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. 

The Ku Klux Klan, the SPLC's most lucrative nemesis, has shrunk from 4 million members in the 1920s to an estimated 2,000 today, as many as 10 percent of whom are thought to be FBI informants. But news of a declining Klan does not make for inclining donations to Morris Dees and Co., which is why the SPLC honors nearly every nationally covered 'hate crime' with direct-mail alarums full of nightmarish invocations of 'armed Klan paramilitary forces' and 'violent neo-Nazi extremists,' and why Dees does legal battle almost exclusively with mediagenic villains - like Idaho's arch-Aryan Richard Butler - eager to show off their swastikas for the news cameras."2

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. 

...Conservative writers have observed that to be called a 'racist' today is akin to the label 'Communist' in the 1950s. Indeed, the SPLC's tactics are hard to distinguish from those of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was also a fan of guilt by association."5

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. 

Dees and his hate-seekers scour the landscape for hate like the arms manufacturers inventing new threats and for the same reason: It's their staple."1

 

What the Southern Poverty Law Center - the Southern Poverty Law Center, for the viewers who may not know it, is an organization that specializes in finding offenses that they can raise money around."
- 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.

In the following video, Wayne Lutton, Editor of The Social Contract, discusses the SPLC's attacks on The Social Contract.

 

...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