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The slow-motion Southern Poverty Law Center scandal is a fascinating example of how facts can be public but they simply don’t register on most people unless they are in tune with the zeitgeist.

The conventional wisdom is that conspiracy theories can’t possibly be true because once one person in the nefarious organization leaked the truth, then the world would instantly realize that the supposed good guys were really bad guys and the whole house of cards would come crashing to the ground.

And yet … that the saintly Morris Dees of the SPLC is kind of a big phony has been something you could look up in newspaper archives for the last quarter of a century at least. And yet the last few years have been incredibly successful for the SPLC as it has taken in vast amounts of money from contributors and formed alliances with giant tech monopolies like Amazon.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Southern Poverty Law Center at crossroads with ouster of founder, Dees

Deeper Findings 4 hours ago
By Rosalind Bentley Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Critics see half billion dollar nest egg and question what the money is for

This week’s abrupt firing of Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, continues to reverberate across the country.

It’s still unclear specifically why the longtime attorney was ousted by the Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit, which tracks hate groups and specializes in civil rights litigation.But some who follow the organization’s activities say the turn of events is not surprising.

The SPLC has drawn sustained criticism for its fund-raising tactics, which some say involve exaggerating the threats posed by white supremacists and other groups. The organization also has been accused in the past of not treating black employees fairly and of allowing sexual harassment. …

While the organization, founded in 1971, cultivated an image as a crusader against hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, it drew its own scrutiny over the years. Most of that was centered on the fund-raising tactics of Dees, who was once a direct mail marketer.According to publicly available tax documents filed for 2017, the SPLC’s endowment is approaching half a billion dollars.“I have watched the relentless fund-raising efforts that were being made and the extraordinary growth of the endowment,” said Yale University law professor Stephen Bright, who also teaches at Georgia State University. “It just continues to go up. They send out these appeals for people to send money when they don’t spend anywhere near what they take in.”

It’s almost as if Morris is more into fundraising than fundgiving.

Dees is 82. As a successful man like Dees gets older, the urge to do different things other than his strong suit often declines. For example, I have a lot of things I really need to do right now other than blog some more, but I’m good at blogging, so that’s what I do, over and over. Morris heads a fundraising juggernaut. He’s very, very good at it.

I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

… In the early 1990s, the building for the Montgomery Advertiser, the city’s newspaper, was near the Southern Poverty Law Center. Employees from the two offices would grab beers together after work. That’s when reporters began hearing stories and complaints from those who worked at the center “that this place isn’t what it’s hyped up to be,” said Jim Tharpe, who was then managing editor of the newspaper.

Those rumblings led to the paper’s three-year investigation of the SPLC. The paper was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its series of stories on the nonprofit. Tharpe, who is also a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor, said the accusations of misconduct surrounding Dees dismissal echo those lodged against the organization in the 1990s.“There were allegations by black employees that they were being treated unfairly and employees were saying that the fundraising wasn’t honest,” Tharpe said. SPLC leaders “were saying they needed money when they had tons of it.”

For a time, the agency cooperated with the newspaper as it did its reporting. But when the newspaper began asking for detailed financial records beyond what was legally required for nonprofits, the SPLC stopped, Tharpe said. It was difficult to figure out how they were spending their money.

There were about five people, including Dees, at the top of the organization, Tharpe said. But many of the other employees were at intern level, he said.“He is a brilliant marketer, and he knows how to push people’s buttons and get them to give money,” Tharpe said.

Laurence Leamer, who spent time at the center while he was researching a book, said the SPLC crossed the line in 2014.

Ehhhh … The SPLC was off into picking on non-extremists long before then. For example, one of its arch enemies was long Richard Lamm, the environmentalist Democratic governor of Colorado from 1975-1987, who won a famous victory for ecology over the Winter Olympics in 1972. Lamm’s sin was running for the board of the Sierra Club in 2004 after the Sierra Club had been bought off by zillionaire David Gelbaum’s pro-immigration money in the mid-1990s.

Alongside hate groups, the organization placed former presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is the current secretary of Housing and Urban Development, on its list of extremists, particularly for his views on same-sex marriage.

“When they put Ben on the list of extremists, I called Morris Dees and said ‘How can you do that?’” said Leamer, the author of “The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan,” which retells the history of the birth of the SPLC.

The group did eventually remove Carson’s name and issued an apology.“It started as this wonderful, idealistic organization, but the excess of money, extraordinary excess of money, has changed it,” said Leamer, who recently authored “Mar-A-Lago: Inside the gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace.”

Leamer said in the months that he spent in Alabama with Dees and the SPLC, he saw an organization more concerned with raising money at all costs than true social justice. “There is an overwhelming exploitation of these extraordinary, important issues, and nobody is daring to talk about it. I knew when I walked out of there, sooner or later, something was going to happen,” he said.

Bright agrees. “The chickens finally came home to roost,” he said. “I am more surprised that it finally came now. It must have been pretty bad that they didn’t let him resign at the age of 82, so he could have gone off into the sunset and perpetuate the myth of Morris Dees.”

The basic problem with the SPLC was that there hasn’t been much for it to do for about 80% of its lifespan. It wasn’t formed until 1971, well after the triumph of the civil rights movement was assured. With the decline of the SCLC, Martin Luther King’s old organization, there was a niche for the new “SPLC” in confusing donors with its similar acronym.

So from the beginning, the SPLC was involved in mopping up operations, bayoneting stragglers in the weeds in effect. There was still some danger involved in this in the 1970s, but eventually there wasn’t much for the SPLC to do with all its lucre.

For example, in the 2000s, the SPLC was really annoyed that during the Performance Enhancing Drug era I pointed out that the top woman golfer, Annika Sorenstam, had pumped herself up so much from 2001 to her historic peak in 2003 (when, as I accurately predicted, she came with 4 strokes of making the cut in a men’s tournament) that her arms hung away from her sides, like Teutonic muscleheads Hans and Franz on SNL.

Defending the reputation of a record-setting woman golfer from a journalist joshing about her evident juicing by slurring the skeptical blogger as a face of Hate was Who We Are by the 21st Century.

But it’s hard to notice that yesterday’s hero has become today’s joke.

 
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  1. I’m good at blogging, so that’s what I do, over and over. Morris heads a fundraising juggernaut. He’s

    You are indeed good at blogging. Great even!

    (but you forgot to finish that paragraph :-D)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Thats a cliffhanger. Real love is screenplays but hes in exile in hollywood.
  2. “I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?”

    Karma is a bitch.

    Hey, maybe they’re saving up to buy an Ivy like Yale so they can start minting their own brand of the Criminal Elite.

  3. There were allegations by black employees that they were being treated unfairly

    Blacks are always complaining, why would you take anything they say seriously?

    • Agree: AndrewR, donut
    • Replies: @James Speaks

    Blacks are always complaining, why would you take anything they say seriously?
     
    b/c if you don't then the SPLC will come after you?
    , @Alden
    Excellent observation.
  4. Anon[336] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t think Dees has been manning the phone banks or doing much of anything for the past several years. He only comes into the office twice a week. He had graduated to emeritus status, for all practical purposes.

    I think the current dust-up can be compared to the situation you have with an elderly billionnaire businessman, where the family, employees, and personal staff realize he’s not going to be around for much longer, and they wonder who’s in the will, and they start to maneuver. In this case, social justice and minority staffers are thinking, Dees is really old, he acted like an old guy, not a woke guy, Cohen is in a position where he can be blackmailed the way that college students blackmail administrators, and the staff decided to issue their WE DEMAND manifesto, based on stale information about Dees and the fact that there are not so many black staff.

  5. Even though the SPLC presents itself as a fighter against racism, I’d be surprised if black people made up a large percentage of the SPLC’s donors. I am more inclined to believe that Jewish donors, afraid that the white heartland harbors genocidal antisemites, are the force that have boosted its assets to their present height. Which leads to a connection to Mr. Sailer’s recent piece on Jewish contributions to the Democratic Party. It is straining my brain to not link this awesome generosity with the notion that Jews have more money — and more concentrated political will — than most other Americans.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    You don't think blacks make large donations to the SPLC? And Jews make a ton of donations? You must be new here.
    , @Alden
    The SPLC donor base is Jewish to the point that I really wonder if it’s not just another Jewish front group like ACLU used to be.

    NOW and other feminazi groups are Jewish fronts. NAACP was a Jewish front for its first 60 years till some blacks revolted. The male gay movement was always heavily Jewish for some reason. Sexual preferences? Easy non profit job applying for grants from other non profits? Orders from the Elders of Zion? Whatever, the leadership of the gay men movement was always heavily Jewish
  6. Steve, you’ve been mixing up its and it’s lately — more than you usually do. It’s distracting.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Its easy to do - I make a few mistakes myself if its early in the morning. Hey, I'll write you back, IJ, on the autopilot and it's importance shortly.
    , @Anonymous
    Hey call the SPC, Ive got some blogging to do.

    - @ Isteve
  7. A nonprofit institution raising more money than it spends, hmm, like Harvard, Yale and Princeton!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Ain't dat da truth!!!

    And they never increase enrollment despite our growing population.
    , @Anon

    A nonprofit institution raising more money than it spends, hmm, like Harvard, Yale and Princeton!
     
    LOL great observation!
  8. The SPLC is necessary despite its faults to fight the evil done by white supremacy and the terror inflicted on People of Color

    Just look st the New Zealand atrocity and the college rich person scandal

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    The evil done by white supremacy? Are you talking about the four million Iraqis whose deaths we've caused since 2003? That's the evilest shit done by whites to non-whites in my lifetime that I can think of. I don't remember hearing anything about the SPLC fighting that evil. In fact, you are more likely to draw the SPLC's ire if you advocate an isolationist peaceful America First position, and they'll put you on their Hate Map if you work to end America's practice of bombing non-whites on behalf of Israel.

    The SPLC is the King and the Duke with Internet access, and their Hate Map is the Royal Nonesuch.
  9. I’d rather the half bil sit in a bank in Alabama than get spent on the usual insane bullshit.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  10. NEXT EGG?!!

