A History of the KKK

@debrakcarey (19925)
United States
June 23, 2011 9:57pm CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRM00LPWVLE&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEOiDjdhF4&feature=related Its time for the truth. Please view videos and let me know if you were aware of this, and what you think of this.
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
24 Jun 11
This makes me sick. To think that this knowledge has been hidden from us - by both parties - is a travesty. We must use all forums to get these videos and others like them out where people will watch them.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
24 Jun 11
There's a lot we don't know. Take a look at this and tell me the elections are going to be fair. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/23/section-527-works-to-seat-liberals-as-election-ove/
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Jun 11
DEBRA: This cannot be repeated too often: PRAY. Pray HARD. Maggiepie "Know the rules first. Then learn when to break them!" ~ C. Crouch, artist/SF writer/poet
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
25 Jun 11
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@Rollo1 (16669)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Jun 11
When Chris Wallace played a clip of Jon Stewart mocking Herman Cain in a "black voice", Stewart immediately responded with an offer to do some of the other ethnic and racist stereotype voices he does on his show. Somehow, his defense for his racist display was an offer to display more racism but diversity in his racism. They just don't see themselves at all. It's important for people to see the truth of many things shown in the video and most importantly, the villification of successful blacks outside of the Democratic party. When their accomplisments are minimized and they are accused of "acting white" they make it clear that they will only accept the stereotype they are promoting.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
25 Jun 11
And blacks like Jesse Jackson say nothing. But they will call out a conservative if they do anything that can be construed as racist. Where was Jesse when Jon Stewart used his 'amos and andy' voice to villify a black man. Does he only care about SOME blacks being made a fool? And does villifying other minorities make it better? I like your term-diversity in his racism.
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• United States
26 Jun 11
I hate to tell you all this, but SpikeTheLobster pretty much has the most valid point. You all got trolled, and fooled by Republican propaganda. I'm not a huge history buff but I do know the parties switched platforms since the civil war. From what I found it was around the 1930s. I can't paste links sorry. Saying the Democrats are still linked to the KKK is like saying Italy is still part of the Holy Roman Empire or Russia is still part of the USSR. It's outdated information and no longer relevant. Want something relevant, look up David Duke, Republican Louisiana state Senate and former Grand Wizard. Pat Buchanan also had a staff member with close ties to the KKK. Should be upset they forgot that one tiny detail about how the parties switched platforms between when the KKK started and your lifetime...
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
26 Jun 11
On David Duke...he still talks and walks like a Klansman. Switching parties was a ploy to gain credibility. I did not suggest they still had ties. I am pointing out historical facts. I am also not implying that the Republicans are somehow squeaky clean. Read the black conservatives. It'll open your eyes.
• United States
28 Jun 11
Read some black conservatives. Most Democrat leaders have no love for the poor or minorities. They merely use them to get elected and they "enslave" them via entitlements. You can stay in la-la land if you prefer. But Democrats were hot and heavy in the KKK and they're still more racist than anyone as a group.
• United States
29 Jun 11
Having done my internship at the state house I can tell you first hand that there are plenty of Democrats that are minorities and push minority rights. Even at a national level more democrats push for the rights of minorities like gay marriage and funding for schools in poor districts. These aren't entitlements that anyone can live off. At worst, rich kids get much better educations and hence better jobs, while the poor stay poor because they are learning from books published in the 70's. No party actively supports any hate group, but I can assure you that the Democrats don't hate minorities. They aren't the ones pushing for tax cuts for people making over $250k. Actually arguing over stuff like this is exactly what they want us to do instead of focusing on the actual solutions. You can keep dreaming the "American dream" but that's all it is. You're dreaming if you think you're somehow more likely to be in the top 5% of wealthiest Americans. Odds are about 4x more likely you'll be collecting unemployment or government assistance. Historically almost as many white people have been on welfare (smaller percent of whites but the actual number is about the same). You think the rich people getting government contracts and not paying taxes want us to come up with a solution? No, they want us to argue over this stuff. The reality is, you could do the job of a guy who makes $15 million a year by undercutting his cost and only keeping a measly $5 mil for yourself. The more we argue about Democrats being this and Republicans being that the less time we spend organizing a solution to fix a system that is only working for the people running it.
