Gregg L Greer
By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World
On August 24, 2014 Thomas Robb KKK or Klu Klux Klan National Director posted a disgusting story called, Goodbye Mike Brown – Hello White Genocide concerning The Mike Brown Shooting on the KKK website. The page began by stating, ” Mike Brown’s parents blame institutional racism for the death of their son, perhaps they should point the finger back at themselves.” This move has caused a major stink, amongst civil rights advocates and amounts to big problems for Robb. (First, a history and some additional background on Thomas Robb)
Thomas Robb is an Arkansas-based “alleged” (as he fashions himself as a Christian Identity Pastor) in addition to being the head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which he took over in the 1980s after the departure of David Duke-who was his mentor-Robb took over leadership of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
In His Own Words:
“When the Negro was under the natural discipline of white authority, white people were safe from the abuse and violence of the Negro, but the Negro was also safe from himself.”
– Editorial in The Torch, April 1990
Rather than the traditional title of “Imperial Wizard,” Robb opted for the less-charged “National Director.” Robb took up Duke’s strategy of using the Internet to reach a wider audience, giving the false appearance of an explosion in Klan growth. Robb also attempted to start a family oriented Klan camp, aimed at creating a “kinder, gentler” image for the Klan.
According to data from Southern Poverty Law Center In the aftermath of President Obama’s election in 2008, Robb characterized what he saw as a “race war … between our people, who I see as the rightful owners and leaders of this great country, and their people, the blacks.”
According to the Thomas Robb Ministries website, “We believe that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, and kindred people are The people of the Bible – God’s separated and anointed Israel.” The statement goes on to declare, “Our people must … resist the call of Satan, which the Bible says will come disguised as light and love … brotherly – interracial love.”
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According to recent article written in the Huffington Post by Eternity E. Martis Huffington Post Lifestyle writer, blogger, mixed-race feminist, “What happened to Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer is a deep-seated fear of a never-ending nightmare for the entire Black community, especially for Black men. Due to an unfortunate stain on our history, Black men are so often rendered inferior in all totality, demonized by the myth of the brute, Black rapist, or the uneducated thug deserving of death. And while these Black men whether they are North American or from across the globe hold the tremendous burden of being feared and spurned by society, so do the women who love them.”
Rachel Pendergraft KKK Leader, and Daughter of Robb Thomas-who actually wrote the article-stated, “I’m sick and tired of hearing about the crime in majority black areas. Maybe if they would stop harassing hard-working cops who try to keep their neighborhoods safe instead of playing the race card all the time, they wouldn’t find themselves victims of black on black crime. Even black cops know what problem is, if they are honest enough to admit it. All anyone wants is for them to act – well, civilized. Is that too much to ask? But then again, its racist to ask them to live up to a certain standard – so we’re told.” (Rachel Pendergraft / Knights Party)
In a recent interview Mark Pitcavage, the director of investigative research for the Anti-Defamation League, calls this extremism. He characterizes the Klan as “group of hard-core whites.” According to Mark in a recent interview from CNN-The current Klan is not one cohesive group, and is considered one of the traditional white supremacist groups, which emerged in the civil rights era.
According to Pitcavage “The situation that existed in the 1950s and ’60s simply does not exist. The white supremacists are no longer in charge. They are now fighting for the very survival of the white race, and they have to fight to protect,” said Pitcavage. “This is a fundamental difference of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1950s and today in the 21st century.”
Black Life Matters!
After reading the KKK article, I realized that I heard of Thomas Robb, from my past when dealing with a Klan issue in South Carolina. In any event-I felt it was my duty to write Robb Thomas, as a Man, as a Christian Man and A Strong African-American Man.
In America-Any of our 18-year old children should not have to fear fighting back because they fear getting shot or killed. These are not Black children, these are our children and know, the issue is the same even if it’s happening amongst white, Asian, or Black Kids-innocent human life was lost-period! The sad part is that many African-Americans now believe their children stand a greater chance of death, because of the unfortunate situation with Brown and others. I must say, I’m inclined to agree. I must add-Black Life Matters! and All Life Matters!
My Editorial Letter to Grand Wizard Robb Thomas
National Director of The Knights, Pastor Thomas Robb
PO Box 2222, Harrison, AR 72601
Mr. Thomas Robb
After reading about your allowing a character assassination of Mike Brown based on a recent article Stop White Genocide-I’m Outraged! Where is the outrage? Because of the high level of ignorance you have displayed concerning the death of an innocent young black man.
