Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Bonner County Sheriff Candidate Shaun Winkler Hosts A Cross-Lighting, Invites Local Media

Update May 15th: Election results being posted HERE; Shaun Winkler enroute to a distant third-place finish.

Shaun Winkler, a member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who's running for Bonner County Sheriff in Idaho, had an unusual stop on the campaign trail. On Friday May 4th, 2012, he hosted a traditional cross-lighting on his own property -- and to mitigate fear and misinformation about cross-lightings, invited the media. The Coeur d'Alene Press has the original story; the Seattle Weekly also published a story flagrantly biased against Winkler which referred to the anti-racist Bonner County Human Rights Task Force as a "voice of sanity". The Bonner County Daily Bee was the only media outlet to refer to it as a "cross lighting" rather than a "cross burning".

The Press writes:

The evening began like many a family picnic elsewhere in the country. Group members barbecued and enjoyed a congenial meal with one another. Afterward, Winkler called everyone's attention to speak for about a half-hour on the racial, political and social groups they opposed. Finally, once darkness fell, the evening concluded by setting a wooden cross afire.

Winkler explained that the cross-lighting actually reflects religious symbolism. The religious component of the ceremony dates back to Scottish origins, when clan members used it as a means of communication. Winkler added that it's also a representation of Jesus Christ's light spreading to the rest of the world. The Knights Party offers a more detailed explanation of the cross-lighting ceremony HERE.

Despite the fact that some in the community have strongly criticized Winkler's racial views, he soldiers on with his sheriff's candidacy. At a May 7th candidates forum at the Blanchard Community Center, Winkler continued to insist his Klan ties would not impact his performance as sheriff or make him susceptible to racial profiling. Instead, he would focus on tough stances regarding drugs and alcohol; he advocates the execution of the perpetrators of any sexual crimes. But he committed a bit of a faux pas when he said "Most people don't know that we don't just oppose the Jews and the negroes. We also oppose sexual predators and drugs of any kind."

Whoops! I don't think he really intended for that to come out that way. While we take issue with forced racial integration and Jewish supremacism, being a Jew or a Negro is not a crime. Sexual predation and drug trafficking are crimes. AudraMearns jumped all over that statement in the comments section to the Bonner County Daily Bee. Winkler's first electoral test comes on May 15th, when he squares off against incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay Police Officer Tim Fry in the Republican primary, and Winkler candidly admits that those who can't deal with his Klan membership now are unlikely to vote for him on May 15th.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, that's a wonderful tactic to hep get elected since we know everyone loves a cross-lighting....

Dumb.

Anonymous said...

Isn't "Winkler" a Jewish last name?

Anonymous said...

Well, he got everybody to "LOOK AT MEEEE!". I guess thats what it was all about. Certainly not a serious electorial campaign, unless the guys a bimbo...

Anonymous said...

It's about like displaying symbols of Nazi Germany while trying to convince people you are a lobbiest.

Anonymous said...

Its like trying to convince everyone your a National Socialist and then marrying a mixed breed woman with a half black child. Or trying to convince someone you are a White patriot patrolling the SW border and then murdering a family by going apeshit.

Anonymous said...

Apparently some people forgot Hitler said in the second part of "Main Kampf", change nothing about us. He also said NEVER let police be your bodyguards, otherwise you are doomed. And lastly, he wanted his party in politics, hence the reason he did what he did. Being a Lobbyist is a large step that only the ANP had the guts to do. Seems to me Hitler would love this type of progress versus conforming to everyone else as in race mixing and being nothing but dishonorable as saying they are NS even though their actions prove differently. If I were those bad mouthing the ANP, I would seriously do a history check and really find out why and how Hitler gained power. Another thing, dropping the swastika is just as bad as hailing the Communists and the Jews.

Anonymous said...

I also like the part about him saying how he hates all the non-Whites! Great way to get elected to anything. Between this guy, and NSMer Six-gun Ready the Baby Slayer, huging niggers and giving black power salutes, we're bound to sweep into political office damn soon! Are these tards stupid or just following their handlers orders to the letter? Proud to be ANP! www.ANP14.com 88!