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From The Daily Beast:

Southern Poverty Law Center Loses Intel-Gathering Boss

It’s the latest move in an ongoing shakeup at the anti-hate organization that began when a cofounder left under a cloud.

Kelly Weill, Reporter Updated 10.28.19

The leader of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project is stepping down amid an ongoing leadership shakeup at the anti-hate organization.

Heidi Beirich will leave the SPLC, ending a 20-year run with the organization, she told staffers Monday. Her exit follows several resignations and terminations of SPLC leadership this year—including its cofounder, who was fired amid sexual harassment allegations, and a deputy legal director who said the organization had “more work to do” to guarantee a respectful workplace.

Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years. An expert on the neo-Confederate movement, she led the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, which produced much of the center’s front-facing journalism including its Intelligence Report magazine and Hatewatch blog. …

But the SPLC has been undergoing institutional upheaval since March, when the center fired cofounder Morris Dees….

Beirich was among those who supported Dees’ ouster, multiple people familiar with the organization told The Daily Beast.

… SPLC President Richard Cohen resigned the following week “in order to give the organization the best chance to heal.”

Other March resignations included SPLC legal director Rhonda Brownstein and deputy legal director Meredith Horton.

 
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  1. No matter how incompetent their replacements are, the SPLC will be quoted like it knows what it’s talking about.

    • Replies: @NOTA
    It's pure rational astrology--various people need an authoritative source for who's a hate group, SPLC provides that service, so their obvious failures don't matter. It's like bond rating agencies, lie detector tests, and diversity training--everyone knows they're just this side of Ouija boards, but there's an institutional need for them, so we go ahead and use them anyway.
  2. Only one POC on the Board,but he’s the chairman. Others are Jews and Goodwhites.
    Maybe Heidi was helping herself to some of that anti-hate money?

    • Agree: fish
  3. Why aren’t these anti-hate organizations bringing to light of how mass immigration led to the ‘genocide’ of the Indians? Immigration is neo-genocidalism.

    • Replies: @VoiceOf(T)reason

    Why aren’t these anti-hate organizations bringing to light of how mass immigration led to the ‘genocide’ of the Indians? Immigration is neo-genocidalism.
     
    Because 400 years ago the ancestors of the victims of the neogenocide committed the horrible crime of immigration. And then they did something even more horrific: they worked harder and smarter than the natives.

    When one group outcompetes another that's a crime worthy of genocide, as we all know.
  4. Where will they ever find an equally attractive and charismatic spokescow to replace her?

    • Replies: @Lot
    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c0/10/d5/c010d570a4bee46366844f281a58ab05.jpg
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    You gave her teh sadz:

    http://cdn.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/heidi-beirich-splc.jpg
  5. Always wonder how this works.

    I’m pretty good at “hate”. Can i get my hands on some of that $400 million?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I’m pretty good at “hate”. Can i get my hands on some of that $400 million?
     
    Count me in to help!
  6. Seems like the best method to fight against these enemy institutions would be to figure out a way to exploit internal politics. Especially in nonprofits, these places tend to be full of resentment and constant struggles for petty power.

    • Replies: @peterAUS

    .....exploit internal politics...
     
    Yep.
    Everywhere.
  7. The disgraced former-SPLC bigwigs remind me of the Starnes siblings from Atlas Shrugged.

    Morris Dees = Gerald Starnes, the cynical scammer enjoying the high life.

    Heidi Beirich = Ivy Starnes, the grim she-commissar, determined to make others as miserable as herself.

    Mark Potock = Eric Starnes, the unlovable weirdo.

  8. @Not My Economy
    Seems like the best method to fight against these enemy institutions would be to figure out a way to exploit internal politics. Especially in nonprofits, these places tend to be full of resentment and constant struggles for petty power.

    …..exploit internal politics…

    Yep.
    Everywhere.

  9. Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years. An expert on the neo-Confederate movement…

    Neo-confederate, huh?

    https://comb.io/crUSog

  10. Lawrence Auster posted an email exchange he had with Heidi at View From the Right.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011405.html

    • Replies: @Kylie
    Ah, yes, we always enjoyed having a hearty but essentially innocuous laugh at his gal, Heidi Beria, and her persistent but utterly charmless advances to him.

    She liked him, she really liked him. You could just tell.
    , @Hail
    Van Wijk, in email to Lawrence Auster on Beirich at the time, wrote:


    [Heidi Beirich wrote:] “In fact, we are the only publication that is wholesale dedicated to the topic of American extremism. And that extremism is not only in the form of white supremacists.”
     
    This is possibly the most amusing thing I’ve read all month. If a pocket of Western people who want to see their own survive as a culture and as a nation qualifies as extremism, what could possibly be mainstream? What is normal to a person like this?

    Perhaps she could write a book entitled Western Civilization: 3500 Years of Extremism.

    I pray that Ms. Beirich lives to see her revolution annihilated; its fields razed, its cattle and flocks taken, and its city walls smashed.
     

    Bold added.

    @Heidi Beirich: Consider using your new-found freedom to get this book finally written and published.


    Western Civilization: 3500 Years of Extremism
    by Heidi Beirich, PhD
    Forthcoming: Jan. 20, 2021
     
    , @Dan Hayes
    Larry is greatly missed.
  11. @Stan d Mute
    Where will they ever find an equally attractive and charismatic spokescow to replace her?

    • LOL: Liza
  12. Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years.

    Her work-tivism has been pretty similar, from her PhD program to present. She did left-wing political science at Purdue, ca. 1992 to 1998, before being hired by the SPLC.

    Before that, 1980s / early 1990s, we see from her choice of majors (BA: Developmental Studies, MA: Economics) that she was conflicted on what she wanted to do — follow in her accountant father’s footsteps, or go for an activist life. The latter won out.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg
    , @Lot
    “ MA: Economics”

    For at least since the 1990s, econ masters is usually a profit-center vanity degree for Americans too dumb for a PhD program or foreigners (brazilians and south koreans are big sources) who intend on returning home to be a bureaucrat.

    Very little in the standard curriculum is directly relevant to accounting, probably just the financial economics electives dealing with valuation of financial instruments.

    But micro, macro, econometrics, econ history, and IO is all quite far afield from accounting.
  13. 3529970

    $25 million was to construct their brutalist crapsterpiece Poverty Palace HQ.

