A tiny publication in Alabama has national attention after publishing an editorial last week, written by the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan.
On Thursday, Goodloe Sutton, publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Ala., confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday that he wrote the column that advocated the revival of the KKK to oust communists and socialists in Washington, D.C.
Sutton claimed that Democrats “do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas.”
“This socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people,” he added.
Many people agree with Sutton’s sentiment, but not with reviving a democrat-led lynch mob to alter it.
When asked about it by the Montgomery Advertiser, Sutton said “if we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off.”
“We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them,” Sutton said.
He defended his claims by saying he was “not calling for the lynchings of Americans.”
“These are socialist-communists we’re talking about,” Sutton said.
“A violent organization? Well, they didn’t kill but a few people,” Sutton said. “The Klan wasn’t violent until they needed to be.”
In the editorial, Sutton said the KKK should go to D.C. and “raid the gated communities up there.”
“They call them compounds now. Truly, they are the ruling class,” Sutton writes.
Sutton has worked at the paper since 1964. He wants people to respond.
“The Alabama Press Association (APA) told the Montgomery Advertiser that while it does not condone the editorial, it does not have the authority to stop Sutton.”
“We do not agree with the opinion,” said Felicia Mason, APA executive director. “However, APA is not a policing agency. We simply have no authority over what our member newspapers publish.”
Many argue this seems like a deliberate democrat attempt to associate the KKK with Americans who embrace capitalism.
The KKK has never been a republican institution. It was founded by democrats and perpetuated by democrats.