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Old 10-24-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A Mississippi-based immigration reform organization says it's appalled that the Ku Klux Klan recently came to a north Mississippi city to criticize what it called the "Latino invasion." The group says opponents of illegal immigration do not need that kind of organization taking up their cause.

Miss. group says Klan is wrong messenger in fight against illegal immigration (OneNewsNow.com) (broken link)
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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Hate group nothing more to them.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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Gee, I'm amazed that someone feels an enlightened group of thinkers such as the "Klan" might be considered couterproductive to the efforts to control illegal immigration. Don't we already have enough screwballs trying in 59 different ways to make this a "racial" issue? It is not, and we must make every effort not to encourage the "kooks". I know plenty of non-whites who are adamantly opposed to illegal immigration, and these folks would be very wary of any "help" from the Klan. Sorry, KKK, but your past "baggage" makes you an unwelcome party in this effort.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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My feelings on "The Klan"


Now brave the Klansmen rallied there
In Maxton town that night,
All armed with knives and pistol guns
And honin' for a fight.
Oh, rally round, you Klansmen bold,
But do not show your face.
We'll burn the fiery cross tonight
And save the Nordic race.

Chorus:
Oh the Klan,
Oh the Klan,
It calls on ev'ry red blood fighting man
Who is free and white and bigot,
Gets his courage from a spigot,
And protects his racial purity the very best he can.

The Indians, the Indians,
They are our natural foe,
They lure our girls with coke and pie
And take them to the show,
They wear blue jeans and leather coats,
But anyone can see,
They are not real Americans
The like of you and me.

The heroes left their stores and plows,
Their pool-halls and their bars,
And in their gallant hooded shirts
They drove up in their cars,
For in this grave emergency
That mustered every soul,
Who should appear to lead the fight
But Wizard Jimmy Kole!

Now as the cars were drawing in
An ominous sound was heard.
Was that an Indian battle cry
Or just a gooney bird?
Is that a gooney bird I see
Or grandpa's fighting c o c k,
Or is it a Lumbee war bonnet
That comes from Chimney Rock?

(Chorus)

The headlights shone, the Klansmen stood
In circle brave and fine,
When suddenly a whoop was heard
That curdled every spine,
An Indian youth with steely eyes,
Sauntered in alone,
He calmly drew his shootin' iron
And conked the microphone.

Another shot, the lights went out,
There was a moment's hush,
Then a hundred thousand Lumbee boys
Came screaming from the brush.
Well, maybe not a million quite,
But surely more than four,
And the Klansmen shook from head to foot
And headed for the door.

The Lumbee Indians whooped and howled
In the ancient Lumbee way,
And the Klansmen melted off the ground
Like snow on a sunny day.
Our histories will long record
That perilous advance,
When many a Klansman left the field
With buckshot in his pants.

(Chorus)

The coppers listened from afar,
They did not lift a gun.
They heard the noise, they said, "The boys
Are having a little fun."
But when they saw the nightshirt lads
Trooping down the road,
They knew that something went amiss,
The wrong switch had been throwed.

When the coppers reached the battlefield,
They saw no single soul;
In Pembroke town, the Indians
Were hanging Jimmy Kole.
Not James himself, for he had fled
With his shirt-tail waving free,
But all the joyful Lumbee boys,
They hanged his effigy.

Final Chorus:
Oh the Klan,
Oh the Klan,
They've hung their little nightshirts in the can,
If you want to see them run,
Shoot a pistol toward the sun,
And give an Indian warwhoop like a joyful Lumbee man.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Ku Klux Klan conflict

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Shortly after the Lumbee Act was passed, the Ku Klux Klan sought to wage a campaign of terror throughout the American South. The Klan primarily targeted African-Americans, but in 1957, Klan Wizard James W. "Catfish" Cole of South Carolina began a campaign of harassment against the Lumbee whom he felt had overstepped their place in the segregated Jim Crow South. Declaring the Lumbee to be "mongrels," a group of Klansmen burned a cross on the lawn of a Lumbee woman in the town of St. Pauls, North Carolina. The Klan issued their tell-tale "warning" because the woman was dating a white man. For two weeks, the Ku Klux Klan continued to attack the Lumbee community by burning crosses while Cole planned a massive Klan rally to be held on January 18, 1958, near the small town of Maxton, North Carolina. Cole predicted that 5,000 rallying Klansmen would remind the Lumbee of "their place." However, Cole's rhetorical attacks against the Lumbee and now, the plan to hold a Klan rally within the Lumbee homeland finally provoked enough anger in the Lumbee that they decided to meet the Klan.
Known today in Robeson County as the "Battle of Hayes Pond," or "the Klan Rout," the rally wherein 50 Klansmen (not the planned 5,000) were forced to flee the tribal homeland of 500 armed Lumbees made national news. Before Cole had a chance to begin the Klan rally, the Lumbee suddenly appeared, fanned out across the highway, encircled the Klansmen, and opened fire. Four Klansmen were wounded in the first volley – none seriously – while the remaining Klansmen panicked and fled. Cole reportedly escaped through a nearby swamp, but was later apprehended, charged, and convicted for inciting to riot for which he served a sentence of two years.
Lumbee article

White man I may be (with probable KKK ancestry on my mother's side); I have to admit I was glad to see a 'whuppin' placed upon those Kluckers!
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Thank God that the real face of this issue is being seen.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Who listens to the KKK anymore anyway?
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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I agree. The KKK is the wrong group to be speaking publicly for anything. They are nothing more than a hate group which will only lead to further divisiveness in the struggle against the ILLEGALs.

Last edited by PApisces; 10-25-2007 at 11:25 AM..
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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Ku Klux Klan conflict



Lumbee article

White man I may be (with probable KKK ancestry on my mother's side); I have to admit I was glad to see a 'whuppin' placed upon those Kluckers!
I'll bet Heather Locklear agrees with you (actress and Lumbee descendant---"Locklear" seems to be a common name among these folks) :
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Who listens to the KKK anymore anyway?
Unfortunately far too many people.....either have the same beliefs as the klan or they follow the klan philosophy religously.
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