Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Southern Poverty Law Center. You know who they are......

Enough with the hate labels. Why I’m standing up to the Southern Poverty Law Center
By Hannah Scherlacher
September 26, 2017

Nazi. Fascist. Misogynist. White supremacist. These are some of the most hateful terms around, and yet they are freely lobbed at anyone who even slightly diverges from the left’s worldview. This fall, I became the one targeted by exactly this sort of bullying at the hands of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
It’s an understatement to say that I was dumbfounded as to how I ended up on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) LGBTQ hate-list — I have never said or done anything to indicate hate for the LGBTQ community. When I called to inquire, SPLC informed me that I am guilty because I did a radio interview with Family Research Council Radio (FRC). I am a program coordinator for The Leadership Institute's Campus Reform. org. The segment was about socialism, but because FRC holds traditional family values, I was labeled an LGBT-hater just for being a guest on the show. No LGBT topics even came-up.

SPLC’s hate-list exemplifies a bullying tactic employed by the left to silence conservative ideas. Regardless of the issue, support for the conservative point of view results in a litany of hateful labels and reputation-smearing. The goal is to paint any opposition to the far left as morally depraved and, therefore, unworthy of being included in conversation. Dr. Carol Swain, an African-American woman and former Vanderbilt professor, is a perfect case-in-point; she was labeled a white supremacist sympathizer by the SPLC for pointing-out SPLC’s hypocrisy on racial issues.

This tactic is more than illogical; it’s dangerous. Reckless and irresponsible hate-labeling not only stifles free speech and expression, it empowers and emboldens vicious groups and individuals to violently attack people. Consider the 2012 Family Research Council shooting, when a man walked into the organization’s office in Washington, D.C., with 100 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He planned to kill as many staff members as possible and smear the sandwiches in their faces. He said he chose his target based on SPLC’s Hate Map.

Nowhere is the danger more real than on our college campuses where Antifa, By Any Means Necessary, and other domestic terror groups (which are not found on any SPLC hate list) now feel emboldened to attack conservative students and shut down events under the guise of — ironically — fighting fascism, hate and white supremacism. Two Berkeley students recently spoke to Martha MacCallum about being targeted, stalked and physically assaulted by Antifa for being members of the College Republicans club.

This bullying needs to stop if we want to protect a free society — on and off campus. Americans are afraid to voice any form of dissent from the social or economic progressive agenda for fear of losing their academic standings, their jobs, or being labeled hateful and bigoted.

Americans are afraid to voice any form of dissent from the social or economic progressive agenda for fear of losing their academic standings, their jobs, or being labeled hateful and bigoted.
While I am lucky to have a current employer that is understanding of this injustice, many others are not willing to give the benefit of doubt. I will now have to explain to every future employer why my name is on a hate list. If there’s one thing I gained from this, it’s a newfound respect for conservative students who face this type of mistreatment every day on campus.

Groups like the SPLC threaten our constitutional rights and the very fabric that makes this nation great. We need to start pushing back. If this trend of bullying and ostracizing anyone with a different opinion continues, we can only expect a chilling, mob-rule effect and the suppression of speech and ideas in this country.

I am calling on SPLC to remove me from this list and stop engaging in the game of identity fear politics. I urge all Americans who have been bullied, silenced, and pushed into a corner by radical groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to push back too.

Hannah Scherlacher is the Program Coordinator and a contributor for the Leadership Institute’s, which reports on liberal abuse and bias on America’s colleges campuses.


  1. Very good post Harry. Everything she says makes sense and is right. I can't speak for all Canadians, but I, myself, keep it tame with my opinions, mainly for fear of reproach. I'm so used to immature violence and self-righteous behaviour from society that I don't rock the boat ever. I simply keep to myself, and if someone pisses me off, I ignore them. I feel violated at times and it sticks with me longer than it should. I'm an emotional woman and injustice really gets to my soul. I've stood up for myself in the past, and in return have been bullied because of my language; and had my car messed with by (I suspect) the neighbours I called the cops on when they had all night parties. I can't stand all of society anymore.

