Propaganda from the SPLC

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently issued an “Intelligence Report” on “Active ‘Patriot’ Groups in the United States”. Stating,

“The Intelligence Project identified 512 “Patriot” groups that were active in 2009. Of these groups, 127 were militias, “common-law” courts, publishers, ministries and citizens’ groups. Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the “New World Order,” engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist. The list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement sources and news reports.”

Alex Jones’ PrisonPlanet posted, “The Southern Poverty Law Center has been rumored to have been implicated in the OKC bombing and as an intelligence arm, gathering information for the FBI, CIA and other law enforcement agencies on socalled “extremist” groups. The SPLC and ADL are the authors of the MIAC report and the older federal law enforcement manuals about domestic terrorist groups. That claim citing the constitution is a sign of a potential domestic terrorism… Southern Poverty Law Center’s special issue of their magazine “Intelligence Report”– both 2009 and 2010 — claims that although the patriot movement is not racist, its beliefs are still “Hate”. This has everything to do with the classification of certain types of speech as “Hate” speech, under the new “hate crime” laws certain elites want passed.”

In response to this “report” I sent the following to the SPLC:

“You recently posted a “report” on “patriot” groups. I’d like to know what your criteria was for inclusion. You listed the Constitution Party and several “Independent” parties, along with several good freedom oriented organizations; Oath Keepers, We Are Change, We The People, John Birch Society, AOCS, NORFED, Restore the Republic, Truth Attack & Liberty Restoration Project.

Why not also include the Boston Tea Party – founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform to reduce the size and scope of governments at all levels on all issues; or Free Patriot Press – formed in 2009 with a mission of ensuring a FREE PRESS for the FREEDOM MOVEMENT?

As far as I’m concerned the SPLC is nothing more than an agency of propaganda.”