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Council of Conservative Citizens
| The colorful pseudoscience|
|Hating thy neighbour|
|Divide and conquer|
The Council of Conservative Citizens is a racist hate group that advocates white supremacist positions including white separatism. It is based in St. Louis, Missouri and was founded in 1985, rising from the execrable ashes of the White Citizens' Councils formed in the 1950s to oppose de-segregation. They have published various columns describing African-Americans and other non-white ethnicities as "a retrograde species of humanity." They are also, unsurprisingly, anti-gay and anti-Semitic. The C of CC is organized into various chapters spread across thirteen states. They hold the most influence in (surprise surprise) the Bible Belt states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and South Carolina, where several state legislators are members; their activity in other states is sporadic, where it exists at all.
Poor principles promote pestilential politics
According to their Statement of Principles, they feel that the United States is a Christian country, and all of the public leaders of the US of A should reflect Christian beliefs and such. They also believe that the US of A is to be, and always should have been, a European American country with all of the European heritage and people that entails. They most likely collectively shat their pants in November 2008. They also strongly dislike the following: The United Nations, Communism, racial diversity, immigration (legal or illegal) of non-Europeans, muslims, feminism, homosexuality (especially in the military), affirmative action, women in the military, NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and any government agency not found in the Constitution (such as the Department of Education). But they loves them some guns.
The Western Tennessee CCC is responsible for The Political Cesspool, a radio show affiliated with (among others) Stormfront and the Institute for Historical Review. They also called for a boycott of the movie based on Marvel Comics' Thor character, because a black actor was cast playing Heimdall, a Norse god.
Veiled validation for a villain
In the wake of Dylann Roof's terrorist attack at a Charleston church in June 2015 the organisation was quick to condemn his acts, if not his ideology. It couldn't, however, resist claiming that he had 'legitimate grievances'. Its statement was silent on whether the organisation would have felt his actions were justified if he'd drawn the line at pistol-whipping his victims instead of killing them.
- Council of Conservative Citizens -- Extremism in America
- Statement of Principles | Council of Conservative Citizens
- Marvel Boycotted by White Supremacists | Death and Taxes
- Bryan Logan (June 22, 2015). "Group releases statement defending Dylann Roof's 'legitimate grievances'". http://uk.businessinsider.com/council-of-conservative-citizens-defends-dylann-roof-2015-6.