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(CNN)   The KKK just needs a rebranding for its message to get through   (cnn.com) divider line 50
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2014-04-20 12:36:55 AM  
15 votes:
Okay okay okay, here's how you do it, KKK. Before you light your crosses on fire, attach yourselves to them. You'll be like race martyrs or something, message received, we'll totally get it then. Promise.
2014-04-20 03:04:19 AM  
7 votes:
Maybe these guys are just ahead of the curve.
www.sabinabecker.com
2014-04-20 05:28:22 AM  
5 votes:
Look, no organization that has been repeatedly on Jerry Springer is going to get a whole lot of traction in the world.

Also,

prettyfakes.com

/youtube goodness: Christmas with the Clan, Springer 1996
2014-04-20 02:41:29 AM  
5 votes:
I would watch every episode of Extreme Makeover: Hate Group Edition.
2014-04-20 11:04:32 AM  
4 votes:
When did Clarence Thomas start posting on Fark?
2014-04-20 12:51:39 AM  
4 votes:
fta "Facebook keeps deleting my posts," he said.

Ever feel like you're being singled out and treated differently, dumbass?
2014-04-20 09:23:42 AM  
3 votes:
Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.
2014-04-20 05:44:17 PM  
2 votes:
Republicans weren't racist 150 years ago, so vote Republican.
2014-04-20 12:43:08 PM  
2 votes:
If I had to do PR for the KKK, the word "rebrand", or anything that remotely sounds like "brand", wouldn't figure into my output, y'know? I mean, what's next?

"KKK: Whipping our image back into shape!"
"KKK: Remastering our past!"
"KKK: Taking stock and breaking chains!"
2014-04-20 09:50:10 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: Currently the Klan is actually one of several splinter organizations with no relation to one another.


www.austinchronicle.com
2014-04-20 09:48:11 AM  
2 votes:

staplermofo: I would watch every episode of Extreme Makeover: Hate Group Edition.


The "after" picture is a southern gentlemen, immaculately groomed and wearing a fitted suit, holding a sign that says "I respectfully oppose your ethnic and sociological diversity. Please emigrate"
2014-04-20 09:26:34 AM  
2 votes:
i512.photobucket.com
2014-04-20 09:16:53 AM  
2 votes:
How about the new, friendlier Cu Clux Clan?
www.omni-chem.com
2014-04-20 04:57:39 AM  
2 votes:
DOUBLE TAP MUTHERFRAKKER

www.thegreenhead.com
/dont you be stealing my loot neither
2014-04-20 04:39:12 AM  
2 votes:
They could rename themselves the GOP.
2014-04-20 03:33:48 AM  
2 votes:
2014-04-20 03:21:42 AM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: BMulligan: Certain brands become hopelessly tarnished and have to be sent down the memory hole. Philip Morris becomes Altria. Blackwater becomes Xe, which in turn becomes Academi. It's well past time for the Klan to come up with a new corporate identity, something less dated, something fresh and contemporary (the whole "K" thing is so lame).

Does anyone besides me think "Academi" is the most stupid name since the history of ever? What the hell is it even supposed to mean?


I must have missed that 2nd name change.  Perhaps to make them sound like educated mercenary killers?
2014-04-20 01:08:08 AM  
2 votes:
Have they considered ending their discriminatory policies prohibiting Blacks, Jews, Catholics, Latinos, Asians, and gays from joining?

/probably left out a few groups
2014-04-20 05:01:44 PM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: Racism is not a prerequisite for siding with the conservative viewpoint.



True.
kaystreet.files.wordpress.com
It doesn't hurt, though.
2014-04-20 04:18:37 PM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: *crickets*
 Yeah, that's what I thought.
/farkit
//partisanship is a mental illness


you clearly made all of the detractors go away with your strawman snowman arguments.

l.wigflip.com
2014-04-20 03:21:41 PM  
1 votes:

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 289x289]


img.fark.net
2014-04-20 03:19:30 PM  
1 votes:

Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.


I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party.  Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.
img.fark.net
2014-04-20 01:21:11 PM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: They are always the first to inject race into politics


Says the person who just got finished challenging blanket statements when they are applied to "him."

Seriously. Trolling a Klan thread with reheated Booker T. Washington has got to be a handicap penalty of -1000 or so, not matter how many bites you get.
2014-04-20 01:08:07 PM  
1 votes:
Crotchrocket Slim:
Wharrgarbl

I've already accepted your surrender. Our conversation ended when you began hurling insults like an enraged chimp with a mitt full of feces.
 I will be happy to discuss this with anyone who can do so without name- calling. You're clearly not on that list.

