Sunday, June 11, 2006

Images of The Ku Klux Klan Today

On June 10th, 2006 in Antietam Battlefield National Park the Ku Klux Klan of MD had a rally to honour the battle fought by the Confederate Army as it's first attempt to push the Civil War northbound.

After the civil war was over, Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the Ku Klux Klan as a secert social society to preserve what they believed was the social structure of the traditional south from before the war.

This past Saturday, on June 10th, The Imperial Wizard of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Rev. Gordon Young (above photo with mic) organized a rally for those like himself who want to keep those ideals alive in tradition.

Very closely sharing the views of the KKK was The National Socialist Movement (American Nazi Party). Bill White (photo above) who is the national spokeman for the NSM was there with a handful of other NSM members in uniform.

Also, joining the event was controversial radio host Hal Turner.

The event was an interesting blend of the various racial based groups and their different attires. Yet, they all seemed to have a common theme of concern and rhetoric of what they believe on the issues of race.

There were some very strong ideas about crime, and one speech that was made even suggested bringing back lynching.

Immigration came up, as did their views of people of colour and those of the Jewish heritage.

I regret to say that I was unable to cover the "anti" side of the rally, as the police would not let me go over there to shoot photos. I do pride myself with trying to be fair and balanced, but freedom of the press is really "not" these days.
But, I do have a shot of Daryle Lamont Jenkins of The One Peoples Project who is standing in the shot of the press.