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What's the deal with the KKK? I don't really know much about their history, or how they operated beyond "hated black people and burned crosses". Are there any easily comparable groups in history? Did they really get btfo by a Superman comic of all things?
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>>516338
Superman was written by a Jew. Superman didn't defeat the KKK, but it certainly helped cement the idea they were villains and bad guys.
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>>516338
I don't really know a lot about them either but there have been several Klans throughout history.

>First
19th century, actual secret society, rumored to be quite fucking powerful and getting shit done radically
>Second
20th century, was created as an imitation of the first one (I think the movie Birth of a Nation was one of the major drivers even), was really numerous but wore spooky ghost oufits, marched, burned crosses and eventually dwindled during/after WW2.
>Third
Trailer trash imitating the second one.
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>>516338
Started after the Civil War by disenfranchised (this requires some explaining: something like 85% of White Southern men fought for the CSA and less than 20% agreed to take the oath required to vote or hold office after the war) former confederates and Whites who felt that their rights and views were not being fairly represented by (alleged, and often actual) carpet bagger politicians and anti-Confederates who controlled the reconstruction South. This extended to defending White communities against blacks who were committing crimes mainly because they (the blacks) had no education or trade and couldn't make a living.

The original Klan was a very secret society that was supported by the majority of Southern Whites initially. Obviously, the Klan became violent towards blacks out of racism rather than pure protectionism, and many Klan members basically continued to wage a guerrilla war against the Feds.

Nathan Bedford "Kill the Negro Soldiers and Their Officers Too" Forrest, a notorious former CSA general and the first Grand Dragon of the Klan, was also the first major member to leave the Klan due to disagreeing with it's violent direction and eventually he even testified in court against it.

Over the years the Klan has died and been revived many times, primarily as a combination religious/racist/nationalist "secret" society.
See >>516360

As a side note, everything about the Klan's appearance and operations was designed to be kinda spoopy to put fear into the Blacks. They act weird and mysterious on purpose as a fear mongering tactic.
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Based of secret societies in Aberdeenshire in Scotland, thee founding clansmen were 3 Scottish emigrants who served in the confederate army

Blame the Scots
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>>516418
>Defending against innocents

Dropped. Go back on the memesia thread
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>>516338
It was a Superman radio serial, and it basically denied them any mystery about themselves to the public.
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>>516338
>tfw you can't become a grand wizard because catholic
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>>516418
>Grand Dragon
>Grand Wizard
Why do the KKK have wacky as fuck titles?
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>>517972
There was a serious issue with freed Blacks committing crimes in the South.

A huge number of free slaves had literally no where to go, no trade or knowledge to be able to make a living, and no way to survive basically. They turned to looting, stealing, and squatting, because they had to. At the same time, the Feds basically told the Southerners:
1. You can't have local police enforcement until you are a state again
2. You're shit out of luck, we aren't here to enforce local laws.

The original Klan actually had vaguely noble intentions imho. It quickly went to absolute shit though. Viewing the freedmen who were committing huge amounts of crime as "innocent" is literally retarded. At the same time, lynching blacks for purely racist reasons is also retarded.

It's worth mentioning also that the original Klan would go after criminal White men as well.

>>518083
They wanted to spook the blacks into "behaving." Also, because they were a secret society and wanted to feel all mysterious themselves.
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>>518111
>A huge number of free slaves had literally no where to go, no trade or knowledge to be able to make a living, and no way to survive basically.
Which was the confederate's fault
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>>518111
>Alabama is a good place for negroes to live in.
>t. the KKK
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>>518130
>All White Southerners were Confederates
>All Confederates owned slaves

>This somehow makes crime acceptable

The Federal Government should have fucking taken responsibility for destroying an entire society by educating free blacks and providing them land (possibly out West, like a second home stead act), and enforcing the local laws in Reconstruction states.

Leaving freed blacks to their own devices with no help whatsoever was pants-on-head retarded.

As an almost completely unrelated side note, this issue is also why mass immigration from third worlders is retarded.

>>518251
It wouldn't have been so horrible if "separate but equal" had actually been "equal."

It is a funny implication though.
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>>518269
>Leaving freed blacks to their own devices with no help whatsoever was pants-on-head retarded.
Yes, but the whole reason this even happened is because of the Confederates
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>>518273
>All White Southerners were Confederates
>All Confederates owned slaves

>This somehow makes crime acceptable
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>>518281
Jesus, the Confederate slave owners and government then
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>>518281
>that black guy just walking around not giving a shit
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>>518286
But they weren't the ones responsible for the slaves anymore, remember?
Self determination and all that jazz.
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>>518470
Yeah, but they caused the problem in the first place
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>>518475
How so?
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>>518897
By not educating their slaves
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