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Ergo Agenda 21 Portrait Flawed

John R. Houk

July 5, 2014

Have you heard of United Nations Agenda 21 (usually written as Agenda 21)?

Anti-Agenda 21 Conservatives/Conspiracy Theorists look at the original documents that led to the formulation of Agenda 21. The documentation smacks of a New World Order mentality enveloped in Enviro-Marxism and disguised with positive sounding words designed to gain public support in voluntarily implementing the guidelines of Agenda 21. Yup, I am biased against Agenda 21.

Pro-Agenda 21 Liberals/Leftists/Progressives defend the agenda by first of all trying to smear the character of Anti-Agenda 21 activists as Right Wing Nut jobs that see an absurd unmerited conspiracy under every rock that are allegedly designed to benefit the collective society of humankind. Then the Pro-Agenda 21 typically justify the agenda with the same flowery word descriptors designed to make individuals amenable to changes that allegedly will better the quality of living of humanity collectively.

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Scalise episode shows how far weve come

WASHINGTON I like a feeding frenzy as much as the next shark. But I cant get a taste for Rep. Steve Scalises blood.

The Louisiana Republican, newly elected No. 3 in the House leadership, was recently discovered to have spoken to a group of white supremacists. Democrats see his offense as a scandal to be exploited. In a typical press release this past week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee trumpeted the bombshell news that a House Republican leader chose to speak to a white supremacist rally organized by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.

But the Democratic attacks tended to omit the date of Scalises offense: 2002. And that is ancient history given the sea change that has occurred in national politics since then.

Actually, the Scalise episode and his instant apology anddisavowal of racism is occasion for some pride, and an indication of how much progress has been made in marginalizing the hateful, even in conservative politics and even in the Deep South. A decade ago, it was still common for overt racism to be tolerated within the GOP, and for members of Congress and state officials from the South to address racist groups such as the Council of Conservative Citizens and Dukes European-American Unity and Rights Organization.

Were in a different place entirely than we were even 10 or 20 years ago, Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center who runs the Hatewatch blog, told me. It is extremely rare now for national politicians or state politicians with national aspirations to interact with these groups at all. Its become absolute poison.

The groups themselves have declined in number, he said, as political figures shun them both out of fear of getting caught and because of a genuine cultural change. As the country has become less dominated by whites, it has become less acceptable to make these kinds of statements or have these kinds of associations if you are going to remain in the political mainstream, even in the Deep South.

Potok still thinks Scalise should quit his leadership role, but he acknowledges that, in 2002, the Louisianan was operating, obviously, in a different atmosphere.

Scalises decision to speak to the group even back then is deplorable, and his assertion that he didn’t know who his listeners were isnt entirely plausible. Its embarrassing for Republicans that the leader who faced a rank-and-file rebellion last week was not Scalise but the very decent House speaker, John Boehner. Scalise isnt helped by Duke, who earlier this month claimed the lawmaker echoed a lot of my ideology.

But Scalise, rather than attempting to excuse his appearance (others tried to argue that he had addressed a different group at the same location), made a statement disavowing bigotry of all forms and urged reporters to talk to those who know whats in my heart.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, an African-American Democrat from Louisiana, stepped forward as one such character witness, telling the Times-Picayune that Scalise doesnt have a racist bone in his body.

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GOP should take a stand on Scalise issue

The Grand Old Party has an excellent opportunity to build on the gains made in the 2014 mid-term election.

Yet, I have to tell you that if I were a betting man, my money would be on the GOP blowing a chance to broaden its base, by attracting African Americans and Hispanics to the party.

Now dont think for a minute that the GOP doesnt want to expand its ranks by developing a domestic agenda thats friendlier to minorities. Unfortunately, its more likely that theyll blow the chance by doing something foolish.

Youd think that with control of the House and Senate and the GOP in the drivers seat that they would seize the moment. However, if past performance is an indicator they will find a way to crash and burn.

Just when it looked as though they had wised up, GOP party leaders have chosen to defend Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, after an admission that he addressed the white supremacist group the European American Unity and Rights Organization in 2002.

