SPLC: King of Fearmongers

“It is odd that an organization that characterizes itself as being devoted to civil rights—a phrase that connotes the struggles of individuals to assert their rights against a tyrannical government—devotes its energies to tracking the activities of people who are insufficiently respectful of the government. Obama-loathers, opponents of gun control, politically incorrect metalheads, grandmothers who stash canned goods in their basements because they are certain that the government is about to suspend the Constitution and that anarchy will ensue. Don’t such stances, as long as they fall short of directly inciting violence, fall under the First Amendment’s free-speech protections?”

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King of Fearmongers

Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center,  scaring donors since 1971


Last August a 28-year-old gay-rights volunteer named Floyd Corkins entered the office lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian traditional-values group headquartered in Washington that condemns homosexual conduct and opposes same-sex marriage. Corkins took a gun from his backpack and fired three shots at building manager Leo Johnson, one of them wounding the unarmed Johnson in the arm before he wrested the gun from Corkins. On February 6 Corkins pleaded guilty to three felonies: committing an act of terrorism while armed, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition (he had bought the weapon in Virginia), and assault with intent to kill while armed.

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The Church of Morris Dees

How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance

By Ken Silverstein November 2000

Ah, tolerance. Who could be against something so virtuous? And who could object to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Montgomery, Alabama-based group that recently sent out this heartwarming yet mildly terrifying appeal to raise money for its “Teaching Tolerance” program, which prepares educational kits for schoolteachers?

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Morris Dees’ Defamation

By: Myles Kantor  September 25, 2003

A relatively small distortion often indicates a web of falsehood.

The Summer 2003 “Intelligence Report” of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) contains a diatribe by George Ewert against Ronald Maxwell’s recent film, Gods and Generals.  His charges include:

  • “‘Gods and Generals’ is part of a growing movement that seeks to rewrite the history of the American South, downplaying slavery and the economic system that it sustained.”
  • Gods and Generals “has two black characters, but they are wildly unrepresentative of blacks in the South of that period. One, Martha, is a slave who remains in her master’s house after his family flees so that she can protect it from the ravages of Union troops. The other, a freedman named Jim who volunteers to be Gen. Jackson’s camp cook and mumbles in clichéd black dialect, is similarly depicted as a loyal Southerner.”

Having seen Gods and Generals, I must conclude that Ewert either has not seen it or suffers from memory loss.

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Overblown Threat on the Right


EVEN before the blood was fully mopped up from Wednesday’s shooting at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the left began shouting “We told you so.”

Homeland Security’s gumshoes, we’re told, were right all along about “right-wing extremists” and Jew-and-black-hating terrorists lurking behind lampposts and posing the chief US security threat.

That, in fact, is what DHS suggested in its controversial April report. And Wednesday’s attack, in which allegedly longtime anti-Semitic white supremacist James W. von Brunn shot and killed a museum guard, is supposed to prove the case.

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SPLC Loses $50 Million — But They Can Afford It

By Patrick Cleburne on April 8, 2009

Those of us who know and love the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC, or more appropriately, in VDARE.com's considered opinion, the $PLC] have been naturally intrigued to see if this wealthy operation would be a victim of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

After all, so many other Jewish-linked charities were: for example, the Robert I. Lappin Foundation, The Chais Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union—not to mention poor Elie Wiesel’s foundation. The Madoff massacre was remarkably sweeping.

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