    Actual charities in deindustrialized middle America are frequently able to buy perfectly nice office buildings for $20 a square foot and less. Buy, not rent.

    This 74,000 sq ft office building in Birmingham is for sale at $800,000, under $11 a square foot. And I bet they’d take 750,000.

    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/65-Bagby-Dr-Birmingham-AL/7279695/

    Here’s a nice looking 41,000 SF office tower in Albany Georgia for $1.1 mil.

    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/100-102-N-Washington-St-Albany-GA/17031654/

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Or they could have bought this building in Ohio for $1.2 million and put their "basket of deplorables" in it:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fkBrovBuy9U/U8YgwzX1xFI/AAAAAAABDaY/rBqWZbmMVA8/s1600/Longaberger+Basket+Building,+Newark,+Ohio.jpg
  14. @Hail

    Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years.
     
    Her work-tivism has been pretty similar, from her PhD program to present. She did left-wing political science at Purdue, ca. 1992 to 1998, before being hired by the SPLC.

    Before that, 1980s / early 1990s, we see from her choice of majors (BA: Developmental Studies, MA: Economics) that she was conflicted on what she wanted to do -- follow in her accountant father's footsteps, or go for an activist life. The latter won out.

    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    “Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy.” (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    Family origins: Heidi Beirich’s father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell’s father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi’s mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the ‘Ruhrpott’ that had occurred since.

    1961: Heidi’s parents marry, after having “met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army” (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or ’61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    – Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi’s father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the “ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies” (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with “white nationalism and neo-fascism;”
    1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC’s Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to ‘deplatform’ political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    • Agree: Couch scientist
    • Replies: @istevefan

    Heidi Beirich’s father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin
     
    I would have lost that bet.
    , @Stan Adams
    I take it that she's never been sexually harassed.
    , @Hail
    Note, the first pic was supposed to be this:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIF1VVIUUAAkvkk.png

    -- but the host, CIS, blocks hotlinking.

    (CIS, which profiled Beirich in Aug. 2018: "SPLC's Heidi Beirich: A Character Assassin Under the Banner of 'Peace, Respect, and Understanding'.")

    I do believe it is one of the most flattering pictures ever taken of Miss Beirich.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I didn't know Betty Friedan had a daughter!
    , @Alden
    And here I thought German women were average attractive to very pretty. Probably 350-400 pds
  15. @Hail

    Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years.
     
    Her work-tivism has been pretty similar, from her PhD program to present. She did left-wing political science at Purdue, ca. 1992 to 1998, before being hired by the SPLC.

    Before that, 1980s / early 1990s, we see from her choice of majors (BA: Developmental Studies, MA: Economics) that she was conflicted on what she wanted to do -- follow in her accountant father's footsteps, or go for an activist life. The latter won out.

    “ MA: Economics”

    For at least since the 1990s, econ masters is usually a profit-center vanity degree for Americans too dumb for a PhD program or foreigners (brazilians and south koreans are big sources) who intend on returning home to be a bureaucrat.

    Very little in the standard curriculum is directly relevant to accounting, probably just the financial economics electives dealing with valuation of financial instruments.

    But micro, macro, econometrics, econ history, and IO is all quite far afield from accounting.

  16. @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg

    Heidi Beirich’s father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin

    I would have lost that bet.

    • Replies: @byrresheim

    I would have lost that bet.
     
    #MeToo
  17. Does anyone have a good summary of who is taking over after all of these purges? Is this all just about looting the (considerable) assets?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Beirich and Potok were both highly visible, on all the wonk shows, and that may have been part of their determination to spend more time with their families. Will the replacements be on TV as often?
  18. @Lot
    $25 million was to construct their brutalist crapsterpiece Poverty Palace HQ.

    Actual charities in deindustrialized middle America are frequently able to buy perfectly nice office buildings for $20 a square foot and less. Buy, not rent.

    This 74,000 sq ft office building in Birmingham is for sale at $800,000, under $11 a square foot. And I bet they’d take 750,000.

    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/65-Bagby-Dr-Birmingham-AL/7279695/

    Here’s a nice looking 41,000 SF office tower in Albany Georgia for $1.1 mil.

    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/100-102-N-Washington-St-Albany-GA/17031654/

    Or they could have bought this building in Ohio for $1.2 million and put their “basket of deplorables” in it:

    • LOL: Liza
  19. @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg

    I take it that she’s never been sexually harassed.

  20. It would be ironic if incompetent minorities took over the SPLC and ran the organization into the ground.

  21. @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg

    Note, the first pic was supposed to be this:

    — but the host, CIS, blocks hotlinking.

    (CIS, which profiled Beirich in Aug. 2018: “SPLC’s Heidi Beirich: A Character Assassin Under the Banner of ‘Peace, Respect, and Understanding’.”)

    I do believe it is one of the most flattering pictures ever taken of Miss Beirich.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    The first picture is more flattering. It makes her look depressed and worn down, giving her an aura of tragic dignity.

    This one makes her look like a wannabe MILF.

    On the plus side, her gums are nice and pink.
    , @GavinCato
    They are the modern Big Brother, Stalinist thought police. They need to be taken down
  22. @res
    Does anyone have a good summary of who is taking over after all of these purges? Is this all just about looting the (considerable) assets?

    Beirich and Potok were both highly visible, on all the wonk shows, and that may have been part of their determination to spend more time with their families. Will the replacements be on TV as often?

  23. @AnotherDad
    Always wonder how this works.

    I'm pretty good at "hate". Can i get my hands on some of that $400 million?

    I’m pretty good at “hate”. Can i get my hands on some of that $400 million?

    Count me in to help!

  24. @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg

    I didn’t know Betty Friedan had a daughter!

  25. From following their job postings, it seems like they are shifting key jobs from Montgomery to Atlanta. Obviously easier to draw talent there because, well Montgomery is a REALLY black city whereas Atlanta has some really gentrified areas where you can get artisan local foods and so forth.

    Other noteworthy takeaway from this organization that battles with dangerous hate groups is this little admission in the job descriptions:

    Other Special Considerations:
    ———————————–

    This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions

    Because, if there really were thousands of dangerous hate groups in America, being the deputy intelligence director of an organization exposing them would be totally safe.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Because, if there really were thousands of dangerous hate groups in America, being the deputy intelligence director of an organization exposing them would be totally safe.
     
    There aren't, and so they are.

