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originally posted by: Cancerwarrior
I had a great Uncle who ran around on his wife quite a bit and stayed out late at the bars.
She just so happened to have a family member that was in the Klan. When they found out about it they whipped him with sticks and tar and feathered him.
After that pops said his Uncle did'nt go to the bars and he quit running around on her.
So I guess in this instance, they made him "straighten up".
“A great majority of prominent men in the South were members of the Klan,” he said. “Should that affect their reputation to the extent that everything else good that they did was forgotten.”
originally posted by: SisterDelirium
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Very true. People forget there weren't any "good old days". Life has always been a struggle, even if se struggles change with time.
As for the example you gave, I don't know of him, but I would guess it would take a unique personality to do those things. It seems to me that often some of the people who do the most extraordinary things have some pretty extreme personality traits. It's like a doubled edged sword. Yes, you get massive talent or courage, but it comes as a package deal with some other things you might like to do without.