[News] The Klan is the US Government—Represent Our Resistance

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The Klan is the US Government—Represent Our Resistance    by Lenore J. Daniels

  Those who believe that the president or the 
vice-president and the congress and the supreme 
kourt run this country are sadly mistaken. The 
almighty dollar is king; those who have the most 
money control the country and, through campaign 
contributions, buy and sell presidents, 
congressmen, and judges, the ones who pass the 
laws and enforce the law that benefit their benefactors.

-Assata Shakur, 
An Autobiography

The freedom of the murderers is virtually 
guaranteed - so long as the murders have the 
might of the U.S. government behind them. This 
was the case with the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK was 
more than a “vigilant” group. As a preeminent 
organization, the KKK was not limited to southern 
states but consisted of “respectable” military as 
well as “civil” leadership that included clergy, 
local, state, and federal politicians, and local, 
state, and federal law enforcement personnel. 
Civilian populations participated in the witch 
hunts and terrorism, but the organizers had a 
clear purpose: to control the population of newly 
freed Blacks and, in the process, for the 
protection of America’s social, political, 
economic life, stage executions with immunity 
granted by the U.S. government’s silence.
A succession of U.S. presidents and their 
administrations looked the other way, eyeing the 
resources on the lands in the southwest, while 
Black Americans were lynched, their homes and 
business burned to the ground, and many were 
chased out of what became white controlled communities of good ‘ole Americans.
The Klan is legitimate now! We did not witness a 
truth-finding investigation after the murders of 
civil rights organizers, El Hajj Malik Shabazz 
(Malcolm X), or Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Why? 
And why are we now in a “post racial” era with a 
“Black” man in the White House?

The Ku Klux Klan is legitimate now! The Klan is 
the U.S. government - still in the business of 
protecting the social, political, economic 
control of the American Empire, and guaranteeing 
the immunity of its practice of, now, global terrorism.

Reaching the end of Peace Man’s first year in the 
White House, we can say that the ancestors of the 
Ku Klux Klan and its living descendents are proud 
of the change in Washington. The “Black” Peace 
Man, who has the audacity to proclaim himself the 
product of King’s legacy, has taken to heart the 
Klan’s lynch’em and Chicago gangs’ shoot-to-kill policy of white supremacy.

“Smoke ‘em, out,” says Peace Man, looking to the 
East. “American lives are on the line!” “American 
lives” are all that matters, and in the name of 
“American lives,” and with more fervor than ever, 
the Klan is having a field day!

On January 1, 2010, 5 Blackwater (now known as XE 
or a paramilitary unit of “trained” terrorists) 
security guards were found innocent of killing 17 
Iraqi civilians (including children) in Nisour 
Square, Baghdad on September 16, 2007. The case 
was thrown out of court. “‘What are we - not 
human?’” Abdul Wahab Adul Khader was one of the 
20 wounded by Blackwater’s guards (“Iraqis 
Angered as Blackwater Charges Are Dropped,” NYT). 
“‘Why do they have the right to kill people?’”

On November 19, 2005, 24 Iraqis, 15 noncombatant, 
including children, were killed by U.S. Marines 
in what is known as the Haditha Massacre. 
Following an investigation, charges against 8 
Marines involved in the incident were dropped.

The pattern of acquitting the “innocent” of 
murder is not new, and it continues today within the U.S. .

Amadou Diallo, the unarmed 23-year old Guinean 
immigrant was fired at 41 times by 4 New York 
police on February 4, 1999. Diallo looked like 
the description of a wanted serial rapist. A year 
later, the officers responsible were free to go! Acquitted!

On May 3, 2008, three detectives involved in the 
50-shot killing of unarmed, groom-to-be, Sean 
Bell, received acquittals. “The judge indicated 
that the police officers' version of events was 
more credible than the victims' version. ‘The 
people have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt 
that each defendant was not justified’ in firing, 
he said” (Huffington Post). The 3 detectives were free to go!

On August 4, 2008 in Lima, Ohio, another white 
police officer, Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, received 
his walking papers following the shooting death 
of an unarmed Black woman, 26-year-old Tarika 
Wilson. Wilson was holding her year-old son who 
was also shot in the shoulder and hand during a 
January 4, 2008 SWAT raid on her house. One of 
the child’s fingers was amputated. (Associated Press).

Officer Chavalia was free to go!

