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Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

Created: 10/14/16

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davinamw

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Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?


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rebeccar

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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

They are the hired guns, the ones who will do anything to manipulate America to keep it divided between haves and have nots- despite what laws might technically be on the books.


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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

Considering this country in the 60's (or even today) racial anger is often ignored. As someone who lives in the south, the hate hasn't exactly been overcome. The theories presented in the book are as viable as any other conspiracy theories; especially with JFK, since that murder was never truly solved.


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ginnyb

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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

These books spent a good bit of ink pointing to the lawlessness of the Double Eagles and the passivity of the townspeople, much of which was most likely rooted in fear. Just as the Nazis played on the fears of so many otherwise "good," churchgoing, German people, most of whom turned their backs on their neighbors & friends of many years, so too did the Double Eagles silence others with fear. This is not to suggest that those who remain silent in the face of such evil and injustice may not harbor their own hatred, thus serving as silent cheerleaders for groups like the Double Eagles. The Double Eagles sprung directly from the KKK before going underground as the Eagles. The Klan came into being following the Civil War and in large numbers, they continued to terrorize and murder African-Americans, as well as those who sympathized with them, through the 1950s and during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Martin Luther King had many threats made on his life and the situation posed by the Eagles (to lure Robert Kennedy to Natchez by killing King) would have provided, through the fear and passive acceptance of the townspeople, sufficient cover for the Double Eagles to kill him. Sadly, just as Dallas provided fertile soil for the assassination of the president, the soil of Natchez was well fertilized by the hatred and violence of the Klan and the Klan's offspring, the Double Eagles.


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dianaps

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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

It's like the Double Eagles took over where the KKK left off with their rampage of fear and hatred .


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crofly

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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

They play a vital role. Isles does a good job of showing how racism permeated in the 60's and continues to this day. The Double Eagles are ideal hired guns because those hiring them can put all the blame on them if things ever go awry. They would be easy fall men because their racism is transparent while those that hire them appear as model citizens to the outside world and escape scrutiny.


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dawnc

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RE: Where does the Double Eagles history of crime and hate play into the many assassinations that took place in the 1960s?

It seems that when the Double Eagles started to gain momentum they escalated the violence to create chaos and put fear in the public. This is not new, it worked for the Nazi's, and Saddam Hussain, ISIS, etc.


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