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a circle. It was, according to the author of KKK, directly derived from the Klan name and from White history because the crosswheel is found in every White civilization. The crosswheel represents a Christian cross, the wheel of creativity, the circle of unity, motion, and also the ancient Aryan symbol for the sun — or light. Over the centuries no symbol has come to represent the totality of the White race better than the crosswheel. (KKK) The Fiery Cross is used as a Klan symbol to represent their ideals of Christian Civilization. Supposedly, it does not represent the destruction of the cross, instead it is meant to represent the lighting of the cross; the truth and light of the Holy Bible, and ?the blazing spirit of the White Race.? (KKK) It is also said to be that the Fiery

Cross was used in Scottish history as a signal of opposition to tyranny and obedience to God. In an essay titled ?Why We Light the Cross?, written by an unknown author he elaborates on why the Klan lights the cross. Why We Light the Cross From the sacred pages of the Holy Bible comes the sad sweet story of the Holy Cross of Calvary. This Holy Cross is our symbol of sacrifice and service, and a sign of the Christian religion. It was sanctified and made Holy almost 2000 years ago by the suffering and blood of over 50 million martyrs who died in the most Holy Faith. The Cross stands in every Klan Den as a constant reminder that Jesus Christ is our Criterion of character and His teachings our life blood, bought Holy, sanctified and sublime. This old Cross was bathed in the Blood of

our Lord Jesus Christ and became transformed into the symbol of faith, hope and love. Today it is used to rally the forces of Christianity against the ever-increasing hordes of the anti-Christ and the enemies of America and the White Race. We light the Cross with fire to signify to the world that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Where the Holy Light shall shine, there will be dispelled evil, darkness, gloom and despair. The Light of Truth dispels ignorance and superstition as fire purifies gold and silver, but destroys wood and stubble. So by the fire of the Cross of Calvary, we cleanse and purify our virtues by burning out our vices with the fire of His Word. Who can look upon this sublime symbol, or sit in its sacred Holy Light without being inspired with a Holy desire

and determination to be a better person? By this Holy Light of the Cross, we will persevere. Another traditional symbol of the Ku Klux Klan is their robe and hood. Originally the robe and hood were used to intimidate, scare, and otherwise conceal the identity of Klan members. Today, the Klansman?s robe and hood are not typically used for the purpose of wrongdoing. In fact, the Ku Klux Klan will argue that in many old Christian rituals, as illustrated by the carrying of the Pastas in Spain, the hood was worn as a symbol of humility, of anonymity in doing good works. This was ?the conception of the hood when the Klan was ably led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and this is its true meaning for Klan members – selfless dedication to God, the nation, the white race, Klan Brothers

and Sisters and the Klan Movement.? (Klan) The Ku Klux Klan has no useful place in today?s society and America would only benefit from its disbanding. The ideals that the Ku Klux Klan is conceived upon are extreme, radical, and disruptive. The American society has no room for any activities that go against the endeavors for racial equality and integration of the races. Maclean, Nancy. Behind the Mask of Chivalry. New York: Oxford University Press. 1994. Sims, Patsy. The Klan. The University Press of Kentucky. 1996. Tourgee, Albion Winegar. The Invisible Empire. Louisiana State University Press. 1989. The KKK Homepage.