It’s been a bad couple of days for white supremacists who showed what they’re really made of in the face of adversity. They may have expected to come together in a show of might, superiority, and power, but instead, in many instances, showed themselves to be the weak, whiny cowards that they really are.
On July 18th, a sea of Confederate flags held by screaming Klu Klux Klan members waved in front of the South Carolina Statehouse. The Loyal White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, based in North Carolina, vowed to protest the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse last week, and they made good on that promise. About 50 members showed up on the Capitol steps waving the rebel banners and Nazi symbols.
It would seem, by the way the day unfolded, that the demonstrators were expecting to be on their own that day and unencumbered by counter protests. Alas, it didn’t turn out that way. There was a counter rally featuring African flags on the other side of the Capitol wrapping up when the KKK contingent arrived. Faced with black faces, the KKK members immediately began shouting racial slurs and making gorilla noises. That’s right, gorilla noises.
Most of the vitriol, gorilla noises, and racial epithets were screamed from behind the safety of a barricade and armed police. For those that weren’t protected, things didn’t go so well.
In one incident that was memorialized in the photograph below and quickly spread around the world (and may one day symbolize how insane and surreal the Confederate flag backlash really was), Officer Leroy Smith, an African-American officer, helps a neo-Nazi cool down and re-hydrate after he suffering a potential heat stroke. You know, so the guy could get back to feeling better and join his friends in screaming about what an inferior race Officer Smith is a member of.
not an uncommon example of humanity in SC: Leroy Smith helps white supremacist to shelter & water as heat bears down. pic.twitter.com/GoF23r3mRe
— Rob Godfrey (@RobGodfrey) July 18, 2015
One Klansman shouted that the Confederate flag isn’t about hate. He said that seconds after members of his group gave a Nazi salute and stomped on a flag of the Star of David.
Here’s another photo showing a black officer keeping a confederate flag wearing bigot from getting attacked.
— Bart Boatwright (@bartboat) July 18, 2015
In one tweet a spectator witnessed police protecting Klansmen who were hiding in a garage.
— Jade Helm Commander (@Anomaly100) July 18, 2015
One pathetic little supremacist even wet himself. That’s right, when the big bad superior KKK guy was actually confronted by a black guy, he peed his pants.
when ur hate is strong but your bladder's weak pic.twitter.com/vsblZ0BC89
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 18, 2015
So just when you thought the world had gone completely bat shit crazy, there’s still something to laugh about.