Southern Poverty Law Center: Liars Ca$hing in
April 19, 2010
“The Southern Poverty Law Center, for the viewers who may not know it, is an organization that specializes in finding offenses that they can raise money around…..Morris Dees, who is the owner of it, if you’d like, I think, is nothing more than a scam artist.” C-SPAN Q&A Host: Brian Lamb Interview with Wesley Pruden, “Washington Times” Editor in Chief
The misnamed Southern “Poverty” Law Center is nothing of the sort. That organization is drowning in money. Their “leadership” doesn’t give a ticker’s damn about the U.S. Constitution. Morris Dees cares only for money and he’s been raking it in for decades to support his lavish lifestyle. A lifestyle of sexual perversion (peeping on his naked 16-year old step daughter), sexual deviant (in bed with another man in front of his wife) and peddling “intolerance” better than any snake oil salesman of the 19th Century:
By Ken Silverstein
Harper’s Magazine, November 2000
How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance
“That was then. Today, the SPLC spends most of its time–and money–on a relentless fund-raising campaign, peddling memberships in the church of tolerance with all the zeal of a circuit rider passing the collection plate. “He’s the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil rights movement,” renowned anti- death-penalty lawyer Millard Farmer says of Dees, his former associate, “though I don’t mean to malign Jim and Tammy Faye.” The Center earned $44 million last year alone–$27 million from fund-raising and $17 million from stocks and other investments–but spent only $13 million on civil rights program , making it one of the most profitable charities in the country….
“Any good salesman knows that a products “value” is a highly mutable quality with little relation to actual worth, and Morris Dees-who made millions hawking, by direct mail, such humble commodities as birthday cakes, cookbooks (including Favorite Recipes of American Home Economics Teachers), tractor seat cushions, rat poison, and, in exchange for a mailing list containing 700,000 names, presidential candidate George McGovern-is nothing if not a good salesman. So good in fact that in 1998 the Direct Marketing Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame. “I learned everything I know about hustling from the Baptist Church,” Dees has said. “Spending Sundays on those hard benches listening to the preacher pitch salvation-why, it was like getting a Ph.D. in selling.” Here, Dr. Dees (the letter’s nominal author) masterfully transforms, with a mere flourish of hyperbole, an education kit available “at cost” for $30 on the SPLC web site into “a $325 value.”
“This is one of the only places in this letter where specific races are mentioned. Elsewhere, Dees and his copywriters, deploying an arsenal of passive verbs and vague abstractions, have sanitized the usually divisive issue of race of its more disturbing elements-such as angry black people-and for good reason: most SPLC donors are white. Thus, instead of concrete civil rights issues like housing discrimination and racial profiling, we get “communities seething with racial violence.” Instead of racially biased federal sentencing laws, or the disparity between poor predominantly black schools and affluent white ones, or the violence against illegals along the Mexican border, the SPLC gives us “intolerance against those who are different,” turning bigotry into a color-blind, equal-opportunity sin. It’s reassuring to know that “Caucasians” are no more and no less guilty of this sin than African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. In the eyes of Morris Dees, we’re all sinners, all victims, and all potential contributors.
“Morris Dees doesn’t need your financial support. The SPLC is already the wealthiest civil rights group in America, though this letter quite naturally omits that fact. Other solicitations have been more flagrantly misleading. One pitch, sent out in 1995-when the Center had more than $60 million in reserves-informed would-be donors that the “strain on our current operating budget is the greatest in our 25-year history.” Back in 1978, when the Center had less than $10 million, Dees promised that his organization would quit fund-raising and live off interest as soon as its endowment hit $55 million. But as it approached that figure, the SPLC upped the bar to $100 million, a sum that, one 1989 newsletter promised, would allow the Center “to cease the costly and often unreliable task of fund raising. ” Today, the SPLC’s treasury bulges with $120 million, and it spends twice as much on fund-raising-$5.76 million last year-as it does on legal services for victims of civil rights abuses. The American Institute of Philanthropy gives the Center one of the worst ratings of any group it monitors, estimating that the SPLC could operate for 4.6 years without making another tax-exempt nickel from its investments or raising another tax-deductible cent from well-meaning “people like you.”
Anyone who has read my writing for more than 15 years, has heard me speak at a function or on my radio show, knows I do not personally attack people’s physical appearance, i.e., calling someone fat or ugly. It isn’t my nature to be mean. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and losing weight for most people is a terrible struggle. However, I make an exception here regarding Mark Potok, toady mouth piece for the Southern Rich Man’s Hustle Center (SPLC). Potok is the vicious attack dog Morris Dees pays to slander anyone who believes the Constitution is being shredded and our way of life being destroyed as “hate mongers” and kin of the KKK.
“In September, Potok appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” to do some good old fashioned lefty fear-mongering. The body of a Census worker had just been found hanged in rural Kentucky. Potok posited it was a distinct possibility that he had been killed by someone who saw him as an agent of the sort of nefarious federal government. This idea of government workers being the enemy goes all the way back to the militia movement of the ‘90s when forestry workers, Bureau of Land Management workers were seen really as enemies by people in the so-called patriot organizations. We’ve seen a resurgence in this movement over the last year or so, and it does seem possible this is an outcome of that. …
“I would not say that this part of Kentucky is any more sort of hot bed of anti-government sentiment than other rural areas of the country. However, that part of the country does have something of a tradition of suspicion of outsiders, going way back. Having to do with labor struggles in the area, having to do with people coming in and making documentaries that locals had felt portrayed them badly and so on.
