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Alliance of violence: SPLC and Antifa
Latest episode in the history of a disreputable organisation
The disreputable SPLC is back in the news. To nobody’s surprise, a lawyer employed by the Montgomery, Alabama-based corporation registered as a nonprofit was arrested for his participation in Antifa violence. Even less surprising is the lack of condemnation by the SPLC itself, and its media allies.
Long known for profiting from smearing conservatives and inflating the threat of “white supremacy” and sloppy “hate groups” list, the SPLC’s standing among progressives has not diminished despite the 2019 revelations about its shoddy workplace culture and the behaviour of its founder and public face Morris Dees (which had long been an open secret in Alabama). The SPLC is also one of the richest nonprofits in the country, with considerable financial assets stashed abroad.
Conservatives have long pointed out that a relationship exists between the SPLC and Antifa. There is ample evidence to support this. The SPLC employs people who have clear Antifa links, and has never condemned Antifa violence against innocent people. Both Andy Ngo and Eoin Lenihan have talked about the sophisticated organisational links of the radical Left which has been allowed to grow in recent years and constitutes America’s real domestic threat.
Indeed, threat inflation has been part and parcel of not only the SPLC but similar NGOs, the media and Hollywood. Besides defaming conservatives, precisely one reason why the SPLC lists are so shoddy to begin with is because the majority of white nationalist groups on the list are minuscule and have very little in a way of substantial organisation and activity (beyond the Internet). The same applies to the vast majority of black nationalist group which have been listed, except for the Nation of Islam.
Neither is the SPLC alone in its corrupt and dishonest behaviour. Progressive NGOs are that by default - and this includes HRW, CAIR and NIAC. They tend to recruit the same “quality” of people, and indeed many have worked for more than one of these. It’s also a world which takes care of its own - the top brass at least, as judging by the testimonies of ex-SPLC employees they really don’t care all that much for the rights of those they employ.
If Republicans really want to fix America’s problems at home and abroad, they can start with the tax code, specifically the 501(c)(3) category, which allows precisely this kind of disreputable organisation to flourish without accountability.