I don't really give a crap about who lynched who and when. The main point I was trying to make is that when vigilante groups arise, it's not like there is completely no reason for them.<quoted text>
The KKK didn't lynch those victims. That organization didn't exist between 1870-1915. Only prior, and then a totally different organization with the same name from 1915-1946.
The most recent example is Yugoslavia ... when things were going well, people tolerated each other. When things got tight, the grievances that had been festering for a couple of generations came out and there were scores to settle.
The point I am trying to make is that the salient details are hidden from us.
It is only because of the internet that I discovered the true Genesis of how the KKK came about, about the carpetbaggers being of Jewish origin, and about the Palestinian Christians supporting the Palestinian cause.
The common meme is that white people are inherently evil and they banded together because they are ignorant racists and they went after certain groups just for the hell of it.
The reality is that they had a reason for doing what they did.
Likewise, the common meme about the Palestinians is that they are Muslims and that Muslims are inherently evil and the Jews are on the same team as the Christians.
The reality is that even if Muslim and Christian relations are often frayed, the Christians consider themselves as being on the same side as the Muslims.
These are the realities that everybody seems to want to whitewash.