The white supremacist organization the Ku-Klux-Klan is looking to… um… diversify.
A new branch of the KKK in Montana has decided to open its doors to Black, Jewish and Hispanic people.
John Abarr, a KKK leader from Montana, is founding a new branch of the KKK called the Rocky Mountain Knights which would encourage more diversity.
The requirements for prospective members of the new Klan are that you are 18, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and they will still have to wear the white hoods…
“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr told The Great Falls Tribune. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”
Last year Abarr met with members of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and is planning a summit of the groups next year.
Whilst Abarr might claim to be a reformed man, starting a group for all races associated with an extremist white supremacist sect responsible for lynchings doesn’t seem to make sense.
People are obviously skeptical. A quick look at the original Klan manifesto and creed shows their ideas are pretty set in stone:
“We avow the distinction between the races of mankind decreed by the Creator, and we shall ever true to the maintenance of White Supremacy and strenuously oppose any compromise thereof.”
Now, we had to read this several times and make sure it wasn’t satire — because this is the most absurd thing we’ve read in a while.
However, Abarr says his chapter of the KKK is a fraternal organization seeking members who want to fight against a “new world order” or a one-world government, which he is afraid the federal government is trying to achieve.
That’s the only part that makes sense. Even still — why not just start a completely different organization without the KKK stigma?