In recent months, we have finally seen mainstream outlets offer bold critiques of the $PLC.
In June, the WSJ published a piece on “The Insidious Influence of the SPLC”.
In July, Politico (not exactly an Alt Right publication) featured an eye-opening, in-depth piece titled “Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way?”
In 2013, even the The Weekly Standard (gasp!) had a piece profiling the SPLC titled “King of Fearmongers”.
Today, the Washington Free Beacon provides another unknown angle of the SPLC (“Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities”):
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its “hate group” designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show.
Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services despite its stated intent of “fighting hate and bigotry” using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy…
Tax experts expressed confusion when being told of the transfer.
“I’ve never known a US-based nonprofit dealing in human rights or social services to have any foreign bank accounts,” said Amy Sterling Casil, CEO of Pacific Human Capital, a California-based nonprofit consulting firm. “My impression based on prior interactions is that they have a small, modestly paid staff, and were regarded by most in the industry as frugal and reliable. I am stunned to learn of transfers of millions to offshore bank accounts. It is a huge red flag and would have been completely unacceptable to any wealthy, responsible, experienced board member who was committed to a charitable mission who I ever worked with.”
“It is unethical for any US-based charity to invest large sums of money overseas,” said Casil. “I know of no legitimate reason for any US-based nonprofit to put money in overseas, unregulated bank accounts.”
“It seems extremely unusual for a ‘501(c)(3)’ concentrating upon reducing poverty in the American South to have multiple bank accounts in tax haven nations,” Charles Ortel, a former Wall Street analyst and financial advisor who helped uncover a 2009 financial scandal at General Electric, told the Free Beacon.
The nonprofit also pays lucrative salaries to its top leadership.
Richard Cohen, president and chief executive officer of the SPLC, was given $346,218 in base compensation in 2015, its tax forms show. Cohen received $20,000 more in other reportable compensation and non-taxable benefits. Morris Dees, SPLC’s chief trial counsel, received a salary of $329,560 with $42,000 in additional reportable compensation and non-taxable benefits.
The minimum amount paid to an officer, director, trustee, or key employee in 2015 was $140,000 in base salary, not including other compensation. The group spent $20 million on salaries throughout the year.
The SPLC, which claims to boast a staff of 75 lawyers who practice in the area of children’s rights, economic justice, immigrant justice, LGBT rights, and criminal justice reform, reported spending only $61,000 on legal services in 2015.
The SPLC has worked hard to scrub from the internet all pictures of Morris Dees’ ostentatious home, which accompanied a vanity newspaper piece he cooperated in, but you can find them if you know where to look.
More from the Beacon:
Following recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., the group raised a great deal of money.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told his employees that the company is donating $1 million to the SPLC and would match employee contributions two to one. Cook also placed an SPLC donation button in its iTunes store. The company is additionally providing a $1 million donation to the Anti-Defamation League.
The proven way to virtue-signal that you are one of the good white gentiles is to donate to the SPLC or its doppelganger, the ADL.
“The SPLC is an anti-conservative, anti-Christian hate group that the media have given pretend legitimacy to. One glance at their 990 tax forms is a reminder just what a fund-raising super-power it is,” Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, told the Free Beacon. “Its assets are over $328 million in 2015 and went up $13 million in just one year. It doesn’t need new liberal money. It could operate for at least six years and never raise a penny. It’s like a perpetual motion machine for fundraisers.”
By systematically widening the definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ and/or ‘hate group’ to apply to anyone who doesn’t give the thumbs up to a S.F.-styled worldview, the agent provocateurs of SPLC, through their histrionic agitation, incite, aid and abet the purveyors of Leftist violence. Whether it’s Antifa today, James Hodgkinson’s targeted shooting of 4 Republican individuals including Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, or Floyd Corkins, who cited the SPLC’s “Hatewatch” list as a rationale for his shooting up of the Family Research Council (a designated ‘hate group’) in 2012, the SPLC is a key component of the normalization of violence we are currently witnessing on the Left.
Despite all this information of the SPLC’s bias, will the MSM still routinely cite the $PLC as an objective diviner of ‘hate groups’?
The short answer: Yes.
But as long as sustained and honest criticism of this fraudulent organization continues to take place, such as Tucker Carlson’s takedowns of the group on FNC, the veneration and morally preening shine of the SPLC will begin to lose its luster:
To understand the underlying charlatan dynamics, and the disturbingly paranoid mindset, animating the SPLC and the ADL, you have to watch Defamation (2009):