He believes religiously that a betrayal of Americanism or the American race is treason to the most sacred trusts, a trust from his fathers and a trust from God. The Klan holds that no man can be either a good Klans- man or a good American without being a good citizen. It means even more than good citizenship, for a man may be in all ways a good citizen and yet a poor American, unless he has racial understanding of Americanism, and instinctive loyalty to it. In its new form it was more of an urban than a rural phenomenon. Our attempt to find a sane solution is one of the best justifications of the Klan's existence. Ku Klux Klan, Poles, Polish language 1657 Words 7 Pages when ou read that Jonah swallowed the whale-or that the whale swallowed Jonah-excuse me please-how do you literally interpret that, Mr. We are suffering in many ways, we have been betrayed by our trusted leaders, we are half beaten already.
The hate and invisible government ideas, however, were what gave the Klan its first great growth, enlisted some 100,000 mem- bers, provided wealth for a few leaders, and brought down upon the organization the condemnation of most of the country, leaving it a reputation from which it has not yet recovered. And it is against this patriotic activity that the most violent criticisms have been made. The old stock Americans, with the exception of the few such of Catholic faith — who are in a class by themselves, standing tragically torn between their faith and their racial and national patriotism — see in the Roman Church today the chief leader of alienism, and the most dangerous alien power with a foothold inside our boundaries. Some are, but brainwashing takes some time and skill that I don't believe the members of this group have. Far worse, it makes it hard for us to state our case and advocate our crusade in the most effective way, for most of us lack skUl in language. Bibb Graves, Hugo Black, Ku Klux Klan 1843 Words 5 Pages Brittany Instructor S.
The Progressive movement challenged the status quo in every facet of American life. There are, however, certain general principles and purposes which are always kept in view. Progressivism was influenced by the middleclass, and it evolved from local level to the state and finally to the national level. Mongrelization has been proven bad. A year later a general organization of local Klan's was established in Nashville in April, 1867.
Together with Orientals, Mexicans and the Black population. If they cannot U- abolished, the Klan aims to bring them under control of the State, so as to eliminate these evils, insure religious volition, and enforce the teaching of true Americanism. This is a problem which must shortly engage the best American minds. John Wesley Hardin, who was named after the founder of the Methodist church, was born 26th May 1853 in Bonham, Texas. He believes religiously that a betrayal of Americanism or the American race is treason to the most sacred trusts, a trust from his fathers and a trust from God. We believe the hand of God was in the creation of the American stock and nation.
He believes, too, that Americanism can only be achieved if the pioneer stock is kept pure. Flappers the Harlem Renaissance , and the consumer revolution were on the other side. It has already lasted longer than any similar movement; its tenth birthday finds it stronger than ever before, with its worst weaknesses conquered or being eliminated, and so well prepared for the future that it may fairly be said to stand merely on the threshold of its life and service. In the National Government our interest is along the same lines, with special emphasis on anti-alien and pro-American legislation. Patriotism, as the cornerstone of Americanism, in this case has some far reaching implications.
In 1823 the family moved to a town nearby called Georgetown, Ohio, where Ulysses' father owned a tannery and some farmland. The Ku Klux Klan was originally a social fraternity, organized by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Empire, in 1867. During the 1960s, the Klan fought the Civil Rights Movement in the South. There are such in America today, and always have been. Ku Klux Klan is the name of three distinct past and present far-right Christian terrorist organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration and anti-communism. Most immigration of recent years, so un- assailable and fundamentally un-American, has been Catholic. Th whole history of the world, on it s broader lines, has been one of race conflicts, wars, subjugation or extinction.
He went on to justify his protestant cause by stating that using history as a template, emotion ignites action and cold intellectualism stagnates and dies off. The son of Minister Rev. But the big question is whendid their membership reach 5 million its apex in the early 1900s? Our finances an 1 sound as they have been for years; we iiermit no tfreat accumulation, but have reduced our fees when we found them producing more than enough to carry on our crusade. The Klan literally is once more the embattled American farmer and artisan, coordinated into a disciplined and growing army, and launched upon a definite crusade for Americanism! Wages were not even enough to support a family let alone feed their starving children. At one point, Francis began talking about the Confederate flag. We are pleased that modern research is finding scientific backing for these convictions.
Mongrelization has been proven bad. These people are so paranoid, and so full of crazy conspiracy theories. Charles Evans Hughes, Franklin D. In short, the Klansman believes in the greatest possible diversity and individualism within the limits of the American spirit. Regardless of these horrifying comments, the jury found Wilkins not guilty and set him free. We are sure of the fundamental Tightness of our cause, as it concerns both ourselves ami the progress of the world.