Exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center, Part II: Defamation

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Last week, ResistanceMedia.org released Part I of a series exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center's fake news machine. Part I focused on the SPLC's extremely dishonest accounting of "hate groups" and its ridiculous overestimation of the reach of Ku Klux Klan and "Neo-Nazi" organizations.

Part II will expose an agenda that is arguably even more sinister. The Southern Poverty Law Center seeks to chill free speech by unjustifiably labeling conservative, nationalist, and Christian organizations as "hate groups." These characterizations are unquestionably accepted by the mainstream media, and have even been the catalyst for a domestic terrorist attack which the SPLC has not disavowed.

According to the SPLC, out of the 917 "hate groups" that are allegedly active in the US, 100 are white nationalist, 52 are "anti-LGBT", 101 are "anti-Muslim", and 100 are categorized as "general hate" - mostly "anti-immigrant" groups. The vast majority of these organizations are on this list because they have political views that the SPLC disapproves of. For example, not wanting America to become a minority-white country through massive immigration is classified as "white nationalism" and thus "hatred" - and opposing same-sex marriage or the transgender agenda will get you on the SPLC "anti-LGBT" list. Even acknowledging Islam's intrinsic ties to terrorism is called "hate" by the SPLC. Of course, disagreeing with the admission of Syrian refugees is a big no-no.

On August 15, 2012, a liberal homosexual activist, Floyd Lee Corkins, entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a mainstream conservative organization called a "hate group" by the SPLC, armed with a pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition. He shot and wounded an employee, but was then wrestled to the ground and disarmed. Later, he told police that he planned to "kill as many people as possible" and then smear Chick fil-A sandwiches in their faces. When asked by the FBI how he discovered the FRC, Corkins said that "the Southern Poverty Law Center lists anti-gay groups."

While the SPLC and organizations like it constantly demand President Trump to "disavow" alleged hatred and violence supposedly committed by his supporters, they have never disavowed Floyd Lee Corkins' act of domestic terrorism - which was admittedly due to their reckless, defamatory claims about the FRC.

Apparently, the President is responsible for the bomb threats against synagogues made by an Israeli Jewish man, or a white supremacist Neo-Nazi, as the media would prefer, but an activist group is NOT responsible when a supporter attempts to murder opponents of the activist group's ideology, and admittedly used the activist group's resources to plot his attack.

The Southern Poverty Law Center's operations can be only understood if one understands their worldview. They are a globalist, liberal, anti-White, and pro-mass immigration organization. To the SPLC, there is no room for debate on the key premises of liberalism. Conservatives who focus on tax cuts and deregulation are not the SPLC's target list. However, if anyone dares to speak out against the large-scale deconstruction of the historic American nation, they will be labeled a "hate group."

The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is an organization that advocates for legal immigration and against illegal immigration. (Note: in many cases, legal immigration is just as bad as illegal immigration.) Nonetheless, the SPLC, without providing a single piece of corroborating evidence, lists ALIPAC as an "anti-immigrant hate group."

Further, simply arguing that America should remain an English-speaking country, and that non-English languages should not be used on government documents, including ballots, is considered "hatred" by the SPLC. ProEnglish, which advocates for laws which would solidify English as the official language of the US, is also listed as a "hate group." Supporting a unified, not balkanized, American nation is so hateful, right?

A large number of other groups that oppose the mass immigration agenda are also listed as "hate groups", including the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and Virginia Dare (VDARE.)

However, there is even more to the story. The SPLC colludes with radical Islamists to slander opponents of Islamic immigration and "refugee resettlement" into the US, and actually lists former Muslims who disagree with Islam on religious grounds as "haters."

First of all, why is there an "anti-Muslim" category of hate group, but no anti-Christian category? You do not have to look far to find people and groups who spread the most vile, disgusting slander about the Christian faith. In fact, today, dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslim terrorists in Egypt, simply for practicing their faith. However, the SPLC does not find that to be important. I wonder why.

Secondly, the threshold for being an "anti-Muslim hate group" is astoundingly, almost comically low. This reveals the extent of the SPLC's radicalism. If any criticism of the Muslim religion, or unvetted refugee travel, is censored and derided as "hate" and "extremism", we are not truly a sovereign and free people.

