By James Smith
10 March 2013
“Eliminating one bad thing, namely, racism, does not justify killing off something good, namely, freedom of choice in the area of human associations of any kind.” Tibor R. Machan
The Southern Poverty Law Center ( SPLC) has announced the annual list of “The Year in Hate and Extremism 2012”, wherein the groups that have an opinion about the direction of the country and of Mr. Obama’s performance while in office, is determined to be “conspiracy-minded” or “hard-core hate”.
Sadly, the Prepper Podcast Radio Network was not on that list. We stand with each one in solidarity to the cause of American ideals and the American way of life. We will not be bullied. We will not live in fear. And by all that is Holy and Good, we will not submit to the SPLC and their fear tactics.
So this article is an effort to grant us inclusion in that list, which includes Oath-Keepers, the Constitution Party, The Tenth Amendment Center, and so many more – that we have decided to openly declare the Southern Poverty Law Center to be a “Hate Group” – per their own definition:
The Southern Poverty Law Center‘s (SPLC) definition of a “hate group” includes those having beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.
Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing. Websites appearing to be merely the work of a single individual, rather than the publication of a group, are not included in this list. Listing here does not imply a group advocates or engages in violence or other criminal activity.
In the early part of the 1970s’, civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. formed SPLC to actively track groups (isn’t that the job for the FBI?) that they disagree with so that they can sue and keep filling their personal coffers. In the early 1980’s, Mr. Dees developed a legal strategy where a group would be sued, a judgment obtained, and then the same courts to seize the organizations assets to pay the judgment. This activity helped to overwhelm overburdened court systems with bogus law suits.
Bigotry is not illegal. It is unkind and mean, but it is not illegal.