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Democarats are responsible for the formation of the KKK

Discussion in 'History' started by Alinvegas, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Alinvegas

    Alinvegas Trump in 2020

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    Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, blacks and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of black schools and churches and violence against black and white activists in the South.

    A group including many former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. The first two words of the organization’s name supposedly derived from the Greek word “kyklos,” meaning circle. In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention and established what they called an “Invisible Empire of the South.” Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader, or “grand wizard,” of the Klan; he presided over a hierarchy of grand dragons, grand titans and grand cyclopses.

    The organization of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the beginning of the second phase of post-Civil WarReconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress. After rejecting President Andrew Johnson’s relatively lenient Reconstruction policies, in place from 1865 to 1866, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act over the presidential veto. Under its provisions, the South was divided into five military districts, and each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted “equal protection” of the Constitution to former slaves and enacted universal male suffrage.

    From 1867 onward, African-American participation in public life in the South became one of the most radical aspects of Reconstruction, as blacks won election to southern state governments and even to the U.S. Congress. For its part, the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to an underground campaign of violence against Republican leaders and voters (both black and white) in an effort to reverse the policies of Radical Reconstruction and restore white supremacy in the South. They were joined in this struggle by similar organizations such as the Knights of the White Camelia (launched in Louisiana in 1867) and the White Brotherhood. At least 10 percent of the black legislators elected during the 1867-1868 constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, including seven who were killed. White Republicans (derided as “carpetbaggers” and “scalawags”) and black institutions such as schools and churches—symbols of black autonomy—were also targets for Klan attacks.

    By 1870, the Ku Klux Klan had branches in nearly every southern state. Even at its height, the Klan did not boast a well-organized structure or clear leadership. Local Klan members–often wearing masks and dressed in the organization’s signature long white robes and hoods–usually carried out their attacks at night, acting on their own but in support of the common goals of defeating Radical Reconstruction and restoring white supremacy in the South. Klan activity flourished particularly in the regions of the South where blacks were a minority or a small majority of the population, and was relatively limited in others. Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight black prisoners.

    Though Democratic leaders would later attribute Ku Klux Klan violence to poorer southern whites, the organization’s membership crossed class lines, from small farmers and laborers to planters, lawyers, merchants, physicians and ministers. In the regions where most Klan activity took place, local law enforcement officials either belonged to the Klan or declined to take action against it, and even those who arrested accused Klansmen found it difficult to find witnesses willing to testify against them. Other leading white citizens in the South declined to speak out against the group’s actions, giving them tacit approval. After 1870, Republican state governments in the South turned to Congress for help, resulting in the passage of three Enforcement Acts, the strongest of which was the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

    If you can stomach it, you can read the rest here: https://www.history.com/topics/reconstruction/ku-klux-klan
     
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  2. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    Are we pretending its 1865?
     
  3. Alinvegas

    Alinvegas Trump in 2020

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    Nope. Your ilk is born and bred within the formation of the KKK. Live wid it.
     
  4. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    Let's go ask the KKK who they going to vote for in 2020, shall we?
    I'll bet its not Bernie.
     
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  5. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    Lets not forget That today's democrat is not that democrat...Lol. Here they all come to tell you how they all(Democratics) of that period all turned Republican, and the ones that did not secede were the ones that were really like Lincoln except:

    I. Republican platform of Lincoln
    http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm
    http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm

    II. Voting record of democrats on slavery.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/37-3/h384

    Ideology Vote Chart
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    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/37-3/h384

    Only 2 out of 45 democratics in Lincoln's civil war House voted to end slavery.

    How are they like Lincoln?

    Rep. Elijah Cummings stated during his 2016 DNC speech that Democrats gave black people the right to vote.

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    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/e...emocrats-gave-black-people-the-right-to-vote/

    So here they come...Buyer beware!
     
  6. Alinvegas

    Alinvegas Trump in 2020

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    That has nothing to do with what I posted. Yes or No. Are Democrats responsible for forming the KKK? Other than an answer to that STFU
     
  7. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    Are you pretending you voted for civil rights?
     
  8. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    Sure, the Democrats of 1865 are responsible. How is that relevant to today?
     
  9. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    I wasn't even born when the CRA passed.
     
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  10. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96373766
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96373766
    David Duke's View Of An Obama Presidency

    October 31, 200812:00 PM ET
    Heard on Tell Me More
    There is nothing wrong with Barack Obama working and having a long career advancing what he sees as the black community interests or the black perceived interests as a group, collective interest, but I did see it as kind of odd that a man of that stripe would become president of the United States. It seems like — I think I should endorse him for president.

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96373766

    Unlike Trump Obama never rebukes his endorsement by the Klan.
     
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  11. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    So what you are saying is you don't knows what hell went on...That part is obvious.

    So what made you join the party that voted against civil rights?Did you not look at the history of the democratics before you joined?

    If the klan promises everything like Bernie will you join them? It is no different than what you did, except the klan is the radical wing of your party.
     
  12. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    Because you still use racism as a political weapon.

    Tell us honestly that calling Trump a racist is not part of the strategy. That is how you developed your lust for racism.
     
  13. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    You do know that the progressive movement had its origins in the Republican party?
    Are you a Progressive?
    Or is history not relevant to the current makeup of the political parties?
     
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  14. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    I believe we were talking 1865 not 1916. When you people voted against ending slavery.
     
  15. marvin martian

    marvin martian Senator

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    It's always 1865 in the Democratic party.
     
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  16. marvin martian

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    And in 1985, when the now-governor of Virginia wore his KKK robe and Democrats worked to keep him in office.

    Not to mention KKK leader Robert Byrd, who was elected by Democrats nine times, well into the 2000s.
     
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  17. EatTheRich

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    He was not endorsed.
     
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    They will not, since they defend conservative values.
     
  19. voyager

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    Too bad the Proud Boys didn't mind having the KKK and the Nazi's on their team at Charlottesville. It's hard to find good help these daze ain't it.
     
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  20. Sunset Rose

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    Did you see that interview Trump had with Jake Tapper, when Tapper asked him about David Duke and Trump pretended that he had never heard of David Duke?
    So funny.
     

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