For many years you (KKK) have worked in darkness, ruthlessly, and shamefully. You have killed and attacked my people unsuspected (when their backs were turned) and wrongly, and with a sustained satanic evil at every level. In convert (not openly)- you have built jails, prisons, courtrooms and police departments. Have you no Shame! The world will never believe in you simply because for years you have operated with such a mundane, unsophisticated, unintelligent level.
Maybe in the 1920’s, 1930’s. Your Klan like violence was successfully used to control our social behavior, but still with little success. Black churches and schools were burned, teachers and children were attacked, and my people who refused to show proper deference were beaten and killed. But know this, “Black America has fought their attackers, rebuilt their churches and schools, and shot back during attacks on their communities.” While these attacks surely terrorized some, you have failed to destroy the Spiritual, cultural, and Social independence that Blacks, Latino’s, and minorities are gaining every day in our modern times.
As a Christian Pastor my people do not believe any of this hype, (never will). This Racist Propaganda written so as to try to incite young Black males, I warn you; you will only evoke us into more positive action. Every time we hear of your rallies, or see your racist literature-it does nothing but let us know that you still haven’t gotten there, also you have yet to learn the lessons afforded to you by history. Your vision of an Aryan White Nation is a mere “fantasy,” that never existed, never will! Many of your Aryan Brotherhood don’t believe in your cause that is exactly why they hide behind those sheets. They are not going to tell you this, because “openness,” is not their style.
Really what matters in the end is not what we do in good times but instead what we do when we fall short. In this case, putting a group of people into a box based on cultural upbringing or race box is disgraceful and then putting a “Ku Klux Klan” label on is more disgraceful. Do the right thing, Mr. Robb, apologize and take back your statement. Most of us are good, decent, hard-working God-loving people who love our families and, regardless of how we live, we want a good life not just for us, but for everybody and we want to live in a country where our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms remain intact, without having to turn a street corner and then have our children slaughtered like livestock solely because of the color of his/her skin.
The venomous hatred that has been fueling the riots in Ferguson and the character assassination of Wilson is just a moment in time, “If you think you have problems with minorities now, just wait until we are the majority.” Well, that day is fast approaching and when it happens yes, it will happen fast-“there will be no hills for you to run and hide.” Already, your racist children are the minority in America and your even in sister white nations. You can disagree, but the next couple decades will see an unprecedented demographic shift that will make the Ferguson riots seem like a “Sunday,” walk in the park. This warning, will only come once-My compassion is only because I know the serious misjudgment (error) you make that will only bring you pain. For my part-I will debate and educate with you and your people anywhere of choice in America anytime! Black Life Matters! Abandon, this issue, I pray you hear me. Black Life Matters!
Reverend Gregg L Greer
Freedom/First-Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The KKK article raises an important question: In a time when we already have compounded confusion =everyday on mainline Cable news we have bad news 24/7 if we so choose, but what’s the psychological impact of all this exposure to tragedy ? Well, as for the KKK, many feel strongly that they’re still horrible racists with a history entrenched in bigotry and hate, so I say, “To hell with ’em.” Obviously. (See the full KKK article at this Link) http://kkk.bz/?p=4967
Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Pastor, Writer and Social Activist. Greer is the Founder/Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at Contact: email@example.com. Your Thoughts and comments are welcome.
By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World,
Many would agree, the latest group of civil rights cases at this moment in time seem connected historically to some of the most shameful crimes of the civil rights movement—the murder of four young girls in a Birmingham church bombing, the KKK mob slaying of three civil rights workers in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, the gunning down of Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers in the presence of his small children, and the torture and killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till—all helped galvanize public opinion in support of the civil rights movement by making it unlikely to ignore the ruthlessness and virulence of the southern racist.
Amongst these very atrocities that have graphically exposed the moral destitution of the criminal justice system. The systematic assassination of Ramarley Graham was/has remained broadly unpunished. Many believe the failing is an effect of racism, fear, apathy, and lack of political will. Yes, the normal routine is Tepid investigations and superficial trials take place, and some light prison punishments are given out, but a number of the perpetrators to date have continue to enjoy impunity. Numerous of these killers finished out their days as unrepentant racists. The example of trends mentioned is classic, and consistent of the Ramarley Graham case.
But in two especially brutal and high-profile murder cases in New York Ramarley Graham and that in California Kenneth Harding Jr.—justice has yet to be fully served.
On Feb. 2, 2012- police from a special narcotics unit chased Graham, 18, from White Plains Road and East 228th Street to his home at 749 E. 229th St. in Wakefield because cops investigating a drug deal believed Graham had a gun in his waistband.Graham was leaving a bodega near his home in the Boro’s Wakefield section when Officers pursued Graham into his home and rather than moving with caution and calling for backup Officer Richard Haste fatally shot the teen in the bathroom but only a small bag of marijuana that investigators hypothesized Ramarley had been attempting to flush down the toilet.
