Posts Tagged ‘hypocrisy’

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.”

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“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.

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

No hypocrisy there either.

 

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The Many (White) Faces of the SPLC

January 24, 2015

It’s always informative to peruse the Southern Poverty Law Center’s web site, as you never know what you’ll find. Here’s what the Senior Program Staff page of the Who We Are tab looks like:

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We found it a bit odd that there were so many missing photos, as it sure left a lot of white space on the page. Just out of curiosity we simply Googled the names and found photos for everyone.

So here, in no particular order, are the missing faces of the SPLC’s Senior Program Staff, click on any image to enlarge it:

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As it turns out, if the web designers at the SPLC actually had filled in all the missing photos there would still be a lot of white space on the page.

No doubt even the most die-hard donors would catch on if all of the photos were published.

Twenty-one of the SPLC’s Senior Staffers are white, or about 88% of the team. Seems a bit odd for “the nation’s leading civil rights organization,” especially since its headquarters are located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King’s own Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the American Civil Rights Movement.

When you account for the fact that four of the Senior Staffers, including two of the three blacks on the team, live out-of-state, the percentage of white staff in Montgomery jumps to 95%. The sole exception is Lecia Brooks, who works as a fundraiser. Ms. Brooks joined the SPLC in 2004 and has never broken into the ranks of highest paid officers, even when the list included salaries as paltry as $70,000 a year.

Still and all, as dismal as the diversity of the Senior Staff is, it’s better than the makeup of the SPLC’s executive officer team, which is composed 100% of white millionaires, just as it has been for every year since the SPLC opened for business in 1971.

Even the SPLC’s “Teaching Tolerance” program, which purports to promote diversity in the K-12 classroom, is led by whites, as it has been since its inception in 1991.

“Diversity,” like taxes, it seems, is for the little people. No hypocrisy here, SPLC.

SPLC — Feel the Love

January 22, 2015

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center re-posted a news item on its “Hatewatch” blog.

Man Described as ‘Doomsday Prepper’ Dies in Fiery Standoff with Police,” reads the lurid headline.

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The article describes a recent event where an apparently mentally unstable man allegedly went on a shooting spree from inside his mobile home after his girlfriend moved out on him earlier in the day.

Ted Lancer allegedly began shooting indiscriminately around 10:30 PM, police were called, and Lancer allegedly set his mobile home on fire and shot himself 45 minutes later.

A tragedy? Yes. A terrifying event for the neighborhood? Indisputably. A life-and-death situation for the police and other First Responders? Without a doubt.

A “hate incident” worthy of a place on the “Hatewatch” blog? Think about it.

There are no reports that Mr. Lancer made any racist remarks or threats against any groups, or that he was a Nazi, Skinhead or Klansman. His neighbors all appear to be white working class people in the news footage.

All we have is one neighbor claiming he was “a doomsday prepper,” which, if it is even true, is not a crime and certainly not a “hate crime.”

Another neighbor swears he heard “3,000 rounds of ammunition” cooking off in the subsequent fire. Shouldn’t law enforcement have an opportunity to examine the scene and present statements based on actual evidence?

“It’s not clear if the gunman, who was firing at his neighbors’ homes, actually fired at officers who responded, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Dawson told Hatewatch.”

Despite author Bill Morlin’s hyperbolic claims of a “fiery siege,” it doesn’t look like the police even fired their weapons during the 45-minute standoff. They simply had to keep their heads down like everyone else until the fire consumed the last of the ammunition.

So where’s the “hate”?

We asked Mr. Morlin this question in the Comments section of his article, but apparently our post was found lacking by the moderators.

What’s really mind-blowing are the comments posted by the SPLC’s “anti-hate” preaching followers.

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At least one SPLC follower had the humanity to lament the loss of the man’s dog.

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According to the SPLC’s infamous “Hate Map” fundraising tool:

All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”

It seems pretty obvious to us that smarmy comments about “home-schooled” “chrischuns” are specifically designed malign entire classes of people, yet the moderators on the “Hatewatch” blog had no problem at all accepting this blatantly hate-filled vitriol.

Remember, every single comment on the blog is approved by the SPLC.

A sad, sick man is dead and, as usual, the fundraisers at the Southern Poverty Law Center want to peddle it to their “Progressive” donor base.

Vaya con dinero, SPLC. Whatever turns a dollar.


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