white hate in the wake of obama’s election

It occurred to me, as I was sitting on the couch, watching Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech almost two weeks ago now, that just as the Bush years must have been exceptionally lucrative for membership organizations like the ACLU and other groups looking to stop the criminal activities of the administration, the next four or eight are likely to be very good for groups like the KKK. In terms of attracting new members and fundraising, I suspect that the election of a black President named Barack Husein Obama is like being dealt a royal flush. On one hand, I’m sure white supremacists must hate being governed by an intellectual inferior, like this Harvard-educated professor of constitutional law, especially after being led by such a superior specimen of white perfection as George Bush, but, at the same time, they must be almost giddy.

It’s impossible to know if memberships in white supremacist organizations are growing, but, according to the Christian Science Monitor and others, it looks as though these groups are growing more bold in the wake of the election. One hopes that this will subside as time passes, but it’s hard to say. With the nation slipping further into recession, it’s likely that certain segments of the population will begin looking for scapegoats. Hopefully, however, the majority of American people won’t allow that to happen.

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21 Comments

  1. Steph's Dad
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Not that violence is ever a good thing, but this recent uptick in the activity of white power groups may have its silver lining. It may make people see how truly stupid and antiquated the men and women in these groups are. It may expose them for the mouthbreathing troglodytes they are, and allow us to squish them out like cockroaches exposed to light once and for all. It may allow us to deal with the issue of race in America in a substantive way, and get on with our lives.

  2. Meta
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    From the S*uthern P@verty L@w C*nter:

    “The L@ague of the S@uth is reporting a surge in new members within hours of the results from yesterday’s electi*ns,” proclaimed an E-mail that the neo-Confed@rate group sent to supporters the day after the election. “Le*gue president, Dr. Michael H@ll, stated that it is from an awakening of many Southern@rs that the constitution@l R*public is now dead and has been replaced with a national s@ciali#t empire.”

    Don Bl@ck, who runs the leading whit@ sup*em@cist h@te site S*@rmfr@nt.org, boasted in an online post Wednesday afternoon that his website was seeing six times its usual traffic. “There are a lot of angry Whit@ people out there looking for answers,” he wrote. “Let’s show them. We will not be defe*ted.”

  3. Meta
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/11/06/hate-groups-claim-obama-win-is-sparking-recruitment-surge/

  4. The Doo-Dah Man
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Your sources are dubious.

    Southern Poverty Law Center? Don Black of stormfront.org?

    Both benefit from claiming this is the case.

  5. Karl
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Good point. It’s in the best interests of both groups to inflate membership rates. It does not mean, however, that their memberships aren’t growing.

  6. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    While we beat ourselves upside the head for something our forbearers did, I personally am glad to see Obama “in” as it shows the various cultures in the US (all of them) that whatever they think is holding them back or oppressing them- the reality is, the only real oppressor is themselves.

  7. Robert
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Who wants to bet me that fedupwithMI is a white male? I like him though. I’m pretty fed up with Michigan also.

  8. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    And that would diminish my point how?

    The BlackKKK has more power than the traditional one ever did.

    Thanks go to Jason Whitlock for bringing this into the national media periodically.

  9. Posted November 22, 2008 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    What’s the Black KKK? I have the feeling that fedupwithMI has an IQ in the single digits.

  10. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Some people have learned to google to ameliorate their ignorance….

    My neighborhood reported the people who were up to no good. We stood up for our community and recognized and dealt with community members that were causing problems; we didn’t blame someone else for it.

    If all communities do that then there will not be the problems that are crushing Detroit/ Michigan.

    And this is from FOX news writers, even. Mr Whitlock has multiple articles on this topic. Similarly Mr Roland Martin on cnn.com.

    ——-

    …the latest hard-hitting piece by Jason Whitlock, a sports writer at the Kansas City Star. This week Whitlock discussed the tragic death of Sean Taylor who was gunned down in his home last week by four burglars who also happened to be at one of his parties earlier this year.

    Taylor’s death a grim reminder for us all

    There’s a reason I call them the Black KKK. The pain, the fear and the destruction are all the same.

    Someone who loved Sean Taylor is crying right now. The life they knew has been destroyed, an 18-month-old baby lost her father, and, if you’re a black man living in America, you’ve been reminded once again that your life is in constant jeopardy of violent death.

    The Black KKK claimed another victim, a high-profile professional football player with a checkered past this time.

    When the traditional, white KKK lynched, terrorized and intimidated black folks at a slower rate than its modern-day dark-skinned replacement, at least we had the good sense to be outraged and in no mood to contemplate rationalizations or be fooled by distractions.

    Our new millennium strategy is to pray the Black KKK goes away or ignores us. How’s that working?

    About as well as the attempt to shift attention away from this uniquely African-American crisis by focusing on an “injustice” the white media allegedly perpetrated against Sean Taylor.

    No disrespect to Taylor, but he controlled the way he would be remembered by the way he lived. His immature, undisciplined behavior with his employer, his run-ins with law enforcement, which included allegedly threatening a man with a loaded gun, and the fact a vehicle he owned was once sprayed with bullets are all pertinent details when you’ve been murdered.

    Marcellus Wiley, a former NFL player, made the radio circuit Wednesday, singing the tune that athletes are targets. That was his explanation for the murders of Taylor and Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams and the armed robberies of NBA players Antoine Walker and Eddy Curry.

    Really?

    Let’s cut through the bull(manure) and deal with reality. Black men are targets of black men. Period. Go check the coroner’s office and talk with a police detective. These bullets aren’t checking W-2s.

    Rather than whine about white folks’ insensitivity or reserve a special place of sorrow for rich athletes, we’d be better served mustering the kind of outrage and courage it took in the 1950s and 1960s to stop the white KKK from hanging black men from trees.

    But we don’t want to deal with ourselves. We take great joy in prescribing medicine to cure the hate in other people’s hearts. Meanwhile, our self-hatred, on full display for the world to see, remains untreated, undiagnosed and unrepentant.

  11. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    I liked his 2007 writing about this better, I think. Google it if you are interested; it is less focused upon a single instance.

    The point isn’t that some people (of any community) are criminals; the point is, per the topic MM started thread with, to me it seems that fussing over an ostracized and broken minority cult as a source of issues is missing the actual problems of the day.
    Focus on the cause of the biggest problems if you want any success.

    This source is not some broken and archaic group that has universal and public abhorrence. Abhorrence so strong that it keeps all people from even discussing the issues that should be under discussion today.

    As I see it. These aren’t absolutes; everything has grey shades.

  12. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I can’t find the keywords that keep this copy/paste from getting posted.

    Here is one link to Mr Whitlock’s followup article.

    http://forums.projectcovo.com/showthread.php?t=820564

  13. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    My point it, fine, point out the horrible KKK people. They are horrible. I won’t argue at all.

    But don’t overlook the cause of the problems in current events, as opposed to historic events.

    As nothing will ever change for the better by doing so.

  14. Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s clear what you are. You don’t have to disguise it in vague speech and circle around the wagon arguments.

  15. Posted November 23, 2008 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Yes, you got me pegged, I am the person at the party who is willing to talk about an uncomfortable subject once in a while.

  16. Posted November 23, 2008 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Yes, it is true that people become uncomfortable when talking to bigots.

  17. Robert
    Posted November 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t intend to diminish your point at all, fedupwithMI. I just wanted to make my own point about how easy it is to profile people based on even something as simple as the way they chose to word things. Only a white guy, which by the way is how I’d be characterized as well, would say the “only real oppressor” is oneself.

    Where as your original point had something to it in so far as suggesting people should hold onto the belief that obstacles can be overcome, your subsequent comments went off the deep end.

  18. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Dude, have you looked at/ thought about the source of the message I quoted above?

    Have you heard of Whitlock, Martin, or Cosby?

  19. Posted November 24, 2008 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    yes, but I’ve run into your type before. You are a bigot. You use arguments that the “black folk are their own worst enemy” to cover up your true agenda which is “black people are inferior”. you can come out and say it. I don’t mind. I do mnd when people cover their own hate filled thoughts with vague statements and quotes from Fox news. Be honest. It will go a long way toward pushing your hate filled agenda.

  20. fedupwithMI
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Until you learn to think critically, you will not progress intellectually.

    WTF do any of the QUOTES I provide from COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ROLE MODELS have to do with FOX News? The answer: nothing. NOTHING CAME FROM FOX NEWS. ALL CAME FROM EDUCATED PERSONS. Yes I realize that shows what I think of Faux News.

    Dude, you said in another thread you had only lived here in MI.

    You need to get out more.
    Trust the World on this. Not me.

    Opinions bread in what is the sphincter of the Midwest have some room for expansion. And Mark and that porn dude: I appreciate your not running with this statement.

    Cordially, as one who rejoiced in Obama’s election; hopefully along with you;

    -fedup

  21. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Surely George W. Bush, who hates black people, secretly must have been deeply saddened, disappointed, and angry relative to Barack Obama’s victory and Obama being America’s first black president.

    “George Bush Don’t Like Black People: Screencap II” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaleaver/44210446/

    “George Bush hates Black people…” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dentalben/105308997/

    “Kanye West – NBC Katrina Relief-Concert” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14748183@N00/50168800/

    “Kanye West says, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people!’” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mixtapes_on_phonographs%20/334740877/

    “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherealcool/39887814/

    “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskymac/110643231/

    “Kanye” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nifamatic/627408954/

    “Kanye!” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4the5boroughs/138849874%206/

    “Kayne West . . . ‘George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People’ by The Legendary K.O.” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaleaver/41646909/

    “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People: The Videoclip of the Mashup” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaleaver/44205991/

    “[African-American] Katrina survivors on New Orleans’ bridge” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariandouglas/39939361/

    “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregveen/50281454/

    “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/135461542/

    “Kanye West @ NBC [George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people]” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaysha/40701079/

    “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorkmaster/42499477/

    George W. Bush is scum.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    Retrieved November 20, 2008, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/32912172@N00/2928805974/

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    http://andrewyu-jenwang.blogspot.com/

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