Ku Klux Klan

Definition from Wikipedia:

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply “the Klan“, is the name of three distinct past and present movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, (emphasis mine) historically expressed through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they opposed.

The byline on the KKK.com website:

Bringing a Message of Hope and Deliverance to White Christian America! (emphasis mine) A Message of Love NOT Hate!

From the Q&A page of the KKK.bz website:

Q. Why do you think you are so superior to everyone else?

A. We don’t care who is superior and who isn’t. God made us all. We simply believe that the United States of America was founded as a white Christian nation. (emphasis mine) We base this belief on the many writings of our founding fathers as well as the Declaration of Independence. We believe there are those who hate the concepts of Western civilization – Christianity – and wish to turn the United States into a different type of nation than what was originally intended by our ancestors. (emphasis mine) We think it would be terrible if white Christians ceased to exist and we are working to preserve and promote their interests. We feel the concepts of Christianity benefit all people regardless of color. The fact is we have a right to love our children and our heritage. Even if the white race was but mere cavemen and cavewomen, we still have a right to protect and advance our people.

I’m posting this because of an article I read  in which “Anonymous” is revealing the heretofore unknown names of those belonging to this hate group. Many are prominent mayors and U.S. Senators.

The essential truth is this: We are all human beings. We all require food, we all require water, we all need to eliminate waste. We all have blood flowing through our veins, we all have glands and organs that operate within us to keep us alive. The color of our skin has absolutely no bearing on the core functions of you, me, or any other human.

If it were up to me, the word racism would be eliminated from our vocabulary.