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John Birch Society Freaking Out About Southern Poverty Law Center

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In many ways, the John Birch Society is the prototype for the modern right wing, and this deranged rant at their official website is a perfect example. The twisted talking points are identical to the stuff you can read every day at any right wing blog or media site: Extremist Group Exposed Working With Obama’s Justice Department. (Google cache link.)

As if Obama’s politicized Justice Department was not embroiled in enough scandals — Fast and Furious gun-trafficking to Mexican drug cartels, the subsequent coverup and lies, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder held in criminal contempt of Congress, lawless “legal memos” purporting to justify assassinating U.S. citizens without charge or trial, training police to believe Americans may be terrorists for political activism, and more — there is now yet another travesty to add to the growing list. Documents released recently exposed the department working intimately with one of the most controversial extremist groups in America.

E-mails released last Tuesday by the non-partisan Judicial Watch group showed that Obama’s increasingly out-of-control Department of Justice was collaborating closely with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). To make matters worse, hate-mongering propaganda issued by the widely criticized organization — ridiculed and blasted by critics as a discredited far-left attack group — was implicated last year in an attempted mass-shooting at the conservative-leaning Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

After the failed terror attack scheme to murder FRC employees, concerned conservatives and even some homosexual groups all across America expressed increasing alarm over the dangerous rhetoric and propaganda distributed by the SPLC, equating mainstream pro-family and Christian groups with the organizations like KKK, neo-Nazis, and terrorists, for example. The SPLC and its hysterical attacks were immediately thrust into the spotlight — especially after it was revealed that the shooter and would-be terrorist used the organization’s “hate map” propaganda to select his target.

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81 comments

1 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:11:33pm

Sounds like something written by the Breitbrats.

2 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:16:42pm

Still missing William F. Buckley when it comes to this organization.

3 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:17:37pm
equating mainstream pro-family and Christian groups with the organizations like KKK,

ROTFLMAO!

4 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:17:49pm

re: #2 FemNaziBitch

Still missing William F. Buckley when it comes to this organization.

He’s gone and in today’s fragmented media market I’m not sure how another conservative figure gains his stature.

5 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:18:28pm

re: #4 Dark_Falcon

He’s gone and in today’s fragmented media market I’m not sure how another conservative figure gains his stature.

by showing some sanity?

6 klys  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:20:38pm

re: #5 FemNaziBitch

by showing some sanity?

I might argue that that would work against him gaining stature in the current rightwing arena.

7 Lidane  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:20:44pm

re: #4 Dark_Falcon

He’s gone and in today’s fragmented media market I’m not sure how another conservative figure gains his stature.

They don’t. At least not without openly parroting the bigotry and ignorance of the Birchers, the Birthers and the ZOMG BENGHAZI morans.

8 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:21:43pm

The link’s not working for me.

9 jaunte  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:21:54pm

I’m getting a Google error message on the link.

Image: Screen_Shot_2013-02-10_at_3.21.07_PM.png

10 dragonfire1981  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:22:02pm
11 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:22:09pm

re: #8 wrenchwench

The link’s not working for me.

second

12 erik_t  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:22:19pm
one of the most controversial extremist groups in America

I had to copy and paste that because I couldn’t type it with a straight face.

13 dragonfire1981  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:23:00pm

re: #9 jaunte

I’m getting a Google error message on the link.

Image: Screen_Shot_2013-02-10_at_3.21.07_PM.png

Try this one.

14 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:23:53pm

Try this one:

[Link: webcache.googleusercontent.com…]

15 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:24:37pm
To make matters worse, hate-mongering propaganda issued by the widely criticized organization — ridiculed and blasted by critics as a discredited far-left attack group — was implicated last year in an attempted mass-shooting at the conservative-leaning Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Who is critisizing the SPLC? except those listed in their Hate List?

16 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:24:55pm

re: #13 dragonfire1981

Er, that was a direct link to the Birch Society, which is what I wanted to avoid.