    For now.
  26. @Stan d Mute
    Where will they ever find an equally attractive and charismatic spokescow to replace her?

    You gave her teh sadz:

  27. Nothing says “poverty law in the South” like teenage lesbians in suburban Minneapolis. I wonder how much influence Miss Bivalve had on taking that case.

    https://www.splcenter.org/seeking-justice/case-docket/doe-et-al-v-anoka-hennepin-school-district-no-11-et-al

  28. @Couch scientist
    From following their job postings, it seems like they are shifting key jobs from Montgomery to Atlanta. Obviously easier to draw talent there because, well Montgomery is a REALLY black city whereas Atlanta has some really gentrified areas where you can get artisan local foods and so forth.

    Other noteworthy takeaway from this organization that battles with dangerous hate groups is this little admission in the job descriptions:

    Other Special Considerations:
    -----------------------------------

    This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions
     
    Because, if there really were thousands of dangerous hate groups in America, being the deputy intelligence director of an organization exposing them would be totally safe.

    Because, if there really were thousands of dangerous hate groups in America, being the deputy intelligence director of an organization exposing them would be totally safe.

    There aren’t, and so they are.

    For now.

    • Replies: @Couch scientist
    And I'm glad it's that way. It is clearly a make believe thing they are doing as they expose "HATE".
  29. @Anonymous

    Because, if there really were thousands of dangerous hate groups in America, being the deputy intelligence director of an organization exposing them would be totally safe.
     
    There aren't, and so they are.

    For now.

    And I’m glad it’s that way. It is clearly a make believe thing they are doing as they expose “HATE”.

  30. @Harry Baldwin
    Lawrence Auster posted an email exchange he had with Heidi at View From the Right.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011405.html

    Ah, yes, we always enjoyed having a hearty but essentially innocuous laugh at his gal, Heidi Beria, and her persistent but utterly charmless advances to him.

    She liked him, she really liked him. You could just tell.

  31. Anon[599] • Disclaimer says:

    shakeup at the anti-hate organization

    Calling the SLP an “anti-hate organization”, in print, is about a clear a signal as exists today to accurately identify the offending media outlet part of a cooperative propaganda network. Its the rote regurgitation of propaganda, written by the SLP itself, that no one with a political pulse on either side of the isle agrees with.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    "Calling the SLP an “anti-hate organization”, in print, is about a clear a signal as exists today to accurately identify the offending media outlet part of a cooperative propaganda network"

    Try looking up "soros evil" on different search engines. Ask dot com is especially interesting.
  32. June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;

    Correction: Heidi Beirich graduated from Vista High School in northern San Diego County. This from her own mouth in an ABC News interview she gave for a program called “Uncomfortable,” dated May 16, 2017.

    She was in Palm Springs from her birth to the 1981-1982 school year.

    The family must have moved a little ways south from Palm Springs to Vista in about 1982, possibly associated with Heidi’s father’s job. He would have been nearing age 50, presumably near or at the top of his long and successful career in the accounting business in California. Maybe they opened a branch office in or near Vista, to which he relocated in 1982.

    In any case, this puts Beirich in San Diego County ca. 1982 to mid 1985, after which she was at Berkeley (fall 1985 to spring 1989?), at least when the semester was on. Beirich’s telling of her own origin story is that the years she spent in Vista, California (1982 to 1985, and maybe semester breaks for some years thereafter), were critical in her political awakening on the extreme, pressing dangers of right-wing conservatism, Christian fascism, Skinheadism, and garden-variety white racial terrorism in America.

    I’ve transcribed the relevant portion of the interview, here:

    [MORE]

    (From interview with Heidi Beirich, 1:30-3:15)

    Interviewer: I’m curious about you. How someone comes to work in ‘Hate.’ Tell me about you.

    Heidi Beirich: Well, it was a bit of a round-about thing (laughs). So I was in graduate school getting my PhD at Purdue University. I was studying Fascism in Europe. I was actually studying Spain, specifically. I knew about the Southern Poverty Law Center because when I was growing up, when I was in high school, at Vista High School in the Eighties, one of my friends was actually the son of the head of the White Aryan Resistance, at the time.

    Interviewer: Really –!

    Heidi Beirich: Yeah, the guy’s name is Tom Metzger. Not the son, but the father.

    Interviewer: And where were you growing up?

    Heidi Beirich: It’s northern San Diego County. Vista, California.

    Tom Metzger was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center. His organization was sued, frankly, out of existence. Some of its members, skinheads, were involved in the beating death of an Ethiopian immigrant in Portland. So when I was in high school, this lawsuit was going on, and I knew —

    Interviewer: This was your friend’s father —

    Heidi Beirich: My friend’s father, John Metzger, who went to a different high school but I would run into him on swim team and other situations.

    Interviewer: Wow —

    Heidi Beirich: So I was very, very cognizant of the SPLC from a young age. I also had friends, when I was at Vista High School, who got sucked into White Aryan Resistance’s skinhead movement. …So I…knew people who became racist skinheads connected with Metzger.

    Did you catch that? Heidi Beirich was on the swim team. Who’d have thunk it!

    The interviewer later calls her degree “your PhD in Fascism.” Beirich says she was first hired as an SPLC Intelligence Report intern in 1999, control of which she inherited twelve years later.

    Finally, while I don’t doubt that Metzger’s group was of some importance to Heidi’s then-forming political consciousness as a teenager, I would note her timeline is off:

    She told the interviewer, “[W]hen I was in high school, this lawsuit was going on,” referring to the SPLC’s lawsuit over the murder of an Ethiopian immigrant. But the murder of the Ethiopian immigrant happened in Nov. 1988, by which time she was in her final year at Berkeley, and 3.5 years after her high school graduation back in Vista. She mixed up her own political-awakening timeline a bit.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Heidi Beirich, same interview, on the Southern California she knew in the 1970s/1980s:

    [4:30] Heidi Beirich: There was very strong white nationalist and anti-government activism in the whole region [Southern California]. Orange County's the next county to the north in California [above San Diego County]. That's where the John Birch Society had a huge foothold in the Sixties and the Seventies.

    So, the whole region -- which is so different today, right [rolls eyes on the word 'so'] -- It's multi-ethnic, right, it's not the same!

    Interviewer: Right.

