SANGER INVITED TO KKK, OPPOSES BLACKS, JEWS
Date sent: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 02:16:21 -0500 (EST)
From: mike richmond
Subject: C-NEWS: Quiz: Which Towering Liberal refused to denounce the KKK?
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Which Towering Liberal refused to denounce the Ku Klux Klan?
(article in the public domain)
In August 1924 one of the most influential Americans of this century
wrote, "Our experience of the last ten years of constant fighting has
been that of all the reactionary groups in the country the Roman Catholic
Church is the most politically pernicious and menacing to any progressive
movement. We know nothing of the Ku Klux Klan [!!!]. We have covered
the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Klan has
neither fought us, nor stood by us." (1)
In the first 4 decades of this century the 'Klan' was a very powerful
force in the U.S. south (and beyond). Among other things, the Ku Klux
Klan lynched innocent blacks and spread anti-Semitic propaganda. No half-
way knowledgeable person could have been unaware of this. Perhaps, the
writer above was a 'callow youth' of little life experience. No, not
unless age 45 is youth. Perhaps, in a later autobiography this person
took the opportunity (at age 59) to label the KKK as racist and anti-
Semitic. No, in Margaret Sanger; an autobiography (pages 366-367) Mrs.
Sanger writes about "an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the
Ku KLux Klan at Silver Lake, New Jersey..." [she accepted]. Does she
even mention lynching of blacks? No. Does Sanger 'bring up'
KKK anti-Semitism? No. If any 'pro-choicer' can find a denunciation
of the KKK in Sanger's autobiography or her journal, Birth Control
Review, they are welcome to try.
Just how 'reactionary' was the Roman Catholic Church in 1920s, 1930s,
and 1940s? According to author Philip R. Reilly (2), the Catholic Church
was one of the strongest opponents of forced sterilization laws that
Mrs. Sanger favored with her population control propaganda.
The KKK and Sanger had three goals in common:
1. fewer black people in the U.S.
2. fewer Jews in the U.S.
3. severe restriction of U.S. immigration
No wonder Sanger got 'no static' from the KKK.
Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1942. Currently, more than
30% of all U.S. induced abortions are performed on black women. Does the
KKK object to this state of affairs? As a result of highly restricted
immigration policy only about 21,000 Jews immigrated into the U.S. during
the peak of the Jewish holocaust (1941-1945).
(1) Editorial, Birth Control Review, August 1924
(2) The Surgical Solution, Philip R. Reilly
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