17 HappyWarrior  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:25:10pm

Aww are the poor widdle Birchers upset that the SPLC is calling them out rightfully for the bigots they are.

18 jaunte  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:25:14pm
Conservative, Christian, and libertarian activists and organizations have long been alarmed by the SPLC’s shameful attacks on loyal Americans…

Heh.

19 erik_t  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:25:35pm

re: #15 FemNaziBitch

Who is critisizing the SPLC? except those listed in their Hate List?

The complete lack of condemnation of the SPLC is, when you get right down to it, proof of the conspiracy.

20 TedStriker  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:25:51pm

re: #3 FemNaziBitch

equating mainstream pro-family and Christian groups with the organizations like KKK,

ROTFLMAO!

Like the JBS and AFA, right Birchers?

21 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:27:52pm

To make matters worse, hate-mongering propaganda issued by the widely criticized organization — ridiculed and blasted by critics as a discredited far-left attack group — was implicated last year in an attempted mass-shooting at the conservative-leaning Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Discredited far-right attack group says what?

22 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:27:55pm

re: #19 erik_t

The complete lack of condemnation of the SPLC is, when you get right down to it, proof of the conspiracy.

ah!

23 TedStriker  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:28:39pm

re: #13 dragonfire1981

Here’s the Google cache.

24 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:32:48pm

re: #10 dragonfire1981

Separated at birth?

Is THAT LL Cool J? If so, damn.

25 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:35:54pm

re: #10 dragonfire1981

Separated at birth?

Amazingly similar faces!

26 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:36:13pm

OK, the heaviest Dead episode now replaying. T-Dogg and Laurie. UGH

27 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:36:25pm

Now I know why I had the weird feeling I’d seen Dorner somewhere before.

28 jaunte  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:36:36pm

I hope LL Cool J isn’t driving around in LA.

29 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:38:32pm

re: #24 Skeetghazi

Is THAT LL Cool J? If so, damn.

Yes, it is. You can’t always tell a man’s character by his face. Chris Dorner resembles ‘Cool James’ greatly, but their minds work very differently.

If I were LL Cool J, though, I’d skip the Grammys and stay home. Famous though he is, some who looks that much like Dorner should lie low right now. The LAPD has seriously itchy trigger fingers.

30 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:39:10pm

re: #28 jaunte

I hope LL Cool J isn’t driving around in LA.

SERIOUSLY.

31 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:39:59pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Amazingly similar faces!

Now we know who gets to play Dorner in the movie.

32 aagcobb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:40:07pm

re: #28 jaunte

I hope LL Cool J isn’t driving around in LA.

I would assume he would be in the back of a Limo behind heavily tinted glass.

33 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:41:04pm

Something broke. Everybody’s icon now links to the front page. (I was going to look for a comment I made yesterday.)

34 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:42:59pm

Those of you who post LGF Pages will notice that submitting a page has a new polished look to it. It no longer reloads the window when you post (the old-fashioned way to submit an HTML form) — it’s done with Ajax and some nice fadeIn/fadeOut effects now.

I actually had a technical reason for doing this besides the fact that it looks pretty slick — it helps with character encoding issues to pass the text through Javascript’s escape() function.

35 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:43:38pm

re: #32 aagcobb

I would assume he would be in the back of a Limo behind heavily tinted glass.

Even with that, he’d be better off staying home. Anybody in uniform who thinks they see Dorner is too likely to shoot first and ask questions later.

36 steve_davis  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:43:45pm

re: #32 aagcobb

I would assume he would be in the back of a Limo behind heavily tinted glass.

LAPD would just use that as an excuse to ram the vehicle and shoot a couple thousand rounds of ammo into it.

37 Lidane  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:44:00pm

re: #29 Dark_Falcon

Yes, it is. You can’t always tell a man’s character by his face. Chris Dorner resembles ‘Cool James’ greatly, but their minds work very differently.

