I'm suing the SPLC. And it's not just because they destroyed my career and shattered my reputation. It's because they could do the same to you. Though this group is often cited as a credible source by the media, nobody who actually knows stuff takes them seriously.
No, being called an extremist by the SPLC does NOT mean you're an extremist. No, being called a Hate Group by the SPLC does NOT make you a Hate Group. And no, being called a racist or an anti-Semite or an Islamophobe or a transphobe or a homophobe by the SPLC does NOT make you any of those things.
This isn't just inaccurate. It's dangerous. Leo Johnson was a security guard at the Family Research Council. He was shot by Floyd Corkins who tried to get into the building to kill as many people as possible. Floyd said he did it because the SPLC listed them as a hate group. When the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity was shot up by James Hodgkinson, Steve Scalise almost died. Like Corkins, Hodgkinson was inspired by the SPLC. They called author Charles Murray a "white nationalist" and students attacked him at Middlebury college. A professor was hospitalized as a result.
Multiple individuals and groups have been the targets of shootings after being labelled a "hate group" by the SPLC.
Though they may have started off with noble intentions, the SPLC has morphed into a very wealthy and powerful smear machine that inflates hate in order to scare donors into giving them more money. Their wide net of hate lists Ben Carson, Laura Ingraham, the Tea Party, and Jeanine Piro as "extremists" They called Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz anti-Muslim extremists (Nawaz sued them and won). They call Alliance Defending Freedom a Hate group. They're just volunteer lawyers. These listings destroy the organizations and the SPLC has admitted that's their goal. They destroyed the career of lawyer Glen K Allen. The Center for Immigration Studies is currently bringing a RICO case against them.
The Southern Poverty Law Center initially said they only needed $50 million to survive. They then pushed that cap to $200 million. Their own website lists their savings as upwards of $420 million but that doesn't include massive funds discovered in the Cayman Islands. Most of their money goes to raising more money. This isn't a civil rights group. It's a money machine.
The SPLC isn't a civil rights group. It's a money machine.
This power and influence has embedded the SPLC into big tech and their new "Change the Terms" campaign positions them to start deciding who can say what on social media and beyond. It already has. I want to get into it with these guys. I want to learn exactly who is taking orders from them. I don't like what they're doing to this country. The fact that so many people are using encrypted apps these days doesn't feel very American. It's meant to feel like Eastern Europe where we're all looking over our shoulders petrified of false allegations and infiltrators. That's not what this country was built on.
We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. Let's fight back. Starting right now.