The SPLC is collapsing under the weight of its greed and hypocrisy

Caption: Looking into the “hatewatch” mirror. Photoshopped Image credit: Lushington Brady.

L. Ron Hubbard is famously quoted as saying, ?If you want to get rich, you start a religion?. These days, he might amend that to ?start a civil rights group?. Extortionate ?civil rights? litigation has become so common that economist Paul Craig Roberts described it as ?how to rob a bank legally?. The Mr. Big of ?civil rights? extortion and bullying are the SPLC. Whaleoil has already covered how the SPLC have turned civil rights into a massive money-spinner. Now it seems that the chickens of hypocrisy and greed are coming home to roost. Quote:

Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen said in a statement Friday he has asked the board of the troubled organization to “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” and took responsibility for problems that have swept out the senior leadership of the group in just a week?after an audit of the organization’s practices by Tina Tchen, a former White House official and Chicago-based lawyer.

Cohen’s statement follow’s last week termination of SPLC co-founder Morris Dees. Cohen last week said Dees failed to adhere to the organization’s “values,” hinting broadly at misconduct?On Thursday, Rhonda Brownstein, SPLC legal director and a member of its senior leadership staff, also resigned, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the Advertiser. End of quote.

It couldn?t happen to a greedier bully. The SPLC has long been accused of casting aside its original mission as a legal resource for the civil rights movement and turning into a cash machine-cum-bludgeon for the political left. Its list of ?hate groups? has ludicrously overreached, branding philosopher/neuroscientist Sam Harris, psychologist Jordan Peterson, and scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali as ?promoters of hate speech?. The SPLC was forced to apologise and fork over millions for defaming Maajid Nawaz as an ?anti-Islam extremist?.

At the same time, at least one would-be terrorist inspired by its targeting of ?hate figures? was barely prevented from carrying out a mass-murder attack. The SPLC inspires as much hate as it supposedly exposes, and it seems to begin right at home. Quote:

Several of the employees described high staff turnover and a “toxic” workplace?[and] independently spoke of racial equity concerns in senior leadership, describing a disproportionate amount of people of color serving in entry-level administrative positions compared to the rest of the workforce. Two former employees said they were disconcerted by what they viewed as sluggish responses to high-profile cases of deadly police force in recent years, as well as prioritization of marketing and fundraising over on-the-ground civil rights work.

A review of the center’s 2019 board and senior staff reveals that senior leadership at SPLC remains largely white.

Dees had weathered criticism for decades, with a 1994 Montgomery Advertiser series citing concerns about racial discrimination against back employees. 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.?? End of quote.


Far from preventing ?hate?, the SPLC has for too long been dedicated to raking in the millions from being a left-wing bully and purveying its own brand of hatred. But is it the end, or just the beginning of a new and possibly even more partisan era? The audit that is bringing down the SPLC?s long-time leadership is being run by Tina Tchen ? a close associate of the Obamas and other products of Chicago politics like Rahm Emmanuel. Tchen was recently implicated in alleged efforts to steer the Jussie Smollett investigation.

It remains to be seen where the SPLC goes from here, but if the end does come, it can?t come too soon.