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  • The South is Right!

    06/23/2012 7:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | May 25, 2012 | Mark Voge
    150 years after the great divide in America, reality seems to be proving that the South was right on everything but slavery, lets look! The Kennedy brothers, Donnie and Ron shook book stores across the land when their book The South Was Right boldly proclaimed a view which asserts that the original founders of America were right, and Lincoln and the progressives were wrong! The Kennedy twins are intelligent, educated, successful southerners who focused their intellects on researching the politics and economics of the ante bellum era and found considerable evidence that the South was right. It's a terrific book...
  • KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highway

    06/11/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/12 | Nick Valencia
    Atlanta (CNN) -- A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday. The application, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive state recognition for cleaning up a one-mile portion of a highway, was filed by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK on May 21.
  • How the media, hollywood, academia, and Woodrow Wilson helped the second rise of the KKK

    05/07/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I was recently contacted with regard to the membership of Woodrow Wilson in the Klan. If he was a member, I'm certainly not hitting the right key word search, or it just isn't true. And there's a lot of books out there that go over Wilson's lauding of 'The Birth of a Nation'(The Clansman). But setting out to find something almost always leads me to something else. For ease of reference, Wikipedia states that the second KKK existed between 1915–1944. The Birth of a Nation was released in 1915. Wilson screened it in the Whitehouse, and his view of it...
  • [When KKK was like al-Qaeda] MLK's assassin shot him dead to collect £62,000 bounty from KKK

    04/24/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 April 2012
    Martin Luther King's assassin shot him dead to collect £62,000 bounty from Ku Klux Klan, new book claims By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 11:21 EST, 11 April 2012 | UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 12 April 2012 Martin Luther King was shot dead because a £62,000 bounty had been placed on his head by the Ku Klux Klan, according to a new book. Assassin James Earl Ray was in jail when he is said to have heard on the prison grapevine that the racist group would pay out to anyone who ended the life of the black U.S. civil rights leader. The book’s...
  • Chris Matthews Calls Republican Party "The Grand Wizard Crowd" (video)

    04/23/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 32 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    After arguing with MSNBC contributor and former chairman of the RNC Michael Steele over Mitt Romney being a "flat-earther," Chris Matthews called the Republican party the "Grand Wizard crowd." Michael Steele called out Matthews, who eventually doubled-down on his remark. "I resent that. What is this 'grand wizard' nonsense?" Steele asked. "I should say the far-right party," Matthews retorted.
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.” Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • Conservatives and Racists Are Actually Stupid, Study Finds (NBC TV Toledo blog)

    02/22/2012 4:05:48 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    NWNO-NBC TV Toledo ^ | 2-22-12 | Michael Henrich
    A new study bound to stir controversy found that people with a low I.Q. are drawn to prejudice, racism and a socially conservative political ideology. The study was conducted by researchers at Brock University in Ontario and published in the journal Psychological Science. The study's lead author, Dr. Gordon Hodson, told LiveScience that people with lower intelligence scores are attracted to the "structure and order" of these ideologies because they make it easier to comprehend a complicated world. "Reality is complicated and messy," Dr. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, told The...
  • Klan Leaders and Racists agree; Endorse Ron Paul

    01/22/2012 10:17:17 AM PST · by PRePublic · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Texasfred ^ | Dec 30, 2011
    Klan Leaders and Racists agree; Endorse Ron PaulOK, just when you think it can’t get any more disgustingly weird where Ron Paul and the accusations of RACISM are concerned, Klan Leader David Duke endorses Ron Paul.What follows is a compilation of links that show you where a lot of Ron Paul support comes from, and further proves that Ron Paul is more like WRONG Paul.Top 10 Racist Ron Paul Friends, Supporters Ron Paul has a lot of racist supporters, including white supremacist website Stormfront, conspiracy theorist group the John Birch Society and neo-Confederates who believe that the South was...
  • That myth-crap of 'Khazars,' pushed by R. Islamists and Neo-Nazis alike

    01/18/2012 2:41:19 PM PST · by PRePublic · 36 replies
    Ever heard about the 'Khazar' myth pushed by the Neo-Nazis/KKK? In fact, Jews are both a nation and a religion. the percentage of those with any roots in khazaria is so minimal, that there was only one non-historian "writer" that came up with the idea to say that the percentage is higher. As a penpal who is of Jewish background told me once: 'Before the WW2 Were were told to go BACK to Palestine where we came from... now the same haters don't even grant us that...' Hitler VS Khazar mythOddly enough, Hitler's "aryanism" and anti-Jewish sick obession was AGAINST...
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • “Gay pride parades resemble Ku Klux Klan marches”

    12/28/2011 7:56:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    La Stampa ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | MAURO PIANTA
    A slip caused by excessive oratory impetus? Or polemical bitterness, born of a well thought out communication strategy? What is certain is that the statement made on Sunday by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, has not gone unnoticed. The Bishop pronounced the “offensive” phrase, one that is brewing up a real storm, before the cameras of Fox TV:  “Some of the events held by the gay movement, with their intolerance of the Catholic Church, come close to resembling those of the Ku Klux Klan, which were characterized by the same hatred towards Catholicism.” The Cardinal was commenting on the...
  • MSNBC Likens Romney To The KKK For Saying "Keep America America"

    12/14/2011 1:49:42 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    RCP ^ | 12-14-11 | RCP
    MSNBC daytime anchor Thomas Roberts says Mitt Romney's "Keep America America" line pays homage to the Ku Klux Klan. The patriotic slogan, which is used in this video, was apparently used by the KKK in the early 1900s.
  • (Black) Man charged with burning cross in (His Own) driveway

    11/16/2011 9:15:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Panama City News-Herald ^ | 11-15-11 | Chris Olwell
    PANAMA CITY — A recent cross burning at the home of a Panama City mixed-race couple does not signal the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan; it was the symptom of something understandable to anyone who’s ever been afraid of losing someone. LB Williams, a 50-year-old black man, his wife of nearly seven years Donna Williams, who is white, and their bi-racial daughter found a cross burning in their driveway Nov. 4. Their grandchild was home too. “When I saw that cross burning, I was scared to death,” Donna Williams said. “I was terrified…we all were.” They called police and...
  • David Gregory: No "Grand Wizard" In GOP To Force Cain Out

    11/09/2011 6:58:18 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 68 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/9/11 | RCP staff
    <p>Ann Curry, NBC News: "He's not stepping down, continuing to suck the air out of the narrative the Republican party really wants to tell. Does the party now wish he would just go away?"</p> <p>David Gregory, NBC News: "Well there is no, you know, Grand Wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue.</p>
  • So, are you a Constitutionalist or a Conservative?

    10/27/2011 4:42:34 AM PDT · by mek1959 · 59 replies
    The Forgotten Men ^ | 10/19/11 | The Forgotten Men
    This might seem like a ridicules question from the above average intelligence of one of the Forgotten Men. But is it really? Are you sure conservative and Constitutionalist mean the same? I don't think so. Having followed and been intimately involved in national politics for decades now, in my former years I would have thought that in all cases a Constitutionalist was the same as a conservative. I had my pocket Constitution ready to be pulled out at a moments notice. I even knew a little bit of the Declaration of Independence (though I would often mingle the Preamble of...
  • Racist David Duke Joins The Unions, Maoists, Communists, Socialists, & Anti-Semites at OWS

    10/25/2011 12:28:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Mike Opelka
    The 99% have a another new voice. Former Louisiana Congressman, former Grand Wizard of the KKK, and unabashed anti-Semite David Duke has joined the fight. Mr. Duke dreams of a very different country than most of us desire. Among his twisted desires, he wants segregation brought back to America: “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include the freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.”
  • David Duke Endorses #OccupyWallStreet (VIDEO)

    10/25/2011 7:25:48 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies
    Breitbart (VIDEO) ^ | David Duke
  • Black Tea Party Candidate’s Sign Defaced With ‘KKK’

    10/11/2011 2:08:59 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 11, 2011
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  • Margaret Sanger addressed the KKK - Obama says Catholics who defend marriage are like racists

    10/01/2011 3:15:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | October 1, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In another entry I posted about Archbp. Dolan’s letter to Pres. Obama warning him and his administration to back off from their project to equate those who defend true marriage with racists, as if the proponents of same-sex unions held the moral equivalent of black people seeking equality in the early 1960′s.Even as I posted that, I found an email urging me to post about the time the founder of Planned Parenthood – supported enthusiastically by the Obama Administration – addressed the Klu Klux Klan. Yes, Margaret Sanger was an ally of the KKK.I can’t help but wonder at how...
  • Patrons mistake ice cream shop mascot for KKK robes

    09/26/2011 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Tom McNiff
    Once and for all, people, it's an ice cream cone. The owners of Ice Cream Family Corner and Sandwiches at the busy intersection of South Pine Avenue and Southwest 17th Street say their two-month-old business is getting creamed because passers-by have mistaken their white-hooded ice cream cone mascot for a KKK protester. Co-owner Jose Cantres says rumors are swirling on Facebook about the exact nature of the little vanilla cone, and employees heard through word of mouth that potential customers have steered clear of the shop to avoid the character. Liza Diaz, who manages the store for Cantres and co-owner...
  • The Racist History of The Republican Party

