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If there is any justice, the firing of its founder should to launch the collapse and liquidation of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Posted by M. C. on March 17, 2019

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/if_there_is_an_justice_the_firing_of_its_founder_should_to_launch_the_collapse_and_liquidation_of_the_southern_poverty_law_center.html#ixzz5iR5mdWgE
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By Thomas Lifson

Few private organizations can match the Southern Poverty Law Center when it comes to hypocrisy and malign influence, though Media Matters for America might be close. In a development shocking only to its leftist true believers, the founder and most prominent public face of the group, Morris Dees, was fired for unspecified reasons. The Montgomery Advertiser, the home town paper where it is located, reported:

SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement Dees’ dismissal over his misconduct was effective on Wednesday, March 13. When pressed for details on what led to the termination, the organization declined to elaborate.

“As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world,” Cohen said in the emailed statement. “When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action.”

Dees, 82, co-founded the Montgomery-based organization in 1971.

“It was not my decision, what they did,” Dees said when reached by phone. “I wish the center the absolute best. Whatever reasons they had of theirs, I don’t know.”

Instead of any transparency and accountability, the most the SPLC would even hint at was:

Dees’ termination is one of several steps taken by the organization this week, Cohen said.

“Today we announced a number of immediate, concrete next steps we’re taking, including bringing in an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve — one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected,” Cohen said.

This implies sexism or racism, quite possibly sexual harassment, but is tantalizingly vague. But The Advertiser long has highlighted related issues:

A 1994 Montgomery Advertiser series provided a deep look into the organization controlled by the multimillionaire Dees, illustrating his near-singular control over the organization and its mammoth budget.

The series, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, revealed a figure seen as heroic by some and single-minded by others. Dees’ critics said he was more concerned with fundraising than litigating.

The series also alleged discriminatory treatment of black employees within the advocacy group, despite its outward efforts to improve the treatment of minorities in the country. Staffers at the time “accused Morris Dees, the center’s driving force, of being a racist and black employees have ‘felt threatened and banded together.’” The organization denied the accusations raised in the series.

But these issues are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hypocrisy and outright evil perpetrated by the SPLC, whose half billion dollars ought to be liquated and applied the alleviation of Southern Poverty, about which it has done little.  Longtime readers of American Thinker know that we have published literally scores of articles and blogs on that organization’s descent from a long-ago legitimate opponent of real racists into an anti-conservative attack dog, identifying anyone whose agenda opposes theirs as racists. Along the way, it has milked donors and become incredibly rich (over half a billion dollars in assets, $121 million of it parked overseas). It has also sparked appalling hate crimes – including a mass assassination attempt on a completely nonviolent/non-racist think tank, the Family Research Council, that it put on its notorious “hate map.”..

The IRS reportedly is investigating a complaint about its abuse of its tax-exempt status.

Despite all these scandals, the SPLC continues to enjoy the favor of the corporate and media establishments, with Google donating a quarter million and many big media outlets relying on its phony designations of hate groups.

So, maybe Dees was fired for sexual or racial infractions, but my strong suspicion is that control of the half billion dollars in assets is the real issue. A pot of money that big attracts a lot of devious people, and it would seem that a lot of devious peeple have found a home over the years at the SPLC.

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Media Accuses Rand Paul of Hypocrisy for Visiting Canadian Hospital: Turns Out It’s a Private Hospital | Mises Institute

Posted by M. C. on January 16, 2019

Never let facts get in the way of a good story.

USA Today’s concern for Rand’s health is truly touching.

https://mises.org/power-market/media-accuses-rand-paul-hypocrisy-visiting-canadian-hospital-turns-out-its-private-0

Tho Bishop

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently announced he was receiving hernia surgery as a result of being blindsided in an attack from his neighbor. While a senator undergoing common surgery is of questionable newsworthiness, one may expect that the reminder that the Senator is still suffering from the 2017 incident as cause for sympathy. Instead, major media outlets decided to try to use the news as an example of hypocrisy on the part of Paul due to the fact he is receiving treatment at a Canadian hospital.

