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Old 07-16-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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Just what the hell. I know people down here mention rumors like the KKK still being active and rallying in the upper part of the state. But REALLY? This is actually happening???!!! Its freakin 2014 for Christ's sake

 
Old 07-16-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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I'm not surprised. They've been dropping off letters and candy to recruit people into it in Oconee County.

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Old 07-16-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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Wow. That's insane. I know occasionally kids will do it as a prank (the letters).

But are they REALLY still having rallies upstate?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Not condoning, but it is free speech.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Wow. That's insane. I know occasionally kids will do it as a prank (the letters).

But are they REALLY still having rallies upstate?
Yes, they are.
I don't condone the KKK at all, but how is their hate any different than hate shown in Black Biker Week in Myrtle Beach when 7 people were shot? Or the hate shown in Columbia when 8 black teenagers beat jogger Carter Strange within an inch of his life? Hate is hate. Sad to see.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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There isn't really a difference in hate. But the KKK have been doing and allowed to do it for over a hundred years. Just to name a few: race, religious groups, and sexuality. And collectively for those years have wanted white supremacy and separation from anything that they believe goes against God.

Yes it is freedom of speech, but so is verbal bullying which there are laws in schools against there being any, foul language is freedom of speech also but many places don't allow it. So why is hate group allowed to do these things? Could it be they are using religious beliefs as back up for their actions? Idk.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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Nothing to see here. Keep moving. They actually had a rally in Atlanta not too long ago. The only power they have is the attention people give them. Ignore their ignorance.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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The KKK burned a cross in front of my great uncle's house because his wife was running around cheating on him while he was in the hospital dying of cancer. This was 1982 in Columbia County, GA.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Greer
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The counter-rally will be several times larger.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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The counter-rally will be several times larger.
Absolutely. And it's in an urban area. Bad publicity for Abbeville, and the town is mostly black.
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