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SPLC — Putting the Hype in Hypocrisy

June 19, 2019

In recent days the Internet has been buzzing breathlessly with the news that rapper 21 Savage cut a check for $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center in appreciation for its work to get him released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in February.

The rapper, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was brought to the US legally in 2005 by his British parents, who, like millions of other illegal immigrants, simply overstayed their visas. Abraham-Joseph was picked up while driving in Atlanta on February 3.

The SPLC and several other organizations lost little time jumping on the bandwagon to free the famed rapper. Free publicity such as this is just too good to pass up. Apparently, their efforts paid off and 21 Savage was released from detention and, to show his gratitude, wrote a check for $25 grand to the SPLC and the hype machinery ground into full gear.

According to its most recent online tax forms, the SPLC took in $110 million dollars in 2018, on top of $130 million in 2017. The company’s assets now exceed half a billion dollars.

The SPLC takes in $301,000 in donations a day, or $25,000 every two hours, all day, every day of the year.

According to one source, 21 Savage is worth at least $8 million. His check for $25,000 represents .3% of his fortune and a micro-fraction of what he would have paid an immigration lawyer.

To put it into perspective, the US Median Household Income for 2018 was $61,372. Three-tenths of one percent of that figure comes to $184.11. Big deal.

The money means nothing to either party, but that didn’t stop the SPLC from making claims that the pittance will somehow “provide vital resources for detained immigrants.”

21 Savage

“Vital resources” for a company with $500 million in cash on hand.

Even more ironic, (a term that is synonymous with SPLC), is the fact that the Law Center recently cooked up a new category of “hate group” product with which to terrorize and outrage its Progressive donor base: Male Supremacy.

“Male supremacy is a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women,” according to the SPLC.

“Male supremacy misrepresents all women as genetically inferior, manipulative and stupid and reduces them to their reproductive or sexual function — with sex being something that they owe men and that can or even should be coerced out of them. Driven by a biological analysis of women as fundamentally inferior to men, male supremacists malign women specifically for their gender.”

Sounds nasty, no? As it turns out, even a casual review of 21 Savage’s rap lyrics reveals dozens of “songs” that denigrate women as “bitches” and “hoes,” describe the joys of feeding said bitches date rape drugs and giving them the slapping around they richly deserve. (We soon lost count of the number of references to “n*gg*s, drugs and murder lacing the artist’s creations.)

No male supremacy there. The SPLC scooped up the misogynist’s check and even posed for propaganda photos with it. No hypocrisy there.

But then again, this is the same “civil rights advocacy” company that makes money on the sale of every copy of the “I am So Sick of White Guys” coloring book. It says so right on the front cover.

Sick-of-White-Guys-book

“10% of all sales will be donated to the SPLC”

No hypocrisy there either.

 

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