'I don't care': Hutchinson business owner defends quote on company truck tied to white supremacy
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) - A truck owned by Kansas Airseeder Service is drawing a lot of attention in the streets of Hutchinson. Printed on the side: "14 Words by David Lane."
Owner Ross Hack says he defends the saying.
"I don't care what a bunch of degenerates, Marxists and pedophiles have to say about my work," said Hack.
The "14 Words by David Lane" is a reference to a 14-word quote that says: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
"There's such a rash of anti-white racism in this country. And I can't believe they would make a story about a working man's truck that has a quote on there that says nothing bad about anybody or any race," said Hack.
The Anti-Defamation League says "14 Words," and the quote it references, is the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world. It says it reflects a belief that "unless immediate action is taken, the white race is doomed to extinction by an alleged 'rising tide of color' purportedly controlled and manipulated by Jews."
Facebook photos of the truck quickly spread, and people aren't happy.
Michelle Renae says, "Why untag your business? Are you not proud of your racism and white superiority?"
Jesse Borosky says, "It is utterly disgusting to me that such an openly racist group resides in our city."
"I put it on there for the saying. As for who that person [Lane] is, or whatever he did, people can argue about that. That had nothing to do with the person. It's a good quote," said Hack.
The Hutchinson News reports Hack went to trial in 2014, accused of being one of the masterminds in a 1998 Las Vegas murder of two men who were thought to be killed for opposing racial and ethnic prejudice. It says even though Hack's own sister and ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder under Hack's direction, the jury found him not guilty.
As far as the quote on his truck goes, he says he thinks the whole situation will actually be beneficial for his business.
"If this saying would have ended up with Blank children, I'd be getting an award from somebody," said Hack. "You know, with a statement like that, and not backing down to the woke crowd, is going to make even more people actually call me. And I kind of see that right now."
Hack tells us he did remove the quote from his truck out of safety concerns for his family, but otherwise, he plans on continuing business as usual.