Did KKK use to be good? Before 20th century racism ruined it?

I read somewhere in comments section. Aswell as Birth of a nation interview from D.W.Griffith that he said "KKK was needed at the time"

From what i get, whatever KKK used to be has been destroyed by racists during 20th century

But i read that KKK was kind of a vigilante group, to protect the losing south from northern deserters or northern people in general from going after the losing people interms of molestations and all that stuff.

Just wonder if there is any truth to that?

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  • 1 month ago

    The KKK was never good, but always a racist organization against Afro-Americans, Jews and Chinese.

    --  It was never "needed".

  • Foofa
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    1 month ago

    It was never "needed" to terrorize newly freed slaves because you didn't want compete with them for jobs, as was the mission of the original KKK. 

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