Magic Theatre

In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.

Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.

In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.

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How Superman Defeated the Ku Klux Klan | Mental Floss (via sarkos)

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I ain’t the world’s best writer nor the world’s best speller
But when I believe in something I’m the loudest yeller

“Stetson Kennedy,” Woody Guthrie

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If Woody Guthrie wrote a song about your merits, you freaking HAD them.

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Stetson Kennedy: American Badass.

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wilwheaton:

Joseph Fink, for. the. win.

wilwheaton:

Joseph Fink, for. the. win.

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dare-g said: how are things ?

Good. Just living that hipster Afghanistan life.  Telling people I listened to the band Call to Prayer before it got cool, you know.

How are you?

Those people on Tumblr you never talk to but you reblog each other so you assume you are friends.

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pixelatedvoice:

canyoushipit:

I read smut before bed like it’s a fucking bedtime story

but is
is a fucking bedtime story.

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spoonstrek:

I’m still upset about Borders closing

Borders closed while I was deployed.  When I came back to a Borders-less America I responded like Charleston Heston at the end of Planet of the Apes. “You Animals!….”

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wonderfullynerdy said: Why do you magic theatre

dare-g:

because steppenwolf 

“You know, mobile phone tumors: far more likely in the city. Well you know what, so is everything else.
Including sex, coffee, and conversation.”

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we-smoke-the-blunts:

grodylawks:

i am so blown away by this. had to reblog. and need to attempt to do this one Halloween.although failure is certain.


so amazing

we-smoke-the-blunts:

grodylawks:

i am so blown away by this.
had to reblog.
and need to attempt to do this one Halloween.

although failure is certain.

so amazing

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