Saturday, August 9, 2008

Northern and Pro Lincoln: the Klan

Yes, Klan members in the North... during the period of aging northern veterans... and venerating Abraham Lincoln. This is an antique pin from a Klan reunion. Yes, its odd. But don't click away just yet. Spend some time thinking about this little relic from the racist South. Oh, wait a minute. I mean the North:

If this humble antique can upset the commonly accepted image of the North, the reverse just may be possible for the South. (No! Stop! Don't take this to its logical conclusion!) Allow me to mention the obvious: that's Lincoln's portrait directly under the words "Klan Reunion".

In case our heads are spinning from such an historical impossibility, let me point out yet again this Klan button with the portrait of Lincoln is from the North and the ribbon is not a confederate flag.

College students... let the disillusionment begin.

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