A whites only group has adopted a stretch of the AA Highway in northern Kentucky through the state’s anti-litter program.
National Socialist Movement member Geoffrey Rash of Alexandria told The Kentucky Enquirer that the organization is not a hate group, even though it uses a swastika as a symbol. Rash says the symbol shows they are socialists, not Nazis.
“We feel that a national socialist structure, it worked in Germany, things just got a little crazy and they entered a world war,” Rash said.
The group adopted a two mile stretch of highway between Cold Spring and Wilder. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe said the state does not have a restrictive policy on the program because the point is to encourage people to pick up litter.
Transportation Cabinet district spokeswoman Nancy Wood said people have been calling about the sign designating the National Socialists as responsible for the cleanup since Oct. 1.
Zee Germans were misunderstood, you see. Those wacky guys. Anyway, DON’T TREAD ON ME and stuff. Le sigh.
Wilder is a few miles down 275 from me, I sometimes go out there for the movie theater (it’s nice) and the Mellow Mushroom pizza place (which is awesome).
If I’m reading this right, that stretch of AA Highway they are talking about is just off the 275 exit and starts right there at the Mellow Mushroom, too. If “having a white supremacist group adopt the highway next to the one place around here that you can get a decent gluten-free pizza” isn’t northern Kentucky in a microcosm, I don’t know what is.