The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group

The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group

Shutting down people you don’t agree with
is about as un-American as you can get. Rigorous debate, honest discussion, open exchange
of ideas—that’s the American way. But free thinking and speech are threatened
today by a group with a sweet-sounding name that conceals a nefarious purpose. This group is called the Southern Poverty
Law Center, or SPLC. Originally founded as a civil-rights law firm
in 1971, the SPLC reinvented itself in the mid-‘80s as a political attack group. Every year now it produces a new list of people
and charities it claims are “extremists” and “haters.” Aided by glowing coverage from the establishment
media, the SPLC’s hate list has become a weapon for taking individuals and groups they
disagree with and tarring them with ugly associations. The SPLC employs a two-pronged strategy. First: find a handful of crazies, with barely
any followers, no address, and no staff, and blow them up into a dangerous movement — proof
that there are neo-Nazis lurking everywhere. On their notorious “Hate Map,” the SPLC
lists 917 separate hate groups in the U.S.! No one has even heard of more than a handful
of them. The second strategy of the SPLC is to undermine
legitimate political voices that they oppose, by associating them with extremists like the
KKK. Take the charity known as the Alliance Defending
Freedom. The SPLC lists them as a “hate group.” Is that fair? Well, the ADF has a network of 3,000 attorneys
from all across the U.S. who’ve donated more than a million volunteer hours in defense
of religious liberty. They’ve had a role in 49 victories at the
U.S. Supreme Court. Putting the Alliance Defending Freedom on
a list with 130 Ku Klux Klan chapters is not only wrong, it’s malicious. According to the SPLC, one of the most influential
social scientists in the U.S.— Charles Murray —is a, quote, “white nationalist.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, perhaps the most eloquent
spokesperson for the rights of Muslim women, is, to the SPLC, a “toxic… anti-Muslim
extremist.” Scores of other individuals and charities
active in mainstream conservative or religious causes have likewise been branded by the Southern
Poverty Law Center as threats to society. Mind you, it is entirely fair to disagree
with any of those folks. But it is utterly unfair to call them haters
or extremists. The largest category listed by the SPLC as extremists — with 623 entries — covers groups like the Tea Party organizations that are wary
of centralized government. Last time we checked, favoring smaller government
was a mainstream and perfectly honorable American tradition. What is not honorable is the course prescribed
by a leader of the SPLC, Mark Potok, who was caught on video proclaiming the organization’s
true intentions. He told a group of supporters, quote, “the
press will describe us as ‘monitoring hate groups’…. I want to say plainly that our aim in life
is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.” Portraying someone with political views different
from your own as a public menace…is bullying. And it’s a dangerous game. Instead of reducing hate and violence, the
SPLC’s name-calling directly incites it. In March 2017, Charles Murray was trying to
discuss his acclaimed book Coming Apart at Middlebury College when he was violently attacked
by protesters inflamed by the SPLC’s labeling of him as a racist. A professor escorting Murray ended up in the
hospital. In 2012, a gunman attempted mass murder at
the Family Research Council, and failed only because the first man he shot managed to disarm
him. The attacker told the police he acted because
the SPLC had listed the Family Research Council as a hate group. It’s a vicious irony: while promoting itself
as a monitor of “hate groups,” the SPLC has in practice become a fomenter of hate. Yet the group rolls on, bigger than ever. What keeps them going? For one thing, the establishment media constantly
quote them. Scare stories about right-wing stormtroopers
are a sure way to attract eyeballs, and fit nicely with the media’s own preconceptions
of the “dangerous reactionaries” lurking out there in middle America. Second, alarmism is a great fundraising technique. Convincing people there are fascists everywhere
has turned the SPLC into a cash machine. Last year, the group hustled $50 million dollars
out of frightened liberal donors, adding to the $368 million dollars of assets they were
already sitting on. So, the next time you see the Southern Poverty
Law Center quoted in the news, just remember: the masterminds behind the SPLC aren’t eliminating
hate; they are fueling it. I’m Karl Zinsmeister for Prager University.

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

100 thoughts on “The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group

  1. SPLC isn't a credible source of anything, I chuckle when I hear someone cite them as a source. More people need to challenge people who use them to support an argument. Anything said by DPLC after 1989 is suspect.

  2. Thank god we have Trump as President or no one would know anything about any of this crap because Obama hid everything, thats what the left does

  3. Just like Antifa is in FACT THE definition of what a fascist is and it's what they CLAIM they're fighting against. They are incredibly daft imbeciles. Adorably stupid. Laughable. 😄

  4. They are a group controlled by Satan. They sued my family out of business under the disguise of “helping the poor”, and have sued hundreds of other businesses in this country. They are extreme leftists who hate God, family, constitution and freedom.

  5. I contributed to the SPLC many times over the last 30 or 40 years. My typical donation was $100, always a significant bite from my lower working-class income. Those donations are a thing of the past. I gradually realized I was seeing what you allege. Further, it became plain that shaking money out of people like me had become the primary purpose of SPLC and inflicting the internal churn was the chief technique. That's too bad because there are still plenty of poor people who suffer injustice for lack of affordable legal representation. Equally sad is that there appears to be no remedy coming from the political right.

