They have not known just how to go about it; the idealist philanthropy and good-natured generosity which led to the philosophy of the melting pot have died hard. The Klan, therefore, has now come to speak for the great mass of Americans of the old pioneer stock. Also, there are many millions who have never joined but who think and feel and - when called on - fight with us. This is a project of. Perhaps something like Hiram Wesley Evans September 26, 1881 — September, 1966 was of the American group from 1922 to 1939.
This was most strikingly shown in the elections last fall when the conservative reaction amazed all politicians - especially the La Follette rout in the Northwest. Most important, they have broken away from the fetters of the false ideals and philanthropy which put aliens ahead of their own children and their own race. If you can, please take a few minutes to help us improve GovTrack for users like you. So ideas which may be perfectly healthy for an alien may also be poisonous for Americans. He resigned his position with the Klan in 1939, after disavowing anti-Catholicism. The next year Evans began his climb to power within the Klan. This reaction added enormously to the plurality of the President, the size of which was the great surprise of the election.
With most of the plain people this conclusion is based simply on the fact that the alien ideas do not work well for them. One more point about the present attitude of the old-stock American: he has revived and increased his long-standing distrust of the Roman Catholic Church. Klan intolerance now went beyond blacks to include Jews, Catholics, Communists, and labor unionists. And couldn't that be expanded a little with what he died of? Please sign up for our advisory group to be a part of making GovTrack a better tool for what you do. We hope that with your input we can make GovTrack more accessible to minority and disadvantaged communities who we may currently struggle to reach. To understand the Klan, then, it is necessary to understand the character and present mind of the mass of old-stock Americans.
Good on you, that you have this as a featured article, but it only affirms an American bias and decidely ugly one that dominates the english wikipedia site. The Klan, therefore, has now come to speak for the great mass of Americans of the old pioneer stock. Other We hope to make GovTrack more useful to policy professionals like you. The second is more selfish; we have won the leadership in the movement for Americanism. We have merely awakened to the fact that we must fight for our own.
We believe that it does fairly and faithfully represent them, and our proof lies in their support. All these we have helped, and all are important. We are a movement of the plain people, very weak in the matter of culture, intellectual support, and trained leadership. He argued that Jews formed a non-American culture and resisted assimilation, although he denied being an anti-Semite. Evans' books include 1923 , The Klan of Tomorrow 1924 , Alienism in the Democracy 1927 The Rising Storm 1929 , and The Klan Fights for Americanism.
Finally they learned the great secret of the propagandists; that success in corrupting public opinion depends on putting out the subversive ideas without revealing their source. I can't find anything online. We do not need this. Do others agree that these headings are confusing? He received his dentistry license in 1900 and practiced in Dallas until 1920. Though men and women drop from the ranks, they remain with us in purpose and can be depended on fully in any crisis. Others went deeper and came to understand that the differences in racial background, in breeding, instinct, character and emotional point of view are more important than logic. Please join our advisory group to let us know what more we can do.
Thus the Klan goes back to the American racial instincts, and to the common sense which is their first product, as the basis of its beliefs and methods. They had been awakened and alarmed; they began to suspect the hyphenism which had been shown was only a part of what existed; their quiet was not that of renewed sleep, but of strong men waiting very watchfully. The war revealed that millions whom we had allowed to share our heritage and prosperity, and whom we had assumed had become part of us, were in fact not wholly so. If we must endure this swill for one day, then so be it, but the fact that this is vote as an article tells me all I need to know about who moderates this place. The Klan does not try to represent any people but these.
They saw, too, that the alien was tearing down the American standard of living, especially in the lower walks. Why link Catholicism but not Protestantism or Judaism? Evans' efforts notwithstanding, the Klan was buffeted by damaging publicity in the early 1920s, partially because of leadership struggles between Evans and his rivals, which hindered his political efforts. We suggest installing the , or the latest version of these other popular browsers: , , ,. They have begun to arm themselves for this new type of warfare. Both deal with how average he was. But the Klan can fairly claim to have given it purpose, method, direction, and a vehicle. Time Period Votes Eligible Missed Votes Percent Percentile Dec 1923-Feb 1924 30 1 3.