13-year-old Mary Phagan was raped and strangled by wealthy Atlanta Jewish businessman Leo Frank. The ADL was founded to blame a poor Black custodian, Jim Conley, for the Jew’s crime. Though convicted on incontrovertible evidence, big Jewish money bribed and Jewish media , including the New York Times, bullied lame-duck Georgia Governor John M. Slaton to commute Frank’s death sentence. On August 16, 1915, outraged citizens broke into the jail and lynched the murderer Frank.
100 Reasons Leo Frank Is Guilty
Proving That Anti-Semitism Had Nothing to Do With His Conviction — and Proving That His Defenders Have Used Frauds and Hoaxes for 100 Years
by Bradford L. Huie, The American Mercury, April 26, 2013
American Pravda: the ADL in American Society
From the Leo Frank Case to the Present Day
by Ron Unz, October 15, 2018
Mary Phagan’s Family Opposes Exoneration of Sex Killer Leo Frank
by Mary Phagan-Kea, July 19, 2021
The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 3
The Leo Frank Case–The Lynching of a Guilty Man:
Jewish Privilege—Is it a Hate Crime to Call Roberta Kaplan a "chubby lesbian kike"?
by Dr. E. Michael Jones, Culture Wars, July/August 2019
American Pravda: the ADL in American Society
by Ron Unz, October 15, 2018
"The case of Fr.Leonard Feeney (St. Benedict’s Center) in Boston is a prime example of the ADL directing the FBI."
“If Jurgens' arrest says anything about the non-profit, it's that their offices are a place where hate groups are apparently being cultivated instead of persecuted.”
Washington Free Beacon
A staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-wing organization that publishes a "hate map" targeting conservative groups, is among the agitators arrested on domestic terrorism charges for rioting at a proposed police training center in Atlanta. Authorities arrested Tom Jurgens after the attorney joined more than 30 other black-clad activists who used Molotov cocktails to destroy construction equipment at the construction site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. The FBI has used the SPLC as a resource in identifying domestic terrorists… The riot was a “very violent attack” for the purpose of “anarch”" and “the attempt to destabilize,” Atlanta police chief Darin Schierbaum told the press. Republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp called the attack "domestic terrorism."
Carol Swain PhD, American Thinker
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says its primary mission is to fight hatred, teach tolerance, and seek justice. These are noble goals for most Americans, but this is not a noble organization. It is the exact opposite. Given the SPLC’s power and influence over the media and members of Congress, this once highly-regarded civil rights organization deserves fresh scrutiny. Here are seven reasons why the SPLC fails to serve the public interest:
1. The SPLC ignores basic standards of scientific research in selecting and classifying hate groups and extremists. The SPLC’s definition of “hate” is vague. It defines a hate group as one with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” SPLC President Richard Cohen testified in December 2017 that its assessment of hate is based on opinion, not objective criteria. (See minutes 43-48 of his testimony.)
George Yancy, a University of North Texas sociologist, documented the SPLC’s subjective nature in a 2014 study, “Watching the Watchers.” Yancy said the group’s methodology seemed more geared to mobilizing liberals than cataloguing hate groups.
2. The SPLC uses guilt by association to engage in ad hominem attacks against individuals. Hannah Scherlacher, a Campus Reform worker, found her name listed in the SPLC’s “Anti-LGBT Roundup of Events and Activities” after the conservative Family Research Council interviewed her. Surprisingly, Scherlacher’s interview had nothing to do with LGBT issues. In 2009, soon after I criticized the SPLC for having mission creep, it labeled me “an apologist for white supremacy.”
3. The SPLC ignores threats posed by leftist, anti-American groups such as ANTIFA, ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite the growing threat of jihadist violence, the SPLC has been reluctant to add Islamic groups with terrorist ties to its list of extremists. It also ignored how, in 2004, the FBI found plans for a “grand jihad” in America within the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. Yet, the SPLC has applied the hate label to Muslim critics of Islam, such as Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Both are listed in its Field Guide to Muslim Extremists.
