There is a persistent infection that keeps going in the United States. This isn’t one that seems to want to go away anytime soon. It started in the 1860’s and as we saw in Charlottesville Virginia. This country has been infected with something called ‘White Supremacy’ that makes no sense to me and others.
It seems to be like a drug that some of the people have gotten addicted to. It started with a small group and got more people infected with it.
This is a history lesson that we need to go over again. The pain is what I feel when I hear about the stuff that has been going on. I will not put up with people trying to say that this country needs to be one way only. I am not able to keep my feelings inside on this one.
This is a history lesson only!
To start with when the United States had its Civil War, it was over among things slavery. The reasons for the Civil War was: Industry vs. Farming, States’ Rights, Expansion, Slavery, Bleeding Kansas, Abraham Lincoln, and Secession. (1)
When the Civil War was over and the South had rejoined the Union, there were a series of problems that had happened. One of them was that the African Americans were no longer able to be owned as a piece of property better known as slaves. The South was placed under military rule. Slavery ended with the 13th amendment (2)
There was also something called Black Codes that were put into place to keep the former slaves in line. The ‘Black Codes’ would do things like force the African Americans that were freed to be forced into signing a yearly labor contracts. These were to keep the workforce in the South the same as before the Civil War. If they refused they could have been arrested and forced into unpaid labor. The Black Codes took the voice away from the African Americans. (3)
The first of the American Homegrown Terror Groups started during this time. In 1866 the KKK was founded. By the time of 1870 they had spread to almost every state in the Southern Union. The Congress passed legislation designed to curb the Klan terrorism in the 1870’s. When the 20th century started they came back. They started burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, blacks and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of black schools and churches and violence against black and white activists in the South. (4)
The ‘Whites Only’ movement got a boost in the 1930’s. When Germany had sent people over and they started to do ‘German Based’ groups. These were to promote the Nazi way of thinking. There were groups like the ‘German American Bund’ in 1936. The Bund was run by Fritz Kuhn. They ran the youth camps like the ones in Germany. (5) There were American Nazi Summer camps as well.
As the Civil Rights movement was underway they tried to stop this country from moving forward. When they failed they got rid of the white sheets and went to basic battle dress. Over the years they keep bringing up their ugly head.
Now they are showing up again and it is getting out of control. They are killing the innocent because beliefs are different than what the hate groups want.
Being white is no different than being of any other color or religion. The fact that people have white skin is due to the human ability to adapt to the colder weather. When they came up from Africa, there was a vitamin D deficiency so those with the lighter skin could get more vitamin D through their skin. That is the only difference. Trying to say that the White People are special is a crock of shit!!!!