Tag: Ku Klux Klan

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.
We cannot turn back the hands of time and redo our mistakes of the past. If we could, I would go back to 1992 and join the Democratic Party. That was when the Republican Party turned a dark corner. Leaving one’s political party is as gut churning as changing one’s religion. My family was involved... Read more »

Do we forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical?

Do we forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical?
Fifty years ago today, an assassin struck down one of America’s greatest leaders. It seems like it was just yesterday, and already a half-century has passed. I was seventeen years old, and a few months away from graduating from High School the day James Earl Ray struck down Dr. King. I was home from school... Read more »

It is painful watching the GOP lose all sense of decency

It is painful watching the GOP lose all sense of decency
It is painful to watch a once principled political party disintegrate before my eyes. I spent four decades in the Republican Party upholding principles that no longer exist in the GOP of Donald Trump. The man in the above photo is a white supremacist, anti-Semite, and Holocaust denier. His name is Arthur Jones, and he... Read more »
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Donald Trump reaffirmed the GOP racist credential

Donald Trump reaffirmed the GOP racist credential
This is a major reason I left the GOP after 44 years as a loyal supporter. Let’s be very clear about something. It is not enough to condemn White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and the KKK. Members of the GOP must also condemn Donald Trump for his apologist comments toward the racists in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday.... Read more »

I’m ashamed that I once was a Republican

I’m ashamed that I once was a Republican
The events of this weekend in Charlottesville and President Trump’s reaction has made me ashamed that I ever was a Republican. The party has become a source of shame for the decent people of the USA. The photo above is a screenshot from twitter. It shows the praise President Trump received for his “condemnation” of... Read more »

Ku Klux Klan fliers being distributed just south of Chicago

Ku Klux Klan fliers being distributed just south of Chicago
There are reports of Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers being distributed throughout Kankakee County and in surrounding areas.  Last week, there were reports of fliers like the one pictured above found in Manteno, in the northern end of Kankakee County. This week, reports are coming from Essex, Bradley, and Chebanse IL, of the same type... Read more »
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Normalizing pure evil

Normalizing pure evil
I’m shaking my head in disbelief at what is happening in America. What happened to our moral bearings? What happened to our sense of right and wrong? My generation, the baby boomers, were born in the wake of the Holocaust. Born as the world was rebuilt from the greatest evil history had ever seen.  We... Read more »

A bore, a bully, and a national disgrace

A bore, a bully, and a national disgrace
Donald Trump again the Klan’s darling. His week-long flirtation with being a serious candidate is over and he is back to the rhetoric of hate. The trip to Mexico and praise of the people was just a head fake. By the time Trump made it back to Arizona, he had fully embraced his hateful rhetoric... Read more »