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KKK IS RISING AGAIN

By jazz_music following x   2019 Jul 8, 12:38pm 1,140 views   131 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


By Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

Yet today, the KKK is still alive and dreams of restoring itself to what it once was: an invisible empire spreading its tentacles throughout society. As it marks 150 years of existence, the Klan is trying to reshape itself for a new era.

Klan members still gather by the dozens under starry Southern skies to set fire to crosses in the dead of night, and KKK leaflets have shown up in suburban neighborhoods from the Deep South to the Northeast in recent months. Perhaps most unwelcome to opponents, some independent Klan organizations say they are merging with larger groups to build strength.

“We will work on a unified Klan and/or alliance this summer,” said Brent Waller, imperial wizard of the United Dixie White Knights in Mississippi.

In a series of interviews with the Associated Press, Klan leaders said they feel that US politics are going their way, as a nationalist, us-against-them mentality deepens across the nation. Stopping or limiting immigration — a desire of the Klan dating back to the 1920s — is more of a cause than ever. And leaders say membership has gone up at the twilight of President Barack Obama’s second term in office, though few would provide numbers.

Joining the Klan is as easy as filling out an online form — provided you’re white and Christian. Members can visit an online store to buy one of the Klan’s trademark white cotton robes for $145, though many splurge on the $165 satin version.

While the Klan has terrorized minorities during much of the last century, its leaders now present a public front that is more virulent than violent. Leaders from several different Klan groups all said they have rules against violence aside from self-defense, and even opponents agree the KKK has toned itself down after a string of members went to prison years after the fact for deadly arson attacks, beatings, bombings and shootings.

“While today’s Klan has still been involved in atrocities, there is no way it is as violent as the Klan of the ’60s,” said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group that tracks activity by groups it considers extremist. “That does not mean it is some benign group that does not engage in political violence,” he added.

Historian David Cunningham, author of “Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan,” notes that while the Klan generally doesn’t openly advocate violence, “I do think we have the sort of ‘other’ model of violence, which is creating a culture that supports the commission of violence in the name of these ideas.”

Klan leaders told the AP that most of today’s groups remain small and operate independently, kept apart by disagreements over such issues as whether to associate with neo-Nazis, hold public rallies or wear the KKK’s trademark robes in colors other than white.

So-called “traditional” Klan groups avoid public displays and practice rituals dating back a century; others post web videos dedicated to preaching against racial diversity and warning of a coming “white genocide.” Women are voting members in some groups, but not in others. Some leaders will not speak openly with the media but others do, articulating ambitious plans that include quietly building political strength.

Some groups hold annual conventions, just like civic clubs. Members gather in meeting rooms to discuss strategies that include electing Klan members to local political offices and recruiting new blood through the internet.

It’s impossible to say how many members the Klan counts today since groups don’t reveal that information, but leaders claim adherents in the thousands among scores of local groups called Klaverns. Waller said his group is growing, as did Chris Barker, imperial wizard of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Eden, North Carolina.

“Most Klan groups I talk to could hold a meeting in the bathroom in McDonald’s,” Barker said. As for his Klavern, he said, “Right now, I’m close to 3,800 members in my group alone.”

The Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish protection group that monitors Klan activity, describes Barker’s Loyal White Knights as the most active Klan group today, but estimates it has no more than 200 members total. The ADL puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000.

The Alabama-based SPLC says there’s no evidence the Klan is returning to the strength of its heyday. It estimates the Klan has about 190 chapters nationally with no more than 6,000 members total, which would be a mere shadow of its estimated 2 million to 5 million members in the 1920s.

“The idea of unifying the Klan like it was in the ’20s is a persistent dream of the Klan, but it’s not happening,” Potok said.

Formed just months after the end of the Civil War by six former Confederate officers in Pulaski, Tennessee, the Klan originally seemed more like a college fraternity with ceremonial robes and odd titles for its officers. But soon, freed blacks were being terrorized, and the Klan was blamed. Hundreds of people were assaulted or killed within the span of a few years as whites tried to regain control of the defeated Confederacy. Congress effectively outlawed the Klan in 1871, leading to martial law in some places and thousands of arrests, and the group died.

The Klan seemed relegated to history until World War I, when it was resurrected. It grew as waves of immigrants arrived aboard ships from Europe and elsewhere, and grew more as the NAACP challenged Jim Crow laws in the South in the 1920s. Millions joined, including community leaders like bankers and lawyers.

That momentum declined, and best estimates place Klan membership at about 40,000 by the mid-’60s, the height of the civil rights movement. Klan members were convicted of using murder as a weapon against equality in states including Mississippi and Alabama, where one Klansman remains imprisoned for planting the bomb that killed four black girls in a Birmingham church in 1963.

Cunningham, the historian, said the Klan dwindled to nearly nothing during the 1970s and ’80s, when the SPLC sued the Alabama-based United Klans of America over the 1981 murder of Michael Donald, a black man whose beaten, slashed body was hanged from a tree. In an odd twist, Donald’s mother wound up with the title to the Klan’s headquarters near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, because the group didn’t have the money to pay the $7 million judgment awarded in the SPLC suit.

