The Know Nothing movement was a nativist Amerian political movement of the 1840s and 1850s. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by Irish Catholic immigrants, who were often regarded as hostile to U.S. values and controlled by the Pope in Rome. …There were few prominent leaders, and the largely middle-class and entirely Protestant membership fragmented over the issue of slavery. Most ended up joining the Republican Party by the time of the 1860 presidential election.There is that great line “I know nothing - Nothing!” from German Master Sergeant Schultz in the TV show “Hogan’s Heroes” about a POW camp secretly run by the inmates.
…The origin of the "Know Nothing" term was in the semi-secret organization of the party. When a member was asked about its activities, he was supposed to reply, "I know nothing." Wikipedia 7-23-09
U.S. House Representative Zach Wamp, current resident of the 133 “C” Street Christian dormitory for white males, made a statement that rang a bell in my history focused brain.
Scandal touches D.C. row house, home to Ensign, others of faith
The C Street residents have all agreed they won't talk about their private living arrangements, Wamp said, and he intends to honor that pact.
"I hate it that John Ensign lives in the house and this happened because it opens up all of these kinds of questions," Wamp said. But, he said, "I'm not going to be the guy who goes out and talks."
In other words, Zach Wamp “knows nothing – NOTHING!”
Is it possible that some Illuminati like nineteenth century Nativist – Know Nothing Party / fellowship went underground with the Civil War and still operates covertly within the Government to this day?
Is “C” Street a Loch Ness Monster that may or may not really exist? It is never the less an interesting social and anthropological phenomenon in our midst.
In any case, both the Birthers (Birchers) and the extreme right wing elements of the chaos called the GOP residing in corporate welfare housing on "C" Street - they deserve a better designation. Know Nothings is as good as any description. It more honest and more accurate than just a private club, white males only “Christian” fellowship.