The following is copied from David Duke’s “My Awakening.” The KKK and it’s original mission to save the Reconstructed South after the Civil War, has been changed, distorted and broken up by the Jew media. Their brainwashing of Americans into believing that all men are equal is part of the destruction of the White Aryan Race. Dr. Duke’s book can be downloaded for free so that we all can benefit from his Southern roots and his impeccable research.
I saw America being rapidly transformed from an extension of European values and culture to one being reclaimed by
the Third World. There were no government projections then of non-White American majorities, but all the racial writers I had read saw the coming minority status of Whites in America. It would not be until the 1990s that the Census Bureau would confirm a projection of White minority status for 2048, In the Immigration Act of 1965, all the liberal Senators swore that the act would have no effect on the ethnic population percentages of the United States, but again, writers such as Drew Smith and others said what the Census Bureau finally admitted 30 years later.
On a more visceral level, I saw the destructive changes taking place in our schools, on our streets, in our government and in the media. An alien wave was sweeping away the values of our forefathers. New Orleans streets were exploding with crime, the new schools built by ever-higher taxes were bright and new on the outside, but mostly full of dull faculty and even duller students on the inside. Welfare financed minority birthrates and non-White immigration flooded and overwhelmed our social infrastructure, from educational costs to housing, from maintenance to medical care. The resulting economic drain caused a steady decline in living standards for the American middle class family, forcing both
spouses to work with devastating impact on both marriages and children. Thousands of White men, women and children were falling victim to Black crime that swept the major American cities like a medieval plague.
The mass media levied a concentrated attack on the mores of Western Civilization, beginning to glorify everything from wholesale promiscuity, to homosexuality, to alcohol and drug abuse. It was obvious to me that the propaganda would only increase with time. The quality of elected officials declined with the introduction of vast hordes of minority voters who seldom read anything more intellecual than the TV listings, if even that.
I saw the handwriting on the American wall. But what was I to do? I was just one 17-year-old high school student.
What I did know was that I had to do something. I could not selfishly pursue my own dreams to be a doctor or an
astronaut. My race was in the greatest crisis in its long history. I also knew that I could not just continue to sit on the sidelines devouring my books and spreading the racial truth to anyone who came within earshot. I knew that no cause could ever triumph without organization. Ultimately, I looked to history to guide me in the present fight, for I was enthralled by the historical success of the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction South.
I wanted to join an organization that stood up for the things I believed, and the Citizens Council seemed too passive, for
it would not address the issue of Jewish supremacism, even though they were certainly aware of it. I felt the subject had
to be addressed.
The only group that seemed to stand up forthrightly on race was the Klan. The historical “Klan” I had read about was
very different from the Klan image I saw on television and in the movies. The mass media presented the Klan as nothing but a collection of ignorant, green-teethed, violent Southerners who would just as easily lynch a Black man as look at one. I rejected that image because I knew then that the Klan’s fundamental recognition of racial differences, although categorized by the media as false, actually was scientifically correct. By almost any measure, races are
unequal in mental ability, and this difference is clearly a product of their genetic makeup, rather than poverty or racial suppression. As for the Jews, Klansmen understood that, as a group, they were the real supremacists, and they were the driving force of one-world egalitarianism and multiculturalism, while they maintained a hypocritical doctrine of ethnic superiority for themselves and their beloved Israel.
True, some Klansmen little understood the genetic or psychological evidence on the race issue.
Few were well educated on the historical aspects of the Jewish ethnic war against Western mankind and our religious and cultural institutions, but the ones I came in contact with were overwhelmingly good people – mostly hardworking, church-going, family men. A high proportion had farms or small businesses, and in their self-discipline and responsibility for themselves and
their families, they also took responsibility for the society in which they lived. In the heavily Black-populated Deep-South, they made close observations of the Black race that conflicted with the egalitarian dogma of the media, and they trusted their senses and their own experiences rather than the media-concocted image. They thought for themselves.