The raid on the family’s home was traumatic; Ramarley’s little brother Chinnor, now 7, was in the house, along with his grandmother, Patricia Hartley, who was taken directly to the NYPD’s 47th Precinct Station House and interrogated for seven hours. Officer Haste later indicated he thought Graham was adjusting a gun in his waistband — but no weapons were found on Graham’s body.
Outside of Corner Social on Lenox Avenue and 126th Street, a woman said: “It is sad. They kill you in your own house,” after hearing Franclot Graham speak.
A grand jury later voted to indict NYPD Officer Richard Haste on manslaughter charges in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham, at which point Haste did turn himself in.
Security footage evidence from the February incident shows 18-year-old Ramarley Graham entering his grandmother’s home and police were following him shortly thereafter. Cops said they had witnessed Graham participate in a drug deal and thought he had a gun. They illegally entered the home without a search warrant.
Still In the presence of overwhelming evidence against Hatse which included CCTV (video)- Judge Steven L. Barrett threw out the indictment against Haste, calling the language used by the District Attorney to present the case to the grand jury “misleading.”
With no great pleasure, I am obliged in this case to dismiss the charges,” Judge Barrett told the court, adding that his ruling did not establish that Haste had acted with justification and that the DA had the right to reconvene a grand jury. Said Judge Steven L. BarrettOn August 7,2013, a reconvened grand jury decided not to re-indict Officer
We are surprised and shocked by the Grand Jury’s finding of no criminal liability in the death of Ramarley Graham. We are saddened for the family of the deceased young man and still believe that the court’s dismissal of the original indictment was overly cautious,” One Observer Johnson said,
Meanwhile Officer Hatse was greeted with loud cheers from awaiting fellow cops upon his case dismissal of the charges. For her unarmed son’s killer Constance Malcolm, as the bitter tears run out of in her eyes “That’s how they work,” the heartbroken mom said in a statement shortly after the Wednesday when Officer Richard Haste was sprung in the Feb. 2, 2012 shooting of Ramarley Graham. “You see it every day.” said Malcolm.
Ramarley Graham’s Mother Constance Malcolm also used two later rallies to express her grief and anger, often speaking in raw emotional and racial tones. “Modern day lynching has to stop,” said Malcolm, who along with her husband wore a T-shirt with a picture of her son and the phrase: “Where is my justice?”
The decision set off angry protests as about 100 people marched from Johnson’s offices on E. 161 St. in the Bronx to the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on 125th Street
Unfortunately, Ramarley’s killing is only one of thousands of similar murders on the current forefront, and the case was is an important turning point in the New American Civil Rights struggle.
According to Reverend Gregg L Greer of The Freedom First International, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, “Despite the passing of years—in which evidence grew cold, witnesses have lied, or no longer were capable of reliable testimony—a number of these festering crimes have been resurrected with renewed vigor and prosecuted with impressive results. Regardless, It took 30 years, but the murderer of Medgar Evers was finally brought to justice.” “A full four decades passed before the courts were able to convict all living perpetrators of the Birmingham bombing. We must not stop until Justice is served on Ramarley Graham, and Kenneth Harding and any young life lost due to this senseless violence.” “They need to know our fight, continues and is ongoing, and you will not have “Peace,” until justice is fully served, also Haste is a living lie that must be prosecuted.” says Greer.
APRIL 12, 2014 would be Ramarley’s 21st Birthday
(I AM RAMARLEY GRAHAM)
According the Southern Poverty Law Center, about 22 murder cases have been reopened in the South since 1989, resulting in 25 arrests and 16 convictions. This case can be overturned. Justice can still prevail.
What You Can do!
Whatever we do, we must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all of our actions. But I want to tell you this evening that it is not enough for us to talk about love, love is one of the pivotal points of the Christian face, faith. There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What You Can do!
The Ramarley’s Call Foundation is up and running-like most foundations they need you to stay informed (Facebook), they need your help (Volunteer), and they need you to support (Donate).
(More information from Ramarley’s Call Foundation)
#RiseUp4Ramarley – 3 ways you can help
1. Sign & share the petition to tell DOJ to investigate http://bit.ly/OFP4FK
3. Join The April 16th, 12PM at 500 Pearl Street [Federal Courthouse]
Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Pastor, Writer and Social Activist. Gregg L. Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.