    Lol...I guess I ranted there a bit didn't I? :)

    I hope you're having nice fall weather and NO tourists to bother you! It's frosty at night here now, but the days are nice and autumn-like!

    1. No, you didn't rant, Rain. I honestly think the subject is one that every human being alive has some deeply repressed experiences with.

      I took a lot of verbal abuse and disrespect from my boss when I worked for the Oil company. He was a sociopath, and his nickname in the company was "Little Adolf." Everybody in the entire company had at least heard of the guy, and I had the office right next to him. But, I was making a very good salary, received fat bonuses, and had a lot of perks. Still, I feel degraded when some of his tirades and actions pop into my head.

      I had a bad experience with for black thugs in Chattanooga, and though I had my pistol in the passengers seat of my car, under a Subway Napkin, I let them yell obscenities at me until the light changed and they drove away. I could have killed them, and I wanted to kill them, but I also knew I'd go to jail forever because it would turn out they were all deacons of their church and were on their way to hand out free bibles to the underprivileged.

      But that still gripes at me, especially when I remember it at night when everything is quiet and it just pops into my head.

      So, I admired this lady for standing up against the truly evil Southern Poverty Law Center. It took courage, since they have a reputation of using the courts to destroy people's lives.

      Life throws some bad things at all of us, and we do the best we can. Every one of us remembers some humiliation or abuse we weren't able to avenge. But you never know when you may get a chance to even the score, one way or the other.

      It's nice here now, cool and dry. We are just staying home today. We are both worn out , this week was a hard one for us.

  2. Ah Harry, this right here is the crux of the biscuit. " But you never know when you may get a chance to even the score, one way or the other." The way things are going I suspect that time won't be far off..
    Frankly, I can't believe the Southern Preposterous Lie Center has not been sued out of existence They have committed harm against average Americans, and they have DEEP pockets.. Where is some greedy shyster lawyer to hit Ol Morris where it hurts? Failing that, how come Dees and Potak (to name but a few) have not been strung up on the nearest lamp post? Remember, the only reason the marxists get away with the stuff they do, is because we let them...
    Have you heard that Antifa (Fa la la la la...) is planning on starting CWII on November 4th? They claim they are going to rid the US of the duly elected President...Sounds like open season to me.
    Rain, there are a LOT of people who feel just like you do, both in Canada and here in the US. My Brother lives in Annon ... No one can control your thoughts, so continue to think like you are free...And please don't take this the wrong way, and I apologize in advance if it rubs you the wrong way, if you haven't already, consider joining a gun club, and when you are stressed over idiots, go put some holes in paper. I find it to be excellent stress reduction.
    My comment on Hannah above is simple. Refuse to be silenced. By anyone, for any reason. (Yes of course, you sometimes need to pick your battles...)

    1. J.B. I think Morris Dee and his legion of shysters have been terrorizing people they deem to be errant in their beliefs for a long time. There have been some really unbelievable cases where he's used his money and his lawyers to utterly destroy conservative people in court. Ruined their lives, from both a personal and financial aspect. I guess most people are scared of him. I was really surprised to see this young woman stand up and get right in his ugly face.

      I hope justice works itself out in the end as regards that outfit and it's minions. If there's a hell, they'll surely fry, but I hope they get their comeuppance in this world too.

      I don't think they have a gun club near Rain. She's out in the boonies where she lives. You're right, when I get infuriated I do like to go out behind the barn, to my little range in my meadow, and do some shooting. It's even relaxing to clean the weapons afterwards, and tumble the brass. It does take a man's mind off the things out in the wide world he can't do a lot about.

      I hadn't heard that about the idiots league, but it would be nice if they gave us a chance to meet them on their level. I can't believe even that clutch of the brain dead would want to cross swords with Joe Sixpack. There are a great many people like you and I who are frustrated because they can't come up with a way to deal with Antifa. If the Legion of the Damned want to hand us a way on a silver platter, I'm all for it.