“I think the bottom line is it’s a very rural area, and these are the kinds of areas where sometimes, you know, real white hot anti-government sentiment thrives. I think it’s probably worth saying that I know that back in ‘95, immediately after the Oklahoma City bombing, I remember “USA Today” did a poll and found that 39 percent of Americans at that time felt that the federal government was an imminent threat to their liberties as Americans. Quite incredible.
“I think that we are at a similar point in history right now, you know, where we’ve seen this anti-government sentiment very much whipped up by militia certainly but also the whole scene that we’ve seen develop around town halls and so forth.
“Ahh yes, the Tea Party was responsible, in part, for his death. Just one problem: the whole thing was a hoax! Bill Sparkman, the late Census worker, had killed himself, and staged the homicide in the hope of recouping insurance money for his family. Tragic, yes. Right-wing terrorism? Only in Potok fantasy-land.”
Before jumping on the SPLC gravy train, Potok was a reporter for newspapers like USA Today and the Miami Herald. It was difficult to find any personal information on Potok, but apparently he is married, never graduated from college. He is by today’s standards, highly unattractive. A real eye sore. He’s also what I call a sissy man. A real man in the tradition of Patrick Henry or Joseph Banister scares little Napoleon’s like Mark Potok. The Second Amendment scares ninnies like Potok. He supports sodomites because I believe he identifies with them: “sensitive” and effeminate.
Socially inept bounders like Potok jack up their own feelings of inadequacy by tearing down real men who intimidate them. A real woman would be more than Potok could handle. Like Chris Matthews who said he gets a thrill up his leg every time he hears Obama speak, I suspect Potok reacts the same when he hears someone like Janeane Garofalo, who isn’t at all funny. Like Potok, Garofalo makes her living shooting off her mouth before loading what little brain matter she has. Vultures of a feather.
The SPLC has come out with its new hit list titled: Meet the Patriots. I am on the list. I knew this was coming as I was contacted several weeks ago by a female who said she was a researcher for the SPLC. I believe her name was Heidi Beirich. As I do not trust anyone who works for the mainstream media and cable net work talk show anchors, and certainly not someone representing the SPLC, I politely told Ms. Beirich I had nothing to say. No comment. End of our telephone conversation. A week later, I received another call from some giggle-puss from Turner Broadcasting, CNN. She was working on a “tax protester” piece and wanted to interview me. I politely told her: No comment.
Besides lack of trust, there is another reason why any sane individual would stay away from those “news” and “hate fighting” groups. Credibility. As a dear friend of mine said on the phone a few days ago: When you consent to giving an interview, not only do you set yourself up for deceit and duplicity, but you give the interviewer the appearance of being qualified to have a dialogue with you on the subject matter. This has been glaringly obvious over the Obama citizenship fraud. Intellectually lazy, fact challenged reporters and anchors who all have their own agenda. The truth is no where to be found.
I don’t recognize eight of the people on the ‘Meet the Patriots’ list. As for what is written about me, here’s the smear job:
1. “Based in Big Spring, Texas, she bills herself as the “Dynamite Redhead” on her web site..”
I don’t “bill” myself as ‘the dynamite redhead’ on my web site. Those words don’t even appear on my web site.
That moniker was attached to my columns by the wonderful couple who own Newswithviews.com. Dynamite Redhead appears on their web site with my photo for NWVs columns I have written. I had nothing to do with it and it never bothered me. Some people get a kick out of it.
Beirich is the Director Research for the SPLC, but it appears she couldn’t find the truth if it jumped out of her computer monitor. But, then again, truth isn’t in the best interests of the money grubbing SPLC, only filling their coffers.
2. “Kidd gained popularity with an anti-tax message and by writing two booklets that she claims have sold more than 2 million copies.” I don’t “claim,” it is a fact that I shipped 1.6 million copies of my Why A Bankrupt America booklet. I didn’t sell them. I never received a penny in royalties for either booklet. People donated a small amount which covered only the printing, envelope, postage. The same with my Blind Loyalty booklet, which I retired after 700,000 copies. I have saved all the records from 1993 and the printer can verify those figures.
3 . “…she says she became a federal whistle blower after filing a “fraud, waste and abuse” complaint against her own job.” That is a legal fact. My FW & A complaint was filed with the Inspector General for the U.S. Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base, Air Force Space Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1990. Before I filed, I went to see a JAG officer at Ft. Carson regarding my legal rights. At that time, my husband was a bird Colonel at Ft. Carson; I knew it would be an awkward situation.
And, yes, like other whistle blowers, it cost me my job. I knew that was the risk when I filed. However, for me it was a matter of conscience and something I felt I had to do. Despite my outstanding work performance review write ups, my GS-11 paycheck went bye-bye. The individuals who were guilty of protecting the waste stayed on the job killing time on taxpayer dollars.
