Watch this and then I will have some other thoughts below.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Law & Border|
This week my little town is on fire. We have a new Teen Only Club coming to town... Sounds good right... Give the kids something to do to help keep them out of trouble, yet maintain it with no drugs, alcohol and no one over the age of 20 allowed.
Like I said, sounds good... But the City in their infinite wisdom, gave a permit to someone they didn't know and did not check out. Now with the opening just 3 days away.. we find out the man who is wanting to run this club is a White Supremacist, and a member of KKK. Or, he says former member, he has left the groups years ago.. and his personal beliefs don't or shouldn't enter into it.
I am proud of my 16 year old granddaughter. She says he is just out to recruit kids to his movement and will not go, no matter what. In fact, a lot of the kids in her school are saying the same thing.
This protest yesterday and hearing at the Community Center drew lots of fire and even the Kansas City television stations were here covering it.
Here is one of their videos of the matter: Sorry, they don't allow embeding so you will have to go see the man in question and the anger of local citizens.
According to Southern Poverty Law Center, there is a group of Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in Oak Grove, which is only 10 miles from here. This man, whose name is Charles Juba, has come from no where, no one in the city says they know him and yet, he is wanting to own a club for teens in our small town.
This makes no sense to me. Why would someone come here?... My thoughts, because the political climate is right, the rise in hate groups has been documented, and they need fresh blood.
Recruitment, plain and simple. We are a small town, only 5,000 people, but we are right on Interstate 70, and as I stated above, there is a group just 10 miles away.
Our kids are vulnerable to this threat and it is something we need to be watching for. How can elected officials just turn over the keys to our youth without checking this guy out.
Even the Chief of Police stated he had no idea who this person was, until after the permit was issued.
This scares me, it scares me for our children, it scares me for the area, and it scares me for the country.
Please, be vigilant, be aware of what is happening, and prepare to take a stand against things like this. That's what our town is doing.. however late it may be.