crazy amount of funding for something so subjective. It has A value but these figures, if true, are mind boggling
There are two old truisms regarding propaganda, (occasionally attributed to Hitler and Goebbels, respectively): “The people will accept a big lie more readily than a small lie,“ and “A lie, told often enough, becomes truth.”
Such is the case with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s infamous “Hate Map“.
The “Hate Map” is the primary responsibility of the SPLC’s public relations guru, Mark Potok, and is one of the keystones of that group’s multimillion dollar fund raising apparatus. The map serves as a simplified visual aid intended to document the SPLC’s “hate group” allegations, and is referenced frequently in media releases.
These claims are picked up by others and repeated, ad infinitum, with almost nobody bothering to actually look at the “data” provided.
- SPLC founder, Morris Dees, is the sole arbiter of what constitutes a “hate group”
- Even the FBI does not track “hate groups”…
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