Skip to comments.Dobbs, Beck, Palin, Bachmann Share Blame For Rise in Right-Wing Extremism, Says Activist Group
Posted on 03/03/2010 3:34:36 PM PST by STARWISE
Southern Poverty Law Center Cites Violent Incidents; Lou Dobbs Calls SPLC Director 'Paranoid'
Anti-government sentiments in the U.S. have reached levels so high they could result in another attack like the Oklahoma City bombing, according to a report released Tuesday by an organization that tracks right-wing extremists and the authors of the report place part of the blame on Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.
A host of recent attacks on law enforcement, plots against President Obama, and a shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Holocaust museum are "signs of the times," said Mark Potok, ...
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We have more diversity on our three-person steering committee than your entire TV network line-up.
I am also Spartacus.
I see ABC got today’s talking points memo.
Southern Poverty Law Center = pimp organization who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on the *ss!
I hate it when ABC has that many typos in one headline. Here is the corrected version:
Dobbs, Beck, Palin, Bachmann Share Credit For Rise in Right-Wing Activism, Says Extremist Group
Anyone who questions dear leader is considered an extremist by liberals
Rush, Levin, and Hannity must feel slighted by this omission...
Some one ask the SCPLC if they have any clients paying them to lobby for them? Just ask.
They share the blame... in helping to wake-up the American people to the fact that their country is being taken over and run into the ground by a Marxist and his fellow comrades in the White House... and I THANK THEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR IT!
Bring it on, Janet! (as Will Farrell dances around Mayor Guliani with boxing gloves and a dress on... I know, a different Janet, but not by much.)
A little pre-emptive Reichstag Firing from the 'rat libtard left?
Southern Poverty law pimps. Notice how you never hear from these two lawyers and their dog from their garage until a donk gets elected. Then they cook up the racism and hate right along with the other groups.
They must not know the KKK was a bunch of Democrats. Or at least hope you don’t.
And a family shot their kids and then killed them selves. Over WHAT? Global warming. Thanks ABC and Al Gore.
ABCDisney News is spewing left wing propaganda again.
BOYCOTT GE (parent corp to NBC and MSNBC) and Time-Warner (parent corp to Time-Life-Warner-Turner-CNN) while you are at it.
The only “hate group” those Nazi nutjobs at the SPLC should be talking about is the one they see when they look in the mirror.
No, if any group has caused dissension in the ranks of American’s just target the ‘main stream media’.
Glenn Beck is to blame for the Ft. Hood shooting in Texas? And the violent attack on the Recruiting office in Arkansas?
Or does the SPLC track a different south?
Islamonazi violence in America didn’t seem to phase them.
Attacks on law enforcements? Wasn’t that a Muslim?
What about DOCTOR Amy Bishop? Can’t Obama (her explicit hero) be blamed for that?
The attacks on Ft. Hood?
I’m sure somebody has a list of all of these left-wing attacks. The Holocaust museum shooter is probably best described as addled, but he was much more left than right in his writings.
Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate center of agitators.
It’s cites the shooting at the Holocaust Museum, as though it were a certified example of right-wing extremism, and not the act of one old man long noted for his crazy acts.
This outfit is one of the creepiest sources for fomenting a continuance of racial animosities. They smear with the widest brush possible, and every newspaper vets them as a credible source to their readers.
APRIL 19 FOREVER DANGEROUS AFTER WACO, BOMB
Stuart News, The (FL) - Sunday, April 19, 1998
Author: Michael Hedges Scripps Howard News Service
“Possibly the danger on April 19 has abated because we know there will be heightened security at federal buildings. But April 19 remains the most important day of the year to the radical right.” - Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center
April 19 used to be marked as Patriot’s Day, when America began to set itself free with the first shots at Lexington and Concord in 1775.
But the day’s meaning has been forever warped by the fire and blood linking Waco, Texas, and Oklahoma City. It is now the day America holds its breath.
Federal law enforcement officials are reluctant to talk about an increased level of threat to government buildings today, the anniversary of both the fiery end to the Branch Davidian siege in 1993 and the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building two years later.