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Even before I met my first Klansman, I had already read both the Northern and Southern views of the “Radical
Reconstruction” of the South. Though there were hardly any books in print in the 60s supporting the Southern viewpoint, I found many in the libraries, written in earlier decades, that showed the corruption and destructive qualities of the so-called Reconstruction Period. From about the turn of the century until after the Second World War – most histories of the period depicted Reconstruction as a regressive, corrupt period that ended only after the success of
groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.
The popularity of that view is illustrated by the two most-watched movies of the 20th century, Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind. They both depicted Black Reconstruction as a violent and corrupt period. In contrast to the modern historical portrayal of the Klan, Birth of a Nation presented an unapologetic, heroic image of the Klan, and Gone with the Wind presented an image of heroic Southern resistance against the evils of Reconstruction.
At the close of the War for Southern Independence, the South was treated like a conquered province. Any Southerner who served in any civil government or in the ranks of the Confederate Army (constituting most White males of the South) was disfranchised. No women’s suffrage existed at that time, so the great majority of Southerners were denied the vote. Blacks, who were nearly all illiterate and who had little experience with running either businesses or government, were suddenly given the right to vote. Opportunities for corruption were rife under those circumstances.
Carpetbaggers swarmed into the South to exploit the easily corruptible Black vote for their own gain. The Southern brand of such scoundrels – the scalawags – also exploited both the newly franchised Negroes and the prostrate White Southerners. Rapacious taxes destroyed productive Southern families and transferred vast amounts of property to corrupt officials. Black crime ravaged both towns and countryside; while newly constituted Black juries routinely freed those guilty of atrocities against Whites. Illiterate and venal elected officials who flaunted their corruption had flooded the Southern legislatures. The Black and Radical-controlled Louisiana legislature, for example, appropriated $10,000 dollars, a huge sum for those times, for cigars and whiskey.
Into this maelstrom rode the Ku Klux Klan, a secret organization dedicated to restoration of Western civilization in the prostrate South. Well-educated men in Pulaski, Tennessee formed it first as a
social club. From their knowledge of Greek, they called their group the Ku Klux Klan, after the word kýklos, meaning circle or assembly. They adopted the traditional garb of the Christian ascetics (which is still maintained in Spain) who wore the peaked
hoods to symbolize doing good works in anonymity. When the superstitious Blacks mistook the robed Klansmen for the ghosts
of Confederate soldiers, the costumes became a powerful psychological weapon.
An oft-repeated story is told of an incident in which a Black was accused of burning some barns near the Klan headquarters in
Pulaski. He was visited one moonlit night by the eerily clad, white-robed horses and men. Under the speaker’s robe was a
rubberized tube leading to a treated pouch. He demanded his frightened host bring him a pail of water. The Klansman would then appear to drink the entire bucket of water, saying that this was “his first drink since the battle of Shiloh.” It is said that the Negro was never again suspected of any further mischief.
The legendary Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest, who pioneered modern guerrilla warfare tactics, and who had the distinction of never having lost a battle while in an army that lost a war, became the first Grand Wizard of the organization. When Radical Republicans moved to outlaw the group by federal law, in a brilliant tactical maneuver, General Forrest formally disbanded the South-wide Klan, knowing that it would simply continue on the local level wherever needed. More than 500,000 Southerners joined in the Reconstruction era Klan, making it a veritable secret army against Radical Reconstruction. Mere possession of a Klan robe could be punished by death. Yet the Klan, state-by state, the Black Reconstruction governments. Within 20 years of the Klan’s founding practically the entire Southland had become free from Black and Radical Republican control. Because of the terribly bitter feelings generated by the radicals in the Republican Party during the period, the South remained a solid Democratic South for 100 years – until Republicans such as Barry Goldwater and others announced their opposition to forced integration and the Civil Rights Act.
In the period following Reconstruction, the American people, along with the federal government, eventually came to understand that the Klan was right, and the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision upheld racial segregation in the South and elsewhere.
