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Ku Klux in Maine(1920).. target franco americans..

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  1. DarrylS

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    Interesting perspective, when we lived in Maine, it would often be pointed out to us that on a hill outside of Livermore Falls was where crosses were burned by the KKK chapter in Maine.. the KKK was 150 k strong and were protesting those damned catholics and Canucks..

    Those who are not aware of their history are doomed to repeat it..

    Fast forward to today, ever year there is a huge franco american festival in Lewiston-Auburn...

    The Ku Klux Klan in Maine

    Another source, complete with newspaper clippings..

    Franco-American and Qubcois History and Genealogy: Ku Klux Klan in Brunswick

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    Anyone but me notice how you never hear the phrase "Proud to be French"..?
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    The KLAN was everywhere at one time or another, the US Senate has had a very prominent one time Klansman among it's members for years, the Democrats Love Him (KKK Byrd) they still name roads and bridges after him, when he finally kicks the bucket I wouldn't be surprised to see the Democrats change the name of their party from "Democrats" to "Byrds"

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    Proud to be partially french canadian..
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    Amen, brother. We should never forget the hatred and intolerance we see from the left.

    "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

    - Sen. Robert Byrd, (D) W. Virginia
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    OK, but you're also proud to be a tattletale, so what does that say? :rofl: :rofl:
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    They brush that one under the rug.....
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    Wait, the KKK is against catholics and Canadians... if they get rid of their whole racist agenda they might be pretty good guys!
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    Deflect, deflect, deflect.

    The Klan and their allies - all on the right, but it's unimportant - are racist, and they are xenophobic.

    In present-day America, simply decide:

    - Do you work, speak, and post on behalf of or against the stranger, the immigrant, the disenfranchised?

    - Or do you look for ways to say the majority is actually at the disadvantage; to say it is not fair for the historically less well off to be better off; or to say that the immigrant is a horrible danger?

    - Do you respect or disparage those different from you, whether by language or nation of birth, by race, or by religion?

    - Or do you say - as has been said in the long history of bigotry - "it's different now"?

    Irish Americans who were considered the lowest of the low in the mid and late nineteenth centuries were certainly not at the height of the "pyramid" in America by the turn of the 20th century; yet they wholeheartedly embraced discrimination against southern europeans via the know nothing movement.

    The poor rural white has been, since the dawn of the civil rights movement, the most reliable ally of their manipulative "opinion leaders" in swells of opinion and action against similarly poor blacks.

    This is not to single out any given group. It is to say that it is a reliable phenomenon that those close to the worst-off in such a hierarchy, are prone to enlist against the one group they can look down on.

    Goering excepted, it was not the German aristocracy that turned that nation into an island of the worst barbarism even in conjunction with the world's most advanced technology. It was the rednecks sprouting from street fights and the beer-hall putsch. And it was the appeal to blaming "the other," "the alien," the stranger, for a whole nation's problems, that galvanized that populist appeal.

    Only idiots call every individual they don't like Hitler - I'll leave that strategem to the tea baggers.

    It is, however, a repeating historical pattern that we reach for hate to explain complex changes in a nation's fortunes.

    The search for a scapegoat is as old as history and as predictable as the change of seasons.

    There is no difference between the Klan's attitudes in Maine nearly a hundred years ago and the simple-minded hatred of other immigrants today.

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    You mean, the strategem used in your first paragraph (as quoted above) is a strategem use only by "idiots and teabaggers"? Oh, the irony. :rofl:

    By the way, is usage of a term like "teabaggers" an example of the adult discussions you try to claim to be interested in? What happened to "we're trying to discuss like grownups"..?
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    No ****! ahahahahaha....teabaggers and rednecks...

    BTW, did you notice how he used Goering as an example (stirring up rednecks..."not to single anyone out" of course), and then points out how only idiots call someone they don't like, Hitler.
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    +1 +1 +1 :rofl:

    "Only idiots and tea baggers call their political opponents "Hitler".... but look at what a bunch of brown shirted, Goering-worshipping redneck nazi teabaggers these conservatives are!" :rofl:
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    #91 Jersey

    Hah somebody one stared this thread that would mean that who ever did it is a scum sucking racist swine who is sympathetic to the KKK.
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    #95 Jersey

    News reports today are that Byrd is hospitalized in serious condition. If he should die soon or be forced to resign, that's one more Senate seat up for grabs in November. While we think of WV as solidly Democrat, McCain won it in 2008 by 56-43% and Hillary trounced Obama soundly there in the primary.

    Senator Byrd, 92, seriously ill in hospital | Reuters
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    Nope, sorry. He's got 2 1/2 years left on his term. W.Va. statute says that the governor (in this case a democrat) appoints someone to finish out the term.

    If Byrd were unable to continue in the job, a replacement would be appointed by West Virginia's Democratic governor, Joe Manchin, to fill out his term, meaning there would be no change in the chamber's partisan lineup. Byrd's term has 2 1/2 years to run.

    Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving Senator, Seriously Ill in Hospital
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    This thread was about how our priorities change as a country, unfortunately it got hijacked..
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    So in other words, someone did to your thread what you are constantly doing to everyone else's. :rofl: :rofl:
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    Well I'm sure he'll be able to find another disgusting, hate-filled, intolerant "former" Klansman somewhere within the WV State Democratic Party quite easily.
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    Hijacking implies taking it off topic. This was about the Klan in Maine and I simply discussed the lone admitted Klansman in the United States Congress....and how he may not be serving much longer due to his health. .
    I guess if he had an "R' after his name, you wouldn't be so upset.......
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    Yeah, maybe they can find someone willing to go against his party and be one of only three Democrats to vote against the confirmation of Timothy Geithner to be United States Secretary of the Treasury, be the sole Democrat to vote for the censure of a democratic president, to strongly oppose efforts to allow gays to serve in the military, to support efforts to limit gay marriage, to oppose affirmative action, vote to prohibit late term abortions, or change his belief system enough to be awarded an approval rating of 100 percent for favoring the NAACP's position in all 33 bills presented to the United States Senate regarding issues of their concern in a one year time period.

    Or they might find one who will consistantly vote the party line, support a democratic president no matter what he does, be in favor of allowing gay marriages and gays in the military, and who is in favor of unrestrained affirmative action and late term abortions.

    But you're right - maybe they can replace that disgusting, hate-filled, intolerant "former" Klansman with someone "just like him."

    Or maybe not.

    Apparently you're hoping for someone different than Byrd so hopefully you'll get your wish and the governor will appoint the former rather than the latter.

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