Candy from strangers: KKK recruiting with sweets and white power


B00Mer
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Candy from strangers: KKK recruiting with sweets and white power



The Ku Klux Klan is recruiting in South Carolina, leaving bags of candy and anti-immigration literature in people’s driveways during the group’s ‘national night ride’, its triannual membership drive.

Residents in a Seneca subdivision, a town of just over 8,000 in the northwest corner of the state, woke up Sunday morning to find bags of candy labelled, “Save our land, join the Klan.” The flier also included the number of the “Klan Hotline,” WHNS reported.

The voicemail at the number listed with the candy says, "Be a man join the Klan! Illegal immigration is destroying America," discusses immigration concerns and ends with, "always remember if it ain't white, it ain't right. White power."

One woman and her family found the candy when they ran it over on their way to church. She said it shocked her and made her angry.

"[I] talked to several neighbors. They were very angry, very upset, very ashamed at the same time - that this exists," the woman, who did not wish to be identified, said to WHNS. "Ashamed to face our neighbors that do not have the same color skin that we do."

Robert Jones, the Imperial Klaliff (equivalent of vice president) of the the Loyal White Knights chapter of the KKK, said the literature drop was part of the national night ride, an overnight recruitment event that happens three times a year. He said the group does not target particular houses during the campaign.

"I mean, we can't tell who lives in a house, whether they're black, white, Mexican, gay, we can't tell that," Jones said. "And if you were to look at somebody's house like that, that means you'd be pretty much a racist."

The Seneca woman noted the bags were on every driveway, including those belonging to families of mixed-race marriages and minorities. She said she and her neighbors feel like they are being watched now.

According to Jones, the Loyal White Knights are receiving 20,000 phone calls a day to its hotline. The group has about 8,000 members, which is the typical size for a chapter. They are also recruiting in Harnett County, North Carolina, WTVD reported.

"It's ridiculous that this is still going on... how somebody or a group of somebodies could have that much hate in their heart to recruit individuals," Lila, a Harnett County resident who did not want her last name revealed, told the ABC affiliate. "That trash isn't welcome here."

The Imperial Klaliff disputed the KKK’s hate group label, saying it is a civil organization following the Bible. The group is currently protesting illegal immigration.

“We’re wanting to see equal rights for whites. We’re getting out into the streets and protesting because we’re feeling our country’s being took away from us,” Jones said.

The chapter’s Imperial Wizard (or president) Chris Barker agreed. "If they (blacks) would actually listen to what we're talking about, it ain't about them anymore with the Klan. It's usually about the immigrants who are flooding (the United States),” he told WTVD.

Mark Potok, senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, told The Tennessean that similar activities have occurred throughout the country of late, with candy distribution in Florida. Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia have also seen recruitment drives in recent months.

"It's always concerning to hear about these activities, but this does not signal a resurgence in the Klan," Potok said

Recipients of the candy-and-literature drop should not be fearful of the Klan unless they are doing something morally wrong, Jones said.

The Seneca woman didn’t find comfort in his remarks. "You shouldn't have to wake up and fear that somebody might burn a cross in your yard or throw something like this out in your driveway with nothing but hurt in their intention," she said.

The group is planning a public protest in August in North Carolina that will include a cross-burning, WHNS reported. And Jones promises more recruitment with candy.

source: rt.com/usa/173032-kkk-sc-cand...ampaign=chrome (external - login to view)
 
Twila
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How backward do you have to be to think the answer to your problems are the KKK?
 
SLM
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What kind of candy?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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No chocolate, that's for sure.

Well. . . maybe white chocolate.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post


Well. . . maybe white chocolate.

Damnit you beat me to it.

The other day I was at a grocery store and saw a guy with a kid who looked to be about 4-5. The guy asks the kid what kind of bread they should get and the kid said "We should get white bread because we are white." It was pretty funny.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

What kind of candy?

Licorice babies.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Licorice babies.

I was wondering if someone would mention those...
 
taxslave
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They look kind of pale to me to be complaining about immigrants
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

They look kind of pale to me to be complaining about immigrants

No kidding, eh? the irony of their message...
 
Sal
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would anyone actually eat candy that someone had left at their door...I mean really?

of course maybe that is exactly the kind of individual which they are seeking to recruit
 
Tonington
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Found their transportation:
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

What kind of candy?

looks like that hard-assed break-your-teeth peppermint crap:

 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

looks like that hard-assed break-your-teeth peppermint crap:

It's to help take the foul taste from your mouth after reading their message.

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

would anyone actually eat candy that someone had left at their door...I mean really?

of course maybe that is exactly the kind of individual which they are seeking to recruit


I hope they can only recruit the dumb...cause if you're "smart" and you fall for their shtick...we'll need to come up with a new word for smart.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

No chocolate, that's for sure.

Well. . . maybe white chocolate.


Okay, well I can just as easily enjoy some chocolate while I don't read the literature as I can not enjoy chocolate while I don't read the literature.

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

looks like that hard-assed break-your-teeth peppermint crap:

Oh crap! Well, maybe you can use the hose to wash it off the driveway into the gutter from the front porch then.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Found their transportation:

CANDY'S DANDY
But
LIQUOR'S QUICKER
 
Tecumsehsbones
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The literature's worth a read. The Ku Klux Kulos do an impressive job of twisting "Love one another as I have loved you" into "Hate everybody that's got melanin."
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

would anyone actually eat candy that someone had left at their door...I mean really?

of course maybe that is exactly the kind of individual which they are seeking to recruit

Well if they gave out decent candy I might. Well okay no I wouldn't but honestly, can you think of a better F.U. than to eat the candy and drop the literature into the recycling bin on your way in the door? Lol.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well if they gave out decent candy I might. Well okay no I wouldn't but honestly, can you think of a better F.U. than to eat the candy and drop the literature into the recycling bin on your way in the door? Lol.

I can think of a better F.U. Double-ought or so.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

I hope they can only recruit the dumb...cause if you're "smart" and you fall for their shtick...we'll need to come up with a new word for smart.

minty fresh

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well if they gave out decent candy I might. Well okay no I wouldn't but honestly, can you think of a better F.U. than to eat the candy and drop the literature into the recycling bin on your way in the door? Lol.

hellooooooo, I'm watching Hannibal
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

minty fresh


hellooooooo, I'm watching Hannibal

He would invite them inside.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

He would invite them inside.

lol, I believe so, yes, and ask them to stay for dinner
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

lol, I believe so, yes, and ask them to stay for dinner

Break out the Chianti baby!
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Break out the Chianti baby!

and perhaps some fafafava beans
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

minty fresh


hellooooooo, I'm watching Hannibal

Dang ! Forgot. Was gonna then got sidetracked in the Troll thread, and now this.

Don't tell me how it ends. I'm really going to watch it., just as soon as.....................................
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

Dang ! Forgot. Was gonna then got sidetracked in the Troll thread, and now this.

Don't tell me how it ends. I'm really going to watch it., just as soon as.....................................

I started watching the last one in Season 2 and then decided sleeping well was more of a priority than my curiosity about the ending...although I did peek enough to know I couldn't watch it after dark...

how far are you?
 
spaminator
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I wonder if the candies are white?

white candy - Google Search (external - login to view)
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

I wonder if the candies are white?

white candy - Google Search (external - login to view)

Gummie candy



 

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