One cant be certain if distancing itself from Scalise would have been a more favorable move. Still, whats fairly certain is that African-American voters, especially, will perceive Scalises attendance at an event hosted by a group that was founded by former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, as unacceptable.

Scalise has invoked his religion and denying that he knew the groups racist and anti-Semitic views saying that, As a Catholic, these groups hold views that are vehemently opposed to my own personal faith, and I reject that kind of hateful bigotry

The GOP immediately went into damage control, even finding a couple of black lawmakers willing to vouch for Scalises character. For instance, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond from Louisiana, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, strongly defended the embattled congressman, saying, Steve and I have worked on issues that benefit poor people, black people, white people, Jewish people. I know his character.

Its a touching show of bipartisanship, but Mark Potok, a senior fellow and editor at the Southern Poverty Law Center, isnt buying it, and had this to say about Scalises claims of not knowing the groups racist ideology: Scalises claim of ignorance is almost impossible to believe

In a recent editorial about Scalise, Potok added that he was a state representative and a aspiring national politician at the time, and (the group) already was well known as a hate group led by Americas most famous white supremacist.

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New Hampshire auctioneer sells KKK robe

Tucked between children’s Victorian-era button-down shoes and a World War I collar bag, one item stood out on an auctioneer’s website touting an end-of-the-year sale: a Ku Klux Klan robe dating to the 1920s.

The white robe, discovered in an attic by a New Hampshire woman in her 80s, bore the KKK’s distinctive round, scarlet patch with a white cross. For years, it sat in a bag, assumed by family members to be an innocuous garment and not a feared symbol of the white supremacist group.

The robe sold for $375 Tuesday night after four people bid on it.

Auctioneer Scott Morrill said when the woman considered selling the robe she went to wash it and removed the patch. On the back of the patch was her father’s name. Nobody in the family knew he was affiliated with the Klan.

The woman, from Rochester, asked Morrill not to reveal her name.

Morrill, who has been in the auction business for 26 years, said he had never seen a KKK robe sold at auction and didn’t know what to ask for it. He said he received some bids by phone before the auction.

“It’s not the sort of thing people would readily buy in front of their neighbors,” said Morrill, who wouldn’t disclose the buyer’s identity.

The KKK, a secretive society formed in the post-Civil War South, emerged briefly in Rochester from about 1923 to 1925, according to Martha Fowler, president of the Rochester Historical Society. Fowler told Foster’s Daily Democrat the Klan held a meeting there in June 1924, when about 10,000 members from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts gathered.

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the Klan has shrunk nationally from about 4 million members at the time of that Rochester meeting to about 4,000 now. There are single chapters in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.

Potok said finding a KKK robe at an auction is fairly rare: He estimates it’s happened half a dozen times in the past 10 years or so. The SPLC, a civil rights advocacy group that tracks hate groups, believes museums are better destinations for Klan artifacts.

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Anti-Semitic and Racist Websites to Monitor for the Year 2014

Sai Baba – “All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.”

Do you think this is a game? Hate is NOT growing exponentially on the Internet, but its web traffic visitation is.

Why should 21st century hate be characterized as illegal thought crimes? Because thoughts become actions. The hate begins in the mind with thoughts, then comes to life with the action of the hate crimes, not vice versa. The book 1984 instilled this irrational fear of outlawing modern free speech when it comes to insensitive words at one end of the spectrum and thought crimes on the other end of the spectrum. Have you noticed that when someone thinks and then plans carefully about killing, rather than murdering at the spur of the moment, or even by accident, its called premeditated and has enhanced penalties? Have you noticed when someone commits a crime of violence with racism in mind, its called a hate crime? Thoughts proceed actions, not the reverse. Thoughts do matter, and certain thoughts should be made illegal, because they lead to hate crimes. If someone killed you because they didn’t like the ethnic variety of your hair, the shape of your nose or tint of your skin, wouldn’t you want people’s thoughts like that to have far greater fear of penalties associated and setup against them by our society? Think about it, murder because of aesthetics or ones beliefs is hate at its worst. If we could criminalize thoughts, it would go a long way to stop hate. The sites listed below are blocked in most countries world wide, and via some ISPs in the United States, but not others, making the fight to censor hate speech a long term battle.  Social media like twitter and facebook have given the fringe a new outlet to reach the masses and they are having incredible success. Send us a donation!