Birth of a Nation, which portrayed the successful KKK as reuniting North and South as one nation of White brotherhood, was so well received that it spawned what is commonly called the Second Era Klan. It became one of the most powerful American social organizations in 20th century America. At its height it garnered millions of members, with many becoming U.S. senators, congressmen and state governors in both the North and the South. Upon a special showing of Birth of a Nation in the White House,
President Woodrow Wilson effusively praised the Klan for saving civilization in the South and thus preserving it for all of America. From History of the American People: 
Adventurers swarmed out of the North as much an enemy of one race as of the other. To coerce, beguile and use the Negroes … In the villages the Negroes were the office holders – men who knew nothing of its use of authority except its insolence.
The policy of the Congressional leaders wrought a veritable overthrow of civilization in the South … in their determination to put the White South under the heel of the Black South…
The white men were roused by the mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan — a veritable empire of the South to protect the Southern country.
To illustrate the universally expressed high esteem for the Ku Klux Klan, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in a turn-of-the-century edition, characterized the Reconstruction KKK as a chivalrous organization. The article begins by stating, “Ku Klux Klan is the name of an American secret association of Southern whites united for self-protection and to oppose the Reconstruction
measures of the United States Congress.” It ascribes the reasons for the Klan’s rise as: …the absence of stable government in the South for several years after the Civil war… the corrupt and tyrannical rule of the alien, renegade, and negro…the disfranchisement of whites the disarming of whites. ..outrages of white women by negro men…
The reborn Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, much like the Klan of Reconstruction, had a membership that included the most educated and prominent elements of society, but this time, of both the North and the South.
Thousands of politicians joined, as well as many clergy and businessmen. In its heyday, its successful recruitment
strategy was to enlist the leaders of the community in business, education, politics, and the church. Compared to the
Reconstruction Klan, which had no anti-Catholic bias and had some entirely Catholic units in south Louisiana and a
few other areas, the Klan of the 20s capitalized on the fear among the Protestant clergy of the growing Roman
Catholicism fueled by the new immigration waves. Protestant ministers were frequently the most avid Klan backers and
supporters. In the Third Era of the Klan (during the civil rights revolution of the 1950s and 1960s), Protestants still
dominated the Klan in the largely non-Catholic South, but most Klan groups discarded prohibitions against Catholics
and saw the need for White Christian unity in response to Jewish supremacism and anti-Christianism. In heavily Catholic south Louisiana, membership in my Klan was mostly Catholic, reflecting the general population. In recent years, some national Klan organizations have even had Catholic leaders.
Immigration concerns fueled Klan growth in the 1920s, and when the restrictionist acts of the 1920s caused immigration to dwindle, the Klan’s appeal lessened. Also, growing Jewish media power launched a propaganda war against the Klan, consistently portraying Klansman as evil characters, and portraying any individual Klan member who broke the law as typical of all Klansmen.
Some independent Klan organizations had continued unbroken and little changed from Reconstruction, passed down
from father to son. Others fell under the umbrella of the 1920s Klan and adopted its unique titles and rituals, along with
its political and religious beliefs, many of which differed from the original Ku Klux Klan. Most Klans of the `20s and
’30s evolved into more of a social club than a revolutionary organization. Although the violence necessary in the
Reconstruction was no longer condoned by Klan policy, some Klansmen did respond aggressively to particularly
heinous crimes, especially when the victims were women or children.
Lynchings and beatings were not limited to Black lawbreakers, however. The criminal justice system during that period
seldom dealt with wife-abuse, but the Klan had a code of chivalry that held sacred the sanctity of womanhood and
motherhood. They viewed the physical violation of women as the most terrible of crimes. A drunken bout of wifebeating by a White man could be punished by a small group of concerned citizens, sometimes Klansmen, who gave the abuser a taste of what he had given his wife.
