Southern Poverty Law Center propaganda loves nothing more than to smear groups and individuals who disagree with Morris Dees’ left-wing vision of the world. One of its favorite targets is the Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR), and its founder, John Tanton.
Among FAIR’s crimes against humanity, according to the SPLC, were such heinous acts as:
- Encouraging states and localities to adopt “English Only” statutes for official business
- Campaigning in favor of California’s Prop 187, which would deny welfare benefits to illegal aliens
- “Celebrating the passage” of federal laws aimed at reducing the number of illegal aliens entering the country and requiring asylum seekers to remain in custody until the status of their claims could be determined
Pretty dark stuff, no doubt, but it paints a very clear picture of Morris Dees’ political ideology, and hence, the ideology of the SPLC. No matter that all of the above activities are entirely legal and represent the epitome of simple civic participation; Mo doesn’t like it and therefore FAIR is a “hate group.”
The SPLC makes great noise over the fact that FAIR received $1.2 million dollars in donations during the 1980s and early 90s from the Pioneer Fund, a think tank that advocated the entirely legal and legitimate science of eugenics. Every farmer and rancher has employed eugenics since the dawn of civilization, but when applied to humans, feelings are hurt, and therefore a desire to improve human society is stamped “hateful” by Dees & Co.
If the Pioneer Fund’s money is “dirty,” then by extension so is John Tanton and, by association, so is FAIR, under SPLC logic.
On October 25, 2009, Reuters reported the death of Jeffry Picower, a close friend of arch-thief and convicted embezzler, Bernie Madoff. Madoff was convicted of running the largest Ponzi scheme of all time, which ultimately swindled $65 BILLION dollars, mostly from Jewish investors, including Eli Wiesel and Steven Spielberg, wiping out life savings and bankrupting numerous charitable organizations.
Jeffry Picower was identified as the biggest winner in the Madoff scheme, and was accused of pocketing over $7 BILLION from the swindle.
Out of that $7 billion, as described by a recent article by Matthew Vadum on the American Spectator website, (see below), $2.9 million dollars were donated to Morris Dees’ Southern Poverty Law Center.
If FAIR is somehow tainted by donations made 25 years ago by an entirely legal and legitimate private group, what does this say about the SPLC, which accepted twice as much money, just since 2005, from a man who made billions from swindling Holocaust survivors and Jewish philanthropic organizations?
Ever since Morris Dees cashed the $5,000 dollar check from the Montgomery KKK in 1962, he’s proven that no money is “too dirty” as long as it’s green.
By Matthew Vadum on 10.26.09 @ 12:21AM
Jeffry Picower, 67, an associate of embezzler Bernard Madoff, was found dead in his swimming pool.
Picower is alleged to have profited handsomely from Madoff’s record-breaking pyramid scheme but that same fraud put Picower’s charity, the Picower Foundation, out of business.
The left-leaning Picower Foundation gave away almost $213 million since 1999, according to a philanthropy database.
The giant foundation had the misfortune to choose Madoff to manage its more than $1 billion in assets.
A sizeable chunk of its funding has gone to abortion groups, including NARAL ($3.2 million), Center for Reproductive Rights ($2.5 million), Planned Parenthood ($2.4 million), and Center for Reproductive Law and Policy ($625,000).
Picower Foundation gave $2.9 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a public interest law firm that uses politically skewed definitions of racism to indoctrinate children while smearing conservatives who question racial preference programs. The foundation also gave $200,000 to Project Vote (a.k.a. Voting for America), an affiliate of the radical Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).