The KKK, which was formed in the ashes of the Civil War, endured as a formidable entity fomenting racial hate, violence, and division for at least the next century. It was most prevalent in the South, where the group was formed, and there are remnants of the organization that remain still today.
If that weren’t true, then a small southern newspaper in Alabama would not have just called for the KKK to return as a political and cultural force.
The editor of The Democrat-Reporter is facing massive criticism from all over the country after writing an editorial in which he called for a return of the terrorist group so it could stop Alabama lawmakers who he claims are scheming to raise taxes.
And oh, by the way, isn’t it ironic that the newspaper has the word “Democrat” in its title — the same political party that founded the KKK in the first place, let us never forget.
The paper’s editor, Goodloe Sutton, wrote the column from his Linden, Ala., office. In the editorial, he claimed that it is time “for the KKK to night ride again” as “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”
Talk about inciting violence.
Continuing, Sutton wrote that Democrats “do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas.” Continuing, he noted that “this socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”
But rather than just focus on the Alabama Statehouse where lawmakers meet, the KKK ought to “raid the gated communities” in Washington, D.C., as well.
He also wrote:
People who do not understand the constitution do not like to be responsible.
Slaves, just freed after the civil war, were not stupid. At times, they borrowed their former masters’ robes and horses and rode through the night to frighten some evil doer. Sometimes they had to kill one or two of them, but so what.
He claimed that is the “same so what” that was used by Democrats when “they got us into World War I and World War II,” Sutton wrote, adding that Democrats also got the country into the Korean and Vietnam wars as well, “and now into the Middle East war.”
“Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there” in D.C., he added. “They call them compounds now. Truly, they are the ruling class.” (Related: Left-wing hate group SPLC now being used by Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter to determine … “hate groups.”)
It’s not clear if Sutton was drinking alcohol or smoking something that would have led to an altered state of mind when he wrote his editorial.
That said, when he was asked about it by a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser, Sutton doubled down on his explosive commentary, comparing the KKK to the NAACP. He added that he wasn’t trying to call for lynchings of “Americans,” but rather “socialist-communists.”
“... It's not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we're talking about. Do you know what socialism and communism is?” he said, according to the paper.
When he was asked if he considered the KKK to be violent and racist is when he compared the Democrat-founded terror group to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
“A violent organization? Well, they didn’t kill but a few people. The Klan wasn’t violent until they needed to be,” he responded.
Sutton had earned a spot in the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Communication Hall of Fame, but the institution booted him after the editorial.
He has also been lambasted by Alabama lawmakers and especially minorities who have called on him to resign and apologize.
He should do both of those things. But when are Democrats going to apologize for founding the Klan in the first place?
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