Ku Klux Klan fliers in Colorado Springs part of nationwide recruitment drive

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In recent days, residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood emerged from their homes to find baggies containing fliers promoting...the Ku Klux Klan.

This is not an isolated occurrence. Over the past six months or so, several cities have had similar incidents. However, most have been in the South and Southeast. From what we've been able to determine, the Colorado Springs flier dump represents the furthest west the KKK has ventured in what's described as a nationwide recruitment drive.

The local story comes to us from CBS4, which quotes one recipient of the fliers as saying that around 34 homes were targeted. The messages include the usual racist and homophobic bile, as well as a web address, KKKKnights.com, the online home for the "Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan."

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Chris Barker.
Also quizzed as part of the package is "Curtis Barker," ID'd as the Klan's North Carolina-based imperial wizard -- although the website and many other sources identify him as Chris Barker. In the clip, Barker says that the flier drops are efforts to build the KKK's membership among "white Americans" who need to know "that we should start standing up for our race."

The recruitment effort is documented on the Klan's website via plenty of news articles and links. Earlier this year, as reported by WECT-TV, a Wilmington, North Carolina neighborhood was littered with fliers featuring this image:

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Around the same time, residents of Atlanta who spoke with WGCL-TV received fliers with a slightly different look:

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In addition, individuals in Richmond, Virginia contacted by WTVR-TV shared fliers sporting the slogan "Wake Up White America:"

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A Memphis Klan member sat for an interview with the station, complete with hood:

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Likewise, WHBQ-TV in Memphis found a couple of Klansmen willing to appear on television, albeit in odd disguises:

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In contrast, Barker told CBS4, Colorado KKK members prefer not to surface at this time, preferring to do their work anonymously. But that could change. With summer coming, he suggested that the time is right for rallies and cross burnings.

Not that Barker feels the populace should be alarmed. In his words, "We've been here 150 years, we're not going nowhere, we're not out to hurt anyone."

That's extraordinarily debatable. Here's the CBS4 report:

More from our News archive circa March 2013: "Franklin Sain's racist and sexist anti-gun-control e-mails are protected free speech, attorneys say."

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Meltron2d2
Meltron2d2

Not out to hurt anyone yet one of the fliers supports gay bashing?  Oh man, I hope I don't look queer!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The majority of the regular readers/posters to the Denver Post will no doubt be joining ... hopefully they'll move south too.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I'm quite sure the 'Klan' appreciates the free advertising & attention this article brings !

Great job WW !!!

Support w/ a hidden agenda, maybe ....?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

WARNING !

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN SEEN HANDING OUT BIBLES ON THE 16TH STREET MALL !!!

THEY ARE TO BE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY STUPID AND CLOSE MINDED & ASSUMED  DANGEROUS !!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I suppose the 'Hotay' article didn't scare WW readers enough ....

betweenmyfacelines
betweenmyfacelines

I heard Wednesday is buttless-chaps day at the Colorado Springs chapter......I wonder if they serve cake and punch?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I just love, love when WW BLATANTLY,  joins the ' Propaganda Super Highway' !!!

Reminds me so much of the Denver Post !

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

the KKK...... Lmao!!!! ! ,,¡ Pinches Pendejos ¡ however, I'm betting that some insecure people will actually be recruited.....

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Club spelled c-l-u-b dumb ass. You better join bro. Doesn't look like much is gonna happen for you without them.

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Ass kickin time. Ignorance like that of the white supremacist, needs a lot of bad attention thrown its way. No better than black gangs, with all the ignorance and beliefs that stem from that ignorance. Might as well start wearing don't-do Rags.

Nicholas Richter
Nicholas Richter

Where do I sign up? The kkk does stand for karate kid klub, right?

Wes Smith
Wes Smith

one of them caught on my porch w/a flier... I DARE YA

Keith Gatchalian
Keith Gatchalian

It will be scary if the democrats elect more KKK members to congress.

Brad Aerts
Brad Aerts

First the extremely blind left now this

Half Aspen
Half Aspen

I've often found that racism and idiocy go hand in hand.

DougHubka
DougHubka

@fishingblues  Congrats on displaying your complete ignorance of United States history with this posting.  Anybody with any sense knows about the Carpet baggers during reconstruction were  all Northern Republicans,  and I am sure you have  figured out that most Southerners were Democrats. And if you had any kind of education , you would know that they always voted against the wishes of the northern Democrats that ran the party. 

