If there’s anything that the past almost six years have taught us, it’s that the American Sheeple possession an almost limited facility for being manipulated, propagandized, and fear-mongered into hating the “Other” of the moment. SInce 9.11, of course, the “Other” consists of various iterations of the same theme: swarthy, bearded, uneducated males who practiced a bastardized and vrirtually unrecognizable form of Islam that regards non-believers and sub-human and therefore no guilt can or should be associated with killing them. For far long, though, the “Other” for the Ku Klux Klan has been just about any non-Caucasian racial group, primarily African-Americans.
You might think in this day and age where at least greater lip service is being paid to the idea of greater harmony between the races that the KKK would have withered and died. Sadly, hate has a very long shelf life, and there are those who carry on the tradition as if it’s some sort of charge from God. In this case, you have your answer to the question: “What are the fashionable haters wearing these days?”.