Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
How are the KKK religious terrorists? They formed because they hate blacks and wish the South won.
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

That’s a very simplistic description of the KKK’s mission and reason for existence.  They are certainly white supremacists, but they are also Christian extremists who are anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-immigration, etc, etc, etc.  Burning crosses isn’t an act of racism; in the KKK’s twisted belief system, they are ignited as a show of faith.  The KKK’s violent racism doesn’t disqualify them from also being religious extremists and terrorists.  They are all of those things.

  1. theycallmegomer said: You know, in the 20s they were America’s largest “private club/organization” and they sold membership on the fact that they stood for morals and family values.
  2. lesleyintheskywithdiamonds said: I’ve always found it entertaining that the KKK essentially got their cross-burning from The Birth of a Nation. It’s not even an original KKK tradition…what a weird group of people.
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