I like many informed American’s are dumbfounded and amazed at how radical the progressive movement, (The left, Democrats, Liberals) have become after the election of President Trump. Well, not really. We always knew how and who they where but the opennesses and the length, the depth in which they have gone to divide, destroy America and ANYONE that does not fall in line with their agenda is just amazing.
But, if you look back at History you can see where it came from, maybe understand it and learn from it. Not that much has changed. Why do you think they are so hard pressed to erase it and rewrite the History books?
Check out these fact’s from, On This Day In History. What Happened Today In History
“A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.”
In particular this day in 1925, The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opens.
What I found and many know but the left denies is a fascinating account of one of the way’s the left learned how to openly, with out apology operates today.
I hope you take the time to check out the link and read the whole Historical account.
Here are some excerpts from the account.
“In the new postwar Southern world, the political, economic and social landscape had changed forever. Deep bitterness and frustration followed on both sides and, some have argued, the war continued in what was simply a different theater.
POLITICAL FACTIONS IN THE NORTH had clamored for a more punitive handling of the defeated South than the moderate approach of President Abraham Lincoln and, after his assassination, President Andrew Johnson. Passed over Johnson’s veto, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 had granted citizenship and the same rights enjoyed by white male citizens to all male persons in the United States “without distinction of race or color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude.”
With their victory in the 1866 mid-term elections, Radical Republicans in Congress further assumed responsibility for Reconstruction, effectively placing the entire South under military rule. Various Freedmen’s Bureau bills had extended full legal protections to former slaves, including rights to hold and inherit property, and establishing free schools for black children, all backed up with military supervision to ensure those new rights. By spring 1867, Congress had passed several additional Reconstruction acts that were an anathema to the South, including the registration of freedmen to vote.
Out of all the elements of a forcibly reordered Southern society, it was the altered status of freedmen that rubbed many in the South the most raw. While emancipation may have been tolerated (indeed, some planters welcomed the passing of the slaveholding system), the elevation of former slaves to a position equal to whites could not be imagined—let alone tolerated. As George Washington Cable pointed out in his 1890 The Negro Question, “Emancipation had destroyed private, but it had not disturbed public, subjugation. The ex-slave was not a free man; he was only a free Negro.
And that free Negro was now in competition with lower-strata Southern whites for their very livelihoods, wages and land. Worse yet from the Southerner’s perspective, that same freedman had joined with carpetbaggers and scalawags in an unholy trinity, allied with Republicans rather than Democrats to further the ends of the war’s victors.
When coercion or intimidation of African Americans did not work to restore conservative Democratic power and relegate blacks to their previous place in Southern society, violence and terror became the tools Southern secret societies used to effect political control.
The beginnings of the Ku Klux Klan were fairly innocuous, especially when compared to what the organization became. The exact date the group was founded is unclear—like much about its beginnings—but it probably occurred in the summer of 1866. Tradition holds that the group was founded in Pulaski, Tenn., with the organizational meeting taking place in the law office of Judge Thomas M. Jones, whose son was one of the six young Confederate veteran founders. Those early members later maintained they started the group out of boredom after returning to small-town Pulaski after the war, and that playing pranks on one another was more the order of those early days.
The name came from combining the Greek word kyklos, meaning circle or band, with clan as “Klan.” With a name borrowed from the classics, and rituals and designations for officers (“Grand Cyclops,” “Grand Magi” and the like) derived from collegiate fraternities, the group traces its origins to the more affluent members of Southern society.
But within a year, what started as a small-town social club had become a vigilante outfit. Pulaski was in the midst of a crime wave, mainly property crimes like robbery or burglary, that white citizens attributed to freedmen. KKK members began to use intimidation to disarm freedmen, donning costumes and invading black homes at night, ostensibly for public safety.
Earlier efforts had been made to encourage black voters to vote Democratic, including issuing handsome certificates to those who voted the Democratic ticket, or “protection papers,” in some parts of the South. And white landlords and employers wielded significant economic clout through firings and eviction. But these more peaceful, albeit coercive, means were now in large part over.
“The Klan became in effect a terrorist arm of the Democratic party, whether the party leaders as a whole liked it or not,” Allen W. Trelease noted in his 1979 book White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction.
It is not clear what more moderate Southerners thought as Klan membership spread across the South and truly horrifying stories of “outrages”—beatings, lynchings, assassinations, rape and destruction of property—became widely known. Was there tacit approval in the silence, or fear of violent retaliation toward themselves and their families?
The numbers involved either in Klan membership or those harmed by its violence are impossible to determine, although many historians have suggested the actual numbers of deaths and injuries are many times greater than the thousands known.
Many sources say former Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest became the KKK’s Grand Wizard in 1867. But when he testified to Congress about the Klan in 1871, he at best minimized his involvement or at worst denied membership—though others reported seeing him in 1867, in full Klan regalia, night-riding to scare off potential Republican voters.
He claimed, however, that the Klan’s aims were nonviolent and merely political, aimed at protecting the Southern white society from the so-called Loyal Leagues—men’s clubs dedicated to the Union, Radical Reconstruction policies and the Republican Party. The subjugation of blacks in the South was presumably incidental to this view.
There is a perhaps tired truism about losing the battle but winning the war. While activities of secret societies did not achieve the short-term goals of preventing Republican candidates from winning state and local offices in the years immediately after the war or stopping African- American voters from helping elect a Republican president in 1868, they did effectively shut African Americans out of full participation in elections for decades.
They established a pattern in the South of repressing black voters that continued through the Jim Crow years and the civil rights battles of the 1960s.”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Saul Alinsky
A nice follow up for any interested Conservative, check out, 12 Ways To Use Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals Against Liberals By, John Hawkins of Townhall.
“Not all liberals have read his book or know his name, but his tactics have become universal. Sadly for conservatives, when two evenly matched forces go head-to-head outside of a fairy tale, the side that tries to play nice usually ends up with its head in a box.
So, don’t lie or become an evil person like Alinsky, but learn from what he wrote and give the Left a taste of its own medicine.”
What’s that old saying? “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”