The question isn't what are the motives of the deeply subversive and anti-American SPLC. The question is why they are considered legit. The media goes to them and cites them. That's like citing Muslim Brotherhood groups, i.e. CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and extreme imams like Awlaki as legitmate sources .....no, wait. Uh, never mind.
The notorious hate smear machine has been waging war against patriots and freedom lovers for decades. The problem is that the government is compromised and receptive to these wildly subversive elements.
The SPLC was named to AFDI's Threats to Freedom Index and ranks in the top 10.
SPLC Letter To DOJ & DHS: Patriot Groups Pose Domestic Terror Threat
The Freedom Post, March 12, 2013The Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC), an organization that claims to teach tolerance while attacking certain groups and people with whom they disagree, has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging them to investigate alleged domestic terror threats posed by the likes of organizations and individuals such as the Constitution Party, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, columnist Devvy Kidd, the Tyranny Response Team, and Oath Keepers. These thousands of people and organizations that the SPLC spews its hatred against by declaring them to be those that hate are, for the most part, people who simply are Americans who see a growing tyrannical Federal government and want to halt it in its tracks.
The letter was signed by J. Richard Cohen of the SPLC. While Mr. Cohen attempted to appeal to writing to then Attorney Janet Reno six months before the Oklahoma City bombing to warn of growing domestic terrorism, he really doesn’t make his case for a second letter. In fact, many questions still surround the Oklahoma City bombing to this day, including why the agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) were not in the building at the time of the detonation or why many were told to stay away. Several other reports and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s own dispatch logs indicated other bombs inside the building after the explosion. With the way the Clinton administration handled Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, I’m not too sure I would put anything past them and so the SPLC’s opening line falls a bit flat and has no connection to the number of patriots or patriot groups in America.The SPLC’s use of the Oklahoma City bombing is rather ironic considering their own connection to that attack. In a report regarding a declassified FBI memo, WND reported:
The memo, transmitted electronically, was sent to the OKBOMB investigation task force and a select group of FBI offices around the nation eight months after the devastating 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, reports the McCurtain Daily Gazette.
One of the revelations was the involvement of civil-rights attorney Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center in an informant operation. According to the memo, the SPLC was involved in monitoring subjects for the FBI believed to be linked to now-executed bomber Timothy McVeigh, the neo-Nazi compound at Elohim City and the mysterious German national Andreas Carl Strassmeir.
The article went on to confirm:
Wrote then-FBI Director Louis Freeh: “Prior OKBOMB investigation determined that (name redacted) had placed a telephone call to (name redacted) on 4/5/95 a day that he was believed to have been attempting to recruit a second conspirator to assist in the OKBOMB attack.”
The statement in the memo describing a phone call placed by McVeigh suggests he was still searching for a partner a mere two weeks before the bombing. Federal officials have argued, however, that Nichols was deeply involved in the plot as far back as September 1994.
The involvement of the SPLC is mentioned in the following quote from the memo:
“(Name redacted) telephone call from (name redacted) on or about 4/17/95, two days prior to the OKBOMB attack, when (name redacted) of the SPLC, was in the white supremacist compound at (redacted), Oklahoma, notes the director.”
The Daily Gazette reports, “References to an informant working for the SPLC at Elohim City on the eve of the Oklahoma City bombing raises serious questions as to what the SPLC might know about McVeigh’s activities during the final hours before the fuse was lit in Oklahoma City – but which the SPLC has failed to disclose publicly.”
When asked about the SPLC’s role in the attack, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the SLPC Morris Dees answered, “If I told you what we were doing there, I would have to kill you.”
With that in mind, Cohen wrote, “Today, we write to express similar concerns,” he didn’t reference the SLPC’s involvement and failure to disclose the above information.