Hate Groups: Who are they and how to deal with them.

We all know they’re out there.  We all know they act like they’re the good guys and that they have legitimate reasons for hating other groups.  They base their hate on stereotypes and outright paranoid lies.  Who are they and how do we fight them?  Well this is not an exhaustive list, by any means, but it’s a start.

The Klan

The Ku Klux Klan was started by Scots-Irish Confederates after the War of Northern Aggression (Civil War) as a political tool against the carpetbaggers that came down from the north during the Reconstruction.  These guys wanted the Old South to remain the Old South; they saw blacks as a threat since they’ve recently been freed from slavery; they were willing to do anything to get back to pre-war life. 

The Klan wasn’t started as a group designed to chase down blacks and terrorize them, but it didn’t take long for that to start.  You know, as well as I do, the Klan did and does some pretty horrific things to the people they don’t like.  They do everything from burning crosses and harassment to hangings and other methods of outright murder and terror.

The KKK have been involved in all levels of politics from the lowest municipal office to high federal positions.  They’ve influence states’ laws for both good and bad; whatever was self-serving at the time and whatever the unintended consequences.

Neo-Nazis

National Socialists are the worse kind of socialists out there.  In my humble opinion, all socialists are inherently evil, but National Socialists are the worse.  These hate-filled thugs preach a hatred of anyone that isn’t of European descent.  These morons don’t even like all Europeans!  Gypsies and Jews are enemies of the good white man, in their eyes.  I’ve even heard them say Christ wasn’t a Jew, but rather a wide-spread Jewish conspiracy to claim him as one.

Hey, goofball!  Sometimes things are just as they appear.  Sometimes things are just as people say they are.

The New Black Panthers

Here’s a group of real winners.  The NBP is a group of pro-black thugs and thugettes that want to turn the world into a black-run one.  These are people who preach the same kind of extremism as the previous two groups, only they prefer blacks to whites.

These political bullies stood outside polling places in 2008 threatening people who didn’t vote Obama and then were basically left alone after that.  This is the same group that puts prices on people’s heads and the federal government does nothing about it.  I bet if the Klan put a price on someone’s head, the feds would be all over it.  Anyway, I digress.

NBP in nothing but a bunch of hooligans that are no better than the Klan or Neo-Nazi groups.  No worse, either.

Black Hebrews

This is just another NBP-type group, but with a religious twist.  Any time a fringe group adds religious ideology to the mix, they become more dangerous.  People seem to be willing to do more in the name of faith than just out of hatred.  I guess the idea that God told them to hurt someone justifies it in their mind.

In late 2008, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) described as black supremacist what it called “the extremist fringe of the Hebrew Israelite movement”. It wrote that the members of such groups “believe that Jews are devilish impostors and … openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery”. The SPLC also said that “most Hebrew Israelites are neither explicitly racist nor anti-Semitic and do not advocate violence”.

The Black Hebrew groups characterized as black supremacist by the SPLC include the Nation of Yahwehand the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ. Also, the Anti-Defamation League has written that the “12 Tribes of Israel” website, maintained by a Black Hebrew group, promotes black supremacy.

Nation of Islam

Black separatist group, The Nation of Islam is, according to the SPLC:

Since its founding in 1930, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has grown into one of the wealthiest and best-known organizations in black America, offering numerous programs and events designed to uplift African-Americans. Nonetheless, its bizarre theology of innate black superiority over whites — a belief system vehemently and consistently rejected by mainstream Muslims — and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders, including top minister Louis Farrakhan, have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.

This is a group that spread its ugly message the world over to the point Farrakan has been banned from some countries for his hate speech.  This is a group of thugs looking for a reason to be bigger thugs.  They’re worthless.

Religious Fundamentalists

These groups come in many colors and designs.  You find them in all major theologies in the world.  These are the people who believe their faith is the only viable faith and that all others must comply or be done away with.  These extremists are the main reason hate groups exist and are the main reason for religious and racial division.

How do we fight them?

So what do we do about these divisive hate groups?  How do we deal with their rhetoric and lies?  What do you do when they get to your children and spout their messages of hate?

Well, first you ignore their lies and propaganda.  Once they get to your kids, you take real action.  If you catch these thugs with your children you can call the police or confront the threat yourself.  I tend to prefer the latter as the police are minutes away when seconds count. 

Tell the thug you don’t appreciate their hate speech and that you would like them to stay away from your child.  Keep it polite as long as you can, you may need to go to court or file a police report and you want to be the good guy.

Once it gets to the point that the thug has become a serious threat, do what you must to keep your family safe from these people.  It doesn’t matter if the moron is trying to intimidate or recruit your child.  Don’t let it happen.  As long as we have that mentality out there, we’ll continue to have division in our country and wounds that won’t heal.

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