KKK leader Brent Waller was raised in Laurel, Mississippi, in the shadow of the civil rights-era Klan. He has boyhood memories of flaming crosses and of Sam Bowers, a Klan boss who served six years in prison for his role directing the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964, and who later was convicted of killing a civil rights leader in 1966.

Rather than a white robe, Waller, 47, wears a snow-white suit and orange tie when in public on Klan business and insists on donning sunglasses in photos to protect his identity.

Stopping immigration, not blocking minority rights, is the Klan’s No. 1 issue today, Waller said.

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92   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Maybe Jazz is kkk.
I'm not the subject of this post.

You will not be informed about my life at all, ever.

Why don't you speak from your knowledge?

On topic.
93   mell   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 9, 3:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
I have been all over the US and have never seen a kkk person not even in the south. Meanwhile I have ran into all sorts of radical black and brown power types. Do they exist sure there are wannabe nazis (more like cosplayers). Skinheads (haven't seen any in decades) and I am sure there are a few kkk out there somewhere, but their numbers are dwarfed and extremely tiny compared to black and brown power types that the left whole heartedly support.


Same experience here
94   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
Same experience here
In some states they actually advertise on billboards on the roadside.

Really.

When you live somewhere is when you really see what is going on.
96   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 9, 3:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Go ahead and deny that Trump fanned and exploited not only white nationalism, but xenophobia and misogyny. Go ahead and be that ignorant all you want.

Can you give us your best example?
97   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is a KKK funded billboard in Harrison Arkansas
100   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

KKK promotion
102   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Selma Alabama
104   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 9, 3:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
RC2006 says
Maybe Jazz is kkk.
I'm not the subject of this post.

You will not be informed about my life at all, ever.

Why don't you speak from your knowledge?

On topic.


Why so many threads about kkk instead of just one? That's a sign of something wrong and a person becoming fixated on a subject in a negative way.
105   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's more, but I'm done for now.

The KKK is a real thing. They believe that now is their time, partly because Trump took office and Trump's father was connected to KKK too.

KKK are recruiting far and wide.

Steve Bannon was in there with racist connections, David Duke has an ongoing dialog with Trump.
106   WillPowers   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 9, 3:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
The Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish protection group that monitors Klan activity, describes Barker’s Loyal White Knights as the most active Klan group today, but estimates it has no more than 200 members total. The ADL puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000.

The Alabama-based SPLC says there’s no evidence the Klan is returning to the strength of its heyday


The article you post contradicts your own headline. No wonder you get more down votes then up.
107   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 9, 3:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
The KKK is a real thing. They believe that now is their time, partly because Trump took office and Trump's father was connected to KKK too.


Why should we believe anything that a random stranger posts on the internet? Especially one who admits to being extremely careful to omit any details about her life.
108   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 3:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


Holy Shit! A crappy internet website with a podcast. Nevermind there are 100s of them dealing with why the Moonlanding was Fake and 1000s more about Weather Modification via the HARRP technology garnered from the Roswell Crash.

This crappy site PROVES the KKK took my baby away.
109   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 9, 3:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Why should we believe anything that a random stranger posts on the internet? Especially one who admits to being extremely careful to omit any details about her life.

110   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 3:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


Tony Daniels, the African American owner of the painted truck above, is an angry man, probably Mentally Ill, and was fined $1.6M by the City of Tampa for building illegally. He thinks everybody from Home Depot to the City Council was involved in a plot to lie to him about housing permits. He's also suing his own daughter and there is a restraining order on him, barring him from all Home Depot property.

Shaun "Talcum X" King fell for this angry libel too.

Buckhorn, the Mayor of Tampa, says Daniels on an "Interesting Journey"

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/02/with-n-word-sign-florida-man-tries-to-scuttle-tampa-mayors-gubernatorial-hopes-but-theres-a-twist-109767

FAKE NEWS
111   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 3:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


You don't need ELA to realize the font and the cars in the background make this likely long before the 90s and probably the 70s or 60s.

FAKE NEWS
112   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 3:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says

Same town, population 13,000 in Northwestern Arkansas.

However, This is an incorrect statement. The correct statement is "Diversity is a code word for Anti-White", and the usage of Diversity is generally connected to removing Merit, or holding seats for Sexual, Racial, or Gender minorities that usually punishes Straights, Whites, Jews, And South/East Asians disproportionally.
113   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 3:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


Taken at an unincorporated town in Polk County, TN, the extreme Southeast Appalachian part of the state. He received 2% of the vote.

So 1 in 50 of the Whitest, most Appalachian Hillbilly voters voted for Rick. Proving the exact opposite of what Jazz is trying to prove.

FAKE NEWS
114   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 4:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


Picture taken in the 1960s per rights holder, Alamy. That is 50 years ago.

