Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Demonization

Anti-government extremist groups on rise in US: study -AFP

As the country continues to simmer, the propaganda organs continue to trumpet their skewed research, coupling it with biased reporting from their willing accomplices in the corporate/government media complex.

This "report" was lifted directly from the Southern Poverty Law Center's website and it's 02/23/11 dated article "U.S. Hate Groups Top 1,000"

In the article, attempts are made to try and link Republican, Tea Party, and patriot group members as well as those who advocate enforcement of immigration regulations with Socialist groups, neo-Nazi's and White Supremacists.

The report laments the fact that some active, engaged pro-America people have been elected to public office and have sought to restore some common sense to the landscape of American life by banning Sharia Law, restoring the original intent of Section One of the 14th Amendment, restoring State's Rights, and allowing people to establish alternative currencies (which was affirmed in the Coinage Act, 1965).

The report then continues to try and link the attack on Gabrielle Giffords by a former campaign worker ( and conveniently leaves out all the others - including a Federal Judge who had ruled against Obama), the so far (as far as I know) unsolved "bomb" supposedly planting along a Martin Luther King Day parade route, a man with firecrackers outside a Mosque, and another case where an individual was recruited by an "informant" and put into action along the southern border with people who are just plain fed up with all of the crap coming out of Washington DC and various state governments.

No mention is made of Extremist Muslim groups in the news article or in the SPLC article.

You can go to their "Hate Map" and see by state the "hate" groups active in your area. I was surprised that they actually listed "Voz de Aztlan" (Voice Of Aztlan). It is a "general hate" group, according the SPLC, and not one specifically directed at the over throw of legitimate US and state governments, and the expulsion of non-Mexicans from their mythical homeland of Aztlan. SPLC apparently doesn't consider any of the other anti-white, anti-American pro illegal alien, pro Mexican groups as hate groups.

Of course not, it doesn't fit their agenda.


Mayberry said...

You will now be listed! Potok will see to it personally! I'm bummed, they haven't listed me yet... At least the ADL listed mmpaints as a subversive heeby-jeeby malcontent hate monger and generally icky beeyotch. Ha ha! We're getting under their skin. I hope they get Lyme disease...

HermitJim said...

Nice to know that some of them have enough feelings left so that we can manage to get on their last nerve!

Wonder if we are guilty by association, just for reading!

Spud said...

Bet ur buns we are HermitJim....

Richard Keefe said...

1. There is no legal definition for “hate group,” which is why even the FBI does not track “hate groups.”

2. The SPLC uses the deliberately meaningless term “hate groups” in its fund-raising propaganda precisely because it allows them to denigrate their perceived opponents without accusing them of any actual crimes.

3. The “Hate Map” is a fund-raising tool, nothing more. It provides no information whatsoever on the alleged groups, in fact, the SPLC didn’t even bother to make up locations for 262 of the groups; that’s 26% of the total.

In many states the percentage of phantom "groups" runs as high as 80-100%. Many of the alleged “groups” are listed twice in the same location.

4. Since the SPLC is the sole arbiter of the meaningless “hate groups” label, AND because SPLC fund-raising is directly tied to creating the illusion of an ever-increasing threat, it is in their direct financial interest to raise the numbers each year.

Last year the SPLC took in $31 million donor-dollars in donations and earned $26 million in interest on its bloated “Endowment Fund.” That’s $57 million dollars for last year alone. Since 2003, the SPLC has taken in more than a third of a BILLION dollars in tax-free cash, and yet the number of “hate groups” always goes up.

5. The most ironic (read: "hypocritical") thing about the Southern Poverty Law Center is that NOT ONE of its top ten, highest paid executives is a minority.
In fact, according to the SPLC's hometown newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King's home church, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power in its entire 40 year history.

Some "experts"