/Happy Easter
2014-04-20 12:56:09 PM  
1 votes:
lesquestionscomposent.fr
2014-04-20 11:51:55 AM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: So to summarize:

CNN: KKK= LOL
Farklibs: KKK= Republicans
Me: Actually, my personal experience is that libs have been much more overtly racist towards me.
Farklibs: RACIST WHARRGARBL!

/predictable


Well, bless your heart.
2014-04-20 11:50:38 AM  
1 votes:
Well, I mean, we'll probably never see this again:

www.boomantribune.com

But considering the market for this

www.outsidethebeltway.com

and this

ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com

. . . yeah, unfortunately I think there's room for them to expand.
2014-04-20 11:35:07 AM  
1 votes:
Aren't they just called teabaggers now?
2014-04-20 11:08:53 AM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: Crotchrocket Slim: GoSlash27: The ol' race card. Didn't take long.

 In my experience, ultra- lefties have exhibited much more racism toward me than uber- conservatives. It's only been the lefties who have assumed that
-I'm black and therefore must think and act a certain way
-I'm black and therefore disadvantaged, thus requiring their benevolent assistance.

 They are always the first to inject race into politics and (not coincidentally) the only ones to hurl racial epithets like "Uncle Tom" at me.

 This is certainly not to imply that there isn't racism in the Republican ranks. There is and I've seen it. But speaking as somebody who's dealt with it my whole life, the lefties have been far worse about it.

You off to see the Wizard with that strawman?

 Either you're claiming that liberals *don't* accuse the right of being racist, or you don't know what a "strawman" is.

Either way, you're funny! :D


Judging by what I've been told by right-wing Fatkers, you can't be black. You'd be too busy playing the Knock Out Game to comment here.
2014-04-20 10:51:37 AM  
1 votes:

GoSlash27: The ol' race card. Didn't take long.

 In my experience, ultra- lefties have exhibited much more racism toward me than uber- conservatives. It's only been the lefties who have assumed that
-I'm black and therefore must think and act a certain way
-I'm black and therefore disadvantaged, thus requiring their benevolent assistance.

 They are always the first to inject race into politics and (not coincidentally) the only ones to hurl racial epithets like "Uncle Tom" at me.

 This is certainly not to imply that there isn't racism in the Republican ranks. There is and I've seen it. But speaking as somebody who's dealt with it my whole life, the lefties have been far worse about it.


You off to see the Wizard with that strawman?
2014-04-20 10:34:42 AM  
1 votes:
www.smbc-comics.com
Not a science article, but still very applicable.  Thanks, CNN.
2014-04-20 09:45:26 AM  
1 votes:

bobothemagnificent: Rann Xerox: FTA: The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the same.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 315x438]

Yep.

Dude, I'm not that big of a fan of Pat, but not even he is that bad.  Seriously.  He's mellowed a lot in his old age.


Yeah, now he just writes swoony paeans to that hunky Vlad Putin.
2014-04-20 09:27:56 AM  
1 votes:

Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.


I don't think the Klan was quite so against women having health care, or birth control.  But I could be wrong.
2014-04-20 09:12:54 AM  
1 votes:
This sounds like some sort of Photoshop challenge.
2014-04-20 08:33:06 AM  
1 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: 420Gabriel: They could rename themselves the GOP.

Actually, and traditionally, the Klan is Democrat.

The Klan was notorious in the South from keeping Republicans from being elected, and to keep Blacks from voting Republican

Probably one of the biggest lies perpetuated by the media is that the GOP is racist...when in fact it was Democrats....and Democrats were the Klan members in the south


Guess who hasn't studied modern history.

/Nixon, you dolt!
2014-04-20 08:26:53 AM  
1 votes:

staplermofo: The KKK's core message resonates with a lot of decent, god-fearing, hard-working Americans.  They don't want to hurt anyone, and they genuinely think their plan will make everyone better off.  It's important for that message to get out.  The worst thing you can say about them as a group, compared with people who disagree, is that they're wrong.  It's tempting to say non-racists are better than racists in areas other than racism; but, we're probably not.  At some point, if democracy is going to work, we have to learn to deal with the fact that people can be wrong and persuasive, and people can be right and off-putting.  It's not fair to equate the KKK with the worst of its members, and it's not fair to equate civil rights leaders with the best of its members.  There are jackasses on both sides, the difference is that one of them is right.


