SPLC funding is good but they skimped on an architect for their headquarters .
Lawsuit almost guts Klan group's chapters
Comments from the Tennessean's article...
"The SPLC is a racist organization and someone needs to file suit against the hate they preach."
"Another SPLC-written press release, picked up and treated as "news".
Dees doesn't have a license to practice law in Kentucky. The actual suit was filed by two local attorneys based on existing legal precedent. They had to give permission for Dees to come in and take over the case. All Dees brought to the trial was publicity.
Just like the 1987 United Klans case, Dees grandstanded a $7 million award which produced a $50,000 payoff. Any first year lawyer could have filed the papers.
Harper's Magazine and the Montgomery Advertiser reported that Dees took in $9 million donor dollars on that publicity stunt. (http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a3e5cb925c4.htm)
The SPLC has been hawking the Gruver case in its fund raising materials for over a year. One can only imagine how much money it added to the SPLC's $151 million dollar "Endowment Fund". It certainly didn't cost millions of dollars to file the civil suit.
Dees already gets nearly a thousand dollars a day, every day, from the donor pot. One hopes he didn't layer on legal fees to boot. After all, he gave himself a $20,000 donor dollar raise last year and has been a millionaire since 1960. (Page 40 (http://www.splcenter.org/pdf/static/SPLC990_2007.pdf)
The SPLC has never put a single klansman in prison. In fact, Dees brags in his autobiography, "A Season for Justice", that he made $5,000 dollars for representing Klansman Claude Henley in federal court. Henley was charged with attacking Freedom Riders in Alabama, with photos of his rampage appearing in LIFE magazine, but he had a good lawyer and beat the charges.
Dees claims the event was a turning point in his life, but apparently not to the point of turning the money over to the victims or to charity. He cashed the Klan's check and kept the money.
The one thing the press release does get right is that the thugs of the IKA didn't go away, they merely went underground or joined other groups. The goons who attacked Gruver were already arrested, convicted and serving time before Dees stepped in.
This whole thing was just another SPLC fund raising publicity stunt and this press release is just another part of the campaign."
From the SPLC website:
Idaho 'Constitutional Militia' Takes Shape
Comments from the article...
"So how is this considered a hate group? Please be specific and be careful that you do not appear so unpatriotic that you describe the founding fathers who liberated this country from tyranny. Seems to me like many more of these types of groups are needed to keep the government in check.
So would this guy at http://www.OperationPitchfork.com be considered a hateful person in your eyes? If so, I think you are on the verge of being a hate group yourself…hating patriots who love their country and value the Constitution."
"We need to look at certain painful truths. The Waco debacle was actually a scandal. We supposedly were there to HELP children & we burned them to death. It’s also a VERY popular feeling in this country that just like the League of Nations did little to help the world move from war, the UN has been less than successful in it’s most important agenda. The majority of Americans love this country & don’t want to see it changed into a EU model. No matter what one thinks of Randy Weaver, he did not deserve what happened to him; nor did his wife deserve to be shot in cold blood, etc.
These issues had set the stage for the Militia movement & realistically could have been avoided if the government of that time had not circled the wagons & done little than give Weaver a multi-million dollar settlement & apologize to the people at Waco who lost their children.
There are no clear-cut “good guys” on ether side of the political isle when Congress has money on it’s mind. The sooner we learn the painful truths that we all have many painful things to be responsible for, the sooner we can start to communicate in a healthy manner.
I don’t know how many times I’ve read in this blog the accusation that Republicans are racists or that Democrats are appeasers bordering on cowards. Such concepts are political bigotry. They are built on the lie that one group has all the answers. That should be dangerously obvious to need no further commentary."
SPLC: “…the themes that animated those groups — including conspiracy theories about the “New World Order” and fear of the federal government and gun control — have resurfaced across the country.”
"Conspiracy theories? You talk about this as though you live in a vacume. While the SPLC will certainly denounce any knowledge of this New World Order, let me point out that it goes by other names, such as the North American Union (NAU) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership *(SPP).