    Haha, until I read more, I’d thought that was your sarcastic terminology and was about to praise you for it.

    All the dirty politics by the $PLC aside for a minute, let me write about non-profit organizations and NEST EGGS. They shouldn’t be building up any savings from these poor, pouring-out-their-hearts, strapped donor’s money than they need to pay for the salaries and supplies to do their wonderful work that they supposedly do.

    What does “non-profit” mean anymore? I understand the many a charity’s money is blown in pretty good salaries, especially for the bosses, causing it to make no profit in the accounting sense. Even after that, there should be no accumulation of assets more than what’s needed for the job, say, some vehicles and cash enough to get through a low-donation period.

    How long could the $PLC go without donors before that $500,000,000 NEST EGG was spent doing all that hard work they only they do, so well? I think they should be able to fight hate and beat all hell out of those who practice hate forever, just on the interest at today’s FED-generated un-naturally low rates.

    (I think the FED ought to be designated a “Hate Group”, as they are reducing $PLC’s accumulation of a bigger NEST EGG.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Ah geeeze! I meant

    NEST EGG?!!
     
    (Too early in the morning for this without a 5-minute [EDIT] window.)
  11. @Achmed E. Newman

    NEXT EGG?!!
     
    Haha, until I read more, I'd thought that was your sarcastic terminology and was about to praise you for it.

    All the dirty politics by the $PLC aside for a minute, let me write about non-profit organizations and NEST EGGS. They shouldn't be building up any savings from these poor, pouring-out-their-hearts, strapped donor's money than they need to pay for the salaries and supplies to do their wonderful work that they supposedly do.

    What does "non-profit" mean anymore? I understand the many a charity's money is blown in pretty good salaries, especially for the bosses, causing it to make no profit in the accounting sense. Even after that, there should be no accumulation of assets more than what's needed for the job, say, some vehicles and cash enough to get through a low-donation period.

    How long could the $PLC go without donors before that $500,000,000 NEST EGG was spent doing all that hard work they only they do, so well? I think they should be able to fight hate and beat all hell out of those who practice hate forever, just on the interest at today's FED-generated un-naturally low rates.

    (I think the FED ought to be designated a "Hate Group", as they are reducing $PLC's accumulation of a bigger NEST EGG.)

    Ah geeeze! I meant

    NEST EGG?!!

    (Too early in the morning for this without a 5-minute [EDIT] window.)

  12. Anonymous[160] • Disclaimer says:

    Does anyone have video of the new documentary on the”alt right” where they interview someone at the SPLC? Supposedly you can see tacked to the wall at the person’s desk a chart of declining White share of the United States population since 1960 or so.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyWYYL_XgAAtBjn?format=jpg&name=900x900

    https://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/346157-why-does-civil-rights-activist-keep-tally-declining-white-population-his-office.html

    https://postimg.cc/PLDBWTvt

  13. @International Jew
    Steve, you've been mixing up its and it's lately — more than you usually do. It's distracting.

    Its easy to do – I make a few mistakes myself if its early in the morning. Hey, I’ll write you back, IJ, on the autopilot and it’s importance shortly.

  14. The SPLC piece on Steve Sailer is hilarious.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    Link, please?
    , @Anonymous
    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve
  15. So it probably morphs into a lefty foundation like MacArthur or Ford.

    • Replies: @Anon
    They morphed the other way. Ford not a fan of the tribe and communism you may recall. Unless you are theorizing that all organizations bend to to the political leanings of the people who coopt it for salaries and to dispense graft.

    The arch of large foundations is long and vast but bends towards refuting the lifes work of the founders by networking of the staff.
    , @Alden
    SPLC was always a lefty organization
  16. i bet that video af dees going all racist is about to be re-released in the meee too era and they have struck a deal to get ahead of it and paid him off a shitload to take a dive

  17. SPLC: “Critics See Half Billion Dollar Nest Egg and Question What the Money Is for”

    Horrible Hollywood has got me thinking Lost In America every damn time I see the phrase “Nest Egg.”

    It might be because of the comedic acting talents of Julie Hagerty and Albert Brooks. The SuperDave backboard bit ain’t bad either.

    This Australian BABY BOOMER Fraser Anning guy is almost 70 years old and he won’t take no crap from some little rat puke who wants to attack someone using an egg. We need more baby boomers with the balls of Fraser Anning.

    Nest Egg Principle by Brooks and Australian Baby Boomer Anning Defending Himself Brilliantly:

    • Replies: @Anon
    Pretty sure that movie is about as un-Hollywood as it gets. It happened in spite of Hollywood, not because of it.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Great movie, Charles! Thanks for bringing that to mind.

    Steve, if you are still reading, I have no idea who's the two lead actors are, no idea who the producer is and if he's been Pound-Me-Tooed, and all that Hollywood crap, but it's just an entertaining movie. Oh, and the lead character is a marketing guy, right in your wheelhouse.
  18. OT
    LOL
    He wuz a gud boi, he dindu nuffin

    Terrorist’s grandmother, 94, reacts with disbelief after mosque massacre and bizarrely claims ‘he was a good boy’

    It’s all very shocking, especially [it being] Brenton, he’s a good boy,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

    ‘He was always nice and kind and was sure to visit us twice a year.’

  19. I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

    It’s always a joy to rediscover the simple fact that there are loads more people more CYNICAL than I am in this cynical world.

    What is the word for when cynicism slowly blends or transforms into sarcasm? Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?

    I’ll bet Sailer would know. Spring training drills for baseball and Spring training drills for sarcasm and cynicism. What are the exercises and drills best suited to improve your sarcasm or cynicism? The Carolina drill for throwing a baseball is good in Spring training.

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir

    Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?
     
    How about "sardonic"?
    , @Digital Samizdat
    Cynicastic? Sarnical?
    , @donut
    Right wing .
  20. Morris Dees: an Old Bolshevik is declared an Enemy of the People and sentenced to death. Stalin walks among us and he is just the first of many.

  21. “Critics see half billion dollar nest egg and question what the money is for”

    No kidding.

  22. anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    A nonprofit institution raising more money than it spends, hmm, like Harvard, Yale and Princeton!

    Ain’t dat da truth!!!

    And they never increase enrollment despite our growing population.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    They have grown, a little.
  23. • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    OT: Coalition of the fringes update!

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/nyu-students-confront-chelsea-clinton-say-she-stoked-hatred-behind-new-zealand-shootings/
     
    That was great!

    If we can't have our own country, at least we can enjoy the spectacle of our enemies turning on each other
  24. Will he form a new goyimwatch group called Dees Nuts?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  25. I filed a $4.755 million defamation lawsuit against the SPLC, Morris Dees, Richard Cohen, and Heidi Beirich last November in the US District Court in Kansas City after a poisonous attack by them on me personally scuttled an effort I had underway to stem the suicide epidemic devastating white males in the US (we are 30 percent of the population, but 70 percent of the suicides). The SPLC publicly linked the effort to “Nazi atrocities” and left readers with the false impression that we were running a “whites-only” club.

    The attack immediately, of course, brought our effort to a screeching halt. The full complaint is here: https://www.craignelsen.com/nelsen_v_splc/NELSENvSPLC.pdf

    If there is any justice at all left in our justice system, I will win this suit, despite the fact I am representing myself and the SPLC has used some of their half-billion dollar nest egg to engage Big Law firm Ballard Spahr and a local law firm in Missouri to snuff out my demand for justice. So far, I have survived their Rule 26(b)(6) motion to dismiss.

    There is a bigger shoe still to drop on the SPLC.

    On the bitterly cold night of February 17, 2018 in Lexington, Missouri, where my partner Sherman Davis and I were opening our boxing club to help men in distress get their lives back on track, a 24-year-old local man named Ryan Wilson came to us seeking shelter. Thanks to the toxic climate created by the SPLC’s scurrilous attack on me, we were forced to turn him away. He died a few hours later on the side of a highway at the edge of the town he’d lived in all his short life.

    Morris Dees beat the Klan by arguing the Klan had created a toxic climate of hatred that led directly to the death of Michael Donald, a young black man who had been lynched in Alabama. By the same reasoning, the SPLC should be held responsible for the death of Ryan Wilson. As I argue in my lawsuit, the problem isn’t that we have too much love for white men, it is that the SPLC has too much hatred for them. The impact of that hatred is real and severe and they need to be put down.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    Thanks to the toxic climate created by the SPLC’s scurrilous attack on me, we were forced to turn him away. He died a few hours later on the side of a highway at the edge of the town he’d lived in all his short life.
     
    That's the main problem: people don't see that lives, especially their own lives are being lost. People can see their friends and co-workers, even family members, be mugged by the system, quite often with eventual fatal killed, and take no action. The general opinion is that none of this stuff matters. It matters.

    Counterinsurgency
    , @Alden
    Good for you.
  26. The basic problem with the SPLC was that there hasn’t been much for it to do for about 80% of its lifespan. It wasn’t formed until 1971, well after the triumph of the civil rights movement was assured. With the decline of the SCLC, Martin Luther King’s old organization, there was a niche for the new SPLC in confusing donors.

    So from the beginning, it was involved in mopping up operations, bayoneting stragglers in the weeds. There was some danger involved in this in the 1970s, but eventually there wasn’t much for the SPLC to do with all its lucre.

    Perhaps it’s mission was always mercenary and malign – another front in the war on traditional America, and a lucrative one at that. Why shouldn’t you assume that? The SPLC would assume the same about any organization you founded.

    I’m not inclined to cut these pricks any slack.

  27. Morris Dees Comes Clean

    Did y’all really suppose I liked [email protected]#$%rs?
    I’m a Southern boy, don’t make me snigger!
    You make hay while it’s sunny,
    Then grab up the money
    And run, just like Billy Be-jiggered.

  28. @snorlax
    OT: Coalition of the fringes update!

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/nyu-students-confront-chelsea-clinton-say-she-stoked-hatred-behind-new-zealand-shootings/

    OT: Coalition of the fringes update!