  6. The SPLC is simply a socialist/globalist fanatical group of zealots whose goal is to take over the U.S. for their own purposes, by any means necessary.

  7. There is nothing “southern” or “poverty” about this hate group. They malign anyone or any group that disagrees with them.

  8. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was mutilated by radical Muslim extremists, even just by saying that she was they say she is a radical… She's actually a great speaker that the left could learn something from.

  9. Ok let me get this right.
    Rich or (very well off) people get the poor people (the real poor and college losers) to become violent and ignorant and fight against free speech. The "MAN" makes too much cash. Give it up or you will 'pay'
    In my great state OKLAHOMA there are jobs all over town. And lots of homeless.
    We have three major homeless centers that can help one to move up. Yes move up. Free food. Free pantries. Free clothes.
    Maybe poor college students can work for a fast food or landscaping or cleaning office buildings at nite.
    My youngest of six kids grew up in a three bedroom house with two brothers mama uncle lesley five dogs and two cats in the southside
    If okc. She now attends UCO.
    I work six days a week at the body shop for the past 24 yrs. At 57 i can still produce for my famiy.
    Lori is in higher education by the benifit of the people of Oklahoma.
    Where do you get your higher education from ? Hard work and sacrifice. Lazy yankees.

  10. Oh almost forgot. Since Trump has been in office we have had to hire more help. There is lots of jobs everywhere. Okc my turf is building more roads and small buisness is cropping up all over town. BIG buisness. I love it. Trump is infact making AMERICA prosperous.

  11. Unfortunately the Democrats don't believe in the freedom of speech Liberty democracy or the Freedom they only use it to undermine every American citizen in their great country the ideology that they push is the ideology of the globalists and the illetas but make out they are speaking for the most poorest and deprived people of their country only using them to promote indifference hatred within their country and eventually the downfall of the Constitution of America these are the people that when you vote for the Democrats this is the agenda they have have to take away the values the hard work of the American people and hand it into the hands of those who do not want to contribute but only want you to give them what you have have what you have worked for strive for or another accumulated over the years II's for getting out there and contributing to your nation they believe that should be taken away from you and they have an agenda believing they should share it out among everyone else and when I was no more to be shared out that will take the last of what you've got not just from those of the giving it to but those who used to have it as well yes this is their dream of a socialist communist regime that they push on the behalf of their new Masters the bilderbergs the globalists and the illetas who want to see see the seizure of the assets for Citizens of their countries and the redistribution of the wealth to The Ruling Class

  12. They are not concerned about squelching actual hate. When they say "hate", it's primary definition is "Give us more power."

  13. This is what the left is all about. I think of The Bill Maher show as an old fashioned kkk rally myself. The groups they hate have changed but it's basically the same thing.

  14. The SPLC information is used by law enforcement agencies like the Virginia Department of Corrections. The SPLC labeled libertarian talk show host Neil Boortz an extremist because he supported abolishing the income tax and replacing it with the Fair Tax legislation. The SPLC is a bunch of media-sanctioned radicals. They have no honor or integrity.

  15. The SPWC itself has become an anti-Christian, anti-libertarian hate group. I'll say that again: THE SPWC IS A BIGOTED, PREJUDICED-DRIVEN HATE GROUP THAT INSIGHTS VIOLENCE AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES FOR IDEOLOGICAL PURPOSES. Oh, wait, that makes them a terrorist group. Imagine that.

  16. Remember, one of the first, most basic, and most important thing which Leftists seek to control, is the control, and use of language. with the use of language they can create, and control perception. Regrettably, perception is reality. One of the biggest dangers is the fact that too many people want to be told the lies they want to believe, they have no interest in the truth.. For those that do the truth is out there; Animal Farm, 1984…

  17. I admire and love the way PagerU can openingly, objectively, honestly, and calmly discuse any questionable or debateable issues of these times, without allowing emotions especially anger like so many other media broadcasters typically do based on unverifiable "facts". Its a sign of mature, sage minds.

  18. The SPLC has declared all of my favourite groups “hateful”. Talk about race and I.Q. in an honest way and suddenly you’re a bigot

  19. The only “liberties” the Left cares about, is the freedom to shut down anyone who disagrees with their twisted, hateful castration of our God given freedoms. Period.

  20. You know what group is a civil rights group that actually gets the job done? JUDICIAL WATCH! They only sue or brand someone as dangerous if that person has violated the law and the constitution, or is legitimately a domestic threat.

  21. Well I hate to inform you but the ADL actually works withe FBI & Local & Federal Law enforcement to determine what Hate Crimes are & whos doing the hating. If Trump was real he would have put an end to this day 1. The show must go on.

  22. The left are the Nazis and the fascists they claim everyone else are there are always the ones that are trying to shut down everyone that doesn't agree with them and attacking everyone with violence it doesn't agree with them

  23. The splc are one of the biggest hate groups in America by the way Winston Churchill said the fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists

  24. Isn't it funny how the left always yells about Nazis and fascists but hides the fact that Nazis and fascists are actually politically on the left which by the way is easily proven

  25. So how do we tear down the SPLC? How do we diminish it's negative impact on our society? And finally, how do we punish those who are responsible for this hate group?

