Ku Klux Klan: What Do They Believe?

Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is still present in America today. Although America as a whole has made strides towards greater racial freedom, seeds of racism and white supremacy still remain in parts of the nation. Just this past Sunday, members of the Ku Klux Klan dispersed bags of paper candy with handouts telling people to join the KKK and save America as a response to the increased illegal Central American immigrants coming to the U.S. borders. Which raises the question–what is the Ku Klux Klan and what do they believe?

The KKK was formed in 1866 as a form of white southern resistance against what they perceived as encroaching African-American rights. In the 1920s, the group grew to have over 4 million members. At that time, anti black sentiments were predominant and were viewed as a threat to white rights. As a response to this perceived danger, the Ku Klux Klan often took violent means to express their dissatisfaction, resulting in numerous killings, lynchings, and hate crimes against African-Americans. Today, members of the KKK still exist in 41 different countries and is estimated to have around 5,000 to 8,000 members. Violence has much subsided from the past since its original conception, yet members still hold firm to the belief of white supremacy.

The KKK’s exclusivity causes them to have a very strict worldview. A review of the group’s website reveals that their view of themselves and their actions is radically different from how the public perceives them. How do the Ku Klux Klan view themselves and what do they believe?

The KKK’s core belief is to restore America back to being a white, Christian nation free from drugs, homosexuality, immigration, and race-mixing, which the group attributes to the country’s downfall. Extreme pride comes at the forefront of their ideology. On their website, they claim to be proud of their race, history, and traditions. They refer to the acts that the KKK did in the past as accomplishments, and believe they are, in essence, building a better society for everyone to live in.

The KKK page immediately begins by trying to dispel lies told about them through the “liberal news media.” One of the first things they claim is that they are not a group of hate but of love—love for their country and their people.

Furthermore, they claim that they are not evil, but that are trying to fight against the problems and the perceived evils of America–drugs, race-mixing, immigration, and homosexuality. They are, therefore, vehemently against anything that would destroy their race and nation. Moreover, they have come to adopt a savior mentality. The KKK believes that their version of America and Christianity is what will save the country from its impending downfall. This “fight” is often translated into racist acts against people who are not of like-mind and mission with them.

At the core of who they are and what they believe, the Ku Klux Klan view themselves and their mission as essentially good. This is the reality that they live in. However, their intense pride and love for their own people has caused an extreme exclusion of other people who do not fit into their mold of a white, American Christian. What people believe in–whether right or wrong–is what causes them to engage in certain actions, as displayed by the KKK in America’s history.

By Joyce Chu

Sources:
KKK Knights
Business Insider
Fox News
History Channel

35 Responses to "Ku Klux Klan: What Do They Believe?"

  1. truthseeker   May 16, 2018 at 7:29 am

    very poorly sourced.
    kkkknights doesn’t even exist.

    move along, people. try to find the work of an actual historian

  2. jo   September 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

    where I live at someone worte kkk on the back of a white guy truck and wrote the word kkk on the inside of a building where some blacks live can this come from the person who is white that done this for I cant see these blacks doing it for they are nice,

  3. Ana Alvarado   September 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    This is nuts they are Hispanics that are as much american citizens as you are and you could also walked around their neighborhood as is safe.just as safe as any Arian neighborhood.

  4. Bob Ale   May 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    The Klan today is not what you’re seeing in all media. They only show you the most ignorant displays…..and having stated that, where can a white person go today without being sneered at because he or she is white? Schools of higher learning are teaching militant social indoctrination as a way to “level” the playing field against anything white. From Hollywood to Main Street America, white people are accused of possessing an unseen white privilege. One wonders what explains the poverty of white Americans, who’s sheer numbers outnumber the entire black American population. Our government is giving away the country to illegal aliens who game our social system, along with the countless black Americans who can recite by heart the free housing programs, the welfare programs and the disability programs like a lawyer. Why is it that when you walk through a courthouse it looks like a family reunion of black families (all cousins) who dress for court in their best athletic wear? Why is it they always see who can out yell the other one whether in the courthouse or the mall? And don’t dare accidentally step in front of a black or a Mexican American for fear of violent reprisal. The liberal media is very good at painting the picture any way they choose and they do a great job of it. All they have to do is report the crime statistics anywhere in America and the thing speaks for itself. The Klan that Miss Chu describes is not the Klan I know. The real Klan is never in the news and never has been. The hate groups who call themselves Ku Klux Klan are full of it and full of themselves. The Klan I know is about unity of the White American…not about the hate that the liberal media blames it for. If Miss Chu is looking for hate, she should try walking through an Hispanic neighborhood or a black “hood” and see how she’s treated. Or better yet, follow a young white male or female through same and just watch how they’re treated. I don’t even want to get started on the muslim neighborhoods in Pontiac, Michigan and elsewhere. God bless us all and good luck.

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