by John Hawkins | July 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Liberals are incessantly telling us that white supremacy is a major problem in the United States and they’d be absolutely right if this were the 1920s when Klan membership was over 4 million people and the KKK was able to gather 25,000 members to walk through DC. That number is even more staggering when you consider that the population of the United States back then was a little over a 1/3 of what it is today. In other words, imagine a 12 million-strong Ku Klux Klan that was able to gather 75,000 members for a public march and you have an idea of what a cultural force the KKK was back then.
Today, the Ku Klux Klan is still America’s most prominent hate group and purveyor of white supremacy, but they’re estimated to have around 3,000 members. Meanwhile, the most notorious gathering of white supremacists in recent years was at Charlottesville, where a mere 500-600 tiki torch-carrying racists showed up.
Although the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is essentially a fundraising scam at this point, claims there are over a 1,000 hate groups in America, their numbers fall apart once you give their list of hate groups even the most minimal amount of scrutiny:
A “Holocaust denial” group in Kerrville, Texas called “carolynyeager.net” appears to just be a woman called Carolyn Yeager. A “male supremacy” group called Return of Kings is apparently just a blog published by pick-up artist Roosh V and a couple of his friends, and the most recent post is an announcement from six months ago that the project was on indefinite hiatus. Tony Alamo, the abusive cult leader of “Tony Alamo Christian Ministries,” died in prison in 2017. (Though his ministry’s website still promotes “Tony Alamo’s Unreleased Beatles Album.”) A “black nationalist” group in Atlanta called “Luxor Couture” appears to be an African fashion boutique. “Sharkhunters International” is one guy who really likes U-boats and takes small groups of sad Nazis on tours to see ruins and relics.
Put another way, in a nation of 327 million people, it’s not a shock that there are people that believe in just about anything, including white supremacy. However, the fact that a tiny percentage of the population believes in out-of-the-mainstream ideas shouldn’t be cause for alarm in a healthy society.
Yet the more irrelevant white supremacy has become in America, the further the media has gone to try to convince everyone it’s incredibly important. Just to give you an example of that, back at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, I was surprised to see a surging gaggle of liberal press surrounding someone I didn’t recognize. Who was this person the media was treating like a rock star? It turned out to be white nationalist Richard Spencer, who wasn’t invited, wasn’t a speaker, and was kicked out by the people running CPAC because they didn’t want to be associated with him.
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