“We treat every day like April 19,’’ said B.J. Zapor, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. “There have been changes throughout the system for the safety of employees.’’
One federal law enforcement official said every year since Waco there have been increased threats, some clearly bogus, others that have to be taken seriously, on that day.
“It is obviously something we don’t want to publicize to give any more nuts any ideas,’’ he said. “There are specific places around the country that will be in a raised state of alert that day based on threats.’’
The FBI is working on nearly a thousand domestic terrorism cases, a tenfold increase since the Murrah building blast, law enforcement officials said.
Some anti-terrorism groups warn that April 19 is still a key date for hate groups. “As we approach the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we need to remember not just the lives that have been lost, but that extremist and race-based terrorism is on the rise,’’ said Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Only luck and hard work by the authorities have prevented another Oklahoma City-type incident.’’
According to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, dozens of conspiracies have been broken up by federal authorities since Oklahoma City.
“Conspiracies hatched since the Oklahoma City attack have included plans to bomb buildings and bridges, assassinate public officials and civil-rights figures, invade Army bases, rob banks and armored cars, derail passenger trains, amass illegal weapons and explosives,’’ said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Possibly the danger on April 19 has abated because we know there will be heightened security at federal buildings,’’ Potok said. “But April 19 remains the most important day of the year to the radical right.’’
RUDOLPH ‘RELIGIOUSLY DRIVEN’
State, The (Columbia, SC) - Sunday, June 15, 2003
Author: KEN GARFIELD Knight Ridder Newspapers
CHARLOTTE - The arrest of Eric Rudolph has evoked a frightening phrase: Christian terrorist.
The man accused of bombing two abortion clinics, a gay nightclub and an Olympic celebration in Atlanta wasn’t just a madman allegedly acting out of rage.
Police and experts on religious hate crime in America believe he was moved to act by his long embrace of a radical Christian movement that holds Jews, blacks and gays as less than human.
Rudolph reads the same Bible as the average worshipper in the pew on Sunday morning.
Only he was a member of a loosely knit congregation whose creed leads to violence - whose interpretation of God’s word allegedly drove him to set off bombs, then flee into the N.C. mountains.
“Eric Rudolph was quite clearly driven by wildly extreme readings of theology,” said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. “He was essentially religiously driven.”
The IRS plane bomber: A left-wing nut
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) - Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Left appears to be having great difficulty telling its Left from the Right .
It didn’t take long after Joseph A. Stack intentionally crashed his single-engine plane into an Austin, Texas, office building for the usual blather to begin that the actions of this disaffected software engineer were the work of yet another “ right -wing extremist.”
A lot of Mr. Stack’s rhetoric, left behind in a manifesto, could be taken directly from a tea party rally placard, went one line. Stack’s extremism represented the same kind of alienation exhibited by the tea party movement, went another.
And then there’s Mark Potok , director of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. Without challenge, fellow lefty and MSNBC host Chris Matthews allowed him to say Stack’s “ideas seem connected to at least some of the core ideas of the radical right .”
Now there's an unbiased, trustworthy source. NOT!
You got it!
remember how there used to be folks here like stinkie, dane and prnd321 that used to defend Dees and his race pimps?
The Southern Poverty Law Center is nothing more than the Ku Klux Klan against Americans who love and support their country.
The SPLC supports, and gets support, from racist groups like La Raza (The Race), MECHA, and other anti-American racist groups.
IOW, anyone who disagrees with them is a troglodyte.
Dissent is Patriotic!
They have no idea what is coming.
If anything, there is an enormous rise in violence from the Left and Islam.
We are all Jim Thompson.
Hmmm, why aren’t we on the “bad guys” list. I resent that. LOL.
No. I’m Spartacus. Says so on my undies...
I wonder if they were concerned about “anti-government” sentiment when a hundred thousand people were in the streets protesting Bush.
They’re laying the groundwork .. and
frighteningly, they have willing
and powerful accomplices.
It's still Ptriot's Day. And we we WILL set ourselves free of our erstwhile Marxist masters. One way or the other.
