Rereading Sanger's own account of her Ku Klux Klan speech, one thing really jumped out at me the other day. Here are some of the more relevant passages:
"Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan..."
"After three hours I was summoned at last and entered a bright corridor filled with wraps. As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. "
"In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York."
12 invitations to speak to similar groups! That must have been one heck of a speech to our nation's premiere hate group! What could the racist founder of Planned Parenthood possibly have said to inspire such a reaction? How did she engage this hate group so that the "conversation went on and on" late into the night? What were the "simple illustrations " that made this hate group go so ga-ga over Maggie?
Of course, if Margaret Sanger simply repeated some of the things she had said elsewhere, the Ku Klux Klanners would have been puddy in her hands:
"Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated."
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Yes, a couple of lines like the one's above, and you can imagine the murmur in the crowd as the Ku Klux Klanners whispered to each other things like:
"We really must have her talk at our next Klan rally in Peoria...this lady is phenomenal."
"Oh yes, they will love the way Maggie refers to Negroes as 'human weeds.'"
"My husband will love her...she sounds just like him!"
Given Sanger's long history of racist quotes , it is no surprise "the conversation went on and on" between this racist women and the Ku Klux Klan.
Yes, Maggie must have really brought her "A-game" that night to get 12 additional invitations to similar hate groups.
Since Margaret Sanger was so open about speaking to the Ku Klux Klan and so outspoken about her hatred of Blacks, I am always surprised when critics object to my annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest. What can possibly be wrong with depicting Margaret Sanger at a Ku Klux Klan Rally when she openly admits to it in her autobiography? She even refers to the women "parading with banners and illuminated crosses" and describes it as "one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing."
Of course, if Sanger had been a conservative Christian, any made-for-TV movie about her life made by Hollywood would necessarily open with Margaret Sanger giving her fiery speech before the adoring women of the Ku Klux Klan with her past racist quotes inserted into her mouth in an attempt to most accurately depict the event. There would be entire books and plays dedicated to the event and elementary school students would learn about it in 4th, 6th and 8th grades.
But since Sanger founded the McDonald's of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood, the mainstream media, who are just as ga-ga over Maggie and the Klan was, just ignores that magical night in Silver Lake when Maggie cut loose and won the hearts of a hate group. So until Hollywood does its job and tells the true story about Margaret Sanger, our tiny blog will continue with its annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest - - so begin preparing now for the 3rd Annual contest in October.