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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:00 AM
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Ku Klux Klan wins approval to protest Iraq war
Ku Klux Klan wins approval to protest Iraq war

By ASSOCIATED PRESS


The National Park Service granted a request by the Ku Klux Klan to rally and protest near the spot where a failed offensive by the Confederacy turned the tide of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan obtained the permit Wednesday for about 100 people to participate in a Sept. 2 event on the lawn of the Cyclorama Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, near the site of Pickett's Charge. The purpose, according to the permit, will be to oppose the Iraq war and speak on "white unity between the North and South."

The permit was granted in light of the constitutional rights of free speech and peaceable assembly, Gettysburg park superintendent John A. Latschar said in a statement yesterday. About 30 members of Young's group and other white-supremacist organizations gathered June 10 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md. About 30 counterdemonstrators and about 200 law enforcement officers were there, too.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115088591545...
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:05 AM
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1. Sounds like some KKK'ers are trying to make Iraq war protestors look bad
because since when was the KKK against war?

Doesn't the KKK usually fall along in with the racist, war hungry, freeper-types?


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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:08 AM
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5. I think they are against the war because
it diverts money from their causes, bush has less to give them now...
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:06 AM
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2. Huh...
That's strange.

Why would the KKK be interested in protesting the Iraq war?

The article is pretty sparing with any real details...big surprise there.
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fat dad Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:07 AM
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3. Wow
Bush is really losing his "base", isn't he?
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 03:40 AM
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10. LOL
yeah that's the truth!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 08:44 AM
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12. Hi fat dad!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:07 AM
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4. Reminds me of a South Park episode
Look! KKK is protesting the "war"! Thus making the "left" look bad.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:12 AM
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6. Trojan issue
The purpose, according to the permit, will be to oppose the Iraq war and speak on "white unity between the North and South."

It's the latter agenda, using formalized access to gain new visibility, I quite imagine.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:14 AM
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8. Excellent--you've figured it out precisely.
I bet that's it. :thumbsup:


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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 03:23 AM
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9. They are seriously intent on broadening their political influence
Edited on Sun Jul-09-06 03:43 AM by chill_wind
any way they can. On a different note, I read a while back quotes from one of their many stormfront type sites about the advised value and aspirations of stealth "mainstreaming" of themselves into positions of local political and social power more effectively via cloaking and toning down their physical/dress appearances, tatoos etc and other kinds of overt militant advertising, among other things. Start hanging out and blending in more friendly like with the regular Joes. They talk on their sites about stealth politics a lot.
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:13 AM
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7. Pat Buchanan may want to join them, maybe with Lou Dobbs.
They share the same "don't spend money 'helping' foreigners" delusional outlook with these monsters. If they both show up, it will probably push attendance into the double digits!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 04:24 AM
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11. Anti-Israel
White people shouldn't be wasting their precious blood on a bunch of Jews who have manipulated us into fighting for them. I won't put the link, eewww, I did go look it up because I was puzzled. Should have known it was the anti-semitism. Kind of a "doh" moment.


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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 09:13 AM
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13. Is that an official "Free Speech Zone"?
:shrug: America used to be a place a person could love and respect but now by GOP wishes it is a place to be "Feared rather than Loved"
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