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Old 08-04-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senator Robert C. Byrd obtained secret F.B.I. documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the C.I.A. and set off an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released F.B.I. records
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Soo He Was the Grand PoBa of the KKK....
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Soo He Was the Grand PoBa of the KKK....
Is that what you got from the posted article? Maybe you should read it again.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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Is that what you got from the posted article? Maybe you should read it again.
I read it, and it seems it implies RCB was a big supporter of JEH, who everyone knows was anti-MLK and believed him to be a communist subversive. In fact, MLK was a morally bankrupt individual and his supporters were socialist, communist and anti-american, but that's another story.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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In fact, MLK was a morally bankrupt individual and his supporters were socialist, communist and anti-american, but that's another story.
Well, you started that sentence with "in fact", so it must be true.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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I read it, and it seems it implies RCB was a big supporter of JEH, who everyone knows was anti-MLK and believed him to be a communist subversive. In fact, MLK was a morally bankrupt individual and his supporters were socialist, communist and anti-american, but that's another story.
So people who supported civil rights and desegregation are socialist, communist, and anti-american?
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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Things sometimes overlooked ! ! !


Mr. Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia who died in June 2010 at age 92, sought the intelligence because he suspected that Communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.

Byrd also repeatedly called his time with the Klan a serious mistake, Mr. Smock said.


Mr. Byrd’s hard-line belief in law and order played a role in his view of the civil rights movement.



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/us...ment.html?_r=1
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Hoover was paranoid of many, many things. He saw communists in every shadow and behind every news story that he didn't like. As the civil rights movement created protests and demonstrations that upset the status quo, he saw communism (the universal evil to him) as behind it. Since he thought it must be a communist conspiracy, it must, by his definition, be socialist and anti-American too. MLK is not the only famous American Hoover spied on.

BTW, I've never seen any evidence that Senator Bird was any kind of officer in the KKK. He joined and got his membership card because it was the politically advantageous thing to do at that time, kind of like his joining the Musicians' Union or the Freemasons (both of which he also did).
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Sen. Byrd didn't support the 1964 Civil Rights Act and spent 14 hours trying to filibuster the bill.

In 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo:

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

—Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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Sen. Byrd didn't support the 1964 Civil Rights Act and spent 14 hours trying to filibuster the bill.

In 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo:

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

—Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944

I do not believe that letter ! ! !
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