Skip to comments.From The JFK Assassination Files: Was Lyndon Johnson A Klansman?
Posted on 10/28/2017 6:28:17 PM PDT by bkopto
...this memo from William A. Branigan, an FBI agent who later rose to become chief of the Bureaus counterintelligence division before he retired in 1976. Branigans investigative work was important; he was instrumental in investigations that led to the espionage convictions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Col. Rudolph Abel and Kaarlo Tuomi, as well as working the JFK assassination. In the memo below, Branigan is passing on information to William C. Sullivan, who at the time was the head of the FBIs domestic intelligence division.
The information being passed along counts more as rumor than anything else, though perhaps with an added flavor of credibility given that the source claiming then-president Lyndon Baines Johnson, who ascended to the White House after the Kennedy assassination, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan might well have been in a position to know.
That Johnson would have been a member of the Klan wouldnt be much of a surprise, frankly. As a member of the Senate he had fought vigorously against civil rights legislation favored by President Eisenhower and Republicans on Capitol Hill, and early in his political career Johnson was guilty of all kinds of statements in support of the Jim Crow reality in the South.
And when Johnson was trying to pass the Great Society package, there is a famous (infamous?) story which had him telling a Southern governor riding with him on Air Force One that by passing of the civil rights and welfare bills he was pushing, Ill have those n*ggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.
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Did he say after passing the Civil Rights legislation that "I'll have those n****** voting democrat for the next 200 years"?
How many people were required to initial that memo prior to approval? I thought my office was management heavy, but that is seriously impressive.
LBJ was a POS who stage a coup on November 22, 1963.
“Did he say after passing the Civil Rights legislation that “I’ll have those n****** voting democrat for the next 200 years”?
Yes, he said that.
There is absolutely no proof of that, only tin foil hat speculation and rumor.
I thought it was only 50 years...
There's no proof of anything when it comes to the Kennedy assassination, but Roger Stone sure make a good case for suspecting that LBJ was a driving force.
All that I’ve seen said 200 years.
Johnson was born in 1908, so I’m not sure if he would have been of age during the 2nd incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan, the Invisible Empire, in the 1920s but to an extent, I think they were a bit of a fraternal organization.
“... early days of career....”
Robert Byrd was a member, have a more recent version of the Klan had advertisements in Ron Paul’s newsletter?
What does it mean to be in the Klan? Was Harry Trumam ever in the Klan? He might have paid membership dues at one point but was certainly never a serious member. One can look that up.
Roger Stone also uses Judyth Baker as a source (Judyth actually says Oswald knew Rafael Cruz), she claimed to be Lee Harvey Oswald’s girlfriend. Though, nothing here is confirmed, Judyth Baker seems to be a dubious source and called an outright fraud by many.
Nobody hated LBJ more than my Dad, especially about the Silver Star Johnson received in WWII for simply riding in an airplane.
“Nobody hated LBJ more than my Dad, especially about the Silver Star Johnson received in WWII for simply riding in an airplane”.
The same with my Dad. WW II vets who knew about that didn’t like it one bit.
Was Jimmy Carter? It’s documented history that the clan helped him win his first run for Governor.
Is the pope communist?
Which was prescribed to by most people who actually knew him across the political spectrum.
But other than that...
If he did he was right.
I have looked it up, many years ago. Truman was a typical member of the klan which was nothing like the modern Klan.
Just about any politician in certain areas were members, that is if they were Democrats.
Truman was also a member of the Pendergast Gang.
Wouldn’t surprise me in the least judging from what one could observe by watching him. He was a real sleaze.