24 Jun 11
Historical content: Very interesting. I didn't know that, though I haven't really studied the KKK in any depth at all. I just know they were a bunch of scumbags, whoever they lynched. And as for the political stuff in it: I don't see what bearing 50-year-old politics (or 150-year-old politics) has on a current election. That's like saying "When your great-grandfather said he wasn't racist, he was lying." It's irrelevant to me, since I never knew him. In the same way, this is irrelevant - it's just a part of the usual mud-slinging match between the two parties. Things change, party politics change and, although this is historically very interesting, I'd be more concerned with an actual, modern manifesto than some little-known facts from a political party's distant past. Like, if all the senators from a particular party were all really members of the Klan. Now that would be news.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
24 Jun 11
http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21Index.html That would be true if black conservatives weren't targeted by the Democrat party as 'oreos' 'uncle toms' and 'house n-gg-rs'. Of course they cannot come out and say...gee, we're against blacks and minorities. The very fact that information like this is basically unknown and historical facts are treated as untrue by many in the party is another good sign they haven't changed much. Read some of the black conservatives; Kevin Jackson, Shelby Steele, Mychal Massie and others. They'll tell you why the Democrats are STILL racist.
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• United States
28 Jun 11
It's important because it's history and it is history that has been hidden from us. How much else has been hidden and don't you care? There are so many black conservatives that I read and they all say the same thing: The Democrat Party does everything in its power to enslave the poor and minorities.
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28 Jun 11
I would imagine that vast tracts of history are hidden from us, wherever we live. However, this isn't exactly "hidden", it's just something someone had to look up. That goes for the majority of history, I'd say. And no, I don't really care about something like this (apart from it being very interesting historically) because, as I've already said, I don't think it makes the slightest bit of difference in real terms. It's interesting but it's like saying everyone in the south is a racist hillbilly or comparing the UK's conservatives to the Whigs or something: it's mud-slinging and generalisation. The likelihood of their manifesto and aims being similar after so long is pretty small. And when it comes down to it, all politicians (and their parties) will lie, cheat and steal for power. I'm sure if you looked hard enough you'd find similar allegations that could be thrown at Democrats, Republicans or any other party. There's always someone who's stabbed everyone in the back to grab control.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
24 Jun 11
I'm sorry, I don't have time to view videos much more than 4 minutes long; I am trying to catch up and organize my math..I don't know the history of the K.K.K., but I do know the history of Planned Parenthood and that is scary and I wonder how many African Americans know about that organization??? I'd say not many...
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
24 Jun 11
I hope you can find the time, there are not really that long. Its vital, I believe to winning in 2012, to get the information that is in these videos to the minority communities who will vote for Obama no matter what. They need to know the truth.
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• United States
24 Jun 11
Wow, it's that good? Tell you what, I'll put it in my fav on youtube, but this math class has me very busy, so much so twice this week my husband got on me for not having supper made.. I don't think this would be appropriate for children, so another obstacle would be to watch without my son around, but with it in my favs, I can watch it when I can..:)
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
24 Jun 11
And keep up the good work in class! I'm so glad you are working hard on getting an education.
@dragon54u (31407)
• United States
24 Jun 11
I learned of the history of the KKK from Glenn Beck and I really admire the works of David Barton. When I was growing up and heard about the KKK my mother and her side of the family told me how evil they were while the other side of my family didn't think there was much wrong with it but didn't agree that murdering blacks was right--they just wanted them to "know their place". I knew that was wrong and disgusting, thanks to my mother and her parents, thank God. There is still prejudice, it is just well hidden.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
24 Jun 11
It needs to be exposed. Republicans are dismissed as racists automatically by many minority voters. Democrats are automatically thought to be 'for' the minorities. The key to winning in 2012 may be changing this preception.
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