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/nyu-students-confront-chelsea-clinton-say-she-stoked-hatred-behind-new-zealand-shootings/

    That was great!

    If we can’t have our own country, at least we can enjoy the spectacle of our enemies turning on each other

    • Agree: Kylie
  29. The slow-motion Southern Poverty Law Center scandal is a fascinating example of how facts can be public but they simply don’t register on most people unless they are in tune with the zeitgeist.

    See John Leo. Reporters think in templates, and their misreporting takes predictable forms. Some were ignorant and just knew nothing of the exposes in re the $PLC and some knew perfectly well but found the $PLC a quote mine useful for inserting editorial commentary in news stories. Nothing to do with any nebulous zeitgeist. A great deal to do with the shortcomings and fraud abroad among American journalists.

    More troubling has been the failure of charity accreditors public and private. These people should have been grassed up by the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator to anyone using those sites for due diligence. And the state attorney-general in Alabama should have put them out of business.

    Even more troubling has been the use of their materials as guides by corporate officialdom. The tech companies and the credit-card companies should be explaining themselves in front of parliamentary inquiries all over the country. Was it stupidity or malice that induced them to rely on $PLC. Robert Stacy McCain is a fairly mainstream Republican who has been knocked off multiple platforms consequent to $PLC’s scamming around.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is an excellent point we should always bear in mind when considering what gets discussed and what gets memory holed.
  30. The SPLC is an anti-white hate organization dedicated to the persecution of white people worldwide.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The SPLC is an anti-white hate organization dedicated to the persecution of white people worldwide.

     

    And run by a lily-white staff. Were it not for "Southern" in the name, they'd have moved to Portland long ago.
  31. The conventional wisdom is that conspiracy theories can’t possibly be true because once one person in the nefarious organization leaked the truth, the the world would instantly realize that the supposed good guys were really bad guys and the whole house of cards would come crashing to the ground.

    You’re not distinguishing between hypothesized conspiracies for discrete events and the sort of fantasia which has intentional wirepullers directing the course of public life – whole industries in some cases, national politics in some others. There are scads of people quite susceptible to that sort of thinking. There’s also a seven-digit population held together each day with psychotropics. We benefit as a society when such people are nowhere near positions of influence.

    While we’re at it, people most susceptible to conspiracy thinking commonly make clowns of themselves talking about discrete events as well, due to a pronounced allergy to inductive reasoning. The dumpster full of books on the Kennedy assassination provide examples.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
    So?

    Counterinsurgency
  32. anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    The SPLC couldn’t commit to spending 80% of the money it takes in annually? What’s stopping them from using that money to pay for scholarships for poor black kids or vaccinations in underprivileged areas? Or medical care or food for the poor? They can’t use that money to pay for poor people’s legal services or maybe some kind of post conviction case reviews for poor minorities? I could think of hundreds of ways to put that money to good use. And I don’t mean just a small fraction of it. Just half that money could pay the full tuition of over 13,000 poor kids. Wouldn’t it be easier to fight hate by offering a positive vision rather than just stirring the pot?

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    Meh. Who needs all that mess when you can just build your 'charity' a bigger headquarters building and pay your directors more?
    , @Counterinsurgency

    Just half that money could pay the full tuition of over 13,000 poor kids. Wouldn’t it be easier to fight hate by offering a positive vision rather than just stirring the pot?
     
    Perfect example of the "get your enemy to destroy himself" trick. Pay that tuition two years running and SPLC has no operating capital. The kids have no more scholarship money, but that doesn't matter as SPLC would have chosen kids who couldn't possibly succeeded anyway (Hey, here's 13,000 kids with an IQ under 80! Teach them all to program, especially the girls who have said they don't want to learn programming!)

    It's an obvious trick, so obvious that everybody reading it has seen through it. The same readers see nothing wrong with looting the US capital funds (and letting physical capital deteriorate, _and_ letting intellectual capital - the universities - be destroyed). A trick is a trick, guys. Just because it's played on you and the media doesn't mention it doesn't mean it's not a trick, or that you're invulnerable and tricks don't hurt you.

    As it is, we don't have thorium reactors or space industrialization because we used the money to fund the replication of Detroit, an utterly unproductive city, nation wide. The Somali community in Minneapolis, for example, was entirely paid for by the US Federal government (directly and indirectly). Are we God, to be invulnerable to that level of injury?

    Counterinsurgency
  33. @International Jew
    A nonprofit institution raising more money than it spends, hmm, like Harvard, Yale and Princeton!

    A nonprofit institution raising more money than it spends, hmm, like Harvard, Yale and Princeton!

    LOL great observation!

  34. The slow-motion Southern Poverty Law Center scandal is a fascinating example of how facts can be public but they simply don’t register on most people unless they are in tune with the zeitgeist.

    Yes I am always amazed by that.

  35. Maybe his resignation has something to do with this coming to light.

    “COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy”

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/court-docs-splc-co-founder-accused-of-trying-to-molest-step-daughter-with-sex-toy/

  36. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Bernie Sanders broke a glass shower door with his head:

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/15/bernie-sanders-shower-door-1223545

    This guy is officially too old and stupid to be running for office.

    By the way, his wife and son just shut down a ‘foundation’ they owned and ran because of ‘impropriety.’

    https://truepundit.com/sanders-wife-and-kid-shut-down-their-shady-think-tank/

    Did they learn from the bad example Hillary and Bill Clinton set? No, they went ahead and set up their own money-grabbing foundation anyway. Anyone who thinks Jane Sanders, who destroyed the college she was president of, and who set up a Hillary Clinton-style bribe-taking scam, should be allowed anywhere near politics, is crazy. She’s a crook who’s the evil genius behind her husband, and a real Lady MacBeth.

  37. Would it be racist of me to notice that Dees ran one of the worlds biggest gibs-me-dat operations for half a century?

    The big questions are why did he collect so much money and for what purpose?

    The big answer may simply be that he is nothing more than a phone bank guy who was really, really good at it, and didn’t know, or could not think, of what else to do. Which, if true, would speak volumes, mostly negative, about all who contributed to him.

    • Replies: @anon
    Reminds me of the National Safety Council of Australia.
    That was set up to promote safety around the home and at work.
    By 1989, the NSCA had Tanks, Helicopters, and an Arsenal. And a huge pile of money.
    Someone blew the whistle on the ''mastermind'', [''John Friedrich''] he went on the run, was captured, turned out to be a German scammer, went to prison, released in 1993, blew his head off with a shotgun.
  38. @Chris from Gresham
    The SPLC piece on Steve Sailer is hilarious.

    Link, please?

  39. @Charles Pewitt

    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

     

    It's always a joy to rediscover the simple fact that there are loads more people more CYNICAL than I am in this cynical world.

    What is the word for when cynicism slowly blends or transforms into sarcasm? Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?

    I'll bet Sailer would know. Spring training drills for baseball and Spring training drills for sarcasm and cynicism. What are the exercises and drills best suited to improve your sarcasm or cynicism? The Carolina drill for throwing a baseball is good in Spring training.

    Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?

    How about “sardonic”?

  40. @anonymous
    Ain't dat da truth!!!

    And they never increase enrollment despite our growing population.

    They have grown, a little.

  41. I remember when Annika Sorenstam joined a men’s tournament years ago,this sports broad at the Sun Times went wild. Enraptured,she foresaw an army of vagina bearing golfers rising up and invading men’s golf. It was to be done for…our daughters!
    The irony is that women’s sports may go the other way,with penis people, aka chicks with sticks, taking over from the vagina crowd.
    What about our daughters!?😱
    She later had a breakdown of sorts when a tape surfaced of a Bears rookie ,back in college ,doing a rap song with dirty words in it.
    “I am literally shaking,” she wrote. First time I came across that stupid phrase.Lousy stupid bitch.

    As for Fees,years ago I saw a vid on Stormfront of some guys at a meeting with Dees and a crowd of goodwhites.
    He opened the floor to questions,and one after another a guy would rise and ask about Dees sneaking into his stepdaughters bedroom with a dildo. Each would be escorted out amid boos and pearl clutching,by a burly black gentleman.
    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff. Especially the black guy.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    ? Have you been drinking sir..
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff.
     
    I think you mean fazed.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faze

    I'm not sure how sex can "phase" someone. It does sound lunar and menstrual, though.
  42. @anon
    The SPLC couldn't commit to spending 80% of the money it takes in annually? What's stopping them from using that money to pay for scholarships for poor black kids or vaccinations in underprivileged areas? Or medical care or food for the poor? They can't use that money to pay for poor people's legal services or maybe some kind of post conviction case reviews for poor minorities? I could think of hundreds of ways to put that money to good use. And I don't mean just a small fraction of it. Just half that money could pay the full tuition of over 13,000 poor kids. Wouldn't it be easier to fight hate by offering a positive vision rather than just stirring the pot?

    Meh. Who needs all that mess when you can just build your ‘charity’ a bigger headquarters building and pay your directors more?

  43. @Charles Pewitt

    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

     

    It's always a joy to rediscover the simple fact that there are loads more people more CYNICAL than I am in this cynical world.

    What is the word for when cynicism slowly blends or transforms into sarcasm? Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?

    I'll bet Sailer would know. Spring training drills for baseball and Spring training drills for sarcasm and cynicism. What are the exercises and drills best suited to improve your sarcasm or cynicism? The Carolina drill for throwing a baseball is good in Spring training.

    Cynicastic? Sarnical?

  44. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    Steve, you've been mixing up its and it's lately — more than you usually do. It's distracting.

    Hey call the SPC, Ive got some blogging to do.

    – @ Isteve

  45. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chris from Gresham
    The SPLC piece on Steve Sailer is hilarious.

    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve
     
    Which Podhoretz? The "My Negro Problem" one, or his spawn?
    , @Art Deco
    Not exactly comparable. One's a crooked direct-mail impresario who has spent much of his adult life scamming people to contribute to a slander-and-libel operation. The other is a competent book reviewer who has been put into a series of positions in the world of opinion journalism consequent to his father's connections (and is grossly overpaid in his current position). His father wasn't doing him any favors by arranging work for him in positions in which he could function but wasn't optimally deployed. He hasn't injured anyone and the only people scammed are those among Commentary's donors who haven't checked the IRS 990 and discovered that J-Pod was being paid over $200,000 a year to supervise 10 people.
  46. The SPLC has drawn sustained criticism for its fund-raising tactics, which some say involve exaggerating the threats posed by white supremacists and other groups.

