BREAKING NEWS Out Of The Southern Poverty Law Center…. This Is HUGE!

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Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center testified before the House Homeland Security Committee last week.

The extreme left leaning SPLC has repeatedly come under fire from Conservatives, Christians, and Republicans alike.  It seems if you are a Christian, pro-America, pro-family, and pro-Traditional values in any way? Well, according to the SPLC you are a “hate group.” Groups like Alliance Defending Freedom, the American College of Pediatricians, Liberty Counsel, and the Family Research Council have been branded with the label of “hate group” for showing public support to conservative and/or traditional Christian values.

However, who is NOT listed on the SPLC’s so-called “hate map” are groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Yet Canadian Black Lives Matter leader – Yusra Khogali recently for calling white people “subhuman” and openly discussing wiping out white people in a form of white genocide.

A Black Lives Matter leader has come under fire after arguing on social media that white people are “sub-human” and suffer from “recessive genetic defects,” and musing about how the race could be wiped out.

“Whiteness is not humxness, in fact, white skin is sub-humxn,” she wrote. “All phenotypes exist within the black family and white ppl are a genetic defect of blackness.”

“Melanin enables black skin to capture light and hold it in its memory mode which reveals that blackness converts light into knowledge. Melanin directly communicates with cosmic energy,” she added.

The Black Lives Matter leader then wondered how the white race could be wiped out. According to her, “Black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”

Or what about Chanelle Helm, Black Lives Matter leader in Louisville, KY when she published her list of demands for white people in LeoWeekly where she made such racist and inflammatory statements as –

1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.

2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.

3. If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.

And that’s just for starters….

What about Antifa? Well, SPLC president Richard Cohen just does not think Antifa is that hateful….never mind that the group as a whole is known for beating up anyone they disagree with labeling them “fascists” because beating on someone for a difference of opinion? Why that’s not hateful at all is it?

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Cohen said in his testimony before the House attempting to defend this idiocy, stating  –

“If you are familiar with our work, we write about antifa often. We condemn their tactics — I’ve said so publicly and we do so always — but antifa is not a group that vilifies people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion and the like.”

Cohen was there to testify regarding domestic terrorism.  However, Rep. Scott Perry (PA-R) called Cohen out on his ridiculous hypocrisy, citing the SLPC’s extensive offshore financial holdings, its relationship with Google in creating a “hate news index,” and the politics behind its “hate map.”

Perry blasted the SPLC for failing to include the likes of Antifa and BLM stating it “reduces your credibility.” He also accused the SPLC of picking and choosing targets based merely on opinion rather than on any sort of empirical data.

Perry stated –

“So you’re okay with antifa as long as they don’t say things that you don’t agree with, but it’s okay if they hit people on the head with a bike lock or set things on fire or riot and flout the law by wearing face masks and incite riots—you’re okay with that?” 

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Cohen responded with –

“We condemn groups like Antifa, we write about them often. We don’t list them as hate groups. Our listing of hate groups doesn’t necessarily mean that they engage in violence, although we think that the anti-LGBT propaganda is one of the factors that makes the LGBT community in our country the most likely to be victimized by hate crimes.”

When asked about the Family Research Council or Alliance Defending Freedom, groups that verbally spar with ideological foes but have never physically attacked them, Cohen merely stated they made the list for “relentlessly vilifying” the LGBT community. The SPLC has been widely condemned by those on the right as the attack machine of the left. Perry called Cohen out for his nonsense, asking why the map does not list  Students for Justice in Palestine when the group publicly advocates for violence against the Jews.

Cohen responded with a non-answer claiming not to know about that particular group stating –

“I don’t know about that particular group. We try to call hate as we see it. We limit our list not by left versus right but by groups that vilify others for factors such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or the like.”

The SPLC partners with groups like Google and ProPublica to create a database of so-called “hate incidents” committed in the wake of Charlottesville – a rally in which an independent report compiled by former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy after a thorough investigation at the request of city officials in Charlottesville showed that police were woefully unprepared and poorly organized in response to the event. His report states – “The City of Charlottesville protected neither free expression nor public safety on August 12,” citing multiple sources reporting the chief of police responding to the first signs of violence with orders of “let them fight, it will make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly.”

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Cohen then went on to claim he has personally urged Google to do more by modifying its search engine to downplay “hate groups” and not prioritize them.  He then cited the example of mass murderer Dylann Roof, who found racist websites when he searched “black on white crime,” and later shot and killed nine black parishioners in the 2015 church massacre in Charleston, SC.  There was no mention of a similar style church shooting in Antioch, TN by Emmanual Samson, a Sudanese immigrant against a predominately white congregation though.

Perry called him on his hypocrisy mentioning that while Cohen cited the influence of racist websites in motivating Roof, Cohen himself denies any responsibility whatsoever in the 2012 attack on the Family Research Council where Floyd Lee Corkins shot and wounded a security guard after being inspired by the anti-FRC rhetoric found in posts on the SPLC website.

Cohen referenced the 1976 movie “Taxi Driver” which is cited as inspiration for John Hinckley’s attempt on Ronald Reagan’s life while he served as president when he stated –

“We’re no more responsible for what Mr. Corkins did based on reading our website than Martin Scorsese is for what John Hinckley did. ” 

Perry called Cohen’s denial a “breathtaking double standard.”

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Rep. Clay Higgins (LA-R) then took up the helm questioning just why the SPLC would need to deposit millions in offshore accounts given its current status as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt entity. The SPLC current has nearly 20% or some $69 million of its $320 million endowments in offshore equity funds and other overseas investments according to its 2016 annual report.

Cohen responded with –

“I think there’s been some confusion in the press about this. It’s common for nonprofit organizations including universities and big foundations to have money in offshore accounts. It avoids two things: certain kinds of filings and unrelated business income tax.”

He then went on in a woefully transparent attempt to attempt to blame President Trump and his campaign claiming they “energized the white supremacist movement.” He cited as “evidence” that the number of registered users on the white-supremacist website Stormfront more than doubled from 140,000 in 2008 to 330,000 in 2017.

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Rep. Thomas Garrett (VA-R) again called Cohen out on his ridiculous hypocrisy pointing out that the majority of that growth actually took place during the Obama administration.

Garrett stated –

“Again, this isn’t President Obama’s fault. It’s not, is it? I mean, I don’t think it is. If someone were to say that the prevalence of these groups is because of the rhetoric of one individual, that would be oversimplifying the problem, would it not?”

Cohen replied with a soliloquy in defense of liberalism and inclusion, stating SPLC’s leadership naturally leans left and should not be surprising –

“The liberal tradition is an inclusive one. Hate is the opposite of that liberal tradition of inclusivity. So it’s not surprising to me that people at the SPLC, people at other inclusive organizations tend to give money to liberal organizations. It seems obvious to me.”

Frankly, what seems obvious to me is that the SPLC is being allowed carte blanche in what is or is not dubbed a “hate group” and is being used a means to vilify those with which the group ideologically disagrees. As long as those groups continue to target Conservatives, Republicans, Christians, white people, traditionalists, pro-America, or any other group with which they ideologically disagree then the SPLC and its leadership have free reign. THAT in and of itself is dangerous in the extreme.

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