Norming Evil: the enemedia must stop citing hate machine Southern Poverty Law Center

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The SPLC, traffickers in blood libel and incitement to murder, is a hate group that the left counts on to smear, defame and destroy those brave enough to oppose their totalitarian agenda. This is the hardcore leftist group whose members have targeted family group leaders for assassination.

SPLC uses its hate group listings to demonize conservatives and anyone who dissents from its statist, authoritarian agenda. Its hate group list is so tendentious and politically motivated that they were recently removed from a government website’s listing of resources on hate groups. The SPLC lists my organizations and me as hate groups.

The ill-gotten wealth of the SPLC amounts to tens of millions of dollars, while those whom they target, the supporters of freedom, are meagerly financed by average Americans who want freedom preserved in this country.
But what is most egregious is that the enemedia regularly cites the SPLC as a legitimate “think tank” when writing about my colleagues and me.

Dale Wilcox: Why the Mainstream Media Must Stop Citing ‘Anti-Hate’-Crusader Southern Poverty Law Center

By Dale Wilcox, Breitbart, May 15, 2017:

Last week, my organization, an immigration-control advocate, publicly released a 2016 disciplinary opinion from the Obama-era U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially reprimanding a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attorney for unprofessional and frivolous behavior in immigration court proceedings.

For decades, DOJ’s asked us to contribute briefs in difficult and complex immigration cases and in one such case the SPLC, a tax-exempt “anti-hate” organization, took it upon itself to file an unsolicited brief with the immigration court attacking us as “white supremacist,” “anti-Semitic,” and “anti-Catholic.” It was an odd bit of name-calling considering my small team happens to include Catholics, Jews, and non-whites.

 Thankfully, even the Obama DOJ saw the move as a shameful and discreditable attack. DOJ’s disciplinary counsel fulsomely reprimanded the SPLC attorney, as well as attorneys from its partner-organizations, sending them a letter calling their attacks “frivolous behavior,” “derogatory name-calling,” and generally showing “a lack of professionalism.” DOJ also stated that the involved attorneys abused the briefing process and failed to aid the administration of justice.

DOJ’s reprimand actually builds on an existing trend for the SPLC. Over the last few years, the group’s “shoot-first, debate-never” approach has been skewered by a number of outlets, including Philanthropy RoundtableHarpersCounterpunchWeekly StandardHuffington Post, Reason, Washington Times, and Foreign Policy. The criticism seems to be correlated with the group’s ever-evolving and increasingly incoherent “hate-group” standard, a problematic feature inherent in the group’s business-model. Like the proverbial shark that has to keep swimming, the SPLC must keep fear-mongering and expanding its “hate-group” narrative lest its donors begin to stray. As JoAnn Wypijewski at The Nation once wrote, the SPLC knows “hate sells” and, hence, must continue telling donors that the Klan’s just around the corner.

But with the KKK now basically extinct, what’s a “hate-crusader” like the SPLC to do? Apart from opening up an attack on us (31 years after our founding), the SPLC has recently labelled opponents of Common Core as “far-right extremists,” they’ve attacked almost every GOP presidential candidate as either homophobic or racist this past election cycle, and they’ve even attacked The Hobbit for apparently reinforcing the “White Patriarchy.”

So inflammatory and irresponsible is the group’s “hate-watch” commentary, in 2012 they inspired an armed gay-rights activist to enter the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council (a pro-Christian “hate organization” according to the SPLC) in an attempt to, in his words, shoot and kill “as many people as possible.”

Why their “hate-expertise” can’t be taken seriously was reinforced recently when they reportedly snuck-in death statistics from Islam-inspired terrorist-attacks, including Florida’s Pulse Club, in a report that “proved” the US was undergoing a surge in “radical-right” terrorism.

