F*** Your Racist History
F*** Your Racist History

Episode 106 · 10 months ago

The Know-Nothing “Native American” Movement

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Since the days of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, American politics have been rife with conflict and division, and there has been a rotating cast of political machines taking and losing power. During the volatile political era of the 1840s and 1850s, a nativist group called the “Know-Nothings” briefly held power on the national stage, maintaining staunch anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic stances. Because most of their members were American descendants of Anglo-Saxon colonists, the Know-Nothings also called themselves the “Native American Party,” but make no mistake: Indigenous peoples were not welcome in their ranks. This was a white man’s movement aimed at improving the livelihood and futures of “native-born” white Americans. Even though the Know-Nothing party officially ended in 1860, their violent and hateful members were absorbed into other political parties, namely the newly formed Republicans.

...*** Note: This transcription service has errors. Correct versions of the script for each episode are available At https:// www. fyourracisthistory. com/ scripts. At the heart of America is a dirty and shameful reality. Every one knows it exists, but the devastating impact that is left on generations of people has been glost, O and even ignored, especially by those who still benefit from it. Our American history is rooted in racism. More obvious chapters include the decimation of native American populations, slavery, segregation, the Jim pro most Americans, have learned about for at least heard of these events, but ask them about the Genis movement or when home grown extremists filled Madison Square Garden for a Nazi rag or how Henry Ford' s hatred, Jews, helped Inspire Adolph Hitler and you' re likely to get a plank stair it' s time to explore these overlooked events that don' t make it into our history books and correct. The record for The people harmed by them to trace are passed to modern tragedies and learn how folks, over the centuries, have fought that we need to confront our racist history so that we might have a chance to defeat it once and full and Christian Peachey, the former whites of premises, who became an anti racist activist and a bringer of hard truth on each episode of that. Your Racist History, you learn about America' s conveniently overlooked racist origin stores join you as we yank off the hood and expose the lines behind some of America, so called triumphs and heroes. Gentlemen. Welcome to Fiate first rule of fight club. Is You do not talk about Bikum? Second Rule of Fight Club? Is You do not talk about fight club, the know, nothings, America' s original extremist fight club, a secret fraternity, a xenophobia, hate group, a mainstream political party when members of this group were asked about their ideology or the inner workings of the Mysterious Organization they responded with. I know nothing M same way. You never talk about fight club as immigration to the United States from Europe exploded in the late eighteen is primarily from Ireland. Due to the great potato famine and new comers mainly settled in free states. The newly established no nothings rallied support from working class whites in the north. We were fearful for their future prosperity in a demographic lly changing nascent nation, they were afraid of being replaced by foreigners. What started is arguably a small drunken street gang with code words and secret handshakes in the late eighteen is quickly turned into a mainstream political party called the native American party in the eighteen. Is America for Americans was their motto known as the know. Nothings their hateful views were clear and UNMINCED. They were nativist populist, stood against immigration and were staunchly Anti Catholic. They wanted to make America great and it was absolutely a sort of fight club in New York, a faction of the know, nothing' s official political party grew out of a violent street gang called the bowery boys run by bill, the butcher pool in Lower Manhattan in opposition to the pro immigrant political machine. At the time, Tammany Hall, you might recognize the name bill, the butcher for Martin Scorsacana, the gangs of New York Bill, the butcher, cutting as the character was named in the movie, was played by the great Daniel Dey Lewis,...

