Up With People (Who Hate)!!!

So, as everyone is probably now aware, the SPLC report on conservative American hate groups is now out.

The number of hate groups in America has been going up for years, rising 54% between 2000 and 2008 and driven largely by an angry backlash against non-white immigration and, starting in the last year of that period, the economic meltdown and the climb to power of an African American president.

According to the latest annual count by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), these groups rose again slightly in 2009 — from 926 in 2008 to 932 last year — despite the demise of a key neo-Nazi group. The American National Socialist Workers Party, which had 35 chapters in 28 states, imploded shortly after the October 2008 arrest of founder Bill White for making threats against his enemies.

At the same time, the number of what the SPLC designates as “nativist extremist” groups — organizations that go beyond mere advocacy of restrictive immigration policy to actually confront or harass suspected immigrants — jumped from 173 groups in 2008 to 309 last year. Virtually all of these vigilante groups have appeared since the spring of 2005.

But the most dramatic story by far has been with the antigovernment Patriots.

And already the SPLC and the NFMSM (NonFoxMainStreamMedia) are being called terrorists by RightSideNews for “blaming” such AWESOME!!! American Patriots ™ as Dobbs, Beck, Bachmann, Palin, and Teabaggers as people responsible in part for encouraging and/or irresponsibly causing some of the very scary mess.  Nice one – the old ‘I know you are, but what am I?’ defense.

Choaking From Rage

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5 Comments

  1. Dr. Monkey said,

    March 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Only Muslims are terrorists and only left wing Commie lesbos want to bring down the government. Didn’t you learn anything from FIXED News?

  2. March 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I found it amusing that yesterday FAIR, one of John Taunton’s anti-immigration groups, Tweeted that “the SPLC is a group which has outlived its usefulness.”

    FAIR, of course, has been identified as a hate group by the SPLC.

  3. Laci the Dog said,

    March 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I thought FAIR (http://www.fair.org/) was Fair Ness and Accuracy in Media?

  4. mike said,

    March 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Of course if you read the SPLC report you’ll see that the reason the number of “hate groups” increased is because they changed their definition of the term “hate group”

  5. Dusty said,

    March 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    The SPLC ranks right up there with the ACLU for moi. Two groups that work for the good of the citizenry..not the fucking corporations.


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