UPDATED:The SPLC, Patriot Groups, and Protesting a Little Too Much

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UPDATE:  Robert Stacy McCain is back at the WTimes. Makes you wonder about the whole “conservative” movement, doesn’t it?  Or – you should worry.

FYI:  Did you know when the editor of Human Events was presented with the SPLC dirt on R. S. McCain, they scrubbed their entire publication of his previous efforts?

According to the SPLC:

“…Robert Stacy McCain, a former key Washington Times editor who has suggested that “perfectly rational people” react with “altogether natural revulsion” to interracial marriage, apparently has returned as a free-lancer to the newspaper he left in January 2008. In a “Special to The Washington Times” article published today, McCain covers a congressional race in upstate New York involving a candidate with connections to the Tea Party movement.

A casualty of the housecleaning that occurred at the Times three years ago, McCain left the paper on his own accord after managing editor Fran Coombs, with whom he was close, was terminated (Coombs had his own connections to white supremacy)….”

ORIGINAL POST

Did you know that exposing the extreme far right is a form of terrorism?  From the Canada Free Press:

“…This is a form of terrorism.

Making average Americans so afraid to speak openly about their country or their government for fear of being labeled “extremists,” or being audited by the IRS for no reason other than their political views, or God forbid, being arrested and detained like “potential terrorists” just because they have a deep love for their Constitutional Republic, freedom and liberty, should in and of itself be a crime.

Mark Williams said and did nothing indecent on MSNBC. But Ratigan was completely indecent towards guest Mark Williams, and he felt entirely justified, on the basis of the SPLC report, which is full of false statements and over-blown accusations, and paints with a very broad brush.

Racist organizations see everything as an act of racism, just like liars think that everyone lies.

On Inauguration Day 2009, 65% of Americans were hopeful about the new President and only 16% were “strongly opposed,” despite the color of Obama’s skin. The 16% were not opposed to his skin color – they just didn’t buy his moderate rhetoric. They knew what was coming…

It wasn’t until Obama replaced his moderate sounding campaign rhetoric with a steady diet of heavy-handed far left policy pushes that the citizens began to turn on Obama. A year later, only 25% of Americans support the leftist policies of the administration, the rest of America is strongly opposed and Obama intends to forge ahead regardless.

To even suggest that the increasing anger towards the tone-deaf administration has anything to do with race, says more about the Southern Poverty Law Center than it does the 75% of Americans who oppose every Obama policy initiative today….”

In order to believe that R. S. McCain and his agenda against the SPLC is “Right” one must suspend disbelief about such little groups as the John Birch Society, the Oath Keepers, and the Constitution Party. In order to do this, one must kick both Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley under the bus.

Want proof we are dealing with nut jobs? (I do not like linking with World Nut Daily, but this is just too precious not to use).

The problem is the fact that conservatives do not have the courage to admit that there are conservatives who are not good people. Conservatives all stick together like a band of thieves, even when they are just that.  There is no intellectual honesty in the far right.  Just because a group is identified as “patriot” is not a sign they are good.  It is  usually  quite the opposite.

You gotta love it!

The SPLC is out with their annual Year in Hate, and lo and behold, all those lovely little people who party in the tea, keep their oaths, and do the John Birch thing are on the list. Thing is, not all these people are nice.  Some of them are downright scary.  For idiots to say they are not a problem…well, they are the problem.

The Pink Flamingo has been saying much of this.  I am terrified one of these idiots is going to start shooting. The really strange thing is those on the far left are the ones who are doing the killing and the shooting.  Problem is, no one will admit that.

I agree with the SPLC.

“...The Patriot movement has made significant inroads into the conservative political scene, according to the new report. “The ‘tea parties’ and similar groups that have sprung up in recent months cannot fairly be considered extremist groups, but they are shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism,” the report says.

Unlike the 1990s, the Patriot movement’s central ideas are being promoted by people with large audiences, such as FOX News’ Glenn Beck and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. Beck, for instance, reinvigorated a key Patriot conspiracy theory – the charge that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is secretly running concentration camps – before finally “debunking” it.

The growth of Patriot groups comes at a time when the number of racist hate groups stayed at record levels – rising from 926 in 2008 to 932 in 2009, according to the report. The increase caps a decade in which the number of hate groups surged by 55 percent. The expansion would have been much greater in 2009 if not for the demise of the American National Socialist Workers Party, a key neo-Nazi network whose founder was arrested in October 2008.

There also has been a surge in “nativist extremist” groups – vigilante organizations that go beyond advocating strict immigration policy and actually confront or harass suspected immigrants. These groups grew from 173 groups in 2008 to 309 in 2009, a rise of nearly 80 percent.

These three strands of the radical right – the hate groups, the nativist extremist groups, and the Patriot organizations – are the most volatile elements on the American political landscape. Taken together, their numbers increased by more than 40 percent, rising from 1,248 groups in 2008 to 1,753 last year.

There are already signs of radical right violence reminiscent of the 1990s. Right-wing extremists have murdered six law enforcement officers since Obama’s inauguration. Racist skinheads and others have been arrested in alleged plots to assassinate the president. Most recently, as recounted in the new issue of the Intelligence Report, a number of individuals with antigovernment, survivalist or racist views have been arrested in a series of bomb cases….”

Ergo….

R. S. McCain is at it again.  This time he is furious with the SPLC for saying that those precious tea party groups have some problems.  Well, R. S. McCain is protesting a little to much.  If anyone has a reason to sully the waters and make the SPLC look bad, it is Robert Stacy McCain.   Yea, they did a little expose on him a couple of years ago.

He’s a stinkerBarrett Brown has done a tremendous amount of work to expose R. S. McCain.  In October, Brown wrote:

“...Incidentally, McCain has been accused of racism from so many directions largely because the totality of the facts clearly indicate that McCain is not only a racist but also not very good at concealing his racism. As I recently noted, he expresses concern over reports of teenage pregnancies among minorities while elsewhere laughing off reports of teen pregnancies in general. He’s a member of the League of the South, which advocates for the legal succession of the southern states and otherwise celebrates the virtues of the Confederacy. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s sympathetic to racism. He could be really revved up about southern succession for reasons of something else. Other reasons. An eccentric taste for agriculture, perhaps. Incidentally, the president of that organization recently referred to this nation’s sitting and former presidents as “domestic terrorists” and to our federal government as an “organized criminal enterprise.” A fellow editor at the Washington Times once characterized McCain as “an ill-tempered racist who sat on the other side of my desk for many years and carried on loud telephone conversations almost every day full of racist and ultra-right comments, and often got into loud verbal fights with both reporters and editors in the newsroom.” McCain admits to having in the past carried on a long association with William White, the neo-Nazi writer and activist who threatened blogger Charles Johnson and harassed columnist William Pitts – and whose articles have appeared in The Washington Times. Indeed, to be singled out at the Timesfor being a racist is a hell of a thing; even the managing editor’s wife has gone public with her assertions that blacks are born with collectively lower IQs than whites, and is otherwise tied to a variety of white supremacist organizations and outlets. All in all, McCain is simply more apt to find himself tied in some way to any given racist than is the average Joe except in such case as the average Joe is a racist like Robert Stacy McCain….”

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