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The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")
PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser

Posted on 10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT by BCrago66

The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.

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This is a page from the written summary of the PBS series "The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow." Further down in the page, the PBS writer asserts:

"Dressed in robes and sheets, intended to prevent identification by the occupying federal troops (and supposedly designed to frighten blacks), the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy."

In light of the recent statement of Democrat Alan Grayson associating the Tea Party with the KKK, and Joseph Wurzelbacher ("Joe the Plumber") countering by pointing out the historical association between the Democratic Party and the Klan, I thought it might be fun to point out that even a PBS writer recognizes that Wurzelbacher has the better of this debate.

1 posted on 10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

The Klan was to the Democrats what the IRA was to Sein Finn


2 posted on 10/27/2013 12:24:42 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: BCrago66; All

PBS is saying the KKK was connected to the DEMS ..??

Oh my; this will be a revelation to a lot of people.

Hope the GOP is not too cowardly to point this out the next time we’re accused of being part of the KKK.

I’m not holding my breath .. okay.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 12:32:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: BCrago66
Color me amazed that PBS even did this exposé.
4 posted on 10/27/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BCrago66

It doesn’t matter. That was like...soooo...long ago. The democrats today are so gracious giving out free phones, healthcare, EBT cards. Move along folks. Can’t we all just get along?


5 posted on 10/27/2013 12:44:01 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: BCrago66

It should be noted that the KKK took over the state government in Indiana in the 1920s, supporting Republicans including the governor. To my knowledge that’s the only case where the Klan was tied up with the GOP.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 12:45:26 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: CyberAnt

Funny that the left will still hold the US responsible for racist “Americans original sin crap” but will not hold the Democrats responsible for being the party that promote and perpetuated it in the US...


7 posted on 10/27/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: BCrago66

PBS said this? Wow!


8 posted on 10/27/2013 12:49:38 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: CyberAnt; All

Yes, surprise. Lot’s of people don’t realize that the Republican south was once the Dixiecrat south. Of course, since Lincoln was a Republican they were going to be Democrats. A lot has changed. Lincoln today would probably be a Democrat and appalled at recent attempts to disenfranchise poor black voters. Of course, in those days women didn’t have the vote either. Ah, change, got to love it.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 12:56:18 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Lincoln today would remain a Republican, and if he didn’t ave better things to do would identify you as a lying troll for attempting to perpetuate the falsehood that Republicans are trying to disenfranchise black voters.


10 posted on 10/27/2013 12:59:43 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Does PBS go on to tell the truth about hoe Kennedy and Johnson found a way to reenslave the blacks through welfare.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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12 posted on 10/27/2013 1:02:25 PM PDT by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: BCrago66

It was an insurgency meant to terrorize and control political power. Much as was experienced in Iraq after the war. Maybe the same historians could say that the Civil War lasted 100 years.

We no longer fought AGAINST Iraq when Saddam was toppled. We fought alongside Iraqis.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 1:05:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tophat9000

Robert Byrd was a KKK recruiter. I’ve always wondered about the activities of those he personally brought to the Klan. How many crimes did they commit?


14 posted on 10/27/2013 1:07:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: gleeaikin

Can’t cash a check without a photo ID.
Can’t board a plane without a photo ID.
Can’t enter a federal courthouse without a photo ID.

But you can ballot stuff all you want and negate the votes of those who are casting the LEGAL ballots.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 1:09:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CyberAnt
"this will be a revelation to a lot of people"

No it won't. Most people know that the southern democrats left the democrat party because the democrat party implemented civil rights, voting rights, etc. In fact, LBJ once said that he/the dems had lost the south for 2 generations.

This was followed by Nixon's Southern Strategy to bring the south into the GOP.

16 posted on 10/27/2013 1:11:14 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: mosaicwolf

In some respects, your comments are pretty spot on.

Then you think of the Black unemployment rate and their decreasing standard of living, and you begin to realize the spirit of the KKK is alive and well in the Democrat party.

Who is in charge now? Have Blacks lives been improved? No they’ve just be enslaved more.

If Black would only come to understand this...


17 posted on 10/27/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: Ben Ficklin; All

Hmmmmmmmm ..??

That doesn’t explain why the dems are so sensitive about it .. they have spent most of their life blaming the repubs. If it was already the repubs .. what would be the point ..????????

We, the repubs, know it was the dems who burnt crosses on the lawns of black people .. not repubs.

The group who left the dems .. left because of the Klan .. not because they were still a part of it; and had hoodwinked the repubs into inviting them to join the GOP.

Sorry, your message is a BIG fat lie .. Good bye!!!


18 posted on 10/27/2013 1:18:39 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: carriage_hill
Liberals excuse the truth by telling a lie - the lie they tell is that southern dems became Republicans.

Truth is the only major dem politician to switch was Lester Maddox. All the rest of 'em stayed democrats.

