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Wait, the SPLC Compared Republicans to THIS Lunatic?



Writer’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series about recent offensive statements made by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The SPLC this week issued a despicable statement that compared political conservatives to mass shooter Elliott Rodger, who killed six people in California in 2014.

Wait…what?

Rodger, in case you don’t know, was an incel, which is short for involuntary celibate. Incels are angry and sexually frustrated men who struggle to have relationships with women. Rodger posted a video on YouTube where he complained he was a virgin and had never kissed a girl. He promised to exact revenge on females who denied him sex. Rodger then murdered innocent men and women. Shortly afterward, he committed suicide.

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The SPLC is a hate group that smears individuals and groups whose politics don’t align with their left-wing ideologies. On Tuesday the SPLC continued the tradition.

“Beyond the mass attacks that capture headlines, this ideology [of Rodger’s] manifests itself in everyday acts of gender-based violence that often go unnoticed,” the SPLC said.

“Similarly, legislative efforts to restrict reproductive rights, prevent individuals from accessing gender-affirming care, criminalize drag performances, and end no-fault divorce all reflect this culture.”

As reported last September, SPLC members donated $4.6 million to 39 voter outreach organizations across the Deep South. This, as part of what they call Vote Your Voice grants. SPLC members have already committed to spend more than $100 million on this program elsewhere around the South.

The grants will support voter education, registration, and mobilization, especially among communities of color. 

The SPLC attaches labels such as “racist,” “white supremacist” and “extremist” to people and groups who don’t deserve them.

Dennis Prager, an SPLC target, writing for Investors.com, said “all the SPLC does is politicize, and thereby trivialize, the fight against racism and other evils.”

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Writing for The Washington Post, Marc A. Thiessen, said the SPLC smears good people with false charges of bigotry.

“The SPLC is a once-storied organization that did important work filing civil rights lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s,” Thiessen wrote.

“But it has become a caricature of itself, labeling virtually anyone who does not fall in line with its left-wing ideology an ‘extremist’ or ‘hate group.’”

The SPLC casually mentioned Tuesday that The New York Times published Rodgers’ 140-page manifesto. And, wait for it, the paper published it only one day after the 2014 mass shooting.

But wait…isn’t this the same establishment media that has zero interest in seeing or publishing the manifesto of Audrey Hale? Hale was the transgendered woman who killed multiple people at a Christian academy in Nashville

Part two of this series will explore the media’s double standards.

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