4. The SPLC attacks and smears mainstream public service organizations, including churches, ministries, and various pro-family entities. Targeted organizations include the American Family Association, Alliance Defending Freedom, Act for America, the Center for Immigration Studies, Center for Security Policy, D. James Kennedy Ministries, Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, and the Traditional Values Coalition. These groups are lumped together by the SPLC with the Aryan Nations, KKK, and neo-Nazis. Preposterous.
Note: labelling an organization as a hate group hurts its fundraising and hinders access to credit card-processing vendors, search engine rankings, and ministry partners.
5. The SPLC bashes conservatives while pushing a liberal agenda that empowers and supports leftists, communists, and anarchists. The SPLC regularly bashes President Trump, blaming him for the growth of white nationalism. Their analysis fails to acknowledge that the rise of white nationalism predates the election of Trump by more than two decades. Much of what the president says or does is framed as an attack on civil rights.
Curiously, after violence in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, the SPLC republished a map detailing the location of more than 1,500 Confederate monuments and symbols. Consider the map a field guide for anarchists.
6. The SPLC’s labeling of groups and individuals has inspired acts of violence against its targets. The SPLC is the common thread in two violent hate crimes against conservatives. After the SPLC listed the Family Research Council (FRC) on its hate map, Floyd Lee Corkins II entered FRC headquarters in August 2012 intending to commit mass murder. He was subdued by a security guard who was shot in the process. Likewise, James T. Hodgkinson, who in 2017 shot House Majority Whip Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.), was an SPLC social media fan.
7. The SPLC is an irresponsible public charity. The SPLC has violated the public trust. Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations are expected to operate in a nonpartisan manner with the public interest at heart. The SPLC, however, is a radical activist group dedicated to suppressing political dissent.
As of 2016, the SPLC had $319 million in net assets with $69 million parked in offshore accounts. Despite its name, the SPLC does not fight poverty. Its salaries are bloated, and only a fraction of its annual contributions are used to support its programs. Writing for Philanthropy Roundtable, a nonprofit group informing the public on philanthropic activity and groups, executive director Karl Zinsmeister wrote:
The SPLC is a cash-collecting machine. In 2015 it vacuumed up $50 million in contributions and foundation grants, a tidy addition to its $334 million holdings of cash and securities and its headquarters worth $34 million. They’ve never spent more than 31 percent of the money they were bringing in on programs, and sometimes they spent as little as 18 percent. Most nonprofits spend about 75 percent on programs.
A strong case can be made to strip the SPLC of its nonprofit, tax-exempt status.
Congress and the media need to take a fresh look at the SPLC. It no longer serves the public interest.
In a Feb. 10 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, 20 state attorneys general note that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) “has been utterly discredited as a reliable source.”
The letter concerns the FBI's targeting of traditional Catholics as potential “violent extremists” and its reliance on “hate group” information crafted by the SPLC as detailed in a Jan. 23 FBI memo , which was leaked to the public on Feb. 8.
The memo explains how the FBI Richmond Virginia office is assessing an alleged increase in the association of “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic (RTC) ideology.”
The letter from the attorneys general states, “After defining which Catholics are the dangerous ones, the [FBI] memorandum proposes dealing with those Catholics through ‘the development of sources with access,’ including in ‘places of worship.’”
“In other words, the memorandum proposes recruiting Catholics to enter a sacred house of worship, talk to their fellow Catholics, and report those conversations back to the FBI so that the federal government can keep tabs on the bad Catholics,” state the attorneys general.
“To allocate these ‘sources,’ the document includes an appendix with a list of Catholic ‘hate groups’ that was assembled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),(9) apparently without any independent vetting from the FBI(10),” reads the letter to Wray and Garland.
For the SPLC reference there is a footnote, number 9. The footnote reads, “The memorandum’s reliance on the SPLC is particularly disappointing, given that the SPLC has been utterly discredited as a reliable source. Its founder is said to have 'viewed civil-rights work mainly as a marketing tool for bilking gullible Northern liberals,' and former staffers have confessed that the SPLC has been 'ripping off its donors' by failing to 'live up to the values it espoused.' Bob Moser, The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center, New Yorker (Mar. 21, 2019), https://tinyurl.com/ht6nkfn2.”