The south did start changing to a two party system - but it was later. Started slowly with strong migration from the North. My mother - who had been a Republican in the north - switched to being a democrat in the 50's South because there was only one party in the South. If you wanted a voice, you had to be a democrat in the South. When enough people moved South to form a Republican party that could win an election or two, my mother - and many like her - switched back to Republican.

The one and only totally racist party in the South was Democrat. Democrats were the KKK, the White Citizens Council and the Sheriffs that kept blacks in line. George Wallace in the school house door, Robert KKK Byrd - powerful Senate leader, Bull Conner with his water hoses, Gov Hollings with his Civil War Battle flag trotted out in the 60's to stick it to civil rights protesters - they were all democrats.

19 posted on 10/27/2013 1:27:15 PM PDT by GOPJ ( We've grown to trust MSM hatred. When the MSM hates one of us it's an endorsement.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

You’d have to assume Joe South was and remained a racist during the southern strategy.

The reality is that the democrats via the klan were enforcing a social order based on racial division in order to remain in power. The civil rights movement was a rebellion of good southerners against this imposed order. They became republican because they left racism behind, not because the democrats had ( the dems still are bigots)


20 posted on 10/27/2013 1:38:11 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: DoughtyOne

Recall the 1990s when President Clinton tried to have “ebonics” established as a recognized “proper” language.

It would have forever hamstrung the black community.


21 posted on 10/27/2013 1:47:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Who implemented Civil Rights?


22 posted on 10/27/2013 2:00:21 PM PDT by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Thanks PBS, but we're going to defund your asses anyway. Get a job, [characterization deleted].

Thanks BCrago66 for posting this topic. Not ancient history, but Civil War era, and I'm kind of a loose cannon, so I'm going to ping the GGG list.

23 posted on 10/27/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping! The left will still deny it but at least it’s out there.


24 posted on 10/27/2013 2:26:52 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)
America Heritage | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
Posted on 07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1179981/posts


25 posted on 10/27/2013 2:28:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Democratic Debacle
American Heritage | June/July 2004 | Joshua Zeitz
Posted on 07/24/2004 8:49:20 AM PDT by BluegrassScholar
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1177699/posts


26 posted on 10/27/2013 2:28:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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27 posted on 10/27/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: prisoner6

Yes, but I’m expecting this to become the “first shoe” — always wait for the other shoe to drop.


29 posted on 10/27/2013 3:18:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Mikey_1962

Spot on and a fact you don’t get in a government indoctrination facility aka public school.


30 posted on 10/27/2013 5:48:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mosaicwolf

The KKK is still in control of the Democrats. Their low expectations and racial beliefs about blacks drives their entire social program. The philosophy never changed, it simply sugarcoated itself.


31 posted on 10/27/2013 5:50:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” is a myth, a Democratic myth perpetuated by their capon media.

Take a look: http://blackquillandink.com/?p=6082


32 posted on 10/27/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: gleeaikin

Lincoln would be a Republican trying to get blacks off the Democrat plantation. The welfare-industrial state has destroyed the once thriving black family, destroyed or stopped the normalization of black culture, and eliminated the economic/educational prospects of blacks. I’d include government schools as part of the welfare state. Learn the history, the true history of the post civil war era.


33 posted on 10/27/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BroJoeK

You might like to comment here.


34 posted on 10/27/2013 6:00:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoCal Pubbie; SunkenCiv
The Klan penetrated both parties in Colorado in the 1920's, but most deeply into the Republicans. In 1924 they elected a nominally Republican Senator and Governor. It was a rather brief era and both were turned out in the next election. A multiple term Democrat Mayor of Denver, Ben Stapleton, began his career with Klan affiliations and support.

Strongly Republican El Paso County (Colorado Springs), backed by Republican leaders, kept the Klan out.

35 posted on 10/28/2013 3:19:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Thanks colorado tanker.


36 posted on 10/28/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: BCrago66

37 posted on 10/28/2013 5:55:15 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: colorado tanker
The Klan hold on Indiana was largely a power move by the local leader, D.C. Stephenson. He was a real piece of work. Anyway, the Klan in the 20s was less worried about about blacks than immigrants and Catholics.
38 posted on 10/28/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: BCrago66

“the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy.”

This is accepted as gospel.

Does anyone know of original sources to support it?


39 posted on 10/28/2013 9:29:54 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I spent a week in law school studying the Stephenson case. His kidnapping, rape and torture of a young woman and her resulting suicide is one of the seminal cases establishing “depraved heart murder” (or “extreme indifference” to deadly danger) as a second degree homicide crime. After his conviction the Indiana Klan rapidly declined.


40 posted on 10/29/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Yup, he really was the Klan in Indy back on those days. That’s why it’s an aberration from the normal Democrat operation.


41 posted on 10/29/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Stephenson actually was a Southern Democrat. He switched to being a nominal Republican because he knew that was the only path to power in then Republican dominated Indiana.


42 posted on 10/29/2013 12:52:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Yeah weren’t many Dems in Indy back then I guess.


43 posted on 10/29/2013 7:14:14 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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