You can rest comfortably, America. Those standard-bearers of decency at the Southern Poverty Law Center are once again magnanimously acting for the common weal. They have heroically identified forty (potential) domestic terrorists who are part of the “resurgent” patriot movement. Avoid these people at all costs — they are bad, and may try to protect you from Big Government!
Strange, isn’t it, that a “nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society” is so preoccupied with detractors of unconstitutional big government? If you read the article, note the tiresome frequency of the word “antigovernment.” Then consider that the SPLC-sters promote themselves as the heirs of the civil rights movement, which promoted “civil disobedience” (and often not-so-civil disobedience). Do the math and what do you get? Defying the government and law-enforcement agencies for an ostensibly good reason is heroic for one group, but sinister for another.
This obvious hypocrisy aside, the real issue is that the SPLC is the ally of Big Government and strives to use its agencies to advance a despotic neo-liberal agenda, trampling what’s left of traditional Christian values in the process. As Chuck Baldwin points out:
The sad truth is, however, our federal government has chosen to exalt the SPLC to the position of being its “go to” source for information regarding “potential domestic terrorists” and similar characterizations. As a result, the information and reports disseminated by SPLC wind up in police reports and bulletins all over the United States. As an example, the SPLC had its fingerprints all over the infamous MIAC report. One could even question whether the SPLC is merely a front organization for Big Brother.
Therefore, it is highly likely that the report negatively profiling 40 American patriots will find its way into Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fusion centers and be distributed to police agencies all across the country. So, should the 40 people who find themselves targeted by SPLC expect some kind of government/police attention? Are we really that close to Nazi-style persecution in America? If the SPLC has its way, the answer seems to be a definite yes.
Behind their illogical, often dishonest, and sometimes ungrammatical rhetoric lurks a will to conform the land of the free to a jack-booted, illiberal despotism of political correctness. Meanwhile, they get to make lots of money.