The footnote continues, “It should come as no surprise, then, that even the mainstream media has begun to call into question the SPLC’s mission and methods. See, e.g., David Montgomery, Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Judging Hate Fairly?, The Washington Post (Nov. 8, 2018), https://tinyurl.com/mwcj6vuz; Ben Schreckinger, Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way?, Politico (June 28, 2017), https://tinyurl.com/y7zfmxsu.”
The footnote concludes: “Indeed, the FBI at one time recognized this reality, having reportedly dropped the SPLC as a hate-crimes resource in 2014. Valerie Richardson, FBI, Southern Poverty Law Center partnership alarms conservatives, AP News (July 30, 2018), https://tinyurl.com/yckkpt77.”
In the memo, the FBI names nine Catholic organizations, which it headlines, “Southern Poverty Law Center-Defined RTC Hate Groups in the United States.”
Some of the “RTC hate groups” listed include Catholic Family News, Culture Wars/Fidelity Press, The Fatima Crusader/International Fatima Rosary Crusade, The Remnant newspaper, and Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Apparently, none of these organizations has a history of violent extremism or of promoting violence.
Yet the FBI chose to cite them as “nine RTC hate groups operating in the United States in 2021 as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” which apparently “has been utterly discredited as a reliable source.”
by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, August 24, 2020
The Republican National Committee (RNC) approved a resolution repudiating the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the purported “anti-hate” organization that has become a vehicle for smearing conservatives and critics of radical leftism.
The resolution commits the RNC to officially “Refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups.”
The SPLC bills itself as an expert on “hate groups,” maintaining a “hate map” that tracks them around the country. However, the SPLC has repeatedly added mainstream conservative organizations to its list, smearing their reputation and allowing violent far-left criminals to locate and target them.
The RNC resolution notes that the SPLC’s smears “puts conservative groups or voices at risk of attack.”
Conservatives and critics of progressivism that have been smeared by the SPLC include the Family Research Council (which is currently part of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom), the Alliance Defending Freedom, White House speechwriter Stephen Miller, One America News reporter Jack Posobiec, moderate Muslim Maajid Nawaz, and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Nawaz successfully sued the SPLC for falsely labeling him an “anti-Muslim extremist” in 2018, winning a $3.3 million settlement from the organization.
In 2012, far-left radical Floyd Corkins used the SPLC’s “hate map” to locate the offices of the Family Research Council.
He proceeded to the FRC’s offices with a loaded pistol, and opened fire on the office’s security staff before being stopped by an armed guard.
He later told authorities that he planned to kill “as many people as he could” at the FRC, and explained that his crime was politically motivated — he had seen the FRC on the SPLC’s list of “anti-gay” organizations.
by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, March 23, 2019
The Southern Poverty Law Center - the “vicious left-wing attack dog” used by the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon to identify "hate groups" - is unraveling.
A week after co-founder Morris Dees was ousted over sexual misconduct claims - with two dozen employees signing a letter of concern over “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism,” the head of the SPLC, Richard Cohen, as well as the organization's legal director, Rhonda Brownstein, resigned on Friday.
… Inside the SPLC "Scam"
As the Washington Examiner's Beckett Adams writes, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a “scam,” which has taken “no care whatsoever for the reputational and personal harm it causes by lumping Christians and anti-extremist activists with actual neo-Nazis.”
As it turns out, the SPLC is a cynical money-making scheme, according to a former staffer’s blistering tell-all, published this week in the New Yorker. The center’s chief goal is to bilk naive and wealthy donors who believe it's an earnest effort to combat bigotry.
The only thing worse than a snarling partisan activist is a slimy conman who merely pretends to be one. -Washington Examiner
“Outside of work,” recalls Bob Moser of his days working for the organization, “we spent a lot of time drinking and dishing in Montgomery bars and restaurants about … the hyperbolic fund-raising appeals, and the fact that, though the center claimed to be effective in fighting extremism, ‘hate’ always continued to be on the rise, more dangerous than ever, with each year’s report on hate groups. ‘The S.P.L.C.—making hate pay,’ we’d say.”
