Yeah, I know — that’s absurd. But people are actually throwing around this idea that racism is part of leftist ideology, usually while babbling some ahistorical nonsense about how the modern Democratic party is somehow still the party of segregation, despite the whole southern strategy political move that scooped up all the racists and drafted them into the Republican party. Anyway, David Neiwert debunks the whole “KKK are lefties” baloney with a hefty dose of history and politics.
Moreover, the Klan in every incarnation — its original, its second, and its current, has been a creature of right-wing politics. Consider its current program:
— Racial separation
— The quashing of civil rights for minorities
— The destruction of federal government power
Hearing conservatives trying to claim that white supremacists are liberals fills me with the same discombobulating dizziness that hearing religious zealots declaring that atheism is a religion does. Dudes, do you even listen to the words coming out of your mouth?