Disavowing the KKK

Geez, I get sick of political stupidity, don’t you?  Two separate incidents happened this week, at least this week as I write this, that involve the KKK and both of them are really ridiculous.  Of course, I shouldn’t have to say that I abhor what the KKK stands for and don’t support or defend them in any way, shape or form, but as American citizens, they do have a right to speak their minds on public property and to campaign for and support any political candidate they want, whether anyone likes it or not.

So let’s get started.  First off, let’s talk about Trump.  Yeah, I’d rather not either, but since Trump now has 49% support nationwide, a full 33% ahead of anyone else in the GOP clown car, you pretty much have to.  But when it came out that former KKK Grand Dragon David Duke supported Trump, everyone came out and demanded that he disavow Duke’s support.  But why?  Duke is an American citizen and a voter.  As such, anyone who goes to Washington D.C. as President is supposed to represent all Americans.  Not just the ones they like, not just the ones they agree with, all Americans.  Even the reprehensible ones.  That’s something a lot of people seem to forget.  Anyone who is only going to represent their own little group of followers, that person has no business being President.

That doesn’t mean he’s on board with racism, it means that his job, the job he’s running for, is to represent all Americans. Only an idiot would disavow David Duke as a voter.  They can certainly disavow what David Duke stands for, but to say to any American that you’re not there to represent them, that’s an even worse sin.

On the other side, the KKK had a rally in Anaheim, California, not that far from where my wife grew up and, of course, there was violence.  Again, I don’t support what they do, but I do support their Constitutional right to do it.  Social media blew up, with people, especially on the left, saying “see?  The KKK is violent!”  Well, no, not so much.  It was actually protesters who caused the violence, the five members of the KKK that were initially arrested were released because they acted only in self defense.  It’s the protesters, six of them at last count, who are responsible for it.  The KKK might be dicks, but they’re not responsible in this instance.  But that doesn’t stop a lot of people from claiming that protesters ought to be able to shut them up just because they don’t like what they have to say.  Sorry, that’s not how free speech works.  I disagree what they have to say but I’ll fight to the death for their right to say it.  So should you, if you have an ounce of rationality in you.  Of course, we’re talking about people who think Constitutional rights only apply to things they agree with.  They’re a bunch of leftist idiots.

So that’s the week of stupidity surrounding the KKK.  What’s going to be the next brouhaha?  I honestly don’t know but I’m sure it will be idiotic, no matter what it is.

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