    08/30/2011 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Windflier · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 2, 2009 | Unknown
    Before you start swearing and spitting nails, the title is a misnomer. It's a play on the revisionist history the liberal Dems have been selling for over half a century. Watch the video. Bet you're going to learn a whole lot of things you didn't know. I did.
  • 'Klan Buster' Stetson Kennedy Dies at 94

    08/27/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 08/27/11 | AP
    Author Stetson Kennedy, whose infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan helped expose its workings in the 1940s, has died. He was 94. Historian and friend Peggy Bulger said he died Saturday. He had been in hospice care at a hospital near St. Augustine, Florida. In the 1940s, Kennedy helped write "Superman" radio show episodes that exposed and ridiculed the Klan's rituals. In the 1950s he wrote "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan," which was later renamed "The Klan Unmasked," and "The Jim Crow Guide." He passed along information about the Klan to the FBI, the IRS and other authorities....
  • (Ron) Paul holds US liable for Gazans death (Interview w/ Iran's Press TV)

    08/26/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT · by mnehring · 53 replies
    Republican congressman Ron Paul says the US is aiding and abetting Israel in Gaza through its financial and military support for Tel Aviv. "The weapons being used to kill so many Palestinians are American weapons, and American funds, essentially, are being used for this," said the congressman Friday. Israel launched an all-out war against the Gaza Strip and its democratically-elected ruler, the Hamas movement, to put an end to rocket attacks against southern Israel. At least 821 Palestinians have been killed during the operation and some 3,330 others are reported wounded. At least 10 Israeli troops have been killed during...
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • Illegal immigrants are first 'mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,' says Archbishop Gomez

    08/04/2011 9:54:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Aug 4, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their homeland in order to provide a better life for their families. “Most of the men and women who are here illegally have traveled hundreds even thousands of miles. They have left everything behind, risked their safety and even their lives,” he said. “They did this, not for their own comfort or selfish needs. They did this to feed their loved ones. To be good mothers and fathers. To be loving sons and daughters.” Archbishop Gomez made his remarks at the...
  • Birmingham priest's 1921 slaying revisited in new documentary and book

    08/02/2011 7:55:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Birmingham ^ | April 10, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    In her book "Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America," Ohio State University law professor Sharon Davies digs deep into the 1921 slaying of a Catholic priest in Birmingham. The Rev. James E. Coyle, who had been pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral since 1904, was shot to death on the porch of the wood-frame rectory, the priest's house next to the cathedral, on Aug. 11, 1921. "There are so many things about this story that are really compelling," Davies said. She said she stumbled across the case while doing research for a law journal article....
  • EWTN Live: Fr. M. Pacwa w/ Prof. Sharon Davies, author of "Rising Road"&the Fr. James Coyle Project

    08/01/2011 10:05:49 AM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    YouTube, EWTN ^ | 7-20-2011
    EWTN Live - hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa with Professor Sharon Davies, author of "Rising Road, A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America," 7-20-2011
  • When America Feared and Reviled Catholics

    10/11/2010 8:46:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/10/10 | Sharon Davies
    In the early 1900s, many Americans — from ordinary citizens to those in high office — were frightened by the perceived threat from the Roman Catholic Church. Their fear had tragic consequences.The mind-set is all too familiar: A radical religious group, lurking inside the country, owing loyalty to a foreign power, threatens America. No one denies that its members have a right to worship as they please, but good Americans, patriots, feel compelled to call for curbs against the menace they present. Because of the number of Americans sharing these fears, calls for restrictions on the religion are voiced openly...
  • Burial site set for priest Klansman killed in'21 (Fr. Coyle)

    08/20/2006 7:47:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 398+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 8/20/2006 | GREG GARRISON
    The planned new grave for a Catholic priest killed 85 years ago in downtown Birmingham has been dug next to St. Paul's Cathedral. The Rev. James E. Coyle, who became pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral in 1904, was shot to death on the porch of the rectory, the priest's house, on Aug. 11, 1921. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Donohoe, current pastor of the cathedral, plans to seek Vatican approval for moving Coyle's remains. "It would make his grave more visible and accessible to the people, for reflection on his cause for being declared a martyr...
  • Without Sanctuary: Mementos of Lynching

