Terrorism – Parallel to the Southern American terror of the Ku Klux Klan and the Civil Rights Movement.

For Sean

Opher's World

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The aim of the terrorists is to impose their narrow view on the population, create fear and vent their hatred.

Back in the 1960s the black population of the Southern parts of the United States were subjugated through terror. There were beatings, shootings and killing.

At night men in robes and hoods would ride through a community and place a burning cross in front of any house that had someone who was getting uppity. It was a chilling warning. If unheeded fire-bombing, shooting and murder would result.

The people were terrified.

But after a while brave members of the community began to raise their heads and demand justice. Many of these were shot or lynched. More came along to take up the cause until there were too many marching for the terror to work anymore.

I salute the bravery of those early black activists and the white activists who came…

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2 thoughts on “Terrorism – Parallel to the Southern American terror of the Ku Klux Klan and the Civil Rights Movement.

  1. I will forever wonder what would have happened in the camps of the Holocaust has the Jewish people reacted that way. Threw themselves in harm’s way and just kept coming. In most of those camps there were so few guards to so many captives. I’ve never been able to understand that. I guess that’s why that era of history fascinates me. I don’t understand it.

    1. There is a mass psychology at work I think. The Nazis were very clever at manipulating them, giving them just enough hope. Visiting Dachau was an experience that sticks with me.

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