Hate goes mainstream

Gutter Racism and low grade web design is a lot harder to find these days on hate sites, which is why they are even more insidiously polished than they were in the last 20 years. Some hate sites are verging on looking like independent mainstream media sites that easily fool people. Haters are starting to appeal to the masses by false reason, through videos and imagery, rather than instinct. Gentile extremism and patriotic ethnocentric ideologies are centrally based on thoughts involving prejudice, bigotry and followed by open hate speech, falsely criticizing cultures, or alleged behaviors of other races (usually Jews). Yet at one time, not long ago, white separatist groups used to be at the fringe of society and have butt ugly web sites. Today far right organizations of every type have blossomed in number according to the superb research of SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees and Mark Potok. And concerning its cousin the ADL, Abraham Foxman in 50 years has transformed Anti-Defamation League into thee premiere international juggernaut of Jewish Civil Rights Organizations.

Many hate groups which were formed long ago and were relatively unknown to the masses less than a decade ago, are now mystifyingly moving toward the mainstream as of 2014. Yet despite the fact that 99% of Pro-White websites that ever existed in the last 20 years, have been forced off the Internet, new generations of savvy web-hate blogs have been launched with alarming slickness. Though some argue domestic extremists are only the tip of the iceberg, compared to Islamic extremism, which is definitely an even bigger threat to the Jewish people underneath the surface of the digital ocean.

These web sites listed below at one time got relatively little web traffic and very few people were interested in their social-political movements, but now they are in the top 1% of  Internet world traffic, in terms of new people landing upon them for the first time, and returning on a regular basis in hopes of updates! This is a shocking development, so don’t sit on your hands people! Please report Internet hate when you see it to us, on our contact page. Help STOP the HATE! The danger is that these sites are striving hard to look more professional, with every passing year. What do we do if they start looking like independent mainstream media sites, and capture millions of readers? They have the potential to radicalize the entire planet Earth and tip the balance against the Jewish people.

Tor Browser (surfing), Jitsi (chat) and cryptocash (bitcoin)

The biggest danger of these anti-semite-sites is that many of them are able to solicit donations through untraceable cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin for instance (there are literally hundreds of cryptocurrencies out there now), or use the mainstream digital cash systems, like paypal to receive money. Though paypal has been cooperative when we ask them to delete people’s accounts we don’t like, so that isn’t so much of a problem, as other methods. In the past, credit card companies were easy to call and convince them to shut down these groups capacity to receive donations, but today, more of these sites are embracing the growing number of digital cryptocurrencies that simply can not be easily controlled. The number of cryptocurrencies are growing exponentially, helping to turn some of these extremist freaks into overnight millionaires due to their speculation. We must boycott bitcoin for bit-hate sake and every other cryptocurrency monetary systems that enables these kinds of groups to flourish cryptofascistly. We should be very alarmed by the fact extremist groups are embracing digital coins of every sort, because if the trend continues, they could use them to debase fiat money like US Dollar, Euro and Shekel, which are currently the world’s reserve currencies.

The other major problem is the NSA spy scandals (thank the asshole snowden and assange) have inspired extremists to learn how to use proxy servers, Tor Browser, Jitsi, Linux, PGP and encryption technology, making it nearly impossible to track them and read their emails. You might think this is an invasion of privacy, until 9-11 part 2 and realize that mass surveillance actually helps keep us safe from domestic terrorism. Have you noticed, there hasn’t been another 9-11? You can thank the NSA for that fact that mass spying actually works.

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Please email us if you know of any hate web sites we missed or forgot to add to these list. We intend to report this growing list to the ADL or SPLC, and ask them to pressure the ISPs hosting these sites, to block them, shut them down, and delete them for good. We also intend to report this growing list to European countries to request that they block these odious view points. We have been amazingly successful in having hundreds of web sites blocked in countries all over the world. We are fighting Internet hate one site at a time. Us the contact form to recommend sites for monitoring.

