The local KKK chapter in Chesterfield County, Virginia has been delivering fliers to homes in the area and, believe it or not, some people are upset about that. But they’re clearly overreacting because the KKK is totally not about hating dark-skinned people or anything. Really, just ask them.
“The thing that really gets me is that (people are) saying we’re teaching our children to hate people just because of their race, creed and color, and that’s a complete lie and falsehood,” said Frank Ancona, president and imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Ancona, who is based in Missouri, says the group has been dealt a bad hand by the media and the Union government after the Civil War. He said that it’s actually a fraternal organization that has specific values, including preserving the constitution as written and traditional Christian beliefs.
Isn’t that always the way? You lynch a few thousand black people and the media starts to unfairly tar you as violent racists. It’s just not fair.
Ancona said he doesn’t know who put out the fliers or how many members are in Chesterfield. The organization’s website has a dozen fliers that members can print up and hand out in areas they believe are ripe for recruitment, he said.
One of those fliers says “many people have experienced the blacks firsthand” and have seen the “savagery and animalism in many of these people.”
The flier that went to Chesterfield residents says the organization’s mission is “exalting the Caucasian race and teaching the doctrine of white supremacy.”
“That does not mean that we are enemies of the colored and mongrel race, but it does mean that we are organized to establish the solidarity and to realize the mission of the white race,” that flier reads.
Silly me, I’ve been white all my life and it never occurred to me that we had a collective mission.