    06/21/2011 7:00:02 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 30 replies
    In the decades after the Civil War, segregationists practiced a uniquely American form of terrorism against black citizens. A wrenching exhibit in London reminds us that such executions were often treated as celebrations. Warning: These images (at the link) are disturbing! 1 and 2 of 12 Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith Aug. 7, 1930 Marion, Ind. Inscribed in pencil on the inner, gray matte: "Bo pointn to his niga." On the yellowed outer matte: "klan 4th Joplin, Mo. 33." Flattened between the glass and double mattes are locks of the victims' hair. The images from "Without Sanctuary" depict in graphic...
  • George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

    06/13/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 3 replies
    Michael Zak ^ | June 10, 2011 | Michael Zak
    George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party Tuesday on ABC, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Ann Coulter about Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. The former Bill Clinton staffer tried to deny Coulter's very truthful assertion that the Ku Klux Klan was Democrat. Stephanopoulos cannot change the fact that the KKK was Democrat. It's even worse than that. As explained in Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the Ku Klux Klan was the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party. In recounting the heroic heritage of the GOP compared to the horrid heritage of the Democrats, Coulter's...
  • P.J. O’Rourke: “We May Have To Shoot Democrats”

    06/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 58 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I’ll keep this short. I’m against gun control. Why? We tried it in Australia. By punishing law abiding citizens, we empowered criminals. Australia was safer in the 1950s when guns were treated as tools. But I digress. Here’s another unique pro-gun argument made by the satirist P.J. O’Rourke in 2010’s Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages The B******s (page 165, if you must know): Gun ownership is crucial to the preservation of American freedoms. We may have to shoot Democrats. It happened in 1861 and it could happen again. Just kidding. Sort of. But there are other important arguments in favor...
  • Westboro Baptist Church vs. the Ku Klux Klan

    05/31/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 31, 2011
    Members of the controversial church that says the deaths of American soldiers are God's way of punishing the United States for tolerating gays and lesbians reportedly met some opposition Monday from a controversial group that says the white race is being "denigrated." The Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia group that claims to be affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, squared off against the Westboro Baptist Church outside Arlington National Cemetery hours before a Memorial Day service attended by President Obama, CNN reported Monday. The church gained national prominence after winning a Supreme Court ruling in March that said...
  • ‘Defund “Klanned” Parenthood’ campaign will cover Planned Parenthood with white sheets

    05/04/2011 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    Florida Independent ^ | | 05.02.11 | 2:35 pm | Ashley Lopez
    "will cover the entire lawn of Planned Parenthood with white sheets, a longtime symbol of the KKK" In a press conference held on Saturday, Christian Defense Coalition Director Rev. Patrick Mahoney — the anti-abortion activist behind last month’s KKK-invoking rally in front of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s office — announced that he is starting a national campaign called “Defund ‘Klanned’ Parenthood.” # A press release circulated by Mahoney last week says the group will also stage a protest outside a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., and “as part of their public witness against the racist roots of Planned Parenthood,...
  • Police may issue further charges in racism investigation at Alta High

    05/01/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    KSTu (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Aaron Vaughn
    SANDY, Utah—Canyons School District released their findings Friday to police in their racism investigation at Alta High. Sandy Police say there could be more criminal charges beyond what has been issued against three students so far. "There's always a concern when you have allegations of hate and you always want to make sure, especially children and kids feel safe in their environments and the school’s a place where they should always feel safe," says Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold. Arnold says for a while police presence at the school was increased because tensions were running so high over the alleged...
  • KKK pulled into Ga. debate on immigration

    04/26/2011 6:30:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2011 | by Carla Caldwell
    Things are getting nastier across Georgia in the debate on illegal immigration. Now, a group based out of Philadelphia has arrived in Atlanta equating the legislature’s support of a new tough immigration bill Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law as something the KKK would support, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. The organization helping organize the banner campaign in Georgia is called "The Diversity Projekt," based in Philadelphia. An Atlanta volunteer pushing the effort told WXIA late Monday she does not think all supporters of HB87 are KKK sympathizers. The primary sponsor of the illegal immigration...
  • 'Birth of a Nation' (Classic Movie) on TCM

    04/11/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 19 replies
    Turner Classic Movies | April 11, 2011 | Self
    'History Written in Lightning' -- Woodrow Wilson. On TCM tonight at 8PM for more than 3 hours.
  • Former Klansman Seeks Political Office in Florida…as a Democrat