#0. Metapedia http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

#1. David Duke http://www.davidduke.com

#2. Kevin MacDonald http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net

#3. John de Nugent http://www.democratic-republicans.us (Hasbara hackers attacked this site so much it forced John Duh Nugent to consolidate his website efforts)

#4. Rebel of Oz http://www.therebel.org

#5. True Tube Video Sharing http://www.trutube.tv (WE GOT IT PURGED FROM INTERNET!!)

#6. Destroy Zionism http://www.destroyzionism.com (WE GOT IT PURGED FROM INTERNET!!)

#7. Storm Front http://www.stormfront.org

#8. Solar General http://www.SolarGeneral.com and http://www.SolarGeneral.org

#9. White Network http://thewhitenetwork.com

#10. Vanguard News Network http://vnnforum.com

#11. Council of Conservative Citizens http://topconservativenews.com

#12. Unity of Nobility: http://unityofnobility.com

#13. Zundel Site http://www.zundelsite.org

#14. Grizzom http://grizzom.blogspot.com

#15. Leo Frank Library http://www.LeoFrank.org (We are succeeding in getting this website blocked by countries all over the world!!)

#16. Kevin Alfred Strom http://www.kevinalfredstrom.com

#17. National Vanguard http://www.NationalVanguard.org

#18. Christian Truth Tellers http://www.truthtellers.org/

#19. Ugly Truth http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/

#20. White Rabbit Radio http://www.whiterabbitradio.net

#21 Free America Rally http://www.freeamericarally.org/

#22 Exposing the Holocaust Hoax Archive http://exposing-the-holocaust-hoax-archive.blogspot.com/

#24 Violence Against Whites http://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/
– A web site that ignores the centuries of violence against non-Whites and Jews.

#25 End Zog https://endzog.wordpress.com/

#26 Aletho News http://alethonews.wordpress.com/

#27 Total Fascism http://www.totalfascism.com/

#28 Holy War http://www.holywar.org

#29 Hot K Blog http://hotk.wordpress.com/

#30 Aryan Legacy White Transhumanism http://www.AryanLegacy.net (WE GOT IT PURGED FROM INTERNET!!)

#31 Culture Wars http://www.culturewars.com

#32 Jewish Gas Chamber Hoax by Eric Hunt http://gaschamberhoax.com/

#33 European Knights Project http://www.europeanknightsproject.org/

#34 What Really Happened? http://whatreallyhappened.com/

#35. New Observer Online http://newobserveronline.com/

DISCLAIMER: not all the sites listed above or below are anti-Semitic, some of them are deeply cryptic about it or not at all. Some of these sites are not anti-Semitic on this article.

More to come.
Thirty Five Web sites in the top 1% of web traffic in the world according to www.Alexa.com

This is a frightening development that so-called “White Liberationists”, “White Civil Rights” and “White Human Rights Activists” who are really nothing more than odious separatists, have moved from the bleeding edge fringe of social obscurity toward reaching the mainstream. Even worse is the fact that many anti-Semitic written works are being translated into every major European and Middle Eastern language. David Duke who wrote three major anti-Semitic books, has seen them translated by independent extremist activists into more than a dozen languages without the authors permission. Please monitor these hate sites, and report any other hate sites on the Internet that are popular, so we can contact their Internet Service Providers requesting to have them removed from the web.

35. White Genocide Project (729,537)
34. Racist Jokes (726,488)
33. Traditionalist Youth Network (723,960)
32. ANU News (715,306)
31. White News Now (560,034)
30. Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (486,368)
29. Darkmoon (484,342)
28. The Political Cesspool (461,837)
27. Incog Man (458,251)
26. Institute for Historical Review (422,141)
25. Gun Owners of America (398,158)
24. Vanguard News Network (378,082)
23. The White Network (339,528)
22. MajorityRights.com (338,896)
21. Southern Nationalist Network (337,160)
20. Western Voices World News (242,358)
19. Occidental Dissent (218,785)
18. Alternative Right* (215,085)
17. DavidDuke.com (210,308)
16. The White Voice (199,774)
15. The Occidental Observer (179,043)
14. The White Resister (171,731)
13. Counter-Currents Publishing (163,062)
12. Total Fascism (155,609)
11. NumbersUSA (118,819)
10. The British Resistance (114,141)
9. VDARE (106,297)
8. British National Party (104,852)
7. Vanguard News Network Forum (83,704)
6. TruTube.Tv (71,377)
5. The Daily Stormer (58,629)
4. American Renaissance (53,290)
3. Metapedia (47,966)
2. Top Conservative News (46,982)
1. Stormfront (15,237)