“[I]t was hard, for many of us, not to feel like we’d become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam,” added Moser.
The way Moser tells it, the center’s chief founder, Morris Dees, who was dismissed unceremoniously last week for unspecified reasons, discovered early on that he could rake in boatloads of cash by convincing “gullible Northern liberals” that his group is doing the hard work of fighting “hate.”
But the center’s supposed mission of combating bigotry doesn’t actually matter to its top brass, Moser says. It’s just a business choice and one that has been extremely lucrative throughout the years. Moser’s article reminds readers of the time Dees actually said of the SPLC in an interview with then-Progressive magazine reporter John Egerton, “We just run our business like a business. Whether you’re selling cakes or causes, it’s all the same.” -Washington Examiner
Moser claims that the SPLC's business model centers entirely around keeping its precious donors in constant fear using gimmicks such as “hate maps” and “hate lists.”… [emphasis original]
Editor's Note: It is ironic that the Jew who exposed the SPLC scam to Gentiles is named “Moser”:
The term for an individual who commits mesirah [informing on a fellow Jew] is moser (מוסר) or mossur. A person who informs on his fellow Jews is considered subject to din moser (law of the informer), which is analogous to din rodef (law of the pursuer, used to justify abortion and assassinating “awake” Gentiles]) in that both prescribe death for the offender.
Halacha and Contemporary Society by Alfred S. Cohen. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. (1984), ISBN 978-0-88125-042-8, pp. 100.
See also Bava Kamma 117a-b: Killing an Informer:
Did the SPLC's 2019 Scandals Sap Its Vast Hoard of Lucre?
by Steve Sailer, Unz Review,October 10, 20202
answer: No, “… the SPLC has smashed the half-billion dollar barrier, adding over $50 million in net assets despite the bad publicity….”
Attorney General Sessions Sharply Criticizes SPLC, Says Justice Department Will Not Partner With Groups that Defame or Discriminate
by Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 8, 2018
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the Justice Department would not partner with groups that discriminate against or defame others, singling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for its ‘hate group’ campaign. The attorney general, speaking at the Alliance Defending Freedom Summit on Religious Liberty, accused the SPLC of wielding the ‘hate’ designation as a ‘weapon ... against conservative organizations that refuse to accept their orthodoxy and choose instead to speak their conscience.’ ‘I have ordered a review at the Department of Justice to make sure that we do not partner with any groups that discriminate,’ Mr. Sessions said in his prepared remarks. ‘We will not partner with groups that unfairly defame Americans for standing up for the Constitution or their faith.’”
Southern Poverty Law Center's Settlement With ‘Extremist’ Organization Dings Credibility
by Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times, Monday, June 18, 2018
“The Southern Poverty Law Center took a devastating hit to its credibility and reinforced its reputation for unfairly wielding the ‘hate’ label Monday by agreeing to pay millions of dollars to an organization previously included on a list of ‘extremists.’ In a stunning settlement, SPLC President Richard Cohen issued an apology and agreed to pay $3.375 million to the British-based Quilliam Foundation and founder Maajid Nawaz after they appeared in a since-deleted 2016 journalists' guide to ‘anti-Muslim extremists.’ The agreement, reached after Mr. Nawaz threatened to sue, prompted the center’s many critics on the right to reissue calls for media outlets and companies, which include Google and Amazon, to stop relying on the center for neutral ‘hate group’ assessments.”
Meet the Southern Poverty Law Center
show notes and mp3: https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-132-meet-the-southern-poverty-law-center/
The church of Morris Dees
How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance
by Ken Silverstein, Harper's Magazizne, November 2000
for non-subscribers: http://www.thesocialcontract.com/answering_our_critics/art2000nov.html
What It's Like to be Smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center
Carol M. Swain - The Wall Street Journal
“…In recent years, however, it [SPLC] has become a tool of the radical left. Domestically, it uses its influence to paint with a broad brush that smears immigration restrictionists, orthodox Christian churches, and pro-family organizations as "hate groups." ... Being targeted by the SPLC has had a lasting impact on my life and career. Offers from other universities ended and speaking opportunities declined. Once you've been smeared in this way, mainstream news outlets are less likely to cite you as an expert of any kind. Yet today I wear the SPLC's mud as a badge of honor because I know I am in the company of many good men and women who have been similarly vilified for standing for righteousness and truth.”
