Slate magazine publishes a photo essay of the 2013 KKK.
Carl, an imperial wizard of a Southern-based Ku Klux Klan realm (or state-level group), takes aim with a pellet gun at a large cockroach (on the piece of paper just below the clock), while his wife and goddaughter try to avoid getting struck by a possible ricochet.
He looks like he knows pretty well how to aim a gun. I suspect he has spent many hours aiming guns. The liberals are terrified of these people, and they are scary to anyone who lives a bourgeouis middle class life. I grew up in a rural area around a mix of bourgeouis White people and feral White people who stayed up until 3 or 4am drinkign beers and chain smoking, sticky countertops, neglected children, living in run down houses or trailers. I could have gone either way; I went bourgeouis.
These feral White people have always had certain niches in society — they work with their hands, they have skills, they want to be in a union and get a pension so they can rest after 20 or 30 years. Or they just do without and have to find some other income, some other way to get by.
It’s natural that they would object to Blacks being favored in everything and forced on them. It’s these working class Whites who suffer the most from integration adn miscegenation. Nowadays I still know feral White people in the Northeast. I’m not as afraid of them as I was when I was a teenager who feared becoming one of them, but standing around a fire with such people at 3 am and everyone’s drunk, things can get scary real quick. People can get into arguments that quickly escalate into bloodshed, not unlike feral white people for time immemorial. How many times do you think between 1800 and 1900 were some feral whtie people standing around a fire, they get in a heated debate, and someone ends up dead, and then the winner of the confrontation ends up hanging until death by asphyxiation (ouch!).
Those people are still with us. They didn’t modernize. I wouldn’t change a thing about them, except maybe a better diet and better dental hygiene. I’d discourage tobacco use, but that’s a tough sell. But the food problem is created as much by the availability of cheap corn syrup and the destruction of the family farm as by their own choices.
These are the people who are the stuff of nightmares for the liberals. And there are many people in between, who can navigate the bourgeouis liberals and the ferals, and understand them both.
When food prices go up enough that people are actually going hungry, when corn syrup gets expensive, we will have our chance to organize and weaponize the ferals, because they’ll be forced by sheer hunger to create their own local food systems and local economies.