Anonymous is delivering on the promise to out members of the KKK.
So far the list includes US Senators as well as mayors, and it looks like this is just the beginning. They are all members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and the hactivist group known as Anonymous is pulling the white hoods off of these individuals, revealing to the public a who’s who in racist groups around the country.
Who exactly is on the list?
So far we have US Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Tx.), Dan Coats (R-In.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) as outed members of the KKK. On top of that numerous mayors of major U.S. Cities which include the following: Madeline Rogero of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, Paul D. Fraim of Norfolk, Virginia, Kent Guinn of Ocala, Florida, and Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, Indiana, have all been outed.
How have the KKK influences affected policy?
That will be a question many analysts will be researching no doubt. On the surface we can see that Thom Tillis, who is reported as a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK in Thornton, and had been North Carolina’s Speaker of the House before he was elected to the US Senate in 2014, was instrumental in far-right policy implementation. This included such things as voter ID laws, tax hikes on low income individuals, public education cuts, and abortion restrictions which federal judges ended up striking down.
The United White Knights of the KKK is John Cornyn’s preferred chapter for racist involvement according to Anonymous. He is one of the most powerful members of the US Senate as he is the current Majority Whip!
Another KKK member, Johnny Isakson who Anonymous lists as being with the Original Knight Riders, serves as Georgia’s senior US Senator, and was a U.S. Congressman for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District between 1999 and 2005. He’s up for re-election in 2016, and if this outing holds true, his chances, one would think, would be slim to none.
Dan Coats, Indiana’s senior US Senator, and Thom Tillis, both boast affiliation with the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK according to Anonymous.
Now here’s a strange one. Openly gay Jim Gray from Lexington, Kentucky was outed as a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan!
Yet Gray is denying any affiliation with the Klan and has taken to Twitter to defend himself. Here’s his tweet:
It looks like more names will be outed soon as Anonymous hints that this is just the beginning. This is looking to be very interesting as we will likely see the real power that the Klan has had within U.S. politics.