    Heidi Beirich: The whole region had some very extremist politics infecting it. In fact, (laughs), my high school history teacher was like somebody out of Dr. Strangelove. He was a rabid anti-communist. Didn't think Reagan was radical enough. So there was a lot of this going on in the area.
     
  33. @Hail
    Note, the first pic was supposed to be this:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIF1VVIUUAAkvkk.png

    -- but the host, CIS, blocks hotlinking.

    (CIS, which profiled Beirich in Aug. 2018: "SPLC's Heidi Beirich: A Character Assassin Under the Banner of 'Peace, Respect, and Understanding'.")

    I do believe it is one of the most flattering pictures ever taken of Miss Beirich.

    The first picture is more flattering. It makes her look depressed and worn down, giving her an aura of tragic dignity.

    This one makes her look like a wannabe MILF.

    On the plus side, her gums are nice and pink.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Perhaps she has a future career in the theatre?

    https://images.reference.com/amg-cms-reference-images/prod/happy-sad-masks-called_69da22b2d1aa3fe0.jpg?width=760&height=411&fit=crop
  34. @Hail

    June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
     
    Correction: Heidi Beirich graduated from Vista High School in northern San Diego County. This from her own mouth in an ABC News interview she gave for a program called "Uncomfortable," dated May 16, 2017.

    She was in Palm Springs from her birth to the 1981-1982 school year.

    The family must have moved a little ways south from Palm Springs to Vista in about 1982, possibly associated with Heidi's father's job. He would have been nearing age 50, presumably near or at the top of his long and successful career in the accounting business in California. Maybe they opened a branch office in or near Vista, to which he relocated in 1982.

    In any case, this puts Beirich in San Diego County ca. 1982 to mid 1985, after which she was at Berkeley (fall 1985 to spring 1989?), at least when the semester was on. Beirich's telling of her own origin story is that the years she spent in Vista, California (1982 to 1985, and maybe semester breaks for some years thereafter), were critical in her political awakening on the extreme, pressing dangers of right-wing conservatism, Christian fascism, Skinheadism, and garden-variety white racial terrorism in America.

    I've transcribed the relevant portion of the interview, here:


    (From interview with Heidi Beirich, 1:30-3:15)

    Interviewer: I'm curious about you. How someone comes to work in 'Hate.' Tell me about you.

    Heidi Beirich: Well, it was a bit of a round-about thing (laughs). So I was in graduate school getting my PhD at Purdue University. I was studying Fascism in Europe. I was actually studying Spain, specifically. I knew about the Southern Poverty Law Center because when I was growing up, when I was in high school, at Vista High School in the Eighties, one of my friends was actually the son of the head of the White Aryan Resistance, at the time.

    Interviewer: Really --!

    Heidi Beirich: Yeah, the guy's name is Tom Metzger. Not the son, but the father.

    Interviewer: And where were you growing up?

    Heidi Beirich: It's northern San Diego County. Vista, California.

    Tom Metzger was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center. His organization was sued, frankly, out of existence. Some of its members, skinheads, were involved in the beating death of an Ethiopian immigrant in Portland. So when I was in high school, this lawsuit was going on, and I knew --

    Interviewer: This was your friend's father --

    Heidi Beirich: My friend's father, John Metzger, who went to a different high school but I would run into him on swim team and other situations.

    Interviewer: Wow --

    Heidi Beirich: So I was very, very cognizant of the SPLC from a young age. I also had friends, when I was at Vista High School, who got sucked into White Aryan Resistance's skinhead movement. ...So I...knew people who became racist skinheads connected with Metzger.
     

    Did you catch that? Heidi Beirich was on the swim team. Who'd have thunk it!

    The interviewer later calls her degree "your PhD in Fascism." Beirich says she was first hired as an SPLC Intelligence Report intern in 1999, control of which she inherited twelve years later.

    Finally, while I don't doubt that Metzger's group was of some importance to Heidi's then-forming political consciousness as a teenager, I would note her timeline is off:

    She told the interviewer, "[W]hen I was in high school, this lawsuit was going on," referring to the SPLC's lawsuit over the murder of an Ethiopian immigrant. But the murder of the Ethiopian immigrant happened in Nov. 1988, by which time she was in her final year at Berkeley, and 3.5 years after her high school graduation back in Vista. She mixed up her own political-awakening timeline a bit.

    Heidi Beirich, same interview, on the Southern California she knew in the 1970s/1980s:

    [4:30] Heidi Beirich: There was very strong white nationalist and anti-government activism in the whole region [Southern California]. Orange County’s the next county to the north in California [above San Diego County]. That’s where the John Birch Society had a huge foothold in the Sixties and the Seventies.

    So, the whole region — which is so different today, right [rolls eyes on the word ‘so’] — It’s multi-ethnic, right, it’s not the same!

    Interviewer: Right.

    Heidi Beirich: The whole region had some very extremist politics infecting it. In fact, (laughs), my high school history teacher was like somebody out of Dr. Strangelove. He was a rabid anti-communist. Didn’t think Reagan was radical enough. So there was a lot of this going on in the area.

    • Replies: @Alden
    She’s lying. By 1980 Orange and San Diego county were turning left for various reasons. The conservatism on its way out by the time she was in high school.

    And since 1958 every high school history book in California public high schools was full of McCarthy was a Nazi persecutor of liberals and anti free speech, the Hollywood Ten Martyrs Roosevelt was a combination of fairy godmother and Jesus, evil isolationist Lindbergh and others in the 1930s, the holy crusade against evil Nazis evil southerners lynching blacks and evil segregation MLK and black worship, the entire liberal brainwashing of the public schools.
  35. @Harry Baldwin
    Lawrence Auster posted an email exchange he had with Heidi at View From the Right.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011405.html

    Van Wijk, in email to Lawrence Auster on Beirich at the time, wrote:

    [Heidi Beirich wrote:] “In fact, we are the only publication that is wholesale dedicated to the topic of American extremism. And that extremism is not only in the form of white supremacists.”

    This is possibly the most amusing thing I’ve read all month. If a pocket of Western people who want to see their own survive as a culture and as a nation qualifies as extremism, what could possibly be mainstream? What is normal to a person like this?

    Perhaps she could write a book entitled Western Civilization: 3500 Years of Extremism.

    I pray that Ms. Beirich lives to see her revolution annihilated; its fields razed, its cattle and flocks taken, and its city walls smashed.

    Bold added.

