SPLC - Inventing New Racism
Unfortunately for the SPLC, the size of the Klan has dwindled to practically nothing, leaving a vacuous nemesis with which to do fundraising.
Campaigns of smear and guilt by association have always proven lucrative in terms of fundraising. Realizing the decline in the size of their most lucrative opponent, the SPLC quickly concocted a new one. Immediately, a new racism was to be found - racists, nativists, xenophobes and hate-mongers were suddenly to be discovered lurking under every rock. Particularly attractive targets were immigration reformists who wanted American laws enforced and illegal immigration halted. A new McCarthyism was born.
The SPLC appears to have crawled in bed with the subversive La Raza open borders network to attack those who support United States immigration laws. By sharing a common opponent, both can profit from joining forces on the attack against good Americans who are concerned about the future.
- Wesley Pruden, Editor in Chief, Washington Times18
In recent years, the SPLC has recently provided legal representation for illegal aliens. In 2005, it represented two El Salvadorans in a lawsuit against the group Ranch Rescue, which was charged with using force to prevent the aliens from illegally sneaking across the border into the United States.13,16 In 2009, the SPLC sponsored a lawsuit against southern Arizona rancher and former Deputy Sheriff Roger Barnett for apprehending and reporting illegal aliens on his ranch property.19,20
The SPLC has engaged in attacking immigration reform/reduction organizations such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA.com, The Social Contract, the Center for Immigration Studies, and their directors. In order to personalize the issue and emotionally charge their fundraising efforts, the SPLC has undertaken to attack John Tanton as a nativist white supremacist and racist. Leading environmentalist John Tanton, M.D. is founder of a significant number of environmental and immigration reform organizations.
...the not-for-profit SPLC ostensibly began its mission to help those who had been victimized by civil rights violations by filing suits on their behalf. In recent years, the SPLC greatly expanded its definition of civil rights and hate groups to the point where any organization that opposes the left's favored causes risks being labeled a hate group by the SPLC. It has also moved away from suing on behalf of the aggrieved to raising awareness of the presence of "hate groups."..
At its worst, it serves as a useful ploy to make a donor who hasn't done much in the way of due diligence about an organization's finances feel good about sending money to what appears to be a righteous cause...27