...and the film was loosely based on the feud between natives know nothing gangs like the bowery boys and rival Irish immigrant gang the dead rabbits. Though the film was creatively loaded with historical inaccuracies day Louis faithfully, embodied the butcher' s, ruthless hatred of immigrants and the violence he and others used to further than know nothing, xenophobia, political cause, the building of our country right there, Mer, cudding Americans are borning. I now see no Americans, I see trespasses Irish hawks o job for nickel water does for a time and a white man used to get a quarteron utilizing any means necessary. The know nothings made up largely of gangsters like pool intimidated people at polling places to keep who they deemed undesirable out of office, mostly freed blacks, an Irish Roman Catholics and the candidates to whom they pledged their votes. America was expanding at a rapid rate. The growth and sudden change frightened. Many poor and working class native born white Americans into asking questions like what are we going to do? If emigrants come and take our jobs? How will our culture be changed by foreigners Soum, familiar fearful rhetoric from politicians inspired hatred of the Irish and German emigrants now coming into the country to escape famine and poverty in their home countries, not to mention the people of Color and enslaved people already in America who also face tragic hardships during this time, because most of their members were descendants of the Anglo Saxon American colonists and were born in the United States. the know nothings also called themselves the native American party, but make no mistake. Indigenous peoples were not welcome in their ranks. This was a white man' s movement aimed at improving the livelihood and futures of Native White Americans and even though the no nothing movement officially ended in eighteen, sixty their members were absorbed into other political parties, namely the newly formed Republicans and their brand of xenophobia. America first politics hasn' t waned. Since this is episode six of Feur Racist History that know nothing native American movement. American politics can be broken down into waves, known as party systems by the eighteen is. the United States was at the tail end of the second party system, dominated by two main political parties, the whigs and the Democrats. American politics in the eight S, was a very different landscape than that of the founding fathers. At the dawn of the eighteenth century, gone were the days of Thomas Jefferson' s, Democratic Republicans and Alexander Hamilton' s federalists. They had been replaced in the late eighteen tis and early eighteen s by the Democrats and the whigs Andrew Jackson' s election as president in in eighteen. Twenty eight ultimately caused the shake up in American politics, as the name suggests. Jacksonian Democrats rallied behind Jackson, who portrayed himself as the leader of the common man, a proponent of state' s rights over federal power, a believer in manifest destiny or the so called God given right of the United States to expand, westward and Tan the heathen, an expander of suffrage. As long As you were white and male, and despite himself being a wealthy Tennessee in slave, one claimed to be anti elites formed in eighteen, thirty, four, the whigs...

...developed as an opposition force to the Democrats and newly elected President Andrew Jackson, whom whigs chided by calling King Andrew the party borrowed their name from the English Anti Monarchist party that had opposed the pro Catholic rulers of the seventeenth century. Another settled jab at their opposition, who they viewed as the reigning monarch of the United States, led by Kentucky and Henry Clay. Various political factions, including the National Republicans, Anti Masons and disgruntled Democrats, disillusion by Jacksonian era, politics formulated a new WIG party agenda that favored strong central government, a National Bank and federally funded infrastructure. I E railroads and public education all things, their political foes, despised, the political landscape of the United States in the eie s was a chasm of polarization, mostly between the north and south, over the issue of slavery. But even within the parties themselves, there was extreme division. For example, the WIG started out fractious and had two internal factions conscious WIGGs, who advocated for the abolition of slavery and abhorred the expansion of slavery into New Territories and cotton ways who supported the textile industry, which relied heavily on slave grown southern kind in general, the wigs were even less keen and allowing emigration and their pro slavery. Democratic counterparts, as new emigrants often align themselves with the Democratic Party and drank whiskey or beer offending. The tempered sensibilities of The whigs were proponents of state prohibition laws as the United States increased its territory and grew westward tensionss over the expansion of slavery into these new lands threatened to boil over southern Democrats made the expansion of slavery, an issue of southern survival. They were afraid that if slavery was kept out of New Territories, They would soon become outnumbered. Within the Federal Government, an anti slavery forces could snuff out the institution altogether. It' s also why the south pushed for states rights, so they could attempt to operate outside the rule of progressive federal law. The annexation of Texas in eighteen, forty, five and President James K, Polk' s subsequent war with Mexico, resulted in the addition of huge amounts of land to the United States, which increased urgency around the debate about whether or not slavery should be legal in these new territories. This massive influx and land acquisition directly coincided with an unrelated boom in emigration felt mostly in the northeast times. They were a Changin and fast well, it' s by the Hushby boys and show that to hold your noise and listen to a poor parties. Sad are shun. I was by hunger, prest and in poverty he distrest. So I took a thought. I leave the irritation over three million Irasian other European immigrants. Many of them refugees came to the United States between eighteen, forty, six and eighteen. Fifty five that' s equivalent to fifteen per cent of what the total population of the United States was in eighteen, forty, five alone. Needless to say, many home grown Americans were alarmed at the overwhelming amounts of foreigners setting up shop and home in places like New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Even coastal...

