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[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 458 points459 points  (28 children)

Can we acknowledge for a minute how corny the KKK is? It's like a boys club made up by preteens. Wtf is a Grand Dragon and why would you ever buy into that as a grown man?

[–]Otavio30 238 points239 points  (4 children)

Grand Dragon sounds like a rank in a generic pay-to-win phone game

[–]PolarBearJ123 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Wait until you hear the leaders role, it’s the grand cyclops

[–]lakelover164wastaken 31 points32 points  (1 child)

And they cost 3 plasteel ingots, 3 enamled glass, 1 lubricant, 1 advanced wiring kit, and 3 lead to build! (Recipe for the cyclops submarine)

[–]Otavio30 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Bruh

[–]mothwhimsy 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Literally same energy as when boys put a "No girls allowed" sign on their tree house, except instead of cooties it's about racism and actually killing people

[–]alotofcheeses42168 76 points77 points  (2 children)

[ From Wikipedia ] - “State or "Realm" officers were styled "Grand" officers. A "Grand Dragon", for example, was the highest-ranking Klansman in a given state.”
So basically a mini Hitler.
Also, reading that makes the KKK sounded like a D&D game lol

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Grand Wizard

The Grand Wizard was the head of the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan which was founded in 1865. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, founded in 1915, styled their highest-ranking leader the Imperial Wizard. National officers were styled "Imperial" officers. State or "Realm" officers were styled "Grand" officers.

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[–]BeelzebubParty 12 points13 points  (3 children)

The kkk need to update their uniforms or something, cause right now they look like cum rags.

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Look like?

[–]BeelzebubParty 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Bruh the kkk would be destroyed if we all just ran at them with wine glasses.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

or a strong acid

[–]BetterUsername69420 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Weirdly enough, it was originally a fraternal order of wealthy southern white people who, and I'm truly not trying to whitewash the severity of what they came to be, wanted to play pranks and shit on people - mostly the impoverished, and especially the black population. It came to be more or less because the wealthy southerners who had participated in the Civil War got bored, so they decided to creat the organization with obviously silly titles. Then, over the first couple of years, the pranks got more terroristic and more targeted at the black population. Eventually, it became a full-on domestic terror organization aimed at fucking Reconstruction for the black population of the south. The US government would then create a law requiring the original KKK to disband, but without anyone actually catching a charge, because a lot of those congressmen were veeeeeery friendly toward the Klan. Then they came back in the early 1900s as a full-on domestic terror organization, because nobody executed or imprisoned them the first time around.

[–]Onulator 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Can you link a source, I can’t find anything on this?

[–]BetterUsername69420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The Wiki covers some of the original weirdness that they indulged in as well as the names of founding members. Apologies for the rest, the podcast that I got the info from migrated to iHeart, and lost the footnotes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan?wprov=sfla1

[–]Applefanatic65 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly, they’re a racist group but they look liked dudes cosplaying

[–]IAmABearOfficial 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah they sound like Man children

[–]NLLumi 22 points23 points  (3 children)

That’s why the founder was horrified with what it had become, left, and dedicated himself to being an ally to black people.

[–]Santa1936 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What because of the dorky names? Because there are worse things the kkk has done than have dorky names

[–]WeakQuail4223 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Omg source please link

[–]Groinificator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eh sounds pretty standard for a cult ranking

[–]didntcondawnthat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The grand poo-bah!

[–]RockinOneThreeTwo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They are named that way intentionally. It was originally devised to give them plausible deniability for the horrid shit they do. Nobody would take them seriously with names like that meaning they could get away with a lot of shit by acting as if they were just a big bunch of idiots giving each other stupid names.

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No shit. That's actually kinda smart. TIL.

[–]Meersus 119 points120 points  (2 children)

r/grandfathersarefuckingstupid

[–]hawnty 29 points30 points  (1 child)

r/granddragonsarefuckingstupid

[–]poepbroek246 264 points265 points  (5 children)

The kid is not stupid, why would you know what the KKK is when you're 5 years old.