Hate Chat:

http://truthhertz.chatango.com/

http://mamisshit.chatango.com/

http://www.renegadebroadcasting.chatango.com/

Professional Mainstream Anti-Semitic Groups
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Ergo Agenda 21 Portrait Flawed John R. Houk July 5, 2014 Have you heard of United Nations Agenda 21 (usually written as Agenda 21)? Anti-Agenda 21 Conservatives/Conspiracy Theorists look at the original documents that led to the formulation of Agenda 21. The documentation smacks of a New World Order mentality enveloped in Enviro-Marxism and disguised with positive sounding words designed to gain public support in voluntarily implementing the guidelines of Agenda 21. Yup, I am biased against Agenda 21. Pro-Agenda 21 Liberals/Leftists/Progressives defend the agenda by first of all trying to smear the character of Anti-Agenda 21 activists as Right Wing Nut jobs that see an absurd unmerited conspiracy under every rock that are allegedly designed to benefit the collective society of humankind. Then the Pro-Agenda 21 typically justify the agenda with the same flowery word descriptors designed to make individuals amenable to changes that allegedly will better the quality of living of humanity collectively.

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Scalise episode shows how far weve come

WASHINGTON I like a feeding frenzy as much as the next shark. But I cant get a taste for Rep. Steve Scalises blood. The Louisiana Republican, newly elected No. 3 in the House leadership, was recently discovered to have spoken to a group of white supremacists. Democrats see his offense as a scandal to be exploited. In a typical press release this past week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee trumpeted the bombshell news that a House Republican leader chose to speak to a white supremacist rally organized by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. But the Democratic attacks tended to omit the date of Scalises offense: 2002. And that is ancient history given the sea change that has occurred in national politics since then. Actually, the Scalise episode and his instant apology anddisavowal of racism is occasion for some pride, and an indication of how much progress has been made in marginalizing the hateful, even in conservative politics and even in the Deep South. A decade ago, it was still common for overt racism to be tolerated within the GOP, and for members of Congress and state officials from the South to address racist groups such as the Council of Conservative Citizens and Dukes European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Were in a different place entirely than we were even 10 or 20 years ago, Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center who runs the Hatewatch blog, told me. It is extremely rare now for national politicians or state politicians with national aspirations to interact with these groups at all. Its become absolute poison. The groups themselves have declined in number, he said, as political figures shun them both out of fear of getting caught and because of a genuine cultural change. As the country has become less dominated by whites, it has become less acceptable to make these kinds of statements or have these kinds of associations if you are going to remain in the political mainstream, even in the Deep South. Potok still thinks Scalise should quit his leadership role, but he acknowledges that, in 2002, the Louisianan was operating, obviously, in a different atmosphere. Scalises decision to speak to the group even back then is deplorable, and his assertion that he didn’t know who his listeners were isnt entirely plausible. Its embarrassing for Republicans that the leader who faced a rank-and-file rebellion last week was not Scalise but the very decent House speaker, John Boehner. Scalise isnt helped by Duke, who earlier this month claimed the lawmaker echoed a lot of my ideology. But Scalise, rather than attempting to excuse his appearance (others tried to argue that he had addressed a different group at the same location), made a statement disavowing bigotry of all forms and urged reporters to talk to those who know whats in my heart. Rep. Cedric Richmond, an African-American Democrat from Louisiana, stepped forward as one such character witness, telling the Times-Picayune that Scalise doesnt have a racist bone in his body.