...southern states, like South Carolina, saw surges and immigration during this time. Most of these European emigrants were Catholic and the sheer volume of these new non Protestant lights, with strong religious convictions and devotion to the Vatican coming into America had nativist conspiracy, theorists running wild. was the powerful pope facilitating this massive influx in immigration to infiltrate the American government for his own game? Any fearful Protestant Americans had no trouble swallowing back conspiracy theory. The Kansas Nebraska Act finally destroyed The WHIG party in eighteen. Fifty four, the act voided, the Missouri compromise of eighteen, twenty, which had admitted main as a Free State and Missouri as a slave State, while prohibiting slavery north of the thirty six thirty parallel a line of latitude used to divide the prospective slave and free states west of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Missouri, which is mostly north of this parallel. The Kansas Nebraska Act made The issue of slavery and New Territories a matter of popular sovereignty, meaning states could decide for themselves whether or not to allow it within their borders. Conscious whigs were outraged and felt they had been hoodwinked by their fellow partymen were more or less neutral. On the slavery issue, Anti Slavery, whigs left the Party and joined the newly formed native American party that are known as the know. Nothings no nothings at least one faction had a reputation for being anti slavery, mostly because they thought the institution was akin to indentured servitude which had been used as a tool of oppression against White Protestants, among others. The Catholic Church opposed The Protestant reform movements of The era, including the abolitionist movement, simply because these movements were based on the idea that you could make society perfect, and that idea is in direct conflict with the Catholic belief of original sin. I E human beings are inherently flawed and the idea that you can abolish all poverty, slavery and suffering is akin to blasphemy. During this period, nativists also circulated a wide range of anti Catholic propaganda, including a famous work called the awful disclosures of Maria monk in eighteen. Thirty, six Maria Munk was allegedly a Canadian Catholic nun from Montreal who wrote about the horrors of the Nunnery and Catholic practices. Her work included tales of sexual deviance and abuse at the hands of clergy and how UNCO, operative and rebellious women of the faith had disappeared without a trace. She claimed babies berth as a result of the alleged abuse had been baptized strangled and dumped into a lime pit. In the nunnery basement, the book became a best seller and a sequel was published. However, it was soon discovered that Maria monk had a child at a wedlock, and many of her supporters abandon her because of it. Further investigation into her stories also found inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Perhaps the most damning of all was the critical emission that Maria Munk had been held in an asylum in her younger years, and many of the names from her book were not fellow nuns, but fellow patience, it ' s no secret that asylums at the time were rife with abuse. the Stories Maria told happened in facilities meant to care for vulnerable people. However, the abuse was likely not the result of the evil Catholic sex cult practices she claimed to have experienced, but instead of her time in the asylum. in...

