This White Supremacist Says He Is Trying To Form An ‘All-Inclusive’ KKK

A Montana man says he is looking to take the “white” out of white supremacy by forming a new, supposedly all-inclusive chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

John Abarr, a longtime member of various white power organizations including the KKK, has dubbed his spinoff group “the Rocky Mountain Knights,” the Great Falls Tribue reported on Monday.

In a move almost identical to a famous “Mr. Show” sketch, Abarr said he is looking to rebrand the KKK as a hate-free, purely “fraternal” organization.

“White supremacy is the old Klan,” he told the Tribune. “This is the new Klan.”

He said his group will make a point not to discriminate against anyone due to race, religion or sexual orientation, the Tribune reported. The focus, Abarr said, will instead be on stopping agents of the “New World Order” attempting to bring on a tyrannical global government.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, his attempt at a founding hate-free hate group has raised eyebrows, both among civil rights groups and the old-school Klan, according to the Tribune.

A representative of the NAACP, which held a meeting with Abarr last year, said he believes Abarr is trying to change but insisted the recruiter should drop any trace of the KKK label.

Meanwhile, the imperial wizard of United Klans of America, Bradley Jenkins, has reportedly blasted Abarr as an opportunist.

“That man’s going against everything the bylaws of the constitution of the KKK say,” Jenkins said, according to the newspaper. “He’s trying to hide behind the KKK to further his political career.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Sincerely,
TPM Staff
Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: