March 03, 2010

SPLC's Interesting Ideas of "right Wing Hate"

I'll let others dissect liberal Mark Potok's increasingly irrelevant claims about the growth of right wing hate, and instead focus on what the group claims about my home state of North Carolina.

My first observation is that our typically &qout;red" state that many urban liberals like to mock for being part of the Old South has less than half the listed hate groups (29) of "tolerant" California. Bigots.

But what I find especially interesting is that in their report on right wing hate, they link to their so-called "hate map" as if to imply all groups listed are right wing.

They most certainly are not.

Of the 29 hate groups the SPLC lists in North Carolina, 8 are black separatist groups, including chapters of the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, and two branches of The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ.

While I'm not at all familiar with the last group, the Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party both tie themselves closely to the Democratic Party and many left-wing initiatives, including advocating the Presidency of Barack Obama. The Nation of Islam's leader was and is openly praised and accepted at Obama's church and among his closest mentors in Chicago.

By the SPLC's standards of guilt by loose association, the Obama Administration should clearly be listed as a black separatist hate group operating with branches in Chicago and Washington, DC, if not nationwide. Of course, this same loose standard was applied and Obama-supporting groups were documented, then Potok would have to explain the explosive growth of left wing hate groups... and Potok is not about to document that.

Certainly, most sensible people would view the way the SPLC pigeonholes groups on vague and arbitrary standards as absurd.

But then, people with sense don't fund the SPLC.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 3, 2010 10:29 AM
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