...essence, it was fake news. In spite of these realizations Maria Munk' s work planted a seed, a colonel of truth was all that was needed to whip people like the know, nothings into a frenzy over her allegations. He stories put Catholics on the defensive and didn' t actually solve the root of the problem, the supposed abuse of young girls and women, and they gave the natives a more robust platform from which to tout their conspiratorial views. The order of The Star spangled banner was a secret society formed to foster xenophobia. Ideas under the guise of patriotism seems the historical playbook hasn' t changed much in this regard. Little is known about the order was a secret after all, except that the order evolved out of the even more shadowy order of United Americans. Both were fraternities that presumably only admitted White Protestant men. The order of the Star spangled banner had a set of initiation rituals known as seeing Sam, which included memorization of special signals and gestures and other covert forms of communication. Initiates also had the pledge to uphold protestantism in the face of quote popish idols. This was due to their belief that the Catholic pope was sending immigrants to illegally voted, as will in an attempt to control the United States. When asked about the secret society, members were required to respond to questions with the reply. I know nothing. This group and Mantra became the core of the no nothing movement due to the secret nature of their beginnings. It was difficult to spot a supporter overtly, but by eighteen. Fifty three, the know nothings had gained enough notoriety to be taken seriously their beliefs and values as a political party evolved into America first as a way to make their more hateful opinions easier to swallow. A at the height of their popularity, the nona things became A formidable third party, which was demonstrated in the eighteen, fifty four mid term elections. They defeated the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and installed Nathaniel P banks, a speaker of the House Democrats held the Senate, but the know nothings became the second largest majority. To this day. They hold the record for the most third party seats ever acquired in either chamber of the United States Congress in total. By Year' s end, the know nothings accounted for one hundred elected congressmen, eight governors, a controlling share of half a dozen state legislatures from Massachusetts to California and thousands of local politicians and community leaders. They also reported one million members and over ten thousand lodges associated with the Growing Group in Massachusetts. The know nothing swept The elections in eighteen, fifty four and as a result, they were able to pass some interesting legislation and mandates to start with they deported large numbers of Irish immigrants from the state and passed a personal liberty law to protect the rights of...

...escape slaves, who made it to Massachusetts, circumventing efforts of the fugitive slave law of eighteen fifty. They also racially integrated the public schools of Boston. What' s the reason for this racially progressive stance? Well, most black people of this period aligned with protestantism and were therefore worthy of protection under the know, nothing doctrine as a general political movement. The know nothings wanted to restore America to a country of quote, temperance protestantism self reliance with American nationality and work ethic, and quote supporters championed ideas such as a twenty one year, Naturalization Process for new immigrants. Removal of all Catholics from office, Mandatory Protestant Bible teachings in school and the deportation of criminals, criminals other than themselves. Of course, these last two party principles clashed in horrific violence with the tarring and feathering of a Swiss Emigrant Catholic priest named Johannas base. Bapst arrived in the United States in eighteen, forty eight. He had been sent to Maine to help guide new emigrants from Catholic countries and convert people already living there, and he was successful. However, the nonathletic a stronghold in man as they did in many states in New England in eighteen. Fifty three, the party had gained enough government seats and support to implement their plan to restore America. Mandatory Protestant Bible reading in school was one such element of the plan implemented in Ellsworth Maine, where baps lived at the time. Many of the Catholic families were understandably upset by this new mandate and turned to bapst for help. He repeatedly asked the school board made up of mostly know nothing supporters to allow the Catholic Bible for those students who wanted it. They rejected him. Students then started refusing to use the Protestant pible and were expelled. Local newspapers picked up the story and published angry letters from the community the following year in June. Eighteen, fifty four, the know: Nothings decided bapst needed to be silenced and took violent action against the priest. The mob first went to his rectory. Luckily bapst wasn' t there, but they broke every window. The priest got The message and left town, but they didn' t stop there. A week after baps left the know, nothings bombed the Catholic School House, a July eighth eighteen, fifty four they took over the town meeting they declared. If bapst was found. they would help him in quote, trying on an entire suit of new clothes, such as cannot be found at the shops of any tailor, and that when thus apparelled ye be presented with a fine ticket to leave Elsworth upon the first railroad operation that may go into effect and quote bapst on take their threats as seriously as perhaps he should have and attempted to return to Elsworth in October. The story is that a mob of over five hundred know nothings and their sympathizers dragged Johannas baps from the home where he was staying, took him into the woods, tied him to a tree and beat him. They then poured boiling hot tar over his body and dumped feathers on him, while taunting him and threatening to hang him as promised in the town meeting they made. Him Quote: ride the rail meaning the mob. Hoisted him up on a fence post wedged between his legs and carried...

