How to Kill a Bunch of Resistance Bandheads

In my new book, The Bizarre History of Resistance Bands, I’ll explain how they came to be, how they’ve been suppressed and how they have evolved to the point where they are now more dangerous than ever.

In this interview, I talk about the history of resistance bands and how the U.S. is slowly but surely changing the way we think about the American resistance movement. 

In a world where most people see a band or a band of thugs as an easy way to get attention, the resistance band is the perfect example of what it means to be an oppressed people. 

I grew up in rural Missouri, a town with a long history of being the center of rebellion. 

My grandfather, a farmer, fought in the Civil War, which brought the American revolution to his family. 

At that time, the Ku Klux Klan was a common sight, as were slave patrols and vigilante groups like the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

The Klan also played a role in the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. While the Klan didn’t have the same reach as it has in the years since, it is still a powerful force today, particularly in rural areas and in the South. 

A few months after my grandfather’s death, I attended a meeting at the county courthouse in a small farming community in northern Missouri. 

As we waited for the verdict in the trial of the Klansmen, we learned that the judge would not allow the jury to hear evidence about the Klan’s involvement in King’s assassination. 

It was then that I heard the story of my grandfather, who was shot in the back as he walked home from a meeting of the Citizens’ Committee for Freedom. 

“They shot my grandfather in the head,” said his wife, Mary, after the jury returned a guilty verdict. 

She explained that the Klan had been planning to murder him for more than a year. 

But my grandfather wasn’t the only victim of the Klan. 

According to Mary, when the Klan first came to town in the 1920s, it was an illegal and dangerous group. 

Members were not allowed to wear hats, helmets, masks, or robes. 

They had to be armed and feared for their lives. 

Their members were not only physically intimidated, but also their members were killed, including members of the Ku-Klux Klan.

The Klan also burned crosses on public property and used the bodies of dead Klanswomen to build a memorial to King. 

Mary and I later met with my grandfather at the courthouse, where he told us how the Klan members he knew had been killed by members of his own family.

In addition to killing my grandfather and the other Klan members, members of this family were also killed by their own neighbors and even neighbors in the community. 

When Mary and I returned home to my family, they were shocked to find that my grandfather had been shot and killed by the Klan just outside their house. 

And when they learned that my family was the target of Klan attacks, they refused to believe it. 

For months after, they told my grandmother and me about how the Kuldips were responsible for killing my father and his family members, and that their hatred for King was why they wanted to murder the King family.

They told me that they knew how to make their targets look like criminals, even though they had no intention of harming anyone. 

On January 11, 1933, at about 11:00 p.m., my father, his wife and their two children went to their home in the small farming town of Pecan Springs to get some food. 

Instead of finding their dinner, they found that their home had been set on fire. 

Within hours, my father was dead. 

Six weeks later, my mother, who worked as a secretary, was killed in a similar attack. 

Three days later, in a different rural community, two Klans members, Robert and John Crouch, were killed by a man who had a history of using violence against black people.

In those communities, my grandfather was the perfect target. 

So why did my family’s actions have such an impact? 

I want to make it clear that I think that my grandmother was targeted by the KKK for many reasons. 

One was because she was white.

My mother and her two children were not. 

Second, they grew up during a time of widespread social upheaval, particularly racial and economic upheaval. 

Third, I think they knew that they were being targeted for their resistance to a system that they believed to be unfair and oppressive. 

Fourth, my family had been targeted by Klan members who had also had a family history of violence against blacks. 

Fifth, they felt their freedom and rights as a black person were under attack and they wanted answers. 

Finally, they also knew that the Kuumba Klan had already