Lawrence Krauss - The Unbelievers (2013)
yes, something that is so central to your being that if you lose it you think that you won’t feel you’re human anymore being proved wrong is a good thing for you.
Stetson Kennedy joined the KKK and he leaked all their goofy lingo and secret passwords to the people who were writing The Adventures of Superman radio series back in the forties and so every week it was Superman fighting the KKK with all the up to the minute passwords and handshakes and bogus cultish nonsense, so these grand wizards would come home and they would see their kids playing KKK versus Superman on the front lawn and it was Superman winning and all the current passwords… and they found this so humiliating and this was so corrosive and Stetson Kennedy was still inside the clan, he would see the aftermath of these effects at meetings.
I’m sure there are other other variables involved but the KKK is functionally a defunct organization whereas it had twenty million members among them were senators and even one president.
It’s possible to make progress and we just have to keep that in view." - Sam Harris