The Modern Ku Klux Klan
Although the modern Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, is not the same group that
terrorized African - Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they
still have the same basic goals and ideas. There are many local and
regional KKK groups such as the Oregon Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and
the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan is the national and largest organization, but the only one
seeking a political agenda. They are the group that claims they are
keeping alive the spirit and ideas of the original Klansmen.
The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, or the KKKK, was formed in Louisiana
in 1956. They have had many national directors, or Grand Wizards that
led the group. The first Grand Wizard of the KKKK was former Louisiana
State representative David Duke. Another notable Grand Dragon was Tom
Metzger, who now heads a White supremacy group called the White Aryan
Resistance. Today, the Grand Dragon of the KKKK is Pastor Thomas Robb.
The KKKK claims that they are not racist, but rather they are
"racialist." This means that they do not necessarily hate any one
particular race based on skin color, but they love the White race and
have "White pride." Most of their ideas are centered on this concept.
Therefore, the first and foremost thing that the KKKK stands for is
the White Race. They say that the White Race is the "irreplaceable hub
of our Nation, our Christian faith, and the high levels of Western
culture and technology" ("Intro to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan").
The KKKK believes that the only way to achieve their goals is to have
a United States with all White people living in it, and there should
be absolutely no integration.
Another thing that the KKKK stands for is "America first." This means
that they think the interests of the United States should be put
before those of any other nation. It is basically a policy of
protectionism because the KKKK also does not want any foreign
influence or interests in the United States. Another aspect of the
"America first" policy is that there should be a foreign policy of
military non-intervention ("Intro to the Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan"). The KKKK does not want to get involved with anything
The KKKK's stand on foreign aid and trade relates to their "America
first" policy. They believe that all foreign aid should be stopped
immediately because while the United States' tax dollars are being
given to other countries, Americans themselves are still needy ("The
program"). The KKKK believes that the money being spent on foreign aid
should be kept within the United States and should be put into things
like Social Security and Medicare. As for trade, the KKKK believes
that NAFTA and GATT should be done away with because they take...