    Some say? You mean, we’ve actually been upgraded from ‘wacky conspiracy-theorist hate-mongers’ to the more neutral “some”? Well, that’s progress!

    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

    Actually, all that stuff in NZ may distract people from this somewhat. It’s much better for SPLC for this to come out now than during a slow news cycle when there’s nothing better to talk about.

  47. Anon[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Flip
    So it probably morphs into a lefty foundation like MacArthur or Ford.

    They morphed the other way. Ford not a fan of the tribe and communism you may recall. Unless you are theorizing that all organizations bend to to the political leanings of the people who coopt it for salaries and to dispense graft.

    The arch of large foundations is long and vast but bends towards refuting the lifes work of the founders by networking of the staff.

    • Replies: @Flip
    MacArthur and Ford were conservative businessmen but their foundations got high jacked by leftists after they were gone. I am suggesting that the SPLC may take that half billion dollars and become a similarly leftist foundation, disbursing funds to undermine capitalism and Western Civilization.
  48. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @European-American

    I’m good at blogging, so that’s what I do, over and over. Morris heads a fundraising juggernaut. He’s
     
    You are indeed good at blogging. Great even!

    (but you forgot to finish that paragraph :-D)

    Thats a cliffhanger. Real love is screenplays but hes in exile in hollywood.

  49. On the topic of willful ignorance of what the SPLC is supposed to be about vs. knowing what it’s really about and not caring that it’s essentially an anti-freedom organization. It was last year, I think that George Clooney gave the group a million dollars. I don’t think he’s a dumb man, but he is a hard-core lefty, so I think he falls in the latter category.

    I just can’t believe that the bulk of SPLC support is little old jewish lady donors from the northeast or who’ve since retired to Fla. that are the bulk of the organization’s support. They know it’s something to be used as a club against right-leaning, normal Americans (the above poster was right about R.S. McCain, that smear was a travesty).

  50. It’s Heidi Beirich (she of the #WhyNotMeToo movement for not hot female journos) I feel sorry for.

    Larry Auster dead, Steve unresponsive to her invitations, now Morris Dees deposed. I bet it’s been forever since any man offered her a Big Whopper. Expect to see her pack on the pounds as she indulges in extreme comfort eating.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Heidi Be rich....surely psuedomatic
  51. @Tono Bungay
    Even though the SPLC presents itself as a fighter against racism, I'd be surprised if black people made up a large percentage of the SPLC's donors. I am more inclined to believe that Jewish donors, afraid that the white heartland harbors genocidal antisemites, are the force that have boosted its assets to their present height. Which leads to a connection to Mr. Sailer's recent piece on Jewish contributions to the Democratic Party. It is straining my brain to not link this awesome generosity with the notion that Jews have more money -- and more concentrated political will -- than most other Americans.

    You don’t think blacks make large donations to the SPLC? And Jews make a ton of donations? You must be new here.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You don’t think blacks make large donations to the SPLC?
     
    Must be semen, because they don't have that much money to give away.
    , @Jake
    Quakers, Unitarian-Universalists ands United Church of Christ members all will donate at least as much money to the SPLC as blacks do.
  52. The SPLC does seem to call out Steve by name, and in a very defamatory way too.

    Perhaps the iSteve Foundation is due a large portion of that 500 million dollar nest egg.

    That would be social justice.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  53. @jim jones

    There were allegations by black employees that they were being treated unfairly
     
    Blacks are always complaining, why would you take anything they say seriously?

    Blacks are always complaining, why would you take anything they say seriously?

    b/c if you don’t then the SPLC will come after you?

  54. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Father O'Hara
    I remember when Annika Sorenstam joined a men's tournament years ago,this sports broad at the Sun Times went wild. Enraptured,she foresaw an army of vagina bearing golfers rising up and invading men's golf. It was to be done for...our daughters!
    The irony is that women's sports may go the other way,with penis people, aka chicks with sticks, taking over from the vagina crowd.
    What about our daughters!?😱
    She later had a breakdown of sorts when a tape surfaced of a Bears rookie ,back in college ,doing a rap song with dirty words in it.
    "I am literally shaking," she wrote. First time I came across that stupid phrase.Lousy stupid bitch.

    As for Fees,years ago I saw a vid on Stormfront of some guys at a meeting with Dees and a crowd of goodwhites.
    He opened the floor to questions,and one after another a guy would rise and ask about Dees sneaking into his stepdaughters bedroom with a dildo. Each would be escorted out amid boos and pearl clutching,by a burly black gentleman.
    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff. Especially the black guy.

    ? Have you been drinking sir..

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    Certainly not! Why?
  55. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kylie
    It's Heidi Beirich (she of the #WhyNotMeToo movement for not hot female journos) I feel sorry for.

    Larry Auster dead, Steve unresponsive to her invitations, now Morris Dees deposed. I bet it's been forever since any man offered her a Big Whopper. Expect to see her pack on the pounds as she indulges in extreme comfort eating.

    Heidi Be rich….surely psuedomatic

    • LOL: Kylie
  56. @Anonymous
    Does anyone have video of the new documentary on the"alt right" where they interview someone at the SPLC? Supposedly you can see tacked to the wall at the person's desk a chart of declining White share of the United States population since 1960 or so.
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Thank you.

    Steve, could you do a post on this?
  57. …the whole house of cards would come crashing to the ground.

    “House of cards”?! Ivan the Tsar Bomba couldn’t knock this thing down:

  58. I decided to put on my conspiracy hat. It’s neither tinfoil nor “feminine.” It is invisible.

    What if Dees’ real transgression was that he was no longer an effective money raiser, and some serious SJW types want to use that half billion dollars for projects of their own, such as bailing out certain industry or getting their kids into USC?

  59. @Art Deco
    The slow-motion Southern Poverty Law Center scandal is a fascinating example of how facts can be public but they simply don’t register on most people unless they are in tune with the zeitgeist.

    See John Leo. Reporters think in templates, and their misreporting takes predictable forms. Some were ignorant and just knew nothing of the exposes in re the $PLC and some knew perfectly well but found the $PLC a quote mine useful for inserting editorial commentary in news stories. Nothing to do with any nebulous zeitgeist. A great deal to do with the shortcomings and fraud abroad among American journalists.

    More troubling has been the failure of charity accreditors public and private. These people should have been grassed up by the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator to anyone using those sites for due diligence. And the state attorney-general in Alabama should have put them out of business.


    Even more troubling has been the use of their materials as guides by corporate officialdom. The tech companies and the credit-card companies should be explaining themselves in front of parliamentary inquiries all over the country. Was it stupidity or malice that induced them to rely on $PLC. Robert Stacy McCain is a fairly mainstream Republican who has been knocked off multiple platforms consequent to $PLC's scamming around.

    This is an excellent point we should always bear in mind when considering what gets discussed and what gets memory holed.

  60. I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre.

    The New Zealand massacre…

    Once upon a time when someone with political views “similar” to mine (apart from, you know, the urge to act violently) committed an act of terrorism I would have been wracked with guilt and felt the need to somehow defend my political beliefs against ridiculous charges by the Left. That urge started to dissipate the more I realized that the Left would blame the Right for violence even when it was clear the perp wasn’t remotely conservative (e.g., Jared Loughner) and would never feel the need to defend itself when people it sided with committed such acts – illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists, James Hodgkinson, Micah Johnson, Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, ad nauseum.

    There are people with views similar to mine – ours, I suppose – who decide to act out violently. That doesn’t mean that our beliefs are inherently hateful or violent. The end.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin
     
    Boudin's son grew up in Ayers's apartment, and was llkely present when BHO debuted his political career there.
    , @J.Ross
    https://postimg.cc/p5n7YDGq
  61. @Unladen Swallow
    You don't think blacks make large donations to the SPLC? And Jews make a ton of donations? You must be new here.

    You don’t think blacks make large donations to the SPLC?

    Must be semen, because they don’t have that much money to give away.

  62. @Wilkey
    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre.

    The New Zealand massacre...

    Once upon a time when someone with political views "similar" to mine (apart from, you know, the urge to act violently) committed an act of terrorism I would have been wracked with guilt and felt the need to somehow defend my political beliefs against ridiculous charges by the Left. That urge started to dissipate the more I realized that the Left would blame the Right for violence even when it was clear the perp wasn't remotely conservative (e.g., Jared Loughner) and would never feel the need to defend itself when people it sided with committed such acts - illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists, James Hodgkinson, Micah Johnson, Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, ad nauseum.

    There are people with views similar to mine - ours, I suppose - who decide to act out violently. That doesn't mean that our beliefs are inherently hateful or violent. The end.

    Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin

    Boudin’s son grew up in Ayers’s apartment, and was llkely present when BHO debuted his political career there.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Chesa Boudin grew up in Ayers Hyde Park mansion. He’s now running for San Francisco County district attorney on a “ don’t charge any blacks Hispanics or Chinese slave owners with anything “ platform

    He’ll be like DA Terence Hallinan, 3rd generation CPUSA member radical who fired most of the DAs a week after he took the office.

    Compared to her predecessor Hallinan, Kamala Harris was extreme law and order.
  63. @Anonymous
    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve

    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve

    Which Podhoretz? The “My Negro Problem” one, or his spawn?

  64. Witness Who Filmed Ex-Cop Amber Guyger After Shooting Gets $30k In Crowdfunding … of the Botham Jean shooting raised over $30,000 after claiming she was blacklisted

  65. So from the beginning, it was involved in mopping up operations, bayoneting stragglers in the weeds.

    That is a great analogy not only for the $PLC, but for the Left in general. They are never satisfied with just winning a policy dispute, there must be unanimity of thought as well. So they are never content with just winning a political victory. They want total conversion to their point of view as well , or they will hound anyone who holds out.