  26. PragerU
    What's wrong with being a hater or extremist if you're right? Do you hate pedophiles? Does that make you an extremist?

  27. Of course wanting smaller government is hate: our government gives endless benefits to those deemed of the proper race and sex and less government means less of the racist and sexist benefits.

  28. SPLC has long been a left-leaning group that works to undermine Americans it doesn't agree with by labeling them as "hate groups" or even terrorists. No doubt Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC, has pointed at one or two actual bad players over time, but that appears to be the cover while they undermine many fine Americans with their labeling and accusations.

  29. What does the SPLC say abou t ANTIFA? ANTIFA says they are against violence… and a group of them will burn riot and beat individuals that dont agree with them.

  30. For anyone old enough to remember it, the SPLC is like that old Dr. Pepper commercial. "I'm a racist, she's a racist, he's a racist. Wouldn't you like you like to be a racist to?"

  31. I thought you were going to say Antifa , the fascists who pretend that they are fighting fascists and so obvious about it . People watch their dreadful behaviour regularly on TV but are very slow to see them for what they are and I fail to understand why .

  32. SPLC now so powerful that people are afraid to criticise them . And I'll bet that all that money is being used or abused by some of those fascists because people like that would not be able to resist it .

  33. If the SPLC runs out of hate groups to monitor they no longer have a reason to exist and that is cash out of highly paid lawyers pockets so they will always find new hate groups they make up. Its called self interest.

  34. We invited God back into our country and his will is being done here on Earth as it is in heaven. Allow Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior and thank him for paying the debt caused by your future sins with his blood, everyday

  35. Are you kidding???? Liberals LOVE “free speech”! You are FREE to AGREE WITH THEM and speak about AGREEING WITH THEM as much as you like!

  36. Heh, I thought this one would end up being about ANTIFA. On the plus side, compared to most PragerU videos this one has a proportionally low number of dislikes, so it seems a good number of people on both sides agree with this one.

  37. The SPLC and the ADL do not label this as leftwing terrorism, or a hate crime.(see video below) But they do label a 7 year old asian kid drawing a swastika at a playground a "right wing, white supremacist TERROR" incident, one of the "crimes" that they use to say that white supremacy is the BIGGEST terror threat.

  38. I'd love to somehow trick the SPLC into accidentally adding themselves on their list of hate groups. Not sure how, but it would be amazing to see.

  39. All anti hate groups are riddled with bitterness and hate, violence and destruction. They are very aware of the own physical, mental and social shortfalls.

  40. This video is controlled opposition, and it exists so that Ashkenazi gasbags control both sides of an engineered and highly polarizing dialectic.

  41. I have 2 problems with this video. 1 You don't introduce yourself at the beginning. This is a small but important thing as it helps to establish the credibility of the speaker and his qualifications to speak on the subject. 2 you mention where someone was "caught on tape" and then proceeded to quote from that recording. What you should have done is shown the recording of the quote including giving the context of that segment of video.

  42. It wasn’t the splc, but some other website that lists “hate groups” labeled my denomination, the church of the Nazarene, as a “hate group”. My church, the one that was one of the first church denominations to allow gay pastors to preach. My church, the one that sends millions, if not billions, of dollars of money and humans over to Africa and Asia and everywhere else in the world. My church, the one that gives huge sums of money to charity and runs charity. My church, the one that’s actively trying to help on the reservations. My church, the one committed to Holiness unto the Lord. And that PISSES ME OFF. My church tries to only help people and help them know the lord. Yes, we have those who are stingy and spiteful. Every church denomination does. I don’t know, I’m just really angry with that. Agree or disagree with me, my church isn’t a hate group, just like the kkk isn’t a love group.

  43. Typical left wing tactic. "What they accuse you of is what they are actually doing." Its never failed and probably never will.

  44. Trump should crack down on this organization and have them pay reparations to all the people they flagged on their "hate list".

  45. The happy interesting thing is when you discovered the philosofer that created fascism, copied it from marxism and he was a socialist. 😀 All problems come from socialism. NazionalSocialism, Comunism, Fascism 😀 We are free since our fathers love each other (or not) and we became life. Socialism says you are not free, your ideals, dreams, aspirations and freedom belong to the government!! WTF!

  46. Does the 1st amendment protect them from calling people/groups hate-groups?

    If not or it is a gray area, would you please educate me a little?

    I'm familiar with the not telling fire in a crowded theater aspect and understand that to spread to any speech that will directly lead to violence.

    Thanks in advance.

  47. It's hilarious how the left act just like Nazis and fascists always trying to shut down those that don't agree with them but then again if you do the research you'll find that Nazism and fascism are politically on the left

  48. The left often uses Nazi and fascist tactics like accusing others of that which they themselves are guilty and telling lies and making them big lies and telling them often until someone believes them

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