Using SPLC Criteria, Founder Dees Should be on ‘Hate Watch’
Oath Keepers have long been targets of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which conflates them with anti-government extremists and haters. Of course their attacks conveniently ignore the oath being kept is to the Constitution, and that the bylaws of the organization exclude anyone from membership “who advocates … discrimination, violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color.”
That doesn’t fit the narrative they want to advance, and as we’ve seen time and again, for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day. That is once more demonstrated in a video posted in July that I just was made aware of, in which SPLC founder Morris Dees defended the Confederate flag.
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“This video is from the dedication of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery Alabama on Nov. 5, 1989. According to Dees, ‘The Confederate Flag that’s flying over that capital today is just as much a part of my heritage as Dr. King’s March down 6th Avenue,’” the YouTube description reads. “Just three years later he sued to take the flag down in Holmes v Hunt.”
If Dees was condemning the flag in his interview, it sure doesn’t sound like it.
Based on the way SPLC has presented the entire Confederate flag issue, as one of hate instead of heritage, Dees’ statement would appear to make him eligible for his organization’s “Hate Watch” section. That will never happen, because hating and marginalizing people with traditional American values and religious views is what those falsely claiming the banner of “tolerance and diversity” is all about.