...him through the town. Bapst was then dumped at the town limits and left for dead. The priests survived The ordeal but never returned to Ellsworth. Despite outraged from the community and in the media, no charges were ever filed against his attackers. While this story is shocking, it is far from the only violence and parted at the hands of the know, nothings and nativists. During this time, between eighteen, forty, four in eighteen, fifty eight major cities saw increased xenophobia, an anti Catholic crime associated with the rhetoric of the know, nothings, some of which evolved into riots, supporters, burn down, church Trus, hurt and killed innocent people and terrorized, Irish and German American immigrants. Their control and influence over the law and legislature allowed them to get away with it, newspapers that sided with them published pro native as stories and political cartoons in eighteen. Fifty six, Thomas R, Whitney a New York journalist politician and know nothing figurehead published the extremely long titled Book, a Defense of the American policy, as opposed to the encroachments of foreign influence and especially to the interference of the papacy and the political interests and affairs of the United States. The twenty sixth chapter work dedicates six entire chapters just to discuss ANTIPATICA Romanism and the quote dangers of Catholicism in it. Whitney repeatedly reiterates the conspiratorial suggestion that papal powers were influencing American politics. The claim soon became The ideological doctrine of The knownothing. William Pool was born on July, Twenty Fourth Eighteen, Twenty one in Sussex County New Jersey by the early eighteen. His pool was working in learning the family trade in his family' s butcher, shop and Washington market in Lower Manhattan New York, which he eventually took over developing brutal fighting skills early on pool became a noted, boxer and street brawler in New York City, a leader by nature. He formed the WASH ING ton street game and is often credited with a founding roll in the bowery boy ' s nativist gang of over two hundred fighters because of his trade and his notoriously dirty fighting style. He was known to bite the noses and ears off of his opponents and carve people up with butcher knives. William Poole had earned the name bill, the butcher by the time he was twenty years old. The social climate of New York City in The eighteen is was highly volatile and segregated by culture, race, country of origin, religion and class bill. The butcher having been born in America was a nativist through and through, and his involvement with the bowery boys would have exposed him to a variety of nativist groups, including, but not limited to the order of the Star spangled banner and the order of United Americans precursors to the know. Nothings, though wholly disorganized, these men and a few women were united in their hatred of immigrants, Catholics and the Irish sid from the town of manyfold. I want the situation and I want it very bad. I' ve seen employment and advertised is just the things as I, but the dirty Sotian in no Irish a well when the know nothing party became the official native American party in eighteen.

Fifty four bill, the butcher morphet into a political leader. His gang members, were the boots on the ground sent to do the party' s bidding. They gathered at polling places, intimidated and beat up emigrants before they could vote and generally terrorized any one in lower Manhattan, not associated with the nativist movement. By the time he was thirty one years old, William Bill, the butcher pool was one of the most famous men living in New York City, mostly because of his brawling, the Baucher and roughing up of polling places, and he made plenty of enemies. One night in February of eighteen, fifty five bill had a run in with an Irishman named John Morrisy. Worcey was a champion boxer and an opposing Tammany Hall man who had been regularly higher to protect, pulling places from bill and Asgool. They were old adversaries. The butcher was apparently feeling quite good about himself and yelling about how tough he was when Morris. he decided he had had enough Morris. He walked up to bill spit in his face and drew a gun on him. He fired all of his shots, but missed leaving him unarmed and facing one of the fiercest fighters in Lower Manhattan. Bill pulled his own pistol, ready to kill Morrisey where he stood lucky for Morrisy, a friend of his intervened and convinced bill. It wasn' t a fair fight, exasperated bill, threw down his pistol and produced two butcher knives. He placed them upon the bar and instructed Morrisy to pick his weapon a prospect Morris. He didn' t relish, since it was known throughout the city that bill the butcher could throw a butcher knifee through an inch of wood at twenty feet. Police broke up the fight and told both bill and Morrisy to go home mor as he did as he was told. But bill came back to the pub with two of his friends, presumably to antagonize Morrice' s friends, who remained within minutes half a dozen friends of Morse' s associates crowded into the bar, specifically two men named Louis Baker and Jim Turner Turner took Amat Bill using his arm to steady his huge revolver, but accidentally shot himself. Instead, he hit the floor but managed to get a second shot off. That hid his target and the knee as bill crumpled to the floor. Louis Baker, who had himself been beaten in the street by bill a few weeks before grabbed the butcher' s Lapelle and fired his revolver twice into him. One bullet settled into his abdomen, the other pierced his heart. Despite this build the butcher through one last knife that landed in the door jam before he finally collapsed on the ground, miraculously William Pool lived for eleven more days after the incident, giving plenty of time for him to spin the story to the hundreds of people filing past his sick bed. By the time he died, nearly two hundred and fifty thousand mourners had packed into lower Manhattan to pay their respects papers across the country reported the butcher' s famous alleged last words quote good bye boys. I die a true American from February twenty second to the twenty fifth of eighteen. Fifty six, the know nothing native American party held a convention having established themselves as the main opposition to the Democrats. They needed to find the right candidate to put forth. As president former President Millard fillmore was selected as the presidential...

