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Exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center, Part III: Corrupt Connections

This is the last article in a three-part series exposing the Southern Poverty Law Center. While Part I focused on the SPLC's dishonesty and dissemination of "fake news", and Part II was about the SPLC's disregard for free speech and slander of political dissidents, Part III will expose this domestic hate group's corrupt financial accounting, deceptive advertising, and potential connections to radical groups that espouse political violence, including Antifa.

Matthew O'Dea, a known Communist and Antifa hired by the SPLC. 

The SPLC sends breathless fundraising correspondence to its donors and supporters, who are overwhelmingly older and wealthier, warning them of armed "Klan paramilitary forces" and "violent neo-Nazi extremists." However, these claims are not based in fact, as shown in part I of this article.

Having no legitimate opponents, the SPLC now slanders political opponents. They list anyone who speaks out against the homosexual agenda, mass immigration, or Islamic terrorism as a "hate group."

But the SPLC is more than a defamatory liberal activist group which seeks to chill freedom of speech.

It is nothing less than a total fraud, created to make a profit.

Morris Dees, the founder of the SPLC, is a con man, whose aim is to make as much money as possible, by any means necessary. According to his former business partner, Millard Fuller, who co-founded the SPLC, "Morris and I, from the first day of our partnership, shared the overriding purpose of making a pile of money. We were not particular about how we did it; we just wanted to be independently rich. During the eight years we worked together, we never wavered in that resolve." 

Dees' yearly salary exceeds $365,000, which per the Washington Times is more than any other charity they surveyed, and considerably so. The SPLC spends 89 percent of its income on more fundraising, according to Fairfax Journal, a newspaper from Fairfax, Virginia. Charity Watch, which rates charities for financial transparency among other factors, once gave it a "F" grade.

The SPLC also has absolutely no concern for the people who it claims to help.

Ken Silverstein, a liberal columnist writing for Harper's Magazine, cited a case when Morris Dees won a settlement for a poor black mother whose son was lynched by members of the Ku Klux Klan. She received $51,875 in compensation, from the sale of a barn owned by the Klan group. Dees, however, collected $9 million for the SPLC from fundraising letters about the case, which included a gruesome image of the dead son.

Guess how much of that $9 million the SPLC shared with the mother?


That case alone should have put the SPLC out of business. But, the mainstream media, desperate for headlines and clicks, still uses this unreliable, hateful, fraudulent group as a source. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is technically a tax-exempt charitable organization, but they have money stashed in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and Bangladesh. Generally, individuals and groups who utilize such "tax havens" do so to avoid taxation - but the SPLC is exempt from taxes! Why, then, would they have millions of dollars in offshore accounts? Several commentators suggest that it may be because those countries are beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. law enforcement. Their motivation may also be to conceal funding sources that they do not want the public to be aware of.

This organization has also been repeatedly exposed promoting the confederation of violent communist and anarchist groups known as Antifa, or Anti-Fascist Action. In 2013, the SPLC, in a post on their Intelligence Report blog, praised Anti-Racist Action (ARA), an Antifa group, as "freedom fighters", and a "constructive force."

Matthew O'Dea, a Communist Antifa gang member who endorses political violence, recently was exposed as being a SPLC employee. On June 11, 2013, O'Dea posted on Facebook, "due to my years of activism... [including] confronting fascists on the street, I was able to get the job with the SPLC."

Exactly what "activism" is O'Dea referring to? O'Dea identifies as a Communist and is affiliated with the radical Marxist group, Industrial Workers of the World. This information was publicly available on Facebook and many other internet sources, and there is no real scenario where the SPLC could not have come across it.

The SPLC is knowingly hiring Communists and Antifa radicals. 

In addition, even after his employment with the SPLC began, O'Dea continued to support Antifa and Communists. In July, around a month after he was hired, Matthew O'Dea posted a picture on his Facebook of himself, wearing a hammer and sickle pin and Antifa armband.

SPLC employee Matthew O'Dea wearing Communist and Antifa attire.

This has been described as a "smoking gun." What is interesting is that O'Dea did not even deny that he is Antifa and has been employed by the SPLC - he confirmed the accusations in a public Facebook post.

However, this is only the most blatant in the many incidences of SPLC collusion with Antifa. The SPLC whitewashed a brutal assault by an Antifa group against a restaurant in Tinley Park, Illinois, where a conservative organization was holding a conference. 18 Antifa entered the Ashford House restaurant armed with clubs, sticks, and masks, and started a riot, assaulting customers and employees who were not even part of the conference. In January, 2013, five of the Antifa members pled guilty to several felony charges and served sentences ranging from 3.5 to 6 years in prison.

They also have been accused of linking to Antifa websites and allowing an alleged Antifa member to co-star in a documentary produced by the SPLC.

Antifa should be considered a domestic terrorist group, and organizations that support Antifa should not be cited as a reliable source by the media. In fact, they should be shut down, as providing material support for terrorist organizations is a criminal offense. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of the worst enemies of the people. Their fraudulent, deceitful advertising and financial accounting methods have been repeatedly exposed. This is a domestic hate group. is calling for a federal investigation of the SPLC's connections to Antifa, potential financial misconduct, and attempts to silence American citizens' freedom of speech.

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