Sunday, June 19, 2005

KKK was "Fraternal Group of Elites"

It appears that revisionism is in full bloom in the Senate. Durbin equates Gitmo to the worst atrocities in the history of mankind and now, Byrd claims that the Ku Klux Klan never engaged in or preached violence against blacks, Jews or Catholics:

The 770-page book is the latest in a long series of attempts by the 87-year-old Democratic patriarch to try to explain an event early in his life that threatens
to define him nearly as much as his achievements in the Senate. In it, Byrd says
he viewed the Klan as a useful platform from which to launch his political career. He described it essentially as a fraternal group of elites -- doctors, lawyers, clergy, judges and other "upstanding people" who at no time engaged in or preached violence against blacks, Jews or Catholics, who historically were targets of the Klan.
Yeah Bob, sort of like the Moose Club or the Rotary Club with white robes and hoods. Just a fratenal group of elite, "upstanding" people who just happen to be white, gentile and protestant.

By the way, who in the hell would buy, much less read, a 770 page book about Robert Byrd's life?

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