    Contrast this to the magnanimity of others who might dispute a policy, but after the vote is taken can still be friendly with their opponents. I recall hearing that most people who meet Patrick Buchanan truly like him because even if his policy positions differ with yours, he will readily strike up a friendship with you if you are willing. I am sure there are many other examples of this. But it seems to be rare trait on the Left.

    Bayoneting the stragglers is a perfect meme for the Left, and should be spread across the net. The sooner our folks realize this the better. We have too many cucks who still think they can have honest policy debates with the Left and still expect to be cordially treated.

    • Replies: @L Woods
    Conservatives don’t need much “hounding.” They promptly roll over like the housebroken dogs they are on every issue that counts.
    , @Counterinsurgency

    Bayoneting the stragglers is a perfect meme for the Left, and should be spread across the net. The sooner our folks realize this the better.
     
    And that's given Trump the rather choice of victory or death. Yep, death. Manafort has essentially been sentenced to death (the rest of his live in prison, which at the least would cause early death), and so would Trump be. And his family. And his associates.

    When the stakes are that high, so are the politics. The Left knows this (everybody does, it's why executives are given golden parachutes), but is doing it anyway.
    The foreigners the Left has imported have always believed that politics is life or death, and are sort of forcing the issue, but are not causing it. The root cause is that the political power of the cities in which the Leftists live in is visibly waning [1], and that means the political money they need for their livelihood and that of _their_ families and associates is being threatened. All in all, they have little alternative to getting (and annually increasing) that money, so they're making the life and death situation they face into a similar situation for anybody who would reduce their political power.

    Very simple game, and very obvious once it is pointed out.

    Counterinsurgency

    1]Trump's election, the high White death rate and the resentment that is causing in the previously, ah, cringing countryside, the impossibility maintaining city infrastructure and the implication that cities will become obviously uninhabitable except by favelas and other forms of shantytowns.
  66. OT, a man in a dress is always a bad idea

    Houston Public Library admits registered child sex offender read to kids in Drag Queen Storytime

    ABC13 Eyewitness News has learned Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008. According to records, his victim was a child under the age of 14 years old.

    https://abc13.com/drag-queen-storytime-reader-once-charged-with-assault/5197176/

    Sure, we could have avoided this, but that would presuppose some fantasy world where a children’s library program did not automatically include sexual fetishes.

  67. @Wilkey
    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre.

    The New Zealand massacre...

    Once upon a time when someone with political views "similar" to mine (apart from, you know, the urge to act violently) committed an act of terrorism I would have been wracked with guilt and felt the need to somehow defend my political beliefs against ridiculous charges by the Left. That urge started to dissipate the more I realized that the Left would blame the Right for violence even when it was clear the perp wasn't remotely conservative (e.g., Jared Loughner) and would never feel the need to defend itself when people it sided with committed such acts - illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists, James Hodgkinson, Micah Johnson, Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, ad nauseum.

    There are people with views similar to mine - ours, I suppose - who decide to act out violently. That doesn't mean that our beliefs are inherently hateful or violent. The end.
  68. Othere than engaging in borderline libel aimed at right-wing extremists of various flavors, what does the SPLC do?

    I just realized I can’t think of anything.

  69. @istevefan

    So from the beginning, it was involved in mopping up operations, bayoneting stragglers in the weeds.
     
    That is a great analogy not only for the $PLC, but for the Left in general. They are never satisfied with just winning a policy dispute, there must be unanimity of thought as well. So they are never content with just winning a political victory. They want total conversion to their point of view as well , or they will hound anyone who holds out.

    Contrast this to the magnanimity of others who might dispute a policy, but after the vote is taken can still be friendly with their opponents. I recall hearing that most people who meet Patrick Buchanan truly like him because even if his policy positions differ with yours, he will readily strike up a friendship with you if you are willing. I am sure there are many other examples of this. But it seems to be rare trait on the Left.

    Bayoneting the stragglers is a perfect meme for the Left, and should be spread across the net. The sooner our folks realize this the better. We have too many cucks who still think they can have honest policy debates with the Left and still expect to be cordially treated.

    Conservatives don’t need much “hounding.” They promptly roll over like the housebroken dogs they are on every issue that counts.

    • Agree: Counterinsurgency
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    What happens as a rule is that a critical mass of establishmentarian Republicans (often in gatekeeper positions) will prevent something salutary or slime someone in the media. Not so much conservatives as Chamber-of-Commerce types like Rob Portman.
    , @Counterinsurgency
    Sorry, managed to hit the "agree" button for this message when I meant to agree with Art Deco: it's the business types who neutralized conservative thought. It's been that way since the Gilded Age, when actual anti-immigration riots in cities had not effect on what the business establishment thought of as the "golden stream" of low wage laborers into what were back then manufacturing cities.

    Counterinsurgency
  70. Dees seems to be the left wing version of the 1980s televangelists (e.g. Jimmy Swaggart.) Takes advantage of the naive by exploiting their religious fervor. Personally quite corrupt.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Swaggart was exposed as having read skin magazines and visited a prostitute. His salary was also excessive for a clergyman. Unbecoming for a clergyman, but there are worse transgressions.

    The real racket in terms of scamming donors and manifest cupidity was the Bakkers' PTL Club. The most egregious medicine show for the very gullible was Ernest Angely's. In re Oral Roberts, the scandal was his fundraising pitches. IIRC, Messrs. Falwell and Robertson avoided notable scandals, though there were complaints about Falwell's compensation package.

    , @J.Ross
    The SPLC destroys people and businesses and wants to end the Constitution; televangelists at their worst were greedheads, not character assassisins and panickmongers working to take our most fundamental rights. The argument that televangelists were a threat to freedom depends on the idea that porn is weaker and more threatened than it was. In the case of the SPLC, they just pick somebody and attempt to end their life with constant lying and attacks.
  71. I’m surprised Trump’s AG hasn’t investigated the SPLC yet. Even in a ‘rule based democracy’ there should still be enough grounds to give them some trouble, maybe even shut them down.

    • Replies: @Flip
    Trump doesn’t seem to do much of anything to help himself or his base. I guess I will go back to voting Libertarian.
    , @J.Ross
    It wasn't widely reported (and was soon eclipsed anyway) but congressional testimony this week established that the Obama DoJ pressured the FBI to drop the Hillary investigation despite findings. The general sense is that none of that will go anywhere but Democrats will sweat and redden over Trump's tax returns. Judicial Watch is still pressing on with a new Strzok investigation and depositions from senior Obama-era DoJ people.
    Judicial Watch is the organization that the SPLC pretends to be: technically apart from government yet so indispensable and corrective that it could have been created in a Constitutional article.
    , @Jake
    Maybe" The SPLC is one of the biggest con game scams run in the history of the US.

    Of course, the ADL is way up there too.
  72. @Jason Liu
    I'm surprised Trump's AG hasn't investigated the SPLC yet. Even in a 'rule based democracy' there should still be enough grounds to give them some trouble, maybe even shut them down.

    Trump doesn’t seem to do much of anything to help himself or his base. I guess I will go back to voting Libertarian.

  73. @Jason Liu
    I'm surprised Trump's AG hasn't investigated the SPLC yet. Even in a 'rule based democracy' there should still be enough grounds to give them some trouble, maybe even shut them down.

    It wasn’t widely reported (and was soon eclipsed anyway) but congressional testimony this week established that the Obama DoJ pressured the FBI to drop the Hillary investigation despite findings. The general sense is that none of that will go anywhere but Democrats will sweat and redden over Trump’s tax returns. Judicial Watch is still pressing on with a new Strzok investigation and depositions from senior Obama-era DoJ people.
    Judicial Watch is the organization that the SPLC pretends to be: technically apart from government yet so indispensable and corrective that it could have been created in a Constitutional article.

  74. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Speaks
    Would it be racist of me to notice that Dees ran one of the worlds biggest gibs-me-dat operations for half a century?

    The big questions are why did he collect so much money and for what purpose?

    The big answer may simply be that he is nothing more than a phone bank guy who was really, really good at it, and didn't know, or could not think, of what else to do. Which, if true, would speak volumes, mostly negative, about all who contributed to him.

    Reminds me of the National Safety Council of Australia.
    That was set up to promote safety around the home and at work.
    By 1989, the NSCA had Tanks, Helicopters, and an Arsenal. And a huge pile of money.
    Someone blew the whistle on the ”mastermind”, [”John Friedrich”] he went on the run, was captured, turned out to be a German scammer, went to prison, released in 1993, blew his head off with a shotgun.

  75. “Lamm’s sin was running for the board of the Sierra Club in 2004 after the Sierra Club had been bought off by zillionaire David Gelbaum’s money in the mid-1990s.”

    Gelbaum’s gripe was that the Sierra Club had been saying that large scale immigration was harmful to the environment in the United States.

    I remember when the SPLC went after Tom Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance (WAR). Metzger lived in Fallbrook, California — known for the avocados farmed there — in a house with a huge Nazi flag on it amongst many Hispanics residing on the same cul-de-sac (more of a decrepit alley). I lived a few miles away. The SPLC got a load of publicity out that lawsuit. Metzger was aware of Dees’ reputation and referred to him as Sleeze Dees.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Tom Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance
     
    If you can find it--YouTube pulled it on copyright grounds-- Metzger's 1992 appearance on Whoopi Goldberg's show is worth watching. Especially where he politely supports her right to an abortion, and willingness to pay for it.

    The look on her face! (I've heard she's had six.)
  76. So when is the SPLC going to name The Unz Review as a Hate Site?

  77. @Jason Liu
    I'm surprised Trump's AG hasn't investigated the SPLC yet. Even in a 'rule based democracy' there should still be enough grounds to give them some trouble, maybe even shut them down.

    Maybe” The SPLC is one of the biggest con game scams run in the history of the US.

    Of course, the ADL is way up there too.

  78. “I’m surprised Trump’s AG hasn’t investigated the SPLC yet. ”

    Lol, are you really? Frankly, I’d be a lot more surprised if they did at this point.

