Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

An Old Recurring Sore

Sometimes I amaze myself at how clueless I can be to my surroundings. It was only recently I learned the KKK was formed by Christians, thus their symbol, the burning cross.

It seems the Ku Klux Klan was established by white Christians in the South immediately after the Civil War. During the early 20th century their membership grew to four million before beginning to decline. It gained new prominence during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Now we're seeing the fourth generation of Klanspersons rise again in this 2016 election cycle. That ugly sore is back to deal us misery one more time.

The radical Christian Right has terroristic tendencies, much like radical Islam. The KKK and other radical Christian groups are seeking to have their voices heard and today's Republican race appears to be open to their message.

We all lose when this happens.  We lose more than an election, we lose the soul of society, our basic humanity.


  1. That same thought has passed my mind. Radicals of any group or religion are not a good thing. Even as far back as the Crusades, killing each other in the name of God is not a good thing.

    1. Barbara, exactly my sentiments. Persons or groups who think they're defending God, Allah, or whoever, are usually dangerous.