But arbitrariness has apparently been the group’s maxim for some time. In 2007, they teamed up with the Hispanic lobbying group, La Raza, when the latter mounted a massive public relations-push in support of the Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill. As part of the initiative, the SPLC named and shamed as a “hate group” the bill’s biggest opponent, the decades-old Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR, our sister organization). La Raza, which means “The Race” in Spanish, is an explicitly race-centric organization that has close ties with and once gave an award to Jose Angel Gutierrez, a former leader of the ethno-nationalist Unida Raza party (‘United Race’) and who once declared, “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”

Then there’s the SPLC’s mercurial founder, Morris Dees. Despite his outward appearance as a fighter of “hate,” before starting the group, Dees reportedly worked for segregationists George Wallace and then-candidate for Alabama Attorney-General, McDonald Gallion. Elsewhere, he’s claimed that the Confederate flag is part of his southern heritage.

But, of course, guilt-by-association’s an easy game to play. No one knows this better than the SPLC. For years, the group’s tried to smear FAIR by publishing random quotes from an early founder, Dr. John Tanton; quotes which are not only presented out of context but date back as early as the mid-1970s—ancient history for many Americans and prior to FAIR’s founding. These attempts to tar the good name of a legitimate organization with a long public record that shows no sign of favoritism or discrimination are as infantile as they are shameful.

Whatever the SPLC’s intentions, one thing’s certain: Those in the media that still use them as a legitimate “hate-watch source” have to stop doing so. What the SPLC wants is to insert into American public life a kind of extreme moral surveillance; one which creates an atmosphere of soft oppression that says “become passive and be unmolested.” This is absolutely not something America values as a nation and my organization will never bow down to such bullying tactics.

Who really deserves smearing are fear-mongers like the SPLC; not immigration reform-advocates like ourselves. We embrace debate, not hate. The SPLC should do the same.

Dale Wilcox is the Executive Director & General Counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute (irli.org), a public interest law firm that advocates for immigration policies that serve the national interest.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The lame stream media and self loathing destructive cults like the splc compliment each other in eroding the values and system that allow them to exist. The racism of splc is without a doubt far worse than anything seen under apartheid or anything else in the non muslim world.

  • Suresh

    Just another attempt to shut down free speech and anti-jihadi speakers .

    Did you know Like facebook , twitter, now even Google has joined Islamofascist gang http://tinyurl.com/lgp28rs

    To censor conservative and Anti-jihadi news to push the islamisation agenda of the Left/Liberal/jihadis funded by saudi/qataris

  • Craig

    Morris Dees and the lying scum at the SPLC were SO insane during the Clinton Administration, that the Clinton Administration ran them out of town. It just shows that the anti-American democrats would side with scum even the Clinton Crime Family would not use.
    democrats are the enemy.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Law enforcement should investigate that group.

  • livingengine
  • Fred

    SPLC IS NOTHING MORE THAN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

    Anyone associated with them should be deported to a third world cesspool where they will love plenty of the savages there.

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  • Midniterider

    SPLC is a bunch of lower than frog shiite in a New Jersey swamp scum with an agenda that does NOT have anything whaTsoever to do with the principles the USA was founded on.They’re lying henchmen for George Soros agenda and frontmen for islamonazi terrorists.
    I’m PROUD that I have been on their “Hatewatch” list for some years now and Dees and crew can KMA and then ESAD,hopefully slowly and in public so it can be videoed.
    That the FBI and HS were using them for anydamnedthing shows the level of idiocy,incompetence and the level of not only stupidity,but also the cowardice to confront the enemies of the USA by those PAID to protect this country and it’s CITIZENS.
    Yeah,I’m a “Hater”
    I HATE terrorists.
    Don’t like that? GFY
    Semper Fi
    http://www.silverbulletgunoil.net
    On the hatewatch list.

  • Alleged Comment

    Oh, I thought SPLC meant Sucker Punching Leftist Creeps?

    Yeah, been saying this is one of the lefts’ biggest HATE groups, ironically. And if you don’t like them they label you as a hate group.

    So funny is the left. They have a weird sense of humor that goes against the grain.

