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Indeed.

Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
Nor guns. :twisted:
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Witness wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:00 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
Nor guns. :twisted:
Well not openly. :p
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Witness wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:00 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
Nor guns. :twisted:
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He looks emaciated. Maybe just a bad tailor.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:03 am

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am Indeed.

Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
Good point, one wonders how that would have been received.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:03 am

He doesn't look well
Nobody back then looked well.
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Fid wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am Indeed.

Note that they are not carrying the Confederate flag.
Good point, one wonders how that would have been received.
The first Klan were Confederate irredentist partisans and were not into parades and flag waving, just terrorism until they got what they wanted whereupon they disbanded.

Pictured are the second Klan. Harking back to the terrorism of the first, but also being a sort of "lodge" and broad based nativist with an open ended agenda of gaining power. Mainly Midwestern not Southern. Broadly "White Nationalist" though that term was not current. Pro-segregation, but no one big issue. I'd call them "Fascist" except they started a few years before the Fascists. Broken up in the 1940s for getting too close (and I do mean organizationally) with the Nazis. They briefly controlled the Democratic Party in many Midwestern states in the 1920s, but were already in decline when FDR came along.

The third Klan (after WWII) was specifically Southern and existed to oppose racial integration, but also inherited some of the mumbo jumbo pseudo-freemasonry of the second Klan. They were the ones who were big on Confederate flag waving, though they didn't start it.
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I know where some actual KKK live
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