The Southern Poverty Law Center, a long-time contradiction in terms known for vast hypocrisies most by its own staffers, became vulnerable because of what liberal supporters call its chickens coming home to roost.
We could also call it a coup by the growing political monolith under the power of the Obama wing of the Democrat Party. Why?
As the SPLC reorganizes from the firing of its founder Morris Dees and then the sudden departure of its president Richard Cohen, they welcome Tina Tchen, former chief staffer for former first lady Michelle Obama.
Tchen is there to lead a review of the workplace, and she is there to chart a new course for its future.
Perhaps it’s hasty yet to say it’s an Obama-engineered take-over. But fact is, the chickens are coming home to roost, as they say, and it’s a process that an Obama operative is in charge of.
We learn of Obama’s involvement through former SPLC reporter Bob Moser, who said fellow SPLC staffers in his day routinely oriented newcomers to the vast dichotomies to expect there.
Moser describes in an article for the New Yorker how the first hints of dichotomy came as new hires entered the ornate and palatial building in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama.
They learned that the massive bulk of funding for the work came from north-eastern limousine-liberals, the focus on minorities was managed by a near-unanimous tribe of white males in charge of a racially diverse staff, where all the blacks were “the hired help.”
A sign bearing a famous quote by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., at the SPLC offices would be paraphrased by staffers to say, “until justice rolls down like dollars.” What else came as mighty streams was only rumored at in the shadows there.
One fellow staffer said to Moser, “Well, honey, welcome to the Poverty Palace,” she said. “I can guaran-damn-tee that you will never step foot in a more contradictory place as long as you live.”
Staffers were oriented to work productively under its contradictive hypocrisies, female staffers were additionally warned to be watchful of sexual harassment and pressures from top leaders.
Many fell to the games of chance and circumstance anyway in that center without frontiers among men without fears.
And so it was for decades as the SPLC came to target conservative ministries as if hate groups, and some so-called hate groups as if they actually existed.
A closer look of their ever-expanding so-called hate-group map indicated a number of the groups were actually defunct websites, or perhaps one person’s idea for a group that had no followers, and others of a person who died, and finally several groups that had folded years before.
The SPLC map for 2019 advertised more than 1,000 hate groups across America, and the SPLC raised funds as if the administration of Donald Trump created an atmosphere of unprecedented hate: fake news.
There are actual hate groups, but the fraudulently inflated numbers are an added gimmick to help in fundraising appeals, according to Moser.
We were part of the con, and we knew itBob Moser
He added that it is a fraud used for bilking north-eastern limousine liberals of millions, to the tune of an SPLC cash hoarding of nearly half-a-billion dollars in accounts they call an endowment.
“Trump’s Presidency opened up a gusher of donations,” Moser said. “After raising $50-million in 2016, the center took in $132-million in 2017, much of it coming after the violent spectacle that unfolded at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“We were part of the con, and we knew it,” Moser said. “Though the center claimed to be effective in fighting extremism, ‘hate’ always continued to be on the rise, more dangerous than ever, with each year’s report on hate groups. ‘The SPLC: making hate pay,’ we’d say.”
Moser said he and other SPLC staffers recounted pride in work against conservative causes, but despair at doing nothing against the hypocrisy of their superiors, and it is a nightmare that is far from over.
To think that the SPLC leadership has been cleaned out and a revitalized organization set to a new, honorable standard is most premature. It is a lie. It is, after all, a leftist organization built on dialectical methodology that capitalizes on morphing reality and language itself.
Its hypocrisy runs to a deeper core that Moser, himself a leftist, clearly does not understand. The SPLC moral underpinnings remain the stuff of corruption.
Bertolt Brecht, himself a German Marxist, said of the close of World War II, “Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”