(Newser) – A Georgia Ku Klux Klan chapter has applied to “adopt” a stretch of highway in the Appalachian Mountains, and the state may actually have to allow it. The last time the Klan tried to adopt a highway, state officials in Missouri tried to block it, and wound up losing a court battle on First Amendment grounds. “We just want to clean up the doggone road,” the Klan’s exalted cyclops for the Realm of Georgia (yes, really) tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia’s adopt-a-highway program officially allows “any civic-minded organization” to maintain a stretch of road in exchange for state recognition. The Klan insists it qualifies. “We’re not racists,” a secretary tells CNN. “We just want to be with white people. If that’s a crime, then I don’t know.” But many are insisting Georgia turn down the application, no matter the legal consequences. “What’s next,” asks one state lawmaker. “Are we going to let neo-Nazis or the Taliban or al-Qaeda adopt highways?”
Sometimes you just gotta laugh at the KKK. Am I right? No? Alright then.
But seriously the thought of these Grand Wizards and Grand Dragons and Exalted Cyclopes doing adopt-a-highway just slays me. Primarily because I don’t think the KKK is all about lynching and burning crosses or all that horrible shit anymore. Just sounds like its a bunch of old white guys who wanna hang out with other white guys and want to clean up the town. Thats seriously like 100% of white guys who live in the suburbs these days. As I’m writing this blog I’m realizing I’m starting to sound like a Ku Klux Klan sympathizer so I think I’m just gonna stop. But I just have a vision of some old dopey white dudes picking up all the garbage and repainting the traffic lines on the highway like Kramer from Seinfeld and it doesn’t seem so bad to me. The just wanna clean up the doggone road.