BART Police Chief Gary Gee stated that his agency 
is “committed to completing an unbiased, thorough 
and detailed investigation” into the shooting 
death of Oscar Grant III, on New Year’s Day 2009, 
by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle 
(Huffington Post). Mehserle’s trail in Los Angles 
is expected to take place later this year. But, 
former BART police officer Mehserle, according to 
his attorney Christopher Miller, is a “fine young 
man.” Miller expects his client (the fine young 
man) will be cleared of murdering an unarmed 
young man. Mehserle’s lawyer seems to be 
channeling the history of exonerating State 
violence, particularly when State violence is 
employed to repress rebellion from the Red, 
Black, Brown populations in the U.S. Mehserle, 
according to Miller, will be free to go!

Red Alerts! Red, Black, and Brown people in the 
U.S. know something about terrorist surprise attacks!

Certainly appears to me that the Klan is not only 
in the business of practicing terrorism with 
impunity but also in the business of continuing 
the practice of exonerating the perpetrators of 
racial profiling now on a grand scale.

The Peace Man’s administration called the 
Goldstone Report “deeply flawed.” It is not just 
the Report the administration considers “deeply 
flawed.” The 1,166 to over 1,400 Gazans, 
including over 300 children, too, were deeply 
flawed, and as a result, their flawed racial and 
religious difference justified the siege on Gaza, 
December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 by Israel, 
and its suppliers of high-tech weaponry, the U.S. 
Four thousand homes, 80 government buildings, 
hospitals, schools, roads, markets, in Gaza were 
destroyed - reminiscent of the Klan’s beginning years of waging terrorism.

Peace Man’s administration dismissed the 
Goldstone Report, but, on September 29, 2009, US 
Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner 
announced that the United States was “confident 
that Israel, as a democracy with a 
well-established commitment to the rule of law, 
has the institutions and ability to carry out 
robust investigations into these allegations” (Human Rights Watch).

In other words, the Israeli government and the 
U.S. government acquit themselves or is it itself 
(as the U.S. and Israel seem one entity of 
Klanish terrorism) on the grounds that it is a 
“democracy,” with “a well-established commitment 
to the rule of law.” No international tribunal 
hearing for Israel’s assault on Gaza.
Bush Jr. and Darth Vader himself could not ask 
for more compliance with Peace Man’s 
well-established commitment to maintaining the 
U.S.’s hegemony as manipulators of humanity and the Earth’s resources.

The Klan is the best at whipping up hysteria! 
Look under your bed for terrorists! Look for 
suspicious packages in the basement of your 
church! U.S. citizens are asked to look for - 
rather than ignore - dark-skinned people! Watch 
and then report those in suspicious religious 
attire! Men dressed in black gowns with white 
collars, or with men wearing yarmulkes are fine. 
Women with straight, silky processed hair or 
lengthy attachments are okay. But be alert when 
women in veils, with men in turbans, or with men 
or women in African attire are about, 
particularly if you cannot understand a word they are saying!

Distractions abound! Should the U.S. citizenry 
recognize the white sheets worn underneath the 
dark suits of those in control of the government, 
their eyes would no longer focus on their 
immediate surroundings in an effort to report a 
“terrorists” to the authorities. Consequently, 
the U.S. government’s 5 corporate PR firms 
further instruct citizens about conniving 
dark-skinned people with tales of terror plots 
against them - Americans! - (because Americans 
have freedom). Because the U.S. citizenry was 
willing to believe it has freedom and it can be 
taken away from them by “the terrorists” from 
without; because it is willing to believes the PR 
firms (those corporate cable and print news 
outlets) story that Peace Man was walking the 
halls of the White House contemplating the hard 
decision of whether or not to send 40,000 
additional troops (their precious young men and 
women) to Afghanistan, the U.S. citizenry were 
never told by these PR firms that in November 
2009, Peace Man was signing a military pact with 
Yemen. With the 40,000 plus additional troops for 
Afghanistan certain, Washington moved on to plot 
a justifying narrative to conduct bombing raids in Yemen.

On December 25, 2009, a “terrorist” incident 
created the perfect excuse to present Yemen to 
the world as the foremost terrorist state! What 
happened to Afghanistan? Well, it is happening! 
Yemen, another poor country with a chaotic 
government, where the Nigerian Abdul Farouk 
Abdulmutallab was “trained” before boarding a 
plane headed for the U.S., Yemen, we now 
discover, urged to look to the West, signed a 
pact - Peace Pact? - to receive peacemaking 
weaponry from the U.S., the world’s largest arms 
dealer, so Yemen, too, along with so many Klan 
foot soldiers, can rain down misery and death upon its poor population.

The Peace Man’s ever-so-casually hooded 
administration insists that “state sponsored 
terrorism” is out there and his administration 
has complied a list (which used to be yea long 
with the names of Black Americans, “terrorists”) 
of countries, now, whole countries harboring 
these “darkies,” these “boogie men,” these 
“niggers” we are compelled to hate. The hoods at 
the White House and their hounds at the Pentagon 
unfurl the list: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, 
Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, 
Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

Peace Man, ever the causal Constitutional lawyer, 
will check in with the Chiquita Banana attorney 
at the Justice Department to ensure the U.S. and 
its Klan are absolved of murdering civilian 
populations in the above countries and others 
waging proxy wars for the administration.

Now, the U.S. is not on the list and neither is 
Israel. Britain, Columbia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are also not on the list.

Honduras is not on the list!

The un-elected regime in the Honduras is not on 
the list. The coup regime in the Honduras is not on the list!

Yet, “the bodies of slain activists are piling 
up,” “Killing Organizers in Honduras” (Upside 
Down World). The international media, Joseph 
Shansky writes, is “quiet” while a “dedicated 
network of friends” experience the systematic 
killings of their “companero/a.” “The killings 
are happening almost faster than they can be recorded,” Shansky writes.

What is this, if not “state sponsored terrorism”? 
The victims, the author writes, are “those 
perceived as the biggest threats to the coup 
establishment.” These victims, Shansky explains, 
are the bravest, and thus the most vulnerable: 
Members of the Popular Resistance against the 
coup. Their friends and family. People who 
provide the Resistance with food and shelter. 
Teachers, students, and ordinary citizens who 
simply recognize the fallacy of an un-elected 
regime taking over their country. All associated 
with the Resistance have faced constant and 
growing repercussions for their courage in protesting the coup.

So, then, these victims of state-sponsored 
terrorism are not fighters for democracy with “a 
well-established commitment to the rule of law”? 
Well, apparently not. Follow the money, and the 
money is not among these poor and working class 
citizens of the Honduras. That is the way 
American democracy works: If you really want 
democracy, you are an enemy of this - the U.S. - broker of terrorism!

The bodies had names like Marcos Vinicio Matute 
Acosta and Roger Andrés Reyes Aguilar – suspect 
names. If these people had not been killed by the 
Klan-like gang trained at the School of the 
Americas, they would have been hunted down and 
stuffed into a cell on ICE’s turf and held 
indefinitely - for the protection of “American lives,” of course.

As Shansky notes, silence from the U.S. and 
Europe and their respective PR firms have 
acquitted the Honduras terrorist regime: The 
international community, given the “green light 
by the US that democratic order has returned via 
elections,” means it is “open season for violent 
forces in Honduras working to tear apart the 
political unity of the Resistance Front against the coup.”

So the bodies piling up in the streets in the 
Honduras, as these bodies are, are not evidence 
enough for the community organizer himself, Peace 
Man, and his security of state, that Honduras is 
a state-sponsored-terrorist regime?

That is immunity for the imperial wizards of Amerikkka!

The new list of suspected countries of terrorists 
is the pretext that allows the U.S. to acquit 
itself of any wrongdoing as it is the 
self-proclaimed innocence in pursuit of evil.
If we assume Peace Man is politically naïve; 
Peace Man wants to experience the power, as he 
often says, of this “great country;” if he is now 
caught in something for which power and “great 
country” has befuddled him, then he is being 
terrorized into committing terrorism by sheets. 
If, one the other hand, Peace Man is, as he 
claims, the commander-in-chief; if he was pleased 
to accept the backing of Goldman Sachs since 
Goldman Sachs found in this “Black” man something 
acceptable; and if he was and still is willing to 
bow to the Klan, then he has willingly submitted 
to a form of slavery in which he offers his voice 
and his rhetorical skills in the service of the white sheets.

Maybe it is “all of the above”? Or is it 
something more sinister: The wizards went looking 
for a grand wizard who could charm the U.S. 
citizenry into compliance with everlasting war?

Why is it that other nations with their eyes open 
now recognize the white sheets and the flaming 
crosses behind the rhetoric of peace in Washington D.C.?

BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board member, 
Lenore Jean Daniels, PhD, has been a writer for 
over thirty years of commentary, resistance 
criticism and cultural theory, and short stories 
with a Marxist sensibility to the impact of 
cultural narrative violence and its antithesis, 
resistance narratives. With entrenched dedication 
to justice and equality, she has served as a 
coordinator of student and community resistance 
projects that encourage the Black Feminist idea 
of an equalitarian community and facilitator of 
student-teacher communities behind the walls of 
academia for the last twenty years. Dr. Daniels 
holds a PhD in Modern American Literatures, with 
a specialty in Cultural Theory (race, gender, 
class narratives) from Loyola University, 
Chicago. Click 
to contact Dr. Daniels.

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