As published in USA Today: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Hypocrisy: US Meddling In Hungarian Elections

Posted by M. C. on October 14, 2018

Old news, relevant news, not fake news

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/november/27/hypocrisy-us-meddling-in-hungarian-elections/
At at time when many in the US are obsessed with the idea that Russia might have meddled in our elections last year, the US State Department has announced a new program to overtly meddle in the election of Hungary — a fellow NATO member country. Is this another case of “do as we say, not as we do”? Tune in to today’s Liberty Report:

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Candace Owens exposes Twitter’s hypocrisy and Sarah Jeong’s bigotry with one simple experiment (Video)

Posted by M. C. on August 9, 2018

Candace Owens-the worst of the worst- a…gasp… black conservative.

http://theduran.com/candace-owens-exposes-twitters-hypocrisy-and-sarah-jeongs-bigotry-with-on-simple-experiment-video/

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Yesterday was a very dark day for free speech in America.

As the world witnessed the stunning collusion of Silicon Valley tech giants permanently banning Alex Jones and Infowars in a matter of 12 hours, conservative communications director for Turning Point USA, Candace Owens, saw her Twitter account suspended for her wordplay experiment with Sarah Jeong’s racist tweets, by switching the words from “white” to “jewish” and “black”.

Owens responded to her Twitter suspension…

Candace Owens

@RealCandaceO

Sarah Jeong, the @nytimes, and the truth about racism in America. https://www.pscp.tv/w/bjcuRDFsWkVwZ2xwWnZvam58MUJSS2plVnBiand4d7wdkd-c7VCWJO1PkJYSEHaNBeblQczG-Jel2GFOC_za 

Candace Owens @RealCandaceO

Sarah Jeong, the @nytimes, and the truth about racism in America.

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou break down the brilliant two-for-one bomb that Owens dropped on Twitter and the NYT’s Jeong.

Owen’s wordplay switcheroo not only called out the Harvard privileged Sarah Jeong for her racist hysteria, but also exposed the hypocrisy and bias of Twitter when dealing with the censorship of a conservative profile, as opposed to a liberal, ‘part of the team’, account. Read the rest of this entry »

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Of Two Minds – Russian Meddling: Gagging on the Irony

Posted by M. C. on February 20, 2018

https://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb18/russia-irony2-18.html

The foul stench of hypocrisy arises from the long and sordid history of America’s meddling in the internal politics of virtually every nation on the planet— a deeply entrenched policy of meddling on such a vast scale that the Deep State minions tasked with projecting a wounded astonishment that some foreign power has the unmitigated gall to attempt to influence our domestic politics must have difficulty restraining their amusement.

America’s foreign policy is one of absolute entitlement to influence the domestic affairs and politics of every nation of interest, which to a truly global empire includes every nation on the planet to the degree every nation is a market and/or a potential threat to U.S. interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independence for Catalonia, Bavaria, Veneto – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on December 6, 2017

The fake news you learned in government school.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/walter-e-williams/independence-hypocrisy/

Catalonia, Bavaria and Veneto are relatively prosperous jurisdictions in their countries. They feel that what they get from the central governments is not worth the taxes they pay. Each wants the central government off its back. They think they could be far more prosperous on their own. That should sound familiar. Some of the motivation for secessionist movements in Europe is similar to the motivation found in the Confederacy’s independence movement of the early 1860s.

Throughout most of our nation’s history, the only sources of federal revenue were excise taxes and tariffs. In the 1830s, the North used its power in Congress to push through massive tariffs to fund the government. During the 1850s, tariffs amounted to 90 percent of federal revenue. The Southern states were primarily producers of agricultural products, which they exported to Europe. In return, they imported manufactured goods. These tariffs fell much harder upon the export-dependent South than they did upon the more insular North. In 1859, Southern ports paid 75 percent of federal tariff revenue. However, the majority of the tariff revenue generated was spent on projects that benefited the North.

Tariffs being a contributing cause of the Civil War is hardly ever mentioned. Using the abolition of slavery as an excuse for a war that took the lives of 620,000 Americans confers greater moral standing for the Union.

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There Should Be A Nobel Prize For Hypocrisy

Posted by M. C. on April 26, 2014

Obama pleads Japan’s case about how the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands have been in the Japanese sphere of influence for hundreds of years. China should keep out.

The buffoon that is John Kerry

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/04/22/john-kerry-clueless-buffoon/

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/04/24/ukraine-out-of-control/

tells us Russia should not be threatening force in Ukraine and elections in Russia’s favor are a farce.

Serbia has been in Russia’s sphere of influence for at least 200 years. The Ukraine has spent more time influenced by Russia than not. The overthrow of the duly elected Ukrainian government was sponsored by our own CIA and National Endowment for Democracy NED. Read the rest of this entry »

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