If I were LL Cool J, though, I’d skip the Grammys and stay home. Famous though he is, some who looks that much like Dorner should lie low right now. The LAPD has seriously itchy trigger fingers.

He can’t skip the Grammys. He’s the host.

38 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:44:05pm

ultra-leftist

is that similar to ‘extra special leftist to the max beards and sit-ins’ or ‘super mongo supremo leftist with anarchist sauce and ideological arguments’?

39 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:44:06pm

re: #33 wrenchwench

Something broke. Everybody’s icon now links to the front page. (I was going to look for a comment I made yesterday.)

When that happens it means Javascript got screwed up somehow. Try restarting the browser.

40 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:44:17pm
was implicated last year in an attempted mass-shooting at the conservative-leaning Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Dear JBS fucktards,
No. They. Were. Not.
Liars.

equating mainstream pro-family and Christian groups with the organizations like KKK, neo-Nazis, and terrorists, for example.

Yeah, all that gay, immigrant, etc hating. Can’t imagine why they’re on a HATE list.
Fucktards.

41 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:45:02pm

re: #35 Dark_Falcon

Even with that, he’d be better off staying home. Anybody in uniform who thinks they see Dorner is too likely to shoot first and ask questions later.

So far they shot at a skinny white man and two small Latinas. Pickup trucks are what set them off.

42 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:45:13pm

[dumbass]ITZ LIKE A REAL LIFE EPISODE OF NCIS-LOS ANGELES!1![/dumbass]

(I know we don’t have a dumbass font, but it would be cool if we did, along with a moonbat font)

43 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:47:22pm

re: #37 Lidane

He can’t skip the Grammys. He’s the host.

Doesn’t matter. When guys with guns are this keyed up, if you look like the asshole who they are looking for you’re in serious trouble.

44 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:47:28pm

Javascript got screwed up

if somehow javascript ceased to function, the entire infrastructure of contemporary industrial civilization would collapse

45 bratwurst  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:48:25pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Those of you who post LGF Pages will notice that submitting a page has a new polished look to it. It no longer reloads the window when you post (the old-fashioned way to submit an HTML form) — it’s done with Ajax and some nice fadeIn/fadeOut effects now.

I actually had a technical reason for doing this besides the fact that it looks pretty slick — it helps with character encoding issues to pass the text through Javascript’s escape() function.

When I click on “create a page”, the title of whatever thread I happen to have open at the time automatically becomes the title of my page.

46 efuseakay  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:49:25pm

re: #5 FemNaziBitch

by showing some sanity?

RINO! Dismissed.

47 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:50:13pm

re: #45 bratwurst

When I click on “create a page”, the title of whatever thread I happen to have open at the time automatically becomes the title of my page.

That’s how it’s supposed to work. The idea is that you install that link as a bookmarklet in your browser, and then when you click the bookmarklet the title is filled in with the current page’s title, and the text is filled in with any text you’ve selected by clicking and dragging.

If you set it up that way, it’s much easier to post articles from other sites - you just go to the page you want to post, select some text, click the bookmarklet, and everything comes up already filled in for you.

48 Lidane  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:50:17pm

re: #43 Dark_Falcon

Doesn’t matter. When guys with guns are this keyed up, if you look like the asshole who they are looking for you’re in serious trouble.

Except that LL CoolJ isn’t going to be wandering around on his own. He’s going to have armed guards and security, including LAPD, around him at the Grammys.

If anyone is safe from getting accidentally shot by the cops today, it’s him.

49 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:52:27pm

re: #48 Lidane

Except that LL CoolJ isn’t going to be wandering around on his own. He’s going to have armed guards and security, including LAPD, around him at the Grammys.

If anyone is safe from getting accidentally shot by the cops today, it’s him.

You’ve got a point. Still, it goes to show just how fearful tangling with a skilled foe is.

50 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:57:41pm

LAPD

vs LDAP

coincidence?

51 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:03:22pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

When that happens it means Javascript got screwed up somehow. Try restarting the browser.