Mainstream news media have reported on the Amero, on the Trans Texas Corridor, and the secret meetings held by the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States that, it was later leaked, were to go around those countries’ legislative bodies to forge agreements dissolving their national sovereignty. Leave it to the SPLC to give only half (more like a third) of the story to keep donations rolling in based on fear mongering.SPLC: “On his website, Ambrose puts out a special recruiting call to military veterans:”
Does anyone at the SPLC notice the similarity in the words “military” and “militia”? While the SPLC does its best to give militia a bad reputation, there it is right at the front of the Second Amendment of our Constitution. It’s also in Title 10 of the U.S. Code. Being America’s last response to tyranny, having members who are ex-military would be obviously beneficial. SPLC: “The website features imagery of the United Nations flag; the burning Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas; a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) badge, and the message, ‘I AM THE GOVERNMENT YOUR FOUNDERS WARNED YOU ABOUT.’”
So opposition to the agenda of the United Nations to erase national borders and national sovereignty and impose a socialist form of global governance makes one a far-right terrorist or extremist? Someone who finds the actions of the U.S. government at Waco and Ruby Ridge unconscionable are necessarily far-right wing nuts? I’d say the SPLC’s compliant and unquestioning acceptance of the government position on these events says far more about the SPLC than it does about “scary” militia members. SPLC: “Opposition to the United Nations, government actions in Waco and Rudy Ridge, Idaho, and the ATF were among the defining issues for the 1990s militia movement.” You keep referring to this 1990s militia movement as though that has some foreboding message for us.
Ambrose: “The Militia is in nature a purely defensive force and will take no aggressive action or recklessly plunge Idaho into war,” Ambrose informs potential recruits. “But if events similar to Ruby Ridge should ever again occur in Idaho, our resolve to respond with force in kind cannot be doubted.” So they’re not going to initiate violence. That is in line with the purpose of the militia as defensive only. So what exactly is it that worries the SPLC about this and other militia groups? I was surprised awhile back to discover that a group I belong to is listed by the SPLC as a hate group, which initially made me wonder where the SPLC gets its information.
After reading up on the SPLC, I no longer wonder. The SPLC has no interest in reporting the truth, or at least has an interest in omitting crucial parts of the truth. If the people are not made to fear the militia, the SPLC loses funding. So what’s the group I belong to? It’s the Virginia Citizen Militia, and you can see our website at
SPLC and the Racial Justice Racket
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a thriving business. The Alabama-based “nonprofit” firm has become a font of riches for founder Morris Dees and his associates. Its last tax return (2005) showed it took in nearly $111 million in donations the previous four years alone and reported assets of $189.4 million at the end of 2005.
Its business is fundraising, and its success at raking in the cash is based on its ability to sell gullible people on the idea that present-day America is awash in white racism and anti-Semitism, which it will fight tooth-and-nail as the public interest law firm it purports to be. That might lead a skeptic to wonder why it spends little on litigation and why Mr. Dees pockets a lot of money sent in by panicked donors who buy into the smear campaigns against organizations or prominent individuals who question racial preference programs. To me and to other observant conservatives, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a clever scam, relentlessly cultivating for profit the fear that this nation is filled with Klansmen and rife with people eager to perpetrate genocide.
“Hate crimes,” as trumpeted by the likes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, are a questionable legal construct used almost exclusively against whites. Hateful or not, interracial violent crime is overwhelmingly black on white or black on Asian. The Department of Justice’s figures show that between 2001 and 2003, blacks were 39 times more likely to commit violent crimes against whites than the reverse. Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
You won’t hear about that from the Southern Poverty Law Center or see it on the evening newscasts, because the truth is one thing and the liberal agenda is another.
'American Jewish Committee' and 'Southern Poverty Law Center' endorsed anti-Arab image - Philip Weiss
“Pimping for Dollars”
Homeland Security: Everyone's a Threat