I have stopped trying to figure out how things are working in the 21st century. Everything is bigger, better, stronger, faster and, unfortunately, dumber. Let me check, is it dumbness or numbness? Looks like we have a toxic mixture of both, and we as Black, Colored, Negro, Afro-, African-Americans can ill afford significant dosages of either.

Here’s what pulled my strings this week. There are reports floating around that a historic organization, also infamous and nefarious but historic nonetheless, is having a change of heart. According to the information circulated, the Ku Klux Klan is now looking to have some cosmetic surgery and will actively recruit Black people, Jews, Hispanics and

homosexuals in an attempt to rebrand and evolve into “the new Klan.”

Granted, this is coming from a regional branch of the organization founded by John Abarr, called the Rocky Mountain Knights, but it falls under the Klan umbrella.

“White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan. The KKK is for a strong America,” said Abarr.

As far as the other ethnicities or religious sects, if entertaining the notion is in their plans, it wouldn’t be surprising. But brothers and sisters, we have some real issues to contend with. Turns out there was a secret meeting held in Wyoming about a year ago. It appears other

meetings have followed suit, and Abarr is confident enough to state that Black people have already expressed an interest in joining.

The requirements for joining the new KKK group include being over 18 years old, living in the Pacific Northwest and having a willingness to wear the white robes, masks and cone hats and take part in rituals. This can’t be true, can it? This can’t be a viable option to

saggin’ pants, right?

Well, if there’s any truth in there, young brothers, please understand in an abridged version of what the Klan is. If you think al-Qaeda and ISIS are extreme terrorists, their tactics have mirrored moves that the Klan has made since being founded in 1865, and the Klan’s direct focus was controlling Black people. They kept their identities shrouded in secrecy, thus allowing them to be everywhere and see everything. Your police departments,

government officials and educational systems all had key members of a group dedicated to your destruction in power positions. Sound familiar?

“Why is a dude who talks primarily about entertainment opining about this?” you may ask. Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but it’s all by grand design. For instance, how about this one: When the new media of the time was motion pictures, the first villains on film were Black people. Guess who were the heroes? Right. The Ku Klux Klan. So the Klan even had people in place to shape images and perception in the entertainment industry. Like wealth, these positions were passed down generationally. Thus the same mindset remains intact.

Subject manner once deemed obscene can dominate the airwaves. Do you think it was an accident that the biggest label in hip-hop had a monumental celebration, yet one of the pillar groups in their history wasn’t on the bill to show why they were the “Prophets of Rage”?

Kool Moe Dee once said, “I never ever ran from the Ku Klux Klan, and I shouldn’t have to run from a Black man.” Did we ever think that that person could be one in the same? We’re headed for self-

destruction.

I’m out. Back to regular scheduled programming next week. Till then, enjoy the nightlife.