A group of people marched on Washington DC. They had numbers. They had motivation. The year was 1928 and this was what you’d see on the streets of DC:
The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid 1920s, and adopted the same costumes and code words as the first Klan, while introducing cross burnings.
A short time later, the scandal surrounding the murder trial of D.C. Stephenson destroyed the image of the Ku Klux Klan as upholders of law and order. By 1926 the Ku Klux Klan was “crippled and discredited.”
After World War II, folklorist and author Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Klan and provided information to media and law enforcement agencies. He also provided secret code words to the writers of the Superman radio program, resulting in episodes in which Superman took on the KKK. Kennedy’s intention to strip away the Klan’s mystique and trivialize the Klan’s rituals and code words may have contributed to the decline in Klan recruiting and membership.
— Klu Klux Klan, Wikipeida
The rest is history. The Klan is now a punchline and a fringe movement.
In 2011, another group of disgruntled white people took to the streets:
The Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City on September 17, 2011. By October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities across the U.S.
— Occupy movement, Wikipeida
So the #occupy movement
has had support of the Democratic Party. Both movements were started over bigotry, anger and paranoia. Both movements are violent and have a rap sheet a mile long and try to deny it.. Just as confederate veterans and later anti-immigrant groups would join the KKK (and the KKK would spawn white citizen’s councils and embrace the skinhead movement), ACORN tried to become one with the #occupy movement.
The KKK had Brith of a Nation.. #Occupy has fawning portraits in the media and a class taught by a private university. Oh yeah both movements hate democracy.
The worm had turned however. Much faster than back in the 1920’s and 1950’s.
There is a video game where the villains espouse their talking points. One member of the #occupy movement makes the same lament Nathan Bedford Forest did that the movement became too violent. Their website’s readership is plummeting.
Some in the media see the ‘movement’ for the chaotic evil it is. Oh yeah, the KKK/Neo-Nazis love #occupy by the way.
Like the 1920’s era KKK, the #Occupy movement is the high water mark for those who want to seize power. They won’t go away. Far from it. Expect to see some off shoot movement that appeals to violent losers like how the KKK appropriated the skinhead movement from the Reggie/Rude Boy subculture. The left loves fake vets, so expect to see some of those hawking lefty propaganda. But the socialist movement is finished. They will have to hide it more now that we have the internet. The KKK became the White Citizen’s Councils, Aryan Nations, Skinheads et al. Then they all became jokes.
The Communist/Socialist movement begat the Greens, the Global Warming hysteria, “social justice”, the progressive movement and now #Occupy. They will all be just bylines in a history book.
P.S. This post is for all those who say that conservatives are racist.