...candidate and Andrew Jackson, Donaldson a prominent Tennessean and award a former president Andrew Jackson was selected as the vice presidential candidate Philmores camp would later say that he was not even present at the convention and never put his name forward for nomination. In fact, Philmore was never a card carrying know. Nothing but he agreed with their stance on emigration and stated that the native American party was quote the only hope of forming a truly National Party which shall ignore this constant and distracting agitation of slavery and quote nevertheless, the Paralos election. They received twenty one per cent of the popular vote, but only received a total of eight electoral college votes finishing a distant third in general voting, the eighteen, fifty six American convention and Millard Fillmore' s subsequent election loss marked the beginning of the end for the know. Nothings as the civil war loomed, the party ' s lack of a unified position on slavery caused fissures too deep to be repaired in order to become a viable national party and filled the void left by the whigs. No, nothing leaders had avoided discussing the country' s most controversial issue at the time there were ardent abolitionists know nothing and there were pro slavery, know nothings, but following the eighteen, fifty six convention, it was clear. Slavery was no longer an issue. They could ignore. The party couldn' t pick aside without splitting their coalition in two people, allegedly including Abraham, Lincoln, criticized the Anti Slavery, know nothings as hypocrites, but Lincoln was afraid to make overt anti natives statements in public for fear of losing support. He wanted to maintain an air of neutrality in order to prevent the versioning Republican Party from being associated with extreme abolitionists, while also leaving the door open for x, know nothings to join his party in Private Lincoln, criticized the nativists in eighteen. Fifty five letter to his close friend, Joshua speed, Lincoln said quote: I am not a know, nothing that is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes be in favor of degrading classes of white people? As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal? We now practically read it. All men are created equal, except negroes. When the know nothings get control, it will read. All men are created equal except Negroes, and foreigners s and Catholics, and quote the know. Nothing native American party eventually disintegrated because just like the whigs, they couldn' t agree in a hard line. Stance on the issue of slavery, while Democrats alternately became stronger because they unified under the banner of protecting southern slavery, know nothings, who were in the anti slavery camp, joined the newly formed Republican Party and the ones who weren' t joined the Democrats, but even as the party dissolved native as sentiment, lingered, the Ku Klux clan established in the wake of the civil war, had lost some steam in the eighteen s and s, but was revived in the nineteen teens. Thanks to the film the birth of a nation, their membership boomed because of it, and the group Marf into a native as terrorist movement. That smelled a lot like the know, nothings...