  79. @Unladen Swallow
    You don't think blacks make large donations to the SPLC? And Jews make a ton of donations? You must be new here.

    Quakers, Unitarian-Universalists ands United Church of Christ members all will donate at least as much money to the SPLC as blacks do.

  80. @Anon
    They morphed the other way. Ford not a fan of the tribe and communism you may recall. Unless you are theorizing that all organizations bend to to the political leanings of the people who coopt it for salaries and to dispense graft.

    The arch of large foundations is long and vast but bends towards refuting the lifes work of the founders by networking of the staff.

    MacArthur and Ford were conservative businessmen but their foundations got high jacked by leftists after they were gone. I am suggesting that the SPLC may take that half billion dollars and become a similarly leftist foundation, disbursing funds to undermine capitalism and Western Civilization.

    • Replies: @Alden
    SPLC was founded as a leftist racist organization determined to destroy western civilization and Whites.

    SPLC doesn’t want to undermine capitalism, where else would it get its money.
  81. There isn’t much for most left-liberal NGOs to do these days, but they have lots of money so they engage in chronic mission creep. The retirement of wealthy baby boomers in the early 2010s seems to be connected with an increase in leftist NGO activity in English-speaking countries.

    If it wasn’t for leftist NGOs feeding them stories about politically incorrect goings on, many time poor liberal journalists wouldn’t have anything to write about.

  82. @Charles Pewitt

    I bet the SPLC board is kicking themselves right now for firing Morris the day before the New Zealand massacre. If they had Morris working the phones right now, how much do you think the SPLC could gross off this one horrible event?

     

    It's always a joy to rediscover the simple fact that there are loads more people more CYNICAL than I am in this cynical world.

    What is the word for when cynicism slowly blends or transforms into sarcasm? Or the word for something that is cynical and sarcastic at the same time?

    I'll bet Sailer would know. Spring training drills for baseball and Spring training drills for sarcasm and cynicism. What are the exercises and drills best suited to improve your sarcasm or cynicism? The Carolina drill for throwing a baseball is good in Spring training.

    Right wing .

  83. @Anonymous
    Dees and Podhoretz are the arch nemesis of @Isteve

    Not exactly comparable. One’s a crooked direct-mail impresario who has spent much of his adult life scamming people to contribute to a slander-and-libel operation. The other is a competent book reviewer who has been put into a series of positions in the world of opinion journalism consequent to his father’s connections (and is grossly overpaid in his current position). His father wasn’t doing him any favors by arranging work for him in positions in which he could function but wasn’t optimally deployed. He hasn’t injured anyone and the only people scammed are those among Commentary‘s donors who haven’t checked the IRS 990 and discovered that J-Pod was being paid over $200,000 a year to supervise 10 people.

  84. @SimpleSong
    Dees seems to be the left wing version of the 1980s televangelists (e.g. Jimmy Swaggart.) Takes advantage of the naive by exploiting their religious fervor. Personally quite corrupt.

    Swaggart was exposed as having read skin magazines and visited a prostitute. His salary was also excessive for a clergyman. Unbecoming for a clergyman, but there are worse transgressions.

    The real racket in terms of scamming donors and manifest cupidity was the Bakkers’ PTL Club. The most egregious medicine show for the very gullible was Ernest Angely’s. In re Oral Roberts, the scandal was his fundraising pitches. IIRC, Messrs. Falwell and Robertson avoided notable scandals, though there were complaints about Falwell’s compensation package.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    Jim Bakker is back at it. Now he lives in Branson, Missouri and sells freeze dried food for his followers to keep in their homes in preparation for the End Times. He isn't making PTL money but is doing pretty well considering.
  85. @L Woods
    Conservatives don’t need much “hounding.” They promptly roll over like the housebroken dogs they are on every issue that counts.

    What happens as a rule is that a critical mass of establishmentarian Republicans (often in gatekeeper positions) will prevent something salutary or slime someone in the media. Not so much conservatives as Chamber-of-Commerce types like Rob Portman.

  86. @Charles Pewitt

    SPLC: "Critics See Half Billion Dollar Nest Egg and Question What the Money Is for"

     

    Horrible Hollywood has got me thinking Lost In America every damn time I see the phrase "Nest Egg."

    It might be because of the comedic acting talents of Julie Hagerty and Albert Brooks. The SuperDave backboard bit ain't bad either.

    This Australian BABY BOOMER Fraser Anning guy is almost 70 years old and he won't take no crap from some little rat puke who wants to attack someone using an egg. We need more baby boomers with the balls of Fraser Anning.

    Nest Egg Principle by Brooks and Australian Baby Boomer Anning Defending Himself Brilliantly:

    https://youtu.be/xdMilnKGJdA

    https://youtu.be/e-Ye7e0l7mg

    Pretty sure that movie is about as un-Hollywood as it gets. It happened in spite of Hollywood, not because of it.

  87. @SimpleSong
    Dees seems to be the left wing version of the 1980s televangelists (e.g. Jimmy Swaggart.) Takes advantage of the naive by exploiting their religious fervor. Personally quite corrupt.

    The SPLC destroys people and businesses and wants to end the Constitution; televangelists at their worst were greedheads, not character assassisins and panickmongers working to take our most fundamental rights. The argument that televangelists were a threat to freedom depends on the idea that porn is weaker and more threatened than it was. In the case of the SPLC, they just pick somebody and attempt to end their life with constant lying and attacks.

  88. @Tiny Duck
    The SPLC is necessary despite its faults to fight the evil done by white supremacy and the terror inflicted on People of Color

    Just look st the New Zealand atrocity and the college rich person scandal

    The evil done by white supremacy? Are you talking about the four million Iraqis whose deaths we’ve caused since 2003? That’s the evilest shit done by whites to non-whites in my lifetime that I can think of. I don’t remember hearing anything about the SPLC fighting that evil. In fact, you are more likely to draw the SPLC’s ire if you advocate an isolationist peaceful America First position, and they’ll put you on their Hate Map if you work to end America’s practice of bombing non-whites on behalf of Israel.

    The SPLC is the King and the Duke with Internet access, and their Hate Map is the Royal Nonesuch.

    • Agree: sayless
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Are you talking about the four million Iraqis whose deaths we’ve caused since 2003?

    There weren't and we haven't.
  89. @jim jones

    There were allegations by black employees that they were being treated unfairly
     
    Blacks are always complaining, why would you take anything they say seriously?

    Excellent observation.

  90. @ Jason Liu
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/splc-critics-see-half-billion-dollar-nest-egg-and-question-what-the-money-is-for/#comment-3097216

    “I’m surprised Trump’s AG hasn’t investigated the SPLC yet”

    Don’t you know that ‘There’s No T in AG Team’?

    Also, somehow you missed it, but our President is too busy;

    For the last 786 days Trump minced his best words to cement the foundation for his Big Beautiful Wall………….which is all but finished.

    According to Baron’s calculations, the final brick should fall into place just before 2020 primaries:

  91. @Charles Pewitt

    SPLC: "Critics See Half Billion Dollar Nest Egg and Question What the Money Is for"

     

    Horrible Hollywood has got me thinking Lost In America every damn time I see the phrase "Nest Egg."

    It might be because of the comedic acting talents of Julie Hagerty and Albert Brooks. The SuperDave backboard bit ain't bad either.

    This Australian BABY BOOMER Fraser Anning guy is almost 70 years old and he won't take no crap from some little rat puke who wants to attack someone using an egg. We need more baby boomers with the balls of Fraser Anning.

    Nest Egg Principle by Brooks and Australian Baby Boomer Anning Defending Himself Brilliantly:

    https://youtu.be/xdMilnKGJdA

    https://youtu.be/e-Ye7e0l7mg

    Great movie, Charles! Thanks for bringing that to mind.

    Steve, if you are still reading, I have no idea who’s the two lead actors are, no idea who the producer is and if he’s been Pound-Me-Tooed, and all that Hollywood crap, but it’s just an entertaining movie. Oh, and the lead character is a marketing guy, right in your wheelhouse.

  92. 82? That’s a pretty good run, so it’s a little late to wish for him to Rot in Hell!

  93. Anon[287] • Disclaimer says:

    What the First Amendment needs is a boost:

    It should be made illegal for there to be workplace consequences for any and all political speech that does not all for violence and is not made at work.

    The SPLC’s and ADL’s primary power only exists insofar as they can get people fired for political speech. Take that power away, and their abuse of their free speech right to limit that of others goes away; and the First Amendment regains its intended spirit.

  94. @Anonymous
    ? Have you been drinking sir..

    Certainly not! Why?

  95. @Craig Nelsen
    The evil done by white supremacy? Are you talking about the four million Iraqis whose deaths we've caused since 2003? That's the evilest shit done by whites to non-whites in my lifetime that I can think of. I don't remember hearing anything about the SPLC fighting that evil. In fact, you are more likely to draw the SPLC's ire if you advocate an isolationist peaceful America First position, and they'll put you on their Hate Map if you work to end America's practice of bombing non-whites on behalf of Israel.

    The SPLC is the King and the Duke with Internet access, and their Hate Map is the Royal Nonesuch.

    Are you talking about the four million Iraqis whose deaths we’ve caused since 2003?

    There weren’t and we haven’t.

  96. @Robert Dolan
    The SPLC is an anti-white hate organization dedicated to the persecution of white people worldwide.

    The SPLC is an anti-white hate organization dedicated to the persecution of white people worldwide.

    And run by a lily-white staff. Were it not for “Southern” in the name, they’d have moved to Portland long ago.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Southern cities all have their Portland districts.
  97. @Paul
    "Lamm’s sin was running for the board of the Sierra Club in 2004 after the Sierra Club had been bought off by zillionaire David Gelbaum’s money in the mid-1990s."


    Gelbaum's gripe was that the Sierra Club had been saying that large scale immigration was harmful to the environment in the United States.

    I remember when the SPLC went after Tom Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance (WAR). Metzger lived in Fallbrook, California -- known for the avocados farmed there -- in a house with a huge Nazi flag on it amongst many Hispanics residing on the same cul-de-sac (more of a decrepit alley). I lived a few miles away. The SPLC got a load of publicity out that lawsuit. Metzger was aware of Dees' reputation and referred to him as Sleeze Dees.

    Tom Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance

    If you can find it–YouTube pulled it on copyright grounds– Metzger’s 1992 appearance on Whoopi Goldberg’s show is worth watching. Especially where he politely supports her right to an abortion, and willingness to pay for it.

    The look on her face! (I’ve heard she’s had six.)

  98. @Craig Nelsen
    I filed a $4.755 million defamation lawsuit against the SPLC, Morris Dees, Richard Cohen, and Heidi Beirich last November in the US District Court in Kansas City after a poisonous attack by them on me personally scuttled an effort I had underway to stem the suicide epidemic devastating white males in the US (we are 30 percent of the population, but 70 percent of the suicides). The SPLC publicly linked the effort to "Nazi atrocities" and left readers with the false impression that we were running a "whites-only" club.

    The attack immediately, of course, brought our effort to a screeching halt. The full complaint is here: https://www.craignelsen.com/nelsen_v_splc/NELSENvSPLC.pdf

    If there is any justice at all left in our justice system, I will win this suit, despite the fact I am representing myself and the SPLC has used some of their half-billion dollar nest egg to engage Big Law firm Ballard Spahr and a local law firm in Missouri to snuff out my demand for justice. So far, I have survived their Rule 26(b)(6) motion to dismiss.

    There is a bigger shoe still to drop on the SPLC.

    On the bitterly cold night of February 17, 2018 in Lexington, Missouri, where my partner Sherman Davis and I were opening our boxing club to help men in distress get their lives back on track, a 24-year-old local man named Ryan Wilson came to us seeking shelter. Thanks to the toxic climate created by the SPLC's scurrilous attack on me, we were forced to turn him away. He died a few hours later on the side of a highway at the edge of the town he'd lived in all his short life.

    Morris Dees beat the Klan by arguing the Klan had created a toxic climate of hatred that led directly to the death of Michael Donald, a young black man who had been lynched in Alabama. By the same reasoning, the SPLC should be held responsible for the death of Ryan Wilson. As I argue in my lawsuit, the problem isn't that we have too much love for white men, it is that the SPLC has too much hatred for them. The impact of that hatred is real and severe and they need to be put down.

    Thanks to the toxic climate created by the SPLC’s scurrilous attack on me, we were forced to turn him away. He died a few hours later on the side of a highway at the edge of the town he’d lived in all his short life.

    That’s the main problem: people don’t see that lives, especially their own lives are being lost. People can see their friends and co-workers, even family members, be mugged by the system, quite often with eventual fatal killed, and take no action. The general opinion is that none of this stuff matters. It matters.

    Counterinsurgency

  99. @Art Deco
    The conventional wisdom is that conspiracy theories can’t possibly be true because once one person in the nefarious organization leaked the truth, the the world would instantly realize that the supposed good guys were really bad guys and the whole house of cards would come crashing to the ground.

    You're not distinguishing between hypothesized conspiracies for discrete events and the sort of fantasia which has intentional wirepullers directing the course of public life - whole industries in some cases, national politics in some others. There are scads of people quite susceptible to that sort of thinking. There's also a seven-digit population held together each day with psychotropics. We benefit as a society when such people are nowhere near positions of influence.

    While we're at it, people most susceptible to conspiracy thinking commonly make clowns of themselves talking about discrete events as well, due to a pronounced allergy to inductive reasoning. The dumpster full of books on the Kennedy assassination provide examples.

    So?

    Counterinsurgency

  100. @anon
    The SPLC couldn't commit to spending 80% of the money it takes in annually? What's stopping them from using that money to pay for scholarships for poor black kids or vaccinations in underprivileged areas? Or medical care or food for the poor? They can't use that money to pay for poor people's legal services or maybe some kind of post conviction case reviews for poor minorities? I could think of hundreds of ways to put that money to good use. And I don't mean just a small fraction of it. Just half that money could pay the full tuition of over 13,000 poor kids. Wouldn't it be easier to fight hate by offering a positive vision rather than just stirring the pot?

    Just half that money could pay the full tuition of over 13,000 poor kids. Wouldn’t it be easier to fight hate by offering a positive vision rather than just stirring the pot?

    Perfect example of the “get your enemy to destroy himself” trick. Pay that tuition two years running and SPLC has no operating capital. The kids have no more scholarship money, but that doesn’t matter as SPLC would have chosen kids who couldn’t possibly succeeded anyway (Hey, here’s 13,000 kids with an IQ under 80! Teach them all to program, especially the girls who have said they don’t want to learn programming!)

    It’s an obvious trick, so obvious that everybody reading it has seen through it. The same readers see nothing wrong with looting the US capital funds (and letting physical capital deteriorate, _and_ letting intellectual capital – the universities – be destroyed). A trick is a trick, guys. Just because it’s played on you and the media doesn’t mention it doesn’t mean it’s not a trick, or that you’re invulnerable and tricks don’t hurt you.

    As it is, we don’t have thorium reactors or space industrialization because we used the money to fund the replication of Detroit, an utterly unproductive city, nation wide. The Somali community in Minneapolis, for example, was entirely paid for by the US Federal government (directly and indirectly). Are we God, to be invulnerable to that level of injury?

    Counterinsurgency

  101. @istevefan

    So from the beginning, it was involved in mopping up operations, bayoneting stragglers in the weeds.
     
    That is a great analogy not only for the $PLC, but for the Left in general. They are never satisfied with just winning a policy dispute, there must be unanimity of thought as well. So they are never content with just winning a political victory. They want total conversion to their point of view as well , or they will hound anyone who holds out.

    Contrast this to the magnanimity of others who might dispute a policy, but after the vote is taken can still be friendly with their opponents. I recall hearing that most people who meet Patrick Buchanan truly like him because even if his policy positions differ with yours, he will readily strike up a friendship with you if you are willing. I am sure there are many other examples of this. But it seems to be rare trait on the Left.

    Bayoneting the stragglers is a perfect meme for the Left, and should be spread across the net. The sooner our folks realize this the better. We have too many cucks who still think they can have honest policy debates with the Left and still expect to be cordially treated.

    Bayoneting the stragglers is a perfect meme for the Left, and should be spread across the net. The sooner our folks realize this the better.

    And that’s given Trump the rather choice of victory or death. Yep, death. Manafort has essentially been sentenced to death (the rest of his live in prison, which at the least would cause early death), and so would Trump be. And his family. And his associates.

    When the stakes are that high, so are the politics. The Left knows this (everybody does, it’s why executives are given golden parachutes), but is doing it anyway.
    The foreigners the Left has imported have always believed that politics is life or death, and are sort of forcing the issue, but are not causing it. The root cause is that the political power of the cities in which the Leftists live in is visibly waning [1], and that means the political money they need for their livelihood and that of _their_ families and associates is being threatened. All in all, they have little alternative to getting (and annually increasing) that money, so they’re making the life and death situation they face into a similar situation for anybody who would reduce their political power.

    Very simple game, and very obvious once it is pointed out.

    Counterinsurgency

    1]Trump’s election, the high White death rate and the resentment that is causing in the previously, ah, cringing countryside, the impossibility maintaining city infrastructure and the implication that cities will become obviously uninhabitable except by favelas and other forms of shantytowns.

  102. @L Woods
    Conservatives don’t need much “hounding.” They promptly roll over like the housebroken dogs they are on every issue that counts.

    Sorry, managed to hit the “agree” button for this message when I meant to agree with Art Deco: it’s the business types who neutralized conservative thought. It’s been that way since the Gilded Age, when actual anti-immigration riots in cities had not effect on what the business establishment thought of as the “golden stream” of low wage laborers into what were back then manufacturing cities.

    Counterinsurgency

  103. @Tono Bungay
    Even though the SPLC presents itself as a fighter against racism, I'd be surprised if black people made up a large percentage of the SPLC's donors. I am more inclined to believe that Jewish donors, afraid that the white heartland harbors genocidal antisemites, are the force that have boosted its assets to their present height. Which leads to a connection to Mr. Sailer's recent piece on Jewish contributions to the Democratic Party. It is straining my brain to not link this awesome generosity with the notion that Jews have more money -- and more concentrated political will -- than most other Americans.

    The SPLC donor base is Jewish to the point that I really wonder if it’s not just another Jewish front group like ACLU used to be.

    NOW and other feminazi groups are Jewish fronts. NAACP was a Jewish front for its first 60 years till some blacks revolted. The male gay movement was always heavily Jewish for some reason. Sexual preferences? Easy non profit job applying for grants from other non profits? Orders from the Elders of Zion? Whatever, the leadership of the gay men movement was always heavily Jewish

  104. @Flip
    MacArthur and Ford were conservative businessmen but their foundations got high jacked by leftists after they were gone. I am suggesting that the SPLC may take that half billion dollars and become a similarly leftist foundation, disbursing funds to undermine capitalism and Western Civilization.

    SPLC was founded as a leftist racist organization determined to destroy western civilization and Whites.

    SPLC doesn’t want to undermine capitalism, where else would it get its money.

  105. @Reg Cæsar

    Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin
     
    Boudin's son grew up in Ayers's apartment, and was llkely present when BHO debuted his political career there.

    Chesa Boudin grew up in Ayers Hyde Park mansion. He’s now running for San Francisco County district attorney on a “ don’t charge any blacks Hispanics or Chinese slave owners with anything “ platform

    He’ll be like DA Terence Hallinan, 3rd generation CPUSA member radical who fired most of the DAs a week after he took the office.

    Compared to her predecessor Hallinan, Kamala Harris was extreme law and order.

  106. @Flip
    So it probably morphs into a lefty foundation like MacArthur or Ford.

    SPLC was always a lefty organization

    • Replies: @Flip
    Of course
  107. @Craig Nelsen
    I filed a $4.755 million defamation lawsuit against the SPLC, Morris Dees, Richard Cohen, and Heidi Beirich last November in the US District Court in Kansas City after a poisonous attack by them on me personally scuttled an effort I had underway to stem the suicide epidemic devastating white males in the US (we are 30 percent of the population, but 70 percent of the suicides). The SPLC publicly linked the effort to "Nazi atrocities" and left readers with the false impression that we were running a "whites-only" club.

    The attack immediately, of course, brought our effort to a screeching halt. The full complaint is here: https://www.craignelsen.com/nelsen_v_splc/NELSENvSPLC.pdf

    If there is any justice at all left in our justice system, I will win this suit, despite the fact I am representing myself and the SPLC has used some of their half-billion dollar nest egg to engage Big Law firm Ballard Spahr and a local law firm in Missouri to snuff out my demand for justice. So far, I have survived their Rule 26(b)(6) motion to dismiss.

    There is a bigger shoe still to drop on the SPLC.

    On the bitterly cold night of February 17, 2018 in Lexington, Missouri, where my partner Sherman Davis and I were opening our boxing club to help men in distress get their lives back on track, a 24-year-old local man named Ryan Wilson came to us seeking shelter. Thanks to the toxic climate created by the SPLC's scurrilous attack on me, we were forced to turn him away. He died a few hours later on the side of a highway at the edge of the town he'd lived in all his short life.

    Morris Dees beat the Klan by arguing the Klan had created a toxic climate of hatred that led directly to the death of Michael Donald, a young black man who had been lynched in Alabama. By the same reasoning, the SPLC should be held responsible for the death of Ryan Wilson. As I argue in my lawsuit, the problem isn't that we have too much love for white men, it is that the SPLC has too much hatred for them. The impact of that hatred is real and severe and they need to be put down.

    Good for you.

  108. Anonymous[384] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyWYYL_XgAAtBjn?format=jpg&name=900x900

    https://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/346157-why-does-civil-rights-activist-keep-tally-declining-white-population-his-office.html

    https://postimg.cc/PLDBWTvt

    Thank you.

    Steve, could you do a post on this?

  109. There’s lots of money to be made in ginning up anti-white hysteria and envy. This week’s stories of the rich people buying their kids into college, and the shoot-up in NZ, must be positively orgasmic for grifters in this field.

  110. @Reg Cæsar

    The SPLC is an anti-white hate organization dedicated to the persecution of white people worldwide.

     

    And run by a lily-white staff. Were it not for "Southern" in the name, they'd have moved to Portland long ago.

    Southern cities all have their Portland districts.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    They have to or they wouldn't survive.
  111. “The basic problem with the SPLC was that there hasn’t been much for it to do for about 80% of its lifespan.”

    According to Who/Whom, Mr. Sailer?

  112. @Art Deco
    Swaggart was exposed as having read skin magazines and visited a prostitute. His salary was also excessive for a clergyman. Unbecoming for a clergyman, but there are worse transgressions.

    The real racket in terms of scamming donors and manifest cupidity was the Bakkers' PTL Club. The most egregious medicine show for the very gullible was Ernest Angely's. In re Oral Roberts, the scandal was his fundraising pitches. IIRC, Messrs. Falwell and Robertson avoided notable scandals, though there were complaints about Falwell's compensation package.

    Jim Bakker is back at it. Now he lives in Branson, Missouri and sells freeze dried food for his followers to keep in their homes in preparation for the End Times. He isn’t making PTL money but is doing pretty well considering.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Jim Bakker is a prepper now? Good on him! It sounds like a real business, at least, and the Mormons could use some competition - why they gotta can all of one kind of bean at a time in #10 cans beats the hell outta of me. Are you supposed to eat navy beans for a week, then lentils for a week, etc, during the SHTF? If it's truly the End Times, I really don't know why you'd need all the beans and beef jerky anyway, come to think of it ...
  113. @Desiderius
    Southern cities all have their Portland districts.

    They have to or they wouldn’t survive.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Nah, they’d be better off dropping the town/gown nonsense and becoming grown men.
  114. @Wilkey
    They have to or they wouldn't survive.

    Nah, they’d be better off dropping the town/gown nonsense and becoming grown men.

  115. @Alden
    SPLC was always a lefty organization

    Of course

  116. @Barnard
    Jim Bakker is back at it. Now he lives in Branson, Missouri and sells freeze dried food for his followers to keep in their homes in preparation for the End Times. He isn't making PTL money but is doing pretty well considering.

    Jim Bakker is a prepper now? Good on him! It sounds like a real business, at least, and the Mormons could use some competition – why they gotta can all of one kind of bean at a time in #10 cans beats the hell outta of me. Are you supposed to eat navy beans for a week, then lentils for a week, etc, during the SHTF? If it’s truly the End Times, I really don’t know why you’d need all the beans and beef jerky anyway, come to think of it …

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Mormons are not God-Damned Rapture Bunnies, they plan to live through the collapse, not get raptured while all the sinners burn on earth before burning in hell.

    They don't think outside the box too well though.

    That said, their hot chocolate mix is by far the best available anywhere. It's the only hot chocolate I drink. I bring cans to work and my co-workers love the stuff. I don't tell 'em it's Mormon though. Some of them are so fundie they'd never touch it.
  117. Stalin once quipped, “quantity has a quality all of its own”. Having that much money is a constant threat that they can survive any lawsuit, do an end run around the media for any reason, and buy enough political influence that they will not be bothered.

    I believe that is one big reason Trump was elected. Even though he was a “Scottish Skin Flint” according to Peter Brimelow, he possessed enough ready money that he could have run advertisements without having to fund raise. That singularly put him in position to run on immigration. While the rest of the Republican field was forced to like Sheldon Adelson’s fingers to stay in the fight, Trump was free to appeal to the public’s desire for less immigration.

    The moral of the story is that the right needs to come up with a few billion of its own to fund Men’s rights organizations, anti-immigration organizations, and white rights organizations. These would be in effect, grass tops type organizations that would truly represent people and voters v the SPLC that basically represents a (((handful))) of wealthy donors.

  118. @Father O'Hara
    I remember when Annika Sorenstam joined a men's tournament years ago,this sports broad at the Sun Times went wild. Enraptured,she foresaw an army of vagina bearing golfers rising up and invading men's golf. It was to be done for...our daughters!
    The irony is that women's sports may go the other way,with penis people, aka chicks with sticks, taking over from the vagina crowd.
    What about our daughters!?😱
    She later had a breakdown of sorts when a tape surfaced of a Bears rookie ,back in college ,doing a rap song with dirty words in it.
    "I am literally shaking," she wrote. First time I came across that stupid phrase.Lousy stupid bitch.

    As for Fees,years ago I saw a vid on Stormfront of some guys at a meeting with Dees and a crowd of goodwhites.
    He opened the floor to questions,and one after another a guy would rise and ask about Dees sneaking into his stepdaughters bedroom with a dildo. Each would be escorted out amid boos and pearl clutching,by a burly black gentleman.
    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff. Especially the black guy.

    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff.

    I think you mean fazed.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faze

    I’m not sure how sex can “phase” someone. It does sound lunar and menstrual, though.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    Error mihi,good buddy,error mihi.
    , @Clyde
    It's a shoe in that he was phased. I have information that jives with this. I have been champing and chomping (simultaneously) at the bit to tell you this. Is it stamping or stomping on a human face forever?
  119. @Reg Cæsar

    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff.
     
    I think you mean fazed.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faze

    I'm not sure how sex can "phase" someone. It does sound lunar and menstrual, though.

    Error mihi,good buddy,error mihi.

  120. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    Jim Bakker is a prepper now? Good on him! It sounds like a real business, at least, and the Mormons could use some competition - why they gotta can all of one kind of bean at a time in #10 cans beats the hell outta of me. Are you supposed to eat navy beans for a week, then lentils for a week, etc, during the SHTF? If it's truly the End Times, I really don't know why you'd need all the beans and beef jerky anyway, come to think of it ...

    Mormons are not God-Damned Rapture Bunnies, they plan to live through the collapse, not get raptured while all the sinners burn on earth before burning in hell.

    They don’t think outside the box too well though.

    That said, their hot chocolate mix is by far the best available anywhere. It’s the only hot chocolate I drink. I bring cans to work and my co-workers love the stuff. I don’t tell ’em it’s Mormon though. Some of them are so fundie they’d never touch it.

  121. @Reg Cæsar

    The crowd did not seem phased by the sex stuff.
     
    I think you mean fazed.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faze

    I'm not sure how sex can "phase" someone. It does sound lunar and menstrual, though.

    It’s a shoe in that he was phased. I have information that jives with this. I have been champing and chomping (simultaneously) at the bit to tell you this. Is it stamping or stomping on a human face forever?

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    Ah, Clyde and Reg, I'm increasingly disinterested in all this flack. The affect your creating is no complement to either of you. Please reign in this idol chatter; its more than I can bare!
  122. @Clyde
    It's a shoe in that he was phased. I have information that jives with this. I have been champing and chomping (simultaneously) at the bit to tell you this. Is it stamping or stomping on a human face forever?

    Ah, Clyde and Reg, I’m increasingly disinterested in all this flack. The affect your creating is no complement to either of you. Please reign in this idol chatter; its more than I can bare!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    That's it, just egg em on next time!
    , @Clyde
    I hear ya! Its a bare. Hey (no comma needed) you ever so slyly slipped in a your and an its. Well done by U. Does the bare shit in the woods? Does the Pope? Is the bare Catholic?
  123. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Ah, Clyde and Reg, I'm increasingly disinterested in all this flack. The affect your creating is no complement to either of you. Please reign in this idol chatter; its more than I can bare!

    That’s it, just egg em on next time!

  124. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Ah, Clyde and Reg, I'm increasingly disinterested in all this flack. The affect your creating is no complement to either of you. Please reign in this idol chatter; its more than I can bare!

    I hear ya! Its a bare. Hey (no comma needed) you ever so slyly slipped in a your and an its. Well done by U. Does the bare shit in the woods? Does the Pope? Is the bare Catholic?

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