A Reminder of What the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Really is?
Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:04
By Robert Sungenis
The SPLC, whose current president is Jewish leader Richard Cohen and who is responsible for the recent removal of Lou Dobbs from CNN, is run by ideological Jews who have made it their primary goal in life to smear any organization who criticizes Jewish political, religious and cultural interests. For those who want the details on the SPLC, I refer you to the article written by Boyd D. Cathey, Ph.D., in the May 2008 issue of Culture Wars. Among many other things, you’ll find that the SPLC:
- Was formed by Jewish ideologue, Morris Dees, who had as his former associate, Millard Fuller, from which both of them decided “to get rich,” according to Fuller’s autobiography. Fuller writes in Love in the Mortar Joints: “Morris Dees and I, from the first day of our partnership, shared one overriding purpose: to make a pile of money. We were not particular about how we did it; we just wanted to be independently rich. During the eight years we worked together we never wavered in that resolve.”
- Although Millard had a change of heart and left Dees to work for Habitat for Humanity, Dees continued with SPLC, hiring Jewish business man Joseph Levin to help. Both sought donations from “liberal Jewish donors” by direct mail solicitation. Journalist John Edgerton wrote an article on Dees’ maneuvers titled: “Poverty Palace: How the SPCL Got Rich Fighting the Klan,” which was published in The Progressive.
- In 1975, Dees was arrested and removed from a court case in which he “attempted to bribe a witness and suborn perjury.” Although the felony charge was later dropped, Dees was refused re-admittance to the case by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- In 2001 it was revealed that Dees paid a witness $1,500 to give false testimony in the trial of Tom Meztger who was accused of killing an Ethiopian immigrant, and paid another prosecution witness, David Mazella, an undisclosed sum for perjured testimony.
- In 1979, Dees was sued by his ex-wife, Maureene Bass Dees, for allegations of incest with his step-daughter and future daughter-in-law.
- In 1979, Dees was alleged to have engaged in homosexuality (on record at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals CIV 2114).
- In November 2000, journalist Ken Silverstein, writing in Harper’s Magazine, revealed that the SPLC had assets of over 120 million that was raised through suggestive letters to Jewish clientele. Very little of this money is spent on behalf of the poor, downtrodden and oppressed. Most of it remains in the hands of Dees and the SPLC. Boyd reports, “In 1998 the American Institute of Philanthropy…gave the SPLC an ‘F’ rating in its administration of funds.” His former associate, Millard Farmer, stated: “He’s the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil rights movement, though I don’t mean to malign Jim and Tammy Faye.”
- In 1994, two investigative reporters for the Montgomery Advertiser, Dan Morse and Greg Jaffe, published a series of articles on the SPLC and Dees, revealing that Dees would exploit non-issues into big issues for the purposes of raising funds. Because of his unethical practices, “a number of Dees’ associates left the SPLC in disgust.” One associate, Courtney Mullin, stated of Dees: “He is not immoral, he’s amoral…I really think the Center [SPLC], in so far as Morris embodies the Center, is evil.”
- In 1986, “the SPLC’s entire legal staff resigned in protest over Dees’ refusal to address the issues of homelessness, voter registration, and affirmative action…much less lucrative than appealing to largely white benefactors about the evils of the Klan,” which had splintered into dozens of non-effective groups.
- The Birmingham News reported that Dees had very few minority employees, and even those were unhappy. Twelve of the thirteen black employees interviewed by the Montgomery Advertiser complained of racial problems at the SPLC, which ranged from paternalistic attitude to racial slurs. Dees hired only two black attorneys, but both left after become disillusioned with Dees.
- In 1999, it was revealed that the SPLC spends twice as much on fundraising as it does on legal services for civil rights abuses. The American Institute of Philanthropy stated that the SPLC could operate for five years with the present funding it had accumulated. Morse and Jaffe report that “three nationwide organizations that monitor charities have criticized the Law Center for misleading donors.”
- In October 1996, The Charlotte Observer reported that Dees and the SPLC had “misinformed the media.”
- In August 1996, USA Today reported: “some black civil rights leaders…say Dees raises millions by exaggerating the threat of hate groups.”
- Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights, said of Dees: “he is a fraud who has milked a lot of wonderful well-intentioned people. If it’s got headlines, Morris is there.”
This summation of the notorious exploits of Dees and the SPLC is gleaned from only four pages of Boyd’s eight-page article. For more incriminating information, obtain the entire heavily-footnoted article from Culture Wars or Boyd himself.