I have no intention of explaining how the following correspondence fell into my hands. Readers of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters will likely be among the first to grasp the purpose of this correspondence. But whatever lens you choose to view the diabolically Machiavellian letter, offers an unsettling perspective on the true winners and losers of modern day race-based politics - and breaks the cycle of tired cliches and rebuttals used by both sides of the debate
Doubtless you are surprised to receive a letter from a man whose funeral you attended but a month ago (and whose title you now hold). Do not think for a minute that the dead can return to the world of the living. While I am not at liberty to disclose my whereabouts, suffice it to say that I am still, as always, keeping a watchful eye on your career.
It is painfully clear from your disorganized inauguration speech at the Trial of Initiation that your understanding of Klan ways is more a product of media caricatures than cold reality. Your relentless tirade against Affirmative Action, among other things, betrays a serious ignorance of the struggles your predecessors endured to preserve our culture of racial purity and White supremacy. As former Overlord Grand Dragon of the Klan, I refuse to stand by and allow decades of hard work be destroyed by half-learned upstart whelps like yourself.
|Times change, the winds of political favor shift, and the graveyard of human history is littered with the bones of foolish organizations that failed to adapt to changing environments|
Like many of the ignorant masses, you are probably amazed to hear a fellow Klansman endorse seemingly preferential and favorable treatment of our sworn enemies. Considering the depths to which we obscure our motives to the public and even junior members such as yourself, this is not surprising. But as the new Overlord Grand Dragon, it is not your place to believe and parrot the lines we feed our hotheaded foot soldiers. A history lesson is therefore in order:
In the bygone days of slavery and Jim Crow laws, our methods were decidedly crude: lynchings, mob violence, cross-burnings and other such. As time passed by, these practices became less and less acceptable, even in White company. We can no longer rely on good White judges, jurors of police officers to turn a blind eye to our public campaign against the coloreds. The Executive Council (your predecessors) met 40 years ago to tackle the vexing question: where should the modern Klan direct its efforts?
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The Challenge of the Modern Klan
The days of random beatings, hangings and home invasions of the coloreds are over. Klansmen who look fondly at those admittedly fun and direct expressions of our hatred against the coloreds cannot serve in the leadership of the modern Klan. On July 22, 1955, the Executive Council unanimously voted to move our public campaign against the colored underground. It was an acknowledgement that times change, the winds of political favor shift, and the graveyard of human history is littered with the bones of foolish organizations that failed to adapt to changing environments. As you might imagine, the decision was not without resistance –traditionalists who left the Klan suggested that our motivations were rooted in cowardice and nascent sympathies for the coloreds. We lost a lot of good commanders and soldiers in the year that followed – and the losses was all the more tragic because the apostates’ accusations were so utterly incorrect.
What fools – we are neither cowards nor collaborationists. Our motivations are strictly practical. With diminished numbers and a civilian populace increasingly hostile to our presence, we must become more subversive and silent in our mission than ever before.
Leverage, grandson – leverage. Why waste an entire battalion of soldiers to kill off one colored (and invite reprisals, and generate sympathy), when a small team can disable an entire city’s coloreds from attaining a professional degree with a few well-placed pieces of disinformation? In my opinion, it is supremely more satisfying to see a successful black businessman, chemist or Supreme Court justice be maligned and destroyed by his own people as a “sell-out,” or “Uncle Tom” than for any of us to raise a finger to directly hurt him.
To this end, one of our crowning triumphs was the implementation of Affirmative Action. One of the most disquieting trends we’ve discussed at length in recent years was the increasing participation of the coloreds in higher education – where Whites and lesser races interact in alarming numbers. While we firmly believe our genetic stand far above others, it would be foolish to ignore the distribution of intellectual capacity – both in our White folk and coloreds. Unlike our more jingoistic junior Klansmen who believe all coloreds have minds inferior to all Whites, we understand there exists a formidable number of intelligent coloreds whose intelligence and ambition would handily eclipse many of the mediocre Whites we grudgingly count as our own. We thought long and hard about this issue and formulated a two-prong attack.
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