SPLC transferring millions to offshore tax havens: Report
by Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times, Friday, September 1, 2017
“…the tax-exempt Alabama-based group, known as much for its fundraising prowess as its civil-rights work, sent more than $4 million to entities incorporated in the Cayman Islands, according to 2014 tax documents. Financial consultants described the overseas dealings, which include financial interests in the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, as ‘extremely unusual’ and ‘a huge red flag’ for a 501©3 organization. The SPLC holds $328 million in net assets and raised more than $50 million in contributions in 2015 despite spending just $61,000 on legal services. ‘It’s a totally fake organization,’ said Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a Thursday night segment on the report.…”
King of Fearmongers
Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center, scaring donors since 1971
by Charlotte Allen, Weekly Standard, April 15, 2013
Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC
Peter Hasson, Daily Caller
“Four of the world's biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as ‘hate groups.’ Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center in policing their platforms for ‘hate speech’ or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation [DCNF] investigation found. The SPLC is on a list of ‘external experts and organizations’ that Facebook works with ‘to inform our hate speech policies,’ Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja told The DCNF in an interview. Facebook consults the outside organizations when developing changes to hate speech policies, Budhraja said.”
The SPLC State ... And the Unprecedented Threat to Civil Liberties
James Kirkpatrick, The Social Contract
“... The SPLC [Southern Poverty Law Center] is so effective because it exercises power through multiple levels, each building on the other ... The SPLC's influence within law enforcement is magnified by how the organization's reports of ‘hate groups’ are dutifully reprinted by national outlets every year, despite the fact that many of these groups are either innocuous (such as the Family Research Council) or practically nonexistent. Many local papers also easily generate copy by simply referring to what ‘hate groups’ exist in their area, thus inspiring local watchdog groups and Antifa to begin organizing against a threat which may not even exist. ... The SPLC serves not just as an activist group, but as an authority determining who is and who is not permitted to operate a group or business.”
Warning: ADULT CONTENT
“G. Morris’ Step-Daughter. Holly Buck, Maureene’s daughter by a previous marriage, is eighteen years old (R. 728). She was seven years old when her mother and Morris married, and she has lived with them in the house at Mathews from then until the separation (R. 728). Holly testified that, in the summer of 1977, Morris attempted to molest her in the following incident (R. 729): One night Maureene and Morris were sitting drinking wine and discussing a case Morris was trying. She was with them. Around eleven or twelve o’clock Maureene went to bed and Holly stayed up with Morris discussing the case. Morris kept offering Holly wine, some of which she accepted. At Morris’ suggestion, they went outside to the pool, and he suggested that they go for a swim, but Holly was tired and declined (R. 731). She went to her room and then went into the bathroom. Looking out the window, she saw Morris in the bushes beside the bathroom window looking in (R. 731). She said ‘Morris, is that you’, but he said nothing and ran away (R. 732). Two months later, she was asleep one night and Morris entered her room from Ellie’s room, through the bathroom. He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brought her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said, ‘Let me show you how to use it’ (R. 733). She said that’s not necessary, but he started to place it between her legs when she raised her voice and said no loudly. He then took the vibrator and left (R. 734). All he had on was a pair of bikini underwear shorts (R. 734). About two hours later, she had fallen back asleep and he came back in (R. 735). He brought the vibrator with him, plugged it in and said again, ‘Let me show you how to use it.’ He tried to show her again by putting it between her legs, but she raised her voice again and he stopped. He took it and left (R. 635). She did not tell her mother about this incident until the separation when they moved out of the Mathews house in the spring of 1979 (R. 736).”
Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam