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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) seems to be enjoying a small resurgence of attention from the mainstream media since the January 6th Capitol protests.

Various scandals, both financial and moral, have largely discredited the SPLC across the political spectrum. Most of its most competent and high profile members like Richard Cohen, Heidi Beirich and Rhonda Brownstein have left the organization, while their “hate group” designations are largely dismissed as meaningless outside of very small circles of Antifa activists and tech censors.

Recently, it updated its infamous “Hate Map” for 2020. The map claims that there are 838 active “hate groups” operating in the United States as we speak.

Despite all the mockery the SPLC has endured throughout the years, its clear that they are impervious to criticism, even from liberal groups, about their blatant lack of interest in facts and low professional standards.

The “Hate Groups” That Don’t Exist

Setting aside the debate over what constitutes a “hate group,” the vast majority of organizations listed state-by-state are either religious congregations, online publications and e-shops, or in hundreds of cases, non-existent and dishonestly catalogued.

For example, the SPLC claims the National Reformation Party is an active “white nationalist” group currently operating in seven states. The only sign that they even exist is a single website, which on the very front of its page clearly states “Race is a social construct having no biological basis” — an opinion that at minimum precludes them from being classed as “white nationalist.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. A skinhead crew called the Vinlander’s Social Club (VSC) and its supporter faction, Firm 22, are listed on the 2020 map as having 11 chapters altogether. A simple search on Wikipedia reveals that VSC was officially disbanded in 2007, with its founder publicly condemning “racism.”

Then there’s White Aryan Resistance, which has for decades been composed of a website that hosted Tom Metzger’s radio program. Metzger is deceased.

How about the American Identity Movement (AIM), which they say is currently engaging in “hate” in 10 states. The organization was officially shut down months ago and there is no sign it ever had much of a presence to begin with.

The Base (5), AtomWaffen Division (6), Micetrap Records (1), Soldiers of Odin (6), Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (6), and countless others are defunct, in some cases for years.

The most ridiculous entry on the list is the National Socialist German Workers Party. Just when we thought that the NSDAP was defeated in 1945, the SPLC reminds us that they in fact have a surviving chapter in Lincoln, Nebraska. Another page on the SPLC’s website claims the NSDAP’s Nebraska Gauleiter is Gary Lauck, who in truth runs a historical book store that sells translated writings by Third Reich authors. Lauck’s online shop itself is listed as a separate “hate group” in the state, just one county over.

The vast majority of non-religious groups on the map that do exist are book publishing houses like Arktos and Antelope Hill Books, personal blogs and podcasts belonging to individuals, or newspapers and news sites. The seemingly large, multi-state presence of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and various Klan outfits should be taken with a massive grain of salt.

SPLC’s Lists Entire Religions as Hate Groups

The decision to include traditional interpretations of Catholicism, Protestantism, and folk religion is another trick used to pump numbers up.

According to the SPLC, traditionalist Catholics — nine entries overall (mostly just websites and publications) — are a hate group. If we take this logic at face value, every single Catholic who ever lived before the Second Vatican Council in 1962 was a member of a hate organization. Protestants who hold beliefs that dissent from modern “woke” factions are also included on the list.

A glaring double standard is evident in the decision to include adherents of British Israelism (Christian Identity) and Black Israelites on the list. These two groups believe they are the chosen people of the Old Testament, and live by a literal interpretation of its values. If blacks and whites are guilty of hate for preaching this doctrine, why aren’t adherents of Judaism also listed for hate?

Finally, the category of “Neo-Volkisch” is entered 32 times. The word appears to be a loaded, made up phrase to refer to those who pray to the old Gods or practice Asatru. The main culprit is the Asatru Folk Assembly, a 501(c)(3) religious organization that does not engage in political activity.

While other branded groups like the Nation of Islam engage in harsh discourse about white people, it isn’t any more extreme than what Charles Blow regularly writes in New York Times editorials or what SPLC’s more extreme employees believe. NOI’s main offense appears to be its stance on traditional family values and willingness to critique the supposed black-Jewish relationship.

The SPLC’s map is a low-effort piece of disinformation that is transparently and deliberately dishonest.

In spite of all the criticism they have received over their hate list, they are doubling down on a scam intended to provide ammo for leftist propaganda, as well as to extract donations from wealthy consumers of their fake news.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Hate Speech, SPLC 
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  1. How does one get on this map as a white dot, Eric? The Peak Stupidity blog has been trying to get on the \$PLC’s Hate List for literally years. I ask the readers of this thread to PLEASE, PLEASE help Peak Stupidity get on the Hate List.

    From groveling appeal 2 1/2 years back:

    Please, for the love of all things stupid, you CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! See, for Peak Stupidity to reach the poor masses of the world, we must be recognized as a legitimate, bonafide Hate Organization, and that’s where you come in. That one phone call (each morning), with a strongly-worded suggestion to the world-wide arbiter of hate and love, the \$PLC – Southern Poverty Law Center, can make the difference. We MUST BE RECOGNIZED in order to properly serve the stupidity market as a Non-Governmental Organization, and that requires a hate-listing. Yes, the Peak Stupidity blog should be on lists sent to influential jourolists, on the hate heat maps, in \$PLC press releases, on their website, anywhere folks come looking for someone to hate.

    Please, for the time it takes to drink a cup of vente grande dark-roasted Latte (so long as you don’t sit on your ass for an hour discussing ideology while drinking it), you too can make a difference. Please call Mark Potok, or whomever the retard they have answering the phones is now. You don’t know how much this means to us.

    • LOL: BuelahMan
    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Rob McX
  2. I looked at my local area on the splc website a few years back, and they listed all these hate organizations nearby which almost certainly did not exist. I mean, maybe it was one guy who published a flier or newsletter from that location back in the 1950s—I dunno. It’s so laughable that they raise the sort of funds they do fighting a campaign against nonexistent hate.

  3. @Achmed E. Newman

    Good morning Mr. Newman,

    I hope this message finds you well…

    Once upon a time, when the \$PLC was run by pernicious red sea pedestrians, it was probably a force to be reckoned with. But now that Mr. Dees and his friends in the funny little hats have been replaced by a gaggle of dusky brown inferiors, America’s Premier Hate Group™ is likely to become irrelevant. Margaret Huang can eat all the babies she likes, but she will never make the practice kosher. Margaret Huang is no Jonathan Greenblatt.

    I do appreciate your moxie though and for that reason I’ll place a couple calls this week. With a little grass roots effort we can got you on that Hate List™. Good luck in your endeavor.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  4. This is basically just a map of the population density of the USA, albeit with a bit of an undercount on the Pacific coast.

  5. ANON[853] • Disclaimer says:

    According to the ACLU, SPLC & ADL an organization is a “HATE GROUP” if it has
    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    By their own definition the SPLC & ADL are HATE GROUPS.
    During the Trump “transition” following the 2016 election, following their usual modus operandi, the SPLC & ADL have been running around to the MSM giving hysterical, frightening, interviews about an IMAGINED “wave of Trump induced HATE CRIMES(TIHC)” The SPLC & ADL have been absolutely silent about the ACTUAL, RECORDED HATE CRIMES committed by Blacks and ANTIFA on White Trump voters , or about how MOST of the CLAIMED TIHC are actually FALSE FLAG events staged by the supposed victims.
    The SPLC, ACLU & ADl are HATE GROUPS spewing venom and INSTIGATING VIOLENCE toward any White, CHRISTian Citizens that they can.
    SPLC plans replacement fraudulant HATE map
    SPLC imploding
    Forty-Five Years of White Supremacy at the Southern Poverty Law Center Where the highly-paid executive staff has been all white for all 45 years of its existence. Apparently, no black leftists need apply for one of these plumb jobs at the Left’s preeminent hate group. The median family income in Montgomery, Alabama (where the SPLC is located) is about \$44,500, so “these cats are living high on the hog.” It was also recently reported in The Weekly Standard that, according to their 2015 IRS 990 form, the SPLC’s total salary bill was around \$20 million, but they only spent a measly \$60,000 (in a year) or so on “law.” So these turkeys hate the South, do nothing about poverty, and rarely practice law. h/t Thomas DiLorenzo

  6. Is their headquarters on it? It should be. As a Euro-American Christian I feel like they hate me.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  7. I am a group of 1, I hate the SPLC, gimme a dot.

  8. Rob McX says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You obviously scored too low on the HAT – the Hate Aptitude Test.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  9. @Rob McX

    Khan Academy fucked me on the prep videos. I HATE HATE HATE that bastard!


  10. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Look at the bright white dot in Alabama. That one is Birmingham, you know, where they LUV the Gov’ner (so I don’t know what THAT’s about). Then go a true heading of about 160 degrees (SSE) for about 75 miles. There are 3 dots near each other. One of them is on the \$PLC headquarters in Montgomery.

    So, yes, it is, and yes, they do hate you.

  11. The SPLC was a money machine based on literally nothing. Nobody knew this better than the people at the top.

    Fear of exposure caused the leadership to parachute to safety.

  12. endthefed says:

    Thanks for the comedy. Turns out FL is simply a map of the larger cities. SPLC send me a consulting fee.

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