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Fainting Goats vs. the KKK April 7, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.

A sad story:

On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Ku Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”

But even sadder when you consider this:

While there is a lot of present concern over the Klan, the group is in reality incredibly small and irrelevant. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the KKK only boasts about 3,000 members.

To put this in perspective, far more people believe they have been abducted by aliens than claim allegiance to the Klan.

Yet despite the tiny constituency and powerlessness of the KKK, colleges have managed to create an environment where students become hysterical over the “threat.” Ironically, they’ve empowered the KKK, giving it influence it couldn’t acquire itself.

Can’t keep track of which nickname applies to the current generation of college students, but “Fainting Goat Generation” comes to mind.


1. Retired Geezer - April 7, 2016

Sorry I didn’t see this post before I posted my post, post haste.

2. geoff - April 7, 2016

I like lots of posts per day, so never hesitate to put something up.

If you didn’t see it, there was also a post before this one. Not a great post, but it had its own charm…

3. Cathy - April 7, 2016

I’m not apost to posts.

4. ds_moyo - April 19, 2016

Actually, a friend and I were discussing a while ago about how fear is a very strong tool/weapon. Stronger than physical strength. That is why you can have one little dictator run an entire country. It is crazy how you can empower someone/a group/ a minority by fearing them.

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