizard. But so what if the Yakuza offered to help Japanese distressed by the Kyoto earthquake,?it's STILL a criminal organiization ( like La Cosa Nostra, Triads or OMG) just as the KKK is and always WILL be a racist vigilante terrorist organization and no amount of "re-branding" will change what it is!