I’d betcha it wouldn’t be too hard to find 25 examples of SPLC-client-on-non-SPLC-client crime for every 1 they can site to support their assertion here.
There’s probably NO group as racist
as the SPLC .. except for the current
They must use Jesse’s and Al’s mailing
lists to fundraise, and they’re all
so despicably lowdown dirty.
Commie scumbag traitors.
I’m not holding my breath .. they
all connect with each other.
“a shooting at Washington, D.C.’s Holocaust museum are “signs of the times,” said Mark Potok, ...”
Why are Jews all so liberal? Its really not in their own best interests.
The SPLC never cared much for my books.
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista review by the Southern Poverty Law Center
Books on the Right: A Nativist’s Paranoid Vision by Susy Buchanan
In 1973, a Frenchman named Jean Raspail wrote a bitter and paranoid novel about the “invasion” of his native land by starving Third World refugees. The book was a racist vision of the consequences of non-white immigration, aided and abetted, in the author’s view, by the weak-minded liberals who failed to resist it. For almost 35 years, The Camp of the Saints has been a Bible to the radical right.
Now, courtesy of former Navy SEAL Matthew Bracken, comes the American version a portrait of the apocalypse Bracken fears will overtake America thanks to undocumented immigration from the south. The book is a fictionalized version of the Aztlan conspiracy theory the idea that Mexico is secretly planning a “reconquista” (reconquering) of the seven states of the Southwest that now animates large swaths of the anti-immigration movement. It’s being plugged on extremist websites, in gun magazines and similar electronic venues, and on immigrant-bashing radio shows like Peter Boyles’ program on KHOW-AM in Denver.
This isn’t the first angry, self-published novel from Bracken. His new book, Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista, is the second in a series that began with another paranoid fantasy about gun control and evil agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a favorite bête noire of the extreme right. His latest book, marked by an enthusiastic interest in busty women, is a xenophobe’s racy vision of hell.
[A long detailed plot summary with numerous “spoilers” is snipped here. It can be read at the SPLC link.]
Domestic Enemies plods along between the over-the-top action sequences. Bracken oversexualizes his gun-loving heroine, devoting as much prose to her breasts as he does her weapons which is a lot and many minor players come off as one-dimensional caricatures. But a sexy heroine shooting guns of varying calibers at liberal, communist, open-borders villains in a world destroyed by immigration and multiculturalism is an irresistible fantasy for the audience this genre of fiction attracts no matter the novel’s numerous flaws.
Of course, this fictionalization is hardly necessary, even for those given to this kind of thing. All one need do is listen to real-life zealots like Glenn Spencer, head of the hate group American Border Patrol, who puts it like this: “Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions. When it blows up, they can’t say we didn’t tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A. We’re [talking] about la reconquista.”
I’ll NEVER understand why so many are,
except for misperceived slavery guilt.
Extremism? What do you think Mr. Orwell?
The only extremism I see is coming from those who are working to completely change our culture, people and Constitution. Destroying a nation is pretty extreme in my book.
MSM continues to be complicit doing the dirty work to mainstream these racist extremists.
Such elaborate lengths to leave the impression of right wing domestic extremism. The plane suicide into the IRS? Sounded somewhere between LaRouche (Democrat) and left-libertarian. The shooter of that abortion doctor had a similar, garbled set of beliefs, every bit as leftist or moreso, than anything ostensibly right wing. The received wisdom of McVeigh being a lone, right wing bomber doesn’t hold, either. He genuinely appears to have had help, Iraqi help. But, we’ll never know for sure, that had to be the quickest execution in recent history.
The outright denial of facts in favor of leftist propaganda is getting so pervasive that it’s really alarming. It’s been building for decades, but now they don’t even back down in the face of contrary information, they just turn up the megaphone and continue on, undeterred.
The SPLC doing this sort of thing at least makes some amount of economic sense, for them. They’re scaring up their fundraising, like they’ve always done. The MSM doing so, at the expense of lost viewership and ad revenue, makes no economic sense, unless there’s some other agenda outside the profit motive, or some other means of support not in the public eye.
It’s weird, watching this apparatus take root and spread.