    @Heidi Beirich: Consider using your new-found freedom to get this book finally written and published.

    Western Civilization: 3500 Years of Extremism
    by Heidi Beirich, PhD
    Forthcoming: Jan. 20, 2021

  36. @Anonymous
    Why aren't these anti-hate organizations bringing to light of how mass immigration led to the 'genocide' of the Indians? Immigration is neo-genocidalism.

    Why aren’t these anti-hate organizations bringing to light of how mass immigration led to the ‘genocide’ of the Indians? Immigration is neo-genocidalism.

    Because 400 years ago the ancestors of the victims of the neogenocide committed the horrible crime of immigration. And then they did something even more horrific: they worked harder and smarter than the natives.

    When one group outcompetes another that’s a crime worthy of genocide, as we all know.

  37. @Harry Baldwin
    Lawrence Auster posted an email exchange he had with Heidi at View From the Right.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011405.html

    Larry is greatly missed.

    • Agree: JMcG
  38. There’s a risk that all these fired commissars are organized by an oligarch into a sort of “Trotskyite SPLC-in exile” that preaches the pure teachings of Morris Dees.

    A certain M. Bloomberg has some change to spare.

    • Replies: @anon
    A certain M. Bloomberg has some change to spare.

    He's too busy buying elections in other states to bother.

    Heidi and Mark will just have to content themselves with op-ed gigs in coastal newspapers, a few articles at Woke sites, and talking-head segments on Maddow & other shows.
  39. Oh no, not Heidi! Next they tell us they fired Ginny. Sorry, but it’s an inside-the-$PLC joke.

  40. Beirich always seemed to be the only one who ever did any non-fund-raising work. She was always the one who actually Spread the Hate. It should have been called the HBLC. We shall not see her like again (hopefully).

  41. @Stan Adams
    The first picture is more flattering. It makes her look depressed and worn down, giving her an aura of tragic dignity.

    This one makes her look like a wannabe MILF.

    On the plus side, her gums are nice and pink.

    Perhaps she has a future career in the theatre?

  42. The late Lawrence Auster referred to her as “Heidi Beria”.

    • LOL: Hail
  43. @Anon

    shakeup at the anti-hate organization
     
    Calling the SLP an "anti-hate organization", in print, is about a clear a signal as exists today to accurately identify the offending media outlet part of a cooperative propaganda network. Its the rote regurgitation of propaganda, written by the SLP itself, that no one with a political pulse on either side of the isle agrees with.

    “Calling the SLP an “anti-hate organization”, in print, is about a clear a signal as exists today to accurately identify the offending media outlet part of a cooperative propaganda network”

    Try looking up “soros evil” on different search engines. Ask dot com is especially interesting.

  44. My hunch is that this “anti poverty” scam outfit secretly funds and recruits dimwits via web ads for their “neo confederate” grouplets. I live in what was a confederate state and while there are tiny numbers of rightwing wackos, no one or group seems to be that. So recruiting must be hard.

    I guess if you don’t want historical monuments and statues of dead confederate leaders destroyed by modern day Red Guards (USA branch) then you fall into this category by this group.

    Perhaps Ms. Beirich was caught using one of those “alt-right” hand signs they keep inventing over there. The OK sign? I don’t get their memos so I don’t know which secret signs are still in vogue. They may have a lab there which invents these. One notorious alt-right sign is tipping your restaurant server more than 10% of the tab. Just ask one.

  45. What happened?

    Did she say something positive about White people?

  46. @216
    There's a risk that all these fired commissars are organized by an oligarch into a sort of "Trotskyite SPLC-in exile" that preaches the pure teachings of Morris Dees.

    A certain M. Bloomberg has some change to spare.

    A certain M. Bloomberg has some change to spare.

    He’s too busy buying elections in other states to bother.

    Heidi and Mark will just have to content themselves with op-ed gigs in coastal newspapers, a few articles at Woke sites, and talking-head segments on Maddow & other shows.

  47. @istevefan

    Heidi Beirich’s father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin
     
    I would have lost that bet.

    I would have lost that bet.

    #MeToo

  48. As I’ve noted before, the SPLC has a number of red flags that indicate the possibility of serious financial fraud. I can’t state definitively that this is the case, but there is enough to warrant a serious investigation.

    The purging of the old guard seems consistent with this financial fraud thesis.

    If I were a big money donor that believed in the ostensible purposes of the SPLC, I would demand that the SPLC use some of its (allegedly) considerable assets for a full, independent forensic audit (not conducted by its small local auditor, but by an independent firm) to see just what its assets are, and where they’ve been spent.

    As a thought exercise, let’s suppose that has been done, but done quietly, and let’s say that that investigation turned up certain irregularities, such as assets that weren’t there, or assets that have been diverted into private bank accounts, and let’s further imagine that the entire old guard was complicit or at least obstinately incurious about such misbehavior.

    Still as a thought exercise, we could imagine the big money donor, armed with this information, deciding: 1) the old guard must go; 2) no publicity on the financial misdeeds; and then either 3a) no more financial misdeeds; or 3b) the financial misdeeds continue, but instead of the assets being diverted into bank account A, they would now be diverted into bank account B.

    • Replies: @Hail

    As I’ve noted before, the SPLC has a number of red flags that indicate the possibility of serious financial fraud. I can’t state definitively that this is the case, but there is enough to warrant a serious investigation.
     
    This (red flags re SPLC financial fraud) is the kind of thing that Tucker Carlson might put out, which would then reach Donald Trump, who could get the IRS to do a very thorough investigation.

    FWIW -- Tucker Carlson's Oct. 30 show did not mention the latest high-profile SPLC firing. He led with Kanye West feuding with the Left about something, a theme he spent the first 30% or so of his show on.

    Then he turned to the autopsy result that shows Epstein was killed by homicide and not suicide. Then politics gossip -- bashing Kamala Harris as a loser, something about David Axelrod expressing concern about Biden's campaign, can Bernie win.

    Then a late-show monologue on how AOC is an "unapologetic bigot [against Whites]" and in Tucker's usual style doesn't quite mention the word 'Whites.' But then, in a dramatic turn, he does. Screen headline: "Ocasio-Cortez: White People are Killing Us." A final segment on possible financial corruption involving Ilhan Omar and her staffer-boyfriend, which was titled "Shining a Light on Corruption in DC."