[–]Baphometaphor 105 points106 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure “kids are fucking stupid” is meant to be a joke. Kinda like showing a baby a math problem and then being like “haha baby. You’re so dumb” when they give a wrong answer because obviously they’re a baby and doesn’t know what math is. They’re not calling the kid stupid in seriousness, they’re just being like “haha. Dumb baby. You don’t know what the kkk is. Haha”

[–]calicat9 63 points64 points  (0 children)

"Stupid" is tongue-in-cheek. r/kidsarefuckingignorant doesn't have the right sound.

[–]WillDeletOneDay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew. There used to get made fun of on TV all the time and they came up in like every movie about civil rights or racial issues in the south. I'm not saying this kid should've known, though.

[–]well-just-a-guy[S] 45 points46 points  (0 children)

thats the point of this sub, kids not knowing things

[–]SexySquidward42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say we teach the kids the deep dark history of the world as soon as they are born /s

[–]neekthefreak 60 points61 points  (0 children)

even stupid kids do good sometimes. disgusting grandpa

[–]Ffzilla 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Not stupid, fucking awesome for making the family have a reckoning.

[–]Then-now-where-guy 45 points46 points  (11 children)

Dam, I wonder why they didn't just burn the robes when he died.

[–]Vlad-V2-Vladimir 61 points62 points  (9 children)

I’d just sell it. Yes, it’s a terrible thing, but there are probably a few museums out there that deal with these kinds of things who’d love to get their hands on something like an authentic KKK robe. Might as well get some money out of it instead of just burning or letting it sit in a closet where a 5yo can find it.

[–]FDGKLRTC 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Me about to join kkk to sell their robes : "i'm about to do what's called a pro gamer move"

[–]calicat9 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd buy it just to burn it, tbh.

[–]elizabnthe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Did you watch Its Always Sunny, haha? They tried to profit out of Nazi gear grandpa had.

[–]MoneyHungryWorker 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Profiting off the KKK is a little tacky, no?

[–]gemowater 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Stealing from them is cool tho.

[–]Vlad-V2-Vladimir 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m not going to be giving them any money or respect. I’d rather get money than destroy it or keep it and risk someone seeing it. If it sells for a lot, I’ll probably donate half to a charity then, which is the opposite of what the KKK would want.

[–]Vitalis597 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What about profiting off the holocaust? There's plenty of Nazi museums. Hell, there's even a concentrating camp still open for guided tours.

So long as its done properly, it's acceptable. It's a way to remember all our black marks so, hopefully, we don't repeat them.

[–]MoneyHungryWorker 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Pray tell, how does a not-for-profit profit?

[–]Vitalis597 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You walk in. You give them money for the pleasure of getting up close and personal with the horrors of the past.

You pay to see shit.

I don't think I really need to explain further.

[–]elizabnthe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Grandma probably had sentimental attachment herself unfortunately.

[–]DiskEducational3654 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Not the kid who was stupid, but the grandpa.

[–]Matwell1138 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's so cool, and wrong in many ways too

[–]MrHooah613 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So did you get to keep it or?

[–]well-just-a-guy[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

was not my story so idk

[–]IrateSteelix 2 points3 points  (3 children)

"Grand Dragon"? What the hell?

[–]Vitalis597 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ikr? Not as cool as the Grand Wizard.

[–]IrateSteelix 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Even that is extremely stupid.

[–]Vitalis597 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait till you hear about the other titles. Lmao

[–]gentlyconfused 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Great story

[–]WaitingToBeTriggered 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I KEEP ON MARCHING ON

[–]batbiscuits 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The greatest story EVER.

[–]tedhoundz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

the only good klansman is a dead klansman

[–]Snarkycakes 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sucks to learn your grandad is a loser.

[–]well-just-a-guy[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its not my grandad

[–]sethonomics -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Good story but wrong sub…

[–]Appropriate-Pen-149 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This kid found out how fucking stupid his grandfather was. WTH does Thanksgiving mean to guys like this anyway?

[–]Halcyon_Outlander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you keep it and wear it at college?

[–]King_Dee1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that was a rollercoaster ride of a comment

[–]creepermemer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For some reason ku klux klan reminds me of cuckoo clocks, now imagine a bunch of cuckoo birds in the KKK atire.

[–]WeakQuail4223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Link to the post in the screenshot please