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    Saturday Night Card Game (Pravda says The Tea Party is like the KKK)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Pravda says The Tea Party is like the KKK)

    This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:


    I know, yawn.  Everyone knows there is not “truth” in Pravda.

    But really, how much lower can Pravda go than this article about the Ku Klux Klan which compares the Klan to the Tea Party:

    Imagine a political movement created in a moment of terrible anxiety, its origins shrouded in a peculiar combination of manipulation and grass-roots mobilization, its ranks dominated by Christian conservatives and self-proclaimed patriots, its agenda driven by its members’ fervent embrace of nationalism, nativism and moral regeneration, with more than a whiff of racism wafting through it.

    No, not that movement. The one from the 1920s, with the sheets and the flaming crosses and the ludicrous name meant to evoke a heroic past. The Invisible Empire of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, they called it. And for a few years it burned across the nation, a fearsome thing to ­behold.


    Hah Hah, yuck yuck, aren’t those Pravda authors so witty and adept at allusion.

    “Truth” or “All the News That’s Fit To Print.”  What’s the diff?


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    BarbaraS | December 4, 2011 at 1:41 am

    My great aunt’s husband back in the 1920s was a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County, Alabama. The klan shot him to death on his front porch. He died way before I was born but it affected my great aunt for the rest of her long, long life. And you know what? I have never heard of a tea party member doing anything like this. An OWS member…yeah, several times.

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