  49. @Garlic
    As I’ve noted before, the SPLC has a number of red flags that indicate the possibility of serious financial fraud. I can’t state definitively that this is the case, but there is enough to warrant a serious investigation.

    The purging of the old guard seems consistent with this financial fraud thesis.

    If I were a big money donor that believed in the ostensible purposes of the SPLC, I would demand that the SPLC use some of its (allegedly) considerable assets for a full, independent forensic audit (not conducted by its small local auditor, but by an independent firm) to see just what its assets are, and where they’ve been spent.

    As a thought exercise, let’s suppose that has been done, but done quietly, and let’s say that that investigation turned up certain irregularities, such as assets that weren’t there, or assets that have been diverted into private bank accounts, and let’s further imagine that the entire old guard was complicit or at least obstinately incurious about such misbehavior.

    Still as a thought exercise, we could imagine the big money donor, armed with this information, deciding: 1) the old guard must go; 2) no publicity on the financial misdeeds; and then either 3a) no more financial misdeeds; or 3b) the financial misdeeds continue, but instead of the assets being diverted into bank account A, they would now be diverted into bank account B.

    As I’ve noted before, the SPLC has a number of red flags that indicate the possibility of serious financial fraud. I can’t state definitively that this is the case, but there is enough to warrant a serious investigation.

    This (red flags re SPLC financial fraud) is the kind of thing that Tucker Carlson might put out, which would then reach Donald Trump, who could get the IRS to do a very thorough investigation.

    FWIW — Tucker Carlson’s Oct. 30 show did not mention the latest high-profile SPLC firing. He led with Kanye West feuding with the Left about something, a theme he spent the first 30% or so of his show on.

    Then he turned to the autopsy result that shows Epstein was killed by homicide and not suicide. Then politics gossip — bashing Kamala Harris as a loser, something about David Axelrod expressing concern about Biden’s campaign, can Bernie win.

    Then a late-show monologue on how AOC is an “unapologetic bigot [against Whites]” and in Tucker’s usual style doesn’t quite mention the word ‘Whites.’ But then, in a dramatic turn, he does. Screen headline: “Ocasio-Cortez: White People are Killing Us.” A final segment on possible financial corruption involving Ilhan Omar and her staffer-boyfriend, which was titled “Shining a Light on Corruption in DC.”

  50. @Hail
    Life profile and origin story:

    Heidi Beirich
    "Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy." (Heidi Beirich, May 2017)

    https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Heidi-Beirich.png

    - Family origins: Heidi Beirich's father Russell Beirich (1933-2013) was of German-Catholic origin and partly raised in Kansas, partly in Denver (Regis Jesuit High School, 1951); two of his four grandparents, and all eight of his great-grandparents, were born in Germany, emigrating to the US Midwest in the late 19th century; Russell's father was listed on the 1930 census as a clerk at a wholesale grocery store in Colby, Kansas [which today constitutes 70% of the population of 97%-white Thomas County in western Kansas; the county went 81-13 Trump-Hillary in 2016, the best R result ever for that county]; Heidi's mother Evelyn (nee Paschmann) is a native of Kaldenhausen, Germany (Ruhr area), who is very likely also of Christian origin. Kaldenhausen may have historically been as high as 75-25 Protestant-Catholic (per 1861 census), with historically a stronger Calvinist tradition than most other areas of Germany, which were/are more Lutheran; her hometown was down to 55-45 Protestant-Catholic by the mid-20th century, presumably due to Polish and other labor migration to the 'Ruhrpott' that had occurred since.

    - 1961: Heidi's parents marry, after having "met on a train in Belgium while [her father] was serving in the U.S. Army" (draftee serving about late 1950s to 1960 or '61?) and set up their married life in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, where they lived thereafter into retirement;
    - Heidi born July 1967 in Palm Springs (younger brother follows, b.1971); Heidi's father was working at an accounting firm at this time, eventually becoming Senior Partner, and was active in local politics in the 1970s;
    - 1981-82 academic year: In her first year at Palm Springs High School, Heidi wins the "ninth grade departmental prize for excellence in social studies" (Desert Sun, 3 July 1982), an early indication of what was to come;
    - June 1985: Graduates high school in Palm Springs;
    - 1989: BA, Berkeley, Developmental Studies;
    - 1991: MA, University of California at Riverside, Economics;
    - 1998: PhD, Purdue, Political Science; dissertation dealt with "white nationalism and neo-fascism;"
    - 1999: Starts at the SPLC; has various roles but rises to Director of the Intelligence Project in Jan. 2012; begins to frequently appear quoted in the media, attacking conservatives, Christian patriots, other assorted right-wingers, and nationalists; Steve Sailer is first singled out for attack by the SPLC's Intelligence Report in spring 2001;
    - 2000s and 2010s: Is frequently at work behind the scenes attempting to 'deplatform' political opponents and/or get them fired, etc.; she thus transitions, defacto, into a kind of US political commissar;
    - 2008: Publishes book, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (as editor and author of several chapters);
    - 2010s: Having risen in the SPLC ranks, she begins to draw a highly comfortable salary of $150,000 (in fiscal 2016; acc. to IRS filing) with a further $21,000-worth of fringe benefits; this is more than fellow commissar Mark Potok ($138,000), but much less than pre-purge Morris Dees ($358,000) and President & CEO Richard Cohen ($351,000);
    - Oct. 2019: Fired from the SPLC in unclear circumstances. Unmarried, no children, age 52.

    http://theamericanfreedomparty.us/wp-content/uploads/Heidi-Ly-Beirich.jpg

    And here I thought German women were average attractive to very pretty. Probably 350-400 pds

    • Replies: @Hail

    German women
     
    Heidi Beirich is also not just any old American of German ancestry. She has a German-born-and-raised mother. Her mother's maiden name, Paschmann, is also the name of a chain of grocery stores in the Ruhrgebiet area of Germany.

    Depending on the mother's age at marriage in 1961 (to Mr. Beirich of Kansas/Denver), she may even remember the war (if, say, 25 or over at marriage; the father was 27 or 28 on the wedding day). Even if a little young to really remember the war, Heidi Beirich's mother was of age to have been exposed to the intense de-Nazification of the late 1940s -- the psychological conditioning of an occupied people, huddled for warmth in their ruined cities with starvations and things on the margins (which tapered off, IIRC, in 1948).

