The KKK is planning a march to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. And they say they’re going to be armed while doing so, which certainly doesn’t help things one bit.
A Ku Klux Klan chapter holding a rally in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon says it expects 80 to 100 members and supporters to take part in the protest and that most will have guns with them.
“It’s an open-carry state, so our members will be armed,” said James Moore, a member of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is headquartered in Pelham, N.C., near the Virginia border. Moore said that if members are attacked, they will defend themselves.
The KKK is protesting the Charlottesville City Council’s decision this year to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park and rename that park. Once called Lee Park, it is now Emancipation Park. A court injunction has halted the statue’s removal until a November hearing. On Thursday, a “Confederate Heroes” plaque attached to the statue was removed by city workers.
“The liberals are taking away our heritage,” Moore said. “By taking these monuments away, that’s what they’re working on. They’re trying to erase the white culture right out of the history books.”
Oh, of course. Isn’t it funny how, whenever they take down a Confederate flag or statue, its defenders scream “it’s not about racism, it’s about history and heritage!” But then who shows up to defend it using those exact same words? The KKK and the neo-Nazis. Sorry guys, you’re not fooling anyone here.