Centurion Wind: I've worked with relatives of some of the Lumbees who were at Hayes Pond when they drove out the KKK (getting a kick, etc.) and as part of my job, I hopefully will get to interview the brother of one of the leaders of the "resistance" that kicked the Klan out of Robeson County forever. He's quite elderly and like many of the other Lumbees at Hayes Pond, fought in WWII. Given all the medals the guy got in the war, I reckon a bunch of racist old men and their families was practically child's play.I think my favourite part about that story (aside from the cheeky photo with the KKK flag in Charlotte, which is classic) is that the idiot who organized the Klan rally happened to bring his wife and kid along (as did a lot of other Klansmen), and he left both of them behind to save his own ass, promptly getting arrested by the local sheriff and tossed in jail for inciting a riot. Supposedly, the wife and kid hopped into a car, tried to quickly escape and got stuck in a ditch. A few Lumbee men were kind enough to push them out and send them on their way.My second favourite part is that after the Klansmen were routed, the Lumbee took all the robes, flags, etc. back to town and held a rally of their own, even wearing the abandoned robes as a joke. Then, of course, it all got tossed on the bonfire. For them, it was a glorious night. The KKK flag made its way to Charlotte with some Lumbee dudes who were interviewed by national and international press, and of course they posed with it for the classic photo in LIFE magazine.As a side note, there's a few people (all white or otherwise non-American Indian, in my experience) who think that the Lumbee aren't a "real" American Indian tribe and ought to just be treated as some loose collection of mixed race folks. Ignoring the fact that there's tens of thousands of Lumbee who would take issue with that, they've been struggling to achieve full federal recognition (which they kinda have in name, but certainly not in practice) for a very long time, and in the last few years they've come closer than ever. I hope it happens soon - they deserve it. And they have a rich, full history that deserves more attention than it currently gets. So I'm delighted to see this story end up on Fark.(I'll shut up and go back to lurking now.)
HeartBurnKid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x290]Approves.
Choo-Choo Bear: Clicking on the KKK banner picture towards the bottom gets you to the January 1958 issue of Life magazine, with some pretty funny old adverts.
jamspoon: SithLord: I guess 2nd Amendment works, right libbies?How many of them had automatic weapons?If they'd had modern weapons it would have only taken itchy trigger squeeze and there'd have been a bloodbath
Marshal805: HeartBurnKid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x290]Approves.Yup. That dude actually IS a Lumbee.
radarlove: RanDomino: The Ku Klux Klan was active in North Carolina into the 1960s, but they never held another public meeting in Robeson County.Hey liberals, tell me another bed-time story about how violence never works.The KKK is still America's largest hate group and still disenfranchises/tortures/murders hundreds of minorities every year.So...it didn't work.
snowshovel: Interesting that you put the side of the "liberals" on the Native American side, which would leave the "conservatives" as being the KKK members, who when faced in an actual gun-toting situation, all ran like roaches for dark places instead of bootstrapping up.Yes, very interesting....Also note that the liberals fired shots into the air, and not into congress people you disagree with, school children, or shipyards full of people just doing their jobs.
jso2897: Gotta love the right-wing gun freaks trying to co-opt the civil rights movement - when, in that time, they would have been on the other side - and were. Check your history.
Straelbora: Hot Lumbee singer from Robeson Country, NC:http://www.janamashonee.com/A true temptress to miscegenation and the watering down of the Aryan race.
OnlyM3: Events like this are exactly why democrats started passing gun control laws.The Racist Roots of Gun Control
OgreMagi: When the police can't or won't deal with scum like the KKK (typically because they are part of the scum kkk) then it is the duty of the citizens to take matters into their own hands.This is not the only incident of well armed minorities ensuring justice. A 2nd Amendment win.
Zeb Hesselgresser: "God made man, but Samuel Colt made them equal" - Omar Shariff
jso2897: ClavellBCMI: jamspoon: SithLord: I guess 2nd Amendment works, right libbies?How many of them had automatic weapons?If they'd had modern weapons it would have only taken itchy trigger squeeze and there'd have been a bloodbathHell, I'm surprised one of 'em didn't have an old Tommy gun with them. One 100-round drum of .45 ACP would have done the job.Gotta love the right-wing gun freaks trying to co-opt the civil rights movement - when, in that time, they would have been on the other side - and were. Check your history.
RanDomino: That's not an effective way of breaking up a cult. Those people need deprogramming. Putting pressure on a cult causes it to go off the deep end and implode in a way that is usually in the headlines for a few weeks.
MrBentor: Raven Darke: They'd crashed an Asatru blot ..... "We practice the old ways. None of this turning the other cheek crap. Fark with us and we'll get you.".....And if you don't know there can be animal sacrifice at a blot... and since humans are a form of animal... well... and that's the rest of the story (or how it should have ended.)
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