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The SPLC has been mum on the issue, despite the fact that in 2000, it included the New Black Panther Party among its annual list of hate groups. In fact, what is most shocking is that the SPLC has spent far more resources hounding conservative organizations, such as the Center for Immigration Studies, and prominent citizens like CNN's award-winning anchor Lou Dobbs, than it has protecting the civil rights of American voters, which includes white people as well as black. The unrelenting attacks on Mr. Dobbs and others are shameless. The once venerable organization wages war against conservative individuals, principles, and organizations. How unfortunate for America. How unfortunate for the organization's founders.
There is a name for what has happened. It is called "mission creep." Mission creep occurs when an organization strays beyond its original purpose and engages in actions antithetical to its goals. Rather than monitoring hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become one.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
The SPLC is ridiculous. Just as bad as the ADL.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
reply to post by MagnumOverDrive
There would be more reason for the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan to take up arms against their establishment than in the U.S however. Many of these people seem to have fallen through the cracks of society either as a result of choosing or some past greivence within their lives.
It seems to me alot of these plots were motivated by some of the perpretrators religious views. Such as killing doctors who offer abortions. Just recently in May this year one was shot dead at church in Kansas.news.bbc.co.uk...
I understand people feel strongly about that issue in America, but it is lawful within many states.
How does the U.S confront these threats without encouraging more such as in the aftermath of WACO? It seems to me there is alot more to be worried about within the U.S if i were a citizen than from outside.