Even the Obama administration is now stepping back from relying on the group’s discredited and hateful propaganda, which was cited by a deranged SPLC devotee after his 2012 terrorist attack on a pro-family group.
The controversial Alabama-based organization, which produces hate-mongering lists aimed at demonizing conservatives, libertarians, and Christians while enriching its bosses, claimed this year that the number of so-called “hate” and “patriot” organizations was on the decline. However, that does not mean that gullible SPLC donors can rest easy. In fact, the organization’s propagandists say, groups and individuals the SPLC disagrees with are simply “growing leaner and meaner.”
Of course, the SPLC’s ramblings are often contradictory. First the “radical right” was supposedly exploding because Obama was half-black, for example, but now it is on the decline in part because Obama, who is still half black, was reelected. “And while the number of groups has diminished, they are still at historically high levels, far higher even than the very high number that was seen at the peak of the militia movement in the 1990s,” the group claimed.
Meanwhile, the SPLC itself has become increasingly discredited, Orwellian, and detached from reality as it seeks to label everyone to the right of Obama an “antigovernment extremist” or even a “hate” group. Consider that, according to the extreme leftist outfit, opposition to redefining marriage is now a hallmark of what it calls the “radical right.” As recently as three years ago, however, Obama was still against using government in an attempt to redefine the institution. Was Obama secretly a member of the “radical right” until recently? The SPLC did not say.
After being ridiculed even in the establishment press for including groups like the “Granny Warriors” on its dubious “patriot” list last year, the paranoid outfit continued to find similar scary groups hiding under virtually every bed in America. Many of the alleged “patriot groups” are actually just websites run by a single person. On its “hate” lists, meanwhile, the deceptive hysteria is similar, with the SPLC taking a few real hate groups such as every chapter of the KKK it can track down, then interspersing Christian and other mainstream groups it disagrees with among them for added effect.
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