On the hit list: Dr. Edwin Vieira, Joseph Banister, Larry Pratt — all constitionalists who support the Second Amendment and want to restore this nation to its roots are attacked by that freedom hating organization.
Any American, regardless of color, religion or political affiliation, who supports the U.S. Constitution and opposes the planned Sovietization of these united States of America is a target for money grubbing organizations like the SPLC. They use Rule 11 from communist Saul Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals — “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.” Old KGB techniques.
As the American people continue to wake up and demand Washington, DC and their state legislatures represent them, not special interests, the attacks will increase. Tea party participants will continue to be called every vile name in the book, including this courageous American:
Black minister addresses tea party rallies
Associated Press – 4/17/2010
PITTSBURGH – “A Louisiana minister says he hopes more pastors join him in the Tea Party movement. The Rev. C.L. Bryant has been addressing Tea Party rallies around the country. On Thursday’s federal tax filing deadline, he spoke at rallies in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. Bryant, who is African-American, says allegations that Tea Party activists are racists and haters are “an out-and-out lie.” But he says, “This country, I believe, was given to us divinely, and Americans are not the type of people by nature to be ruled over.”
Did the SPLC play a part in the OKC bombing?
At the bottom of the piece cited above is a link to: The Motive. Way down at the bottom it reads: “That same evening, April 17, a military C-21 Lear Jet carrying several high-ranking military officials, including a supervisor to the NSA, crashed near Alexander City, Alabama. The disaster, which occured on a clear day, appeared to be more than a simple accident. The highly experienced crew reported “fuel management” problems, a classic sabatogue technique. Witnesses Miranda Wyckoff and Jimmy Keel claim they heard multiple explosions while the plane was airborne.”
I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the NTSB to obtain all documents pertaining to that crash. I sent all the documentation and data to my dear friend, retired Brigadier General, U.S.A.F., Ben Partin. It is his qualified opinion it was not an accident.
“One of the revelations was the involvement of civil-rights attorney Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center in an informant operation. According to the memo, the SPLC was involved in monitoring subjects for the FBI believed to be linked to now-executed bomber Timothy McVeigh, the neo-Nazi compound at Elohim City and the mysterious German national Andreas Carl Strassmeir…
“The involvement of the SPLC is mentioned in the following quote from the memo:
“(Name redacted) telephone call from (name redacted) on or about 4/17/95, two days prior to the OKBOMB attack, when (name redacted) of the SPLC, was in the white supremacist compound at (redacted), Oklahoma, notes the director.”
“The Daily Gazette reports, “References to an informant working for the SPLC at Elohim City on the eve of the Oklahoma City bombing raises serious questions as to what the SPLC might know about McVeigh’s activities during the final hours before the fuse was lit in Oklahoma City – but which the SPLC has failed to disclose publicly.”
“Dees confirmed the presence of an informant at Elohim City at a recent press conference, the paper reported. “If I told you what we were doing there, I would have to kill you,” Dees replied when asked to explain.”
What needs to happen is a full blown investigation by the Federal Department of Justice to look into the SPLC’s involvement in the OKC bombing. Will that happen? Not with Eric Holder as the Attorney General. Someone who obstructed justice in the murder of Michael Trentadue;see this letter to Leaky Leahy who has disgraced the U.S. Senate for decades. Robert Mueller, head of the FBI is just as corrupt.
The SPLC has spent decades spreading their propaganda to law enforcement agencies around the country. Using the most extreme examples, the SPLC has been a front runner in convincing local law enforcement that anyone who questions the government is a home grown terrorist. I highly recommend you contact your sheriff and your city council. Find out if any of your local tax dollars are going into the coffers of a rank operation like SPLC.
“Our” government paid Randy Weaver and his surviving children $3.1 million dollars for the murders of 14-year old Sammy Weaver (shot in the back) and his mother, Victoria, at Ruby Ridge. The killer, FBI agent, Lon Horiuchi, was absolved and given a free pass. The Trentadue family received one million dollars for the murder of their family member. The fruits of our labor to protect murderers and corrupt public officials. It is a stain on our country.
The individuals responsible for murdering Americans at the World Trade Center (1993), Ruby Ridge, Waco and OKC are rouge elements within the U.S. government. Sting operations gone bad. Killers on the loose wearing badges. The truth seekers will not go away no matter how many attacks and smear campaigns are thrown out by vile operations like the SPLC.
That includes September 11, 2001. I hope you will listen to my radio show, May 5, 2010. Richard Gage, AIA, who speaks for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.will be my guest. Feel free to call in and ask him a question. You can watch Richard’s presentation at the February 19, 2010 press conference in San Francisco here.
 2006 Form 990: CEO made $334,886 in salary and compensation; Potok paid $140,000. According to that form, the poverty stricken Morris Dees’ operation hauled in almost $45 million with assets over $226,000,000. It gets better in 2008; you can view that Form 990 here.
Bomb Damage Analysis of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
by Brigadier Gen. USAF (Ret.)
McVeigh’s Second Trial
The OKC Bombing Case Revelations
by Patrick Briley
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies distributed. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn’t left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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