Hypocrisy in Action

History is crying out in the wilderness of reactionary storms assailing our country. The intellectual thought of serious study of the facts and the verification thereof has been raped and thrown to the dustbin of the great failure of ‘tolerance’ and demands of non-offensive PC speech. Any approach of reasonable discourse is shouted down hatred intolerance of self-absorbed opinions based on immoral fallacies. The hypocrisy is blatantly evident in the reactionary uproar of the proposed KKK rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 8th. The correlation of the tactics employed by the liberal left Democratic Party has numerous examples from the history of the KKK. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_kkk.html

There is the refusal to study the roots of how this organization came into being originating in segregating one specific target for animosity. These precedents came in 1817 under the guise of the Nativist Party’s abhorrence of the influx of Irish Catholics from the first of many devastating potato famines in Ireland. These Anti-Catholic riots flourished sporadically throughout the next decade and by 1834 reached a climax, known as ‘Great Riot Year of the 1834’[1]. This particular group and several prominent evangelical preachers, including Lyman Beecher, Reverend Henry Ward Beecher and Samuel Morse publish anti-Catholic pamphlets suggesting that the Irish are secret agents in a Popish plot to undermine Anglo-Saxon New England as they were convinced that Catholicism was a faith characterized by an authoritative religion which was completely incompatible with republicanism. Catholics were viewed as submissive and unquestioning followers, who therefore lacked the individuality and free thinking required of democratic citizens. Moreover, the Catholic immigrant, whose numbers were growing, kept their allegiance to a foreign ruler, and were seen as disloyal and to the many, even treasonous to the American ideals.

Though faltering somewhat by the end of the 1840’s, it resurged by renaming itself the KnowNothing Party with a strong following in the 1850’s. The defeat was inevitable, yet, it merely submerged itself until the advent of the carpetbaggers after the Civil War, which, , called itself the Kyklos, from the Greek word meaning circle and adding the old English term clan, (this group were considered a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy), in opposition to the Reconstruction of a devastated country. By 1887, renamed again into The American Protective Association to cover, but, still under the banner of KKK from 1865 to the present.

When violent acts are given permission and funding to propagate in any society under a specific ill reasoned ideology, society losses its bearings of civility in appreciating differences which are rallied under God and the republic for which it stands. Which begs the question, how to repair the damage wrought under such a division of hatred and refusal to see how the riots of now are the re-echoing the false rhetoric from old. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_protests_against_Donald_Trump

There is a beginning, words which have been left behind; “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” http://www.ushistory.org/documents/ask-not.htm

To add my own; Freedom is not born from evil.

[1] 1834 The Great Riot Year, Carl E. Prince, University of Pennsylvania Press Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; www.jstor.org/stable/3122502

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