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GOP should take a stand on Scalise issue

The Grand Old Party has an excellent opportunity to build on the gains made in the 2014 mid-term election. Yet, I have to tell you that if I were a betting man, my money would be on the GOP blowing a chance to broaden its base, by attracting African Americans and Hispanics to the party. Now dont think for a minute that the GOP doesnt want to expand its ranks by developing a domestic agenda thats friendlier to minorities. Unfortunately, its more likely that theyll blow the chance by doing something foolish. Youd think that with control of the House and Senate and the GOP in the drivers seat that they would seize the moment. However, if past performance is an indicator they will find a way to crash and burn. Just when it looked as though they had wised up, GOP party leaders have chosen to defend Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, after an admission that he addressed the white supremacist group the European American Unity and Rights Organization in 2002. One cant be certain if distancing itself from Scalise would have been a more favorable move. Still, whats fairly certain is that African-American voters, especially, will perceive Scalises attendance at an event hosted by a group that was founded by former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, as unacceptable. Scalise has invoked his religion and denying that he knew the groups racist and anti-Semitic views saying that, As a Catholic, these groups hold views that are vehemently opposed to my own personal faith, and I reject that kind of hateful bigotry The GOP immediately went into damage control, even finding a couple of black lawmakers willing to vouch for Scalises character. For instance, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond from Louisiana, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, strongly defended the embattled congressman, saying, Steve and I have worked on issues that benefit poor people, black people, white people, Jewish people. I know his character. Its a touching show of bipartisanship, but Mark Potok, a senior fellow and editor at the Southern Poverty Law Center, isnt buying it, and had this to say about Scalises claims of not knowing the groups racist ideology: Scalises claim of ignorance is almost impossible to believe In a recent editorial about Scalise, Potok added that he was a state representative and a aspiring national politician at the time, and (the group) already was well known as a hate group led by Americas most famous white supremacist.

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Steve Scalise claims ignorance / Republicans, Equality, Race Steve Scalise claims ignorance The no. 3 Republican in the House claims he didn't know he was speaking to a white supremacist group in 2002. Is that credible… By: MSNBC News

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New Hampshire auctioneer sells KKK robe

Tucked between children’s Victorian-era button-down shoes and a World War I collar bag, one item stood out on an auctioneer’s website touting an end-of-the-year sale: a Ku Klux Klan robe dating to the 1920s. The white robe, discovered in an attic by a New Hampshire woman in her 80s, bore the KKK’s distinctive round, scarlet patch with a white cross. For years, it sat in a bag, assumed by family members to be an innocuous garment and not a feared symbol of the white supremacist group. The robe sold for $375 Tuesday night after four people bid on it. Auctioneer Scott Morrill said when the woman considered selling the robe she went to wash it and removed the patch. On the back of the patch was her father’s name. Nobody in the family knew he was affiliated with the Klan. The woman, from Rochester, asked Morrill not to reveal her name. Morrill, who has been in the auction business for 26 years, said he had never seen a KKK robe sold at auction and didn’t know what to ask for it. He said he received some bids by phone before the auction. “It’s not the sort of thing people would readily buy in front of their neighbors,” said Morrill, who wouldn’t disclose the buyer’s identity. The KKK, a secretive society formed in the post-Civil War South, emerged briefly in Rochester from about 1923 to 1925, according to Martha Fowler, president of the Rochester Historical Society. Fowler told Foster’s Daily Democrat the Klan held a meeting there in June 1924, when about 10,000 members from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts gathered. Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the Klan has shrunk nationally from about 4 million members at the time of that Rochester meeting to about 4,000 now. There are single chapters in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. Potok said finding a KKK robe at an auction is fairly rare: He estimates it’s happened half a dozen times in the past 10 years or so. The SPLC, a civil rights advocacy group that tracks hate groups, believes museums are better destinations for Klan artifacts.

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Anti-Semitic and Racist Websites to Monitor for the Year 2014

Sai Baba – “All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.”Do you think this is a game? Hate is NOT growing exponentially on the Internet, but its web traffic visitation is.Why should 21st century hate be characterized as illegal thought crimes? Because thoughts become actions. The hate begins in the mind with […]

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