Hiding behind his hood, a man who identified himself as the ‘Imperial Wizard’ of a North Carolina outpost of the Ku Klux Klan showed a despicable callousness towards the children – many of them young and fleeing violence in their home countries – arriving at our southern border.
“To me, they’re breaking the law when they come here,” the man, who identified himself as Robert Jones said in a recent interview with al-Jazeera. “If we can’t turn them back, I think if we pop a couple of them off and leave the corpses laying on the border, maybe they’ll see that we’re serious about stopping immigration.”
He then continued by saying that the children arriving were dangerous to ‘real’ Americans because they are bringing in third-world diseases, an often repeated claim among the anti-immigrant crowd that has very little basis in fact.
Continuing on his hate-filled and largely unsubstantiated rant, he then said that those crossing the border would cause crime to increase.
“These people are criminals to begin with when they come to our country,” he said. “When they come here and cross our borders illegally, they’re breaking the law. What makes you think they’re going to continue to stop breaking the law once they get here? They’re going to continue breaking the law once they get here.”
Actually, most are not going to break the law when they arrive in the country because most – many who are women and children not hardened criminals – were not criminals to begin with, give themselves up at the border, and and pose little threat to anyone.
The same cannot be said about the hooded knuckleheads that think killing children and using their corpses to spread fear is a great idea, however.
Yet, according the Klansman, immigration crisis has only been a boon for the hooded and hateful crowd, perhaps making the real danger in the immigration crisis not the unsubstantiated threat of disease or crime so often talked about in anti-immigrant circles, but the very real hate against children it is bringing out in our own.
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