    So here is a thought: Heidi Beirich as an example of Blowback to the late-1940s US policy of intense denazification.
  51. @Hail
    Heidi Beirich, same interview, on the Southern California she knew in the 1970s/1980s:

    [4:30] Heidi Beirich: There was very strong white nationalist and anti-government activism in the whole region [Southern California]. Orange County's the next county to the north in California [above San Diego County]. That's where the John Birch Society had a huge foothold in the Sixties and the Seventies.

    So, the whole region -- which is so different today, right [rolls eyes on the word 'so'] -- It's multi-ethnic, right, it's not the same!

    Interviewer: Right.

    Heidi Beirich: The whole region had some very extremist politics infecting it. In fact, (laughs), my high school history teacher was like somebody out of Dr. Strangelove. He was a rabid anti-communist. Didn't think Reagan was radical enough. So there was a lot of this going on in the area.
     

    She’s lying. By 1980 Orange and San Diego county were turning left for various reasons. The conservatism on its way out by the time she was in high school.

    And since 1958 every high school history book in California public high schools was full of McCarthy was a Nazi persecutor of liberals and anti free speech, the Hollywood Ten Martyrs Roosevelt was a combination of fairy godmother and Jesus, evil isolationist Lindbergh and others in the 1930s, the holy crusade against evil Nazis evil southerners lynching blacks and evil segregation MLK and black worship, the entire liberal brainwashing of the public schools.

    • Replies: @Hail

    By 1980 Orange and San Diego county were turning left for various reasons.
     
    Any further particular thoughts on the "various reasons"?

    Commenter bomag asks a related question in another thread today,

    Whites famously decamped for nearby states after selling their property for a relatively large amount, then promptly started agitating for the same liberal policies that sank Cali. What happened to conservative Californians?
     
  52. @Alden
    And here I thought German women were average attractive to very pretty. Probably 350-400 pds

    German women

    Heidi Beirich is also not just any old American of German ancestry. She has a German-born-and-raised mother. Her mother’s maiden name, Paschmann, is also the name of a chain of grocery stores in the Ruhrgebiet area of Germany.

    Depending on the mother’s age at marriage in 1961 (to Mr. Beirich of Kansas/Denver), she may even remember the war (if, say, 25 or over at marriage; the father was 27 or 28 on the wedding day). Even if a little young to really remember the war, Heidi Beirich’s mother was of age to have been exposed to the intense de-Nazification of the late 1940s — the psychological conditioning of an occupied people, huddled for warmth in their ruined cities with starvations and things on the margins (which tapered off, IIRC, in 1948).

    So here is a thought: Heidi Beirich as an example of Blowback to the late-1940s US policy of intense denazification.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Maybe of interest -- Heidi Beirich's mother's hometown voting patterns today:

    Her mother's hometown is in the present-day voting district of "Bundestagswahlkreis Duisburg I" [168,000 voters on the rolls as of 2017]. The district usually votes Social Democrat (SPD) with a strong CDU base. In 2016 and since, though, voters across Germany turned against the SPD-CDU duopoloy that has co-administered Germany under most of Madman Merkel rule (and oversaw the 2015-16 migrant disaster). In this district (Duisburg I), there was a net move of 12% from SPD-CDU to the right-wing parties with a nationalist component.

    "Duisburg I" re-elected a woman named Bärbel Bas to represent them in the Bundestag. Frau Bas (born May 1968) is actually about the same age as Heidi Beirich (born July 1967). A glance at Bas' biography also shows she and Beirich have led somewhat parallel, political lives even if across oceans -- though Beirich is much more extreme. (Bas was involved in local politics in her area as an SPD'er beginning about 1990; Beirich was doing her left-wing political science PhD in the 1990s, before linking up with the SPLC; Bas describes on her website that she was one of six children, but herself has none, though she is married; Beirich is unmarried and no children.)

    Anyway, here are the totals for Zweitstimmen in the Sept. 2017 in Bundestagswahlkreis Duisburg I (from which Heidi's mother came):

    -- 58% for Establishment and Merkelites [a net loss of 12 points from 2013]
    - SPD, 32%
    - CDU, 26%

    -- 22% for Rightists (various kinds) and Nationalists [+11 points]
    - AfD, 11%
    - FDP, 10% (this party actually sits approx. between the 'Establishment' and 'Right-Wing,' but when the cards were down, they are reliable -- they refused a Green and Merkelite drive for more Islamic aslyum seekers in 2017, derailing the government)
    - 1% several other minor right-wing parties (NPD, Volksabstimmung, Freie Wähler, ÖDP [the 'right-wing green party'], Deutsche Mitte.

    -- 17% for Leftists and strongly pro-Ethnoreplacement parties [+1 point due to gains by the Turko-Islamic party]
    - Linke, 9%
    - Greens, 6.6%
    - Allianz Deutscher Demokraten, 1.3% (Turko-Islamic party)
    - Old-line Marxist loyalist parties (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, "Socialist Unity Party of the 4th International," DKP [Detsche Kommunistiche Partei]), 0.3%

    -- Others, 3% (mainly single-issue and oddball parties like the Animal Protection Party and the one whose only platform item is UBI, and joke parties like the Pirates); a total of 1.7% of votes cast were 'spoiled ballots,' many of which were probably done so in protest.

    _____________

    I can guess which category Beirich would be in.

  53. @Hail

    German women
     
    Heidi Beirich is also not just any old American of German ancestry. She has a German-born-and-raised mother. Her mother's maiden name, Paschmann, is also the name of a chain of grocery stores in the Ruhrgebiet area of Germany.

    Depending on the mother's age at marriage in 1961 (to Mr. Beirich of Kansas/Denver), she may even remember the war (if, say, 25 or over at marriage; the father was 27 or 28 on the wedding day). Even if a little young to really remember the war, Heidi Beirich's mother was of age to have been exposed to the intense de-Nazification of the late 1940s -- the psychological conditioning of an occupied people, huddled for warmth in their ruined cities with starvations and things on the margins (which tapered off, IIRC, in 1948).

    So here is a thought: Heidi Beirich as an example of Blowback to the late-1940s US policy of intense denazification.

