Why is it that the KKK are a hate group but BLM is not? KKK plans to disrupt Black Lives Matter rally in the Hamptons By Jamie Schram August 17, 2016 | 10:19am The Klu Klux Klan is coming to the Hamptons. The hate group — which says it has some 2,500 members on Long Island — is planning to disrupt a Black Lives Matter rally scheduled for noon Sunday at the traffic circle near Village Hall in Westhampton Beach, according to Patch.com. Gary Monker, the Exalted Cyclops Chief Officer of the KKK’s New York chapter, told Patch on Tuesday that Black Lives Matter and the Black Panthers group aren’t who they say they are. “[They are] a contradiction,” Monker told Patch. “They always say they have peaceful protests but nothing is ever peaceful. They rape, pilfer, loot. They’re rioting and using this as an excuse to do wrong. It’s not right.” Black Lives Matter officials argued that their rallies are always peaceful. “[There has been] absolutely no violence. Where is he getting his information?,” Black Lives Matter organizer Vanessa Vascez-Corleone told Patch. Vascez-Corleone said the KKK was welcome to show up — if they have the guts. “I would like to invite them to the rally. I honestly don’t believe they’re going to show up. I hope they come out of hiding,” she told Patch. “As for drugs and rape, those are all separate issues in everyone’s community, including the white community so that’s irrelevant,” she said, adding: “Everything he’s saying is ignorant. It’s hard to respond to ignorance.” Meanwhile, Monker claimed the KKK is undergoing a resurgence — not just in New York, but across the country. The group’s primary goal, Monker claimed, is to “end the corruption” by dismantling the Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Service. The cowardly hate group — whose members shield their faces by wearing hoods — was founded in Tennessee in 1866 and soon spread like wildfire in almost every Southern state in the US, waging an underground war against Reconstruction-era Republican leaders who advocated for economic equality for all blacks. The group’s violent and murderous tactics reached their pinnacle during the 1960s civil rights era.