...to quote historian William Star Myers from his nineteen twenty four piece: no nothings and the Ku Klux clan quote, with the possible exception of masks, robes and other like paraphernalia. the Ku Klux clan is an almost complete replica of the old know, nothing movement of the s of the last century. It professes the same objects and uses nearly the same methods and quote most clan members were reliably loyal to the old Democrats at nineteen. Twenty four Democratic convention in Madison Square Garden, twenty thousand clan members held across burning across the river in New Jersey to intimidate one of the candidates up for nomination against their own. A fellow clan member named William mackadoo candidate they were protesting, was Catholic and opposed. Prohibition Barry know nothing since eighteen sixty there have been two consistent political parties in America, the Republicans and the Democrats, but it' s not that simple, as the issues have changed and the people have changed, the platforms of these parties have also shifted significantly in no deal for the American faith. If we look at t e t s, when Franklin D, Roosevelt became president and orchestrated the new deal, IE public assistance programs meant to ease the suffering cause by the Great Depression. It started a change of allegiance for many voters before Roosevelt southern whites typically voted Democrat, whereas black voters and northern whites generally voted reliably Republican. But after the new deal, some of these Republican voters realized the Democratic Party might better represent their interests and vice versa. My fellow Americans, I am about to sign into law a Civil Rights Act, one thousand nine hundred and sixty four. I want to take this occasion to talk to you about what that law means to every America. The shift intensified when President Lyndon B Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the voting right to Act into law in the s black voters who never considered voting Democrat because of the Party' s history of supporting Jim Crow laws and segregation, suddenly shifted and became ardent supporters of the party white southerners outraged by the new legislation, jumped ship and started voting Republican President Richard Nixon' s southern strategy. I e the use of racist rhetoric on the campaign trail to entice white southern voters all but solidified. This shift even to day within the Republican Party. There still appears to be similarity stemming from the know, nothings whom it absorbed back in the eighteen s, namely their anti emigration and native. As stance when Mexico sends his people they' re not sending their best they' re, not sending you they' re not sending you they' re, sending people that have lots of problems and they' re bringing those problems with us. They' re bringing drugs theyre, bringing crime their rapist and some, I assume, a good people. The no nothing started as a violet secret society, built upon an unfounded fear that the Catholic Pope and the Vatican were sending emigrants to infiltrate American government for the purposes of control. If we look at modern right wing groups like the neo, fascist, proud boys and conspiracy,...

...driven Quean on people who almost certainly vote Republican. These groups are built upon similar conspiracy theories and practices of exclusion and white American chauvinism, and they use fear of the other to recruit new followers. Like the know, nothings groups Like the proud boys have also found ways to mainstream their toxic political ideologies and they provide opportunities to express them violent formed in two thousand. Sixteen, the proud boys claimed to be a fraternal organization of quote Western Chauvinists who seek to stamp out political correctness and a so called White Gilt agenda. From its inception, the group has been steeped in violence, members routinely spew anti Moslem and white supremacies rhetoric. Dozens have been arrested and charged with violence, and the group often serves as a gateway to the broader and more violent white supremists movement. Podbys are often present at allright gatherings and protests, including the deadly two thousand a D. Seventeen unite the right rally in Charlottesville Virginia, which a former prodol helped co organize and at the storming of the US capital on January six, two thousand and twenty one were several members have been charged with federal crimes. They believe women belong in the home, raising children and their leader has publicly questioned women' s right to vote initiation into the proud boys also has a very fight club feel to it. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are varying degrees of membership all with their own initiation protocols, including public declaration, that you are a Western chauvinist and quote getting into a fight for the cause. If the tactic of the president has done time and again when controversies emerged often he says he does not know about it. He' s not aware of it. I know nothing about wicky leaks, it' s not my thing. I don' t know who the hell wrote that line, I' m not sure I know nothing about the project other than I didn' t like. When I read about it, I didn' t like it. I know nothing about it. I' ve never heard that I' ve never heard of that. I don' t know Poutin. I think it would be great if we get along with Russia, they like to say the Russians rushes of it' s the Russians, doing the hacking. Maybe there is no hacking out the black wives matter. I mean, what' s your take on that, I know nothing about it. I' m seeing lots of bad self about it right now. Actually I know nothing about that. You went on. I just find You very litely, You told me, but what You tell me doesn' t necessarily make it fact. I hate to say that I know nothing about it. You do now. I don' t know. No, I don ' t know, I don' t know who the proud boys are. I mean you have to give me a definition, because I really don' t know who they are. Former President Donald Trump is among many modern republican leaders who have continually refused to denounce these groups and their ideas, because they are part of the Republican voter base. Instead of denouncing the proud boys when asked about them during a two thousand and twenty presidential debate, trump instead gave them an order to quote stand back and stand by, and they heard him loud and clear. You want to call him. What do You want to call him? Give me a name Give me why you surprise, I said I can I outran Rit prosad back and stand by political violence ensued because of it. Trump' s candidacy in presidency emboldens such groups, and they built quite the following during his tenure. A two thousand eighteen study by the southern poverty law center found that fifteen per cent of users of far right forms. They surveyed indicated that groups like the proud boys were an important influence on their political development. Even since former president trump has left office and despite the horrifying...

