- Jun 9, 2011
- Reaction score
- Planet Earth
- Political Leaning
- Very Conservative
Aside from a jury duty notice, a bag of burning feces or maybe an Amway salesman, the last thing anyone wants to find on their doorstep is an invitation from the Ku Klux Klan. So imagine the horror of Springfield, Missouri, residents last week who discovered a recruitment flier from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan while reaching for their morning papers.
The flier, which features an array of bold text in different fonts and sizes, attempts to convince intrepid young Springfielders (Springfieldites? Springfieldians?) to join their neighborhood watch program. “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” it promises....
Ku Klux Klan: Our neighborhood watch program is “not racist” - Salon.com
I get the ridiculousness of this...my only problem is there use to be a time when these people operated only on fringes of acceptability somewhere in the dark corners and never dared to come out. But I guess in the recent up swelling events and push to turn back 60 years of civil right progress, it is fitting that KKK also finds a foot hole in a Red State right along ultra right republicans and the tea party!