Skip to comments.The Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Posted on 04/23/2010 7:48:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, many liberals exploited the actions of one deranged individual to tar millions of patriotic Americans as extremists and potential terrorists.
Bill Clinton said that it was legitimate to draw "parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today."
The mainstream media and liberal commentators are awash with news stories like Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the riseand on the march in Newsweek.
In an excellent piece What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative? the Washington Examiners Chief Washington Correspondent Byron York notes that Many of the claims that extremism is on the rise in America originate in research done by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based group that for nearly 40 years has tracked what it says is the growing threat of intolerance in the United States.
The SPLC is not only taken seriously by the liberal media, but also by the Department of Homeland Security. When they issued their now infamous report on Right Wing Extremists that warned disgruntled military veterans will become potential terrorists, they quoted a SPLC report entitled "A Few Bad Men" that claims racists are infiltrating the military.
Coincidentally, "A Few Bad Men" appeared as the SPLC attacked the American Legion for its support of immigration enforcement, which they called "Legionnaires' Disease."
This is indicative of what the SPLC is really about. Instead of monitoring hate and extremism, they are concerned with tarring patriotic Americans who oppose their left wing agenda as haters and extremists.
As a vocal opponent of uncontrolled immigration, I am a frequent target of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their website contains over 60 articles that attack me.
Last year, I spoke at a college in New York State. After my speech, a student handed me one of his text books entitled Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education in a Diverse America. Given the title, I didnt expect sympathetic treatment.
However, I was still shocked to see myself quoted as saying, "illegal immigrants were 'coming to kill you and kill me and our families.'"
While illegal aliens disproportionately commit violent crimes, I would never make such a blanket assertion. I contacted the publisher who gave the source as the Southern Poverty Law Centers hysterical smear piece against the immigration control movement creatively titled "The Nativists."
The SPLC purported that I said this at a 2004 speech in Illinois. What I actually said was that our open borders policies allow terrorists to sneak into our country. And yes, terrorists want to "kill you and kill me and our families." But the SPLCs intentional misrepresentation is now repeated across the internet and even in college textbooks.
In an excellent report put out by the Center for Immigration Studies, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jerry Kammer detailed the smear tactics used by the Southern Poverty Law Center to silence those in the immigration debate.
Kammer shows that the SPLCs attacks on immigration control organizations were carefully coordinated with the National Council of La Raza. La Raza means The Race in Spanish. The SPLC recklessly listed the Federation for American Immigration Reform as a hate group, just as La Raza began its We Can Stop the Hate campaign aimed at pushing FAIR from being quoted by the media or testifying at Congress. FAIRs board of advisors includes such right-wing racists as former Democratic Governor of Colorado Richard Lamm and the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus foundation Frank Morris.
Kammer shows that the SPLC even sees racism in the Lord of the Rings, which one of their columnists called little more than a glorified vision of white patriarchy in which the heroes are manly men who are whiter than white and are frequently framed in halos of blinding bright light and exude a heavenly aura of all that is Eurocentric and good.
The SPLC not only sees no problems with left wing racists, they also have no problem with left wing terrorists. Their Teaching Tolerance magazine fawningly interviewed Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, who they described merely as a "civil rights organizer, radical anti-Vietnam War activist, teacher and author" who "has developed a rich vision of teaching that interweaves passion, responsibility and self-reflection." They did not mention that Ayers set off bombs in the US Capitol, the Pentagon, and the New York City Police Department. Unrepentant, he told the New York Times in 2000 "I don't regret setting bombs I feel we didn't do enough."
Gabrielle Lyon, a fellow with the SPLCs Teaching Tolerance project co-edited a book with William Ayers and was director of his School Change Institute at the Small Schools Workshop.
Thats the SPLC in a nutshell. The Lord of the Rings is racist, but a group called The Race is not. Patriotic Tea Partiers are potential terrorists, but actual terrorists like Bill Ayers are civil rights organizers.
Leaders of this ‘poverty’ group make several hundred thousand a year.
They’ve got Beck on their ‘hate’ list now. In other words, anyone against the socialist takeover is guilty of sedition.
SPLC = MRP (Marxist race pimps).
They need to find something better to do with their pathetic lives.
SPLC has been obsolete for years. They do nothing but sniff out phantom “racism”.
In the course of human events, there will be hate and racism, from all quarters. BFD. If you don’t like someone or they don’t like you, move on!
They’re actually kind of pathetic.
Where have you been, He's been on their hate list almost as soon as he went to FOX News. He was probably on their hate list already when he was still at CNN the Communist News Netwark
Same as the Woodrow Wilson created ACLU ... And note the firm stand the ACLU has taken on the current regime’s destrution of America’s freedoms .... crickets.
You’re being duped America.
The money shot
There is nothing hidden about their agenda. They are out and out, loony left crazies.
ALL are well placed, long placed, long planned strategies for ramping up the dynamics and scenarios the PTB have concocted to help shred our Republic toward establishing more overtly the global oligarchy brazenly openly.
“In other words, anyone against the socialist takeover is guilty of sedition.”
The Media-Socialist Complex trying to create our reality for us.
While those favoring the “reconquista”,
ie, the actualy takeover of land in the western United States
are not seditious.
They are communist front group.
My view is that they got on the race gravy train a LONG time ago back and now they’ve got a vested interest in staying on it. That would be my guess. And the more they hue to the official party line coming out of Washington (govt.) and NY (media) the more gravy comes their way.
Who funds them? Soros? The DNC?
The SPLC is much more dangerous than even Tancredo and critics here are saying.
They are what is known in the trade as a “cutout”, a front organization, whose real mission is psyops and agitprop. Some of their personnel have heavy “spook” connections.
I will give them credit, however, for a brilliant operational concept. What better cover for a real subversive organization than to pose as a “watchdog” for those organizations they intend to demonize as “subversive”?
I’m proud that the SPLC hates my books, and calls me a “nativist.” I guess I am. I put Americans first, ahead of illegal alien criminal invaders.
Bingo. Spot on.