For those who say there is no right wing hate, just take a look at Chris Simcox and his merry little band of Minutemen. Simcox is a trouble figure, a little man who managed to propel himself into the limelight, and is now attempting to take down a great man. While I would not fear the “minutemen” movement, there are aspects of it that are not to be trifled with.
It isn’t the damage some of these “groups” do as a whole, but what happens when unbalanced people, on the right and ON THE LEFT use them as an excuse to do bad things.
The far right is shocked that hate and extremism is going on here. They remind me of Claude Raines in Casablanca.
In October (LGF) a gaggle of Neo-Nazis were arrested for plotting the death of Barack Obama.
The Aryan Nations are recruiting again in Idaho.
Did you hear the one about the Marine being arrested at Logan with bomb making material, hundreds of rounds, etc? I guess he was just going hunting, right?
The Ross Institute also tracks “hate groups” and is more inclusive than the SPLC, adding groups the SPLC has not tracked as “hate”.
Saberpoint is upset that that dastardly SPLC declared the League of the South to be racist. Trust me, they are. Once upon a time they attempted to recruit me. I fell for their “historical” material long enough to read one of their publications and realize these people are off their rockers. This was in the mid-1990s before they even started getting crazy. Sorry, but we all have a gag meter. If yours goes off and you ignore it, you’re as bad as that nasty gagging odor.
“…The Southern Poverty Law Center is in the business of slander to achieve political and financial ends. It’s a great way to marginalize conservatives who are becoming too effective, and it’s a great advertising gimmick for the SPLC, who can claim that they are “fighting hate” when all they are really doing is desseminatng vicious propaganda. Notable conservatives like David Horowitz (for opposing reparations for slavery) and Michelle Malkin (for opposing illegal immigration) have been SPLC targets in the recent past. (A great project would be to list all conservatives who have ever been called a “racist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It would be a long list.)
Anyone who is opposed to illegal immigration is a potential target. The SPLC will call you a “nativist” and a “hater.” What then can be done about illegal immigration, in the eyes of the SPLC? Absolutely nothing. Anyone who wants to come in can come in, citizen or not, and we are powerless to stop them, lest we be labeled “racists,” “nativists,” or “extremists” by the SPLC….”
The problem with this is the fact that it so not true. I can’t think of anyone who deserves to be a target of the SPLC more than Michelle Malkin. She had the nerve to write a book about the Japanese internment during WWII, where she states it was “good” for them and they did well by it. Sorry, but that in itself is a racist cannard.
There are those who say the SPLC is purely “left wing”, but that’s also not true. They consider various chapters of the Nation of Islam to be hate groups. They are not tracking radical left wing groups primarily because they are usually not aimed at any sole group of people. Oh, FYI, they also track chrimes against Christians.