Poe's law in action.
2014-04-20 08:10:58 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: Actually, it appears I was lied to.

They were less a social club and more a guerrilla organization.

But, and this is important, they weren't racists. They wanted to lynch northerners of all colors, not just blacks. The "Aryan Blood" stuff didn't come out until the second and third Klans. Currently the Klan is actually one of several splinter organizations with no relation to one another. It's entirely possible one of them could come to their senses and we might get the happy, friendly Klan. But given the downward derp spiral they've been in, I doubt it.


Still not seeing any moral difference there bud
2014-04-20 07:45:22 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the same.

upload.wikimedia.org

Yep.
2014-04-20 07:36:45 AM  
1 votes:

Crotchrocket Slim: I'm not sure how making the distinction is useful considering they have the same exact agenda.


Yeah, "well, they're murdering racist scumbags, but they're not highly-organized murdering racist scumbags" is hardly the most flattering of lines to draw
2014-04-20 07:22:07 AM  
1 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: George Wallace, Al Gore, Sr, William Fulbright, and a lot of other racist Democrats remained in the GOP. Gore, Sr and Fulbright (Bill Clinton's mentor) were Democrat Sens who voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Atwater wasn't around until Bush 41...either. But, hey, facts never get in the way of Derpocrat spin.


In the case of Wallace, it was a Democratic President that mobilized the National Guard to force his schools to integrate when they gave the proverbial finger to a court order to do so, and years later he would renounce his support of segregation and express regret over ever having supported it.

As for both Atwater and the Souther Strategy, how farking stupid, ignorant, and or dishonest do you have to be to concoct revisionist history on something that's detailed in goddamn wikipedia in the year 2014? You're dealing with people far more knowledgeable than you will find in your Klan meetings Zeke.

From wiki:
Bob Herbert, a New York Times columnist, reported a 1981 interview with Lee Atwater, published in Southern Politics in the 1990s by Alexander P. Lamis, in which Lee Atwater discussed politics in the South:

Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "N*bong*, n*bong*
 , n*bong* ." By 1968 you can't say "n*bong* " - that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me - because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N*bong* , n*bong* ."
(language cleaned up to respect the Fark filters)

Is it rude to intellectually depants the mentally retarded and/or psychologically unsound this early on a Sunday morning? Anyway look at how tiny your jimmy is.
2014-04-20 06:58:35 AM  
1 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: Nope...the Klan were Democrats


yes they were. they were also conservatives.

FloridaFarkTag: ...and one of their main objectives was to keep Blacks from voting GOP


yes...because the GOP wasn't the conservative party that they are today.

FloridaFarkTag: Obviously, you watch a bit too much MSNBC....


*yawn*
2014-04-20 06:38:08 AM  
1 votes:

Phil Moskowitz: All you need for racism to flourish is lowered standard of living, lack of a robust job market, a broken education system. Generally just make people suffer and they'll blame a visible minority instead of who is actually to blame. Hitler figured this shiat out quick like.


Frank Herbert observed this in Dune, as did JMS in Babylon 5. At least they danced around these concepts (both were/are excellent students of history).
2014-04-20 04:33:47 AM  
1 votes:

cc_rider: "What this guy just did set back everything I've been trying to do for years," said Ancona, who leads the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan."

They sure are good at playing the victim card, though.

World's smallest farking violin etc.


The Jewish Center shooter?  I thought he DID what they've been trying to do for years..
2014-04-20 04:23:12 AM  
1 votes:
"What this guy just did set back everything I've been trying to do for years," said Ancona, who leads the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan."

They sure are good at playing the victim card, though.

World's smallest farking violin etc.
2014-04-20 03:55:58 AM  
1 votes:
So they're going with the Republican strategy, then?  "Our message isn't the problem, we just have to explain it again to these idiots."
2014-04-20 03:33:00 AM  
1 votes:
CNN tracked Ancona down on Twitter, where he has 840 followers,

Oh fark you CNN.
2014-04-20 03:21:11 AM  
1 votes:
finishingmycoffee.com
These guys might have some branding ideas
2014-04-20 03:09:07 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't a key tenet of the KKK to increase branding?
2014-04-20 02:49:08 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't that what Republicans keep saying about themselves?  They just can't get their message out?

No, we understand your messages.  We're repelled and disgusted by them.
2014-04-19 11:36:38 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "No."
 
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