...storming of the U S, capital public polling indicates that trump remains popular with much of the Republican base. As due As Anti Emigrant and xenophobia fews and those of white supremis groups like the proud boys, the group' s violent tactics are also becoming accepted by many, including those who participated in and supported the attack on January six, two thousand and twenty one. A study on the capital insurrection conducted by the Chicago Project on Security and threats at the University of Chicago found that, although quote only ten per cent of those charged were members of established, far Wright organizations. The remaining ninety per cent of The ordinary rioters are part of a still congealing mass movement on the right that has shown itself willing to put violence at its core and quote a few. Prominent Republicans have spoken out and distance themselves from what the Party has become. America is starting to breathe again a decent man as president a plan to protect us. It feels almost normal, but it' s not Republicans still will not admit that President Biden was legally elected, which means they don' t believe in democracy. they believe in election is only legitimate if they were the Lincoln project. Political Action Committee made up a former and current Republicans formed in two thousand and nineteen and sought to defeat Donald Trump in two thousand and twenty, as well as any Republican senators up for re election who had supported him trump administration officials, who resigned like former Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Counter Terrorism, Elizabeth Newman have been very vocal in their disgust with the shift and the Party under trump and continually condemned violent extremist groups and the politicians who empower them. God has blessed America, Mister Speaker, but our freedom only survives if we protect it if we honor our oaths taken before God in this chamber to support and defend the constitution. If we recognize threats to freedom when they arise to day, we face a threat. America has never seen before a former president who provoked a violent attack on this capital in an effort to steal. The election has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence. The O conservative Liz Cheney, a US representative from Wyoming, was ousted this spring. As the chair of the House Republican confidence for supporting the impeachment of trump for his role in the capital siege and for her criticism of his false stolen election narrative, what will happen between now and to two thousand and twenty four presidential election? Are we witnessing another emerging faction within an established American political party? Will more republicans join in descent and seek to build a new which side of this divide will prevail, or will we always every day Americans are increasingly being sucked in by the fear, mongering and empty promises made by far right? Extremist groups like the proud boys and by people like Donald Trump? Can these efforts be countered? Can these bad actors be out organized? There is an Islamic invasion into our government offices right now. Okay, they are you. you saw after mid term elections what we saw so many Muslims elected. I don' t know- I don' t know the exact number, but there were quite a few. What we had that woman out of Minnesota now she' s...

...going into Congress and she' s, got to wear a head covering. You know they want to put their hand on the Koran and be sworn in. No, You have to be sworn it on the Bible, but we have an Islamic invasion into our government offices. Those who care about democracy and hope to defeat Those who want to destroy it better, get to work, because history is repeating itself. That' s all for to day join me next time, as we shine a light on another shameful chapter of our country ' s racist path. We can' t beat the problem if We can ' t see it. You' ve been listening to F your racist history. If you like what you' ve heard, do us a favor and rate us on whichever platform you listening, it helps you can get more information on this and other episodes at Fur. Racist History, com for on your favorite podcast gap, fur racist History is produced by gold note and distributed by sounder. This episode was researched, fact, checked and written by Maggie coome and Jasmine brand links to source material and references are included in the show nots. Our editor is Ken Pendola Music is courtesy of flat foot. Fifty six jamie mole is our producer and I' m the executive producer, your host Christian pea children. Thank you for joining, see you next time and is always f your racist history, a.

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