Just amazing how people will believe some Internet propaganda and ignore facts and truth.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... WERE Democrats ... Dixiecrats more specifically ... ALL of whom are now -- after their repugnant segregation was forcibly overturned by Federal Intervention -- firmly entrenched in the CORE of the Repuglykkkan and Teabagger parties.

They cower behind pathetic veils with chants of "State's Rights" and get apoplectic over "Illegal Immigrants" ... but they're the same Lowlife Ignorant White Trash Scumbags they've always been, and always will be.

If you hurry and join, they might make you Grand Wizard of your own local Klavern.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues

Ah, history.  You know the Republican party used to NOT be a bunch of religious zealots and paranoid douche bags.  Funny how time changes things.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Green_eyes   " BOO ! "

I'm still waiting on word of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION located in heaven & when we plan on 'freeing' the angels and Jesus from that CRAZY FUCKING WARMONGER GOD of ours . The U.S. MUST BOMB GOD & free ALL the Republicans in or going to hell, as well .... !

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Nicholas Richter Not quite, Nicholas -- but the outfits for both are white. Thanks for the post.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Wes Smith    What are you going to do Wes?  Beat 'em up, drag 'em behind your car and then hang them from a burning cross.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Ari Paige Makes Bryant Gumble look like Malcolm X.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Half Aspen Indeed. Thanks for the post, Half Aspen.

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Some Republicans do need punishment....... That's for sure!!

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@dough3 You're lucky he didn't call you a "nimrod."  It seems to be one of his favorite words.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues @BackOffImStarving Obviously, you don't.

Ludacris, "Chicken-n-Beer" Album, released 2003, Disturbing tha Peace and Deaf Jam Recordings

"Hello, Thank you for calling Disturbing Tha Peace.
To help expedite your call, please listen
carefully to the following options.
If you're calling to listen to a demo tape, press 1.
If you're calling regarding a job, press 2.
If you're calling to borrow money, press 3.
If you're calling to find the nearest
weed spot in your area, press 4.
If you're out of alcohol on Sunday, press 5.
If you need a ho for the evening, press 6.
If you woke up with a hangover and a pair
of hairy balls on your forehead, press 7.
Number gets pressed
You've just pressed 7.
You've been victimized and introduced
to a moral crime called teabagging.
We suggest you probably hang up the phone,
beat the ass of any white guys you hung
out with last night, and find and destroy all
photos before they appear on the Internet.
Thank you for calling.
Good luck. Goodbye."

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @fishingblues I don't hang out in the same perverted circles that you and your donkey buddy do.  However, I'm fairly sure I know what you two do when you "teabag".  

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues If you're not a Tea Bagger, then why are those hairy balls on your forehead?  Chinese riddle for ya.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @fishingblues I didn't identify as anything other than a Libertarian, dick.  I guess when you are self-righteous you already think you know it all.  

What a freaking punk!  

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues "Sometimes, due to developmental age, past modeling, basic temperament, or other reasons, children may resort to using hurtful language and name-calling as a way to express themselves. We can choose to see these children as "being mean," or we can choose to see them as lacking the self-control and skills necessary to express themselves appropriately. After we change our own reactions by using the modeling solutions above, it is much easier to help children successfully change theirs."

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Becky-Bailey-No-Name-Calling/379002631/

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues @BackOffImStarving Nimrod - In Hebrew and Christian tradition, Nimrod is traditionally considered the leader of those who built the Tower of Babel in the land of Shinar.  That's like me calling you Nebakanezer.  Does that hurt?  Are you quivering in a corner with tears streaming down your face?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @fishingblues I said big mouths not big words yackoff.  You really do fit the nimrod moniker as well as  limp-dick weenie.  

You're not quite as bright as the half-ass donk and he's a pussy.  

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@fishingblues How to confuse fishingblues and other Tea Baggers:

Step 1 - Use polysyllabic words.

Step 2 - Put them in a round room and tell them to pee in the corner.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@jabuhrer @fishingblues Youse guys are so damn tough.  Maybe you can show the donk and yackoff some moves.  I think they are limp dick weenies with nothing to offer but big mouths.

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