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Exactly when did the NAACP join the Klan?

posted at 8:50 pm on July 26, 2010 by

During the first two-thirds of the 20th century, The Ku Klux Klan served as “the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.”

The Ku Klux Klan was established by the Democrat Party.

The Ku Klux Klan murdered thousands of Republicans -— African-Americans, Catholics and Jews — in the years following the Civil War.

The Republican Party and a Republican President, Ulysses S. Grant, crushed the KKK with The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

The Klan was resurrected during the administration of Democrat Woodrow Wilson, an avowed white supremacist. In the White House, Wilson screened the blockbuster film The Birth of a Nation, which was notorious for “promoting white supremacy and positively portraying the ‘knights’ of the Ku Klux Klan as heroes.”

The film inspired a new generation of Klansmen, complete with burning crosses, white sheets and an ideology based upon race supremacy. As recently as the seventies, the Klan was still utilizing the film to recruit new members.

The KKK soon became such a driving force within the Democrat Party that the 1924 Democrat National Convention was known as “the Klanbake”.

In 1937 Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed a former member of the Klan, Senator Hugo Black (D-AL), to the Supreme Court.

In the fifties and sixties, members of the KKK who fought the civil rights movement were uniformly Democrats. Infamous police commissioner Bull Connor not only attacked protesters with fire hoses, dogs and clubs, but served as both a KKK member and a committeeman for the Democrat Party.

In the eighties, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) — a recruiter and executive for the Klan — was elevated to third-in-line for the Presidency.

In fact, the greatest civil rights activist in American history — Martin Luther King, Jr. — was a Republican.

In one of the greatest speeches in American history — many historians believe it is second only to The Gettysburg Address — King dreamed of a day when skin color was as meaningless as eye color. He said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

King supported the NAACP of his era. The group’s proud tradition included fighting against the diabolical practice of lynching, supporting the civil rights struggle, and driving legislation that advanced the cause of equal rights and individual liberties.

The NAACP historically had strong ties to the Jewish community: “Jews wrote most of the checks that bankrolled the fights of Martin Luther King… the Freedom Rides of James Farmer and CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality). Ever since the early years of the NAACP more than fifty years before, with a Jewish president and, a few years later, a black national organizer, leading Jews on the board of directors, and a vocal black membership, blacks and Jews were linked in the fight to end racial discrimination.”

Fast forward a few decades and we find that the NAACP has become the antithesis of King’s vision. It has, in the words of the National Black Republican Association, a “racist agenda.”

It supports the same party of racism — the Democrat Party — that murdered its predecessors. It supports the agenda of dependency and modern slavery, endless big government, and an unconditional loss of liberty.

Today’s NAACP unapologetically welcomes Louis Farrakhan, a virulent racist who preaches hatred of whites, Jews and Catholics.

Today’s NAACP Chairman, Julian Bond, is a spiteful, bitter racist who despises anyone that opposes his radical Statist agenda. If you believe in the Constitution, if you believe in individual liberty and private property, then Bond’s bizarre ideology brands you a racist.

At an NAACP gathering, FDA executive Shirley Sherrod “twice decried present-day racism, as if it was 400 years ago. That suggests a person whose views on race have not truly changed at all. But she doesn’t stop there. [Referring to Tea Party activists,] Sherrod says, ‘I haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I have seen lately over this issue, healthcare. Some of the racism we thought was buried, didn’t it surface.’ …In Sherrod’s world, no one is allowed to object to a significant Obama-supported policy change impacting the healthcare of all Americans without being labeled a racist.”

The NAACP and Sherrod are illegitimate heirs to King’s legacy. Political debate can not occur when proven racists claim that any dispute is the result of racism.

Facts, logic, history and reason are of no consequence. If you disagree with the Obama administration, if you believe in the Constitution, if you believe in American exceptionalism, then you’re a racist.

The NAACP, with its embrace of racism and hatred, is a national disgrace. Shirley Sherrod is a government hack with a chip on her shoulder. Both owe Andrew Breitbart an apology.

Martin Luther King wouldn’t even recognize today’s NAACP, which is eerily similar to the Klan of old. It appears to embrace hatred based solely upon race, an ideology that is closer to Germany of the thirties than King’s America.

Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

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great post…this needs to be on the main page…

cmsinaz on July 26, 2010 at 8:58 PM

A little eye opening history. Lets hope some of the eyes that need to be opened take a hard, open minded, look at this.

flyfishingdad on July 26, 2010 at 9:35 PM

The KKK’s function was to make sure blacks don’t vote Republican.

The NAACP’s function was to make sure blacks don’t vote Republican.

zmdavid on July 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Very provocative headline and great blog post.

Inanemergencydial on July 26, 2010 at 9:40 PM

In regards to those who have come through academia, loyal Democrats of good will, and people who think that Democrats embody the Christian ethos of “Love Thy Neighbor”: It’s not the things you don’t know, it’s the things that you think you know that aren’t true.

cthulhu on July 26, 2010 at 9:40 PM

I agree. Elevate this to the main page and get Townhall and Drudge to link to it. Excellent.

College Prof on July 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Indeed. How far the mighty have fallen. The NAACP, once a powerful advocate for color blindness, has degenerated into little more than a racist filled lynch mob, albeit one specializing in verbal lynchings, spreading Big Lie smears on the magnitude of that of a Joesph Goebbels.

Tav on July 27, 2010 at 12:42 AM

This is the most powerful post I have seen on Hotair in some time.

Tav on July 27, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Very educational. This should be taught in schools and at all required corporate/fed/ military diversity training.

NaCly dog on July 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

The question really should be when did it ever leave?

Rorschach on August 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM

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