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Originally posted by Scorpio Shaping Flow
Many powerful images have been compromised in the minds of common people because of their by-secret-design association with reactionary organizations, whether it be the swastika or a burning cross.
Originally posted by theron dunn
No, that is just another lie. Bedford Forest formed the first KKK as a charitable group to aid injured soldiers returning from the war, as well as the widows and orphans of dead soldiers. In the face of the carpetbaggers and revenge that was taken against the south in the wake of Lincoln's assassination, the KKKK turned to violence, and was disbanded.
It is NOT masonic, and has no ties to masonry.
Originally posted by I_AM_that_I_AM
Actually the original KKK was supported by the masons whothen denounced them when they turned to violence and hasn't looked back since. exept for individuals who's actions aren't representitive of the whole.
Originally posted by Bondi
What were the original motives/goals of the KKK, I have heard they were not always a racial group, persecuting coloured people?
With the KKK, this is a presumption so correct me if I am wrong, being American in origin, and American based, was the section of Freemasonry in support of the original KKK strictly American based, or was it Freemasonry in it entirety? Don't know how far the KKK was spread in the time your talking of.