When the John Birch Society’s flagship publication “The New American” is described by the group calling itself the“Southern Poverty Law Center” as a “patriot group” (i.e. “Hate Group”), it’s a sure sign that the TNA and JBS struck a nerve. TNA, despite its obvious bias as a nationalist/constitutionalist/libertarian publication (not at all a bad thing), is highly regarded by advocates and critics alike for its scholarship and accuracy in its reporting and editorializing. Their advocates and writers include such luminaries as Joseph Sobran, William F. Jasper and the late William Norman Grigg and late historian Otto Scott.
So we begin with the question – what is a “hate group” and what qualifies one as such? A reasonable person may respond with the obvious answer, “The Ku Klux Klan, NAZIs, Skinheads, et al.” But the problem with this is that when we have an ad hoc group that suddenly deems itself the arbiter of morality, then the inevitable result is a huge power trip and a list of all the people that group just doesn’t like.
To figure this out, we need to look into the origins of the SPLC.
According to groupsnoop.org, the SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees and Joe Levin with the ostensible goal of “fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, we work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.” No doubt a worthy goal.
In fact, throughout the 70’s, they did just that, to their great credit. At the time (and to an extent, even now) the Ku Klux Klan was the largest domestic terrorist organization in the U.S. Began by General Nathan Bedford Forrest as a prank to scare newly freed Negroes in the South, they very quickly swelled the ranks of the Democrat Party and widely employed terror techniques to deprive black American citizens – and the whites who opposed them – of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. Their rallying cry was “America’s problem is the woman, the Negro and the Jew.” For many minorities during the Civil Rights era, the SPLC was a God-send of justice and equality, aggressively pursuing, through the courts and state legislators, a program to defend the disenfranchised and downtrodden.
The original mission of the SPLC was respectable, but those days are many decades gone. They have become what they were formed to combat, a hate group. https://t.co/PC7Rw7KxsD
— Charles Raker (@TexasCharlie3) April 7, 2018
However, like anything else, the devil is in the details.
Its first president was Julian Bond who served on its board of directors until his death in 2015. Bond, long a champion of the far-left and its Marxist causes, had made trips to Castro’s Cuba to celebrate the Socialist Revolution in 1959.Bond was a contemporary of and advocate of the tactics of the socialist-leftist radical Saul Alinsky. Bond became familiar with Alinsky’s methods through Heather Tobias Booth and the Students for a Democratic Society. His leftist bona-fides are well documented by communist-radical-turned-conservative-writer David Horowitz. This tangled web of deception is par for the course for the far-left. It is the opinion of this writer that it is designed this way in order to obscure their intentions and hide in plain sight. While it is impossible to confirm, it isn’t much of a stretch to believe that Bond and his cohorts would easily have found themselves in the crosshairs of Roy Cohn at the FBI and the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-75).
We also need to define what it means to be a “Hate Group”. The SPLC defines it as such, “a hate group [is] an organization that – based on its official statements or principles, the statements of its leaders, or its activities – has beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” This, prima facie, is so nebulous, so vague, that it can be used as a label for almost anything. In matters of law, it is imperative that definitions be so precisely crafted that they can withstand severe judicial scrutiny. As far as the American jurisprudence is concerned, there is no such thing as a hate group or hate speech!In fact, it was the SPLC that was given credit for coining the actual term. The important point here is this – there is no way to avoid the label of “hate group”, if the SPLC deems you as such.
This begs the question, if the SPLC defines the terms and watches over us all in order to keep us from hating, who is watching the watchers? Are the staff of the SPLC so righteous and moral, levitating above the rest of us, that they are incapable of the slightest degree of hate and malice? Are you kidding me? It defies credulity!
SPLCReport.com states the issue succinctly:
“Recently, the SPLC is using the term to try to smear the entire national immigration reform movement: millions of Americans all across the country are being tarred and smeared by the SPLC without cause. Once the SPLC designates a group, its allies who favor mass immigration cheerfully tout the designation as somehow trumping the need for serious policy debate. For example, the controversial National Council of La Raza claimed on its website that one in seven Americans (equaling 45 million people) belongs to “hate” or “nativist extremist” groups. This claim, posted on its affiliated website was unambiguously designed to discourage people from opposing mass amnesty or even have a genuine political debate about the issue of immigration reform.”
In other words, they are using the First Amendment to destroy those who fight to preserve the Constitutional rights of others, such as the Proud Boys.The SPLC has come full circle from advocating for the weak to bullying those who advocate for the same.
Case in point – the SPLC started a fight with the Proud Boys when they designated us as a hate group.
That’s a great endorsement!
Now if we could start labeling real hate groups as such I’d be thrilled, here’s a few to start with CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, SPLC, Antifa, any group sponsored by Soros
— Missy Zaccaro (@missy_zaccaro) April 5, 2018
We as Proud Boys fight against the fascistic AntiFa as they terrorize their way through peaceful protests and counter-protests; prevent speakers such as Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes from peaceably assembling and exercising their First Amendment rights on college campuses; and sew discord among the ill-informed and well-meaning but uneducated.
We as Proud Boys oppose true terror groups like ISIS, who force homosexuals to perform a swan dive from a third story roof into an asphalt parking lot and forcibly mutilate the genitals of per-pubescent girls. We support the NRA, who fights to preserve the Second Amendment rights of all Americans, most notably black Americans in the 1920’s and 1930’s, when they armed and trained blacks in the use of firearms to defend themselves from rogue Klansmen in North Carolina.
The same SPLC that’s being sued by Christians and Muslims for false hate group designations?
— Crypto56 (@Crypto5611) April 4, 2018
Another example is Tanya Gersh v. Andrew Anglin, on the SPLC’s docket filed April 18, 2017. Quoting, in relevant part, “The lawsuit describes how Andrew Anglin used his web forum, the Daily Stormer – the leading extremist website in the country – to publish 30 articles urging his followers to launch a “troll storm” against Tanya Gersh, a real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana. Gersh, her husband and 12-year-old son received more than 700 harassing messages.”
Now, one does not need to advocate for white nationalists and true hatemongers to see the problem here. The Daily Stormer, despite the SPLC legal staff’s personal opinions, has a Constitutional right under the First Amendment to say whatever the hell they want, provided they do not libel anyone or publish a call to action – i.e. violence or forcibly depriving anyone of their own Constitutional rights. In other words “No matter how vile your words, I will defend to the death your right to say them.” This is TRUE tolerance – tolerating the words of those whom you despise and the rights of those who say them.
It seems the SPLC’s own cognitive-dissonant chickens are now coming home to roost.
To paraphrase the great Bill Burr, I’m turning this franchise around.
I therefore appeal to the Western Tradition, invoke Holy Writ and use the Scriptural definition of a lie and its ultimate source – Lucifer. John 8:44,“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (NIV)
Make no mistake, the end game is always the same – hatred for the traditional West and the Christian religion (remember, Alinsky dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer, the first radical), destruction of masculinity, and replacement of the family with the State as God walking on earth – Voltaire personified.
I propose the Elders designate a commission to compile a list of true hate groups – individuals and groups with the sole intent of destroying our sacred religions, traditions and creeds. Furthermore, I demand that the SPLC be first and foremost on the list.
Matthew Millette is a proud father, husband, Veteran, Orthodox Christian,
American Nationalist and Western Chauvinist who refuses to apologize for
creating the modern world. He currently serves as the Sergeant-at- arms of the
Anchorage, Alaska chapter of the Proud Boys.