Continuing our conversation of last week concerning the immigration crisis building on our southern border, I wanted to share a clip from our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center. It seems as though at least one faction of the Ku Klux Klan is calling for the murder of undocumented children crossing into the United States.
With thousands of undocumented children amassing at the U.S. border, Robert Jones, Imperial Wizard of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, doesn’t want amnesty. He wants “corpses” on the border.
Speaking to Al Jazeera America, Jones, in full Klan robes, warned that immigrant children crossing the border are a threat to a “white homeland” and simply one more way President Obama has “sold out the American people.”
“If we can’t turn them back, I think if we pop a couple of them off and leave their corpses laying at the border maybe they’ll see we’re serious about stopping immigration,” Jones said.
The situation at the border has intensified in recent weeks due to legislation signed by President George W. Bush that gave new protections to children entering the country by prohibiting them from being quickly sent back to their country of origin, the New York Times reported in early July. In response, militia members armed with assault rifles have once again begun border patrols, and groups like the Klan, long obsessed with a white homeland, have focused their hate toward the border once again…
I know the opinion of Robert Jones isn’t representative of many Americans. And I’m sure that some reading this post will argue that it’s unfair of me to even bring it up, as doing so, perhaps unfairly, undermines the position of less radical conservatives, who, while they don’t want “illegals” in this country, would never condone the slaughter of children. I believe, however, it’s important to note that some on the far right of the continuum do hold this opinion… It’s important, I think, that the people in Vassar, Michigan, who are waving their assault rifles, and equating these children to diseased vermin, know what lies just to the right of them, at the end of the slippery slope.
Here’s the video from Al Jazeera: