If you listen to the mainstream media and the left in the country (but I repeat myself…), you’d think that white supremacy, the KKK, and the so called “alt-right” were massive, powerful conglomerates within the United States. And it’s of course all Donald Trump’s fault. Even the most innocuous statements by the President are spun as “dog whistles” to these pervasive groups.
In reality, white supremacy is almost entirely irrelevant in this country. The numbers are so small that national rallies routinely only draw dozens of people, not hundreds and certainly not thousands. That’s not to say that individual people can’t do evil things, such as the recent synagogue shooting in San Diego, but to pretend the KKK, et al hold any actual sway over political power is perpetrating a false narrative.
But the media love that false narrative.
It allows them paint conservatives as racist bigots who are in league with neo-nazis. Never mind that white supremacists have no real connection to the American right and routinely oppose conservative ideology (see my reports on both the San Diego and New Zealand shooters’ manifestos). When you can’t win on the political merits, the game becomes destroying your opponent and that’s the entire reason the media are so obsessed with white supremacy in the age of Trump.
Well, that media narrative got a reality check this week when a KKK rally drew less people than your average book club.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 25, 2019
A Klu Klux Klan (KKK) rally held in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday drew only nine members to the event and hundreds of counter-protesters.
The rally was held in the center of downtown Dayton at Courthouse Square and was hosted by the Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana, which has been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a KKK hate group.
Though the rally, which received a permit from Montgomery County earlier this year, was slated to have 10 to 20 or more members of the group in attendance, police say only nine members showed up.
The total number that showed up? Nine people.
This mirrors last year’s “Unite the Right” rally, which only drew 20 people for their national gathering in D.C. Even two years ago, white supremacist clown Richard Spencer was only able to garner about 100 people at his national conference.
There is no exploding white supremacist movement in this country. There are only the remnants of a dying group of idiots that spend most of their time lashing on the internet, making their influence seem much larger than it actually is. This is then fed into and amplified by the media, which is actually helping their cause. And it’s all done in the name of slapping at Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people routinely show up all across the country for violent antifa rallies and the press don’t bat an eye at their growing numbers. They even defend them, as Chris Cuomo has done multiple times.
White supremacy is a garbage ideology. The media’s biased push to elevate their standing just to attack Republicans is dishonest and irresponsible. It should be pointed out as the cynical ploy that it is. These groups are a dying relic and good riddance to them. The press should stop playing politics and let them die.
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