Conversations with the Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK: A continuing series
Or the sort of ugly truth of journalism behind the scenes
By Nate Thayer
November 15, 2014
Me: Here is a link to a CBC radio show with your old pal the black blues musician guy who is defending your appearance on MSNBC
Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Frank Ancona: Thanks Nate, checking it out now. I been busy kicking Anonymous’s ass, electronically of course!
Me: Right. what is up with that? Actually, a lot of people claim to be “Anonymous”. Some of them are good guys, some are just jerks. What did they do to you?
Frank: They launched DDOS attack against our website. We have spent about $220 so far fighting it.
Me: You might, as your self-appointed legal adviser, want to reword that snarky white-tail deer comment you just posted. If some knucklehead does take someone out, they could send your ass to jail for incitement ala (former Imperial Klan’s of America Imperial Wizard) Ron Edwards. That is unless you are sure all TAK members are sane, which I am sure you don’t because you are not an idiot.
(Editors note: Frank posted a comment to his members earlier today: “Its deer hunting season here in southern Missouri, it’s really easy to see how a hunter could mistake someone wearing one of those gay anonymous masks for the hind-end of a whitetail deer. Boom!!!! Oops, sorry it was an accident.”)
Me: Not to mention take your house, and that would piss off the wife. I know you don’t want that
Frank: Hmm..you think they could actually use that? Now I gotta think how to rephrase that.
Me: Yep. They sure could in an SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) civil suit. Look at how they put Edwards in prison
Frank: Probably not criminally but maybe a civil suit.
Me: Not sure. I am not a lawyer but I am cheap
Frank: Edwards went for contempt I believe but the prison time was for drug charges.
Me: You are right. But they successfully sued him for 2.5 million and took his house etc. He didn’t even know those guys were at the KY state fair etc
Frank: Yeah what the hell would we do with all these cats and dogs lol
(Editors note: Ron Edwards, the Imperial Wizard of the Kentucky based Imperial Klan’s of America was sued after two of his KKK members severely beat an American born 16 year-old Latino boy mistaking him for an “illegal spic” in 2006. Edwards not only was found liable for a $2.5 million fine, but shortly afterwards was busted for weapons charges and selling methamphetamines. He was released from 4 years in prison last week, more than a little worse for the wear)
Me: Not that it is a big deal. If they want your ass in jail, they will put it there
Frank: Maybe I should just add a disclaimer–like of course I would never condone such an action….
Me: Good idea. Like: “I am not encouraging anyone to go shoot the guy and then claim it was a white tail deer they mistook him for.”
Me: I thought Darryl’s (the Blues pianist black friend of Frank’s) points on the radio were pretty good. He seems like a smart guy
Frank: Yeah I like him, the man can put down some BBQ in a hurry . I’m sittin there eating with him and he inhaled that shit lol.
Me: He does not appear to be malnourished
Frank: Not at all. Did I tell you about the police showing up when we had him at our cross lighting?
Me: No. why?
Frank: Not sure who called them, I think it was Nat Geo. They got scared when we took them so far out in the woods. The sherif showed up, and asked Darryl, who was surrounded by robed Klansmen: “Darryl, everything ok?”
Frank: Me, with my sense of humor, looks at the cop and says: “I hope you brought the rope.” The cop was totally shocked, even Darryl was in stitches. You had to be there, I would die for a video of that.
Me: You sound like a Jewish comedian
Frank: haha my real name is rabbi Frankie Anconastein
Me: who is Henry Harrell aka Dennis Thompson ?
Frank: He is someone who left TAK (The Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK). He resigned saying he was a failure as a Klansman and a Grand Dragon. He was my Tennessee GD.
Frank: After he left he blamed my wife as part of his reason for leaving
Me: What is his connection the Black Panthers?
Frank: Not sure but he is giving them info on me and my family.
Frank: He says my wife didn’t make a certain Klan patch for him, which she didn’t because he didn’t pay for it.
Frank: So now he says my wife is a drug addict and I embezzled Klan funds.
Me: So he is getting back at you by passing personal info to the Black Panthers cause of a Klan patch he ordered from your wife?
Frank: That’s it.
Frank: My daughter got pissed at him when she saw the crap he said about us and called him a pedo…which I took away her pc for a while and that made him really crazy. I think I sent you the voicemail he left about it.
Me: You all need to get psychological exams as mandatory prior to accepting people for membership
Frank: But then I would have to kick out my wife then…shhhhh!!!!
Me: that voice mail was from that guy?
Frank: Yes. He is an ex chicago cop
Me: Frank, listen to me: rule #1: Never say stuff like that to a journalist. You are lucky I have some ethics here. Rule #2: Never piss off the wife, no matter what your job is.
Frank: My wife has already outed herself as a nutcase lol, just read some of her FB posts. But I do love her.
Me: Ok. Fair enough
Me: I am going to have to start a public diary on “Conversations with the KKK”. I just read back over this thread of our convo and it is pretty hilarious. I think you need, as your PR rep, to have a human face put on the KKK
Frank: I agree
Me: Sort of a White Power version of the Lamont Diaries. But I will leave your wife out of it. I don’t want you homeless. You need a PR advisor to watch your every move. You are going to ruin the not-so-good name of the KKK
(Editors note: Frank then sends me a video clip of a homeless black gentleman in St Louis, Missouri calling him “My friend, the Imperial Wizard”)
Frank: I give the poor guy money every week. He is always panhandling in downtown St. Louis
(Editors note: I was interrupted for a few minutes)
Me: The neighbors dogs just came over and attacked my front door because they don’t like Lamont. They want to kill him. Sorry about that. I had to grab my machete and beat them off
Frank: damn lol
Me: Then I had to go across the street and have a little chat with my neighbors about how the world works