    03/26/2011 11:10:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    John Paul Rogers, a 70-year old Floridian, wants to run for mayor of a small Florida town called Lake Wales. Just one problem: the democratic mayoral candidate is a former Klansman. Not only was Rogers a Klansman, but he was a leader in the United Klans of America, which was arguably the most violent of the Klan organizations says Florida local and Klan history expert Darryl Paulson: Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in...
  • (Former) KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 5 replies ^ | March 23rd, 12:25 pmDEMOCRAT | Tammie Fields
    But Darryl Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in 1981 in Mobile, Alabama. Donald was beaten up and his throat was cut.
  • Former KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies
    WTSP ^ | 03/23/2011 | Tammie Fields
    Lake Wales, Florida - A mayoral candidate in Lakes Wales is speaking out about his involvement with the Klan. 70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he's a former member of Ku Klux Klan. Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, "I'm not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon." That's because Rogers has already had that title.
  • NC Senate weighs Reconstruction governor's pardon

    03/22/2011 3:50:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/22/11 | GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
    North Carolina's present-day lawmakers are deciding whether to pass judgment on a decision by their Reconstruction-era predecessors 140 years ago to impeach and kick out a governor whose chief offense stemmed from stopping Ku Klux Klan violence during the turbulent years after the Civil War. In a move that could compel legislators to confront the state's racist past, the Senate wants to debate this week a resolution pardoning the late Republican Gov. William Woods Holden, who became the first governor removed from office in the United States on March 22, 1871. Holden's impeachment took place months after Democrats — the...
  • On Ash Wednesday, remember it is "for freedom, Christ has set us free"

    03/10/2011 9:45:07 AM PST · by bkaycee · 15 replies
    It’s true that Lent is one of the earliest church traditions. But it’s also one of just a handful of such “traditions.” Most of these are really just practices, which in fact are no longer practiced. Yves Congar, in his “The Meaning of Tradition,” (and derived from his scholarly “Tradition and Traditions” and a textbook for Roman Catholic seminarians), provides a list (pg. 37) of some of the traditions that can be traced to the early church: -- The Lenten fast (Irenaeus, Jerome, Leo) -- Certain baptismal rites (Tertullian, Origen, Basil, Jerome, Augustine) -- Certain Eucharistic rites (Origin, Cyprian, Basil)...
  • Barbour won't denounce Confederate license plate

    02/16/2011 10:22:42 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 021511 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he won't denounce a Southern heritage group's proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Barbour is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Questioned by reporters Tuesday after an energy speech in Jackson, Barbour said he doesn't think Mississippi legislators will approve the Forrest license plate proposed by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
  • 150 Years ago today - Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America.

    02/09/2011 3:42:15 PM PST · by central_va · 243 replies · 1+ views
    on this day ^ | Feb 9th, 2011 | on-this-day
    Davis was informed the next day.
  • Artwork with Confederate flag removed in Ga.

    02/04/2011 12:51:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2011
    OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- A college president in Georgia says she ordered an instructor's painting that featured a Confederate flag removed from a faculty art exhibit. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the flag was superimposed on images including a hanged black man and a hooded Ku Klux Klansman.
  • "Progressive" Rallyists Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/03/2011 9:45:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/11 | ChristianHartsock
    Demonstrators at "progressive" rally in Palm Springs call for Clarence Thomas be hanged, stringed up, tortured, sent back to the fields, etc. "Uncloaking the Kochs" rally sponsored by Common Cause, AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, the Progessive Democrats of America, and others. Staged outside venue of Koch Brothers conference in Palm Springs.
  • Margaret Sanger on Her Speech the Ku Klux Klan

    12/03/2004 8:06:39 PM PST · by Diago · 24 replies · 6,549+ views
    Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan Given Margaret Sanger's preoccupation with race (see previous article), it should come as no surprise to anyone that Sanger would accept an invitation to give a speech to an organization that also has a preoccupation with race - the Ku Klux Klan. Not only did Sanger accept the invitation, but the excerpt below from her own 1938 autobiography indicates the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups." Perhaps this is...
  • Fight over who gets to drink 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son in rural Florida

    12/24/2010 7:44:24 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10:08 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states. George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he...
  • Fight over 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son (Floriduh)

    12/23/2010 2:31:21 PM PST · by inflorida · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states.George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he was...
  • The Mild, Mild West

    12/22/2010 12:55:23 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It turns out that John Wayne movies might be more accurate than American history textbooks. “In contrast, an alternative literature based on actual history concludes that the civil society of the American West in the nineteenth century was not very violent,” economist Thomas J. DiLorenzo writes in The Independent Review. DiLorenzo teaches at Loyola University in Maryland. He notes that, at least for the first half of the nineteenth century, “private protective agencies,” rather than government ones, maintained order. “What were these private protective agencies?” he writes. “They were not governments because they did not have a legal monopoly on...