    Maybe of interest — Heidi Beirich’s mother’s hometown voting patterns today:

    Her mother’s hometown is in the present-day voting district of “Bundestagswahlkreis Duisburg I” [168,000 voters on the rolls as of 2017]. The district usually votes Social Democrat (SPD) with a strong CDU base. In 2016 and since, though, voters across Germany turned against the SPD-CDU duopoloy that has co-administered Germany under most of Madman Merkel rule (and oversaw the 2015-16 migrant disaster). In this district (Duisburg I), there was a net move of 12% from SPD-CDU to the right-wing parties with a nationalist component.

    “Duisburg I” re-elected a woman named Bärbel Bas to represent them in the Bundestag. Frau Bas (born May 1968) is actually about the same age as Heidi Beirich (born July 1967). A glance at Bas’ biography also shows she and Beirich have led somewhat parallel, political lives even if across oceans — though Beirich is much more extreme. (Bas was involved in local politics in her area as an SPD’er beginning about 1990; Beirich was doing her left-wing political science PhD in the 1990s, before linking up with the SPLC; Bas describes on her website that she was one of six children, but herself has none, though she is married; Beirich is unmarried and no children.)

    Anyway, here are the totals for Zweitstimmen in the Sept. 2017 in Bundestagswahlkreis Duisburg I (from which Heidi’s mother came):

    [MORE]

    — 58% for Establishment and Merkelites [a net loss of 12 points from 2013]
    – SPD, 32%
    – CDU, 26%

    — 22% for Rightists (various kinds) and Nationalists [+11 points]
    – AfD, 11%
    – FDP, 10% (this party actually sits approx. between the ‘Establishment’ and ‘Right-Wing,’ but when the cards were down, they are reliable — they refused a Green and Merkelite drive for more Islamic aslyum seekers in 2017, derailing the government)
    – 1% several other minor right-wing parties (NPD, Volksabstimmung, Freie Wähler, ÖDP [the ‘right-wing green party’], Deutsche Mitte.

    — 17% for Leftists and strongly pro-Ethnoreplacement parties [+1 point due to gains by the Turko-Islamic party]
    – Linke, 9%
    – Greens, 6.6%
    – Allianz Deutscher Demokraten, 1.3% (Turko-Islamic party)
    – Old-line Marxist loyalist parties (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, “Socialist Unity Party of the 4th International,” DKP [Detsche Kommunistiche Partei]), 0.3%

    — Others, 3% (mainly single-issue and oddball parties like the Animal Protection Party and the one whose only platform item is UBI, and joke parties like the Pirates); a total of 1.7% of votes cast were ‘spoiled ballots,’ many of which were probably done so in protest.

    _____________

    I can guess which category Beirich would be in.

  54. @Hail
    Note, the first pic was supposed to be this:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIF1VVIUUAAkvkk.png

    -- but the host, CIS, blocks hotlinking.

    (CIS, which profiled Beirich in Aug. 2018: "SPLC's Heidi Beirich: A Character Assassin Under the Banner of 'Peace, Respect, and Understanding'.")

    I do believe it is one of the most flattering pictures ever taken of Miss Beirich.

    They are the modern Big Brother, Stalinist thought police. They need to be taken down

    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @Hail

    modern Big Brother
     
    I see someone has made an "SPLC's Potok as 1984 villain" image:

    https://i0.wp.com/www.occidentaldissent.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/1-SPLC-Potok-as-1984-villain.jpg

    Earliest appearance on Internet I find is Occidental Dissent, March 2017, just before Mark Potok's as-yet-unexplained purge.

    The following is a curious twist is Potok's and Beirich's story. Found online in April 2017 (League of the South website):

    Mark Potok no longer at SPLC. Heidi Beirich fired him a month ago.
     
    Mark Potok's LinkedIn indeed lists him as an SPLC'er from 1997 to March 2017.

    Maybe there are twenty-year term limits for left-wing US political commissars? (As Heidi Beirich also went down after her twenty-year mark.)
  55. She is an expert on the “neo-confederate” movement? That is kind of like being an expert on people who think they are members of the Justice League. What is it, like, five people, if that? And the organisation they purport to be a part of does not exist at all. Talk about a narrow specialty.

    More plausibly, she may be an expert on people who actually understand history and aren’t ashamed of their heritage. The kind of people who are okay with Andrew Jackson’s portrait on currency and who think razing civilian lands during war is an ethically shaky proposition. She apparently investigates such people by hanging around barbecues and restaurants, eating fifty pounds of hush puppies, okra, fried catfish, pulled pork, and cornbread at each meal.

  56. @Redneck farmer
    No matter how incompetent their replacements are, the SPLC will be quoted like it knows what it's talking about.

    It’s pure rational astrology–various people need an authoritative source for who’s a hate group, SPLC provides that service, so their obvious failures don’t matter. It’s like bond rating agencies, lie detector tests, and diversity training–everyone knows they’re just this side of Ouija boards, but there’s an institutional need for them, so we go ahead and use them anyway.

  57. @Alden
    She’s lying. By 1980 Orange and San Diego county were turning left for various reasons. The conservatism on its way out by the time she was in high school.

    And since 1958 every high school history book in California public high schools was full of McCarthy was a Nazi persecutor of liberals and anti free speech, the Hollywood Ten Martyrs Roosevelt was a combination of fairy godmother and Jesus, evil isolationist Lindbergh and others in the 1930s, the holy crusade against evil Nazis evil southerners lynching blacks and evil segregation MLK and black worship, the entire liberal brainwashing of the public schools.

    By 1980 Orange and San Diego county were turning left for various reasons.

    Any further particular thoughts on the “various reasons”?

    Commenter bomag asks a related question in another thread today,

    Whites famously decamped for nearby states after selling their property for a relatively large amount, then promptly started agitating for the same liberal policies that sank Cali. What happened to conservative Californians?

  58. @GavinCato
    They are the modern Big Brother, Stalinist thought police. They need to be taken down

    modern Big Brother

    I see someone has made an “SPLC’s Potok as 1984 villain” image:

    Earliest appearance on Internet I find is Occidental Dissent, March 2017, just before Mark Potok’s as-yet-unexplained purge.

    The following is a curious twist is Potok’s and Beirich’s story. Found online in April 2017 (League of the South website):

    Mark Potok no longer at SPLC. Heidi Beirich fired him a month ago.

    Mark Potok’s LinkedIn indeed lists him as an SPLC’er from 1997 to March 2017.

    Maybe there are twenty-year term limits for left-wing US political commissars? (As Heidi Beirich also went down after her twenty-year mark.)

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