A billboard in Fayetteville, North Caroline promotes membership in the KKK during the early 1960s. Ku Klux Klan sign Fayetteville North Carolina racism racist 1960s American South right wing politics billboard sign KKK - Image ID: CX75P2

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-billboard-in-fayetteville-north-caroline-promotes-membership-in-50559994.html


FAKITY FAKE NEWS
115   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 4:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says


Nothing wrong with this at all. Civil War Museum/Site.
116   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 4:15pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So, to conclude, in order to support his thesis we saw:

* A stock photo from the Carolinas circa 1960s
* A sign from the 1970s or possibly eariler
* Two signs from a tiny town in Harrison, Arkansas
* A sign for a candidate who got less than 2% of the vote in the most Hillbilly part of America that could be conceived.
* A sign for a Civil War Museum.
* A Geocities-like website with a Podcast
* A $1.6M in Housing Violation owing, Mentally Ill person's libel against a Tampa Mayor and Home Depot.

Conclusion: Fakiest of Fake News.
117   WillPowers   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 9, 6:02pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Here is the actual title of the AP article: "At 150, KKK sees opportunities in US political trends"

AP, a much more respectable source of information than JAZZ; AP wouldn't title their article "KKK on the rise," just to get cheap click-bait attention.

This is why people think liberals act like spoiled children who live in a dream world of make believe. Let's pretend the KKK is on the rise and they we can all pretend to be very afraid, and when it comes time to point the finger, the little child says, 'Orange Man BAD!"

How pathetic. If you think shit like this is going to win you an election in 2020, then I feel sorry for you.
118   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 6:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WillPowers says
This is why people think liberals act like spoiled children who live in a dream world of make believe. Let's pretend the KKK is on the rise and they we can all pretend to be very afraid, and when it comes time to point the finger, the little child says, 'Orange Man BAD!"


So they can justify their own violence.
119   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 9, 8:48pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Holy shit, a flock of KKKs just flew over my house!
120   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 10, 11:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quite a take-down! Or should I say a Honk-down?
LOL couldn’t have happened to a nicer idiot.
121   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 10, 11:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Quite a take-down! Or should I say a Honk-down?
LOL couldn’t have happened to a nicer idiot.


could be old or photoshopped, plus you never know who paid for the signs. 5 signs in a nation is hardly an epidemic either way. hell, we have way way more liberal racists who outright hate white people here in CA.
122   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 10, 11:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's a rash of commenters making me the subject when WillPowers says
KKK on the rise," just to get cheap click-bait attention.
No.

KKK Is on the rise and so I made that the headline.

An ignorant commenter says they don't exist. The fact is that half of them joined in the last 3 years. This is one fact from multiple sources. Why do you not realize that.

KKK is United States premiere terrorist organization. And growing. Another fact is that KKK is the only organization ever to massively bomb America, Tulsa in 1921, but still a reminder of what they will do.

KKK is a part of the radical right wing and a leading voice for White Nationalism.

All these data are well supported by multiple references provided.
123   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 10, 11:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Quite a take-down!
I must have missed that part.

There are a lot of references provided and more on the web.

If you are not interested then GET OVER IT

ON YOUR WAY

FUCK OFF ALREADY

NOBODY WANTS YOU HERE
124   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 10, 12:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

100 yrs from now, the human population on this planet will be around 12 billions, out of which 500 millions or about 4% will be white, and even these will be largely mixed.

As a comparison, neanderthal DNA in the human gene pool is about 2%.

In other words, whites are going extinct, sailing to the undying land, and nothing will change this at this point.

So worrying about white supremacy is like worrying about a measles outbreak. People are vaccinated. There are a few cases here and there, but the virus is on its way out.
125   epitaph   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 10, 12:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Is the return of McCarthyism except you replace imaginary commies with imaginary racists? I feel like real racism it pretty much dead but accusations of racism are at an all time high.
126   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 10, 12:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
There are a few cases here
for sure
127   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 10, 12:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Some regions are plagued with hearing about LGBTQ constantly HOWEVER others are filled with phony evangelists and their bigotry, its disgusting to experience it and keep your mouth shut all the time.

This Alt-Right thing is a mask for White Nationalism and all the nastier elements of that realm come right along to join the party.

Trump whipped up his audiences making hay with all the fear and anger already whipped up by radio hosts and Fox. Fox has been shedding real tears on air, pounding the podium, threatening civil war for 10 years now, and ridiculing any opposition especially when their side is currently looking like shit.

Trump made more outrageous promises than anyone ever, but I'm going to hold back on talking about Trump because I'm so sick of it I just wait for him to go away ASAP.
128   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 10, 5:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
jazz_music says


You don't need ELA to realize the font and the cars in the background make this likely long before the 90s and probably the 70s or 60s.

FAKE NEWS


Yes, notice the '59 Chevy in the background.
129   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 10, 5:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Does Jazz ever post anything that's not anti American or hating white people? Why is your heart so full of hate, what did a white person do to you?
130   WillPowers   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 10, 6:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
So they can justify their own violence.


Violence occurs on both sides, but who on the right is instigating it? Just people like Antifa and Maxine Waters, calling for harassment of conservatives and Chris Cuomo, giving his blessing to commit violent acts against Trump supporters. You just don't see that kind of shit on the right.
131   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 10, 7:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
I must have missed that part.


You miss a lot.
Probably half your brain is missing.
That’s the only thing that could possibly explain how you can post utter lies, see those lies utterly disproven, and then continue on like everyone else is stupid for not believing you.
Amazing!

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