All fixed now. But I forgot what I was going to say….

52 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:09:02pm

re: #51 wrenchwench

All fixed now. But I forgot what I was going to say….

Did you have to relaunch the browser or just refresh the page?

53 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:09:34pm

I’ve noticed that the Firefox Javascript engine sometimes decides to silently stop working.

54 Amory Blaine  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:09:55pm

Cantor was on D. Gregory’s show today. Gregory pressed him if he supported the Dream Act. Cantor says he doesn’t know what’s in it. How can Cantor not know what’s in it? He’s voted against it.

55 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:10:54pm

Oh, yeah.

Re: the article at the top: They’ve taken epistemic closure to an art form. They have so many fellow haters to link to, they think it constitutes proof that they really aren’t haters. And they keep spinning off more groups with the same cast of characters. Here’s an article that uses SPLC the right way, and shows how the haters form an interlocking directorate.

It starts off pointing out the thing that got me outraged yesterday.

The U.S. House of Representatives held its first hearings for the current session on immigration reform Tuesday. Many immigration groups also submitted official testimony for the record. One name, in particular, jumped out as questionable, at best, in terms of being an expert witness on the topic of immigration—Jessica Vaughan, who submitted a written statement. Vaughan is the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an organization that portrays itself as an “independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization” that advocates a “low-immigration, pro-immigrant” public policy. In reality, CIS is connected to a shadowy network of anti-immigrant funders and activists who participate in or are associated with movements for white nationalism.

[…]

Thanks to Jaunte for retweeting a link to a different source for the article. It’s worth a read, especially if you aren’t familiar with the name John Tanton.

56 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:11:46pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Did you have to relaunch the browser or just refresh the page?

I relaunched the browser. I’m about ready to launch this computer…

57 erik_t  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:15:48pm

re: #56 wrenchwench

I relaunched the browser. I’m about ready to launch this computer…

I have altered the codec. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

58 jaunte  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:15:56pm
59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:16:32pm

re: #56 wrenchwench

I relaunched the browser. I’m about ready to launch this computer…

Somebody I work with used to be in software customer support. He reports that once he asked a customer what the problem was, and the customer replied “My window’s too small.” -“Your window’s too small?” -“Yeah, I can’t fit my computer through it.”

60 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:19:27pm

re: #55 wrenchwench

Oh, yeah.

Re: the article at the top: They’ve taken epistemic closure to an art form. They have so many fellow haters to link to, they think it constitutes proof that they really aren’t haters. And they keep spinning off more groups with the same cast of characters. Here’s an article that uses SPLC the right way, and shows how the haters form an interlocking directorate.

It starts off pointing out the thing that got me outraged yesterday.

Thanks to Jaunte for retweeting a link to a different source for the article. It’s worth a read, especially if you aren’t familiar with the name John Tanton.

Use of such rhetoric in the article Charles linked in the post:

After the shooting at the pro-family organization by the deranged homosexual activist

is a big red flag. Sadly, I find it takes more and more careful reading to distinquish the intent. The NRA is very good at it too. It’s written in such a way that one just reads on and doesn’t necessarily register the subliminal intent.

Scary shit.

61 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:21:24pm

re: #38 engineer cat

ultra-leftist

is that similar to ‘extra special leftist to the max beards and sit-ins’ or ‘super mongo supremo leftist with anarchist sauce and ideological arguments’?

Sshh.. Don’t knock it—I need the ultra-leftist creds.

62 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:22:54pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

Sshh.. Don’t knock it—I need the ultra-leftist creds.

Much needed humour break

63 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:23:53pm

re: #41 wrenchwench

So far they shot at a skinny white man and two small Latinas. Pickup trucks are what set them off.

Ford Motors executive gets a great idea for the next F-150 Superbowl spot…

64 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:25:15pm

Well, they’re announcing best classical small ensemble— Yay! 8th blackbird! My buddies get their third!

