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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    No it actually started by Scotsmen in the South, fed up with the fact that the South had no protection after the war. See the Scottish call themselves clans, so they banded together to be the ones to protect the South because the police of the time weren't doing squat. When they were no longer needed, the KKK was disbanded, only to be hijacked in the 1960's into the racist bunch we know today
    LOL. Do you have a cite for this "history"?

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm not "OK" with any of that stuff and it takes a pretty damned warped reading of what I wrote to come up with that theory.

    The flag is a symbol of southern heritage and its meaning is defined by the actions of southerners. I would like to note that part of that heritage is not only overcoming the effects of the war and the history of racism but THRIVING since those practices were abolished. Furthermore, the people of Charleston (and across the south) appointed themselves with a level of dignity and grace after the shooting at Emanuel AME that we should all aspire to. THAT is the heritage of the south.
    If you want to claim the flag is a symbol of "Southern Heritage" then fine. But you also have to at least have the courtesy to acknowledge its well documented history as a symbol of racism, slavery and the defense of Jim Crow. It just was used as a rallying symbol across the South during the civil rights battles, with whites opposed waving that banner.

    It's not an accident that the rebel flag is being defended by the KKK. They're using the flag the same way it was used in the 1950s and 60s by people in power working like heck to continue the centuries long oppression of blacks in the South.

    I'm from here and the flag embarrasses me. Makes us look like the ignorant, racist white trash the rest of the country thinks we are. I'm sure it means "Southern Heritage" to the vast majority defending it, but to the rest of the WORLD, they see "racism" and "white supremacy" on display. Like it or not when you share a symbol with the KKK, and a racist mass murderer, you're doing something wrong.

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    That'll never happen. The KKK is an extremely small fringe group that no one supports. IF there is an violence, it will be the few klansmen against the world - which means it will be over in just seconds.
    Exactly. It's beyond ridiculous to assume that whatever violence the KKK would raise wouldn't be squelched in no time at all. They are a tiny fringe group.

    The Black Panthers probably have a larger population.
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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    LOL Get real.
    Nice rebuttal.
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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Following the insurgence of the Southern Democrats, a lot of actual conservatives left the GOP for the Libertarian party, but most just bite their tongue and vote for the GOP anyhow. We have no conservative party in this country, none that follow the fundamental pillars of conservatism: personal and fiscal responsibility, small-government and keeping the government the hell out of the lives of the citizens. Nobody does that.
    And I would suggest that is why many of our problems continue and even thrive.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not quite. They were started as a community defense org to protect against the looting of southern communities after the war. The white robes were to make them appear as ghosts to scare the superstitious of the time, and there were a lot of superstitious folks.

    They quickly evolved into the hate group we've seen since.
    Good post. Typically, most people don't know the whole story despite endless avenues to the media to see the facts. Fearing the Klan is equal to fearing a loaf of bread.

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    That'll never happen. The KKK is an extremely small fringe group that no one supports. IF there is an violence, it will be the few klansmen against the world - which means it will be over in just seconds.
    So the recent black church burnings and brisk sales of the confederate flag are inconsequential?

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    False. They are more anti-Semite progressives these days.
    Riiiiight. LMAO.

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Which will, eventually, speed up the demise of the Confederate flag. It's six of one and half a dozen of another.

    Throw away your Confederate money, the South will not rise again.
    I wish it was that easy and simple.

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    Re: KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at SC Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Words mean things. If you use a word to mean something that the word doesn't mean, that is the incorrect word to use.
    Yeah, and you are incorrectly using "liberal" in the place of "authoritarian" and "conservative" in the place of "libertarian."

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