Sunday, July 9, 2017

It would be funny, if only

it weren't so sad.

The KKK rally in Charlottesville was outnumbered by counterprotesters

These assholdes, living proof the South still needs to be de-Nazified a hundred and fifty-two years after the defeat of the white Christian racist slavocracy, were there to protest the city taking down Confederate monuments.

Well, you have to give it to them that the Klan perfectly represents the Southern heritage defenders of those monuments claim they memorialize.

It always has.

A Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew about 50 Klan members and supporters Saturday -- and several hundred counterprotesters, authorities said.

Members of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan -- some wearing Klan robes and carrying Confederate flags -- arrived in midday to protest the city's plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park, one of several steps the city is taking to reduce its number of Confederate monuments.

. . . .

Police escorted the Klansmen through the shouting crowds to reach their designated spot for a demonstration: Justice Park, which until recently had been named after Confederate hero Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

About 1,000 counterprotesters were there, said city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler.

Shouting "racists go home," the crowd drowned out the Klansmen's chants of "white power."

. . . .

The city council voted in April to remove the Lee statue and sell it by taking bids, CNN affiliate WVIR reported. 

They should have melted the damned thing down or otherwise destroyed it.

Lee Park, where that statue stands, was renamed Emancipation Park.

Good name choice.

This is not the first protest over the removal of the Lee statue.

In mid-May, a group carrying torches and led by prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer held a demonstration around the statue to protest its removal. 

The gathering was swiftly condemned by city leaders, who said it evoked images of the Ku Klux Klan.

Update, 07112017, 1017 hrs EDT.

Ann Coulter is one of the most vocal defenders of memorials to the Confederacy, its leaders, and its heroes.

More vociferous, even, than Pat Buchanan.

Impossible to forget and impossible to forgive.

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