65 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:25:22pm
66 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:26:13pm

Here’s an interesting article concerning Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD officer: [Link: www.nydailynews.com…]

Apparently, five-oh is concerned he may try something at the Grammys.

67 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:29:53pm
68 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:30:54pm

re: #66 Dr Lizardo

Here’s an interesting article concerning Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD officer: [Link: www.nydailynews.com…]

Apparently, five-oh is concerned he may try something at the Grammys.

Making Kanye only the second-most obnoxious attendee.

69 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:39:40pm

re: #68 Decatur Deb

Making Kanye only the second-most obnoxious attendee.

Well, Kanye is soon to be a father, and that’s put him in a better than normal mood.

70 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:40:44pm

Best jazz solo goes to:

Hot House: Gary Burton and Chick Corea

71 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:41:38pm

re: #70 austin_blue

Best jazz solo goes to:

Hot House: Gary Burton and Chick Corea

What part of ‘solo’ don’t I understand?

72 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:43:05pm
A federal arrest affidavit states Dorner’s burned-out truck was found near the property of a known associate in the Big Bear Lake area Thursday afternoon.

If true then there’s good odds that he had another vehicle stashed there and is long gone at this point.

Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD cop who allegedly killed three people has been on the run, successfully evading police, for over a week. To finally track him down, it seems that law enforcement is pulling out all the stops. According to the Express, Dorner is now a target for drones, among the first ever on U.S. soil.

At first I thought Dorner’s pledge to bring asymmetric warfare to bear was some brand of ridiculous bluster. But now as this stretches into days of manhunt, terrified police panic shootings against innocent people and now, drones, I’m starting to wonder. The signature feature of an asymmetric conflict is the amount of money and resources a weaker foe can get their adversary to commit to the fight.

Strictly from a sociological / criminological point of view, the precedent Dorner has been able to set so far is pretty fucking disturbing.

73 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:46:09pm

The whole ‘drone’ issue is idiocy. Drones exist to save pilots from prohibitive risks of AAA. They are going to give credence to the claims about SA-7 missiles.

74 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:55:37pm

re: #58 jaunte

75 Etaoin Shrdlu  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 3:26:22pm
Extremist Group Exposed Working With Obama’s Justice Department

What’s the DOJ doing working with the Birchers?

Oh… never mind.

76 Ming  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 7:11:19pm

re: #2 FemNaziBitch

Still missing William F. Buckley when it comes to this organization.

It’s a shame… I’ve read that William F. Buckley worked very hard to keep extremists out of the conservative movement of his day. He would be very unhappy with the “conservative movement” of today.

77 fantasmaguero  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:01:10am

re: #76 Ming

Buckley’s proteges at National Review include enablers and outright perpetrators of some of the most disgusting excesses in hack right-wing “journalism” since his death. As much as it’s tempting to swallow the “Buckley-truly-cleaned-house-on-the-Right” mythos (he most certainly pushed the JBS to the margins, but just look at his fellow travelers in opposition to civil rights…) - there is simply no way to separate the man from the folks he ultimately brought to NR in his final years with the publication. They, and the cretins to whom they have given a platform for bigoted, extremist drivel, prove that Buckley’s house cleaning did not extend to future considerations involving those to whom he passed the mantle. WFB may, rightly, have come across as (relatively) more intellectually honest and ideologically tame than an unapologetic white supremacist like John Derbyshire, an uber-right Catholic obsessive like Katherine Jean Lopez, or Ann-Coulteresque hatchet-man Mark Steyn. Buckley was, nevertheless, complicit in their rise to prominence.

78 antpogo  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:46:01am
E-mails released last Tuesday by the non-partisan Judicial Watch group

Judicial Watch? Nonpartisan?! The group founded by Larry Klayman?!

79 Robur  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:51:40am

Actually you could stop the headline at this..John Birch Society Freak…..

