It looks like having a black president is paying off after all. The state of Montana, which I am guessing has a righteously small black population, is re-thinking the long-standing policies of the dreaded Ku Klux Klan, and President Obama’s influence has a lot to do with the sudden reformation.
John Abarr who hails from Great Falls, claims he is no longer willing to adhere to the crippling philosophy of the Klan and has decided to form his own revised version that will be vastly different from the organization that has been known for its terrorization of people who don’t quite fit their ideals. The new wing of the KKK group named Rocky Mountain Knights will welcome members of all race and creed, even sexual preferences will be accommodated.
Abarr’s mission is to totally eradicate the ugliness associated with the old Klan and initiate a more culturally friendly collective. He explains, “The KKK is for a strong America, White supremacists is the old Klan. This is the new Klan”.
Sounds very progressive, not to mention that this move just might entice more ethnicities to move to Montana, although we doubt that will happen anytime soon.
In any case Abarr is taking his reformed temperament quite seriously – he even reached out to the NAACP, inviting members to what he describes as a “peace summit”. He also paid the required fees to join the NAACP after meeting with them as a representative of “The United Klans of America”.
Not sure how much impact Abarr will have on his fellow Klansmen, but it is rather weird that he is willing to change his views but not the creepy robes and hood. He is allowing the wardrobe to remain as is.
Somehow the image of a black man donning that wacky get-up doesn’t seem like a feasible outcome.