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(New York Daily News)   Bad: Ku Klux Klan granted permit to hold rally at Gettysburg. Good: Looks like they have about seven guys left   (nydailynews.com) divider line 67
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2013-09-27 11:24:59 AM

DarkVader: Pocket Ninja: And the absolute best thing that could happen would for nobody -- no onlookers, no protesters, nobody except one solitary photographer -- to show up. Just let their handful of halfwits wander around a field and hoist a few signs and ensure that enough pictures of their pathetic assembly are taken for everyone else to laugh at. That won't happen, of course, but it's what should.

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll have to say it again.

No.

Ignoring evil will NOT make it go away.  If racism were truly so rare as to be that irrelevant, it would be fine.  But there is so much pervasive racism in this country today that these events CANNOT simply be ignored.

They need to be dealt with instead by massive counter-protests.  The ideal ratio would be 1000 to 1, show the racist scum that they are massively outnumbered and that their hate will not be tolerated by society.  They can have their right to free speech, I would never deprive them of that.  But they need to know that the rest of us do not find their repugnant ideas acceptable.

The answer to evil speech is not silence, it's more speech.


I see your point, but I also think that giving attention whores the attention they seek is just feeding the beast. They have the right to speak, and nobody has denied them that. The rest of us have a right not to listen.
 
2013-09-27 11:25:38 AM

DarkVader: Pocket Ninja: And the absolute best thing that could happen would for nobody -- no onlookers, no protesters, nobody except one solitary photographer -- to show up. Just let their handful of halfwits wander around a field and hoist a few signs and ensure that enough pictures of their pathetic assembly are taken for everyone else to laugh at. That won't happen, of course, but it's what should.

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll have to say it again.

No.

Ignoring evil will NOT make it go away.  If racism were truly so rare as to be that irrelevant, it would be fine.  But there is so much pervasive racism in this country today that these events CANNOT simply be ignored.

They need to be dealt with instead by massive counter-protests.  The ideal ratio would be 1000 to 1, show the racist scum that they are massively outnumbered and that their hate will not be tolerated by society.  They can have their right to free speech, I would never deprive them of that.  But they need to know that the rest of us do not find their repugnant ideas acceptable.

The answer to evil speech is not silence, it's more speech.


the answer to pervasive, effectful racism is speech.

the answer to seven ignorant old men getting a permit and trying to draw attention to themselves is to ignore them.
 
2013-09-27 11:27:20 AM

logistic: "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
-Chomsky


True - I do believe in freedom of expression for Noam Chomsky, and other similar mental defectives.
 
2013-09-27 11:28:58 AM

dallylamma: Ah...the master race...


There's plenty of them here on Farkkk.com - the internet serves as a kind of hood, hiding the face of the coward.
 
2013-09-27 11:33:30 AM

Adjective Bird Whiskey: "Hey, look at those sad weird assholes over there.  Huh.  Hey let's go get some lunch.  Tacos?"


Been to Gettysburg twice. Tacos? Not so much.
 
2013-09-27 11:47:45 AM
I love parties where no one shows up (except someone with a camera to document the patheticness of the event)

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2013-09-27 12:02:05 PM
The Rosedale, Maryland Ku Klux Klan group hold a rally at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

LOL. That's right. Keep that shiat waaaaay out there on the outskirts.

/PG County, MD resident
 
2013-09-27 12:09:41 PM
While I despise the Ku Klux Klan and everything they stand for, I am a firm believer of the first amendment, and they are simply exercising their rights in this case.  I would have hated being the person to authorize that permit.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"  --quote often attributed to Voltaire even though the wiki says it was actually a phrase Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, wrote in her autobiography of Voltaire to illustrate his beliefs.
 
2013-09-27 12:20:12 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: The Rosedale, Maryland Ku Klux Klan group hold a rally at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

LOL. That's right. Keep that shiat waaaaay out there on the outskirts.

/PG County, MD resident


I would almost feel sorry for any Klansman stupid enough to plan a rally PG county.

Almost.
 
2013-09-27 12:36:47 PM
Lots of people should show up and laugh at them.
 
2013-09-27 12:54:06 PM

DjangoStonereaver: DROxINxTHExWIND: The Rosedale, Maryland Ku Klux Klan group hold a rally at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

LOL. That's right. Keep that shiat waaaaay out there on the outskirts.

/PG County, MD resident

I would almost feel sorry for any Klansman stupid enough to plan a rally PG county.

Almost.


Only place dumber to hold it would be Druid Hill in Baltimore.
 
2013-09-27 02:00:55 PM

Fissile: The KKK has had three incarnations since the end of the Civil War.  First time was during reconstruction.  That version of the KKK dried up and blew away after federal troops left the south and Jim Crow was put into place.  Second time was during the height of mass immigration to the US from southern/eastern Europe.  In addition to being racist, KKK 2.0 was nativist, anti-labor, anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish.  The second time around it became a powerful national political organization.  It fell apart when then leader of the KKK, D.C. Stephenson, was convicted of rape and murder.  The third time around was a FBI COINTELPRO op right from the beginning.  The guys you see now are just mentally ill, idiots of combination of the two.


Hey, now!  I'm mentally ill but not a KKK member.

/might be an idiot, idk
 
2013-09-27 02:11:32 PM

Pocket Ninja: And the absolute best thing that could happen would for nobody -- no onlookers, no protesters, nobody except one solitary photographer -- to show up. Just let their handful of halfwits wander around a field and hoist a few signs and ensure that enough pictures of their pathetic assembly are taken for everyone else to laugh at. That won't happen, of course, but it's what should.


Sometimes your "being serious" stuff is your best work.
 
2013-09-27 02:17:15 PM

Son of Thunder: jaytkay: vpb: They have been in decline ever since a major political party stole their shtick.

yep

You misspelled "derp".


Awww, you don't like facts?  :(
 
2013-09-27 03:59:11 PM

cgraves67: I stumbled upon a KKK gift shop... My eyes bugged out of my face


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2013-09-27 05:42:33 PM
Okay, keeping the statistics of Pickett's charge, out of the seven, one of them will die outright although likely of a heart attack rather than anything to do with a bullet, two of them will be injured, sprained ankles rather than shrapnel. One of the seven will be taken prisoner- i.e., decide that they look really stupid and find a local job and send his bedsheets back UPS, and of the remaining three two will get rather embarrassed and bugger off back to the car where they will encounter the third who will claim he got really lost and just headed back to the car while in reality he spotted a chili dog stand and got the screaming shiats five minutes after eating.
 
2013-09-27 10:47:00 PM
You'd think they'd rally at a battle they actually one.
 
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