Some comments on Pieper's article:
- He passed over commenting on the Roman priesthood and the Jewish B'nai B'rith since he comments on these subjects on many other occasions. But although Pieper also wrote against them, yet Lutherans (and all true Protestants, Christians) have no alliance with the Ku Klux Klan.
- Pieper pointed out the similarity between Henry Ford's position of Ango-Saxon supremacy and the KKK.
- The use of "democracy" by ideologues, i.e. "make the world safe for democracy", is the same spirit that the Ku Klux Klan used – and was the spirit that spearheaded World War I.
- Pieper's main comment on this article is against those who would hold themselves higher than others, especially by the "Anglo-Saxon" race... and thus proved he was the true Christian commenter of our modern world... of the Twentieth Century.
In the same year 1922, Pieper had another brief article that included further comments on these American societies. I will present it in the next Part 2. (The PBS angle will come in Part 3).