80 Jay C  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:35:36am

OK: I hadn’t been aware of the FRC shooting incident before (our “liberal media” in action, I guess) but apparently the SPLC’s “implication” in the incident is mainly the usual unfounded whining from the FRC:

In a statement released after Corkins’ plea, the head of the Family Research Council blamed the shooting in part on the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled his organization a hate group.

In his plea agreement, Corkins acknowledged he identified the Council as “an anti-gay organization” by visiting Southern Poverty’s website.

This, btw, was from a article last week recounting that the FRC shooter had pleaded guilty, and was headed for a lengthy stay as a guest of the Commonwealth of Virginia - he sounds like a grade-A nut, incidentally: and as such, only too likely to fail.

81 factfinder  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 1:15:55pm

The irony of this JBS rant (which I am sure totally escapes them) is that for its entire 54 year existence, the Birch Society has explicitly described its perceived opponents and critics as dangerous, subversive, un-American, traitors, etc.

Furthermore, the JBS has relentlessly equated mainstream liberal groups with the Communist Party. For example, this gem appears in the JBS Blue Book,

“But the ADA [Americans For Democratic Action] whether a lot of its members know it or not, is the same as an arm of the Communist Party. Its weight can be thrown, and is thrown, time after time, with never an exception, in support of Communist objectives.”

OR

This comment from the May 2008 JBS Bulletin:

“Just as the John Birch Society showed in the 1960’s that the communists basically ran both the civil rights movement and the KKK, the strategy was nothing new. The former was used to transfer power to Washington DC in the name of civil rights and the latter provided a pretext for transferring power to Washington. You cannot get a really good conflict started unless you control both sides of the argument.”

AND any liberal who dared to express support for our civil rights movement and its leaders was instantly denounced by the JBS as an ignorant fool (or worse).

Lastly, it should be remembered that the Birch Society and its surrogates have been the subject of many libel lawsuits. When the JBS and its surrogates have had the opportunity to prove the accuracy of their accusations in a courtroom environment - they have failed.

The most famous example being the historic precedent-setting libel lawsuit brought by Chicago lawyer Elmer Gertz whom the JBS described in an article published in its monthly magazine as “a Communist fronter” and a “Leninist” engaged in a “conspiracy” against Chicago police.

After 14 years of litigation, including 2 different jury trials, numerous appeals, and review by the U.S. Supreme Court, the JBS paid Gertz $100,000 in compensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages for malice. As you may know, punitive damages are only allowed when “malice” can be shown. Malice, in legalese, refers to “reckless disregard for truth” arising from evil intent and a desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering.

So, given this background, it is hilarious that the JBS now objects to anything which SPLC has done or said.


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Lumberhead
Moulton Underplays Military Service - Metro - the Boston Globe
This really is remarkable. I came across it over at Charlie Pierce's blog at Esquire. Imagine, a politician downplaying his heroic war record. The American political graveyard has more than a few monuments to politicians and public officials who embellished ...

16 hours, 40 minutes ago
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FemNaziBitch
The Truth About Period Pain — Don’t ignore this
The science lesson in which we covered human biology focused primarily on puberty - things would change, we were told in a serious voice: hair would grow in new places, breasts would sprout, shoulders would broaden and voices would ...

21 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

1 day, 10 hours ago
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Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

3 days, 15 hours ago
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Skip Intro
The Scablands: A scarred landscape as strange as fiction
arstechnica.com

1 week ago
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I Stand With Big Sodomy!
Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week, 1 day ago
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Bubblehead II
High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho
[large]YES![/large] WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. More: High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho [large]YES![/large]

1 week, 3 days ago
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HamSandwich
How Islamic extremists convinced two French schoolgirls to join jihad in Syria
Sahra and Nora are among some 100 girls and young women from France who have left to join jihad in Syria, up from just a handful 18 months ago, when the trip was not even on Europe's security radar, ...

1 week, 3 days ago
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 Frank says:

Thanks to our schools and political leadership, the U.S. has acquired an international reputation as the home of 250 million people dumb enough to buy 'The Wacky Wall-Walker.'