    • Dave from San Antonio

      It’s a mental disability type of thing…

  • Black Opal

    That reminds me. I haven’t donated to SPLC yet this month. ^_^

    • DCW left coast

      Progessives have controlled education, social services and PC for nearly 100 years.
      “Low information voters” are created when only low information is made available; when indoctrination replaces education.
      An eighth grade education used to be tantamount to what is currently taught in college.
      The left’s agenda may well be the destruction of our ability to think, to be logical.
      Without such aptitude there is no rule of law. Everything becomes mutable. The Constitution becomes disposable. Without thought we are unable to protect ourselves.

      • Black Opal

        You’re almost right, but you’re assigning the wrong traits to each side. That is why conservatives cannot be permitted to win the culture war.

        • DCW left coast

          Conservatives have run the Teachers’ Unions for 100 years . . . . LOL
          Conservatives have indoctrinated the voters with Marxist dogma for 100 years . . . LOL

          You have to be a friggin low info voter . . . as described above . . . leftist, ignorant and Proud!

          • Black Opal

            Oh, you think liberals have run education for a century? That must be why it took the SCOUTS to eliminate prayer in school and we’re still trying to eradicate nationalist rituals like the modified pledge. Idiot.

          • DCW left coast

            Scouts ? ? ?

            You have NO clue of what you speak . . . . bet you even think Inner-city schools are doing a great job today . . . . lol

            How about you have a little read on the subject of John Dewey . . .
            do you even know who he is?

            “How did Ultra Progressive Dewey Become America’s Patron Saint of Education?
            Dewey was not most interested in the good of students but rather the successful promotion of a political program… his belief in objective truth and authoritative notions of good and evil were harmful to students and obstacles to students’ intellectual and moral growth… he waged a revolt against a canon of learning, a revolt against tradition, a revolt against moral standards, a revolt against logic—even a revolt against grammar and spelling.”

            http://canadafreepress.com/article/john-dewey-bosom-serpent-of-american-education

            I suspect you are of the “Atheist” cult . . . . the group that descimated the 20th Century leaving over 100 Million bodies in their wake . . .

            “Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism,” – Vladimir Lenin

            Remember . . . black lies matter . . . .

          • Black Opal

            Oh, damn. Autocorrect strikes again. I meant SCOTUS.

            I’ll read the rest of your drivel later, but it says something about the strength of your argument that your first like was attacking an obvious autocorrect error.

          • DCW left coast

            The Supreme Court were creating “Law” . . . not enforcing the constitution.

            “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

            Prayer in school, just as prayer before a City Council meeting, which has been ruled OK, is in no way “Establishing a religion” . . .

            If a conservative did not want to pray in school or at any other event . . . he would not pray.
            Only the insane left . . . want to demand others follow their misguided lead . . .

            Leftists think that utopia can be coerced into existence — so no dishonesty or brutality is beyond them in pursuit of that “noble” goal

          • Black Opal

            I don’t know where to begin correcting you, so I won’t bother. 😊

          • DCW left coast

            You just don’t know . . . . but here’s a guy who does . . . have a look !

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do6wp9Vydys

  • robert owen

    The ONE thing the SPLC has done right is keeping count of KKK numbers. Referring in this article to the FACT that the KKK is virtually extinct is astute! By the SPLC count there are between 5000 and 8000 Klan members in the world! The average large city has more fry cooks than that! Thanks for mentioning the “extinct KKK”. Every little bit helps.

  • Dave from San Antonio

    The SPLC. One of the worst hate, not to mention terrorist organizations, in the U.S.

  • Duchess of Pork

    Although I am an avid reader of your site Mrs Geller and applaud your bravery in bringing our attention to the creeping Islamisation of the West I believe your argument against hate speech, hate groups and incitements to violence and murder would be strengthened if you employed a more rigorous moderating policy to your reader’s comments. It appalls me when some of the most vile and vindictive comments I have ever read happen right here on your own pages and adds to the accusations of bigotry that your opponents fling at you. Please don’t give them the opportunity to do so. It is not an incursion on free speech to remove comments that are merely an incitement to kill members of particular groups; these comments add nothing in the way of context to or additional content to your articles.

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