A senior Ku Klux Klan official who once defended Dylan Roof’s racist massacre of nine black people is now trying to distance himself from the white terrorist by claiming Roof was a secret government agent.
In an interview with Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, James Moore, Imperial Kludd with the Pelham, North Carolina chapter of the KKK, says the U.S. government “likes to cause racial tension in America,” and sent Dylann Roof to Charleston as a murderous operative “because they hate black people.”
As a source for his bizarre conspiracy theory about the federal government’s secret coordinated attack on black people, Moore cites websites “all throughout the internet.”
Speaking with Colmes, Moore describes black people as being disproportionately prone to violence and criminality. Black Americans are “pedophiles and gangbangers,” Moore says. These are classic arguments embraced by eugenicists with no supporting evidence after decades of failed, sometimes forced, medical trials designed to tease out a biological justification for white supremacy.
Moore is behind the planned KKK protest scheduled to take place at the South Carolina statehouse on July 18.
Colmes expresses visible disbelief that someone who openly professes to hating black people believes the U.S. government is behind an armed, anti-black, neo-Confederate rebellion. Roof embraced the concept of Confederate revival before he opened fire on a historically black church where Martin Luther King once held rallies.
Federal civil servants, meanwhile, swear on application forms they do not support entities that would overthrow the U.S. government by force. The Confederates launched a major war against the U.S. government in the name of preserving black enslavement. U.S. forces defeated the Confederacy in 1865.
Moore segues from making hateful statements about black people to insulting Jews.
Perhaps, Moore muses, Colmes doesn’t understand what “inner city” reality is like, because he grew up in “a Jewish gated community.” Colmes says he did not grow up in a gated community, and asks Moore if he finds the show host’s professed Jewish faith to be bothersome.
“Yeah, it actually does,” Moore replies, citing Jesus Christ as a source.
Colmes notes that, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ was Jewish.
“No he wasn’t,” retorts. “If he was Jewish, the Jews wouldn’t have killed him.”
Colmes correctly states that Moore is using “typical antisemitism” talking points, and asks the Klan leader what religion Jesus Christ adhered to in his lifetime, if not Judaism.
Thus does Moore, without answering the question, launch into an angry rant about Jesus being stoned by the Jews. Moore further alleges Jews killed 60 million people in the Bolshevik revolution. Moore’s statements are famous conspiracies with no basis in truth, rooted in the long debunked propaganda piece with ongoing, wide circulation, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.
Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.
"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."
John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police
John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.
It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."
While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.