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follow CovfefeButDeadly 2017 Aug 21, 10:32am
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There is a concept in law called Brady Doctrine. The basis is that the prosecution MUST turn over exculpatory evidence in pretrial discovery...that is, information that could shed a different light on the matter at hand. Its so important that prosecutors have been disbarred or even criminally charged when failing to disclose Brady material. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_disclosure
The point of this is, by excluding relevent information in the news article listed, the author of the article, Garance Franke-Ruta, is lying. Not essentially lying, but actually lying.
No surprise considering her prior assignment was writing for the propaganda rags, The Atlantic and The Washington Post. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garance_Franke-Ruta
In particular the article cites the 4% of the US population as KKK members. Its important to point out that:
1.) That membership was largely concentrated in about 1/4th of the US.
2.) The black population in the south at that time had relatively few resources in the legal world or financial world to deal with the threats against them.
3.) There was a concentrated legal effort to suppress the rights of blacks at that time in history.
4.) 4% of the US population right now would be appx 13 million people.
5.) The number of nazi/kkk/white nationalists actively protesting is under 1000. The number actually active in the entirety of the US is under 15,000 and probably lower than that.
So a few more notes....If the racist white movement had enough adherents to even come close to what was going on in the south in the 1920's, the outrage would be immense, and would come from both sides of the political aisle as well as law enforcement. Furthermore, Jewish people in the US have substantial financial and legal clout, not to mention are amoungst the race/religion most empathized with due to the Holocaust. If it ever came to the point where Jews in the United States were under attack to the point where blacks in the South in the 1920's were, what you would find is more Americans(and whites in particular) actively engaging in patrols and other defensive efforts to PROTECT Jews.
Because the article omits so much relevant information and because it contains absolutely false premises, it comes off as a fear mongering propaganda piece. Garance Franke-Ruta is a liar and really a piece of human garbage to push propaganda on a group of people who suffered in Germany in part due to propaganda.