Skip to comments.The Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Posted on 04/26/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT by marktwain
With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, many liberals exploited the actions of one deranged individual to tar millions of patriotic Americans as extremists and potential terrorists.
Bill Clinton said that it was legitimate to draw "parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today."
The mainstream media and liberal commentators are awash with news stories like Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the riseand on the march in Newsweek.
In an excellent piece What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative? the Washington Examiners Chief Washington Correspondent Byron York notes that Many of the claims that extremism is on the rise in America originate in research done by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based group that for nearly 40 years has tracked what it says is the growing threat of intolerance in the United States.
The SPLC is not only taken seriously by the liberal media, but also by the Department of Homeland Security. When they issued their now infamous report on Right Wing Extremists that warned disgruntled military veterans will become potential terrorists, they quoted a SPLC report entitled "A Few Bad Men" that claims racists are infiltrating the military.
Coincidentally, "A Few Bad Men" appeared as the SPLC attacked the American Legion for its support of immigration enforcement, which they called "Legionnaires' Disease."
This is indicative of what the SPLC is really about. Instead of monitoring hate and extremism, they are concerned with tarring patriotic Americans who oppose their left wing agenda as haters and extremists.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
The SPLC has done nothing to stem the proliferation of extremist Muslim terror training camps in the US.
Leftist LIARS will do ... two boys and their dog working out of their garage being fronted as someone important by the DNC lapdog media.
Who knew ...
It’s sad they seem not to know the KKK was a bunch of Democrats, and still is, for that matter.
They are a communist front group.
I’m proud to say the SLPC hates my novels.
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista review by the Southern Poverty Law Center
Books on the Right: A Nativist’s Paranoid Vision by Susy Buchanan
In 1973, a Frenchman named Jean Raspail wrote a bitter and paranoid novel about the “invasion” of his native land by starving Third World refugees. The book was a racist vision of the consequences of non-white immigration, aided and abetted, in the author’s view, by the weak-minded liberals who failed to resist it. For almost 35 years, The Camp of the Saints has been a Bible to the radical right.
Now, courtesy of former Navy SEAL Matthew Bracken, comes the American version, a portrait of the apocalypse Bracken fears will overtake America thanks to undocumented immigration from the south. The book is a fictionalized version of the Aztlan conspiracy theory, the idea that Mexico is secretly planning a “reconquista” (reconquering) of the seven states of the Southwest, that now animates large swaths of the anti-immigration movement. It’s being plugged on extremist websites, in gun magazines and similar electronic venues, and on immigrant-bashing radio shows like Peter Boyles’ program on KHOW-AM in Denver.
This isn’t the first angry, self-published novel from Bracken. His new book, Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista, is the second in a series that began with another paranoid fantasy about gun control and evil agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a favorite bete noire of the extreme right. His latest book, marked by an enthusiastic interest in busty women, is a xenophobe’s racy vision of hell.
[A long detailed plot summary with numerous “spoilers” is snipped here. It can be read at the SPLC link.]
Domestic Enemies plods along between the over-the-top action sequences. Bracken oversexualizes his gun-loving heroine, devoting as much prose to her breasts as he does her weapons, which is a lot, and many minor players come off as one-dimensional caricatures. But a sexy heroine shooting guns of varying calibers at liberal, communist, open-borders villains in a world destroyed by immigration and multiculturalism is an irresistible fantasy for the audience this genre of fiction attracts, no matter the novel’s numerous flaws.
Of course, this fictionalization is hardly necessary, even for those given to this kind of thing. All one need do is listen to real-life zealots like Glenn Spencer, head of the hate group American Border Patrol, who puts it like this: “Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions. When it blows up, they can’t say we didn’t tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A. We’re [talking] about la reconquista.”
"It is better to spoken ill of than not at all".
So at least you're not being ignored.
The first rule of the left...lie.
SPLC and VPC have your name in solid gold on the top of their s@!t lists, don’t they? LOL! You da man!
They have to.
If they were honest about their agenda and their attitudes towards others,
they’d get about 10% approval and votes.
I sense a pattern. A year or two ago I read another scathing-yet-sophomoric critique of you work by a panicky liberal, and he seemed obsessed with the fact that your female protagonist had breasts. His tone implied that there was something wrong with that.
Oreily has the SPLC on his show just like they were a normal, mainstream group.
I’m proud of their negative review, I even put it on my reviews page.
Thats the SPLC in a nutshell. The Lord of the Rings is racist, but a group called The Race is not. Patriotic Tea Partiers are potential terrorists, but actual terrorists like Bill Ayers are civil rights organizers.
Outstanding! We knew you were good, but to get panned by that bunch proves it!
I took that breast ref to mean they really couldn’t find fault with the plot or characterizations. Big boobs are featured nowhere in the novel. Ranya might have been described in some man’s thoughts as curvy, but that’s about it. I’m guessing that Susy Buchanan resembles an anorexic Olive Oyl, and she took that type of mild description personally as an insult to herself.
SECRETLY planning??? The La Raza types aren't secretive about it at all.
That is the money quote, and a superb turn of phrase.
When I was growing up, there were two sides of the family politically. My mother's side were Democrats, father's predominately Republicans.
Sad to say, a couple in the family (they are mostly gone now) made racial slurs or seemed prejudiced. They were the Democrat side. Never heard any slurs or racial remarks from the Republican side.
Although that was 40+ years ago, Is it still like that to today?
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