At least two Confederate monuments were splashed with red paint. The words 'die pig' were written on one and 'Commissioned by Klansmen' on the other. Photos:
#OTD 1964, #WW2 vet Lt Col Lemuel Penn was driving home with 2 fellow officers from @USArmyReserve training when 3 Klansmen killed him in Colbert GA, 9 days after #CivilRights Act became law. Buried @ArlingtonNatl with honors. #SaturdayMorning
Periodically, I would send him a newspaper clipping of Klansmen getting convicted of some horrible crime or repenting. I was hoping he might read the stories and a light would turn on and he would retell the events that led to the bombing. I even sent him Diane McWhorter's book.
When I see Donald Trump praising Klansmen and Nazis marching in the streets of America, and when I see children torn from the arms of their mothers, I am reminded of these words by Reverend Martin Niemoller. We cannot allow this president to pick us off one group at a time.
We have a president who actively demonizes racial and religious minorities, who coddles Nazis and Klansmen, and who wields white supremacy as a political weapon.
This is Patricia Gaines, whose father, a liberal minister, was driven out of Selma in 1961 by Klansmen on horseback. She went back to Selma for the first time today to drive black voters to the polls.
Alinsky once urged leftists to dress up as Klansmen and go to GOP events and cheer wildly. The media, he said, would jump at the chance to publicize the fake smear. Does all of this sound a little bit familiar?