Idaho, surprisingly, has been one of the states hit hardest by the Obama administration's Syrian refugee agenda. In response to the influx of Muslim migrants, several organizations have been formed in the state. Most of the people associated with these groups do not hate Muslims, or even oppose all immigration from Muslim countries. They just want a basic level of respect for native-born American citizens and an end to the absurd practice of placing the interests of refugees over the needs of poor American citizens.

For example, one of the groups the SPLC lists as a hate group, under the "anti-Muslim" category, is the "Committee to End the CSI Refugee Center", located in Buhl, Idaho. The leader of the Committee, Rick Martin, said the following. So radical, and so hateful. He's almost literally Hitler at this point!

"We're not against legitimate refugees. They need to be treated with dignity and respect. But it would be easy for someone to lie about their background."

The SPLC even lists former Islamists who now speak out against Radical Islam as "extremists." This has actually led to the impossible - criticism of the SPLC by the mainstream media.

Maajid Nawaz, a former Muslim terrorist who spent four years in an Egyptian prison, now practices a "more peaceful and pluralistic version of Islam." He now runs a "counter-extremism think tank" that has even received monetary support from the British government. But the SPLC lists him as an "anti-Muslim extremist." Exactly how is this possible? He's a Muslim himself!

It is important to note that ResistanceMedia does not support any form of Islamic immigration into the United States. There is just no way to differentiate terrorists from peaceful Muslims, due to the Qu'ran's doctrine of Taqiyya, or lying to advance Islam. Additionally, many Muslims enter the country without any ties to terror, and then become radicalized after residing in the US for years.  The inclusion of Maajid Nawaz's story of SPLC slander was simply to show the impossibility of compliance with the SPLC's rules for political discourse. The SPLC paints such a broad brush that any political viewpoints that they do not approve of are deemed "hateful" or "extremist."

In a previous article, ResistanceMedia covered a report by the New York Post, which revealed the fact that the SPLC had covered up a rampant increase in anti-White harassment in the public school system. Over 2,000 teachers told the SPLC, in response to a survey intended to support the group's contention that President Trump is responsible for an alleged increase in bullying, that they had witnessed racial slurs or other race-based hatred against White students. However, the results of this question were not included in the SPLC's "Trump Effect" report.

The SPLC's obvious disdain for White Americans is also shown in its listing of "White Lives Matter" as a "hate group", but not "Black Lives Matter." The SPLC justifies this by alleging that Neo-Nazis and "white supremacists" have claimed to be part of the White Lives Matter movement. But it is just a slogan, not an organized group, as the SPLC claims - and haven't communists, black supremacists, and anarchists used the words "Black Lives Matter?" Counting a phrase as a "hate group" is ridiculous, because that phrase can be used by people with very different political beliefs to convey very different messages. The SPLC appears to understand that fact as it applies to Black Lives Matter, so why not White Lives Matter? The anti-White double standard is quite obvious.

There is also a double standard in that non-violent political opposition from the right, as detailed throughout this article, is labeled as "hate," but the SPLC ignores and tacitly supports left-wing groups that actually commit violence and terrorism.

 Antifaschistische Aktion (Anti-Fascist Action or Antifa) is a loose confederation of left-wing socialist, anarchists, and communists who work against what they describe as fascism, often through violent means. Antifa members have been implicated in rioting and assault, and have even plotted to attack a pro-Trump gathering, the "Deploraball" with toxic acid. This organization is responsible for innumerable acts of political violence across the United States, and yet, according to the SPLC, they are NOT "extremists."

This article and its counterparts are not, of course, the only exposés of the Southern Poverty Law Center's deceitful practices, but this series is intended to be the most detailed in bringing together a comprehensive case as to why the Center is not to be believed. Below, we have linked to several other articles which also help expose the SPLC's dishonesty.

"Exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center: Now It's Personal"

"The Church of Morris Dees - Southern Poverty Law Center's Profit Driven Background"

"SPLC Further Exposed As Partisan Sham"

"Anti-Christian Hate Group SPLC Becoming Increasingly Discredited"

Please stay tuned for the third and final installment of ResistanceMedia.org's series exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center. Part III will focus on the SPLC's financial misconduct. 

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