Monday, August 01, 2005

KKK as drill sergeant

"The blacks fought for their civil rights. These illegal immigrants are coming in here and having everything just handed to them," Billy Jeffery said, referring to Hispanics. That's Imperial Wizard Billy Jeffery of the North Georgia White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, by the way.

To hear Jeffery tell it (as he scurries to distance himself from a former KKK operative, Daniel Schertz, recently indicted for building pipe bombs to kill the immigrants in question), because the Black community survived those old KKK hazing rituals, lynching and bombing and whatnot, they've earned their rightful respect and status. They've run the obstacle course, and it just ain't right that these spi-, er, Hispanics get a pass.

[Fade to Jefferson Davis Military Academy, Class of 2005]

Gunnery Sgt. Bubba Jeffery: "OK, listen up, maggots! Who you lookin' at, boy? What's your name?"

Cadet Cinque Mayo: "Cinque Mayo, SIR!"

Jeffery: "Don't you look me in the eye, Mayo-nnaise! 'Seen-kway?' What kind of a name is that? You wanna be a Marine or a ma-ree-cone, boy?"

Mayo: "A MARINE, SIR!"

[A squad of Black troops passes by]

Jeffery: "Don't you look at them! They're better than you! You don't have the right to look at them, you slimy worms! "

[The squad spends the next several weeks dodging pipe-bombs, putting out burning crosses in their barracks, avoiding Gunny's cattle prod and becoming good citizens. Mayo's original defiant attitude is tamed, his unsettled background is overcome, and he is left with a deep sense of achievement. And he will never forget Sgt. Jeffery, whose caring attention turned him into the respected member of the community he is today.]

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