Klansmen of that period would be shocked that in our “tolerant” society there are such frequent attacks against women,
and that non-Whites now rape more than 20,000 White women each year. They could not have imagined the growing physical abuse of women in Western nations – increasingly like that of the Third World.
The Third Klan era arose in the late 1950’s when the civil rights movement overturned a social system that had lasted for centuries. Thousands of independent Klan groups sprang up across the South and in all parts of the United States.
The Klan name and symbols had been in the public domain for many years, so no group could claim exclusive use of them. As a result, many different Klan groups sprang up with widely varying philosophies and tactics. There were the U.S. Klans, the United Klans, the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Knights of the White Camellia, and many simply called Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Most Klan groups were law-abiding, but some believed that violence was the only way to stop integration.
Their violent actions were minor compared to the endemic violence that social equality of the races would unleash, and they could not understand that bloodshed only created sympathy for the enemies they despised. The media solemnly publicized those cases, never missing the opportunity to portray the opponents of “civil rights” not only as opposing the principles of liberty, but also as immoral men of brutality and violence. In the name of civil-rights for Blacks, a social system was overturned that resulted in the loss of civil rights for millions of Whites who became victims of Black
violence and crime.
One afternoon at the Citizens Council, I met the Klan leader who came to have a great impact on my life: James Lindsay. He was a fascinating man who led a double life. Lindsay was one of the most successful stockbrokers in New Orleans, having a fine home in the exclusive uptown section of New Orleans, but quietly – he led a dedicated Klan group under the pseudonym Ed White. His organization had members in the states of Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He put me in touch with a couple of students at Kennedy High School whose fathers were
active in a Klan Den. Lindsay told me that illegality and violence would not be tolerated in our group, repeatedly pointed out that much of the violence in some of the other Klans around the country had been instigated by government agent provocateurs. The federal government, he contended, encouraged violence as a means to destroy the Klan, and at the same time to discredit and make our cause appear immoral in the eyes of the public. Years later when
the U.S. Congress had hearings on the federal government program called Cointelpro  (counter-intelligence program) it discovered that the federal government had done exactly what Lindsay claimed – that its agents had promoted violence and illegality among both right-wing and left-wing groups as a means of destroying their viability.
I was invited to a small meeting, and Lindsay gave a brief, but moving speech describing his love of our heritage and country. He passionately spoke of the dire fate that awaited us if the Anglo-Saxon became overwhelmed by the masses of the Third World. Lindsay was not only savvy at business and very well read, but he had distinguished himself as a boxing champion while in the U.S. Navy. He was well spoken, sincere, and had the heart of a boxer who never gives up, even when far behind in the final rounds. He was a man of the world, and with my father halfway around the world, Lindsay became much like a second father to me. I also admired how Lindsay did his Klan work in spite of the risk it posed to his social standing and business. It was interesting how deftly he moved between both worlds. From the minute we met and he saw the depth of my knowledge and commitment, he treated me as an equal despite our age difference. I was his apprentice in many ways, for he taught me about the intricacies and psychology of people, and he helped to sharpen my racial education and rough knowledge to a smooth edge.
Finally, the important day came. In a room lit only by flickering white candles on a wooden cross, with White-robed men standing at attention – I approached the altar where lay a sword and a Bible open to the book of Romans. There I took a sacred oath to my Christian faith, to America, to the Constitution of the United States, to the White race, and to my Klan brothers. I swore to always protect the sanctity of womanhood, the innocent, the elderly, and the ultimate treasure of our people: the children.
Just to be sure that every Klansman in his organization knew clearly our position on violence, Lindsay also required each Klansman to swear that he would not conspire to commit any illegal acts of violence, a section that remained in the oath of my Klan during my entire tenure. From the time when I first joined to the time I resigned from the organization years later, no member of my Klan organization had ever committed an act of illegal violence against a racial minority. Even the ADL in their attacks against me in later years, grudgingly admitted that my Klan was nonviolent. Of course, to them, our strict legality simply made us more dangerous than other Klans because we were more able to influence the public and the political process.
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